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U.S. Senate candidate Michael Franken campaigned in Glenwood last week. The Democrat is challenging incumbent Republican Charles Grassley.
Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Michael Franken attracted a curious crowd of more than 30 people during a campaign stop in Glenwood last Tuesday. Franken is the Democratic candidate challenging Republican U.S. Senator Charles Grassley in the November general election. “I’m a strong-willed, substantial...

Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson was recognized last week by the Iowa State Association Of Counties for the efforts of her office in assisting victims of the 2019 Missouri River flooding event. Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch made the presentation. He’s currently serving as ISAC president.
In a surprise ceremony last Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Pony Creek Nature Center, Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson was recognized by the Iowa State Association Of Counties (ISAC) for her efforts and the work of employees in her office to assist victims of the devestating flooding event of 2019....

The city of Glenwood is one step closer to taking on EMS, currently managed by the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Association.
The Glenwood City Council has passed the first reading of an ordinance that would put the management of Glenwood Fire and Rescue’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) into city hands.  EMS is currently managed by the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Association. Taking on EMS services would bring five full-...

Christina Androy stands by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office vehicle “36-6” honoring her late husband, Deputy Gilbert Androy. Deputy Mike Wake now wears badge 36-6, the same number worn by Deputy Androy when he died from injuries sustained in the line of duty in 1997. (COURTESY PHOTO - Fremont County Sheriff's Office)
The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is honoring a former deputy that died from injuries sustained in the line of duty nearly 25 years ago. Deputy Gilbert Glen Androy died after falling down a flight of stairs while responding to a domestic assault call in October 1997. Upon his arrival, the door to...

Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand had a Town Hall meeting at Hiley Park in Glenwood Thursday morning. His stop in Glenwood came during a swing through southwest Iowa.
Since taking office in 2019, Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand has earned the reputation for being a bulldog when it comes to auditing and investigating public offices and non-profit agencies across the state. Speaking to an audience during a Town Hall gathering Thursday morning at Hiley Park in Glenwood...

The basement of the Glenwood Public Library has been closed off to patrons this summer after multiple flooding events in the spring caused damage. Books like “The Water Hole” are being temporarily stored in a dry location.
The Glenwood Aquatic Center isn’t the only facility owned by the city that’s experiencing water woes this year. The basement of the Glenwood Public Library is off limits to patrons this summer after two spring flooding events forced the children’s department to be temporarily moved upstairs to the...

Glenwood's mobile food vendor ordinance is effective this week.
After more than two years of on-and-off discussions, the City of Glenwood has a food truck ordinance on the books. The city council passed the third and final reading of a “Mobile Food Vendor” ordinance at its regular meeting, Tuesday, July 12. The four-page ordinance includes specific guidelines...
Crafts, music and refreshments will all be part of the second annual Lily Fest at Hillsdale Lily Garden Saturday, July 16. Garden co-owner Lu Peverill said over 200 varieties of lilies will be in bloom at the garden that covers over 1.25 acres southeast of Glenwood. “This is our sixth year of being...
A special election will take place in Henderson Aug. 2 to fill a vacancy on the city council. James Stone and Scott Schondelmeyer are seeking the council seat that’s open following the resignation of Charles Yochum. “The city council wanted to do a special election instead of appointing somebody to...

Jennie (Davis) Rubek is the new Executive Director of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.
The new executive director of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce has hit the ground running.  Jennie (Davis) Rubek spent her first week on the job discussing strategic priorities with members of the chamber board of directors, doing media interviews, meeting chamber members and settling in to...

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