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Citizen Of The Year Larry Winum.
Glenwood banker and community advocate Larry Winum was recognized as the Mills County Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year at the organization’s annual Betterment and Beautification Awards dinner Thursday night at the Fountains Ballroom. Winum was among several award recipients honored during...

Pacific Junction City Clerk Korrena Neppl (center) was recently presented MAPA’s Regional Citizenship Award. - COURTESY PHOTOS / MAPA
Pacific Junction City Clerk Korrena Neppl was recently presented the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency’s 2022 Regional Citizenship Award for her efforts in helping the Mills County community recover from the devastating Missouri River flood event of 2019. MAPA’s Regional Citizenship Award honors an...

Andrew Rainbolt
The new Executive Director of the Mills County Economic Development Foundation said he pursued his new job because he believes Mills County is positioned for significant growth and development in the years ahead. Andrew Rainbolt took on the Executive Director position on Oct. 10, replacing Marco...

Kattie Lewis
Southwest Iowa Technical Career Hub (SWITCH), the career and technical education (CTE) center that will be located in the building that currently houses East Mills Elementary School, has a new director, Kattie Lewis. She will also serve as a Career Coach for Iowa Western Community College (IWCC)....

The trails project includes replacement of this “scary bridge” linking Glenwood Lake Park to the Glenwood Recreation Complex.
The push for the creation and enhancement of a recreational trail system in Mills County got a big boost last week when the The Iowa Transportation Commission approved a $200,000 grant for a trail being proposed in Glenwood. The Glenwood Trail was one of eight projects across the state awarded...

Remains of the structure fire at 309 No. Chestnut St. in Glenwood. The house to the south of the Airbnb also sustained substantial damage.
A  multi-story house at 309 No. Chestnut St. in Glenwood was gutted by a massive fire early Sunday morning. A neighboring home at 307 No. Chestnut also sustained substantial damage. “It was a hot, fast-moving fire,” Glenwood Fire Chief Matt Gray said. “It was probably burning for a long time before...

Brian Tackett
Glenwood attorney Brian Tackett announced Monday that he’s running for Mills County Attorney as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 8 general election. Tackett said he made the decision to run after current Mills County Attorney Naeda Elliott announced she’s dropping out of the election. Elliott...

Glenwood public address announcer Brian Stanley.
You could say public address announcing is in Brian Stanley’s blood. For 30 years, beginning in the early 1960s, Brian’s late father Jim Stanley served as the “Voice of The Rams,” so it only seems fitting that Brian would follow in his dad’s footsteps. Brian Stanley took over as the public address...

The new rental cabins at Pony Creek Park can sleep up to 10 people.
Pony Creek Park has upped its hospitality game. In addition to the usual, and popular amenities offered at Mills County’s only camping park – from recently renovated electrical campsites and picnic shelters to hiking trails, a scenic overlook and acres of native prairie – Pony Creek Park is now...
Glenwood is one of 10 Iowa communities selected to participate in the Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program in 2023. “This (grant) is something a citizen (Joe George) had applied for. They had done it in Malvern and did some really great things with it,” Glenwood City Administrator...

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