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The exterior of the 150-year-old Art Church in Malvern is being repaired and refurbished in 2023.
The Art Church in Malvern is getting a face lift. Owner Zack Jones said “critical exterior repairs” are needed to preserve the Victorian Gothic church that was built in 1873.  “There’s decorative corners. They just deteriorated to where I’ve got to replace some wood on them,” Jones said. “There’s...

Melanie Howard
Melanie Howard, a language arts instructor at the Glenwood Middle School, has been named the recipient of John A. Gregory Teacher of the Year Award, given annually to a Glenwood Community School District educator. The award is sponsored  by the Glenwood Community Schools Foundation and Farm Bureau...

The city council chamber at City Hall was nearly full for the March 25 legislative coffee in Glenwood.
State Sen. Mark Costello (R) and State Rep. David Sieck (R)  heard criticism during Saturday’s legislative coffee in Glenwood for their support of legislative bills viewed by opponents as potentially harmful to LGBTQ children. Last week, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) signed a “Bathroom Bill” into law...

Clockwise (from left): Bingo players Cindy Pazderka, Leslie Chase, Rene Hiller, Macie Hiller and Sheila Biggs.
For almost a quarter century, the Keith Klan has been raising money for cancer research and services for cancer patients. From 2000-2019, members of the Keith Klan raised nearly $157,000 for the Mills County Relay For Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. More recently, the members of...

Mills County residents check out some of the maps, photos and “Community Snapshot” information shared at last week’s county comprehensive plan workshop in Glenwood.
Dozens of Mills County residents offered their input over the past two weeks during a series of Comprehensive Plan meetings held across the county. The informational meetings addressed a variety of topics and issues regarding Mills County, including demographics, land use, housing, commercial and...

A pedestrian bridge similar to this one on the Keystone Trail in Omaha will be placed across Keg Creek in Glenwood.
Installation of two pedestrian bridges considered to be key components for the establishment of a trail system in Glenwood has been given the green light by both the Mills County Trails Board and the Glenwood City Council. The city council voted last Tuesday to formally award a contract to TAB...
An application for a Downtown Revitalization grant in Glenwood has been denied, but a new application is expected to be filed this spring. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Downtown Revitalizion program provides matching funds up to $500,000 to communities for improvements and...
Once possible competitors in launching their own career pathways programs for high schoolers, the East Mills and Glenwood Community School Districts are laying the groundwork for a collaborative effort in seeking grant funding, complimentary programming and shared leadership between the two...
Ballots were canvassed Tuesday for the the March 7 special election in unincorporated areas of Mills County regarding a 7% lodging tax. The tax was approved by voters by a lopsided margin of 163-33 (83 percent “Yes” vote). The measure was passed with less than 4 percent of eligible voters...

The Glenwood Aquatic Center opened in 2016.
The Glenwood City Council was given an update last week on repairs planned in the coming weeks for the Glenwood Aquatic Center. Although the timeline will be dictated by weather conditions, Glenwood City Administrator Amber Farnan said representatives from JEO Consulting and Eagle Engineering are...

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