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The Meyer Building on the Glenwood Resource Center campus is being considered as a site for a new elementary school.
The Glenwood Community School District has taken its first step in a potentially $50 million plan to overhaul its elementary school facilities. During a special meeting Nov. 30, the Glenwood Board of Education voted unanimously to contract with Clark and Enersen, a Lincoln, Neb. design firm to...

Construction work has commenced on the East Mills school project.
Preliminary dirt work for the East Mills Community School District construction project has begun. Bull dozers and other pieces of construction equipment arrived at the site last month. The planned $22 million facility upgrade includes the renovation of the existing East Mills Middle School and...

Emily McQueen poses with her “Loess Hills” painting, one of nine pieces of artwork she created for the newly-named Mills County Chamber of Commerce. Each of the other eight paintings depict a community in Mills County.
“You can’t really have art without having a sense of community as art is for others to enjoy as well.” The quote from screen actor Jaime Zevallos seems fitting for a set of community paintings created recently by Mills County artist Emily McQueen. McQueen, a Glenwood resident and owner of the Fine...
Glenwood citizens are invited to offer their input and discuss what they believe should be the city’s financial priorities at a public forum on Tuesday night, Dec. 13, at City Hall. The one-hour forum begins at 6 p.m., prior to the start of the regular city council meeting. Glenwood City...

Before leaving the North Pole Buddy says goodbye to his fellow elves and Santa. Front row (from left): Ellie Mintle, Liam Harrill, Kadence Sherry, Cooper Cyr, Cameron Wells, Emma Palma, Lydie Ploeger, Khloe Sherry and Metaleen Holman. Back row: Grace Whigham, Callie Durfey, Madden Durbin, Lilly Waller, Quinn Cosgrove and Avery Ridge.
The Mills Masquers’ final installment of the 2022 season hits the stage Friday with a six-night run of the Christmas favorite, “Elf Jr., The Musical. The Jr. designation means that none of the actors can be over the age of 18. Some 35 students from the age of six to 17 make up the cast of this show...
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has filed a complaint and a proposed consent decree with the State of Iowa to resolve allegations that conditions at Glenwood Resource Center, a state-managed facility for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, violated...

Seth Kaiser served as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenwood for over 12 years. He has accepted a call to be pastor at a Lutheran church in Bay City, Mich.
For Seth Kaiser, the opportunity to work alongside a Christian school was the deciding factor in his decision to accept a call to become pastor at a church in Michigan and leave the pastoral position he’s held for 12 years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenwood. “The kicker of the deal, and this is...

Tickets for the business decorating contest can be purchased for $1 from Joe Designer and Juniper Metal Works.
A new event is taking place in Glenwood this year to kick off the holiday season. The inaugural Glenwood Holiday Festival is planned for Friday, Dec. 2, from 4-9 p.m. A Town Square tree-lighting ceremony, photos with Santa Claus and a holiday decorating contest for local businesses are among the...

Don Hall is a Glenwood native. His fifth feature film for Disney Animation, “Strange World” opens on over 3,000 movie theater screens this week.
Don Hall’s 2022 started off with an Oscar nomination and it will wrap up his year with the release of his fifth animated feature film, “Strange World” opening on 3,000 screens across the country today. Not a bad year for the 53-year-old Glenwood Community High School grad who has won an Oscar for “...

The new building under construction on the right will replace the structure on the left built nearly 50 years ago on the northbound Interstate 29 rest area in Mills County.
Motorists traveling through Mills County during next month’s holiday season will have a new rest area to stop at on Interstate 29. The Iowa Department Of Transportation (IDOT) is targeting the second week of December for a soft opening at the new northbound I-29 rest area in Mills County. IDOT Rest...

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