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The Glenwood Community School District's Certified Enrollment is down 15 students from the 2021-2022 school year.
The Glenwood Community School District’s enrollment is down for the 2022-2023 school year. Glenwood is down 15 students in its certified enrollment submitted to the state in October. After seeing a slight uptick of seven students a year ago, the district’s current enrollment is 1,918.87. What that...

The Glenwood Fire Station.
The Glenwood City Council has been presented with estimated costs of what it would take to replace the city’s half-century old fire station. The cost estimates, prepared by HGM Associates architectural and engineering firm, are for keeping the fire station  at its current location on South Walnut...
Mills County officials are continuing the process of finalizing a solar ordinance for both personal and utility scale purposes. Last week, the Mills County Board Of Supervisors approved an engagement letter with Omaha-based Baird Holm Law Office. David Levy, a resident attorney with the legal firm...

The Glenwood Community School District is considering construction of a replacement school for West Elementary on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center.
Six months ago, the Glenwood Resource Center campus wasn’t on the Glenwood Community School District’s long-term facilities plan radar. That all changed in April when the state announced it was shuttering the 146-year-old facility in 2024. After discussions involving the State of Iowa and school...
Law enforcement agencies have launched an investigation into the accounts of a woman who alleges her father murdered between 50 and 70 women and buried them in a rural area in Fremont County over a period of three decades. In a report first published on Newsweek.com last week, Lucy Studey detailed...

Eight properties are included in Glenwood’s Downtown Revitalization program, including these two at 11 N. Vine St. (above) and 14 N. Walnut St. (below).
Eight properties on Glenwood’s Town Square are on track to get a facelift with the help of funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Downtown Revitalization program. Coordinated through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), the Downtown Revitalization Fund provides matching...

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)....

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