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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...

Rendering of the main entrance to the new East Mills school building being proposed.
The East Mills School District still hopes to break ground on its new $22 million facilities project this year despite initial bids coming in higher than expected. Since narrowly passing its bond referendum in September 2021 to renovate the current high school-middle school into a consolidated pre-...
MidAmerican Energy is developing plans to build its first Mills County solar project on a site between Hastings and Emerson. “We are looking at a proposed 50-megawatt array,” MidAmerican Energy Media Relations Manager Geoff Greenwood said Friday. “The project is expected to take up about 300 acres...

The Mills County Plannng and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment met jointly last week to discuss a proposed solar energy ordinance for the county.
Mills County is getting closer to finalizing regulations for solar energy systems. Members of the Mills County Planning Zoning Commission and Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustment discussed a proposed solar ordinance after a presentation by Mills County Building and Zoning Department Zoning...
The Mills County Sheriff’s Office says the body of the unknown male who was found in the Missouri River north of the Highway 370 bridge on April 23 has been identified but as of Tuesday morning the person’s name had not been released to the public. “As of right now, as far as my knowledge, we have...

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