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RAGBRAI riders head east on Gaston Ave. Sunday morning after beginning their week-long trek across the state of Iowa.
They rolled in by the thousands on Saturday and they rolled out by the thousands on Sunday. By all accounts, Glenwood’s eighth encounter with RAGBRAI was a success. An estimated 20,000 visitors descended upon the community over the weekend as the city served as the starting point for the weeklong...

Danny Davis, shown here at Glenwood Lake Park, is riding his penny-farthing bicycle across the United States to raise money and awareness for autism.
The questions, the double-takes, the roadside stares – Danny Davis is used to it. One doesn’t ride a penny-farthing bicycle, seemingly more at home in the Victorian-era, halfway across the United States and not expect some gawking. And Davis is just fine with that. “I have gotten some honks and...

Carrie Merritt with the Governor's Volunteer Award certificate she received from Iowa Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Gov. Kim Reynolds.
A longtime community servant in Glenwood was among the Iowans recognized at the Governor’s Volunteer Awards program in Ankeny on June 25. Carrie Merritt, one of the founders of the Bloom Senior Center in Glenwood and former president and longtime volunteer at the Mills County Historical Museum, was...

RAGBRAI LI will begin in Glenwood Sunday morning.
If you have business on Town Square this week, you’ll want to get it done before Friday. By the time the sun rises on Friday morning, the entire Town Square will be shut off to motor vehicle traffic as the city prepares to host up to 25,000 visitors this weekend as the start town for RAGBRAI (...

The route out of Glenwood for the start of RAGBRAI on July 21.
The dry weather in the forecast couldn’t come at a better time for the Redbud Avenue reconstruction project on the eastern edge of the Glenwood city limits. The project still has a ways to go before it’s completed, but in 11 days, Redbud is slated to serve as the road out of town for the start of...

Gamechanger President Sameer Ahuja with Christopher Abbott’s family - wife Amie Abbott and sons Brecken and Gaven.
An award presented posthumously to his family last week, will allow the legacy of police officer Christopher Abbott to live on at the Glenwood Recreation Complex. Officer Abbott, who died at the age of 48 in November 2023 after experiencing a medical emergency, was known for his tireless commitment...

The Missouri River crested at over 40 feet when it overtopped this Mills County levee in March 2019. (Courtesy Photo - Mills County Emergency Management).
The Mills County Emergency Management Office expects Missouri River water levels to crest  near the Plattsmouth Bridge at just under 35 feet Thursday afternoon into Friday morning. If that projection holds true, Mills County 911 / Emergency Management Director Travis Hitchcock is optimistic the...

There’s no light at the end of the tunnel for the Glenwood Resource Center. The State Of Iowa will officially close the campus in Glenwood on Sunday, June 30. The facility provided care for thousands of Iowans with intellectual and physical disabilities. It originated as a Civil War home for orphans in the 1860s and later transitioned into an institution for mental health care.
The sun is setting on the Glenwood Resource Center. The sprawling, 400-acre campus that’s been home to thousands of Iowans with profound intellectual and physical disabilities is officially closing Sunday. The last resident of the state-managed facility was moved off the campus last week and only a...

Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Dr. Devin Embray at the Glenwood Activities Complex, built in 2019 after school district voters approved the project in a special election.
Dr. Devin Embray admits he couldn’t have predicted 14 years. Then again, the longtime Glenwood Community School District Superintendent wasn’t counting. He came to the community for a job. He stayed in the job because of the community. Embray can’t say for sure he ever thought he’d be in his...
Iowa Western Community College and its partner, the Glenwood Community School District, have been awarded a $1 million grant to help fund a proposed innovation center. The IWCC-GCSD partnership is among four recipients receiving a total of $3.6 million in grants from the Iowa Department of...

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