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A 2016 ordinance allowing chickens within the city limits of Glenwood was repealed by the city council in 2021.
It apprears, the great Glenwood chicken debate is heating up again. Three years after the city council repealed a controversial 2016 ordinance that allowed chickens to be raised within the city limits, the issue resurfaced on the council’s May 14 agenda. Resident Jackie Magnussen came before the...

Jack Smithers of Glenwood plays a round of disc golf at Glenwood Lake Park on May 11.
Glenwood’s new disc golf course is getting rave reviews before it even opens. More than 50 disc golf players took part in Saturday’s Ron Kohn Memorial Disc Golf Course Open House and Fundraiser, put on by the Glenwood Area Disc Golf Club. The event included an opportunity to play a round of disc...
Absentee voting begins Wednesday, May 15, for Iowa’s June 4 primary elections. In Mills County, Republicans will have two contested races to vote on for county courthouse positions. Three candidates are on the Republican ballot for two seats on the Mills County Board of Supervisors – incumbents...
It takes a special kind of person to be a pediatrician - one who understands and appreciates the family dynamics that often come with the job. Dr. Kari Simonsen, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children’s...

Jessica Burdic with one of the colorful flower baskets available at The Blooming Barn in Malvern.
It’s the most colorful place in Mills County. With annuals, perennials and hanging baskets galore, The Blooming Barn is bursting with color and bustling with gardeners and flower lovers looking for that perfect plant to place in the garden or basket to hang on the deck or patio. The nursery,...

From left: Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Dr. Devin Embray, Carol Landstrom (Bruce Landstrom’s mother), Bruce Landstrom, Cindy Menendez (nominator) and Glenwood Community High School Principal Lorraine Duitsman.
Two Mills County educators have been named Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award recipients. On Thursday, the Charles E. Lakin Foundation presented Bruce Landstrom, lead teacher at the Glenwood Community School District THRIVE program, and Cheyenne Ruby, a fourth grade teacher at the East...

The mural to be painted on the south side of Glenwood City Hall will be 21 feet high and 121 feet wide.
A Mills County artist is bringing the beauty of the Loess Hills to Glenwood’s Town Square. Artist Emily McQueen, owner of the Fine Arts On Fifth gallery in Malvern, has been hired to create a mural depicting the Loess Hills on the south side of the Glenwood City Hall building. Work on the  mural...

A breakfast celebrating the long partnership between the Glenwood and On With Life was held Thursday morning.
A bittersweet “fond farewell” breakfast Thursday morning signaled the end of a nearly 30-year partnership between the Glenwood community and On With Life, the long-term skilled care facility located on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center. On With Life’s Glenwood facility will be shuttered in...

Tree branches and limbs fell onto this house in western Mills County. (Courtesy / Mills County Emergency Management).
Significant structural damage to one home was confirmed in western Mills County as a result of Friday’s tornado outbreak in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. “We had one property out on Hannah, just off of 195th and north of Highway 34 that I’d classify that during our preliminary damage...

Nicole Kooiker
The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors has announced Nicole Kooiker has accepted the offer to serve the district as the interim superintendent for the 2024-25 school year.  Her hire will be official pending approval at their May board meeting. Kooiker was hired by the Cedar...

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