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  • Ag Secretary Northey makes Mills County stop

    MALVERN - Bill Northey  made what’s expected to be his final Mills County appearance at Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Monday evening at the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center.

    Northey, who has served as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture since 2007, is awaiting Senate confirmation for a newly-created federal position in Washington, D.C. - Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation.

  • Glenwood write-in candidate Ron Kohn elected mayor

    Retired educator and former Mills County Supervisor Ron Kohn will be administered his oath of office as Glenwood’s new mayor at next Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Glenwood City Council.

  • New facility is up and running

    MALVERN - It’s been a long time coming, but the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center is officially open for business.

    Two events - the annual Mills County 4-H Awards Program on Oct. 29 and a forum hosted by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on Monday evening - have given the public its first opportunities to see the $2.75 million facility in person.

  • City, County join Home Base Iowa program for vets

    Mills County and the city of Glenwood are among a growing number of communities across the state that have become participants in the Home Base Iowa program.

  • In The Eye of The Storm

    Seven weeks have now passed since Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico, but San Juan resident John LaRue, a Glenwood native, said there are no signs that living conditions for the island’s nearly 3.4 million inhabitants will return to normalcy anytime soon.

    “The damage is catastrophic,” John said in an e-mail exchange with The Opinion-Tribune last week. “People have no power or water and some even have to wait in six-hour gas lines just to get to work or get to a grocery store.”

  • 1 Veteran 2 Wars

    HASTINGS – Bill Pavkov’s military medals are neatly displayed in a framed case. On the right side of the case are his medals awarded for his service during World War II and on the left side are his decorations earned in the Korean War.
    Pavkov, who turned 90 earlier this fall, is one of those rare U.S. military veterans who had the distinction of serving his country in two wars.

  • City Council hears complaints about dogs, geese, smokers at park

    Careless dog owners and those annoying geese at Glenwood Lake Park were among the issues discussed at City Hall during the regular meeting of the Glenwood City Council Tuesday, Oct. 24.

    Glenwood resident Stephen Hunt addressed multiple issues with the council, including concerns he has about dogs and dog owners coming to  Glenwood Lake Park.

  • Shop, eat and drink at the Shop Hop

    Mills County residents are encouraged to come out and “shop, eat and drink” during the annual Glenwood Shop Hop taking place Friday and Saturday Nov. 3-4. Thirteen Glenwood businesses, located throughout the community, are taking part in the event designed to showcase local retailers and establishments and encourage hometown shopping.

    Organizers have added a new twist to the Shop Hop this year - a passport program.

  • Plattsmouth Toll Bridge repairs to result in on-and-off closures over next 4 months

    The Plattsmouth Toll Bridge, which serves as a link between western Mills County and Cass County, Neb., will be undergoing repair work over the next four months.

    Motorists are being warned that at times during the repair work, periodic bridge closure will be required. Daily signage will be posted on the Nebraska side of the bridge during the repair project to notify motorists of the closures.

  • Cheryll Ross remembered for graceful presence at courthouse

    Family, friends and former collegues gathered at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Monday morning to celebrate the life of former Mills County Auditor Cheryll Ross.

    Ross died Oct. 17 at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer.