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  • Rural Mills County Fire Leaves Family Homeless

    The residents of a rural Mills County rental house lost their home and most of their belongings in a fire Thursday afternoon.

    Firefighters from Glenwood and Pacific Junction responded to a blaze at the 122-year-old, two-story farmhouse, located at 64789 232nd Street (near 232nd and Pease Road).

    The fire, which is believed to have started in a wood-burning stove in the kitchen, was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Firefighters worked for over three hours putting out the fire and securing the property.

  • Rural Mills County Fire Leaves Family Homeless

    The residents of a rural Mills County rental house lost their home and most of their belongings in a fire Thursday afternoon.

    Firefighters from Glenwood and Pacific Junction responded to a blaze at the 122-year-old, two-story farmhouse, located at 64789 232nd Street (near 232nd and Pease Road). The fire, which is believed to have started in a wood-burning stove in the kitchen, was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Firefighters worked for over three hours putting out the fire and securing the property.

  • New signs marking county creeks, rivers

    Twenty bridges in Mills County now have stream signs at each end giving the name of the creek or river. The Mills County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) coordinated this project.  

    “The purpose of the signs is to educate Mills County residents in which watershed they live, SWCD volunteer project coordinator John Klein said. “Signs show where the water in their stream comes from and where it goes.

  • Solar Power

    Adriano’s Brick Oven pizza restaurant is going green.

    Once all of the electrical connections are completed this week, the popular Glenwood eatery on the west side of Town Square will become the first business in town being powered by solar energy.

    Workers from Solar Heat and Electric were on the roof of the business last week installing 18 solar panels that will be connected to an inverter box.

  • Air Force Band Holiday Concert In Glenwood Dec. 10

    The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band is returning to Glenwood next month to spread some holiday cheer.

    Through the sponsorship of The Opinion-Tribune newspaper and Glenwood Community School District, the band from Offutt Air Force Base is returning to Glenwood for a fifth straight year to present its 2017 “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert in the Glenwood Community High School auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m.

  • Breaking Out

    The clock seems to move closer and closer to 0:00 as sweat rolls over your brow and you carefully search for an object of great value. All of this is happening as Professor Bones makes his way back from his punctual lunch hour while his assistant has been bribed to unlock his office for you.

    This sounds like a plot of a great thriller or action movie. However, it’s something much more realistic and an activity available right here in Mills County.

  • Century-old building getting face lift, new life

    A century-old building south of Glenwood’s Town Square is getting a major makeover.

    Located near the Walnut Street - Coolidge Street intersection, owner Kris Taylor is renovating the two-story structure that’s served multiple purposes and housed several businesses over the years, including a chiropractor’s office, barber shop, laundromat and dry cleaner. The entire structure, located on the southeast corner of the intersection, is actually two separate buildings that share a common wall.

  • Former convenience store clerk, mom charged in lottery fraud

    A former convenience store clerk and his mother, both of Glenwood, were arrested last week and charged with lottery fraud. Damion Gray, 18, and Jennifer Mills, 36, were taken into custody Nov. 14 on $5,000 bond.

  • 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.