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  • Ground Broken On Community Center

    MALVERN – Five years in the making, members of the Mills County Fair Association and more than 60 supporters and dignitaries helped break ground Thursday afternoon on the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center.
    The $2.75 million facility will be built on the north end of the Mills County Fairgrounds.

  • Glenwood Man Recovering From Hwy. 34 Accident Injuries

    A 40-year-old Glenwood man is recovering from multiple injuries sustained in a three-vehicle collision April 12 on Highway 34 in central Mills County.

  • Ground Breaking Ceremony In Malvern Thursday, April 21 For Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center

    MALVERN - The long-anticipated ground breaking for the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center will take place Thursday, April 21, 1:30 p.m., on the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern. The ceremony is open to the public.

  • One Vote Decides Emerson Council Seat

    One vote decided the outcome of an Emerson city council race last week.

    In a special election conducted Tuesday, April 5, Karen Morris defeated Phillip Kudron, 85-84, for a seat on the Emerson council. Herbert Petereit, Sr., won the election for mayor, 92-76, over David Gallery, Jr .

    Uncertainty surrounded the outcome of the election when the Mills County Auditor’s Office revealed that one absentee ballot was still outstanding at the conclusion of the day Tuesday.

  • Services Saturday For Philanthropist Charles E. Lakin

    Mills County philanthropist Charles E. Lakin died March 28 at the age of 94. Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Emerson with burial to follow in the Emerson Cemetery.

    Mr. Lakin is survived by his wife, Florence, three children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    A graduate of Emerson High School, Charles Lakin farmed for much of his life.

  • Ernst Would Support Trump On GOP Ticket

    Sen. Joni Ernst says Donald Trump will have her support in the November presidential election if he’s the nominee of the Republican Party.

    “I will support whoever the nominee is,” Iowa’s freshman senator told The Opinion-Tribune following a town hall meeting Thursday morning at Glenwood City Hall. “I think it is that important that we unify our party and work on issues that are important to the American people.”

  • Nurse From Glenwood Among Iowa's Best

    A Glenwood woman says she’s “honored” and “humbled” to be named one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses.

    Dee McIntyre, a registered nurse in the emergency room at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, is southwest Iowa’s lone recipient of the award this year. The 1978 Glenwood Community High School graduate has worked at Mercy Hospital for 26 years following stints at the Shenandoah Medical Center and Glenwood State Hospital-School (Glenwood Resource Center).

  • Glenwood Man, 61, Faces Charges After Standoff With Police

    A 61-year-old Glenwood man is facing multiple charges following a standoff with law enforcement officers Tuesday night, March 8.

    Around 6:30 p.m., Glenwood Police officers responded to a call about a domestic disturbance involving an armed man at 914 Green St.

    The victim inside the residence was able to escape and then informed  police officers that the man inside, later identified as Thomas Sawyer, had firearms and one was loaded.

  • Glenwood's Star-Spangled Sendoff

    Glenwood will have the feel of the Fourth of July when bicyclists come to town this summer for the start of RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa).

  • Congressional candidate makes stop in Glenwood

    Third district U.S. House of Representatives candidate Desmund Adams made a stop in Glenwood last Tuesday as part of his tour of the district’s 16 Iowa counties.

    Adams, 41, of Clive, threw his hat into the third district ring last July. He has never held public office before but was the first Democrat challenger to enter the race against third district Republican incumbent David Young and is the first African-American to ever seek federal office in Iowa. Adams is running, he said, to make a better third district and a better Iowa.