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  • A fresh look for Glenwood’s Marching Rams

        Members of the Glenwood Community High School Marching Band are ready to show off their new threads.
        When the Marching Rams take the field at the first home football game of the season on Friday, Sept. 2, they’ll be donning new uniforms for the first time in nearly two decades.

  • New K-9 partner joining team at Mills County Sheriff’s Office

     Valor, a German Shepherd from the Czech Republic, will soon be joining the crime-fighting team at the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

    Deputy Josh England will serve as the K-9’s handler and will begin training with his new partner later this month.

    “By mid-September, we hope to be out on the road,” England said.
    England’s former K-9 partner, Monte, recently underwent knee surgery and will now be handled by Deputy Asa Mather.

  • Rare rope tornado causes anxious moments, no damage in county

    A tornado in Council Bluffs put Mills County in a warning Thursday evening but no tornado touched down in the county, according to Mills County Emergency Management Director Larry Hurst.

    The tornado, which Hurst said he’d classify more as a waterspout than an actual tornado, touched down on Lake Manawa Thursday afternoon, according to reports from the National Weather Service.

  • Young will support ‘the nominee’ in presidential race

    He didn’t go as far as endorsing him by name, but Iowa’s Third District Republican Congressman David Young indicated Friday he’s behind GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

    “I’m going to support the nominee,” Young said during a sit-down interview with The Opinion-Tribune. “I did not endorse in the primary, but I’ve always said the Republican nominee, whoever it is, is going to carry forward the Republican principles.

  • For The Love Of Flowers

        
        
    Take a drive through the city of Glenwood and you’re likely to come across one of Luann Edwards’ beautification projects.

  • More production capacity on tap for Keg Creek Brewing

    There’s some good news for craft beer lovers in the Glenwood area.

    Keg Creek Brewing Co. will soon have the capacity to produce more beer.

    Much, much, more.

    “Annually, we’re making about 350 barrels,” Keg Creek Brewing co-owner Randy Romens said. “Here in this building, we figure we’ll be able to brew 1,500 barrels and we might be able to get it up to 1,800.”

  • Bicycle crash still being investigated

    As of Tuesday morning, the Iowa State Patrol (ISP) was  continuing its investigation into a July 24 collision on U.S. Highway 34 in western Mills County that claimed the life of a 72-year bicyclist from Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Pedaling Paradise

    For one weekend, Mills County was at the hub of the cycling universe as more than 10,000 bicyclists gathered for the start of RAGBRAI - the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.

    The 420-mile journey across the state started in Glenwood Sunday morning and ends in Muscatine on Saturday.
    Riders endured sunny skies and warm temperatures on Day 1 of the ride as they made their way to Shenandoah, with stops along the way in Malvern, Tabor and Randolph.

  • RAGBRAI Bicyclist Killed In Highway 34 Collision

    The Iowa State Patrol and RAGBRAI officials have confirmed the death of a bicyclist involved in a collision with a pickup truck around 6:40 a.m. Sunday near mile marker 2 of U.S. Highway 34, west of the Interstate 29 Glenwood interchange.

    The bicyclist, 72-year-old Wayne L. Ezell of Jacksonville, Fla., was going west when he was struck from behind by a 2012 GMC pickup truck driven by Robb W. Philippus, 34, of Glenwood, according to an Iowa State Patrol report.

  • District hires two new administrators

    The Glenwood Community School District has formally hired two new administrators to fulfill the duties of Kelly Berke, the district’s former Director of School Improvement and Special Education.