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Local News

  • 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.

  • Miss Missouri USA

    A 2009 Glenwood Community High School graduate is the new Miss Missouri USA.

    Tori Kruse, daughter of Gary and Lori Kruse, was crowned last month at the Miss Missouri USA competition in St. Charles, Mo.

    Kruse began pageantry competitions during her first year at the University of Iowa. She started in the Miss Iowa Teen division.

    Initially, Kruse thought the experience was simply going to be an avenue to feed her competitive need, but it turned out to be so much more.

  • GCSD: Did you know there’s an app for that?

    The Glenwood Community School District just got a little smarter.

    Smart phone smarter, that is.

    The district, as part of a $4,100 overhaul to it’s website, has launched a mobile app available for free on the iPhone and Android smart phone markets.

    School Messenger, a division of the West Corporation, which provides services to schools nationwide for community engagement on everything from websites to custom mobile apps and social media, completed work on the re-booted www.glenwoodschools.org website this fall.