Local News

  • Two Glenwood Art Teachers Earn Statewide Recognition

    The Art Educators of Iowa have selected Glenwood’s  Jeff Yoachim and Janiece Kinzle as two of the outstanding art teachers in Iowa.
    Kinzle is the organization’s Outstanding Elementary Art Education and Yoachim is the Outstanding Secondary Art Educator. Both received their awards at an Oct. 7 ceremony.

  • School Media Consultant Is District Staffer

    The public relations firm hired by the Glenwood Community School District to improve its social and traditional media presence is Storyteller Communications, LLC, not Texas-based Storyteller Communications, Inc., as mistakenly reported in the Oct. 21 edition of The Opinion-Tribune. The school district clarified the hiring after the Oct. 21 article was published.

  • City Candidates Take Center Stage At Public Forum

    A crowd of more than 130 potential voters eager to get a closer look at Glenwood City Council and mayoral candidates before the Nov. 3 city elections asked questions and participated in a straw poll Thursday in a candidate forum held at Glenwood Community High School.

    The event, which was spearheaded by Tim Becker, saw the seven city council candidates – Dan McComb, Ryan Roenfeld, Joe Sainato, Jeremy Wade Rodman, Todd Haggstrom, Laura Kuhl and Craig Florian – take the stage to introduce themselves to the audience and then take questions.

  • Ted Cruz’s Conservative Message Resonates at Glenwood Appearance

    Ted Cruz received a warm reception during a campaign stop in Glenwood Friday morning.

    The Republican presidential candidate shook hands, signed autographs, posed for photos and answered questions for about 45 minutes during an informal “meet and greet” that attracted an overflow crowd of around 100 people to The Gathering Place coffee shop.

  • Glenwood City Clean-Up Days Oct. 23-24

    Glenwood residents have an opportunity to dispose of unwanted junk this week.

    The city of Glenwood is sponsoring a citywide clean-up Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24. The city is providing dumpsters near the city baseball field at Vine and Tyson Streets.

    The cleanup will run from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on both days.

  • Glenwood Businesses Joining Forces To Promote Hometown Shopping

    Eleven businesses are participating in the second annual Glenwood Shop Hop this weekend, an event designed to showcase Glenwood retailers and restaurants and encourage hometown shopping.

    Jeni Kirsch, owner of jWren boutique on the west side of Town Square, said the event is a prelude to “Small Business Saturday” which is held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

  • Lt. Governor Takes in Town Square

    Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds spent time in Glenwood Friday morning, visiting businesses around Town Square.

    Her visit, hosted by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce, included stops at Vine Street Cellars winery, Joe Designer, Kenkel Family Chiropractic, the Gathering Place and a pair of boutiques - Mitzi Mo’s and jWren.

    Reynolds said she was impressed by the appearance of Glenwood’s business district and encouraged city leaders to promote a healthy business environment.

  • Mills County Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor's Dog In Front Of Teens

    A Mills County man is facing an animal abuse charge and four counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon after shooting and killing a dog in front of teenagers who were walking with the animal along a gravel road.

    The incident occurred last month on Rains Ave. in southern Mills County, near U.S. Highway 275.

  • DNR Stocks Catfish In Area Lakes

    There are plenty of fish in the sea, or in Glenwood’s case, plenty of fish in the lake.

    Fishing was already on the upswing at Glenwood Lake Park over the past few years, but now there’s an additional 270 catfish in the two lakes at the park thanks to an Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) program.
    The catfish, 8-10 inches in length, were placed in the lake recently by Brian Hayes, a DNR fisheries biologist.

  • Former P.J. City Clerk Facing Charges

    A former Pacific Junction city clerk is facing criminal charges following an investigation by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office and Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kari Williams, 43, turned herself into authorities last month and has been charged with first-degree theft and felonious misconduct, Class “D” felonies, and tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor. She’s also accused of failing to properly publish city council meeting Her preliminary in Mills County District Court is scheduled for today (Oct. 7).