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  • Mills County Storehouse Expanding Food Pantry

    A major expansion is planned for the Mills County Storehouse Food Pantry in Glenwood.

    An addition on the west and southwest corner of the Storehouse building will provide an additional 1,000 square feet of storage space and enhance the food pantry’s ability to assist a growing number of Mills County families in need, spokesperson Barbara Kaiman said.

  • Air Force Band To Perform Holiday Concert

    The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band will be spreading holiday cheer next month in Glenwood.

    Through the sponsorship of The Opinion-Tribune newspaper and Glenwood Community School District, the band from Offutt Air Force Base will present its 2014 “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert at the Glenwood Community High School auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m.

  • Hospice With Heart

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Southwest Iowa residents who need 24-hour care in the last days of their lives can rest assured that their needs will be met at Hospice With Heart.

    Hospice is a special form of comfort care for people at the end of their lives. To be eligible for hospice care, a doctor must certify that a person has no more than six months to live and the person can not be treated for their ailment. It is the only Medicare benefit that includes pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and access to comfort care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Health Officials Monitoring Ebola Situation

    The Mills County Public Health Office is continuing to work closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), health care professionals, and local officials in response to the West African Ebola situation.

  • Police Investigating Vehicle, Lawn Equipment Thefts

    The Glenwood Police Department is investigating the theft two vehicles from Best Finish Auto and lawn and garden equipment from Jim Hughes Real Estate in the past week.

    Saturday, Oct. 18, or Sunday, Oct. 19, a red Dodge Dakota and maroon Chevrolet Silverado were stolen from Best Finish Auto at 209 Sharp St.

    Between 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, two John Deere lawn mowers (2010 model z-925 and 2013 model z930m), two echo trimmers and a black axle trailer were taken from Jim Hughes Real Estate at 410 S. Locust St.

  • Accidents Mar Opening Of Interchange, Westbound 34

    Four collisions at the intersection of 195th St. and Highway 34 within 40 hours of Thursday’s opening of the Highway 34 westbound overpass and redesigned Interstate 29 interchange in western Mills County left two people hospitalized with serious injuries and Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials taking extra measures to prevent future accidents.

  • Bridge Opening Marks End Of A Long Road For Glenwood's Larry Winum

    Larry Winum admits there was a time or two when he thought the U.S. Highway 34-Missouri River Bridge might not happen, but an occasional bump in the road never stopped the Glenwood banker and president of the Mills County Economic Development Foundation from pressing ahead and pursuing a project he believes will stimulate long-term growth for Glenwood, Mills County and southwest Iowa.

  • Donations, Pledges Sought For Lakin Community Center

    The Mills County Fair Association Building Committee is asking for supporters of a $2.8 million community center being proposed for the fairgrounds in Malvern to step forward.

    Soon.

    “We need to get the word out that if you’re wanting to donate, we need to have the money or pledge come forward,” Woody Wright said. “We are in the process of applying for a Vision Iowa CAT (Community, Attraction and Tourism) grant and we need to show them that we have the local support for the project.”

  • Highway 34 Communities Optimistic About Potential Impact Of Missouri River Bridge

    Anticipation continues to build on the Iowa side of the Missouri River as the final stages of work get completed on the U.S. Highway 34 bridge that will link western Mills County with U.S. Highway 75 in Sarpy County, Neb.

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and other dignitaries are planning to take part in an Oct. 22 dedication ceremony for the four-lane bridge, which is projected to be opened to traffic by the end of October.

  • Highway 34 Corridor Communities Expecting To Feel Bridge's Impact

    Anticipation continues to build on the Iowa side of the Missouri River as the final stages of work get completed on the U.S. Highway 34 bridge that will link western Mills County with U.S. Highway 75 in Sarpy County, Neb.

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and other dignitaries are planning to take part in an Oct. 22 dedication ceremony for the four-lane bridge, which is projected to be opened to traffic by the end of October.