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  • 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.

  • Glenwood Farmers Market moving to Town Square

    It’s official - the Glenwood Farmers Market is moving to Town Square.

    Held during the summer months at Glenwood Lake Park for more than a decade, the Wednesday evening market is moving to the northeast side of Town Square - on the west side of Vine Street across the road from Vine Street Cellars winery and the former Mills County Sheriff’s Office building.

  • Vietnam Vets Pull Out Of Homecoming Parade Over Spot In Line-up

    A Vietnam veterans organization, unhappy about their placement in the line-up, pulled out of the Sept. 29 Glenwood Homecoming Parade.

    In a letter submitted to The Opinion-Tribune, Ben Wiese, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 798, said members of the organization were “denied a place in the Glenwood Color Guard” and told “they could either march in the middle of parade or go home,” a claim adamantly disputed by parade organizers.

  • Historic cemetery walk Sunday in Glenwood

    Local residents will have an opportunity to learn about some of Glenwood’s original movers and shakers at a special program taking place this Sunday at the Glenwood Cemetery.

    The Glenwood Public Library and Mills County Historical Museum are teaming up to present what’s believed to be the community’s first cemetery walk. The unique event is a fundraiser for the library and museum and will feature costumed actors portraying some of Glenwood’s most influential citizens of the late 1800s and early 20th Century.

  • City, county back loan for Glen Haven Village

    With the backing of the Mills County Board of Supervisors and Glenwood City Council, the Glen Haven Village project is one step closer to becoming a reality.

    The county board and city council have agreed to provide “assured income guarantees” that will allow the Glen Haven Board of Directors to receive a $4.6 million USDA Rural Development loan to carry out their plans for turning seven cottages on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center into a state-of-the-art skilled nursing care facility.

  • Frazier now faces murder charge

    A Glenwood mother who has been charged with murder after allegedly giving her 8-year-old daughter a lethal dose of an antidepressant in 2016 entered a plea of not guilty at her arraignment in Mills County District Court Monday.

  • Mayor, council member resign

    The Glenwood City Council has accepted the resignations of mayor Brian Tackett and city council member (at large) Jessie Lundvall. Both Tackett and Lundvall are moving outside the city limits with their respective families, making them ineligible to hold elected office in Glenwood.

    Lundvall’s resignation was effective Sept. 24 and Tackett’s final day as mayor was Sept. 30. The two resignations were accepted by the council at its Sept. 26 meeting. Both positions are up for election on the Nov. 7 municipal election ballot.

  • Mother of girl who died of antidepressant overdose now facing murder charge

    A Glenwood mother who investigators allege gave her daughter a lethal dose of an antidepressant in 2016 is now facing a charge of second degree murder.

    Misty Dawn Frazier, 34, was arrested Sept. 11 and initially charged with child endangerment resulting in death, a Class B felony, and distributing a drug to a minor without a prescription, a Class C felony. On Sept. 19 the charges were amended and prosecutors added a charge of second degree murder against Fraizer. Second degree murder is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 50 years in prison if convicted.

  • Glenwood’s ‘Outcasts’ reach 50-year milestone

    Hear ye! Hear Ye!

    Let it be known the Glenwood Outcasts are celebrating their golden anniversary at this year’s homecoming celebration.

    Fifty years ago, Dr. R.S. Troutman, a Glenwood veterinarian, and John C. Watson spearheaded the formation of the Outcasts as an outlet for local residents who didn’t graduate from Glenwood High School but wanted to be part of the community’s annual homecoming celebration.