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Local News

  • Green Is Out in Glenwood

        The City of Glenwood’s recycling drop-off will close Oct. 1.
        The city council’s 3-0 vote to terminate the city’s contract with Dihne Recycling, which has managed and maintained the troubled recycling drop-off at the city park on Tyson Street for nearly two decades, will permanently shutter the site at the end of this month.

  • Lincoln barn quilt a ‘passion’ project

        South of Glenwood near Pacific Junction sits a big white barn.  The barn has been a staple of Southwest Iowa for more than 100 years. It’s leaning a bit, but the people in the community still know about it.  The barn, and the farm it sits on, belongs to the Lincoln family.

  • High and Dry

        Saturday’s scattered showers didn’t provide much relief to the severe drought conditions plaguing southwest Iowa. Persistently dry weather continues to stress crops and livestock in Mills County and across the Midwest, threatening food and ethanol supplies and fueling fears of higher costs to those commodities.

  • New Jail Could Open in 2014

    Construction of the Mills County Law Enforcement Center is expected to begin in the spring or early summer of 2013 and will take about one year to complete.

    Mills County residents approved the $6.4 million facility in a special election Tuesday, Aug. 7, by a 987-441 (69-31 percent) margin. The Mills County Law Enforcement Center will replace the existing Mills County Jail and Sheriff’s Office, built in 1915. The new facility to be constructed in an industrial area at 500 Railroad Ave. in Glenwood, will house the sheriff's office and a 24-bed jail.

  • Jail Bond Issue Passes

    Mills County residents have passed a $6.4 million bond issue for the construction of a Mills County Law Enforcement Center. In a county-wide vote Tuesday, the bond issue passed by a margin of 987-441 (69-31 percent). More details from the election will be published in the Aug. 15 print and online editions of The Opinion-Tribune.

  • New Library Programs On Horizon

        The Glenwood Public Library's basement renovation may be finished, but the excitement has just started.
        The fall will bring several new programs to the library. Director Angela Campbell found out in mid-July that the Library Foundation has received a $35,000 grant for the creation of a living literacy lab.

  • UPDATE: Subway Restaurant Robbery

    The Glenwood Police Department is continuing its investigation into the Saturday evening robbery of the Subway restaurant in Glenwood.

  • Federal, Local Officers Serve Warrant At Glenwood Residence

    Officers from the Glenwood Police Department and Mills County Sheriff's Office were asked to assist federal officers Tuesday morning in serving a search warrant at a private residence at 57257 225 St.

    A federal officer at the scene declined to discuss details of the search, but said additional information would be available from the U.S. Attorney's Office at a later time.

  • Animals Rescued From 'Hellhole'

    The Mills County Attorney and Mills County Sheriff’s Office are continuing an investigation to determine if charges will be filed after animal rescue workers seized 13 dogs and a pair of cats from a urine, feces and maggot-invested mobile home in Pony Creek July 15.

  • New Look Library

    Glenwood-area residents are invited to a grand reopening of the Glenwood Public Library on July 31. Festivities run from 5 - 7 p.m. with an open house, including refreshments and a ribbon cutting.

        The library renovated its children’s area this past spring. According to Glenwood Library Foundation Board member Vonnie Esterling, the library’s board of trustees had talked about renovating the library for many years.