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  • Firearms for teachers, tax reform among issues discussed at forum

    Republican lawmakers representing southwest Iowa were greeted by a sparse but engaging audience Saturday morning at Glenwood City Hall to discuss legislation being considered in the Iowa Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.

    U.S. Rep. David Young joined State Rep. David Sieck and State Sen. Mark Costello for a legislative coffee hosted by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce. The elected officials discussed a variety of issues being addressed in Congress and at the statehouse in Des Moines.

  • County open to sharing its attorney with Fremont Co.

    Officials from Mills and Fremont counties are continuing discussions regarding a 28-E agreement that would allow for the sharing of county attorney services.

    Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch said the agreement is a work in progress.

    “We’ve been working on this for some time with them (Fremont County),” Crouch said.

  • First Lego team takes on real-life engineering challenges

    What competition has teams like the Aquavarks, The Dog Paddling T-Rexes, the Chewbacca Bots and the Lightning Ladies 3.0?  

    The Nebraska First Lego League (FLL) Championship event where the Draggy Dragons team from Glenwood competed Feb. 17 at the Strategic Air Museum near Ashland, Neb.

    The day was full of Robot matches, Robot Design interviews, Core Values/Teamwork interviews and Research Project presentations for the 48 teams from across Nebraska and southwest Iowa that were selected at the six Regional FLL events across the state.

  • Desire for shade prompts farmers market relocation

    There’s been a change in plans for the relocation of the Glenwood Farmers Market.

    The Wednesday evening market is still moving from Glenwood Lake Park, but will now be located on the northwest corner of Town Square in a grassy area west of the Mills County Courthouse. The initial plan, approved in a formal motion last October by the Glenwood City Council, allowed for the market to be set up on the northeast corner of Town Square – on the west side of Vine Street, across the road from the former Mills County Sheriff’s Office building.

  • The Royal Family

    It’s highly unlikely five members of one family would be crowned high school royalty, but that’s exactly what’s happened with the Crow family of Glenwood.

    Laurie (Maiers) Crow and her four children - Olivia, Montana, Scout and Ruby - have all been crowned as either homecoming or prom royalty at Glenwood Community High School.

    Laurie was selected as GCHS homecoming queen in 1975, a distinction she still appreciates today.

  • Casey’s to build new store in Glenwood

    Casey’s General Stores has confirmed its intentions to replace its nearly 40-year-old convenience store in Glenwood with a new facility.

    “We are going to be replacing that (Glenwood) site,” Casey’s Chief Financial Officer Bill Walljasper said Friday in an interview with The Opinion-Tribune. “It’s an older location that doesn’t quite serve the community the best way that it can.”

  • Actress From Glenwood Surprised By Buzz Over Her Appearance In Commercial Aired During Super Bowl

    Alanna Reeves admits she’s a bit surprised by the reaction to her appearance in a television commercial that aired locally during Super Bowl LII.

    Reeves, a professional actress who graduated from Glenwood Community High School in 2002, had speaking parts in two Cenex Super Bowl commercials, playing the role of a convenience store clerk.

    One of the ads featuring “Albert the Super Bull,” a larger-than-life legend that serves as a community landmark in Audubon, Iowa, was aired in Iowa, Nebraska and several other Midwestern states.

  • ‘Stepping stone to the future’

    Mills County officials are hopeful Thursday’s opening of the Love’s Travel Center & Country Store is only the beginning of an economic development boom near the Interstate 29 – Highway 34 interchange west of Glenwood.

  • Glen Haven Village construction to begin in spring

    Barring any unforeseen circumstances, contractor bids for the Glen Haven Village project will be accepted and reviewed in February and construction will commence in early spring.

    Project manager Phil Warren said if construction work goes as planned, Glen Haven residents could begin moving into their new skilled nursing facility as early as next fall.

  • Chris Herrick retiring as Fremont-Mills superintendent

    TABOR - Chris Herrick, who has served as superintendent for the Fremont-Mills School District for the past 18 years, has announced his retirement.

    Herrick submitted his resignation, effective at the end of the current school year, during a meeting of the Fremont-Mills Board of Education last Thursday. Herrick is also stepping down as superintendent of the Stanton School District. Herrick has  been the shared superintendent for Fremont-Mills and Stanton for the past five years.