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Local News

  • Lockdown At Chantry Elementary School

        MALVERN - Chantry Elementary School was in lockdown mode Friday morning, Oct. 15, as Mills County Sheriff’s deputies searched the neighborhood near the school for a subject believed to be armed and dangerous that had been involved in a domestic disturbance at 94 Main Street in Malvern.

  • Omaha man dies in I-29 crash

        An Omaha man was killed on Interstate 29 Monday when he attempted to make a U-turn in a construction zone south of Glenwood.

        John L. Agnew, 74, of Omaha died when his pick-up truck was struck by a southbound semi-truck shortly after 8:45 a.m. Monday.

  • Glenwood taking board meetings on the road

        The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors is about to take its show on the road.
        The board voted unanimously last Monday at its regular monthly board meeting to rotate the board’s meetings during the 2010-2011 school year between Glenwood, Mineola, Silver City and Pacific Junction.
        Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray spearheaded the proposal, modeling the plan to rotate venues after a similar schedule at his former school district in the Independence Community School District.

  • County-wide reappraisal underway

        The Mills County Assessor's Office is currently in the process of a county-wide reappraisal.
        When all is said and done, the assessor’s office, with the assistance of an outside contractor, will have reappraised more than 17,000 parcels in the county sometime next year.

  • Swimming pool sale put on hold

        Two matters confronting the Glenwood City Council were put on hold last week - the completion of sidewalk repair work on Town Square and the potential sale of property that once housed the city’s outdoor swimming pool.

  • Opinion-Tribune Delivery Delayed 1 Day

    Due to a mechanical problem at the printing plant in Red Oak, The Opinion-Tribune was printed one day late this week. Single copies of the September 15 issue are now available from normal vendors.

    Subscribers in Mills County should receive their newspaper in the mail on Thursday.

    We regret the inconvenience.

  • Whistle Stop Days

        The 2010 Pacific Junction Whistle Stop Committee has announced its line-up for this year's events.  
        On Thursday, Sept. 16, there will be a Texas Hold'em Tournament beginning at 7 p.m. sharp at the Junction Bar – a $50 buy in with half the proceeds donated to Whistle Stop Days.  

  • Fatal Accident In Mills County

        HASTINGS - A 46-year-old Emerson man died in a crash Friday afternoon, Sept. 10, on U.S. Highway 34 near Hastings.

  • Lake Manawa Accident Claims Life

        Noah Murray, a Glenwood resident and Nishna Valley High School graduate, died on Wednesday from injuries he suffered in a swimming accident at Lake Manawa on Aug. 28.

  • Young Glenwood Woman Dies In Accident

       A 21-year-old Glenwood woman died in a single-vehicle accident late Saturday afternoon in Washington County.
        Sara Suzanne Sell was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by Micah Harmsen, 26, of Keota.