Local News

  • Outdoor classroom taking shape at GCHS

    After years of discussions, plans and grant proposals, Glenwood Community High School’s long gestating outdoor classroom took a giant leap forward last week.

    The project saw dirt work completed, planting beds installed and concrete poured in two slabs in the high school’s courtyard that will serve as outdoor learning areas for classes as varied as art, science and English.

  • GCSD, city working on deal for pool use in PE classes

    The Glenwood Community School District is in negotiations with the City of Glenwood to use the aquatic center for high school physical education classes this fall and spring.

  • Changes could push F-M additions to fall 2017

    A lack of contractor bids and a crowded construction market has brought changes to the bidding process and possibly the timeline for a planned $5.5 million addition in the Fremont-Mills Community School District.

  • Economic Development director sees potential for county growth

    Mills County’s first full-time economic development director has hit the ground running.
    Since taking on the position July 1, Rick Allely has made it a point to travel the entire county to not only familiarize himself with the landscape, but to also get the word out that he’s here to serve all residents and communities in Mills County.

  • A fresh look for Glenwood’s Marching Rams

        Members of the Glenwood Community High School Marching Band are ready to show off their new threads.
        When the Marching Rams take the field at the first home football game of the season on Friday, Sept. 2, they’ll be donning new uniforms for the first time in nearly two decades.

  • New K-9 partner joining team at Mills County Sheriff’s Office

     Valor, a German Shepherd from the Czech Republic, will soon be joining the crime-fighting team at the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

    Deputy Josh England will serve as the K-9’s handler and will begin training with his new partner later this month.

    “By mid-September, we hope to be out on the road,” England said.
    England’s former K-9 partner, Monte, recently underwent knee surgery and will now be handled by Deputy Asa Mather.

  • Rare rope tornado causes anxious moments, no damage in county

    A tornado in Council Bluffs put Mills County in a warning Thursday evening but no tornado touched down in the county, according to Mills County Emergency Management Director Larry Hurst.

    The tornado, which Hurst said he’d classify more as a waterspout than an actual tornado, touched down on Lake Manawa Thursday afternoon, according to reports from the National Weather Service.

  • Young will support ‘the nominee’ in presidential race

    He didn’t go as far as endorsing him by name, but Iowa’s Third District Republican Congressman David Young indicated Friday he’s behind GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

    “I’m going to support the nominee,” Young said during a sit-down interview with The Opinion-Tribune. “I did not endorse in the primary, but I’ve always said the Republican nominee, whoever it is, is going to carry forward the Republican principles.

  • For The Love Of Flowers

    Take a drive through the city of Glenwood and you’re likely to come across one of Luann Edwards’ beautification projects.

  • More production capacity on tap for Keg Creek Brewing

    There’s some good news for craft beer lovers in the Glenwood area.

    Keg Creek Brewing Co. will soon have the capacity to produce more beer.

    Much, much, more.

    “Annually, we’re making about 350 barrels,” Keg Creek Brewing co-owner Randy Romens said. “Here in this building, we figure we’ll be able to brew 1,500 barrels and we might be able to get it up to 1,800.”