Local News

  • Major Gift For Glen Haven Village Project

    The capital campaign for the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled nursing care facility is kicking off in a big way, thanks to a $500,000 matching gift pledge from 1962 Glenwood High School graduate Rod Rhoden.

    The gift was formally announced late last week by the Rod Rhoden Foundation with the stipulation that matching funds be raised for the project by Oct. 1.

  • Chamber Staff To Remain In Place After Separation From Economic Development Foundation

    The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that Linda Washburn and Tana Saddler have accepted the opportunity to continue to serve as the Executive Director and Executive Assistant after the chamber and Mills County Economic Development Foundation end their sharing agreement for an executive director this summer.

  • Mills Masquers To Audition For Summer Production

    The Mills Masquers will be presenting "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" as their 2016 Summer Musical.

    The diverse cast requires singers, dancers and comedians aged 13 and up. "Forum" is a bawdy musical set in ancient Rome that follows a slave named Pseudolous as he does whatever necessary to gain his freedom.

  • City Council Sets RAGBRAI Vendor Fees

    The Glenwood City Council approved an ordinance regarding permits and fees for activities associated with RAGBRAI.

    The action came during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, April 26. Other RAGBRAI topics were addressed as well.

    Permits, Fees

    All of the fees and permit regulations are outlined in the ordinance, which is published as a legal notice in today’s edition of The Opinion-Tribune.

  • Ground Broken On Community Center

    MALVERN – Five years in the making, members of the Mills County Fair Association and more than 60 supporters and dignitaries helped break ground Thursday afternoon on the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center.
    The $2.75 million facility will be built on the north end of the Mills County Fairgrounds.

  • Glenwood Man Recovering From Hwy. 34 Accident Injuries

    A 40-year-old Glenwood man is recovering from multiple injuries sustained in a three-vehicle collision April 12 on Highway 34 in central Mills County.

  • Ground Breaking Ceremony In Malvern Thursday, April 21 For Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center

    MALVERN - The long-anticipated ground breaking for the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center will take place Thursday, April 21, 1:30 p.m., on the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern. The ceremony is open to the public.

  • One Vote Decides Emerson Council Seat

    One vote decided the outcome of an Emerson city council race last week.

    In a special election conducted Tuesday, April 5, Karen Morris defeated Phillip Kudron, 85-84, for a seat on the Emerson council. Herbert Petereit, Sr., won the election for mayor, 92-76, over David Gallery, Jr .

    Uncertainty surrounded the outcome of the election when the Mills County Auditor’s Office revealed that one absentee ballot was still outstanding at the conclusion of the day Tuesday.

  • Services Saturday For Philanthropist Charles E. Lakin

    Mills County philanthropist Charles E. Lakin died March 28 at the age of 94. Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Emerson with burial to follow in the Emerson Cemetery.

    Mr. Lakin is survived by his wife, Florence, three children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    A graduate of Emerson High School, Charles Lakin farmed for much of his life.

  • Ernst Would Support Trump On GOP Ticket

    Sen. Joni Ernst says Donald Trump will have her support in the November presidential election if he’s the nominee of the Republican Party.

    “I will support whoever the nominee is,” Iowa’s freshman senator told The Opinion-Tribune following a town hall meeting Thursday morning at Glenwood City Hall. “I think it is that important that we unify our party and work on issues that are important to the American people.”