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  • Glenwood To Host Air Force Band Holiday Concert

    The Heartland of America Band from Offutt Air Force Base is bringing some special holiday music to Glenwood next month.

        Through the joint sponsorship of The Opinion-Tribune newspaper and the Glenwood Community School District, the Air Force band will present its “New Traditions” holiday concert at the Glenwood Community High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.

  • 'One Bad Decision'

    “One bad decision can really change everything in your life.”

    That’s the message Gina Giaffoglione wanted to get across to Glenwood Community Middle School students Thursday afternoon as she talked about a decision she made as a college student that turned her life upside down.
    Speaking from her wheelchair on the floor of the middle school gymnasium, Gina recounted the Easter weekend night in 2008 when she got into car with a driver who had been drinking alcohol.

  • Day In D.C.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - For more than 130 Korean War veterans from western Iowa, last Wednesday’s Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., rekindled some old, but not forgotten memories and emotions.

    The veterans spent the day in our nation’s capital, touring the city and visiting military memorials, most notably the Korean War Memorial, built on their behalf and the more than 33,000 Americans who lost their lives and the 103,000-plus who were injured between 1950-1953 in what’s often been called the “Forgotten War.”
     

  • Bomgaars Coming To Glenwood

    Bomgaars, a family-owned, Iowa-based supplier, announced its plans Friday afternoon to build a 20,000-square foot retail store on the south end of the Glenwood city limits near the Locust Street - Highway 34 interchange. The store will be built on a four-acre site near Methodist Physicians Clinic and Medicap Pharmacy.

  • Remembering Those Who Fought The Forgotten War

    Ten Korean War veterans from Mills County will travel to Washington, D.C., next Wednesday to visit the national memorial built in their honor.

  • Engine 15

    Even a normally subdued fire chief had excitement in his voice talking about the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department’s new truck.

    “We’re tickled to death, we’ve never had anything like this since I’ve been around,” GVFD chief Butch Fidler said. “It’s too bad it wasn’t ready in time for the homecoming parade.”

  • Learning In London

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Glenwood native Caitlin Staebell knows her passion.

    “I love being able to tell the larger story, and with theater and musicals, I can do that,” Staebell said.

    The 26-year-old’s love of storytelling recently led her to become one of 32 actors studying at East 15 School of Acting in London, a school rooted in political theater.

    “It was started by Margaret Bury, who uses the Joan Littlewood method (of acting),” Staebell said.

  • Sudden Death

    Dale Lingle thought his 16-year-old son was simply sleeping off a late night of computer and video games when he found him still lying in bed in the middle of the afternoon  July 18.

    “He was a typical teenager. In the summer, he would stay up late on the computer and playing video games,” Dale said. “I went in to get him out of bed and he didn’t wake up.”

    More than two months after his death, Codie Lingle’s family finally knows with some certainty what caused the death of their son and brother.

  • Shopkeeper, Boot Maker A 'Jill Of All Trades'

    When Keg Creek Boot and Saddle closes its doors later this year, it will mark the first time in at least 100 years Glenwood residents won’t have a local place to go for shoe repairs.

    Vickie Felos has owned and operated the unique business since purchasing it from Dan Elizondo in 1986. Originally housed in a building on the 500 block of Sharp Street, Keg Creek Boot and Saddle has been at its current location at 411 Sharp St. since 1992.

  • Restoring The Stars and Stripes

    It’s called the National 9/11 Flag, but as Denny and Carolyn Deters will attest, the tattered flag that survived the World Trade Center explosions is recognized today as a symbol of our nation’s resilience and compassionate response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    “What we say at the foundation is that we’re not about 9/11, we’re about 9/12,” Carolyn said. “We’re really about the compassion the rest of the country showed to New York after 9/11.”