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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Second Time Is A Charm For School District PPEL

    Glenwood is building a new football stadium.

    By a 969 to 838 margin in a special election last Tuesday, Glenwood Community School District voters approved a Physical Plant and Equipment levy (PPEL) that will generate $3.7 million for the district for an overhaul to the Glenwood Athletic Complex.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fremont-Mills facilities nearing completion

    TABOR - The Fremont-Mills Community School District’s early childhood development and auditorium additions are nearing the finish line.

    Construction began in November 2016 on the $6 million project. The early childhood development center on the building’s east side, which will allow the cramped elementary school to grow and meet the community’s growing pre-school demand, is two to four weeks from completion, according to Fremont-Mills Superintendent Chris Herrick.

  • Governor gives western Iowa rec designation

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Portions of western Iowa are included in the state of Iowa’s second regional approach to boosting recreational opportunities and natural resources.

    Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced the selection of the Loess Hills Missouri River Region as the Iowa Parks Foundation’s second Parks to People Region. Speaking at a news conference in Council Bluffs Friday afternoon, Reynolds discussed efforts to address the future of parks, trails and cultural assets encompassing three western Iowa counties plus Lake Manawa.

  • A Suitcase of Memories

    A California resident is reaching out to readers of The Opinion-Tribune in hopes of tracking down a World War II veteran with Mills County ties or his living survivors.

  • Pickleball court campaign in Glenwood gaining momentum

    The construction of an outdoor pickleball complex in Glenwood is moving closer to becoming a reality.

    The Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee has now solicited over $25,000 in donations and pledges to help turn the city’s deteriorated tennis courts on South Vine Street into a six-court pickleball complex.

  • Malvern house destroyed by fire

    MALVERN - A Malvern house and its contents were destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning, Jan. 2.

    The house in the southwest section of the city, was occupied by Renee Lynn and her daughter Jayme. They were not injured in the blaze. They left the house after seeing smoke but lost all of their possessions.

    The Malvern Fire Department, with assistance from firefighters from Hastings and Glenwood, were on the scene for most of the daylight hours on Jan. 2. Malvern firefighters returned Wednesday when debris started smoldering again.