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Today's News

  • Court dates Being Set for Three People Facing Charges in Glenwood Altercation

    Trial dates have been set for two of the three people facing charges related to a Sept. 27 altercation and shooting outside the residence of Glenwood Community High School principal Richard Hutchinson.
    Hutchinson and two other people were injured during the incident, which stemmed from racial slurs made in the presence of Hutchinson and his wife, Randi.

    Denver Cook, 18, of Glenwood, and Colton McDaniel, 21, of Glenwood, are accused of physically assaulting Richard Hutchinson.

  • Ted Cruz’s Conservative Message Resonates at Glenwood Appearance

    Ted Cruz received a warm reception during a campaign stop in Glenwood Friday morning.

    The Republican presidential candidate shook hands, signed autographs, posed for photos and answered questions for about 45 minutes during an informal “meet and greet” that attracted an overflow crowd of around 100 people to The Gathering Place coffee shop.

  • City Candidates Take Center Stage At Public Forum

    A crowd of more than 130 potential voters eager to get a closer look at Glenwood City Council and mayoral candidates before the Nov. 3 city elections asked questions and participated in a straw poll Thursday in a candidate forum held at Glenwood Community High School.

    The event, which was spearheaded by Tim Becker, saw the seven city council candidates – Dan McComb, Ryan Roenfeld, Joe Sainato, Jeremy Wade Rodman, Todd Haggstrom, Laura Kuhl and Craig Florian – take the stage to introduce themselves to the audience and then take questions.

  • School Media Consultant Is District Staffer

    The public relations firm hired by the Glenwood Community School District to improve its social and traditional media presence is Storyteller Communications, LLC, not Texas-based Storyteller Communications, Inc., as mistakenly reported in the Oct. 21 edition of The Opinion-Tribune. The school district clarified the hiring after the Oct. 21 article was published.

  • Two Glenwood Art Teachers Earn Statewide Recognition

    The Art Educators of Iowa have selected Glenwood’s  Jeff Yoachim and Janiece Kinzle as two of the outstanding art teachers in Iowa.
    Kinzle is the organization’s Outstanding Elementary Art Education and Yoachim is the Outstanding Secondary Art Educator. Both received their awards at an Oct. 7 ceremony.

  • Glenwood Businesses Joining Forces To Promote Hometown Shopping

    Eleven businesses are participating in the second annual Glenwood Shop Hop this weekend, an event designed to showcase Glenwood retailers and restaurants and encourage hometown shopping.

    Jeni Kirsch, owner of jWren boutique on the west side of Town Square, said the event is a prelude to “Small Business Saturday” which is held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

  • Glenwood City Clean-Up Days Oct. 23-24

    Glenwood residents have an opportunity to dispose of unwanted junk this week.

    The city of Glenwood is sponsoring a citywide clean-up Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24. The city is providing dumpsters near the city baseball field at Vine and Tyson Streets.

    The cleanup will run from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on both days.

  • Lt. Governor Takes in Town Square

    Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds spent time in Glenwood Friday morning, visiting businesses around Town Square.

    Her visit, hosted by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce, included stops at Vine Street Cellars winery, Joe Designer, Kenkel Family Chiropractic, the Gathering Place and a pair of boutiques - Mitzi Mo’s and jWren.

    Reynolds said she was impressed by the appearance of Glenwood’s business district and encouraged city leaders to promote a healthy business environment.

  • Affidavits Provide Insight Into Glenwood Shooting

    Charges have been filed against three people involved in a Sept. 27 altercation in Glenwood that escalated into a shooting outside the home of Glenwood Community High School principal Richard Hutchinson. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. near 209 N. Myrtle St., Hutchinson’s residence.

    Denver Cook, 18 of Glenwood, is charged with willful injury, a class “C” felony, and assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

    Colton McDaniel, 21 of Glenwood, is charged with assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

  • Former P.J. City Clerk Facing Charges

    A former Pacific Junction city clerk is facing criminal charges following an investigation by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office and Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kari Williams, 43, turned herself into authorities last month and has been charged with first-degree theft and felonious misconduct, Class “D” felonies, and tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor. She’s also accused of failing to properly publish city council meeting Her preliminary in Mills County District Court is scheduled for today (Oct. 7).