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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Early PPEL voting now under way at county courthouse

    Early voting began Monday at the Mills County Auditor’s Office for the Glenwood Community School District’s $3.7 million Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) that would help fund an overhaul of the Glenwood Athletic Complex. The special election is set for Tuesday, Feb. 6.

  • 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.

  • 'A Working Man's Doctor'

    He enjoyed science and biology classes in junior high and high school, but as a child Robert Fryzek never envisioned a life devoted to practicing medicine.

    “When I was in the eighth grade, they had us write down what we wanted to be. I wanted to be a conductor on a train,” the 83-year-old and soon-to-be retired Glenwood physician recalled during a recent interview. “I was in the Boy Scouts for one year in the ninth grade. I only got one merit badge and that was for safety and health, so it must have been in the back of my mind.”

  • City Releases Aquatic Center Financial Numbers

    The city of Glenwood has released financial numbers for the Glenwood Aquatic Center’s first full year of operations.

    The $5 million facility opened in July 2016 for an abbreviated season, meaning the city wouldn’t get a clear glimpse of the operating expenses required for a complete summer of swimming until 2017.

  • District To Pursue PPEL Vote For Athletic Complex

    The Glenwood Community School District will once again seek the approval of voters to secure financing for a major overhaul to the Glenwood Athletic Complex.

    At its regular monthly meeting Monday, the Glenwood Board of Directors voted unanimously to go to a special election for a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) to fund the project. The board’s decision to seek another referendum comes nearly eight months to the day since district voters rejected a $6 million, 10-year tax levy for the same project last April.

  • Rural Mills County Fire Leaves Family Homeless

    The residents of a rural Mills County rental house lost their home and most of their belongings in a fire Thursday afternoon.

    Firefighters from Glenwood and Pacific Junction responded to a blaze at the 122-year-old, two-story farmhouse, located at 64789 232nd Street (near 232nd and Pease Road).

    The fire, which is believed to have started in a wood-burning stove in the kitchen, was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Firefighters worked for over three hours putting out the fire and securing the property.

  • Solar Power

    Adriano’s Brick Oven pizza restaurant is going green.

    Once all of the electrical connections are completed this week, the popular Glenwood eatery on the west side of Town Square will become the first business in town being powered by solar energy.

    Workers from Solar Heat and Electric were on the roof of the business last week installing 18 solar panels that will be connected to an inverter box.

  • New signs marking county creeks, rivers

    Twenty bridges in Mills County now have stream signs at each end giving the name of the creek or river. The Mills County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) coordinated this project.  

    “The purpose of the signs is to educate Mills County residents in which watershed they live, SWCD volunteer project coordinator John Klein said. “Signs show where the water in their stream comes from and where it goes.