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Today's News

  • H1N1 Clinic Draws Nearly 300

    Just under 300 people came to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church last Thursday to receive their vaccination for the H1N1 flu.

    The clinic was conducted by staff from the Mills County Public Health Office.

  • The Opinion-Tribune Fall 2009 All-Mills County Teams

    Football

    Offense

    QB - Jake Bolton, Sr., East Mills

    1,917 yards, 30 TD passes

    RB - Nathen Day, Sr., East Mills

    2,098 all-purpose yards, 27 TDs

    RB - Dylan Blankenship, Sr., Glenwood

    1,294 yards, 11 TDs; 21 career 100 yards games

    WR - Jake Doyle, Sr., East Mills

    33 catches, 580 yards, six TDs

    WR - Trent Jameson, Sr., Glenwood

    18 catches, 286 yards, two TDs

    OL - Cory Simms, Sr., Glenwood

    6-2, 230

  • ISL On The Table Again

    Glenwood Community School District residents could be going to the polls on Groundhog Day (Feb. 2) for a new vote on an Instructional Support Levy (ISL).

    At a special meeting, Monday, Nov. 16, the Glenwood Board of Education took the first step to bring the ISL back to the vote of the people. The board passed a resolution of intent to participate in the ISL and scheduled a public hearing for Monday, Dec. 14, at 5:30 p.m. A final decision to put the ISL to a public vote won’t be made until after the public hearing.

  • City Revisiting Cable Fee

    The Glenwood City Council will revisit a proposal to generate revenue by raising the franchise fee charged to Mediacom, the city’s cable television provider. The matter will be discussed at a public hearing next Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, at City Hall.

    Last month, the council voted 3-2 against raising the fee from 3 percent to 5 percent.

  • Clark is Glenwood's new mayor

    The City of Glenwood has a new mayor.

    Former city council person and Mills County Sheriff's Deputy Kim Clark has defeated two-term incumbent mayor Dyle Downing in municipal elections held throughout the county today.

    Clark received 364 votes (61 percent) to Downing's 230 (38.5 percent) in Tuesday's vote. Clark received more than 58 percent of all votes cast in Glenwood's three Wards. She earned her biggest support in Ward 1 where she garnered nearly 70 percent of cast ballots.

  • H1N1-related Death in County

    A Mills County adult is among the latest victims of the H1N1 influenza virus.

    The Mills county resident, who was listed only as a male, in the Iowa Department of Public Health release, is the first in the county to die from the virus. The state lists the Mills County death with three other death in Dubuque, Polk and Monona counties in last Wednesday's press release. All but one individual had medical conditions that increased the risk of complications, according to the press release. The latest death brings the state's death toll to 11.

  • The Man With The Plan

    R. Scot Booth is the new superintendent of the Glenwood Resource Center.

    But in a previous life, some 35 years ago, Booth was a star right-handed pitcher at Long Island University who turned down a contract offer with the Texas Rangers to pursue another dream: advocating for special education students in the New York Public Schools.

    “I have the same passion for this job and this world as I did on that mound 35 years ago trying to strike somebody out,” said the Brooklyn-born Booth. “I'm an advocate and advocates are passionate people.”

  • Adair-Casey ends East Mills’ season

    ADAIR-East Mills has made a living off of big plays this season. But it was the Bombers of Adair-Casey who lived up to their nickname, scoring three touchdowns in the final six minutes of the second quarter, then getting two long Taylor Wheatley to Gavin Walhovd third-quarter touchdown passes to score a 44-32 first-round Eight-man playoff victory Monday night.

  • Rams seventh at state meet

    FORT DODGE - Last year at the Iowa State Cross Country Meet Glenwood's Johnny Fuller placed 97th out of 121 runners.

    This year, the junior place third.

    Rams coach Todd Peverill thinks that’s an amazing turnaround this year at the Kennedy Park Golf Course in Fort Dodge, but finds it just as easy to throw out last year's performance by Fuller and his team.

  • Rams fall in substate heartbreaker

    It was a bitter pill to swallow.

    Clinging to a 9-7 lead with just 40 seconds left to play, Glenwood saw its football season come to a heartbreaking end last Wednesday night at Ram Memorial Field, when Denison tailback Jesse Preul darted 58 yards for a touchdown, lifting the Monarchs to a stunning 14-9 Class 3A substate victory.

    “It was the big play,” Glenwood coach Brian Albert said. “If that would have happened earlier, we would have had time to rebound and recover.”