Today's News

  • RAGBRAI Bicyclist Killed In Highway 34 Collision

    The Iowa State Patrol and RAGBRAI officials have confirmed the death of a bicyclist involved in a collision with a pickup truck around 6:40 a.m. Sunday near mile marker 2 of U.S. Highway 34, west of the Interstate 29 Glenwood interchange.

    The bicyclist, 72-year-old Wayne L. Ezell of Jacksonville, Fla., was going west when he was struck from behind by a 2012 GMC pickup truck driven by Robb W. Philippus, 34, of Glenwood, according to an Iowa State Patrol report.

  • District hires two new administrators

    The Glenwood Community School District has formally hired two new administrators to fulfill the duties of Kelly Berke, the district’s former Director of School Improvement and Special Education.

  • Aquatic center opens to rave reviews

    It didn’t take long to figure out what features at the new Glenwood Aquatic Center are going to be among the most popular with young swimmers.

    Within minutes of Friday afternoon’s grand opening, youngsters were waiting to get splashed by the big blue dump bucket and a line had formed at the lily pad walk. For teenagers, the low and high diving boards and the volleyball and basketball areas of the pool proved popular.

  • 'Old shop meets new shop’ at Loess Hills Maker Space

    If you’re curious about what’s going on inside the Loess Hills Maker Space shop on the south side of Glenwood’s Town Square, just picture your junior high shop classroom equipped with 21st Century tools and technology.

    “Our motto is, ‘Where old shop meets new shop’” Loess Hills Maker Space founder and co-owner Rich Dickeson said.

  • Outdoor swimming returning to Glenwood

    Beginning Friday, Glenwood residents will have an outdoor swimming facility to call their own for the first time in a decade.

    A grand opening ceremony for the Glenwood Aquatic Center is scheduled for Friday, July 8, at 12:30 p.m. The facility is expected to be up and running at 1 p.m.

  • Dirt flying again at controversial extraction site

    A controversial dirt extraction project near Mineola will go forward, following approval by the Mills County Board of Adjustment.

  • Mills County Ready To Unveil New Conservation Building

    Jerad Getter admits he and his staff at the Mills County Conservation Office are not only proud, but “pretty darn excited” about their new conservation and nature education building on the grounds of Pony Creek Park.

    “We’re thrilled to be in here and we’re excited about getting the public out here,” Getter said.

  • Love's Announces Plan For Glenwood 'Travel Stop'

    Love’s is coming to Mills County. The Oklahoma-based Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store is in final negotiations to purchase a parcel of land along Highway 34 and 188th Street to build a truck and travel stop.

  • Branstad, Reynolds Hear Glen Haven Village Plan

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds got a first-hand look at one of the cottages on the Glenwood Resource Center that will be part of the Glen Haven Village skilled nursing facility during a one-hour whirlwind tour of the GRC campus Tuesday, May 31.

    Branstad and Reynolds also toured the On With Life brain injury treatment center and made a brief stop at Hospice With Heart, also located in a cottage on the GRC campus.

  • City Council Sets RAGBRAI Vendor Fees

    The Glenwood City Council approved an ordinance regarding permits and fees for activities associated with RAGBRAI.

    The action came during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, April 26. Other RAGBRAI topics were addressed as well.

    Permits, Fees

    All of the fees and permit regulations are outlined in the ordinance, which is published as a legal notice in today’s edition of The Opinion-Tribune.