Today's News

  • Exterior Wall of Former Restaurant Building Collapses

    An insurance adjuster and structural engineer are expected to be in Glenwood Tuesday to assess the damage and condition of a building southwest of Town Square that began collapsing Sunday morning.

    The structure at 104 S. Walnut St. most recently housed Doodle’s Grill. Before that, it was the home to the Oasis restaurant.

  • Candidates Weigh In On Unexpected Run-off Election

    Glenwood’s mayoral and city council candidates didn’t learn until last Tuesday that because of a “majority vote” provision in the city’s code of ordinances, a Dec. 1 run-off election will be necessary to elect a new mayor and two council members.

  • GCHS Seniors Learn Life-saving CPR Skills

    Seniors at Glenwood Community High School spent two hours on the gymnasium floor last week learning how they could help save the life of another person.

    Fulfilling a requirement for graduation, nearly 150 GCHS seniors completed a two-hour CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) class offered by instructors from Iowa Western Community College.

    The students received hands-on instruction and coaching on the proper way to administer chest compressions and rescue breathing.

  • Unexpected Development In Glenwood City Election

    The Glenwood city election has taken an unexpected turn.

    City attorney Matt Woods and Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson have confirmed that a relatively unknown and seldom utilized provision in the city code of ordinances requires a candidate to receive a majority of the vote (more than 50 percent by state definition) to be elected to public office.

  • Heartland of America Band Holiday Concert Set

    The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band is returning to Glenwood next month to spread some holiday cheer.

    The instrumental and vocal musicians from Offutt Air Force Base will present their 2015 “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert at the Glenwood Community High School performing arts auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. The concert is co-sponsored by The Opinion-Tribune and Glenwood Community School District.

  • Home For The Holidays Festivities Planned

    The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a schedule of activities for the annual Home For The Holidays celebration. The following festivities are planned:

    Thursday, Dec. 3

    4:30 p.m. - Coffee and cocoa served at City Hall (5 Vine St.) by Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Black Hills Energy.

    5:15 p.m. - Caroling and tree-lighting ceremony on southeast corner of Town Square.

  • Glenwood Aquatic Center Construction on Schedule

    Construction of the Glenwood Aquatic Center is still on schedule, members of the Glenwood City Council were told last week during their regular meeting.

  • 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.