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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Rodeo Mom

    She’s raising four children and helping her husband run a successful auction business, but that isn’t preventing Glenwood’s Korrina Hughes from pursuing her passion of raising horses and competing as a barrel racer on the regional rodeo circuit.

    A native of Utica, Neb., Hughes competes in at least two dozen rodeos a year and has worked her way up to become one of the top barrel racers on the Prairie Circuit of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.

  • Air Force Band Holiday Concert In Glenwood Dec. 10

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

    Through the sponsorship of The Opinion-Tribune newspaper and Glenwood Community School District, the band from Offutt Air Force Base is returning to Glenwood for a fifth straight year to present its 2017 “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert in the Glenwood Community High School auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m.

  • YAC, School Board Discuss Facilities

    No formal proposal has been adopted, but the need for an overhaul of the Glenwood Community School District’s athletic complex is once again being discussed.

  • Century-old building getting face lift, new life

    A century-old building south of Glenwood’s Town Square is getting a major makeover.

    Located near the Walnut Street - Coolidge Street intersection, owner Kris Taylor is renovating the two-story structure that’s served multiple purposes and housed several businesses over the years, including a chiropractor’s office, barber shop, laundromat and dry cleaner. The entire structure, located on the southeast corner of the intersection, is actually two separate buildings that share a common wall.

  • Former convenience store clerk, mom charged in lottery fraud

    A former convenience store clerk and his mother, both of Glenwood, were arrested last week and charged with lottery fraud. Damion Gray, 18, and Jennifer Mills, 36, were taken into custody Nov. 14 on $5,000 bond.

  • Breaking Out

    The clock seems to move closer and closer to 0:00 as sweat rolls over your brow and you carefully search for an object of great value. All of this is happening as Professor Bones makes his way back from his punctual lunch hour while his assistant has been bribed to unlock his office for you.

    This sounds like a plot of a great thriller or action movie. However, it’s something much more realistic and an activity available right here in Mills County.

  • New facility is up and running

    MALVERN - It’s been a long time coming, but the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center is officially open for business.

    Two events - the annual Mills County 4-H Awards Program on Oct. 29 and a forum hosted by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on Monday evening - have given the public its first opportunities to see the $2.75 million facility in person.

  • Glenwood write-in candidate Ron Kohn elected mayor

    Retired educator and former Mills County Supervisor Ron Kohn will be administered his oath of office as Glenwood’s new mayor at next Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Glenwood City Council.