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Today's News

  • Glenwood, We Have A Mayoral Race

    Glenwood will have a contested election for mayor after all.

    Ron Kohn, who spent 12 years on the Mills County Board of Supervisors, has confirmed his candidacy for mayor as a write-in candidate and will oppose Craig Florian for the job in the Nov. 7 city election. Florian is a 14-year member of the city council and is also serving as mayor pro-tem following the Sept. 30 resignation of former mayor Brian Tackett.
    Florian’s name will be on the city election ballot. Kohn’s will not.

  • Vietnam Vets Pull Out Of Homecoming Parade Over Spot In Line-up

    A Vietnam veterans organization, unhappy about their placement in the line-up, pulled out of the Sept. 29 Glenwood Homecoming Parade.

    In a letter submitted to The Opinion-Tribune, Ben Wiese, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 798, said members of the organization were “denied a place in the Glenwood Color Guard” and told “they could either march in the middle of parade or go home,” a claim adamantly disputed by parade organizers.

  • Mayor, council member resign

    The Glenwood City Council has accepted the resignations of mayor Brian Tackett and city council member (at large) Jessie Lundvall. Both Tackett and Lundvall are moving outside the city limits with their respective families, making them ineligible to hold elected office in Glenwood.

    Lundvall’s resignation was effective Sept. 24 and Tackett’s final day as mayor was Sept. 30. The two resignations were accepted by the council at its Sept. 26 meeting. Both positions are up for election on the Nov. 7 municipal election ballot.

  • Frazier now faces murder charge

    A Glenwood mother who has been charged with murder after allegedly giving her 8-year-old daughter a lethal dose of an antidepressant in 2016 entered a plea of not guilty at her arraignment in Mills County District Court Monday.

  • City, county back loan for Glen Haven Village

    With the backing of the Mills County Board of Supervisors and Glenwood City Council, the Glen Haven Village project is one step closer to becoming a reality.

    The county board and city council have agreed to provide “assured income guarantees” that will allow the Glen Haven Board of Directors to receive a $4.6 million USDA Rural Development loan to carry out their plans for turning seven cottages on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center into a state-of-the-art skilled nursing care facility.

  • Historic cemetery walk Sunday in Glenwood

    Local residents will have an opportunity to learn about some of Glenwood’s original movers and shakers at a special program taking place this Sunday at the Glenwood Cemetery.

    The Glenwood Public Library and Mills County Historical Museum are teaming up to present what’s believed to be the community’s first cemetery walk. The unique event is a fundraiser for the library and museum and will feature costumed actors portraying some of Glenwood’s most influential citizens of the late 1800s and early 20th Century.

  • Mother of girl who died of antidepressant overdose now facing murder charge

    A Glenwood mother who investigators allege gave her daughter a lethal dose of an antidepressant in 2016 is now facing a charge of second degree murder.

    Misty Dawn Frazier, 34, was arrested Sept. 11 and initially charged with child endangerment resulting in death, a Class B felony, and distributing a drug to a minor without a prescription, a Class C felony. On Sept. 19 the charges were amended and prosecutors added a charge of second degree murder against Fraizer. Second degree murder is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 50 years in prison if convicted.

  • Governor promotes ‘healthy business climate’ for Iowa

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was in Mills County last Wednesday to launch a statewide tour to promote economic development.

    Reynolds spent an hour at AgriVision Equipment Group near Pacific Junction meeting with local economic development leaders and elected officials. AgriVision anchors the south side of the newly-named Eagle Crossing Business Park near the Interstate 29-U.S. Highway 34 interchange.

  • School district facing bus driver shortage

    In the state of Iowa, school districts can share superintendents, but apparently not bus drivers.

    That’s just one of the many regulatory issues facing school districts all over the state as they face a growing lack of bus drivers, according to Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray.

  • Glenwood’s ‘Outcasts’ reach 50-year milestone

    Hear ye! Hear Ye!

    Let it be known the Glenwood Outcasts are celebrating their golden anniversary at this year’s homecoming celebration.

    Fifty years ago, Dr. R.S. Troutman, a Glenwood veterinarian, and John C. Watson spearheaded the formation of the Outcasts as an outlet for local residents who didn’t graduate from Glenwood High School but wanted to be part of the community’s annual homecoming celebration.