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Today's News

  • Pony Express Rides Again

    For 50 years, Pony Express Riders of Iowa volunteers have been riding horses and raising money across the state to support Iowa Easter Seals and children and adults with disabilities.

    The organization’s annual Good Friday / Easter weekend horseback ride helps raise money for Easter Seals’ Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines. Regional rides begin on Good Friday at various points throughout the state and converge in Des Moines Saturday afternoon for a parade into Camp Sunnyside and an evening victory dance.

  • District, Teachers’ Union Still Negotiating Contract

    The Glenwood Community School District and representatives from the Glenwood Education Association will continue contract negotiations Thursday on a new teachers’ contract.

    The two sides had met previously on April 5 to exchange initial bargaining proposals for next year’s contracts. The Glenwood Education Association (GEA), representing the teachers, and the Glenwood Board of Education, represented by Lynch-Dallas, a Cedar Rapids-based law firm, met for over three hours in initial negotiations in the high school media center and left without a new contract.

  • East Mills Service Learning Day A 'Win-Win'

    Students from East Mills Middle School and High School – 220 of them – got out of the classroom last Wednesday for a valuable day of service learning.

    The students, joined by 35 members of the East Mills teaching staff, maintenance employees, paraprofessionals, City of Malvern employees and park board members – spent the day cleaning and sprucing up the community.

  • School Board Approves Slight Budget, Levy Hikes

    The Glenwood Community School District budget will see a slight increase next year.

    Following a public hearing Monday evening at the high school media center, the Glenwood Board of Director’s unanimously approved its $43.9 million budget for the 2017-2018 school year. The budget shows an increase of $232,277 – or about .5 percent – above the district’s current re-estimated 2016-2017 budget. No comments from the public were voiced during Monday’s hearing.

  • GCHS Jazz Band 3rd At State

    Earning the highest ranking in school history, the Glenwood Community High School Jazz Band was awarded third place in Class 3A at the April 4 Iowa Jazz Championships.

    Glenwood competed with 15 Class 3A bands at the state competition, marking the third consecutive year Glenwood has earned a top five ranking and 14th year the band has placed in the top 10. Harlan and Cedar Rapids Xavier earned first place and runner-up honors in Class 3A.

  • Mild winter a boost for construction of Lakin Community Center in Malvern

    MALVERN - A mild winter with minimal snowfall has been beneficial to the construction work taking place on the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center on the Mills County Fairgrounds.
    The shell of the 16,000 square-foot facility has been standing for weeks and construction workers have continued to make progress, even during a rainy first two weeks of spring.

  • Ticket distribution for U.S. Navy concert begins Friday

    The distribution of free tickets for the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus concert in Glenwood will begin Friday.

    The Sea Chanters - the official chorus of the United States Navy - will perform on Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m., in the Glenwood Community High School Performing Arts Auditorium.

    Concert tickets, a limit of four per person, will be available at First National Bank, Glenwood State Bank and The Opinion-Tribune newspaper office.

  • Council passes final reading of ordinance to establish utility franchise fees

    The Glenwood City Council has passed the third and final reading of ordinances that establish franchise fees on the city’s two major utility providers - Black Hills Energy and MidAmerican Energy.

    The establishment of the 5-percent franchise fees were approved unanimously at the city council’s regular meeting Tuesday, March 28.

    Beginning July 1, natural gas customers of Black Hills Energy and electrical customers of MidAmerican Energy residing within the city limits of Glenwood will begin seeing the 5-percent franchise fee on their monthly statements.

  • Love's Breaks Ground On Mills County Travel Stop

    A little rain and frigid wind didn’t stand in the way of this historic moment.

    The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last Wednesday at the future home of Love’s Travel Stop along Highway 34 and 188th Street in Mills County.

  • Every Quilt Has A Story To Tell At Hillsdale Church

    More than 130 quilts were on display Saturday at Hillsdale United Methodist Church as part of a fundraiser that’s become a tradition at the rural Glenwood church.

    “We have a quilt show every two years,” Barb Sell said. “We’ve been doing this about 20 years and interest just keeps growing.”