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Today's News

  • Glenwood among three stem cell, bone marrow donor drive sites Dec. 3

    Glenwood will be among three southwest Iowa communities conducting stem cell / bone marrow donor drives Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    The drives, which are also taking place in Treynor and Villisca, are in honor of Annika Vohs and Rich Fast, who both may be in the need a transplant in the near future.  

  • Donors come forward to light Town Square tree

    There will be a lighted tree on Glenwood’s Town Square this holiday season after all, thanks to the generosity of some 11th-hour donors.

    Just weeks after the city of Glenwood announced it didn’t have the funds to replace damaged Christmas lights for the large evergreen tree on the southwest corner of Town Square, Glenwood city clerk Angie Winquist said several donors came forward to fund lights for the tree, including Dr. Paul Albertson, the Glenwood Outcasts, Frank Desparrois and Kelly Anderson.

  • Former earth lodge site targeted for proposed Glenwood trailhead

    Big changes could be in the works for the former Glenwood Earth Lodge Site.

    The site at 206 E. Sharp St., a three-acre triangle of land wedged between the Keg Creek, Glenwood Community High School and Sharp Street across from Glenwood Lake Park, could be the future site of a trailhead that would run along Keg Creek and possibly connect to the Wabash Trace.

  • Fremont-Mills SD clears final hurdle in $5.6 million addition

    The Fremont-Mills School District has selected three contractors and cleared the final major hurdle on its $5.6 million early childhood development center and auditorium addition.

  • GCSD changes truancy policies

    Glenwood Board of Education members are making changes to the school district’s truancy policy they hope will give administrators more flexibility and students an extra layer of accountability.

    The school’s new policy, which had its first reading at last Monday’s school board meeting, only slightly varies from it’s current plan for truancy, or chronic absenteeism. The current policy has the school notifying parents of the five and 10 day absence mark and then proceeding to court ordered mediation at 15 days.

  • ‘SOUNDS OF THE SEASON’

    The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band will be spreading holiday cheer in Glenwood again next month.

    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 fourth straight year to present its 2016 “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert in the Glenwood Community High School auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m.

  • BOARD MEMBER STEPPING ASIDE AFTER 60 YEARS

    For the past six decades, Glenwood banker John Dean has been at the forefront of the Glenwood Municipal Utilities (GMU) Board.

    He was there when the board made the controversial move to add fluoride to Glenwood’s water back in the 1950s. He’s been there for the construction of new water plants, new towers and storage tanks and the expansion of service to outlying areas. In 2003, the water board took over management and maintenance of the city sewer system.

  • Mills County Election Results

    PRESIDENT - Donald Trump (R) 5050, Hillary Clinton (D) 2080, Gary Johnson (L) 303.

    US SENATE - Chuck Grassley (R) 5267, Patty Judge (D) 1734.

    US HOUSE DISTRICT 3 - David Young (R) 5031, Jim Mowrer (D) 1747, Bryan Holder (L) 356.

    STATE SENATE DISTRICT 12 - Mark Costello (R) 5138, Don Brantz (L) 1615.

    STATE HOUSE OF REP. DISTRICT 23 - David Sieck (R) 5129, Craig Florian (D) 2224.

    COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS (Elect 2) - Lonnie Mayberry (R) 5151, Carol Vinton (R) 4861.

  • How The Squirrels Might Steal Christmas

    You’re a mean one, Mr. Squirrel.

    There’s a strong possibility there will be no Christmas lights dangling from the trees and shrubs on Glenwood’s Town Square this holiday season unless private donations can be secured to replace several strings of lights eaten and damaged  by hungry squirrels.

  • Contentious presidential election strikes cord with first-time voters

    In six days, millions of Americans will head to voting booths.
    While many national pundits have predicted voter turnout could be lower than 2012, some organizations are predicting a near record number of first time voters will cast ballots for President of the United States Nov. 8.

    The Pew Research Center says more than 10 million people will vote for president for the first time this year. While not all of those rookies are recently-turned 18 year olds, many are.