Today's News

  • Jailers, Staff Settling In At New Law Enforcement Center

    With the new Mills County Law Enforcement Center and Jail opening for business Nov. 6, deputies, jailers and administrative staff are still settling in at the state-of-the-art $6.4 million facility.

  • Glenwood Grad’s ‘Power Pods’ Saving Lives, Money Overseas

    Eldon Prax would be the first to admit he and business partner Stan Waldrop’s business model is a bit upside down.

    Then again, Prax and Waldrop didn’t open their business of supplying mobile power systems for the military with the intent of making money.

    They had loftier goals.

  • Air Force Band To Perform Holiday Concert

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

    Through the sponsorship of The Opinion-Tribune newspaper and Glenwood Community School District, the band from Offutt Air Force Base will present its 2014 “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert at the Glenwood Community High School auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m.

  • Mills County Storehouse Expanding Food Pantry

    A major expansion is planned for the Mills County Storehouse Food Pantry in Glenwood.

    An addition on the west and southwest corner of the Storehouse building will provide an additional 1,000 square feet of storage space and enhance the food pantry’s ability to assist a growing number of Mills County families in need, spokesperson Barbara Kaiman said.

  • U.S. Attorney's Office Investigating ADA Complaint Against City of Glenwood

    The United States Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into a complaint against the city of Glenwood for an alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Hospice With Heart

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Southwest Iowa residents who need 24-hour care in the last days of their lives can rest assured that their needs will be met at Hospice With Heart.

    Hospice is a special form of comfort care for people at the end of their lives. To be eligible for hospice care, a doctor must certify that a person has no more than six months to live and the person can not be treated for their ailment. It is the only Medicare benefit that includes pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and access to comfort care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • A Grand Opening

    More than 300 people, including dignitaries from Iowa and Nebraska, attended the dedication ceremony for the opening of the U.S. Highway 34 - Missouri River Bridge Oct. 22 at the AgriVision complex near Pacific Junction.

    The four-lane bridge links Interstate 29 in western Mills County with U.S. Highway 75 south of Offutt Air Force Base in Sarpy County, Neb.

  • Health Officials Monitoring Ebola Situation

    The Mills County Public Health Office is continuing to work closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), health care professionals, and local officials in response to the West African Ebola situation.

  • Accidents Mar Opening Of Interchange, Westbound 34

    Four collisions at the intersection of 195th St. and Highway 34 within 40 hours of Thursday’s opening of the Highway 34 westbound overpass and redesigned Interstate 29 interchange in western Mills County left two people hospitalized with serious injuries and Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials taking extra measures to prevent future accidents.

  • Bridge Opening Marks End Of A Long Road For Glenwood's Larry Winum

    Larry Winum admits there was a time or two when he thought the U.S. Highway 34-Missouri River Bridge might not happen, but an occasional bump in the road never stopped the Glenwood banker and president of the Mills County Economic Development Foundation from pressing ahead and pursuing a project he believes will stimulate long-term growth for Glenwood, Mills County and southwest Iowa.