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Today's News

  • City Selects Engineer For Aquatic Center

    The city of Glenwood has selected JEO Consultants of Omaha as its engineering firm for a $4.75 million outdoor aquatic center to be built adjacent to a new gymnasium being constructed at Glenwood Community High School.

    The city council selected JEO at its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the recommendation of the Glenwood Aquatic Center Committee, which reviewed requests for proposals (RFPs) from eight firms interested in serving as the engineer on the project.

  • Crash Victim Was Riding Stolen Motorcycle

    A motorcyclist being pursued by the Iowa State Patrol was arrested and transported to an Omaha hospital after crashing the stolen bike in Mills County shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.

    Chad Larsen, 36, of Council Bluffs crashed in the ditch of the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 34, approximately one-half mile east of Highway 275 (Tabor turnoff). He attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended and arrested after climbing over a barbed-wire fence and falling down repeatedly while trying to get away through a nearby farm field.

  • Jennie Ed Provides GCHS With Athletic Trainer

    Glenwood Community High School has contracted with Jennie Edmundson Physical Therapy to provide a full-time athletic trainer for all sports at the high school.

    Jennie Edmundson, a division of Methodist Health System, has been providing full-time athletic trainers to Council Bluffs’ four high schools for nearly 20 years. But this is the first time the program has extended outside Council Bluffs. Glenwood is the first non-Council Bluffs high school to be offered the full-time service.

  • Glenwood Homecoming This Weekend

    More than a dozen class reunion celebrations are expected to take place this weekend during the annual Glenwood Homecoming celebration.

    The reunions, Friday afternoon parade,  Friday night football game and Saturday night coronation are among the highlights of the community-wide celebration that will bring hundreds of visitors to Glenwood.
    Glenwood Band Parents are coordinating the 2014 Homecoming Parade Friday at 1:30 p.m.  The parade theme is ”Video Games.”

  • Law Enforcement Center Dedication Set For Sept. 30

    A public dedication ceremony for the new Mills County Jail / Law Enforcement Center, located at 600 Industrial Ave. in Glenwood, has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 30.

    An open house is planned from 5:30-7 p.m. with a formal dedication and opening of a time capsule from the county’s existing jail (built in 1915) scheduled for 6 p.m.

    The Mills County Sheriff’s Office is expected to make the move to its new facility in mid-October.

  • Kickin' It With The KISS

    Kenny Spencer admits he never envisioned his career in professional football leading to a prominent role on a reality TV show or personal friendships with rock-and-roll music legends Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS fame.

    Spencer, a 2005 Glenwood Community High School graduate, is the place kicker for the LA KISS, an Arena Football League (AFL) team partially owned by the two band members from KISS and the focus of the 10-week 4th and Loud docu-series that began airing in August on Tuesday nights on AMC (9 p.m. CDT).

  • New Highway, Bridge Will Mean More Responsibilities For First Responders

    Mills County’s interim 911 Communications Center director Larry Hurst said the extension of Highway 34 west of Interstate 29 later this fall will put additional pressure and responsibilities on emergency responders, from Pacific Junction and Glenwood.

    “More pavement means there’s going to be more area to cover and increases in response times,” Hurst said. “There’s going to be a lot bigger demand for fire and rescue services once that area develops.”

  • Early October Opening For Interchange

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The opening of the redesigned Interstate 29/Highway 34 interchange in western Mills County is three weeks away, an Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) engineer told The Opinion-Tribune Friday.

  • PPEL Defeat A Setback For East Mills

    MALVERN - East Mills School District voters have rejected a levy referendum that would have generated $400,000 in new revenue for the school district.
    The district had sought a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) increase of $1.34 per $1,000 of taxable valuation for a 10-year period. The district currently has a 33 cent per $1,000 PPEL in place.

    On Tuesday, Sept. 9, voters said no to that increase by a 403-to-345 margin. The referendum required a simple majority to pass.

  • Father, Daughter Fulfill A Wedding Day Dream

    Something magical happened Saturday evening outside a castle tucked away in the Loess Hills.

    Gary Giaffoglione walked side-by-side with his little girl down the aisle on her wedding day – a father’s dream that was seemingly shattered in March 2008 when an automobile accident left Gina, his only daughter, fighting for her life and paralyzed from the waist down.

    On this cool, late summer’s evening 6 1/2 years later, in the presence of family and friends, Gary and Gina made their dream a reality.