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Today's News

  • Yes, that was an earthquake you felt

    If you thought your bed was swaying, the mirror was moving or the ceiling fan was shaking Saturday morning, it wasn’t a dream. It was an earthquake.

    The effects of a 5.6 magnitude earthquake near Pawnee, Okla., shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday were felt as far away as Iowa and Nebraska to the north and Arizona to the west.

  • Retired priest who served in Glenwood faces charges of invasion of privacy

    A retired priest, who served for 10 years as pastor at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Glenwood, has been charged with five counts of invasion of privacy, a serious misdemeanor, and suspended indefinitely from performing public ministry.

    Rev. Paul Monahan, 83, who currently serves as a volunteer chaplain at St. Albert Catholic School in Council Bluffs, was arrested last week. The charges, filed by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, stem from an alleged incident at a high school track meet last April in Treynor.

  • ‘Scaled back’ activities complex subject of Sept. 7 forum

    The Glenwood Booster Club is holding an informational meeting Sept. 7 about the proposed new Glenwood Activities Complex and a recently-completed feasibility study.

    Last fall, the booster club presented an ambitious, privately funded $5.2 million plan for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the current athletic complex that houses Ram Memorial Field, A.C Nuckolls Baseball Field and  the softball field that could serve the district for the next 30 to 40 years.

  • Changes could push F-M additions to fall 2017

    A lack of contractor bids and a crowded construction market has brought changes to the bidding process and possibly the timeline for a planned $5.5 million addition in the Fremont-Mills Community School District.

  • GCSD, city working on deal for pool use in PE classes

    The Glenwood Community School District is in negotiations with the City of Glenwood to use the aquatic center for high school physical education classes this fall and spring.

  • Outdoor classroom taking shape at GCHS

    After years of discussions, plans and grant proposals, Glenwood Community High School’s long gestating outdoor classroom took a giant leap forward last week.

    The project saw dirt work completed, planting beds installed and concrete poured in two slabs in the high school’s courtyard that will serve as outdoor learning areas for classes as varied as art, science and English.

  • Economic Development director sees potential for county growth

    Mills County’s first full-time economic development director has hit the ground running.
    Since taking on the position July 1, Rick Allely has made it a point to travel the entire county to not only familiarize himself with the landscape, but to also get the word out that he’s here to serve all residents and communities in Mills County.

  • Young will support ‘the nominee’ in presidential race

    He didn’t go as far as endorsing him by name, but Iowa’s Third District Republican Congressman David Young indicated Friday he’s behind GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

    “I’m going to support the nominee,” Young said during a sit-down interview with The Opinion-Tribune. “I did not endorse in the primary, but I’ve always said the Republican nominee, whoever it is, is going to carry forward the Republican principles.

  • New K-9 partner joining team at Mills County Sheriff’s Office

     Valor, a German Shepherd from the Czech Republic, will soon be joining the crime-fighting team at the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

    Deputy Josh England will serve as the K-9’s handler and will begin training with his new partner later this month.

    “By mid-September, we hope to be out on the road,” England said.
    England’s former K-9 partner, Monte, recently underwent knee surgery and will now be handled by Deputy Asa Mather.

  • More production capacity on tap for Keg Creek Brewing

    There’s some good news for craft beer lovers in the Glenwood area.

    Keg Creek Brewing Co. will soon have the capacity to produce more beer.

    Much, much, more.

    “Annually, we’re making about 350 barrels,” Keg Creek Brewing co-owner Randy Romens said. “Here in this building, we figure we’ll be able to brew 1,500 barrels and we might be able to get it up to 1,800.”