Today's News

  • School Media Consultant Is District Staffer

    The public relations firm hired by the Glenwood Community School District to improve its social and traditional media presence is Storyteller Communications, LLC, not Texas-based Storyteller Communications, Inc., as mistakenly reported in the Oct. 21 edition of The Opinion-Tribune. The school district clarified the hiring after the Oct. 21 article was published.

  • Two Glenwood Art Teachers Earn Statewide Recognition

    The Art Educators of Iowa have selected Glenwood’s  Jeff Yoachim and Janiece Kinzle as two of the outstanding art teachers in Iowa.
    Kinzle is the organization’s Outstanding Elementary Art Education and Yoachim is the Outstanding Secondary Art Educator. Both received their awards at an Oct. 7 ceremony.

  • Glenwood Businesses Joining Forces To Promote Hometown Shopping

    Eleven businesses are participating in the second annual Glenwood Shop Hop this weekend, an event designed to showcase Glenwood retailers and restaurants and encourage hometown shopping.

    Jeni Kirsch, owner of jWren boutique on the west side of Town Square, said the event is a prelude to “Small Business Saturday” which is held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

  • Glenwood City Clean-Up Days Oct. 23-24

    Glenwood residents have an opportunity to dispose of unwanted junk this week.

    The city of Glenwood is sponsoring a citywide clean-up Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24. The city is providing dumpsters near the city baseball field at Vine and Tyson Streets.

    The cleanup will run from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on both days.

  • Lt. Governor Takes in Town Square

    Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds spent time in Glenwood Friday morning, visiting businesses around Town Square.

    Her visit, hosted by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce, included stops at Vine Street Cellars winery, Joe Designer, Kenkel Family Chiropractic, the Gathering Place and a pair of boutiques - Mitzi Mo’s and jWren.

    Reynolds said she was impressed by the appearance of Glenwood’s business district and encouraged city leaders to promote a healthy business environment.

  • Affidavits Provide Insight Into Glenwood Shooting

    Charges have been filed against three people involved in a Sept. 27 altercation in Glenwood that escalated into a shooting outside the home of Glenwood Community High School principal Richard Hutchinson. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. near 209 N. Myrtle St., Hutchinson’s residence.

    Denver Cook, 18 of Glenwood, is charged with willful injury, a class “C” felony, and assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

    Colton McDaniel, 21 of Glenwood, is charged with assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

  • Former P.J. City Clerk Facing Charges

    A former Pacific Junction city clerk is facing criminal charges following an investigation by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office and Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kari Williams, 43, turned herself into authorities last month and has been charged with first-degree theft and felonious misconduct, Class “D” felonies, and tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor. She’s also accused of failing to properly publish city council meeting Her preliminary in Mills County District Court is scheduled for today (Oct. 7).

  • Mills County Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor's Dog In Front Of Teens

    A Mills County man is facing an animal abuse charge and four counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon after shooting and killing a dog in front of teenagers who were walking with the animal along a gravel road.

    The incident occurred last month on Rains Ave. in southern Mills County, near U.S. Highway 275.

  • DNR Stocks Catfish In Area Lakes

    There are plenty of fish in the sea, or in Glenwood’s case, plenty of fish in the lake.

    Fishing was already on the upswing at Glenwood Lake Park over the past few years, but now there’s an additional 270 catfish in the two lakes at the park thanks to an Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) program.
    The catfish, 8-10 inches in length, were placed in the lake recently by Brian Hayes, a DNR fisheries biologist.

  • School District Rolling Out New Youtube Policy

    In a compromise reached by the Glenwood School Board, the Glenwood Community School district is revising its social media access policy for teachers and students for a three-month trial period.

    In the board’s regular meeting last Monday in the high school media center, the board voted 4-0 to adopt a three-pronged plan to grant access to Youtube.com, the popular video sharing website, for all district teachers and ninth through 12th graders while allowing limited access to middle schoolers.