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Today's News

  • Congressman Has 'Open Office' In Glenwood

    Mills County constituents had a chance to meet one-on-one with third district U.S. Congressman David Young last Wednesday at Glenwood City Hall.

    Young’s “Open Office” meetings, which he holds every summer in each of the third district’s 16 counties, has the congressman meeting with citizens for five to 10 minutes privately to discuss opinions, concerns, and ideas about the issues being discussed in Congress or to get assistance with problems they may be having with a federal agency or program.

  • Market On The Move?

    “Why can’t Glenwood do something like Malvern?”

    That’s a question Jeni Kirsch hears often from customers, fellow business owners and Glenwood residents who believe the city’s Town Square isn’t being utilized enough for public events and social gatherings, like the Wednesday evening farmers market at Glenwood Lake Park. Kirsch and others see the attendance and success Malvern is enjoying with its Main Street farmers market and summer concert series and they wonder why Glenwood can’t do something similar.

  • 2016-2017 The Opinion-Tribune’s Female Athletes of the Year

    Janette Schraft’s high school varsity resume includes eight varsity letters, eight state track meet medals –  including a quartet of gold medals – and a top 11 finish at the state track meet.

    And she’s just a sophomore.

  • 2016-2017 The Opinion-Tribune’s Male Athlete of the Year

    Ask Fremont-Mills football coach Jeremy Christiansen who is the best athlete among the three Phillips brothers he has coached, and the coach laughs and quips, “You’re not going to catch any fish on that one today.”

    “They’re all very good athletes, we’ll put it that way,” the diplomatic Knights’ coach said of the brothers’ Phillips, Seth, Spencer and Sam. “They each have their own strengths.”

  • City looks at bringing back reserve police unit

    The city of Glenwood is taking steps to bring back its reserve police force.

    Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen said guidelines for the unit are still being established, but he envisions a reserve force of at least 10 volunteer  officers available to support and supplement the department’s regular full-time officers.

    “The reserves would help maximize the number of officers on for any one shift,” Johansen said.

    “They would also assist with crowd control, traffic enforcement and with special events.”

  • City, county asked to assist in securing Glen Haven Village loan

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors and Glenwood City Council have been asked to assist the Glen Haven Home Board of Directors in securing a USDA - Rural Development loan for the construction of the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled-care nursing facility.

  • Members of SW Iowa mission group enriched by their experience in Belize

    In mid June, 32 southwest Iowa residents traveled down to Belize to give a week of their time and effort on a mission trip.

    The mission trip was organized through International Servants, a nonprofit Christian mission group based in Texas. This was the first year that Rich Van Dellen, 79, got a group large enough to go over by themselves—without having to join another group.

  • Sea of Sunflowers

    Take a drive down 182nd Street, a few miles south from Allis Road, and you can’t miss it.

    Tucked away in the Missouri River valley of western Mills County stands a spectacular field of bright yellow sunflowers. On a sunny summer morning, the 10-acre patch lights up the rolling countryside surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans.

    The sunflower field is on federal land managed on contract by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

  • 2017 All-Mills County Baseball & Softball Teams

    2017 All-Mills County

    Baseball & Softball Teams

     

    Baseball

    IF Dylan Schroeder, Jr., East Mills

    Shortstop hit .500, drove in 28 runs and smacked 9 doubles.

     

    IF Nate Laughlin, Jr., Fremont Mills

    Led Knights with a .406 average, 22 RBIs and 24 stolen bases.

     

    IF Cole Loeffelbein, Sr., Glenwood

    Captain hit team-best .406 with 5 HRs and 31 RBIs.

     

    IF Ethan Fisher, So., Glenwood

  • Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Omaha Murder Suspect

    A 37-year Omaha man arrested early Thursday morning following a traffic stop in Glenwood is now in custody in Omaha on suspicion of first-degree murder.