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Today's News

  • Mills County To Contract With Pottawattamie County For Interim County Attorney

    Mills County is contracting with the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office to provide interim county attorney services until the county can hire a permanent replacement.

    The county has been without its full-time county attorney since April when Tricia McSorley resigned her post. James Burger, the assistant Mills County Attorney had assumed many of McSorley’s duties but he too submitted his resignation earlier this month. Burger’s last day is Friday.

  • Major Gift For Glen Haven Village Project

    The capital campaign for the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled nursing care facility is kicking off in a big way, thanks to a $500,000 matching gift pledge from 1962 Glenwood High School graduate Rod Rhoden.

    The gift was formally announced late last week by the Rod Rhoden Foundation with the stipulation that matching funds be raised for the project by Oct. 1.

  • Chamber Staff To Remain In Place After Separation From Economic Development Foundation

    The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that Linda Washburn and Tana Saddler have accepted the opportunity to continue to serve as the Executive Director and Executive Assistant after the chamber and Mills County Economic Development Foundation end their sharing agreement for an executive director this summer.

  • Mills Masquers To Audition For Summer Production

    The Mills Masquers will be presenting "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" as their 2016 Summer Musical.

    The diverse cast requires singers, dancers and comedians aged 13 and up. "Forum" is a bawdy musical set in ancient Rome that follows a slave named Pseudolous as he does whatever necessary to gain his freedom.

  • Rams first, second at Hawkeye 10 meet

    For one team, it was another step, another accomplishment in a season that has been filled with them.

    For another team, a long streak ended without a trophy.

    It was a range of emotions for the boys and girls Glenwood track teams following the Hawkeye-10 conference meet. The girls, who have had a dominant season that has seen many wins, walked away as conference champions.

  • Knights crowned at Corner track meet

    TABOR - Nishnabotna may have won more gold medals but Fremont-Mills was crowned the boys team champion at last Tuesday’s Corner Conference Track and Field Meet at Fremont-Mills’ Ralph and Helen Carl Stadium in Tabor.

    Fremont-Mills picked up four gold medals to the Blue Devils’ five but the Knights easily out-paced the field with 157 team points. Nishnabotna was second with 116 points and Sidney third with 70.5. East Mills finished fourth with 64 team points.

  • Whereabouts Of Man Who Initiated P.J. Standoff Unknown

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - As of Tuesday morning, law enforcement officials had not located a man who initiated a nearly seven-hour standoff situation in Pacific Junction Thursday, April 28.

  • Aquatic Center Admission Rates Disclosed

    The city of Glenwood is receiving two grants totaling $15,000 to assist with the start-up of the Glenwood Aquatic Center and city council members heard last Tuesday night how that money will be spent.

    They also heard about pricing for the coming season, which is expected to begin about July 1 and last for half a normal season.

    Mary Gunderson of the Glenwood Aquatic Center Committee made a presentation regarding the grants. One was for $10,000 from Ash Grove and the other was for $5,000 from Casey’s, which is paying $1,000 per year.

  • City Council Sets RAGBRAI Vendor Fees

    The Glenwood City Council approved an ordinance regarding permits and fees for activities associated with RAGBRAI.

    The action came during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, April 26. Other RAGBRAI topics were addressed as well.

    Permits, Fees

    All of the fees and permit regulations are outlined in the ordinance, which is published as a legal notice in today’s edition of The Opinion-Tribune.

  • Cafe Piano Player Has Lifelong Passion For Music

    MALVERN - Stop in for lunch over the noon hour at the Classic Café in Malvern and there’s a good chance you’ll catch pianist Bill Gilbert playing a familiar show tune or easy listening number.

    Gilbert, 85, comes by the café three or four times a week (usually during the lunch hour) to play the piano perched on a loft near the front window.