Today's News

  • Branstad Talks Economic Development During Mills County Visit

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad last visited Mills County just over 11 months ago. The event that day was the ribbon cutting for the Highway 34 Bridge connecting U.S. Interstate 29 in Mills County and to Sarpy County and Highway 75 in Nebraska.

    Last Tuesday, Branstad was back in Pacific Junction for a stop at the Loess Hills Harley Davidson with some words on economic development and the power of infrastructure improvements on rural businesses.

  • Glenwood sweeps Atlantic in Hawk-10 volleyball

    Lyndie VanNess smacked 10 kills and Kaycee Clark eight to lead Glenwood in a 25-13, 25-11, 25-14 sweep of Atlantic in Hawkeye 10 Conference volleyball Thursday.

    “I was happy, overall, with our efforts,” said Glenwood coach Maria Jacobus.  “We had a consistent offense and did a  good job covering the floor on defense.  Our blocking got better as the night progressed and we had numerous players that contributed to the win.”  

  • Rams fourth at A.L. cross country invite

    The Glenwood boys and girls cross country teams both placed fourth at the 47th Annual Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Cross Country Meet Saturday at Iowa Central Community College.

    Harlan took home the boys team title with 45 points. Glenwood was fourth with 143 team points.

    Phoenix Larned of Sioux City West took home the individual title with a time of 17:13.

  • Physical Wolverines dominate in 52-17 victory

    MONDAMIN - The East Mills football team’s game plan was simple in it’s first road game of the season: be physical on both sides of the ball.
    Mission accomplished.

    The Wolverines (2-0) set the tone early with a smashmouth, opening drive and then turned it over to their defense who dominated the line of scrimmage, limiting West Harrison to 12 net yards and zero first downs in the first half of a 52-16 victory at Mondamin Friday night.

  • Glenwood moves to 2-0 with rout of T.J.

    Glenwood dominated Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson from the opening kickoff Friday night en route to a lopsided 45-6 victory at Ram Memorial Field.

    The Rams improved to 2-0 while the Yellowjackets remained winless on the young season.

    “I’m really proud of our team. I thought they played hard,” Glenwood coach Cory Faust said. “We’re starting to practice better and I was happy to see it pay off on game night.

  • City Leaders Hoping To Regain Public Trust

    Financially speaking, it’s been a tough year at City Hall.

    The city administrator and elected leaders have been the subject of public criticism and skepticism since findings of an audit report released in January identified a nearly $300,000 deficit in the city of Glenwood’s general fund account and several shortcomings in the city’s day-to-day financial practices.

  • The Opinion-Tribune's Male Athlete of the Year: Mackenzy Lang, Fremont-Mills

    At 5-feet-9 inches and 160 pounds, Mackenzy Lang is rarely the biggest guy on the field, court or track.

    But rarer even are the times Lang isn’t one of the best athletes on the field, court or track.

    “I am in no way big,” Lang admitted. “I don’t have a lot of weight on me or height. I think there’s advantages to being bigger sure but I never saw my size as playing a part in how I played. I know what I can do and try and do my best every time.”

  • The Opinion-Tribune's Female Athlete of the Year: Macy Williams, Fremont-Mills

    Macy Williams knows exactly when her competitive fire was lit.

    The Fremont-Mills graduate was a laid-back second grader playing in an Optimist basketball tournament. Her team, used to winning the tournament year in and year out, finished a disappointing third place.

    “I played so bad,” Macy said. “I cried all day.”

    And that’s when her mother, Jennifer, stepped in.
    “You can’t win everything so there’s two things you can do: quit or decide to get better,” Macy said her mother told her.

  • Niles Eric Stanley, 56

    Niles Eric Stanley, 56, formerly of Thurman, died on June 29, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at 11 a.m., at Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood with interment at a later dae.

    Niles was born Jan. 7, 1959, to Donald Ross and Mary Lola (Hill) Stanley, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

    Niles is survived by his step-mother, Carol Stanley-Hohnholt of Omaha, Neb.

  • Mills County District Court 7.15.15

    Judge Richard Davidson
        Caitlin Margaret Corley, Glenwood - O.W.I., pleaded guilty, one year deferred judgment, ordered to pay $1,250 civil penalty, court costs and fees.
        Kelly Nicole Hall, Omaha - O.W.I., pleaded guilty, one year deferred judgment, ordered to pay $1,250 civil penalty, court costs and fees.

    Judge Tim O’Grady
        Alexander  D. McKenzie, Omaha - O.W.I., pleaded guilty, sentence suspended to two days in county jail, ordered to pay $1,250 fine, court costs and fees.