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Today's News

  • District, Teachers’ Union Still Negotiating Contract

    The Glenwood Community School District and representatives from the Glenwood Education Association will continue contract negotiations Thursday on a new teachers’ contract.

    The two sides had met previously on April 5 to exchange initial bargaining proposals for next year’s contracts. The Glenwood Education Association (GEA), representing the teachers, and the Glenwood Board of Education, represented by Lynch-Dallas, a Cedar Rapids-based law firm, met for over three hours in initial negotiations in the high school media center and left without a new contract.

  • Pony Express Rides Again

    For 50 years, Pony Express Riders of Iowa volunteers have been riding horses and raising money across the state to support Iowa Easter Seals and children and adults with disabilities.

    The organization’s annual Good Friday / Easter weekend horseback ride helps raise money for Easter Seals’ Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines. Regional rides begin on Good Friday at various points throughout the state and converge in Des Moines Saturday afternoon for a parade into Camp Sunnyside and an evening victory dance.

  • School Board Approves Slight Budget, Levy Hikes

    The Glenwood Community School District budget will see a slight increase next year.

    Following a public hearing Monday evening at the high school media center, the Glenwood Board of Director’s unanimously approved its $43.9 million budget for the 2017-2018 school year. The budget shows an increase of $232,277 – or about .5 percent – above the district’s current re-estimated 2016-2017 budget. No comments from the public were voiced during Monday’s hearing.

  • School District Officials Disappointed By PPEL Vote

    Glenwood Community School District officials say they are disappointed, but not necessarily surprised voters rejected a 10-year tax levy to fund the nearly $6 million overhaul of Ram Memorial Field and the high school athletic complex in a special election last Tuesday, April 4.

  • Council passes final reading of ordinance to establish utility franchise fees

    The Glenwood City Council has passed the third and final reading of ordinances that establish franchise fees on the city’s two major utility providers - Black Hills Energy and MidAmerican Energy.

    The establishment of the 5-percent franchise fees were approved unanimously at the city council’s regular meeting Tuesday, March 28.

    Beginning July 1, natural gas customers of Black Hills Energy and electrical customers of MidAmerican Energy residing within the city limits of Glenwood will begin seeing the 5-percent franchise fee on their monthly statements.

  • Ticket distribution for U.S. Navy concert begins Friday

    The distribution of free tickets for the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus concert in Glenwood will begin Friday.

    The Sea Chanters - the official chorus of the United States Navy - will perform on Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m., in the Glenwood Community High School Performing Arts Auditorium.

    Concert tickets, a limit of four per person, will be available at First National Bank, Glenwood State Bank and The Opinion-Tribune newspaper office.

  • Every Quilt Has A Story To Tell At Hillsdale Church

    More than 130 quilts were on display Saturday at Hillsdale United Methodist Church as part of a fundraiser that’s become a tradition at the rural Glenwood church.

    “We have a quilt show every two years,” Barb Sell said. “We’ve been doing this about 20 years and interest just keeps growing.”

  • School District PPEL Vote April 4

    Residents of the Glenwood Community School District will go to the polls Tuesday, April 4, to decide the fate of a 10-year, Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) to fund the overhaul of the district’s athletic complex, a project that’s expected to carry a price tag of up to $6 million. Voting will take place at the Glenwood American Legion Hall (104 N. Vine St.) from noon - 8 p.m. Early / absentee ballots are available now at the Mills County Auditor’s Office.

  • Fundraisers planned for teen in need of double-lung transplant

        Two special fundraisers are planned in the coming weeks to assist the family of an 18-year-old Glenwood Community High School student on the waiting list for a double-lung transplant.
        Hannah DeLashmutt, the daughter of Kenneth and Destiny DeLashmutt, has lived her entire life with Cystic Fibrosis and is now in need of the life-saving transplant.

  • If PPEL vote fails, GCSD ‘piecemeal’ effort likely to update athletic complex

    The Glenwood Athletic Complex originally opened in the late 1940s. Even with some additions and improvements, the football field, bleachers and field house appear much the same way they did 50 years ago.

    With or without voter approval April 4 on a $6 million Physical Plant and Equipment (PPEL) levy to pay for an overhaul of the complex, the Glenwood Community School District still faces the prospect of having to repair and update the aging facility along Sivers Road.