Today's News

  • City Defining Qualifications To Serve On GVFD

    The Glenwood City Council  is working on changes to its code of ordinances to better define qualifications for individuals who serve on the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department.

    Under legislation being considered by the council, all fire department members will be required to meet the following criteria:

    - Be a U.S. citizen and Glenwood resident or live within three miles of the city limits;

    - Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment;

    - Have a current Iowa driver’s license;

  • Air Force Band Holiday Concert Tickets Going Fast

     A very limited supply of tickets remain available for the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band’s Dec. 8 holiday concert in Glenwood. The free concert, co-sponsored by The Opinion-Tribune and  the Glenwood Community School District, will take place at 2 p.m. in the Glenwood Community High School Performing Arts Center.

    Tickets can be picked up in person at The Opinion-Tribune office, Glenwood State Bank and First National Bank. Tickets will be limited to four per request.

  • School District Pursuing Additional Gym

     A $3.5 - $4 million auxiliary gymnasium being proposed for Glenwood Community High School was the focus of lengthy discussion at last Monday’s regular meeting of the Glenwood School Board following a power-point presentation by GCHS activities director Jeff Bissen.

    Bissen’s presentation included diagrams and schedules showing current usage of gymnasiums throughout the district and how adding a second competition-size gym at the high school would benefit student athletes and their families.

  • Glenwood Senior Center 11/27/13

    Glenwood Senior Center
    Located at 20 N Vine St.
    Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. 8 - 11 a.m.
    Exercise Classes
    (6 weeks)
    Tuesday & Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m.
    Coffee Time: Mon. - Fri. 8 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.; Sat.; 8 - 11 a.m.
    Ladies’ Coffee
    Mon. 10 - 11 a.m.
    Cards, Table Games & Dominoes
    Mon. - Fri. 1-4 p.m.

    (served at 11:45 M-F)
    $3.50 for Seniors 60 & up. Reserve day before by noon at 527-4213. Includes drinks & dessert.

  • Mills County Sheriff Reports 11/27/13

        Nov. 9 – Zackary Jones of Malvern reported  criminal mischief.
        Nov. 9 – Brian Delanty of Glenwood reported a burglary and theft.
        Nov. 9 – Susan Rusc-Vanderpool of Malvern reported criminal mischief.
        Nov. 20 – Cindy Morrical of Glenwood reported a burglary and criminal mischief.
        Nov. 20 – Jody Pitcox of Glenwood reported a burglary.


  • Glenwood Police Reports 11/27/13

        Nov. 10 – Flora Jens of Glenwood reported a criminal mischief.
        Nov. 11 – Glenwood Community School District reported a theft.
        Nov. 13 – Christopher Duncan of Council Bluffs reported a domestic abuse assault.
        Nov. 13 – Glenwood Farm Equipment of Glenwood reported a burglary and theft.
        Nov. 15 – Nykola Nyznyk of Glenwood reported a serious assault.

  • glenwood Community Schools menu 11/27/13

    Glenwood Community Elementary Schools
    Nov. 28 - Dec. 4, 2013

    (100% fruit juice and milk served with breakfast)
        Thursday - Thanks-giving Day, No school.
        Friday - No school.
        Monday - Cereal & Crackers.
        Tuesday - Donut & Cheese Stick.
        Wednesday – Biscuit & Sausage Gravy.

        Thursday – Thanks-giving. No school.

  • Mills County District Court 11/27/13

    James Heckerman
        Steven Darrell Howard, Glenwood – first-degree harassment, pleaded guilty, deferred judgment, one year probation, ordered to pay $625 civil penalty, court costs and fees.

        Matthew James Maly, Council Bluffs - driving while license is barred, pleaded guilty, sentenced to 10 days in county jail with credit given for six days served, ordered to pay court costs and fees.
    Greg Steensland

  • P.J. Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Baby

    A Pacific Junction man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a 13-month-old baby girl, Aliyanna L. May. The child died Feb. 2. The plea agreement was reached Monday in Mills County District Court.

    Colby Ray Puckett, 23, will be sentenced Jan. 13. Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said the mandatory sentence in Iowa for second-degree murder is 50 years in prison.  Puckett will be required to serve at least 35 years before being considered for parole, Hansen said.

  • Interpretive Center Site Approved

    The Iowa Preserves Advisory Board has approved the site for the proposed Loess Hills Archaeological Interpretive Center near Glenwood.

    The recommended location is near the intersection of Highway 34 and Levi Road, south of the Glenwood city limits in what’s currently known as Foothills Park. The land is part of a 906-acre state preserve.