Today's News

  • Lincoln barn quilt a ‘passion’ project

        South of Glenwood near Pacific Junction sits a big white barn.  The barn has been a staple of Southwest Iowa for more than 100 years. It’s leaning a bit, but the people in the community still know about it.  The barn, and the farm it sits on, belongs to the Lincoln family.

  • High and Dry

        Saturday’s scattered showers didn’t provide much relief to the severe drought conditions plaguing southwest Iowa. Persistently dry weather continues to stress crops and livestock in Mills County and across the Midwest, threatening food and ethanol supplies and fueling fears of higher costs to those commodities.

  • Mission Work In Sudan

    Glenwood Pastor Evan Welcher has a vision.

    “I want people to be obedient to Christ,” the senior pastor at Glenwood’s First Christian Church said.

      Welcher and his wife, Danielle, are passionate about being disciples of Christ. In June, the couple took a mission trip to Emmanuel Christian Training Centre and Academy in Goli, South Sudan.

  • New City Council Member Appointed

    An Omaha police officer has been selected to fill the open at-large seat on the Glenwood City Council formerly held by Clare Bangs.

    Steve Fornoff, 41, was selected over Jeremy Rodman to fill the vacancy by a 3-1 vote of the city council last Tuesday, Aug. 7. The seat became open when Bangs resigned from the council earlier this summer after moving outside the city limits.

  • New Jail Could Open in 2014

    Construction of the Mills County Law Enforcement Center is expected to begin in the spring or early summer of 2013 and will take about one year to complete.

    Mills County residents approved the $6.4 million facility in a special election Tuesday, Aug. 7, by a 987-441 (69-31 percent) margin. The Mills County Law Enforcement Center will replace the existing Mills County Jail and Sheriff’s Office, built in 1915. The new facility to be constructed in an industrial area at 500 Railroad Ave. in Glenwood, will house the sheriff's office and a 24-bed jail.

  • Mills County Sheriff 8/15/12

        Aug. 5 – Otis Turner of Pacific Junction reported a burglary and theft.

        Aug. 6 – Jeffrey Trumble of Pacific Junction reported criminal mischief.
        Aug. 6 – Pat Paulsen of Emerson reported a theft.
        Aug. 9 – Irving Parker of Emerson reported a theft.


  • Jail Bond Issue Passes

    Mills County residents have passed a $6.4 million bond issue for the construction of a Mills County Law Enforcement Center. In a county-wide vote Tuesday, the bond issue passed by a margin of 987-441 (69-31 percent). More details from the election will be published in the Aug. 15 print and online editions of The Opinion-Tribune.

  • New Library Programs On Horizon

        The Glenwood Public Library's basement renovation may be finished, but the excitement has just started.
        The fall will bring several new programs to the library. Director Angela Campbell found out in mid-July that the Library Foundation has received a $35,000 grant for the creation of a living literacy lab.

  • Glenwood Water Woes

    The city of Glenwood’s water system continues to be in violation of established drinking water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Glenwood Senior Center Menu Aug 9-15

    Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. 8 - 11 a.m.
    Exercise Classes (6 weeks): Tues & Thurs, 10 - 11 a.m.
    Coffee Time: Mon. - Fri. 8 - 11:30 a.m. • Sat.; 8 - 11 a.m.; Ladies’ Coffee: Mon. 10 - 11 a.m.
    Cards, Table Games & Dominoes: Mon. - Fri. 1-4 p.m.
    Meals (served at 11:45 M-F)
    ($3 for Seniors 60 & up, Reserve day before by noon at 527-4213. Includes drinks & dessert.)