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Today's News

  • 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.

  • GCHS Jazz Band 3rd At State

    Earning the highest ranking in school history, the Glenwood Community High School Jazz Band was awarded third place in Class 3A at the April 4 Iowa Jazz Championships.

    Glenwood competed with 15 Class 3A bands at the state competition, marking the third consecutive year Glenwood has earned a top five ranking and 14th year the band has placed in the top 10. Harlan and Cedar Rapids Xavier earned first place and runner-up honors in Class 3A.

  • 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.

  • Mild winter a boost for construction of Lakin Community Center in Malvern

    MALVERN - A mild winter with minimal snowfall has been beneficial to the construction work taking place on the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center on the Mills County Fairgrounds.
    The shell of the 16,000 square-foot facility has been standing for weeks and construction workers have continued to make progress, even during a rainy first two weeks of spring.

  • 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.”

  • Love's Breaks Ground On Mills County Travel Stop

    A little rain and frigid wind didn’t stand in the way of this historic moment.

    The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last Wednesday at the future home of Love’s Travel Stop along Highway 34 and 188th Street in Mills County.

  • 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.