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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Mills County Historical Museum Gets A Makeover

    The renovation of the Mills County Historical Museum is a work in progress, but a major portion of the remodel has been completed just in time for a grand reopening this weekend during the annual Keg Creek Day celebration.

    Major renovation work has been taking place at the museum and the surrounding campus at Glenwood Lake Park over the past six months.

  • Glenwood's Field Of Dreams?

    A state-of-the-art, privately-funded football stadium and sports complex featuring an artificial field surface and multi-tiered grandstand with a mezzanine view.

    An expanded press box, locker, meeting and training rooms, new bleachers for home and visitors sides with seating up to 2,700, including 84 premium seats.

    A scenic path linked by a pedestrian bridge to a natural prairie, more parking and a dedicated bus and vehicle unloading zone.

  • Police Seek Witnesses To Plaza Lot Incident

    The Glenwood Police Department is investigating an incident in the Glenwood Plaza parking lot that resulted in a passenger who fell from the bed of a pickup truck being taken by medical helicopter to an Omaha hospital.

  • Three Candidates Seek Two Seats On School Board

    Incumbent Theresa Romens and two other candidates will compete for a pair of seats on the Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors in the Sept. 8 school board elections.

    Romens, who has served on the Glenwood school board since 2004 and as president since 2008, along with Henry Clark and Curt Becker have filed the necessary paperwork to seek the two at-large seats open this year in Glenwood.

    Clark previously served on the school board from 2009-2012.

  • One Day At A Time

    Dorothy Buch didn’t need time to think of an answer when asked recently what the secret was to reaching her 100th birthday.

    The Linnwood Estates assisted living resident answered the question with one word – vinegar.

    “My little secret is vinegar,” Dorothy said. “Every morning, since I was 25, I drink vinegar, about a teaspoon. I put it in a little glass with about two tablespoons of water. Vinegar is a cleanser and it gets rid a lot of bacteria. I tell people I get pickled every morning.”

  • 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.

  • Glenwood Family Dentistry Moves To New Location

    The staff at Glenwood Family Dentistry is settling in at its new location – the former Glenwood City Hall building at 107 S. Locust St.

    Glenwood Family Dentistry, owned and operated by Dr. Paul Albertson, was started in the early 1970s by Dr. Dennis Gray who retired five years ago. The practice was previously housed at 514 First St.

    “The other building was over 100 years old and had been kind of cobbled together,” Dr. Albertson said. “It wasn’t designed to be a dental office, so we always had to retrofit things to get it to work.

  • Anchor Family Services Director Says Founder Made 'An Honest Mistake'

    The director of Anchor Family Services in Glenwood said the business’ founder and former executive director Suzan Griswold made “an honest mistake” that was self-reported to state officials and he expects her to be fully exonerated of criminal charges.

    Griswold, 51, of Elkhorn, Neb., is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison; and fraudulent practice in the first degree, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $1,000 - $10,000.