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Today's News

  • Glen Haven Village project will be focus of public meeting

    Glenwood-area residents are encouraged to attend a public meeting concerning the proposed $3.2 million Glen Haven Village project and capital campaign on Tuesday, July 12, 7 p.m., in the fellowship hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at Second and Locust St.

    The meeting will be an opportunity for residents to learn more about the project and get their questions answered. There will be a legacy quilt auction and refreshments and hors’ d’oeuvres will be served.

  • Swimmers ready to make a splash

    Glenwood’s $5 million outdoor aquatic center, located adjacent to the auxiliary gymnasium at Glenwood Community High School, will open to the public following a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon, July 8.

    Mary Gunderson, a longtime advocate for the outdoor swimming pool project, said the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m.

    The pool will open around 1 p.m.

  • Blues & Brews on tap Sunday

    The third annual Blues & Brews festival will take center stage Sunday in Glenwood.

    The celebration of Blues music and Iowa craft beers has become an Independence Day tradition and is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Glenwood Lake Park.

    “It’s a fundraiser for the Mills County Trails System,” organizer Randy Romens said. “It’s been a success, but we couldn’t do it without the volunteers and the corporate sponsors we get. The sponsors make it possible.”

  • Poker run raises funds, awareness for fight against breast cancer

    More than 500 participants in the ninth annual “Bikers For Boobies” poker run converged on Glenwood Saturday afternoon to help raise money for the fight against breast cancer and to bring awareness to the disease.

    Glenwood’s Keg Creek Brewing Co. was one of five stops on the event that began in Omaha and passed through southwest Iowa before concluding Saturday night in Ralston, Neb.

  • Mills County Ready To Unveil New Conservation Building

    Jerad Getter admits he and his staff at the Mills County Conservation Office are not only proud, but “pretty darn excited” about their new conservation and nature education building on the grounds of Pony Creek Park.

    “We’re thrilled to be in here and we’re excited about getting the public out here,” Getter said.

  • Love's Announces Plan For Glenwood 'Travel Stop'

    Love’s is coming to Mills County. The Oklahoma-based Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store is in final negotiations to purchase a parcel of land along Highway 34 and 188th Street to build a truck and travel stop.

  • Branstad, Reynolds Hear Glen Haven Village Plan

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds got a first-hand look at one of the cottages on the Glenwood Resource Center that will be part of the Glen Haven Village skilled nursing facility during a one-hour whirlwind tour of the GRC campus Tuesday, May 31.

    Branstad and Reynolds also toured the On With Life brain injury treatment center and made a brief stop at Hospice With Heart, also located in a cottage on the GRC campus.

  • Controversial Horse Trainer Won't Face Neglect Charges

    Rural Glenwood horse trainer Logan Allen, who created a social media firestorm last month when he posted photos on his Facebook page of some controversial training methods, will not be charged with animal neglect.

    Allen, 29, a former first prize winner at the Iowa Horse Fair Colt Starting Challenge, posted three photos on his Facebook page showing a horse with its legs bound, laying on its side, while a hose sprays water on the horse’s face and body.

  • City Council Sets RAGBRAI Vendor Fees

    The Glenwood City Council approved an ordinance regarding permits and fees for activities associated with RAGBRAI.

    The action came during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, April 26. Other RAGBRAI topics were addressed as well.

    Permits, Fees

    All of the fees and permit regulations are outlined in the ordinance, which is published as a legal notice in today’s edition of The Opinion-Tribune.

  • Aquatic Center Admission Rates Disclosed

    The city of Glenwood is receiving two grants totaling $15,000 to assist with the start-up of the Glenwood Aquatic Center and city council members heard last Tuesday night how that money will be spent.

    They also heard about pricing for the coming season, which is expected to begin about July 1 and last for half a normal season.

    Mary Gunderson of the Glenwood Aquatic Center Committee made a presentation regarding the grants. One was for $10,000 from Ash Grove and the other was for $5,000 from Casey’s, which is paying $1,000 per year.