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Today's News

  • Pickleball court campaign in Glenwood gaining momentum

    The construction of an outdoor pickleball complex in Glenwood is moving closer to becoming a reality.

    The Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee has now solicited over $25,000 in donations and pledges to help turn the city’s deteriorated tennis courts on South Vine Street into a six-court pickleball complex.

  • 'A Working Man's Doctor'

    He enjoyed science and biology classes in junior high and high school, but as a child Robert Fryzek never envisioned a life devoted to practicing medicine.

    “When I was in the eighth grade, they had us write down what we wanted to be. I wanted to be a conductor on a train,” the 83-year-old and soon-to-be retired Glenwood physician recalled during a recent interview. “I was in the Boy Scouts for one year in the ninth grade. I only got one merit badge and that was for safety and health, so it must have been in the back of my mind.”

  • City Releases Aquatic Center Financial Numbers

    The city of Glenwood has released financial numbers for the Glenwood Aquatic Center’s first full year of operations.

    The $5 million facility opened in July 2016 for an abbreviated season, meaning the city wouldn’t get a clear glimpse of the operating expenses required for a complete summer of swimming until 2017.

  • Rural Mills County Fire Leaves Family Homeless

    The residents of a rural Mills County rental house lost their home and most of their belongings in a fire Thursday afternoon.

    Firefighters from Glenwood and Pacific Junction responded to a blaze at the 122-year-old, two-story farmhouse, located at 64789 232nd Street (near 232nd and Pease Road).

    The fire, which is believed to have started in a wood-burning stove in the kitchen, was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Firefighters worked for over three hours putting out the fire and securing the property.

  • Solar Power

    Adriano’s Brick Oven pizza restaurant is going green.

    Once all of the electrical connections are completed this week, the popular Glenwood eatery on the west side of Town Square will become the first business in town being powered by solar energy.

    Workers from Solar Heat and Electric were on the roof of the business last week installing 18 solar panels that will be connected to an inverter box.

  • Rodeo Mom

    She’s raising four children and helping her husband run a successful auction business, but that isn’t preventing Glenwood’s Korrina Hughes from pursuing her passion of raising horses and competing as a barrel racer on the regional rodeo circuit.

    A native of Utica, Neb., Hughes competes in at least two dozen rodeos a year and has worked her way up to become one of the top barrel racers on the Prairie Circuit of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.

  • Ag Secretary Northey makes Mills County stop

    MALVERN - Bill Northey  made what’s expected to be his final Mills County appearance at Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Monday evening at the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center.

    Northey, who has served as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture since 2007, is awaiting Senate confirmation for a newly-created federal position in Washington, D.C. - Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation.

  • 1 Veteran 2 Wars

    HASTINGS – Bill Pavkov’s military medals are neatly displayed in a framed case. On the right side of the case are his medals awarded for his service during World War II and on the left side are his decorations earned in the Korean War.
    Pavkov, who turned 90 earlier this fall, is one of those rare U.S. military veterans who had the distinction of serving his country in two wars.

  • In The Eye of The Storm

    Seven weeks have now passed since Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico, but San Juan resident John LaRue, a Glenwood native, said there are no signs that living conditions for the island’s nearly 3.4 million inhabitants will return to normalcy anytime soon.

    “The damage is catastrophic,” John said in an e-mail exchange with The Opinion-Tribune last week. “People have no power or water and some even have to wait in six-hour gas lines just to get to work or get to a grocery store.”

  • Century-old building getting face lift, new life

    A century-old building south of Glenwood’s Town Square is getting a major makeover.

    Located near the Walnut Street - Coolidge Street intersection, owner Kris Taylor is renovating the two-story structure that’s served multiple purposes and housed several businesses over the years, including a chiropractor’s office, barber shop, laundromat and dry cleaner. The entire structure, located on the southeast corner of the intersection, is actually two separate buildings that share a common wall.