Today's News

  • First-degree Murder Conviction

    An Ohio man could spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of first-degree murder in the September shooting death of a Glenwood teen.

    A Mills County jury deliberated for about two and one-half hours Friday before announcing its “guilty” verdict in the state’s case against Mark Alan Troutman, 27, of Sylvania, Ohio.

  • Murder Trial Begins In Glenwood

    Opening arguments were heard in a trial Tuesday afternoon at the Mills County Courthouse for a 27-year-old Ohio man charged with first-degree murder.

    Mark Alan Troutman is accused of fatally shooting 18-year-old Kathryn “Katie” Weber-Kuhl outside the Linnwood Estates Assisted Living facility last September.

  • Young Glenwood Man Gave His Life At Pearl Harbor

    EDITOR'S NOTE - With today marking the 75th anniversary of the Empire of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, we honor the service and memory of Robert Woods Jackson - Mills County’s first casualty of World War II. It’s a story we've shared before and one we should never forget.

  • Congressman hears plan for Glen Haven Village

    U.S. Rep. David Young said he’s impressed with the plan to bring the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled nursing care facility to the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC).

    Last week, Iowa’s 3rd District congressman listened to a presentation about the $3.2 million project, given by Larry Raabe, a member of the Glen Haven Home Board of Directors.

  • Construction progress being made on Lakin Community Center site

    MALVERN -  The footings are in and the underground infrastructure is coming together at the construction site for the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center on the Mills County Fairgrounds.

  • Glenwood among three stem cell, bone marrow donor drive sites Dec. 3

    Glenwood will be among three southwest Iowa communities conducting stem cell / bone marrow donor drives Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    The drives, which are also taking place in Treynor and Villisca, are in honor of Annika Vohs and Rich Fast, who both may be in the need a transplant in the near future.  

  • Former earth lodge site targeted for proposed Glenwood trailhead

    Big changes could be in the works for the former Glenwood Earth Lodge Site.

    The site at 206 E. Sharp St., a three-acre triangle of land wedged between the Keg Creek, Glenwood Community High School and Sharp Street across from Glenwood Lake Park, could be the future site of a trailhead that would run along Keg Creek and possibly connect to the Wabash Trace.


    The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band will be spreading holiday cheer in Glenwood again next month.

    Through the sponsorship of The Opinion-Tribune newspaper and Glenwood Community School District, the band from Offutt Air Force Base is returning to Glenwood for a fourth straight year to present its 2016 “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert in the Glenwood Community High School auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m.


    For the past six decades, Glenwood banker John Dean has been at the forefront of the Glenwood Municipal Utilities (GMU) Board.

    He was there when the board made the controversial move to add fluoride to Glenwood’s water back in the 1950s. He’s been there for the construction of new water plants, new towers and storage tanks and the expansion of service to outlying areas. In 2003, the water board took over management and maintenance of the city sewer system.

  • Mills County Election Results

    PRESIDENT - Donald Trump (R) 5050, Hillary Clinton (D) 2080, Gary Johnson (L) 303.

    US SENATE - Chuck Grassley (R) 5267, Patty Judge (D) 1734.

    US HOUSE DISTRICT 3 - David Young (R) 5031, Jim Mowrer (D) 1747, Bryan Holder (L) 356.

    STATE SENATE DISTRICT 12 - Mark Costello (R) 5138, Don Brantz (L) 1615.

    STATE HOUSE OF REP. DISTRICT 23 - David Sieck (R) 5129, Craig Florian (D) 2224.

    COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS (Elect 2) - Lonnie Mayberry (R) 5151, Carol Vinton (R) 4861.