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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • FM additions taking shape, on schedule

    The Fremont-Mills Community School District’s early childhood development and auditorium addition is on schedule for a January 2018 completion, according to Superintendent Dr. Chris Herrick.

    Work on the project broke ground last November with a $5.6 million budget. Since that original bid letting, the cost of the project has actually risen to $6 million with the addition of a safe room and a classroom and a 200-stall paved parking lot on the former softball field parcel.

  • School district comfortable taking on additional debt

    The refinancing of bonds over the past five years is not only saving Glenwood Community School District taxpayers nearly $1.2 million in interest payments, but it will also allow for a faster payoff of the district’s remaining debt for the construction of Glenwood Community High School, which opened in 2009.

  • ‘Confidential’ report sheds more light on GRC investigation

    A 34-page report made public last week shed more light on the abuse and neglect of 20 clients at the Glenwood Resource Center. The report was written by a private, medical care-based consulting firm hired by the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS).

  • St. Albert blanks Knights in districts semifinals

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Brandon Williams was perfect.

    Literally.

    The Council Bluffs St. Albert right-hander tossed a perfect five inning game in the Falcons’ 10-0 victory over Fremont-Mills in the Class 1A, District 14 semifinals Thursday.

    In addition to not allowing a hit, Williams fanned nine and did not walk a batter in the shutout victory.

  • Rams fall in district heartbreaker

    The Glenwood baseball team learned a hard lesson in life Friday.

    When given opportunities – in life or on the baseball diamond – it’s crucial to take advantage of them.

    The Rams stranded six runners on base, twice failing to score with a runner on third base and one out and never found their rhythm offensively in a 2-1 loss to Denison  the Class 3A, District 16 post-season opener.

    The loss for the Rams was the first to the Monarchs after sweeping a double-header earlier this season.

  • Central Decatur downs Knights

    Central Decatur jumped out to a 9-0 lead and cruised to a 16-3 victory over Fremont-Mills in boys baseball in Malvern Saturday.

    The Knights (7-6) struggled defensively against the Cardinals, amassing five errors that led to seven unearned runs. In all, five Knights pitchers combined to allow 11 hits and walk six.

    Beau Malcom had two doubles to lead the Knights. Jacob Jenkerson added two hits and drove in a run and Nate Laughlin singled and drove in a run.