Today's News


    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.

  • Quicker commute on the horizon

    There’s some good news on the horizon for Mills County motorists who travel over the U.S. Highway 34 Missouri River Bridge on a regular basis - the days of waiting for a green light at the U.S. Highway 34/U.S. Highway 75 intersection will soon be over.

    Construction of an overpass interchange is moving at a swift pace and the Nebraska Department of Roads is anticipating the opening of Highway 34 entrance and exit ramps to happen by year’s end.

  • City of Glenwood chicken ordinance passes on 3-2 vote

        Bring on the chickens.
        After months of sometimes heated debate, the Glenwood City Council has passed the final reading of an ordinance that will allow city residents to raise chickens in their back yards. The final vote on the ordinance passed by a 3-2 margin at the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 11. Council members Craig Florian, Jessie Lundvall and Jeremy Rodman voted “yes” on the measure, with Susan Hirschman and  Dan McComb opposed.

  • Owner of former Park Place building asks city for tax break

    The owner of the building that once housed the Park Place skilled nursing care and rehabilitation center has requested an 18-month tax deferment from the city of Glenwood so he can secure a loan to fund a $1.25 million renovation of the property at 114 Green Street.

    Aaron Rodenburg told members of the Glenwood City Council last week he would like to turn the building into a privately-operated assisted living facility that could house between 60-90 residents.

  • Head-on Collision Injures 2, Shuts Down Highway 34

    Two people were injured in a head-on collision late Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 34 in central Mills County.

    Iowa State Patrol investigators said a 2017 Ford pickup truck driven by 62-year-old Allan J. Garrow of Broughton, Ill., was driving eastbound on Highway 34 and pulling a horse trailer, about three miles east of Malvern, shortly after 11 a.m., when his vehicle crossed the centerline for unknown reasons, striking a westbound semi-trailer truck loaded with soybeans driven by 29-year-old Michael William Stamp of Neola.

  • School District Officials Disappointed By PPEL Vote

    Glenwood Community School District officials say they are disappointed, but not necessarily surprised voters rejected a 10-year tax levy to fund the nearly $6 million overhaul of Ram Memorial Field and the high school athletic complex in a special election last Tuesday, April 4.

  • School District PPEL Vote April 4

    Residents of the Glenwood Community School District will go to the polls Tuesday, April 4, to decide the fate of a 10-year, Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) to fund the overhaul of the district’s athletic complex, a project that’s expected to carry a price tag of up to $6 million. Voting will take place at the Glenwood American Legion Hall (104 N. Vine St.) from noon - 8 p.m. Early / absentee ballots are available now at the Mills County Auditor’s Office.

  • Fundraisers planned for teen in need of double-lung transplant

        Two special fundraisers are planned in the coming weeks to assist the family of an 18-year-old Glenwood Community High School student on the waiting list for a double-lung transplant.
        Hannah DeLashmutt, the daughter of Kenneth and Destiny DeLashmutt, has lived her entire life with Cystic Fibrosis and is now in need of the life-saving transplant.