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Today's News

  • Mild winter a boost for construction of Lakin Community Center in Malvern

    MALVERN - A mild winter with minimal snowfall has been beneficial to the construction work taking place on the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center on the Mills County Fairgrounds.
    The shell of the 16,000 square-foot facility has been standing for weeks and construction workers have continued to make progress, even during a rainy first two weeks of spring.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 2016-2017 The Opinion-Tribune’s Female Athletes of the Year

    Janette Schraft’s high school varsity resume includes eight varsity letters, eight state track meet medals –  including a quartet of gold medals – and a top 11 finish at the state track meet.

    And she’s just a sophomore.

  • 2016-2017 The Opinion-Tribune’s Male Athlete of the Year

    Ask Fremont-Mills football coach Jeremy Christiansen who is the best athlete among the three Phillips brothers he has coached, and the coach laughs and quips, “You’re not going to catch any fish on that one today.”

    “They’re all very good athletes, we’ll put it that way,” the diplomatic Knights’ coach said of the brothers’ Phillips, Seth, Spencer and Sam. “They each have their own strengths.”

  • 2017 All-Mills County Baseball & Softball Teams

    2017 All-Mills County

    Baseball & Softball Teams

     

    Baseball

    IF Dylan Schroeder, Jr., East Mills

    Shortstop hit .500, drove in 28 runs and smacked 9 doubles.

     

    IF Nate Laughlin, Jr., Fremont Mills

    Led Knights with a .406 average, 22 RBIs and 24 stolen bases.

     

    IF Cole Loeffelbein, Sr., Glenwood

    Captain hit team-best .406 with 5 HRs and 31 RBIs.

     

    IF Ethan Fisher, So., Glenwood

  • Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Omaha Murder Suspect

    A 37-year Omaha man arrested early Thursday morning following a traffic stop in Glenwood is now in custody in Omaha on suspicion of first-degree murder.