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Today's News

  • City's Fiscal Year Ended With $116,000 General Fund Deficit

    According to a financial report submitted to the state of Iowa, the city of Glenwood’s general fund had a deficit of $116,140 at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 fiscal year that ended June 30.

    The 2015 fiscal year deficit marks the second consecutive year the city’s general fund has ended the year in the red. The general fund deficit was $297,000 at the conclusion of the 2014 fiscal year.

    The financial report was submitted to the state in November by the city’s auditing firm – Council Bluffs-based Hamilton and Associates.

  • The Road to Recovery

    Dave Blum doesn’t remember the accident.

    A swath of his memory from that August night, erased in a blur of light and smashing metal.

    The scars, however, remain.

  • Home for the Holidays festivities kick-off Dec. 3

    Caroling and the traditional tree-lighting ceremony Thursday evening on Town Square will help kick off the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home for the Holidays celebration. The following festivities are planned as part of the four-day event:

    Thursday, Dec. 3
    4:30 p.m. - Coffee and cocoa served at City Hall (5 Vine St.) by Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Black Hills Energy.
    5:15 p.m. - Caroling and tree-lighting ceremony on southeast corner of Town Square.

  • Comic book coming to life at Glenwood library

    A comic book is coming to life at the Glenwood Public Library.

    More than a dozen members of the Teen Advisory group are creating the book, which is expected to be completed in December.

    Each Teen Advisory member is drawing his or her own page with a specific theme.
    Sarah Clayton’s page in the book is about a potato that kidnapped a carrot princess and the other carrots in her kingdom are rallying to rescue her.

  • Exterior Wall of Former Restaurant Building Collapses

    An insurance adjuster and structural engineer are expected to be in Glenwood Tuesday to assess the damage and condition of a building southwest of Town Square that began collapsing Sunday morning.

    The structure at 104 S. Walnut St. most recently housed Doodle’s Grill. Before that, it was the home to the Oasis restaurant.

  • Candidates Weigh In On Unexpected Run-off Election

    Glenwood’s mayoral and city council candidates didn’t learn until last Tuesday that because of a “majority vote” provision in the city’s code of ordinances, a Dec. 1 run-off election will be necessary to elect a new mayor and two council members.

  • GCHS Seniors Learn Life-saving CPR Skills

    Seniors at Glenwood Community High School spent two hours on the gymnasium floor last week learning how they could help save the life of another person.

    Fulfilling a requirement for graduation, nearly 150 GCHS seniors completed a two-hour CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) class offered by instructors from Iowa Western Community College.

    The students received hands-on instruction and coaching on the proper way to administer chest compressions and rescue breathing.

  • Unexpected Development In Glenwood City Election

    The Glenwood city election has taken an unexpected turn.

    City attorney Matt Woods and Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson have confirmed that a relatively unknown and seldom utilized provision in the city code of ordinances requires a candidate to receive a majority of the vote (more than 50 percent by state definition) to be elected to public office.

  • Heartland of America Band Holiday Concert Set

    The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band is returning to Glenwood next month to spread some holiday cheer.

    The instrumental and vocal musicians from Offutt Air Force Base will present their 2015 “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert at the Glenwood Community High School performing arts auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. The concert is co-sponsored by The Opinion-Tribune and Glenwood Community School District.

  • Home For The Holidays Festivities Planned

    The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a schedule of activities for the annual Home For The Holidays celebration. The following festivities are planned:

    Thursday, Dec. 3

    4:30 p.m. - Coffee and cocoa served at City Hall (5 Vine St.) by Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Black Hills Energy.

    5:15 p.m. - Caroling and tree-lighting ceremony on southeast corner of Town Square.