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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • City looks at bringing back reserve police unit

    The city of Glenwood is taking steps to bring back its reserve police force.

    Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen said guidelines for the unit are still being established, but he envisions a reserve force of at least 10 volunteer  officers available to support and supplement the department’s regular full-time officers.

    “The reserves would help maximize the number of officers on for any one shift,” Johansen said.

    “They would also assist with crowd control, traffic enforcement and with special events.”

  • City, county asked to assist in securing Glen Haven Village loan

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors and Glenwood City Council have been asked to assist the Glen Haven Home Board of Directors in securing a USDA - Rural Development loan for the construction of the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled-care nursing facility.

  • Members of SW Iowa mission group enriched by their experience in Belize

    In mid June, 32 southwest Iowa residents traveled down to Belize to give a week of their time and effort on a mission trip.

    The mission trip was organized through International Servants, a nonprofit Christian mission group based in Texas. This was the first year that Rich Van Dellen, 79, got a group large enough to go over by themselves—without having to join another group.

  • Sea of Sunflowers

    Take a drive down 182nd Street, a few miles south from Allis Road, and you can’t miss it.

    Tucked away in the Missouri River valley of western Mills County stands a spectacular field of bright yellow sunflowers. On a sunny summer morning, the 10-acre patch lights up the rolling countryside surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans.

    The sunflower field is on federal land managed on contract by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

  • 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.

  • New Ownership Brings New Look, New Feel To Hotel

    The Glenwood community got its first look at the Hotel Arthur last week and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive from curious citizens impressed by the remarkable renovation of the 41-year-old building.

    Formerly known as the Western Inn Motor Lodge, the structure at 707 S. Locust St. was purchased last year by Ryan and DeShawne Sell and  transformed into a sparkling, modern-day lodging facility. The Sells offered tours of the hotel during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday sponsored by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Optimist Club Sweet Corn Sale A Summer Tradition

    Selling sweet corn has become a summer ritual for the Glenwood Optimist Club.

    For the past decade, the Optimists have sold Mills County-grown sweet corn as a major fund raiser for the civic club that supports a variety of youth-related programs and activities in the Glenwood area throughout the year.

    The popular Honey and Cream bi-color and Summer Gold yellow sweet corn is grown by Glenwood Optimist Club member and Mills County Master Corn Grower David Sieck and his son Evan.