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Today's News

  • Pastor says sign board post ‘not a controversial stance’

    A Glenwood pastor said he’s surprised by the amount of publicity and social media conversation a message he posted on a church sign board has generated.

    First Christian Church of Glenwood Pastor Evan Welcher posted the message, “White Supremacy Is Sin. Say It,” on Aug. 12, in response to the racially-motivated protests and violent altercations that had taken place earlier that weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

  • IWCC students, Glenwood firefighters team up for training

    Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students from Iowa Western Community College joined personnel from Glenwood Fire and Rescue for a unique day of training Thursday outside the Glenwood Fire Station.

    The 10 students, who were completing their last week  of a year-long training program, got first-hand experience  on the use of the “Jaws of Life” extrication equipment and trauma assessment.

    Equipment belonging to Glenwood Fire and Rescue and vehicles donated by local salvage and towing providers were used in the training.

  • Glenwood student wins national Woodmen speech contest

    A Glenwood student has won the Modern Woodmen of America National Speech Contest.

    Madeline Becker, who completed 8th grade last May at the Glenwood Middle School, was recognized during an award presentation ceremony Aug. 9 in the media center at Glenwood Community High School. Friends, relatives and school district officials attended the ceremony.

  • Total Eclipse Of The Heartland

    It’s being billed as one of the most-significant astronomical events in our nation’s history.

    On Monday, Aug. 21, the moon will make a rare pass directly between Earth and the sun, giving the United States its first total solar eclipse since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast eclipse in 99 years.

    Moving in a diagonal and southeasterly direction at a speed of over 1,800 mph, the eclipse will begin near Lincoln Beach, Ore., at 9:05 a.m. (PDT), with totality beginning there at 10:16 a.m. (PDT). 

  • Congressman Has 'Open Office' In Glenwood

    Mills County constituents had a chance to meet one-on-one with third district U.S. Congressman David Young last Wednesday at Glenwood City Hall.

    Young’s “Open Office” meetings, which he holds every summer in each of the third district’s 16 counties, has the congressman meeting with citizens for five to 10 minutes privately to discuss opinions, concerns, and ideas about the issues being discussed in Congress or to get assistance with problems they may be having with a federal agency or program.

  • Market On The Move?

    “Why can’t Glenwood do something like Malvern?”

    That’s a question Jeni Kirsch hears often from customers, fellow business owners and Glenwood residents who believe the city’s Town Square isn’t being utilized enough for public events and social gatherings, like the Wednesday evening farmers market at Glenwood Lake Park. Kirsch and others see the attendance and success Malvern is enjoying with its Main Street farmers market and summer concert series and they wonder why Glenwood can’t do something similar.

  • 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.