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  • OMAHA - Memphis, the musical the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, will play at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater Tuesday, Jan. 15 through Sunday, Jan.  20, as part of the Omaha Performing Arts Broadway series.

    Tickets for Memphis start at $25 and are available online at TicketOmaha.com; by phone at 402.345.0606  or at the Ticket Omaha office in the Holland Performing Arts Center.

  • In all reality, little has changed for the Glenwood Rotary Club over the past 90 years.

        Members still meet on Thursday nights for dinner and an evening of fellowship, the club has 22 members (the same number it had in 1922) and most importantly, the club is continuing its mission of giving back to the Glenwood Community.

  •     Attendees at Keg Creek Days in Glenwood may be familiar with watching children pedal Ken Myers’ small tractors down a stretch of sidewalk.
     

  • Glenwood Pastor Evan Welcher has a vision.

    “I want people to be obedient to Christ,” the senior pastor at Glenwood’s First Christian Church said.

      Welcher and his wife, Danielle, are passionate about being disciples of Christ. In June, the couple took a mission trip to Emmanuel Christian Training Centre and Academy in Goli, South Sudan.

  • Laura Millar, once she gets going, can’t sit still very long. She snaps her fingers, bounces slightly in her seat and travels between the vending machine containing small toys and the dining table. She loves sports.
         “In the summer I like to swim,” said the 9-year-old with curly red hair and a big smile. “Sometimes in winter I play hallway soccer.”

  • Congratulations to the following winners in The Opinion-Tribune's "Like us on Facebook" prize give-away for the month of April:

    $50 gasoline gift card - Sheryl L. Speegle-Morris.

    6-month online subscription to The Opinion-Tribune - Maggi Wyatt and Amellia Hansen.

  • Several ladies, nearly all retired, sat in the non-fiction section of the Glenwood Public library recently for their monthly meeting. Minutes from the last meeting were read, a treasurer’s report was read and a presentation was given.  From the outside, it seemed like the monthly meeting of any social club in any small town across America.  Listening in, however, one notices their treasurer’s report does not include funds coming from a bake sale.

  • Rachel Salerno wants to help people, no matter their age, vitality or nationality.

  • When you hear about a team winning a national
    championship, you assume some type of athletic competition was involved, right?

        Maybe football, basketball or baseball.
        Ever heard of a team winning a national championship for donating blood?
        That’s exactly what a

  • Mills County residents looking for good entertainment don’t need to look far from home. The Mills Masquers community theater group has entertained southwest Iowa residents for 35 years.

      The theater troupe began in 1977, when resident Marge Smith wanted to put on a play for Mills County residents. That play, a melodrama, was called No Opry at the Opera House Tonight.

  • Glenwood Community High School graduate Jeremiah Barns (class of 2000) and his fiancee, Becky Martin, walked into The Fountains Ballroom near Mineola to book a modest wedding in May 2011. They never dreamed that their modest wedding would turn into a $50,000 fairy tale.

        “We were going to try and keep it to $10,000,” Martin said. “Then we found out they were having a contest, and we asked ‘can we get in on that even though we have already booked?”

  •     Glenwood tween Madison Morris, like many 12-year-olds, keeps very busy. She is a nearly straight-A student, plays clarinet in the Glenwood Middle School band, and plays volleyball and basketball for the school.  Morris, however, has one special activity that many of her fellow seventh-grade classmates do not. She has become the Iowa triple-crown champion in ATA Tae kwon do for the second year in a row.

  • Five antique tractors from Mills County have begun a month-long journey to their new home in western Europe.

        The tractors were among 25 sold during an auction last month at the Robert Leick property north of Glenwood. Four of the tractors sold to online bidder Marc Geerkens of Belgium belonged to Leick. The fifth was owned by Elmer Niemoller of Mineola.

  • Glenwood resident Bob Fisher started a holiday hobby that has lasted for 10 years -because of his son’s wedding.

        Fisher’s son, Christian, asked all the men in his wedding party to grow beards for the big day. Bob had never grown a beard , but eventually agreed.
        Bob’s wife, Jan, liked the sight of him with a beard and encouraged him to keep it after the wedding. At that point, she got an idea.

  • Glenwood resident Bob Fisher started a holiday hobby that has lasted for 10 years -because of his son’s wedding.

        Fisher’s son, Christian, asked all the men in his wedding party to grow beards for the big day. Bob had never grown a beard , but eventually agreed.
        Bob’s wife, Jan, liked the sight of him with a beard and encouraged him to keep it after the wedding. At that point, she got an idea.

  • Ask 7-year-old Landen Achenbach what he is excited to do while in Des Moines to attend the Iowa State Fair, and he will happily tell you.

    “Go swimming! And we (Achenbach and his parents) get to stay in a hotel!”

    Swimming, however, is only one part of the weekend. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Achenbach will be one of 70 first-and second-grade students from across the state who will participate in the Iowa State Fair Spelling Bee.

  •     MINEOLA - An 8-foot by 8-foot quilt painted on two sheets of professional sign board is bringing new life and attention to a century-old barn on a rural Mineola farmstead owned by Randy and Lisa Tallman.
        The quilt was painted by Lisa Tallman’s mother, Gloria Plumer Ross.

  • Ask Wilma and Glenn Johnson what’s the key to a long, happy marriage you might get a joke. But listen closely and you’ll get a little wisdom from a couple who just might know the secret to a long marriage.

    “You have to live a long time,” said Wilma, with a giggle. “No, you don’t take fights to bed with you.”

    “If you have an argument or a fight, you kiss before bed,” Glenn agreed. “You don’t carry grudges, that’s the key.”

    “It makes it easy that when he wakes up, he’s always in a good mood,” said Wilma. “He’s a morning person so he sets the good mood for the day.”

  • It’s been a long haul for Glenwood Transit Line.

    Seventy-one years to be exact.

    The freight, transport and storage business has been a staple of the Glenwood community since shortly after the Great Depression, but Clarence Boles, Jr., and his wife, Helen, say the time is right to close up shop.

    “It’s neat after this length of time to say we’re closing with a positive attitude,” Helen said

    during an interview last week. “We’re not being forced to do this. We’re doing this because the time has come.”

  • March 15 was supposed to be a joyful day for Tim and Melissa Lorang.

    Yes, it was a Monday, the first day of a long work week, but it was also the day of Melissa’s 20-week ultrasound - the day the expecting parents were going to learn the gender of their baby.