http://www.opinion-tribune.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Young Glenwood Man Gave His Life At Pearl Harbor http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/young-glenwood-man-gave-his-life-pearl-harbor <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/robert_jackson.jpg" alt="Robert Woods Jackson" title="Robert Woods Jackson" align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> <em><strong>EDITOR&#39;S NOTE - </strong>With today marking the 75th anniversary of the Empire of Japan&rsquo;s attack on Pearl Harbor, we honor the service and memory of Robert Woods Jackson - Mills County&rsquo;s first casualty of World War II. It&rsquo;s a story we&#39;ve shared before and one we should never forget.</em><br /> <br /> Congressman hears plan for Glen Haven Village http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/congressman-hears-plan-glen-haven-village <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/glen_haven_village1.jpg" alt="U.S. Rep. David Young listens to a presentation about the Glen Haven Village project from Glen Haven board member Larry Raabe." title="U.S. Rep. David Young listens to a presentation about the Glen Haven Village project from Glen Haven board member Larry Raabe." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> U.S. Rep. David Young said he&rsquo;s impressed with the plan to bring the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled nursing care facility to the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC).</p> <p> Last week, Iowa&rsquo;s 3rd District congressman listened to a presentation about the $3.2 million project, given by Larry Raabe, a member of the Glen Haven Home Board of Directors.</p> Construction progress being made on Lakin Community Center site http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/construction-progress-being-made-lakin-community-center-site <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lakin_community_center.jpg" alt="Crews work at the site of the $2.75 million Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center on the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern." title="Crews work at the site of the $2.75 million Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center on the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> MALVERN -&nbsp; The footings are in and the underground infrastructure is coming together at the construction site for the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center on the Mills County Fairgrounds.</p> Glenwood among three stem cell, bone marrow donor drive sites Dec. 3 http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-among-three-stem-cell-bone-marrow-donor-drive-sites-dec-3 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/annika_vohs.jpg" alt="Three stem cell / bone marrow drives are taking place Saturday, in Glenwood, Treynor and Villisca in honor of Annika Vohs (above) and Rich Fast. Both are battling cancers that may require transplants in the near future." title="Three stem cell / bone marrow drives are taking place Saturday, in Glenwood, Treynor and Villisca in honor of Annika Vohs (above) and Rich Fast. Both are battling cancers that may require transplants in the near future." align="left" hspace="6" width="81" height="85" /><p> Glenwood will be among three southwest Iowa communities conducting stem cell / bone marrow donor drives Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.</p> <p> The drives, which are also taking place in Treynor and Villisca, are in honor of Annika Vohs and Rich Fast, who both may be in the need a transplant in the near future. &nbsp;</p> Donors come forward to light Town Square tree http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/donors-come-forward-light-town-square-tree <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/home_for_holidays.jpg" alt="The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home For The Holidays celebration will kick off Thursday at 5 p.m. with a holiday sing-along and tree-lighting ceremony." title="The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home For The Holidays celebration will kick off Thursday at 5 p.m. with a holiday sing-along and tree-lighting ceremony." align="left" hspace="6" width="134" height="85" /><p> There will be a lighted tree on Glenwood&rsquo;s Town Square this holiday season after all, thanks to the generosity of some 11th-hour donors.</p> <p> Just weeks after the city of Glenwood announced it didn&rsquo;t have the funds to replace damaged Christmas lights for the large evergreen tree on the southwest corner of Town Square, Glenwood city clerk Angie Winquist said several donors came forward to fund lights for the tree, including Dr. Paul Albertson, the Glenwood Outcasts, Frank Desparrois and Kelly Anderson.</p> Former earth lodge site targeted for proposed Glenwood trailhead http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/former-earth-lodge-site-targeted-proposed-glenwood-trailhead <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/earth_lodge_site.jpg" alt="The former Glenwood Earth Lodge site has been vacant since 2015. The area has been targeted as the possible trailhead for a Glenwood trail project." title="The former Glenwood Earth Lodge site has been vacant since 2015. The area has been targeted as the possible trailhead for a Glenwood trail project." align="left" hspace="6" width="152" height="85" /><p> Big changes could be in the works for the former Glenwood Earth Lodge Site.</p> <p> The site at 206 E. Sharp St., a three-acre triangle of land wedged between the Keg Creek, Glenwood Community High School and Sharp Street across from Glenwood Lake Park, could be the future site of a trailhead that would run along Keg Creek and possibly connect to the Wabash Trace.</p> Fremont-Mills SD clears final hurdle in $5.6 million addition http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/fremont-mills-sd-clears-final-hurdle-56-million-addition <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fm_work_front_addition2.jpg" alt="Dirt work is completed and construction will begin soon on the early childhood development center and auditorium additions at Fremont-Mills Community School. The $5.6 million project is expected to be completed in January of 2018." title="Dirt work is completed and construction will begin soon on the early childhood development center and auditorium additions at Fremont-Mills Community School. The $5.6 million project is expected to be completed in January of 2018." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> The Fremont-Mills School District has selected three contractors and cleared the final major hurdle on its $5.6 million early childhood development center and auditorium addition.</p> GCSD changes truancy policies http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/gcsd-changes-truancy-policies <p> Glenwood Board of Education members are making changes to the school district&rsquo;s truancy policy they hope will give administrators more flexibility and students an extra layer of accountability.</p> <p> The school&rsquo;s new policy, which had its first reading at last Monday&rsquo;s school board meeting, only slightly varies from it&rsquo;s current plan for truancy, or chronic absenteeism. The current policy has the school notifying parents of the five and 10 day absence mark and then proceeding to court ordered mediation at 15 days.</p>