Today's News

  • Writing Miss Daisy

    By Daisy Hutzell Rodman

    In early January 2006 I dropped by the desk of my friend and editor Howard K. Marcus as he shoved on his jacket. “I’m late for a meeting at the Press Club!” he exclaimed.

    “You belong to the Omaha Press Club?” I asked. “I’ve wanted to join for years.”

    This was true. In late fall 1998, Wade and I sat in bar chatting with the people around us.

    “Where do you work?” I asked someone.

  • Mills County District Court 12/4/13

    James Heckerman
        Steven Darrell Howard, Glenwood – first-degree harassment, pleaded guilty, deferred judgment, one year probation,  ordered to pay $625 civil penalty, court costs and fees.
        Matthew James Maly, Council Bluffs – driving while license is barred (habitual offender), pleaded guilty, sentenced to 10 days in county jail with credit given for time served, ordered to pay court costs and fees.

  • glenwood Community Schools menu 12/4/13

    Glenwood Community Schools
    Dec. 5 - 11, 2013

    (100% fruit juice and milk served with breakfast)
        Thursday – Pancake & Syrup.
        Friday – Cereal & Toast.
        Monday - Cereal & Crackers.
        Tuesday - Donut & Cheese Stick.
        Wednesday – French Toast & Syrup.


  • East Mills drops opener, 66-38


    Shenandoah defeated East Mills 66-38 in the girls basketball opener for both teams last Tuesday in Malvern.

    The Wolverines 15-14 after the first quarter but were out-scored 52-23 over the final three quarters.

  • Glenwood’s Smith named first team all state running back

    The Iowa Newspaper Association released its all-state football teams in  Class 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A, A and Eight-Man last week.

    In a poll of state sportswriters, Glenwood senior Spencer Smith was selected as a first team member of the Class 3A first team offense. Smith led the Rams with 1,138 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns on 131 attempts this season. The 5-foot-10, 161 pounder also led Glenwood with 97 tackles and an interception on defense.

  • Rams rout Yellow Jackets in season-opening victory

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Glenwood overcame a slow start by holding Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson scoreless in the first quarter and then rattled off 17 straight points to take control in a 54-14 season-opening victory last Tuesday in Council Bluffs.

  • City Defining Qualifications To Serve On GVFD

    The Glenwood City Council  is working on changes to its code of ordinances to better define qualifications for individuals who serve on the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department.

    Under legislation being considered by the council, all fire department members will be required to meet the following criteria:

    - Be a U.S. citizen and Glenwood resident or live within three miles of the city limits;

    - Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment;

    - Have a current Iowa driver’s license;

  • Air Force Band Holiday Concert Tickets Going Fast

     A very limited supply of tickets remain available for the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band’s Dec. 8 holiday concert in Glenwood. The free concert, co-sponsored by The Opinion-Tribune and  the Glenwood Community School District, will take place at 2 p.m. in the Glenwood Community High School Performing Arts Center.

    Tickets can be picked up in person at The Opinion-Tribune office, Glenwood State Bank and First National Bank. Tickets will be limited to four per request.

  • School District Pursuing Additional Gym

     A $3.5 - $4 million auxiliary gymnasium being proposed for Glenwood Community High School was the focus of lengthy discussion at last Monday’s regular meeting of the Glenwood School Board following a power-point presentation by GCHS activities director Jeff Bissen.

    Bissen’s presentation included diagrams and schedules showing current usage of gymnasiums throughout the district and how adding a second competition-size gym at the high school would benefit student athletes and their families.

  • Glenwood Senior Center 11/27/13

    Glenwood Senior Center
    Located at 20 N Vine St.
    Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. 8 - 11 a.m.
    Exercise Classes
    (6 weeks)
    Tuesday & Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m.
    Coffee Time: Mon. - Fri. 8 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.; Sat.; 8 - 11 a.m.
    Ladies’ Coffee
    Mon. 10 - 11 a.m.
    Cards, Table Games & Dominoes
    Mon. - Fri. 1-4 p.m.

    (served at 11:45 M-F)
    $3.50 for Seniors 60 & up. Reserve day before by noon at 527-4213. Includes drinks & dessert.