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Today's News

  • Presidential Campaigning For 2020 Has Begun

    With the 2020 Iowa Caucuses only 17 months away, the presidential campaign season in Mills County officially kicked off last Wednesday with an appearance by Democratic congressman John Delaney of Maryland.

    Delaney, who is in his third term of representing Maryland’s sixth congressional district in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., spoke to a gathering of about 20 people in the Glenwood First Congregational United Church of Christ fellowship hall.

  • Sen. Grassley Makes Stop In Mills County

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) made an appearance at AgriVision Equipment Thursday, Aug. 9, during his annual summer swing through southwest Iowa.

    Grassley discussed several issues with AgriVision employees before getting a brief tour of the farm equipment facility. His Mills County stop was one of five public appearances on the day for Iowa’s senior senator.
     In an interview with The Opinion-Tribune, Grassley said he’s had engaging dialog with Iowans during his visits back to the state this summer.

  • East Mills Mural Decision On Hold, Debate Continues

    The East Mills School District’s plans to paint over a mural depicting the founding of the former Nishna Valley School District at the current elementary school are on hold.

  • Healing With Words

    It’s story of love. A story of grief. A story of faith.

    For the author of Learning To Live Again - Villisca resident and retired Glenwood Community High School vocal music director Kay Fast – expressing her thoughts and feelings in the written word has been a significant part of the ongoing healing process she’s experienced since the death of her husband Rich in December 2016.

  • Frazier found responsible for young daughter’s death

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Misty Frazier has been found guilty of child endangerment resulting in the death of her daughter after giving the 8-year-old a fatal dose of a powerful antidepressant in 2016.

    Frazier, 34, of Glenwood, had been charged with second-degree murder, child endangerment causing death and distribution of a prescription drug to a minor in the death of her daughter, Kathleen Tafta, on Oct. 19, 2016.

    Prosecutors alleged Frazier had been dosing her daughter with amitriptyline several weeks leading up to her death.

  • Closing Arguments Heard In Misty Frazier Trial

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - The fate of a Glenwood woman charged with second-degree murder in the death of her 8-year-old daughter now rests in the hands of Mills County District Court Judge Susan Larson Christensen.

    Closing arguments in the bench trial for Misty Frazier, 34, were given Friday morning in a Pottawattamie County courtroom. Arguments were heard in Council Bluffs to accommodate a scheduling conflict for defense attorneys.

  • Just Like Old Times

    There’s a few moans, a few groans and an occasional  whisper of “I’m not sure I can still do that anymore,” but for the most part, the “alumni” from Gary’s Tumbling in Glenwood have picked right up where they left off so many years ago.

    For the past month, about a dozen graduates of Gary Giaffoglione’s nearly three-decade old tumbling program have been hitting the mats on Wednesday nights to perform aerials, back tucks, airplanes, somersaults and more. There’s a lot of laughter and reminiscing about old times.

  • Muddy Mo On The Rise

    Flooding along the Missouri River last week forced the closure of two popular camping and recreation areas in Mills County.

    Lincoln’s Riverview Acres, just south of the Plattsmouth Toll Bridge, and Mintle’s Landing on the west end of Nims Road were evacuated while camper trailers and recreational vehicles parked at the two sites were moved to drier ground.

  • Fireworks - Booming Business

    Two Glenwood organizations are hoping to create a big boom at the cash register this week with the sale of fireworks.

    Campus Life, a Christian-based youth organization, and the Glenwood Band Parents, a booster group for the Glenwood instrumental music program, are both operating fireworks stands as a means of raising funds to support future activities. Fireworks sales became legal in Iowa in 2017 for the first time in nearly 80 years and many youth and non-profit organizations around the state are cashing in.

  • County Sets Public Hearing For Glen Haven Village Loan Guarantee

    Proponents of the Glen Haven Village project are hopeful that a public hearing next month will be one of the final hurdles to clear before construction can commence on a new nursing care and rehabilitative center.