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Today's News

  • EPIC END TO WINTER

    Dozens of families were forced from their homes, farmsteads were flooded and roads throughout Mills County and southwest Iowa were closed late last week and over the weekend as flood waters from the Missouri River ravaged western Mills and Fremont Counties. The historic late winter flood is being compared to the famous Easter flood of 1952.

    Mills County Emergency Management Director Larry Hurst said the impact area is considerably larger than the summer flood of 2011 - stretching from the stateline to the Loess Hills in many areas.

  • Judge Joel - Associate Editor Feeds Passion For Cinema As Omaha Film Festival Judge

    Joel Stevens’ love of cinema began at a young age – 4 to be exact.

    “My mom took me to see my first movie in 1977, “The Rescuers,” Stevens recalled. “She has a love for movies and passed that love down to me.”

    For Stevens, associate editor at The Opinion-Tribune, watching movies is more than a pastime – it’s a passion that led to his invitation nearly a decade ago to join the panel of judges for the annual Omaha Film Festival.

  • City Council Serves Setback To Pickleball Project

    Members of the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee voiced disappointment and frustration last week after the Glenwood City Council failed to pass a motion calling for the city to contribute $10,000 toward a project that would turn the city’s dilapidated tennis courts on South Vine Street into a six-court pickleball complex.

  • Christmas Spirit, Trees Abound At Sawtooth Farm

    For Norm and Gretchen Riemersma and their daughter Rachel, growing and selling fresh Christmas trees is more about tradition, spreading holiday cheer and catching up with old friends than it is about the bottom line of their family business.

  • Glenwood Girl Serving As Iowa Kid Captain

    Long road trips to the University of Iowa are nothing new for Livia Jackson.

    For the past six years, the 10-year-old daughter of Jonathan and Holly Jackson of Glenwood has been receiving treatment at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS), a rare condition characterized by recurring and prolonged episodes of intense nausea and vomiting, occasional abdominal pain and intense headaches.

  • Judge gives Frazier mandatory sentence

    Last month, Misty Frazier was found guilty of child endangerment causing death for giving her 8-year-old daughter Kathleen a fatal dose of a powerful antidepressant in 2016.

    On Thursday, Frazier was sentenced to up to 50 years in prison but with good behavior and an early parole, could be out of prison in just one year.

  • East Mills teacher, coach facing sexual abuse charges

    An East Mills coach and teacher was arrested and charged with sexual abuse and two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee for two incidents involving a juvenile female.

  • When Bowling Was King

    Tina Stanley-Beardmore had a difficult time watching the demolition of the bowling alley her grandfather built nearly 60 years ago.

    The Stanley Bowl – Midwest Lanes building at 601 S. Locust St. in  Glenwood was leveled earlier this month by a construction crew to make way for a new Casey’s General Store, projected to open in 2019.

    “Watching it get knocked down was hard, I had a lump in my throat,” Beardmore said. “My family has a lot of memories from that building.”

  • Accident Claims Life Of Longtime Glenwood Resource Center Greenhouse Manager Kevin Lingren

    A celebration of life for Kevin Lingren, manager and caretaker of the Glenwood Resource Center greenhouse for over 40 years, is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23, at the GRC Visitor’s Center at 2:30 p.m. A celebration of life is also planned for Sunday, Aug. 26, from 2 – 5 p.m., at the Albion Country Club in Albion, Neb.

  • 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.