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Today's News

  • Schools, Law Enforcement Promote Bus Safety

    The Glenwood Community School District and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up at the start of the new school year to provide school bus safety instruction and emergency evacuation drills to students across the district.

    Last week, students at Northeast and West Elementary Schools took part in the exercise. Instruction will be provided later this month at the middle school and high school.

  • Wellmark Awards $25,000 Grant For Pickleball Courts

    The Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee recently learned the Wellmark Foundation will award a $25,000 Small Matching Assets to Community Health Grant for the renovation of the deteriorating Vine Street tennis courts in Glenwood into six pickleball courts. Required matching monies have already been attained.

  • 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.”

  • Council Puts Off Approving Contract For Inspections

    The City of Glenwood’s plan to hire a private firm to handle inspection services for building code compliance was put on hold during a lengthy meeting of the Glenwood City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

  • 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.

  • 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.