Today's News

  • Flood Evacuees Trying To Make Due In Disaster

    Eldon Kammerer has lived in Pacific Junction for nearly five decades.

    He’s never seen anything like the flooding that overtook his Pacific Junction home and forced his sudden evacuation March 16.

    “The worst in history, they tell me,” Kammerer said.


    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.

  • Glenwood Firefighters Complete Ice Rescue Training

    Ten more members of the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department have completed the necessary training to become Ice Certified Technicians.

    After completing six hours of classroom instruction, the firefighters spent a recent Sunday afternoon getting hands-on training on the ice and in the cold water at Glenwood Lake Park.

    The instruction was taught by GVFD Second Assistant Chief James Clark, a certified instructor with Dive Rescue International.

  • Salt -N- Sand

    Glenwood Public Works and Mills County Secondary Roads crews are feeling the wrath of winter, even more so than the rest of us.

    Crews from both departments have worked relentlessly to keep area roads open during a winter that has produced an onslaught of snowfall and daily high temperatures 20 degrees below normal.

    “Our guys have been out a lot this winter,” Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook said. “Everyone down there is well over their allotted time of comp pay. They’ll be on overtime from now on.”

  • Kates Appointed To Vacant City Council Seat

    The Glenwood City Council is operating at full-strength once again.

    By a 2-1 vote, fellow council members appointed Don Kates to fill the vacant Ward 2 seat, previously held by Craig Florian.

  • 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.

  • Glenwood Student To Study Abroad In South Korea

    What began as a simple liking of Korean music and culture has evolved into the opportunity of a lifetime for Remily Murphy.

    Later this week, the Glenwood Community High School sophomore leaves for South Korea to study abroad as a student in the Youth For Understanding exchange program. She’ll live with a family in the South Korean capital of Seoul and attend a highly-respected all girls school.

    “There’s excitement, but also a lot of nervousness as it does become more real,” Remily said.

  • 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.

  • Glenwood Store On Shopko Closure List

    The Glenwood Shopko Hometown store has been added to a growing list of retail stores Wisconsin-based Shopko is closing.

    The Glenwood store, located at 902 S. Locust St., will close on May 12, according to a statement released last week.

    The Glenwood location is among several Shopko-brand stores scheduled for closure in the coming months, including stores in the nearby communities of Missouri Valley, Clarinda, Plattsmouth, Neb., and Bellevue, Neb.

  • Delaney Makes Presidential Pitch In Glenwood

    The air outside might have been bitterly cold but the discussion topics inside were hot button at a meet-and-greet with 2020 presidential hopeful John Delaney last Wednesday.

    Inequality, rural development, congressional gridlock, infrastructure, immigration and taxes were just a few of those issues Delaney took questions on in the 46-minute discussion at Adriano’s Brick Oven in Glenwood.