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Today's News

  • Janesville too much for Wolverines

    The good news: East Mills got better as the match went on.

    The bad news: So did Janesville.

    The Wolverines, making their first state tournament appearance, opened their quarterfinal match against top ranked, two-time defending state champion Janesville, were jittery, coach Connie Blank said.

    “We finally got our bearings and settled down after that first set and started improving and by the third set, we played much better,” Blank said. “I think we had to get some nerves out. Janesville is just a very, very good team.”

  • Nightmare ending for Knights

    CEDAR FALLS - Remsen St. Mary’s seemed to have all the answers and all Fremont-Mills had was questions.

    The undefeated Hawks answered the Knights’ offense with a stingy defense that pitched a first half shutout and then and had all the right calls offensively to sprint out to a 30-0 lead en route to a 51-6 victory over the Knights in the Eight-man semifinals at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls Thursday.

  • City, County join Home Base Iowa program for vets

    Mills County and the city of Glenwood are among a growing number of communities across the state that have become participants in the Home Base Iowa program.

  • In The Eye of The Storm

    Seven weeks have now passed since Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico, but San Juan resident John LaRue, a Glenwood native, said there are no signs that living conditions for the island’s nearly 3.4 million inhabitants will return to normalcy anytime soon.

    “The damage is catastrophic,” John said in an e-mail exchange with The Opinion-Tribune last week. “People have no power or water and some even have to wait in six-hour gas lines just to get to work or get to a grocery store.”

  • 1 Veteran 2 Wars

    HASTINGS – Bill Pavkov’s military medals are neatly displayed in a framed case. On the right side of the case are his medals awarded for his service during World War II and on the left side are his decorations earned in the Korean War.
    Pavkov, who turned 90 earlier this fall, is one of those rare U.S. military veterans who had the distinction of serving his country in two wars.

  • 2017City Election Results (Mills County)
  • Kohn Wins Glenwood Mayoral Election

    Write-in candidate Ron Kohn won Tuesday's mayoral election in Glenwood, defeating Craig Florian, 448-211.

    Holly Jackson won the At Large City Council seat over Julie Kalambokidis by a count of 329-298.

    Laurie Smithers defeated Joseph George for the Ward 3 City Council seat 213-78.

  • Knights charge into Dome

    For a few brief seconds, Fremont-Mills was in danger of its third straight failure on fourth down in as many first half possessions.

    Then they weren’t.

    Trailing 3-0 midway through the second quarter, quarterback Mason Vanatta scrambled to his right on a fourth-and-8 at the 40 yard line and found Connor Alley for a 22-yard gain. On the very next play the Knights found the endzone and all the momentum they would need in a dominating 35-9 victory over previously unbeaten Sidney in the Eight-man quarterfinals Friday.

  • Wolverines win district, will face Janesville at state

    TABOR - East Mills volleyball advanced to state for the first time in school history with a 25-16, 25-14, 25-19 sweep of Essex in the Class1A, Region 2 finals last Tuesday in Tabor.

    “We told them, ‘you’ve got to communicate every play,’” East Mills head coach Connie Viner-Blank said. “They did. This was the cherry on the top. It’s excellent timing to be playing our best volleyball right now. The whole team played so great together. Tonight was electric.”

  • City Council hears complaints about dogs, geese, smokers at park

    Careless dog owners and those annoying geese at Glenwood Lake Park were among the issues discussed at City Hall during the regular meeting of the Glenwood City Council Tuesday, Oct. 24.

    Glenwood resident Stephen Hunt addressed multiple issues with the council, including concerns he has about dogs and dog owners coming to  Glenwood Lake Park.