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Today's News

  • Date for Blues & Brews pushed back to August

    Glenwood will be singing the blues later than normal this summer.
    The annual Blues & Brews celebration, normally held at Glenwood Lake Park on or around the 4th of July, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25, this year, event organizer Randy Romens told the Glenwood City last week.
    Romens said he and other Blues & Brews organizers believe moving the event away from the 4th of July holiday will boost attendance for the celebration that features the music of popular blues bands and craft beers from throughout the region.

  • Chamber executive director Linda Washburn stepping down after 18 years on job

    Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director  Linda Washburn will be leaving the position at the end of May.

    Washburn, who has served as the chamber’s executive director for 18 years, said Monday she’s accepted a new position at Loess Hills Funeral Home.

  • Glenwood native to read her children’s book at elementary school, library

    A Glenwood Community High School graduate will be returning to her hometown next week to read a children’s book she’s authored to students at Northeast Elementary School and youngsters at the Glenwood Public Library.

    Kerri (Hamsher) Urban, 1993 GCHS graduate, is an elementary school teacher and mother of two children. She resides in Byers, Colo., a small community about 30 miles east of Denver.

  • Rams Reign

    The season before Curt Schulte took over as head coach, the Glenwood basketball team won just one game.

    Friday night - 12 years and a whole lot of blood, sweat and tears later - the Rams became state champions.

    A brilliant game plan that had Glenwood spacing out a taller, longer Oskaloosa team and challenging every shot defensively proved the difference as the Rams pulled away late for a 66-62 win before a reporter-estimated crowd of 8,000 at the Wells Fargo Arena in the Class 3A state finals.

  • Slight Tax Levy Decrease Projected In City Budget

    The Glenwood City Council has formally approved its budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

  • Firearms for teachers, tax reform among issues discussed at forum

    Republican lawmakers representing southwest Iowa were greeted by a sparse but engaging audience Saturday morning at Glenwood City Hall to discuss legislation being considered in the Iowa Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.

    U.S. Rep. David Young joined State Rep. David Sieck and State Sen. Mark Costello for a legislative coffee hosted by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce. The elected officials discussed a variety of issues being addressed in Congress and at the statehouse in Des Moines.

  • The beat goes on for GCHS senior Gavin Rodgers

    Officially, Gavin Rodgers started drumming in the sixth grade.

    Unofficially, he’s been banging and clanging since he was a young child.

    “We had this old family video of me with a little drum set I got when I was 5 years old,” the Glenwood Community High School senior recalled. “You can hear some people in the background saying, ‘When are you going to stop hitting that thing?’”

  • Casey’s to build new store in Glenwood

    Casey’s General Stores has confirmed its intentions to replace its nearly 40-year-old convenience store in Glenwood with a new facility.

    “We are going to be replacing that (Glenwood) site,” Casey’s Chief Financial Officer Bill Walljasper said Friday in an interview with The Opinion-Tribune. “It’s an older location that doesn’t quite serve the community the best way that it can.”

  • The Royal Family

    It’s highly unlikely five members of one family would be crowned high school royalty, but that’s exactly what’s happened with the Crow family of Glenwood.

    Laurie (Maiers) Crow and her four children - Olivia, Montana, Scout and Ruby - have all been crowned as either homecoming or prom royalty at Glenwood Community High School.

    Laurie was selected as GCHS homecoming queen in 1975, a distinction she still appreciates today.

  • Desire for shade prompts farmers market relocation

    There’s been a change in plans for the relocation of the Glenwood Farmers Market.

    The Wednesday evening market is still moving from Glenwood Lake Park, but will now be located on the northwest corner of Town Square in a grassy area west of the Mills County Courthouse. The initial plan, approved in a formal motion last October by the Glenwood City Council, allowed for the market to be set up on the northeast corner of Town Square – on the west side of Vine Street, across the road from the former Mills County Sheriff’s Office building.