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Today's News

  • Actress From Glenwood Surprised By Buzz Over Her Appearance In Commercial Aired During Super Bowl

    Alanna Reeves admits she’s a bit surprised by the reaction to her appearance in a television commercial that aired locally during Super Bowl LII.

    Reeves, a professional actress who graduated from Glenwood Community High School in 2002, had speaking parts in two Cenex Super Bowl commercials, playing the role of a convenience store clerk.

    One of the ads featuring “Albert the Super Bull,” a larger-than-life legend that serves as a community landmark in Audubon, Iowa, was aired in Iowa, Nebraska and several other Midwestern states.

  • 'A Working Man's Doctor'

    He enjoyed science and biology classes in junior high and high school, but as a child Robert Fryzek never envisioned a life devoted to practicing medicine.

    “When I was in the eighth grade, they had us write down what we wanted to be. I wanted to be a conductor on a train,” the 83-year-old and soon-to-be retired Glenwood physician recalled during a recent interview. “I was in the Boy Scouts for one year in the ninth grade. I only got one merit badge and that was for safety and health, so it must have been in the back of my mind.”

  • Solar Power

    Adriano’s Brick Oven pizza restaurant is going green.

    Once all of the electrical connections are completed this week, the popular Glenwood eatery on the west side of Town Square will become the first business in town being powered by solar energy.

    Workers from Solar Heat and Electric were on the roof of the business last week installing 18 solar panels that will be connected to an inverter box.

  • A Suitcase of Memories

    A California resident is reaching out to readers of The Opinion-Tribune in hopes of tracking down a World War II veteran with Mills County ties or his living survivors.

  • Rural Mills County Fire Leaves Family Homeless

    The residents of a rural Mills County rental house lost their home and most of their belongings in a fire Thursday afternoon.

    Firefighters from Glenwood and Pacific Junction responded to a blaze at the 122-year-old, two-story farmhouse, located at 64789 232nd Street (near 232nd and Pease Road).

    The fire, which is believed to have started in a wood-burning stove in the kitchen, was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Firefighters worked for over three hours putting out the fire and securing the property.

  • 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.”

  • City Releases Aquatic Center Financial Numbers

    The city of Glenwood has released financial numbers for the Glenwood Aquatic Center’s first full year of operations.

    The $5 million facility opened in July 2016 for an abbreviated season, meaning the city wouldn’t get a clear glimpse of the operating expenses required for a complete summer of swimming until 2017.

  • Drug conviction earns Glenwood man 20 years in prison

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - A 36-year-old Glenwood man was sentenced in United States District Court last week to serve 20 years in prison after being convicted of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

    David Joseph Jay III appeared before U.S. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey on Thursday. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Iowa. In addition to the 20-year sentence, Jay was ordered to serve 10 years of supervised probation following his release.

  • 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.