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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.