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Today's News

  • Former Glenwood City Councilman, State School Administrator Ron Bales Dies At Age 86

    Family and friends gathered Monday morning to share humorous stories and celebrate the life of Ron Bales, a former Glenwood City Council member and administrator at the Glenwood State Hospital-School. He died May 31 at the age of 86.

    Bales was on the Glenwood City Council for 34 years, serving as council president and mayor pro-tem for 15 of those years. The council chamber at City Hall now bears his name.

  • New Lincoln Farm & Home store shines bright at I-29/H-34 interchange

    The new Lincoln Farm & Home BP store is up and running.

    Local civic leaders and economic development officials joined the Lincoln family in officially opening their new store at 18880 Hyland Ave.  during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, May 8.

    “It’s been kind of a long time in the planning process, but we’re finally open out here,” Nate Lincoln said. “We’re excited to be open.”

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.”

  • Glenwood upset in district opener, 66-57

    The Rams’ reign has come to an end.

    A year after winning the Class 3A state championship, Glenwood struggled shooting the ball and couldn’t get the stops they needed in a district opening round loss to Creston Monday night.

    The Panthers got 24 points from Kylan Smallwood and 18 each from Cael Kralik and Brand Baker in the 66-47 victory to end Glenwood’s season. Creston will play Denison in Thursday’s district finals back in Glenwood.

  • Scarborough’s free throw has Glenwood one win from state

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - There’s seven seconds on the clock, the score tied at 42-42 and Elle Scarborough had just missed the first of two free throw attempts.

    And Glenwood coach Brian Rasmussen wasn’t concerned at all.

    The Rams’ coach never doubted for a second Scarborough – a 68 percent free throw shooter – wouldn’t knock down the second free throw.

    And he was right.

  • Rams’ Mower fourth, Carter sixth at state

    DES MOINES - Glenwood seniors Brett Mower and Noah Carter capped their wrestling careers with their first medals at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament last weekend.

    Mower placed fourth at 182-pounds and Carter was sixth at 195-pounds in the consolation round Saturday morning at the Wells Fargo Arena.

    The Rams’ third state qualifier, heavyweight Hunter Haggstrom, also a senior, lost his two opening day matches and was eliminated at state on Thursday.