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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rodeo Mom

    She’s raising four children and helping her husband run a successful auction business, but that isn’t preventing Glenwood’s Korrina Hughes from pursuing her passion of raising horses and competing as a barrel racer on the regional rodeo circuit.

    A native of Utica, Neb., Hughes competes in at least two dozen rodeos a year and has worked her way up to become one of the top barrel racers on the Prairie Circuit of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.

  • Ag Secretary Northey makes Mills County stop

    MALVERN - Bill Northey  made what’s expected to be his final Mills County appearance at Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Monday evening at the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center.

    Northey, who has served as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture since 2007, is awaiting Senate confirmation for a newly-created federal position in Washington, D.C. - Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Glenwood girls headed back to state

    The Glenwood girls tennis team is headed back to the Iowa State Tennis Tournament.

    The Rams knocked off Denison 5-0 in the Class 1A, Region 1 final Saturday morning in Atlantic to punch their ticket to state. The state berth is the Rams’ second straight and also the second in school history.

  • Schraft earns 1A runner-up trophy all on her own

    First place: Danville.

    Second place: Janette Schraft.

    Third place: South Winneshiek.

    Janette Schraft?

    The East Mills junior, didn’t accomplish her goal of winning four gold medals at the Iowa State Track and Field Championships this weekend – she won three – but she did achieve something perhaps just as impressive.
    Schraft placed second. As a team. All by herself.

  • Kennedy is golden for Glenwood, twice

    It was just over two months ago – 69 days in fact – that Nate Kennedy nailed a pair of free throws to clinch Glenwood’s first ever state basketball championship.

    On Thursday, Kennedy came up clutch again and nailed down a title of his own at the Iowa State Track and Field Championship with a gold medal in the 400-meters.

    The Glenwood senior, who battled a hamstring injury all season, ran a 48.28 to win the 400 and his first individual state track gold medal on the blue oval of Drake Stadium Thursday.