.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • 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.

  • Pickleball court campaign in Glenwood gaining momentum

    The construction of an outdoor pickleball complex in Glenwood is moving closer to becoming a reality.

    The Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee has now solicited over $25,000 in donations and pledges to help turn the city’s deteriorated tennis courts on South Vine Street into a six-court pickleball complex.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • Rams put three on All-Hawkeye 10 soccer first team

    Glenwood’s Avery Blasdel, Mia McCorkle and Kendall Bardsley all earned first team recognition on the All-Hawkeye 10 Conference Girls Soccer team released last week.

    The Rams trio was joined on the first team by Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s Grace Guidry, Isabella Smith, Alissa Pomrenke, Rachel Cushing, Mikayla McCart and Hadley Hill, Council Bluffs St. Albert’s Makenna Shepard, Teagan Blackburn and Ellerie Tarbox, Denison’s Alex Mohr, Harlan’s Kylee Hinz and Creston’s Kalan Bloodgood.

  • Seeding coming to state wrestling tournament

    The Iowa High School Athletic Association will begin seeding brackets at the traditional state wrestling tournament beginning in 2019.

    In a unanimous decision announced Monday morning, the IHSAA Board of Control approved a wrestling advisory committee recommendation to build brackets with criteria that seeds the top eight wrestlers in each of the 14 weight classes across all three classifications.

  • Glenwood second at T.J. Classic

    Earlham plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Glenwood and win the Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Softball Classic Saturday night in Council Bluffs.

  • Knights smack 15 hits in back-to-back home wins

    Fremont-Mills broke open a 4-4 game with seven runs combined in the third and four innings in a 12-5 victory over Essex in Corner Conference baseball Friday in Tabor.

    For the second straight game, the Knights (6-10) recorded 15 hits. Sophie Murphy and Tori Kilpatrick each went 3-for-4 and drove in runs. Taylor Morgan, Kendall Reed and Sophie Phillips added two hits each.

    Taylor was the winner in the circle. The freshman struck out three and did not allow an earned run.

    Fremont-Mills 12,
    C.B. St. Albert 5