https://www.opinion-tribune.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en School district nearing the goal line on opening of new athletic complex https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/school-district-nearing-goal-line-opening-new-athletic-complex <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/embray1.jpg" alt="Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray (second from left) leads members of the Glenwood Community School District Board of Education on a tour of the GCSD Activities Complex Monday afternoon." title="Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray (second from left) leads members of the Glenwood Community School District Board of Education on a tour of the GCSD Activities Complex Monday afternoon." align="left" hspace="6" width="132" height="85" /><p> The new $6.7 million Glenwood Community School District Activities Complex is projected to be completed one day before the Ram football team takes the field for its true home opener on Sept. 20 as part of the school district&rsquo;s homecoming festivities.</p> 'Friend of Youth' For 50 Years https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/friend-youth-50-years <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/optimist_3.jpg" alt="The Glenwood Optimist Club has been a &quot;Friend of Youth&quot; for 50 years. In 2014, the club presented a check for $4000 to the Glenwood Park Board to resurface the city&#039;s basketball and tennis courts." title="The Glenwood Optimist Club has been a &quot;Friend of Youth&quot; for 50 years. In 2014, the club presented a check for $4000 to the Glenwood Park Board to resurface the city&#039;s basketball and tennis courts." align="left" hspace="6" width="133" height="85" /><p> The faces have changed and the programs they support have changed over the past 50 years, but the theme and mission of the Glenwood Optimists has not - &ldquo;Friend of Youth.&rdquo;</p> Glen Haven Village Moving Day https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glen-haven-village-moving-day <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wheelchair2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="126" height="85" /><p> Glen Haven Village residents and staff have had a week now to get settled into their new home.</p> <p> The move into the modern, state-of-the-art skilled-nursing care facility on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center from the outdated 55-year-old Glen Haven nursing home took place Wednesday, Aug. 14.</p> <p> Moving trucks and transportation buses were running throughout the day, moving residents and their belongings from Glen Haven Home to Glen Haven Village. Teams of community volunteers assisted loading and unloading trucks at both sites.</p> The Return Of The Rex https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/return-rex <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/01front_big.jpg" alt="Bill and Jeanne McGinnis bought the Rex Theatre in 2000. After years of renovations, the couple plan to operate the 128-year-old building as a performing arts center." title="Bill and Jeanne McGinnis bought the Rex Theatre in 2000. After years of renovations, the couple plan to operate the 128-year-old building as a performing arts center." align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> You could say the Rex Theatre has lived many lives.</p> <p> The classic theater on Glenwood&rsquo;s Town Square has seen musical productions and Shakespeare, big bands and Vaudeville on its stage, silent films and then talkies flicker across its screen and thousands traipse through its doors seeking entertainment for over 100 years.</p> Glenwood School District Is Target of Cyber Attack https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-school-district-target-cyber-attack <p> The Glenwood Community School District is stepping up its cyber security efforts after a Ukrainian-based hacker targeted the district&rsquo;s network in a &ldquo;ransomware&rdquo; attack.</p> Athletic complex construction ‘back on track’ https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/athletic-complex-construction-%E2%80%98back-track%E2%80%99 <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wide_with_hs_and_ms.jpg" alt="COURTESY PHOTO - GORDON TUOMIKOSKI Drone photo of the progress being made on the construction at the Glenwood Athletic Complex. View is looking northeast." title="COURTESY PHOTO - GORDON TUOMIKOSKI Drone photo of the progress being made on the construction at the Glenwood Athletic Complex. View is looking northeast." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A schedule that has crews working extended days and hours and three weeks of relatively dry weather has the Glenwood Athletic Complex project nearly back on schedule, according to Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray.</p> Congresswoman Cindy Axne Addresses Flood Recovery Funds During Mills County Visit https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/congresswoman-cindy-axne-addresses-flood-recovery-funds-during-mills-county-visit <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/axne2.jpg" alt="Congresswoman Cindy Axne, the Democratic representative for Iowa&#039;s Third District, answers a question during her stop in Glenwood Sunday." title="Congresswoman Cindy Axne, the Democratic representative for Iowa&#039;s Third District, answers a question during her stop in Glenwood Sunday." align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> Flood recovery funding dominated the discussion Sunday afternoon during U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne&rsquo;s stop in Mills County.</p> <p> Iowa&rsquo;s Third District representative met with constituents after touring the production facility at Keg Creek Brewing Co.</p> <p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re working to get the funding to folks who need it,&rdquo; Axne told her Glenwood audience. &ldquo;The (disaster recovery) bill finally got passed, thank goodness, even though a lot of people tried to stop it along the way.&rdquo;</p> Retired Glenwood Teacher, Coach Brian Stanley Will Miss Daily Interaction With Students, Colleagues https://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/retired-glenwood-teacher-coach-brian-stanley-will-miss-daily-interaction-students-colleagues <img src="https://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/brian_stanley.jpg" alt="Brian Stanley" title="Brian Stanley" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> Brian Stanely had a passion for teaching and coaching.</p> <p> He had to. He did it for more than 36 years.</p> <p> &ldquo;This is true in every profession, if you don&rsquo;t like getting up to go to work in the morning, it isn&rsquo;t your cup of tea,&rdquo; Stanley said while discussing his recent retirement from the Glenwood Community School District. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s the kids. You&rsquo;re able to interact and have a good time with the kids every day.&rdquo;</p>