Government

Ron Kohn, 80, a longtime public servant in the Glenwood community, passed away Saturday at his home. Kohn, known for his mild and friendly demeanor, most recently served three terms as Glenwood’s mayor, before health issues forced him to resign from the position in November. Prior to his time as...
The ongoing tension between the Glenwood City Council and Southwest Iowa Pickleball Club (SWIPBC) came to a head last Tuesday after the city was asked to approve installation of a water supply line to the city-owned pickleball court complex on South Vine Street. The request was made on behalf of...

Kiernan Scott
Mills County is once again in the market for a new public health administrator. The Mills County Board of Supervisors has accepted the resignation of current administrator Kiernan Scott. She will serve in the position until July 20. Scott has been the MCPH Administrator since December 2022. She...
Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson is voicing concerns about property tax legislation passed by the Iowa State Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds in May. The law has been touted as a sweeping reduction in property taxes, but Robertson said the impact won’t be known for months...

Mills County Communication Center dispatchers. Top row: Dawn Christensen, Shawn Wiser, Elizebith (Lizzy) Young and Jesus Navarrete. Bottom row: Kyrsten Lampman, Dillion Wallace and Sarah Arbogast.
Many Mills County businesses are being draped with a “Thin Gold Line” this week to “ honor public safety telecommunicators for their commitment, service, and sacrifice.” National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week began Sunday, April 9 and runs through Saturday, April 15. Mills County...

The City Of Glenwood is considering taking over management of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Association.
As of last week, members of the Glenwood City Council were still weighing the pros and cons of taking over the city’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS), currently managed by the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Association. Taking over EMS would mean adding five full-time and three part-time employees to the...

Larry Hurst retired Feb. 22 after serving as Mills County Emergency Management Director for 22 years.
Larry Hurst retired Tuesday as Mills County Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The 72-year-old Glenwood native and retired U.S. Navy officer could probably be a spokesperson in one of those insurance company television commercial because when it comes to natural disasters,...
While Mills County officials are having conversations about potential wind and solar energy projects proposed by MidAmerican Energy, the city of Glenwood is moving forward with an ordinance pertaining to solar energy. The Glenwood City Council passed the first reading of a solar ordinance at its...

State Sen. Mark Costello and State Rep. David Sieck took part in the Feb. 5 legislative forum in Glenwood.
A variety of topics were discussed during Saturday’s legislative coffee at Glenwood City Hall, hosted by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.State Sen. Mark Costello and State Rep. David Sieck gave the approximately 20 people in attendance a summary of legislation under consideratin this session...
As many as a dozen buildings on Glenwood’s Town Square could be getting a facelift as part of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Downtown Revitalization program. Coordinated through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), the Downtown Revitalization Fund provides up to $500,000 in...

Pages

The Opinion-Tribune

116 S Walnut St Glenwood, IA 51534-1665
P.O. Box 377, Red Oak, IA 51566
Phone: 712-527-3191
Phone: 712-623-2566
Fax: 712-527-3193

Comment Here