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Malvern firefighters (from left): Mike Keys, Duane Volz, Kyle Poort, James Volz, Mike Vandenberg, Blake Starnes, Larry Frink, Parker Lewis, Jeff Van Fossen, Lewis Van Fossen and Levi Anderson
For the first time in three years, personnel from the Malvern Volunteer Fire Department and Malvern Rescue were publicly recognized for their commitment and service to the Malvern community and surrounding area. An awards banquet for the two departments took place at the Malvern Community Building...

Glenwood officials are concerned that the owner of this damaged house on South Chestnut Street has not made the repairs mandated in a court order.
The City of Glenwood is considering additional legal action against the owner of a house that has major structural damage and continues to be occupied. Glenwood officials believe the owner of the home, Matthew Kelleher, resides at the property, located at 512 S. Chestnut St. The two-story house is...

Glenwood Police Lt. Aaron Johansen (left) is retiring today from a nearly 22-year career in law enforcement. He’s shown here with his brother, Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen.
A veteran officer on the Glenwood Police Department is spending his last day on patrol today. Lt. Aaron Johansen is retiring from law enforcement, marking the end of a nearly 22-year career with his hometown police force. Johansen is leaving law enforcement to pursue a career in real estate with...
The Glenwood Community School District tax levy is going down for the 2022-2023 school year. The district’s levy is shrinking from 16.09 to 16.04 per $1,000 of taxable property valuation. This cut comes as a result of the Mills County Assessor’s Office undertaking aggressive residential property...

John Zak serves fish at Friday's fish fry at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
The Lenten season has begun, which means fish is back on the menu at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Glenwood. For about 30 years, the Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus have been hosting Friday fish fries in the church fellowship hall (Kaufman Hall) during the Lenten season. The...

Mills County has completed the buy-out process for rural properties that were flooded in 2019.
As Mills County officials continue the process of finalizing the 2022-23 budget, there appears to be some good news on the horizon for taxpayers. “Next year, the  levy will be dropping down to 10.41 from 11.33 ( per $1,000 taxable valuation),” Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson said last week. “...

Taking over Emergency Medical Services would add about $500,000 to the city budget.
The City of Glenwood is moving forward in setting its budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. A public hearing at City Hall for the city’s proposed “maximum levy” has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Approving the maximum levy is one of the first steps in the budget-setting process. The...

This former motel and apartment complex in Glenwood was demolished last week.
A former Glenwood motel and apartment complex was demolished last week. The 10-unit, one story apartment building and adjoining house, which had two apartments, was located off the northwest corner of the Locust Street –Sharp Street intersection . The property is owned by M&J Properties. Owner...
Representatives from MidAmerican Energy formally presented their plan for a proposed 400-megawatt wind farm in Mills and Pottawattamie counties during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Mills County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission. As reported in The Opinion-Tribune in January, MidAmerican is...

Tuffy and the Rams will have an early homecoming celebration in 2022.
Glenwood’s 2022 homecoming weekend, originally scheduled for Sept. 23-24, is moving to Sept. 9-10. The move was necessitated by a late change in the Glenwood football schedule. Des Moines Hoover, who was slated to the play the Rams Sept. 23, cancelled their 2022 football season due to low numbers,...

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