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School board and city office seats will be on the Nov. 7 election ballot.
Five candidates will be on the ballot for two seats on the Glenwood Board of Education in the Nov. 7 general election. Kellie Stewart, Eva Krueger, William Painter, William Bruce Wray and Tony Winton are vying for the two seats currently occupied by Krueger and Curt Becker, who is not seeking re-...

Malvern Bank staff. Front row (from left): Whitney Wright, Chloe Hammers, Sam Blackburn, Mini Walker, Cindy Bowley, Levi Detrick. Middle row: Katelin George, Ashley Houser, Laura Sorenson, Amber Greiner, Denise Jennings, Adam Konfrst, Kristin Perkins, Jay Burdic. Back Row: Keegan Wederquist, Chris Gilbert, Gary Smith, Jonathan Marshall, Cody Sorenson.
Malvern Bank has experienced an unprecedented period of change and growth over the past decade. Formerly known as Malvern National Bank and later Malvern Trust & Savings Bank, the 131-year-old financial institution was  renamed and rebranded in January 2017 to reflect  and align with the...
A proposed change to the way employee payroll for the City of Glenwood is processed at City Hall is on hold and under review after a police officer voiced concerns about the financial hardship the change could create for some employees. Police officer Richard Rix shared his concerns at the Sept. 26...

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig (second from right) discussed a variety of issues during his Glenwood visit.
Iowa Secretary Of Agriculture Mike Naig stopped in Glenwood Sept. 21 for a round-table discussion with a small group of Mills County farmers, bankers and legislators. A variety of topics were discussed at the meeting, including drought conditions across the state, status of the local harvest,...

The Southwest Iowa Technical Career Hub hosted an open house for Mills County Chamber of Commerce members recently at the former Nishna Valley / East Mills Elementary school building.
By this time next year, the Southwest Iowa Technical Career Hub (SWITCH), a collaborative endeavor between the East Mills Community School District and Iowa Western Community College (IWCC), will be up and running and providing work-based training and learning experiences to students in five career...

The scene on West Sixth Street Monday afternoon after a construction crew hit a natural gas line.
The massive Sixth Street construction project in Glenwood hit a bump in the road late Monday afternoon when a construction crew ruptured a natural gas line near the intersection of Sixth and Elm Street, bringing work to a halt and forcing the evacuation of the surrounding neighborhood. The leaking...

On Monday, Sept. 18, Mike Collins and other employees at the Glenwood Cemetery began removing 27 dead and dying ash trees at the cemetery.
Emerald Ash Bore is methodically wiping out the ash tree population in Glenwood and Mills County. Beginning this week, 27 dead or infected ash trees are being cut down at the Glenwood Cemetery and that’s just a fraction of the infected trees in the city. The wood-boring beetle, whcih was first...

Glenwood Resource Center Administration Building.
The Glenwood Community School District is currently in discussions with the state to assume ownership of the Glenwood Resource Center’s administration building when the campus closes its doors next summer. In an update at last Monday’s regular Board of Education meeting provided by Glenwood...

Northeast Elementary School Principal Ashlie Salazar gives parents a tour of the school building at the conclusion of Thursday night’s forum.
The first public forum for the Glenwood Community School District’s upcoming $39.9 million bond issue attracted a sparse crowd to Northeast Elementary School Thursday evening. Approximately 25 people were at the forum, with about one-third of those in attendance representing the school district (...

Queen Lauren Hughes and King Keaton Mayhew at Glenwood's Homecoming Coronation.
Lauren Hughes was crowned Queen and Keaton Mayhew is King at the 2023 Glenwood Homecoming Coronation Saturday at Glenwood Community High School. For complete coverage of homecoming, see this week's print edition of The Opinion-Tribune.

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