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  • Accidental Shooting In Fremont County

        A 21-year-old Fremont County man is expected to recover from injuries he sustained in an accidental shooting Sunday afternoon.
        Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope said Monday Marcus N. Lorimor is recovering from a gunshot wound to the thigh area and will be hospitalized for another three or four days. Lorimor is in stable condition, the sheriff said.

  • Chamber Award Winners

    The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce will recognize Bonnie Millsap next week as its 2011 Citizen of the Year.

        Millsap will be one of several citizens honored at the chamber's annual community betterment and awards banquet at The Fountains Ballroom Thursday evening, March 10.

  • The Eagles Have Landed

        PACIFIC JUNCTION - It’s a spectacle of nature not seen before in Mills County.
        Not in recent memory, anyway.
        Bald eagles - dozens of them - have been flocking to a rural area west of Interstate 29 near Pacific Junction since late last week.

  • New Life For Legion Post

    SILVER CITY - Things are going well these days for Gordon May American Legion Post 439.

    It’s hard to believe just a few years ago there was concern the post might dissolve because of declining membership.

    “We were down to about 25 members,” Post Commander Jim Schoening recalls. “I knew a lot of people who were veterans, but the problem we had here is we didn’t have a building.”

  • Drunk Driver Admits Fault

        The drunk driver that killed four motorcyclists last summer on Interstate 29 has pleaded guilty to four counts of vehicular homicide.
        Andrew Schlictemeier, 22, of Murray, Neb., is scheduled to be sentenced March 24 in Harrison County District Court. Under a plea agreement, he faces a penalty of up to 25 years in prison on each of the four counts. The Harrison County Attorney’s Office is asking for a 50-year sentence, but Schlictemeier could be paroled in 10 to 20 years.

  • Website Change

    Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 16, The Opinion-Tribune’s website, www.opinion-tribune.com, will convert to a subscription-based news and information site. We’ll still offer our valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in our print product, plus a number of online-only features such as videos, slideshows, reader interaction and more.

  • Interpretive Center Ideas Shared

    There is no shortage of suggestions on just how the proposed interpretive center will tell the story of the Glenwood Culture Native Americans, center proponent Wayne Phipps said this week.

    Last week’s public meeting on center planning drew 51 persons and they offered more than 100 proposals for the center ranging from ideas on appropriate displays and the size of the center’s theater to landscaping and sufficient parking space for tour buses and motor homes.

  • RAGBRAI To Start In Glenwood

    DES MOINES - What had been speculated for months became official Saturday night - RAGBRAI XXXIX will begin in Glenwood on Sunday morning, July 24.

    RAGBRAI, the nation’s largest cross-state bicycle ride, will be starting in Glenwood for a record-tying sixth time.

    Glenwood was the first overnight town announced during a RAGBRAI Route announcement party Saturday night in Des Moines. Other overnight stops on the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa will include Atlantic, Carroll, Boone, Altoona, Grinnell, Coralville and Davenport.

  • Grant For Interpretive Center

        Interest in next week’s public meeting of the group working to establish an archeological interpretive center here has been heightened with the announcement of a $602,478 state planning grant.
         Plans call for the center to be constructed on a five-acre tract on the south side of Highway 34 at its intersection with Levi Road. It is at the edge of the 900-plus acre state archeological preserve established in 2009. The proposed building site is known locally as the trailhead for Foothills Park walking trail.

  • Glenwood Man Sentenced In Pizza Hut Case

    A 20-year-old Glenwood man accused of robbing a Pizza Hut employee in the restaurant parking lot earlier this year has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison.