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  • 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.

  • The Sports Reporter

         Matt Lothrop thinks he was probably a fourth grader at West Elementary School when he first started thinking about becoming a television sports reporter.

        “I was in the Optimist Speech Contest and found that I liked speaking and presenting myself,” Lothrop said during a recent interview. “Of course, I’ve always liked sports. Unfortunately, I realized I was probably never good enough to play sports for a living, so I figured why not cover sports for a living.”

  • Glen Have Evacuation

        An odor caused by a light fixture that had overheated forced the evacuation of the Glen Haven nursing home Friday morning.

        More than 50 residents were in the two-story structure when the evacuation was ordered around 9:30 a.m.
        Chilled residents were wrapped in blankets as they were promptly moved to the front parking lot and an adjacent courtyard area. Temperatures were above freezing when the evacuation took place.

  • Windows To The World

        Mills County Master Photographer John Scanlan has earned international acclaim for his award-winning work, depicting not only his artistic eye and ability, but the natural beauty of the dozens of countries he’s visited around the world over the past two decades. Now, the name he’s made for himself is about to become ever bigger.

  • Christmas Light Spectacular

         The Glenwood community will formally kick off the holiday season with a “Lights on the Square Spectacular” on Thursday, Dec. 2.