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  • Randolph Water Woes

    If the frigid temperatures aren’t bad enough, Randolph residents learned Monday they’d be without water service for at least a day or two.

    An initial report Monday morning indicated a stuck valve had drained the Randolph water tower. Later in the day, however, repair crews determined the town’s main water line had a rupture.

    Equipment and crews were being rounded up to dig around the line and repair the break.

  • Fire Investigation Includes Search For Human Remains

    Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos confirmed Monday that an investigation into a New Year’s Eve fire that destroyed a home at 16683 Alcorn Ave., near the Bellevue Toll Bridge, has included a search for human remains.

  • Fire Investigation Includes Search For Human Remains

    Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos confirmed Monday that an investigation into a New Year’s Eve fire that destroyed a home at 16683 Alcorn Ave., near the Bellevue Toll Bridge, has included a search for human remains.

  • Murder Charges Filed In Glenwood Woman's Death

    A 24-year-old Council Bluffs man has been charged with murder in the death of a Glenwood woman, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Chad Fortner was charged Tuesday with 2nd-degree murder in the death of 47-year-old Carol Meston. 

  • Mills County Inmates No Longer Accepted In Montgomery County

    RED OAK - The Montgomery County Law Enforcement Center will no longer accept Mills County inmates due to an unpaid $17,000 medical bill.

    The Mills County Jail is not equipped to house women on a long-term basis, so the county had been transporting its female inmates to the Montgomery County facility in Red Oak. Montgomery County Sheriff Joe Sampson said he was following protocol when he sought  approval from Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos to take a female inmate to Montgomery County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) for medical care.

  • Nebraska Man Facing Child Sex Abuse Charges

    A Bellevue, Neb., man is facing charges of performing sexual acts with two girls, ages 7 and 8, in Mills County and Sarpy County, Neb.

    Johh Schondelmeyer, 64, was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child.

  • Air Force Band Holiday Concert Tickets Going Fast

     A very limited supply of tickets remain available for the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band’s Dec. 8 holiday concert in Glenwood. The free concert, co-sponsored by The Opinion-Tribune and  the Glenwood Community School District, will take place at 2 p.m. in the Glenwood Community High School Performing Arts Center.

    Tickets can be picked up in person at The Opinion-Tribune office, Glenwood State Bank and First National Bank. Tickets will be limited to four per request.

  • P.J. Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Baby

    A Pacific Junction man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a 13-month-old baby girl, Aliyanna L. May. The child died Feb. 2. The plea agreement was reached Monday in Mills County District Court.

    Colby Ray Puckett, 23, will be sentenced Jan. 13. Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said the mandatory sentence in Iowa for second-degree murder is 50 years in prison.  Puckett will be required to serve at least 35 years before being considered for parole, Hansen said.

  • Interpretive Center Site Approved

    The Iowa Preserves Advisory Board has approved the site for the proposed Loess Hills Archaeological Interpretive Center near Glenwood.

    The recommended location is near the intersection of Highway 34 and Levi Road, south of the Glenwood city limits in what’s currently known as Foothills Park. The land is part of a 906-acre state preserve.

  • Glenwood To Host Air Force Band Holiday Concert

    The Heartland of America Band from Offutt Air Force Base is bringing some special holiday music to Glenwood next month.

        Through the joint sponsorship of The Opinion-Tribune newspaper and the Glenwood Community School District, the Air Force band will present its “New Traditions” holiday concert at the Glenwood Community High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.