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  • 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.

  • 'One Bad Decision'

    “One bad decision can really change everything in your life.”

    That’s the message Gina Giaffoglione wanted to get across to Glenwood Community Middle School students Thursday afternoon as she talked about a decision she made as a college student that turned her life upside down.
    Speaking from her wheelchair on the floor of the middle school gymnasium, Gina recounted the Easter weekend night in 2008 when she got into car with a driver who had been drinking alcohol.

  • Day In D.C.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - For more than 130 Korean War veterans from western Iowa, last Wednesday’s Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., rekindled some old, but not forgotten memories and emotions.

    The veterans spent the day in our nation’s capital, touring the city and visiting military memorials, most notably the Korean War Memorial, built on their behalf and the more than 33,000 Americans who lost their lives and the 103,000-plus who were injured between 1950-1953 in what’s often been called the “Forgotten War.”
     

  • Bomgaars Coming To Glenwood

    Bomgaars, a family-owned, Iowa-based supplier, announced its plans Friday afternoon to build a 20,000-square foot retail store on the south end of the Glenwood city limits near the Locust Street - Highway 34 interchange. The store will be built on a four-acre site near Methodist Physicians Clinic and Medicap Pharmacy.

  • Remembering Those Who Fought The Forgotten War

    Ten Korean War veterans from Mills County will travel to Washington, D.C., next Wednesday to visit the national memorial built in their honor.

  • Engine 15

    Even a normally subdued fire chief had excitement in his voice talking about the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department’s new truck.

    “We’re tickled to death, we’ve never had anything like this since I’ve been around,” GVFD chief Butch Fidler said. “It’s too bad it wasn’t ready in time for the homecoming parade.”