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Local News

  • Bones Found At Fire Scene

    The Council Bluffs Police Department confirmed Wednesday bones were found at the scene of a New Year's Eve fire in Mills County and investigators are trying to detemine if the bones belong to a missing Council Bluffs man, 26-year-old Travis Bach.

  • Trail Blazers

    Dozens of Mills County residents took part in a series of public forums earlier this month to share their thoughts on the potential for the future of a county-wide trail system in Mills County.

  • Puckett Gets 50-Year Sentence

    Colby Puckett was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Monday by Mills County District Court Judge Greg W. Steensland for the murder of 13-month-old Aliyanna L. May last February.

  • 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.