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Today's News

  • Former GCHS Teacher Takes Plea Deal

    A former Glenwood Community High School teacher accused of having sex with a student and supplying alcohol to another student has reached an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to a lesser charge.

    Russell Crouch, 39, of Glenwood, was arrested and charged last May with sexual exploitation by a school employee, an aggravated misdemeanor, and supplying alcohol to a minor, a serious misdemeanor.

  • Park Place, Pacific Place Closing

    Five Star Quality Care is closing two skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Mills County – Glenwood-based Park Place and Pacific Place located east of Pacific Junction.

    The Massachusetts-based owner and operator of the two facilities announced the closures last week. Combined, Park Place and Pacific Place treat nearly 100 adult residents with physical or intellectual disabilities and employ over 250 workers.

  • A Grand Opening

    More than 300 people, including dignitaries from Iowa and Nebraska, attended the dedication ceremony for the opening of the U.S. Highway 34 - Missouri River Bridge Oct. 22 at the AgriVision complex near Pacific Junction.

    The four-lane bridge links Interstate 29 in western Mills County with U.S. Highway 75 south of Offutt Air Force Base in Sarpy County, Neb.

  • Accidents Mar Opening Of Interchange, Westbound 34

    Four collisions at the intersection of 195th St. and Highway 34 within 40 hours of Thursday’s opening of the Highway 34 westbound overpass and redesigned Interstate 29 interchange in western Mills County left two people hospitalized with serious injuries and Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials taking extra measures to prevent future accidents.

  • Crash Victim Was Riding Stolen Motorcycle

    A motorcyclist being pursued by the Iowa State Patrol was arrested and transported to an Omaha hospital after crashing the stolen bike in Mills County shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.

    Chad Larsen, 36, of Council Bluffs crashed in the ditch of the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 34, approximately one-half mile east of Highway 275 (Tabor turnoff). He attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended and arrested after climbing over a barbed-wire fence and falling down repeatedly while trying to get away through a nearby farm field.

  • Kickin' It With The KISS

    Kenny Spencer admits he never envisioned his career in professional football leading to a prominent role on a reality TV show or personal friendships with rock-and-roll music legends Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS fame.

    Spencer, a 2005 Glenwood Community High School graduate, is the place kicker for the LA KISS, an Arena Football League (AFL) team partially owned by the two band members from KISS and the focus of the 10-week 4th and Loud docu-series that began airing in August on Tuesday nights on AMC (9 p.m. CDT).

  • City Leaders Hoping To Regain Public Trust

    Financially speaking, it’s been a tough year at City Hall.

    The city administrator and elected leaders have been the subject of public criticism and skepticism since findings of an audit report released in January identified a nearly $300,000 deficit in the city of Glenwood’s general fund account and several shortcomings in the city’s day-to-day financial practices.

  • The Opinion-Tribune's Male Athlete of the Year: Mackenzy Lang, Fremont-Mills

    At 5-feet-9 inches and 160 pounds, Mackenzy Lang is rarely the biggest guy on the field, court or track.

    But rarer even are the times Lang isn’t one of the best athletes on the field, court or track.

    “I am in no way big,” Lang admitted. “I don’t have a lot of weight on me or height. I think there’s advantages to being bigger sure but I never saw my size as playing a part in how I played. I know what I can do and try and do my best every time.”

  • The Opinion-Tribune's Female Athlete of the Year: Macy Williams, Fremont-Mills

    Macy Williams knows exactly when her competitive fire was lit.

    The Fremont-Mills graduate was a laid-back second grader playing in an Optimist basketball tournament. Her team, used to winning the tournament year in and year out, finished a disappointing third place.

    “I played so bad,” Macy said. “I cried all day.”

    And that’s when her mother, Jennifer, stepped in.
    “You can’t win everything so there’s two things you can do: quit or decide to get better,” Macy said her mother told her.

  • Niles Eric Stanley, 56

    Niles Eric Stanley, 56, formerly of Thurman, died on June 29, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at 11 a.m., at Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood with interment at a later dae.

    Niles was born Jan. 7, 1959, to Donald Ross and Mary Lola (Hill) Stanley, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

    Niles is survived by his step-mother, Carol Stanley-Hohnholt of Omaha, Neb.