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Today's News

  • One Day At A Time

    Dorothy Buch didn’t need time to think of an answer when asked recently what the secret was to reaching her 100th birthday.

    The Linnwood Estates assisted living resident answered the question with one word – vinegar.

    “My little secret is vinegar,” Dorothy said. “Every morning, since I was 25, I drink vinegar, about a teaspoon. I put it in a little glass with about two tablespoons of water. Vinegar is a cleanser and it gets rid a lot of bacteria. I tell people I get pickled every morning.”

  • 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.

  • Glenwood Family Dentistry Moves To New Location

    The staff at Glenwood Family Dentistry is settling in at its new location – the former Glenwood City Hall building at 107 S. Locust St.

    Glenwood Family Dentistry, owned and operated by Dr. Paul Albertson, was started in the early 1970s by Dr. Dennis Gray who retired five years ago. The practice was previously housed at 514 First St.

    “The other building was over 100 years old and had been kind of cobbled together,” Dr. Albertson said. “It wasn’t designed to be a dental office, so we always had to retrofit things to get it to work.

  • Anchor Family Services Director Says Founder Made 'An Honest Mistake'

    The director of Anchor Family Services in Glenwood said the business’ founder and former executive director Suzan Griswold made “an honest mistake” that was self-reported to state officials and he expects her to be fully exonerated of criminal charges.

    Griswold, 51, of Elkhorn, Neb., is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison; and fraudulent practice in the first degree, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $1,000 - $10,000.

  • Walker Says Iowa Key To GOP Claiming White House

    A standing-room only crowd was on hand Friday morning at Tom and Tiff’s restaurant in Glenwood to greet Wisconsin Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker.

    Walker, currently running in second place behind Donald Trump in Republican tracking polls, spent more than an hour shaking hands, posing for photos and engaging in conversation as he made his way through the restaurant. Walker’s appearance was strictly a “meet and greet” with no formal speech.

  • Mental Health Service Provider Facing Fraud, Criminal Conduct Charges

    The owner of a Glenwood business that provides community-based, Medicaid-funded mental health and support services to children and adults, is facing felony charges following an investigation by the Mills County Attorney’s Office and Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals.

  • Aquatic Center Ground Breaking 'An Amazing Day' For Glenwood

    Sunny skies and swimming-like temperatures prevailed Friday as city officials and other dignitaries took part in a formal ground breaking ceremony for the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    The 8,700 square-foot facility will be built on land adjacent to a new gymnasium going up at Glenwood Community High School. Glenwood city administrator Brian Kissel told the crowd gathered at Friday’s ceremony that construction will take about a year.

  • Omahans Face Sexual Abuse Charges In Mills County

    Two Omaha men - D’Angelo Marquis Goods, 27, and David Hernandez, 20 - are facing sexual assault charges for an alleged incident that took place in Mills County in late June.

    On June 29, the Mills County Communications Center received a call from the emergency room at CHI Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs about a sexual assault that had taken place in Mills County. Arrest warrants from Goods and Hernandez were issued following an investigation by the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Former County Engineer, School Board President Arrested During Sioux City Prostitution Sting

    A 63-year-old Glenwood man was among 12 people arrested on prostitution charges during an undercover sting operation last week in Sioux City.

    James M. Ebmeier was arrested by Sioux City police officers Wednesday, July 15, and charged with soliciting prostitution, an aggravated misdemeanor that carries a punishment of up to two years in jail and a fine of $625 - $6,250.