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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Mills County District Court 7.15.15

    Judge Richard Davidson
        Caitlin Margaret Corley, Glenwood - O.W.I., pleaded guilty, one year deferred judgment, ordered to pay $1,250 civil penalty, court costs and fees.
        Kelly Nicole Hall, Omaha - O.W.I., pleaded guilty, one year deferred judgment, ordered to pay $1,250 civil penalty, court costs and fees.

    Judge Tim O’Grady
        Alexander  D. McKenzie, Omaha - O.W.I., pleaded guilty, sentence suspended to two days in county jail, ordered to pay $1,250 fine, court costs and fees.

  • Mills County District Court 7.8.15

    Judge Richard Davidson
        Caitlin Margaret Corley, Glenwood – O.W.I., pleaded guilty, one year deferred judgment, ordered to pay $1,250 civil penalty, court costs and fees.
        Kelly Nicole Hall, Omaha - O.W.I., pleaded guilty, one year deferred judgment, ordered to pay $1,250 civil penalty, court costs and fees.

    Judge Tim O’Grady

  • Knights complete sweep of Stanton

    Fremont-Mills completed a Corner Conference baseball sweep of Stanton Thursday with a 12-3 victory.

    Fremont-Mills scored three runs in the first inning and piled on to their lead from there. The Knights (8-2 overall, 7-0 in the conference) scored two more in the third and four more in the fifth to take a commanding lead.

    Stanton scored late, but it wasn’t enough as the Knights completed the sweep.
    Brock Hansen went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Lane Goodman meanwhile went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.