http://www.opinion-tribune.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Aquatic Center Ground Breaking 'An Amazing Day' For Glenwood http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/aquatic-center-ground-breaking-amazing-day-glenwood <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/swim4.jpg" alt="City officials and other dignitaries take part in the ground breaking for the Glenwood Aquatic Center." title="City officials and other dignitaries take part in the ground breaking for the Glenwood Aquatic Center." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> 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.</p> <p> 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&rsquo;s ceremony that construction will take about a year.</p> Mental Health Service Provider Facing Fraud, Criminal Conduct Charges http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/mental-health-service-provider-facing-fraud-criminal-conduct-charges <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/griswold.jpg" alt="Suzan J. Griswold" title="Suzan J. Griswold" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> 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&rsquo;s Office and Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals.</p> City Moving Forward With Aquatic Center http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/city-moving-forward-aquatic-center <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/glenwood_pool_rendering.jpg" alt="Rendering of the Glenwood Aquatic Center." title="Rendering of the Glenwood Aquatic Center." align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> It appears Glenwood is finally going to get its aquatic center.<br /> <br /> Following a public hearing Monday night at City Hall, the Glenwood City Council cleared the final financial hurdle by approving up to $600,000 in additional general obligation bond funding for construction of an 8,700 square-foot swimming center that will be built on land adjacent to a new gymnasium under construction at Glenwood Community High School.</p> Omahans Face Sexual Abuse Charges In Mills County http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/omahans-face-sexual-abuse-charges-mills-county <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/goods.jpg" alt="D&#039;Angelo Marquis Goods" title="D&#039;Angelo Marquis Goods" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Two Omaha men - D&rsquo;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.</p> <p> 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&rsquo;s Office.</p> Glenwood Searching For New Library Director Following Resignation http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-searching-new-library-director-following-resignation <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jenny_ellis.jpg" alt="Former Glenwood Public Library Director Jenny Ellis resigned in early July during a closed-session meeting with members of the Glenwood Library Board." title="Former Glenwood Public Library Director Jenny Ellis resigned in early July during a closed-session meeting with members of the Glenwood Library Board." align="left" hspace="6" width="78" height="85" /><p> The Glenwood Public Library is in need of a new director following the resignation of Jenny Ellis.<br /> Glenwood Library Board member Terry Craig said Ellis resigned earlier this month during a closed-session meeting of the board. The board accepted Ellis&rsquo; resignation, but Craig said because the issue is a personnel matter addressed in closed session, circumstances surrounding the resignation would not be discussed publicly.</p> Former County Engineer, School Board President Arrested During Sioux City Prostitution Sting http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/former-county-engineer-school-board-president-arrested-during-sioux-city-prostitution-sting <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/eb.jpg" alt="James Ebmeier" title="James Ebmeier" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> A 63-year-old Glenwood man was among 12 people arrested on prostitution charges during an undercover sting operation last week in Sioux City.</p> <p> 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.</p> Creighton Program Brings Seminarians To On With Life http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/creighton-program-brings-seminarians-life <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/on_with_life_priests.jpg" alt="Seminarian students volunteering at On With Life this summer (from left): Christopher Hurst, Jesus Chavez, Christopher Rubie, Christopher Ford and David Harris." title="Seminarian students volunteering at On With Life this summer (from left): Christopher Hurst, Jesus Chavez, Christopher Rubie, Christopher Ford and David Harris." align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> Every summer, Creighton University gathers more than 100 seminarians as part of its Institute of Priestly Formation program.</p> New East Mills Principal Eager For Start Of School Year http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/new-east-mills-principal-eager-start-school-year <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rempe_linda-.jpg" alt="Linda Rempe" title="Linda Rempe" align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> MALVERN - Linda Rempe has spent most of her career in education 1,800 miles from her hometown in southeastern Iowa.</p> <p> But the Bonaparte native still calls Iowa home.</p> <p> Rempe was formally hired as the new East Mills Middle-High School principal on June 22. She succeeds out-going principal Andy Irwin, who accepted the activities director position at Shenandoah High School this spring.</p> <p> Rempe&rsquo;s first official day on the job was July 1.</p>