http://www.opinion-tribune.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Jailers, Staff Settling In At New Law Enforcement Center http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/jailers-staff-settling-new-law-enforcement-center <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/simmons_cassie_pittman-.jpg" alt="Jailers Bill Simmons and Cassie Pittman work at the central booking area in the new Mills County Law Enforcement Center." title="Jailers Bill Simmons and Cassie Pittman work at the central booking area in the new Mills County Law Enforcement Center." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> With the new Mills County Law Enforcement Center and Jail opening for business Nov. 6, deputies, jailers and administrative staff are still settling in at the state-of-the-art $6.4 million facility.</p> Glenwood Grad’s ‘Power Pods’ Saving Lives, Money Overseas http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-grad%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98power-pods%E2%80%99-saving-lives-money-overseas <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/russianhelosundial-.jpg" alt="A U.S. military helicopter sets down a power pod in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan." title="A U.S. military helicopter sets down a power pod in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Eldon Prax would be the first to admit he and business partner Stan Waldrop&rsquo;s business model is a bit upside down.</p> <p> Then again, Prax and Waldrop didn&rsquo;t open their business of supplying mobile power systems for the military with the intent of making money.</p> <p> They had loftier goals.</p> Air Force Band To Perform Holiday Concert http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/air-force-band-perform-holiday-concert <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trumpet_0.jpg" alt="The Heartland of America Band from Offutt Air Force Base will perform a holiday concert in Glenwood on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7." title="The Heartland of America Band from Offutt Air Force Base will perform a holiday concert in Glenwood on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7." align="left" hspace="6" width="96" height="85" /><p> The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band will be spreading holiday cheer next month in Glenwood.</p> <p> Through the sponsorship of The Opinion-Tribune newspaper and Glenwood Community School District, the band from Offutt Air Force Base will present its 2014 &ldquo;Sounds of the Season&rdquo; holiday concert at the Glenwood Community High School auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m.</p> Mills County Storehouse Expanding Food Pantry http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/mills-county-storehouse-expanding-food-pantry-0 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/storehousecans.jpg" alt="Food lines the shelves of the Mills County Storehouse." title="Food lines the shelves of the Mills County Storehouse." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> A major expansion is planned for the Mills County Storehouse Food Pantry in Glenwood.</p> <p> An addition on the west and southwest corner of the Storehouse building will provide an additional 1,000 square feet of storage space and enhance the food pantry&rsquo;s ability to assist a growing number of Mills County families in need, spokesperson Barbara Kaiman said.</p> U.S. Attorney's Office Investigating ADA Complaint Against City of Glenwood http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/us-attorneys-office-investigating-ada-complaint-against-city-glenwood <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/council_chamber_0.jpg" alt="The new city hall and council chambers opened in July 2012." title="The new city hall and council chambers opened in July 2012." align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /><p> The United States Attorney&rsquo;s Office has opened an investigation into a complaint against the city of Glenwood for an alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Hospice With Heart http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/hospice-heart <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hospice_house.jpg" alt="The Hospice With Heart house in Glenwood." title="The Hospice With Heart house in Glenwood." align="left" hspace="6" width="150" height="85" /><p> By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman</p> <p> Southwest Iowa residents who need 24-hour care in the last days of their lives can rest assured that their needs will be met at Hospice With Heart.</p> <p> Hospice is a special form of comfort care for people at the end of their lives. To be eligible for hospice care, a doctor must certify that a person has no more than six months to live and the person can not be treated for their ailment. It is the only Medicare benefit that includes pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and access to comfort care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.</p> A Grand Opening http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/grand-opening <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/procession.jpg" alt="Riding in military jeeps, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds lead the westbound procession over the U.S. Highway 34-Missouri River Bridge to Sarpy County, Neb., following a dedication ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Mills County." title="Riding in military jeeps, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds lead the westbound procession over the U.S. Highway 34-Missouri River Bridge to Sarpy County, Neb., following a dedication ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Mills County." align="left" hspace="6" width="164" height="85" /><p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> Health Officials Monitoring Ebola Situation http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/health-officials-monitoring-ebola-situation <p> The Mills County Public Health Office is continuing to work closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), health care professionals, and local officials in response to the West African Ebola situation.</p>