http://www.opinion-tribune.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en City Opts For 'FM' Hearing Assist System http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/city-opts-fm-hearing-assist-system <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/council_chamber.jpg" alt="The Glenwood City Council held its first meeting in the new City Hall council chambers in July 2012." title="The Glenwood City Council held its first meeting in the new City Hall council chambers in July 2012." align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /><p> An upgrade in technology is coming to Glenwood City Hall.<br /> The city council has given its approval to the installation of an &ldquo;FM&rdquo; assisted listening system and an audio visual system that can be utilized for guest presentations at council meetings and employee training sessions.</p> <p> The FM system transmits audio signals to a receiver worn by the listener - typically a headset or neck loop. The system complies with Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, city administrator Brian Kissel said.</p> Read Between The Wines http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/read-between-wines <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/betweenthewinesgroup-.jpg" alt="From left, Susan Simmon, Donna Bishop, Kay Olsen, library director Jenny Ellis and Lindsey Bray are some of the community members who joined the “Read Between the Wines” book discussion July 3." title="From left, Susan Simmon, Donna Bishop, Kay Olsen, library director Jenny Ellis and Lindsey Bray are some of the community members who joined the “Read Between the Wines” book discussion July 3." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman</p> <p> Several Glenwood women sat at Vine Street Cellars on a warm Thursday evening talking about books they recently read at &ldquo;Read Between the Wines,&rdquo; a book discussion group from the library.</p> <p> The group is the brainchild of adult services librarian Teresa Buckingham, who started the group in 2012.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s always been a dream of mine,&rdquo; Buckingham said. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t think of anything neater than getting together over wine and talking about books.&rdquo;</p> Body Found In Missouri River Identified http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/body-found-missouri-river-identified <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dci150.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p> The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, with the help of several other agencies, has positively identified the body that was pulled from the Missouri River in southwestern Mills County on July 1.</p> <p class="prmaintext"> The male body was located in the area of Lincoln&rsquo;s Landing campground near the Plattsmouth Bridge.</p> Outstanding Teacher Award http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/outstanding-teacher-award <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/margo.jpg" alt="Margo Young will begin her 38th year of teaching in Glenwood when the new school year begins in August." title="Margo Young will begin her 38th year of teaching in Glenwood when the new school year begins in August." align="left" hspace="6" width="73" height="85" /><p> She greets her students with hugs and a warm smile. Her enthusiasm for learning is contagious and she motivates children to want to come to school every day.</p> <p> Those are just some of the complimentary words a parent chose when writing about&nbsp; Margo Young in a nomination letter for the prestigious Lakin Foundation outstanding teaching award, an honor the Northeast Elementary first-grade teacher received at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year.</p> Former Glenwood Priest Placed On Leave http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/former-glenwood-priest-placed-leave <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/howard_fitzgerald-.jpg" alt="Rev. Howard Fitzgerald" title="Rev. Howard Fitzgerald" align="left" hspace="6" width="71" height="85" /><p> A priest who spent two years at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Glenwood, has been placed on indefinite administrative leave after an Allegation Review Committee for the Diocese of Des Moines determined he sexually abused a minor.</p> <p> The alleged abuse by Rev. Howard Fitzgerald took place decades ago, according to a statement released last week by the diocese. Bishop Richard Pates apologized to the victim, who asked for anonymity.</p> Blues, Brews & BBQ http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/blues-brews-bbq <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/blues_brews-.jpg" alt="The inaugural Blues, Brews &amp; BBQ is planned for Friday, July 4, at Glenwood Lake Park." title="The inaugural Blues, Brews &amp; BBQ is planned for Friday, July 4, at Glenwood Lake Park." align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> The organizer of the inaugural Blues, Brews &amp; BBQ Independence Day celebration said Friday&rsquo;s event at Glenwood Lake Park promises to offer something for all ages.<br /> <br /> Just as its name implies, the Independence Day celebration will feature Blues music, craft beers from Iowa and Nebraska and plenty of barbecue.<br /> <br /> Supreme Courts http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/supreme-courts <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hoops_4_0.jpg" alt="Glenwood Park Board chairman Lyle Mayberry accepts a $4,000 donation from Glenwood Optimist president Larry Raabe for restoration of the Sgt. Jim Kelleher Basketball Court at the city recreation complex. Standing behind Raabe are (from left) Glenwood Optimist Club members Dr. Bob Lothrop, Bob Blasi and Ed Thompson." title="Glenwood Park Board chairman Lyle Mayberry accepts a $4,000 donation from Glenwood Optimist president Larry Raabe for restoration of the Sgt. Jim Kelleher Basketball Court at the city recreation complex. Standing behind Raabe are (from left) Glenwood Optimist Club members Dr. Bob Lothrop, Bob Blasi and Ed Thompson." align="left" hspace="6" width="133" height="85" /><p> Basketball and tennis players in Glenwood have some refurbished courts to perfect their talents on thanks to the commitment of the Glenwood Park Board and a substantial donation from the Glenwood Optimist Club.</p> <p> The outdoor basketball court and two tennis courts at the city&rsquo;s recreation complex on the east edge of town were recently resurfaced with an acrylic overlay, repainted and restriped by a team of workers from Nebraska City-based Tennis Courts Unlimited.</p> Dr. Rishel Retires http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/dr-rishel-retires <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dr._rishel_3.jpg" alt="Dr. William Rishel joined the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic in May 1973. He retired June 30." title="Dr. William Rishel joined the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic in May 1973. He retired June 30." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Practicing veterinary medicine in Glenwood has been a passion and a privilege for Dr. William Rishel.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not just a job, it&rsquo;s a way of life,&rdquo; Rishel said last week as he reflected on his 41-year-career at the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic that came to a close Monday with his retirement. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a bittersweet-type thing. This has been my love for 41 years. It will be different, but I think it will be a good different. I won&rsquo;t know what else is out there because I just don&rsquo;t have time to do anything else right now.&rdquo;</p>