http://www.opinion-tribune.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en 99-year-old Time Capsule Opened As Public Sees New Jail, Law Enforcement Center For First Time http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/99-year-old-time-capsule-opened-public-sees-new-jail-law-enforcement-center-first-time <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/01_10.jpg" alt="County Supervisor Richard Crouch shows off the Mills County Jail and Law Enforcement Center to visitors Tuesday evening." title="County Supervisor Richard Crouch shows off the Mills County Jail and Law Enforcement Center to visitors Tuesday evening." align="left" hspace="6" width="138" height="85" /><p> More than 100 Mills County residents got their first look at the new Mills County Law Enforcement Center and Jail Tuesday evening in Glenwood.<br /> <br /> The open house and ribbon cutting ceremony was co-hosted by the Mills County Sheriff&#39;s Office, Mills County Board of Supervisors and Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.<br /> <br /> City Selects Engineer For Aquatic Center http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/city-selects-engineer-aquatic-center <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/glenwood_pool_3d_rendering_4.jpg" alt="Architectural rendering of the $4.75 million aquatic center." title="Architectural rendering of the $4.75 million aquatic center." align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> The city of Glenwood has selected JEO Consultants of Omaha as its engineering firm for a $4.75 million outdoor aquatic center to be built adjacent to a new gymnasium being constructed at Glenwood Community High School.</p> <p> The city council selected JEO at its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the recommendation of the Glenwood Aquatic Center Committee, which reviewed requests for proposals (RFPs) from eight firms interested in serving as the engineer on the project.</p> Crash Victim Was Riding Stolen Motorcycle http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/crash-victim-was-riding-stolen-motorcycle <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pursuit2.jpg" alt="Mills County Sheriff Gene Goos (left), Deputy Evan York and State Patrolman Jon Salyers retrieve the motorcycle involved in a high-speed pursuit from a roadside ditch Tuesday afternoon." title="Mills County Sheriff Gene Goos (left), Deputy Evan York and State Patrolman Jon Salyers retrieve the motorcycle involved in a high-speed pursuit from a roadside ditch Tuesday afternoon." align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" />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. Jennie Ed Provides GCHS With Athletic Trainer http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/jennie-ed-provides-gchs-athletic-trainer <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/new_trainer.jpg" alt="Ryan Houser tends to Glenwood football player Dane Kruse during the Rams&#039; game against Creston." title="Ryan Houser tends to Glenwood football player Dane Kruse during the Rams&#039; game against Creston." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Glenwood Community High School has contracted with Jennie Edmundson Physical Therapy to provide a full-time athletic trainer for all sports at the high school.</p> <p> Jennie Edmundson, a division of Methodist Health System, has been providing full-time athletic trainers to Council Bluffs&rsquo; four high schools for nearly 20 years. But this is the first time the program has extended outside Council Bluffs. Glenwood is the first non-Council Bluffs high school to be offered the full-time service.</p> Glenwood Homecoming This Weekend http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-homecoming-weekend <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/glenwood_hc_cands.jpg" alt="Glenwood Community High School 2014 homecoming queen and king candidates. From left: Danni Finn, Maggie Finnegan, Sara Gutschenritter, Jon Van Scoy, Wyatt Schulz and Jack Groves." title="Glenwood Community High School 2014 homecoming queen and king candidates. From left: Danni Finn, Maggie Finnegan, Sara Gutschenritter, Jon Van Scoy, Wyatt Schulz and Jack Groves." align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> More than a dozen class reunion celebrations are expected to take place this weekend during the annual Glenwood Homecoming celebration.</p> <p> The reunions, Friday afternoon parade,&nbsp; Friday night football game and Saturday night coronation are among the highlights of the community-wide celebration that will bring hundreds of visitors to Glenwood.<br /> Glenwood Band Parents are coordinating the 2014 Homecoming Parade Friday at 1:30 p.m.&nbsp; The parade theme is &rdquo;Video Games.&rdquo;</p> Law Enforcement Center Dedication Set For Sept. 30 http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/law-enforcement-center-dedication-set-sept-30 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jail.jpg" alt="Construction work is wrapping up on the Mills County Law Enforcement Center / Jail." title="Construction work is wrapping up on the Mills County Law Enforcement Center / Jail." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A public dedication ceremony for the new Mills County Jail / Law Enforcement Center, located at 600 Industrial Ave. in Glenwood, has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 30.</p> <p> An open house is planned from 5:30-7 p.m. with a formal dedication and opening of a time capsule from the county&rsquo;s existing jail (built in 1915) scheduled for 6 p.m.</p> <p> The Mills County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office is expected to make the move to its new facility in mid-October.</p> Kickin' It With The KISS http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/kickin-it-kiss <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ks1.jpg" alt="Glenwood&#039;s Kenny Spencer is the place kicker for the LA KISS Arena Football League team and a prominent character on the reality TV show &quot;4th and Loud.&quot;" title="Glenwood&#039;s Kenny Spencer is the place kicker for the LA KISS Arena Football League team and a prominent character on the reality TV show &quot;4th and Loud.&quot;" align="left" hspace="6" width="134" height="85" /><p> 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.</p> <p> 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 <strong>4th and Loud</strong> docu-series that began airing in August on Tuesday nights on AMC (9 p.m. CDT).</p> New Highway, Bridge Will Mean More Responsibilities For First Responders http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/new-highway-bridge-will-mean-more-responsibilities-first-responders <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/34_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="70" height="70" /><p> Mills County&rsquo;s interim 911 Communications Center director Larry Hurst said the extension of Highway 34 west of Interstate 29 later this fall will put additional pressure and responsibilities on emergency responders, from Pacific Junction and Glenwood.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;More pavement means there&rsquo;s going to be more area to cover and increases in response times,&rdquo; Hurst said. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s going to be a lot bigger demand for fire and rescue services once that area develops.&rdquo;<br /> <br />