http://www.opinion-tribune.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Glenwood honors its law enforcement officers http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-honors-its-law-enforcement-officers <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/law_enforcement_2.jpg" alt="Glenwood residents Barry Hiller and Lloyd Harold join in saying a prayer for law enforcement officers." title="Glenwood residents Barry Hiller and Lloyd Harold join in saying a prayer for law enforcement officers." align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> Around 100 Glenwood-area residents, including many wearing blue clothing, came to the south lawn of the Mills County Courthouse Monday afternoon to show their support for the Mills County law enforcement community.</p> <p> The &ldquo;Paint The Town Blue&rdquo; display of appreciation for peace officers was held in conjunction with National Police / Law Enforcement Week, which began Sunday and runs through Saturday.</p> Glenwood Alumni award winner to address GCHS Class of 2017 http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-alumni-award-winner-address-gchs-class-2017 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/markuson.jpg" alt="Barbara Evans Markuson" title="Barbara Evans Markuson" align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> The second recipient of the Glenwood Alumni Association&rsquo;s Charlene Nelson Nutting and Tom Nutting Alumni Achievement Award will be recognized during Sunday&rsquo;s commencement ceremony for the Glenwood Community High School Class of 2017.</p> <p> Barbara Evans Markuson, a graduate with the Glenwood Class of 1947 who went on to earn international distinction while completing a &ldquo;trail blazing&rdquo; career in librarianship, will also give a brief address to this year&rsquo;s graduating class.</p> Glenwood man dies when glider crashes at Blair Airport http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-man-dies-when-glider-crashes-blair-airport-0 <p> A 59-year-old Glenwood man died when the glider he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff at the Blair (Neb.) Airport Saturday afternoon.</p> <p> Dr. Michael Boska was pronounced dead at the scene. Boska was alone in the glider as it was being towed in takeoff when according to witnesses, the canopy on the glider unexpectedly opened. As Boska reached for the canopy, he lost control of the plane, resulting in the crash.</p> Motherhood - Gina Takes The Next Step In Life http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/motherhood-gina-takes-next-step-life <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gina1.jpg" alt="Gina Springhower helps her son LaKota celebrate his first birthday in December 2016." title="Gina Springhower helps her son LaKota celebrate his first birthday in December 2016." align="left" hspace="6" width="147" height="85" /><p> The challenges of being a first-time parent are great.</p> <p> For Gina Springhower, the challenges are even greater.</p> <p> Confined to a wheel chair with paralysis (the result of an automobile accident more than nine years ago), Gina is tackling and enjoying the most gratifying challenge of her life &ndash; motherhood.</p> <p> Gina and her husband, John Springhower, are the parents of a happy and energetic 16-month-old son, LaKota, born Dec. 22, 2015, just in time for Christmas.</p> Law Enforcement Week Program Planned For May 15 http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/law-enforcement-week-program-planned-may-15 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/police_ribbon1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> An appreciation ceremony for local law enforcement officers is planned for Monday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m., outside the Mills County Courthouse in Glenwood.</p> Master Gardener Plant Sale Saturday, May 13 http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/master-gardener-plant-sale-saturday-may-13 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/plant-sale-clip-art-1615988.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> The 17th Annual Mills County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 8:30 &ndash; 11 a.m., just in time for Mother&#39;s Day.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Park Place building owner asks city for tax-incentive package http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/park-place-building-owner-asks-city-tax-incentive-package <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/park_place_1.jpg" alt="Glenwood Lake Senior Living Community would be housed in the former Park Place building at 114 Green St." title="Glenwood Lake Senior Living Community would be housed in the former Park Place building at 114 Green St." align="left" hspace="6" width="172" height="85" /><p> The owner of the Park Place building at 114 Green St. in Glenwood says he wants to turn the former&nbsp; skilled nursing care and rehabilitation center into a modern assisted living and memory support facility, but will need property tax incentives from the city to secure private funding for the $2-million project.</p> Four face charges after Friday drug bust in Glenwood http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/four-face-charges-after-friday-drug-bust-glenwood <p> Four people were arrested Friday after the Glenwood Police Department executed a search warrant following an on-going narcotic investigation at 207 N. Grove St.</p> <p> Pamela Jay, 62, of Glenwood, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (serious misdemeanor), possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor) and gatherings which is a Class D felony. She was being held at the Mills County Jail in Glenwood on a $6,300 bond. &nbsp;</p>