http://www.opinion-tribune.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Major Gift For Glen Haven Village Project http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/major-gift-glen-haven-village-project <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/grchouse_134_0.jpg" alt="One of seven cottages on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center that will be renovated and leased from the state of Iowa for the proposed Glen Haven Village care facility. " title="One of seven cottages on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center that will be renovated and leased from the state of Iowa for the proposed Glen Haven Village care facility. " align="left" hspace="6" width="166" height="85" /><p> The capital campaign for the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled nursing care facility is kicking off in a big way, thanks to a $500,000 matching gift pledge from 1962 Glenwood High School graduate Rod Rhoden.</p> <p> The gift was formally announced late last week by the Rod Rhoden Foundation with the stipulation that matching funds be raised for the project by Oct. 1.</p> Mills County To Contract With Pottawattamie County For Interim County Attorney http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/mills-county-contract-pottawattamie-county-interim-county-attorney <p> Mills County is contracting with the Pottawattamie County Attorney&rsquo;s Office to provide interim county attorney services until the county can hire a permanent replacement.</p> <p> The county has been without its full-time county attorney since April when Tricia McSorley resigned her post. James Burger, the assistant Mills County Attorney had assumed many of McSorley&rsquo;s duties but he too submitted his resignation earlier this month. Burger&rsquo;s last day is Friday.</p> Chamber Staff To Remain In Place After Separation From Economic Development Foundation http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/chamber-staff-remain-place-after-separation-economic-development-foundation <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tana_linda.jpg" alt="Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant Tana Saddler and Executive Director Linda Washburn." title="Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant Tana Saddler and Executive Director Linda Washburn." align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that Linda Washburn and Tana Saddler have accepted the opportunity to continue to serve as the Executive Director and Executive Assistant after the chamber and Mills County Economic Development Foundation end their sharing agreement for an executive director this summer.</p> Mills Masquers To Audition For Summer Production http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/mills-masquers-audition-summer-production <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/th-7.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> The Mills Masquers will be presenting &quot;A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum&quot; as their 2016 Summer Musical.</p> <p> The diverse cast requires singers, dancers and comedians aged 13 and up. &quot;Forum&quot; is a bawdy musical set in ancient Rome that follows a slave named Pseudolous as he does whatever necessary to gain his freedom.</p> City Council Sets RAGBRAI Vendor Fees http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/city-council-sets-ragbrai-vendor-fees <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rider_dan_josephites-.jpg" alt="Bicyclist Dan Josephites enjoys a slice of watermelon during a RAGBRAI visit to Mills County." title="Bicyclist Dan Josephites enjoys a slice of watermelon during a RAGBRAI visit to Mills County." align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> The Glenwood City Council approved an ordinance regarding permits and fees for activities associated with RAGBRAI.</p> <p> The action came during the council&rsquo;s regular meeting Tuesday, April 26. Other RAGBRAI topics were addressed as well.</p> <p> <strong>Permits, Fees<br /> </strong></p> <p> All of the fees and permit regulations are outlined in the ordinance, which is published as a legal notice in today&rsquo;s edition of The Opinion-Tribune.</p> Aquatic Center Admission Rates Disclosed http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/aquatic-center-admission-rates-disclosed <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/swimming_pool.jpg" alt="Construction work at the building site for the Glenwood Aquatic Center." title="Construction work at the building site for the Glenwood Aquatic Center." align="left" hspace="6" width="138" height="85" /><p> The city of Glenwood is receiving two grants totaling $15,000 to assist with the start-up of the Glenwood Aquatic Center and city council members heard last Tuesday night how that money will be spent.</p> <p> They also heard about pricing for the coming season, which is expected to begin about July 1 and last for half a normal season.</p> <p> Mary Gunderson of the Glenwood Aquatic Center Committee made a presentation regarding the grants. One was for $10,000 from Ash Grove and the other was for $5,000 from Casey&rsquo;s, which is paying $1,000 per year.</p> Whereabouts Of Man Who Initiated P.J. Standoff Unknown http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/whereabouts-man-who-initiated-pj-standoff-unknown <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/post_pj_standoff.jpg" alt="The scene in Pacific Junction Thursday morning." title="The scene in Pacific Junction Thursday morning." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> PACIFIC JUNCTION - As of Tuesday morning, law enforcement officials had not located a man who initiated a nearly seven-hour standoff situation in Pacific Junction Thursday, April 28.</p> Ground Broken On Community Center http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/ground-broken-community-center <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ground_break_3.jpg" alt="Woody Wright and Chad McCollester speak at the ground breaking program." title="Woody Wright and Chad McCollester speak at the ground breaking program." align="left" hspace="6" width="148" height="85" /><p> MALVERN &ndash; Five years in the making, members of the Mills County Fair Association and more than 60 supporters and dignitaries helped break ground Thursday afternoon on the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center.<br /> The $2.75 million facility will be built on the north end of the Mills County Fairgrounds.</p>