Today's News

  • P.J. Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Baby

    A Pacific Junction man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a 13-month-old baby girl, Aliyanna L. May. The child died Feb. 2. The plea agreement was reached Monday in Mills County District Court.

    Colby Ray Puckett, 23, will be sentenced Jan. 13. Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said the mandatory sentence in Iowa for second-degree murder is 50 years in prison.  Puckett will be required to serve at least 35 years before being considered for parole, Hansen said.

  • Interpretive Center Site Approved

    The Iowa Preserves Advisory Board has approved the site for the proposed Loess Hills Archaeological Interpretive Center near Glenwood.

    The recommended location is near the intersection of Highway 34 and Levi Road, south of the Glenwood city limits in what’s currently known as Foothills Park. The land is part of a 906-acre state preserve.

  • Mats For The Homeless

    A collaborative effort between Glenwood Community High School students and a crocheting group that meets regularly at Trinity Lutheran Church, will keep nearly 23,000 plastic grocery bags out of the landfill and roadside ditches while providing some winter warmth and comfort to more than a dozen homeless people in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area.

  • Mills County District Court 11/20/13

    James Heckerman
        Jeremy Duane Williams, Glenwood – interference with official acts (bodily injury), pleaded guilty, sentence suspended to seven days in county jail with credit given for time already served, one year probation, driver’s license revoked for one year, ordered to undergo substance abuse evaluation, pay $625 fine, court costs and fees.

  • Glenwood Police Reports 11/20/13

        Oct. 30 - Andrew Jeppesen of Glenwood reported a violation of a protection order.
        Nov. 14 - Eagle Eye Property of Glenwood reported a burglary and theft.

        Oct. 29 - A vehicle driven by Gabrielle Poole of Glenwood was backing out of a parking space behind the Grid Iron Restaurant when her vehicle struck a legally parked vehicle. Poole left the scene and was later located by Glenwood Police.

  • Mills County Sheriff Reports 11/20/13

        Nov. 4 – Troy Smith of Emerson reported a burglary and theft.
        Nov. 4 – City Mortgage Inc. of O’Fallon, Mo. reported a theft.

        Nov. 1 – A vehicle driven by Andrew Reeve of Glenwood was westbound on Eastman Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle in a curve causing the vehicle to enter the south ditch. No injuries were reported.

  • Glenwood Senior Center 11/20/13

    Glenwood Senior Center
    Located at 20 N Vine St.
    Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. 8 - 11 a.m.

    Exercise Classes
    (6 weeks): Tuesday & Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m.

    Coffee Time
    Mon. - Fri. 8 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.; Sat.; 8 - 11 a.m.
    Ladies’ Coffee
     Mon. 10 - 11 a.m.

    Cards, Table Games & Dominoes
     Mon. - Fri. 1-4 p.m.

    (served at 11:45 M-F)

  • Glenwood To Host Air Force Band Holiday Concert

    The Heartland of America Band from Offutt Air Force Base is bringing some special holiday music to Glenwood next month.

        Through the joint sponsorship of The Opinion-Tribune newspaper and the Glenwood Community School District, the Air Force band will present its “New Traditions” holiday concert at the Glenwood Community High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.

  • Kim Clark Elected To Third Mayoral Term

    Glenwood mayor Kim Clark was elected to a third two-year term in last Tuesday’s general election, defeating challenger Trent Good by a margin of 478-251.

        “I am very pleased,” Clark said of the results. “I think Glenwood residents believe the city is moving in the right direction. I think I ran a positive campaign. I discussed the issues and the progress we’ve made.
        “I think most people know if they have a problem with the city, they can come in and talk things out with us.”

  • Mills County District Court 11/13/13

    James Heckerman
        Brett Coyle, Glenwood - probation revoked on charge of domestic abuse assault, sentence of two years in prison with credit for time served reinstated, ordered to pay court costs and fees.

    Judge Richard
    Horton Davidson
        Julie Ann Vore, Council Bluffs - driving while license is barred (habitual offender), pleaded guilty, sentence suspended to seven days in county jail with credit for time served, ordered to pay court costs and fees.