Local News

  • P.J. councilman’s comments about Mexicans draw fire

        A Pacific Junction City Councilman is under fire after remarks he made in reference to Mexicans during last Monday's regular council meeting.
      Following a  request by The Opinion-Tribune for a copy of the audio recording of the meeting, Mayor Jim Lovely played the tape in the Pacific Junction City Hall on Tuesday.
        A voice on the recorder, who Lovely identified as Councilman Rodney G. Bents, can be heard saying, “Well, then don't be getting hit by a Mexican up in Omaha.”

  • Glenwood Going After RAGBRAI

        It’s been seven years since the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) last started in Glenwood.

        The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce believes it’s time to bring the colorful bicyclists back to town.

  • East Mills Reorganization?

        The Green Hills Area Education Agency will join the school boards from Nishna Valley and Malvern for a public hearing on Sept. 1 that could decide the future of the two districts that entered into a whole-grade sharing agreement nearly four years ago.

  • Gone, But Not Forgotten

        There are many traditions associated with Glenwood Homecoming, but none more meaningful than a ritual carried out every five years by the Glenwood Community High School Class of 1965.

  • Protecting Pacific Junction

    PACIFIC JUNCTION – Pacific Junction residents aren’t about to let their town go under water without a fight.

    With the waters of the Missouri River rising on a daily basis and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warning that under a worst-case scenario, Pacific Junction could be inundated with 8 to 10 feet of water, the town’s residents have spent the past week preparing for a flood of potentially historic significance.

  • Exterior Wall of Former Restaurant Building Collapses

    An insurance adjuster and structural engineer are expected to be in Glenwood Tuesday to assess the damage and condition of a building southwest of Town Square that began collapsing Sunday morning.

    The structure at 104 S. Walnut St. most recently housed Doodle’s Grill. Before that, it was the home to the Oasis restaurant.

  • Heartland of America Band Holiday Concert Set

    The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band is returning to Glenwood next month to spread some holiday cheer.

    The instrumental and vocal musicians from Offutt Air Force Base will present their 2015 “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert at the Glenwood Community High School performing arts auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. The concert is co-sponsored by The Opinion-Tribune and Glenwood Community School District.

  • Home For The Holidays Festivities Planned

    The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a schedule of activities for the annual Home For The Holidays celebration. The following festivities are planned:

    Thursday, Dec. 3

    4:30 p.m. - Coffee and cocoa served at City Hall (5 Vine St.) by Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Black Hills Energy.

    5:15 p.m. - Caroling and tree-lighting ceremony on southeast corner of Town Square.

  • Court dates Being Set for Three People Facing Charges in Glenwood Altercation

    Trial dates have been set for two of the three people facing charges related to a Sept. 27 altercation and shooting outside the residence of Glenwood Community High School principal Richard Hutchinson.
    Hutchinson and two other people were injured during the incident, which stemmed from racial slurs made in the presence of Hutchinson and his wife, Randi.

    Denver Cook, 18, of Glenwood, and Colton McDaniel, 21, of Glenwood, are accused of physically assaulting Richard Hutchinson.

  • Glenwood Aquatic Center Construction on Schedule

    Construction of the Glenwood Aquatic Center is still on schedule, members of the Glenwood City Council were told last week during their regular meeting.