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  • 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.

  • Tabor House Fire Leads To Arson Charges Against Teens

    Two teens suspected of starting a March 15 fire that destroyed a house in Tabor are facing first-degree arson charges.

    The two boys, both age 14, were being held in a Council Bluffs juvenile detention facility.

    Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope said the boys were utilizing an  aerosol spray can to get a “blow torch” effect while igniting fires inside and outside the house at 804 Main St.

  • Volunteers Sought For Glenwood Giving Garden

    Glenwood’s Giving Garden has given away more than 24,000 pounds of fresh produce to over 500 families in Mills County in the past four years, with the numbers growing each year.  

    With the growth of the garden comes a need for more volunteers to perform a variety of tasks.

  • Affordable Prom Dresses Sold To Aid Mills County Storehouse

    Mills County high school girls who don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on their prom night attire have an opportunity to buy a gown for $25 through a special project that will benefit the Mills County Storehouse.

    Kenkel Family Chiropractic is in the process of gathering “gently-used” prom dresses that can be tried on and purchased for $25. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the storehouse, which oversees operation of the county food pantry.

  • Financial Concerns Fuel Heated Words At City Hall

    A capacity crowd filled the Glenwood City Council Chambers Tuesday, March 10, as citizens sounded off about the findings of an audit report that revealed a deficit of nearly $300,000 in the city’s general fund balance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and shortcomings in the city’s day-to-day financial practices.

  • Space Heater Suspected Cause Of Silver City Fire

    A space heater is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Silver City Thursday.

    Firefighters from volunteer departments from Silver City, Glenwood and Oak Township responded to the residence at 300 Pearl St. around 9:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene the residence was “fully engulfed in flames,” Silver City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lynn Schrum said.

    Firefighters battled the blaze for nearly an hour.