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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.

  • Ground Broken On Community Center

    MALVERN – 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.
    The $2.75 million facility will be built on the north end of the Mills County Fairgrounds.

  • Glenwood Man Recovering From Hwy. 34 Accident Injuries

    A 40-year-old Glenwood man is recovering from multiple injuries sustained in a three-vehicle collision April 12 on Highway 34 in central Mills County.

  • Ground Breaking Ceremony In Malvern Thursday, April 21 For Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center

    MALVERN - The long-anticipated ground breaking for the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center will take place Thursday, April 21, 1:30 p.m., on the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern. The ceremony is open to the public.

  • One Vote Decides Emerson Council Seat

    One vote decided the outcome of an Emerson city council race last week.

    In a special election conducted Tuesday, April 5, Karen Morris defeated Phillip Kudron, 85-84, for a seat on the Emerson council. Herbert Petereit, Sr., won the election for mayor, 92-76, over David Gallery, Jr .

    Uncertainty surrounded the outcome of the election when the Mills County Auditor’s Office revealed that one absentee ballot was still outstanding at the conclusion of the day Tuesday.

  • Services Saturday For Philanthropist Charles E. Lakin

    Mills County philanthropist Charles E. Lakin died March 28 at the age of 94. Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Emerson with burial to follow in the Emerson Cemetery.

    Mr. Lakin is survived by his wife, Florence, three children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    A graduate of Emerson High School, Charles Lakin farmed for much of his life.