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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.

  • Whereabouts Of Man Who Initiated P.J. Standoff Unknown

    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.

  • Donnie Bruce marks 70 years at Glenwood State Bank

    July 15, 1947.

    That was 18-year-old Donnie Bruce’s first day on the job at Glenwood State Bank.

    “My first job here was sweeping the sidewalk,” Bruce said Friday during an open house reception marking his 70th year of employment at the bank. “Later, I moved up from sweeping to dusting and eventually began learning the banking system as time went on. Banking was certainly much simpler back then.”

  • Ground Broken On New BP Station / Store

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The transformation of the U.S. Highway 34 / Interstate 29 business corridor in western Mills County continues.

    Chamber of commerce, economic development and elected leaders joined Lincoln Farm & Home owners Mark and Nancy Lincoln and their son Nate last Wednesday for a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the company’s new BP fuel station and convenience store now under construction near the intersection of 188th and Hyland.

  • Iowa’s new human services director offers optimism for GRC’s future

    The new director of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) said Thursday the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) is providing “essential” services to individuals with severe intellectual disabilities that aren’t available from private providers and he’s optimistic about the future for the state-managed facility.

  • Blooming Business

    What started with 12 plants from a family friend has turned into a 6,000-plant operation for Todd and Lu Peverill.

    The Peverills were given 12 daylily plants a few years ago from a family friend from upstate New York. The friend owned his own daylily business and suggested to the Peverills that they start their own retail garden here in southwest Iowa.

    “We thought: ‘Let’s give it a try,’” said Todd Peverill. “And now here we are.”