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.

  • 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.

  • Owner of former Park Place building asks city for tax break

    The owner of the building that once housed the Park Place skilled nursing care and rehabilitation center has requested an 18-month tax deferment from the city of Glenwood so he can secure a loan to fund a $1.25 million renovation of the property at 114 Green Street.

    Aaron Rodenburg told members of the Glenwood City Council last week he would like to turn the building into a privately-operated assisted living facility that could house between 60-90 residents.

  • City of Glenwood chicken ordinance passes on 3-2 vote

        Bring on the chickens.
        After months of sometimes heated debate, the Glenwood City Council has passed the final reading of an ordinance that will allow city residents to raise chickens in their back yards. The final vote on the ordinance passed by a 3-2 margin at the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 11. Council members Craig Florian, Jessie Lundvall and Jeremy Rodman voted “yes” on the measure, with Susan Hirschman and  Dan McComb opposed.

  • City considers funding for hotel market study

    The Glenwood City Council has been asked to consider funding a comprehensive hotel market study for a possible “upper midscale hotel” to be located within the city limits.

    Mills County Economic Development Director Rick Allely presented a seven-page written proposal to council members at their regular meeting Sept. 27 on behalf of Wisconsin-based Hospitality Marketer’s International, Inc. (HMI), a firm that has been contacted about conducting a market study in Glenwood for a potential hotel developer.

  • Vintage Harvest

    In 12 years of growing grapes, Doug Grave has never seen a more bountiful crop than what’s been harvested from his family’s Bodega Victoriana vineyard over the past two months.

    “This year, we’re having a bumper crop – probably the best crop we’ve ever had,” Grave said during a recent interview.  “We’re having a bumper crop with every variety, except for one of the 12 that we grow.”