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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.

  • Trajet Building, Nebraska GOP Chair Tied To Controversy

    At first glance, the two buildings couldn’t be more dissimilar.
    One was a church built in the 19th century and sits on a small lot near downtown Red Oak, the other a former meat packing house and factory, built nearly 100 years later on 5.6 acres in an industrial section of Glenwood.

    But what may differentiate them the most is their assessed value: the former Red Oak church, about $6,500, the industrial building in Glenwood, a little more than $455,000.

  • City Moving Forward With Pool Plan

    The city of Glenwood is moving forward with its “Option 2” plan for construction of an outdoor swimming pool and aquatic center on property adjacent to Glenwood Community High School.

    Glenwood residents will be able to hear specifics on the plan at an Aug. 11 town hall meeting at City Hall, one night before a public hearing takes place on the matter during a regular meeting of the city council.

  • City Suspends Library Director For 3 Days

    Glenwood Public Library Director Jenny Ellis was placed on a three-day suspension without pay following a closed-session meeting with members of the Glenwood City Council, library board and City Hall staff Tuesday, July 22.

  • Body Found In Missouri River Identified

    The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, with the help of several other agencies, has positively identified the body that was pulled from the Missouri River in southwestern Mills County on July 1.

    The male body was located in the area of Lincoln’s Landing campground near the Plattsmouth Bridge.

  • Body Found In Mo. River Still Unidentified

    As of Tuesday, authorities had yet to identify the decomposed body of a man found in the Missouri River south of the Plattsmouth Bridge in western Mills County.

    A camper found the body Wednesday, July 2, around 4:45 p.m. The body had some clothing and identifying markings, including tattoos. An autopsy was performed by the Douglas County (Neb.) Medical Examiner’s Office.

    Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos said the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting in the investigation.