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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.

  • Tickets Going Fast For USAF Band Holiday Concert

    As of Tuesday, more than 500 tickets had been distributed for The United States Air Force Heartland of America Band’s holiday concert in Glenwood next month.

    Through the sponsorship of The Opinion-Tribune newspaper and Glenwood Community School District, the band from Offutt Air Force Base will present its 2014 “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert at the Glenwood Community High School auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m.

  • Community Stepping Up To Provide Thanksgiving Dinner For 38 Glenwood Area Families

    Thirty-eight Glenwood area families will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner in their home Thursday afternoon thanks to a grass-roots effort coordinated by the proprietors and management at Midwest Lanes bowling center.

  • Glenwood Grad’s ‘Power Pods’ Saving Lives, Money Overseas

    Eldon Prax would be the first to admit he and business partner Stan Waldrop’s business model is a bit upside down.

    Then again, Prax and Waldrop didn’t open their business of supplying mobile power systems for the military with the intent of making money.

    They had loftier goals.

  • Jailers, Staff Settling In At New Law Enforcement Center

    With the new Mills County Law Enforcement Center and Jail opening for business Nov. 6, deputies, jailers and administrative staff are still settling in at the state-of-the-art $6.4 million facility.

  • Mills County Storehouse Expanding Food Pantry

    A major expansion is planned for the Mills County Storehouse Food Pantry in Glenwood.

    An addition on the west and southwest corner of the Storehouse building will provide an additional 1,000 square feet of storage space and enhance the food pantry’s ability to assist a growing number of Mills County families in need, spokesperson Barbara Kaiman said.