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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.

  • Priest ordered to register as sex offender at sentencing

    A former Glenwood priest found guilty in December of five misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy received a suspended prison sentence Friday and was ordered to register as a sex offender.

    Rev. Paul Monahan, 83, received a suspended sentence of 30 days in jail for each count to be served concurrently, one year of probation and to register as a sex offender for 10 years. His sentence was handed down by Associate Judge Gary Anderson.

  • Former GRC employees facing neglect charges

    Six former Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) employees were arrested last week as result of a nearly three-month investigation by the Glenwood Police Department into the abuse and neglect of clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the state-operated facility.

  • City looking at raising tax levy, implementing franchise fees to meet budget

    As they finalize the City of Glenwood’s budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, city council members are taking a serious look at raising the city’s property tax levy and implementing franchise fees on MidAmerican Energy and Black Hills Energy customers as a means of generating revenue needed to meet an annual operating shortfall of around $300,000.

  • Legislative briefing attracts overflow crowd

    Concerns about a controversial bill passed last week in the Iowa Legislature that reduces the bargaining power of many public employee unions attracted an overflow crowd to the city council chambers at Glenwood City Hall Saturday morning for a legislative briefing with State Rep. David Sieck (R-Glenwood) and State. Sen. Mark Costello (R-Imogene).
        The content and potential consequences of the legislation dominated discussion at the two-hour public forum.