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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.

  • Campus Life catching on with kids

    Campus Life is a relatively new organization in the Glenwood community, but the program it’s derived from is far from new.

    Youth For Christ (YFC), founded during World War II by ministers and evangelists as an international ministry, has branched off into several different programs over the past 70-plus years, with the Campus Life program serving as YFC’s bread and butter.

  • Faith at foundation of Danielle Pint’s 5-year cancer fight

      Danielle Pint has been battling cancer off and on since 2012. She’s had good days and bad days, but she’s never given up hope or lost faith in God.
        “It (faith) has been such a source of strength,” Danielle said last week as she openly discussed the details of her stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. “No matter what happens, it doesn’t change who God is in our life and the work that he’s doing.”

  • Abuse, neglect allegations lead to GRC staff firings

       Richard Crouch, president of the Glenwood Resource Center Parents and Family Group, said the findings of an investigation by the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS) have not changed his opinion about the care his son is receiving at the state-operated facility for individuals with profound physical and intellectual disabilities. Crouch’s son has resided at GRC for 30-plus years.

  • Tapping Into Success

    The first barrel of beer has been brewed at Keg Creek Brewing’s new production facility south of Glenwood.
        Panhead is a dark, 19th Century English-style porter that’s expected to be available to patrons of Glenwood’s hometown brewery in early 2017.
        “This is what we’ve been working toward,” said Randy Romens, one of four partners with ownership in the brewery that marked its fifth anniversary in 2016 by expanding its brewing operations to the former Kirsch Trucking building at 22381 221st St.