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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.

  • RAGBRAI Bicyclist Killed In Highway 34 Collision

    The Iowa State Patrol and RAGBRAI officials have confirmed the death of a bicyclist involved in a collision with a pickup truck around 6:40 a.m. Sunday near mile marker 2 of U.S. Highway 34, west of the Interstate 29 Glenwood interchange.

    The bicyclist, 72-year-old Wayne L. Ezell of Jacksonville, Fla., was going west when he was struck from behind by a 2012 GMC pickup truck driven by Robb W. Philippus, 34, of Glenwood, according to an Iowa State Patrol report.

  • District hires two new administrators

    The Glenwood Community School District has formally hired two new administrators to fulfill the duties of Kelly Berke, the district’s former Director of School Improvement and Special Education.

  • Malvern awarded DCA grant

    MALVERN - The Malvern community has been named the recipient of of a $292,900 grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and in the process has been designated as one of “Iowa’s Great Places.”
    Malvern will be among seven communities in the state to receive grant funding for cultural development projects.

  • Ready or not, here comes RAGBRAI

    RAGBRAI riders can count on a warm reception - literally and figuratively - when they roll into Glenwood this weekend for the start of their week-long journey across the state of Iowa.

    With high temperatures predicted to be in the mid 90s and a heat index well over the century mark, it appears the 10,000-plus bicyclists taking part in the Register’s Annual Bicycle Ride Across Iowa are in for a sizzling sendoff.