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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.

  • Ground Broken On Auxiliary Gym

    The Glenwood Community School District held a ceremonial groundbreaking Friday at the future site of the high school’s auxiliary gymnasium and locker room addition.
        

    HSR Associates, Inc. designed the $3.8 million project and Omaha-based contractors Meco-Henne will handle construction. Construction will be completed by the opening of the 2015-2016 school year.
        

  • Red Oak Hospital Sues Mills County

    By Greg Orear, General Manager

    RED OAK – In a unique case which may have statewide ramifications, Montgomery County Memorial Hospital has filed a lawsuit against Mills County regarding prisoner medical care.

    Tom Stamets, attorney for the Red Oak hospital, said the case appears headed for district court as the Mills County Board of Supervisors refuses to pay the $17,246.25 medical bills accumulated by prisoners they transferred to Montgomery County Center.

  • Charges Filed Against Former Librarian

    The former director of the Malvern Public Library has been arrested and charged with ongoing criminal conduct and first-degree theft.

    Stacey Buick, 41, is accused of misappropriating more than $20,000 from the library from July 2006 – October 2013.

    Charges were filed in Mills County after an investigation by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office identified improper expenditures and unsupported documents during Buick’s tenure as library director.

  • Earth Lodge's Future In Jeopardy

    The future of the Glenwood American Indian Earth Lodge, located across the street from the main entrance to Glenwood Lake Park, is in doubt.

    Mold has infiltrated the log-framed, grass and mud-covered structure, forcing Mills County Public Health officials to close the facility off to public access.

    “It’s kind of a dead end,” Glenwood Indian Earth Lodge Society vice president Joan Hammer said. “We can’t give people tours any more.”

  • Opinion-Tribune Bringing Abraham Lincoln Impersonator, Civil War Encampment To Glenwood Saturday

    As Glenwood celebrates its heritage this weekend with the annual Keg Creek Days, The Opinion-Tribune will participate by adding two major components of the era in which the newspaper was founded: Abraham Lincoln and a Union army encampment, complete with a cannon used in the Civil War.

    Lee Williams, a nationally-recognized Lincoln impersonator, will make three presentations Saturday afternoon from the perspective of the nation’s 16th president.