Local News

  • 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.

  • Health Officials Monitoring Ebola Situation

    The Mills County Public Health Office is continuing to work closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), health care professionals, and local officials in response to the West African Ebola situation.

  • Police Investigating Vehicle, Lawn Equipment Thefts

    The Glenwood Police Department is investigating the theft two vehicles from Best Finish Auto and lawn and garden equipment from Jim Hughes Real Estate in the past week.

    Saturday, Oct. 18, or Sunday, Oct. 19, a red Dodge Dakota and maroon Chevrolet Silverado were stolen from Best Finish Auto at 209 Sharp St.

    Between 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, two John Deere lawn mowers (2010 model z-925 and 2013 model z930m), two echo trimmers and a black axle trailer were taken from Jim Hughes Real Estate at 410 S. Locust St.

  • Accidents Mar Opening Of Interchange, Westbound 34

    Four collisions at the intersection of 195th St. and Highway 34 within 40 hours of Thursday’s opening of the Highway 34 westbound overpass and redesigned Interstate 29 interchange in western Mills County left two people hospitalized with serious injuries and Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials taking extra measures to prevent future accidents.

  • Bridge Opening Marks End Of A Long Road For Glenwood's Larry Winum

    Larry Winum admits there was a time or two when he thought the U.S. Highway 34-Missouri River Bridge might not happen, but an occasional bump in the road never stopped the Glenwood banker and president of the Mills County Economic Development Foundation from pressing ahead and pursuing a project he believes will stimulate long-term growth for Glenwood, Mills County and southwest Iowa.

  • Donations, Pledges Sought For Lakin Community Center

    The Mills County Fair Association Building Committee is asking for supporters of a $2.8 million community center being proposed for the fairgrounds in Malvern to step forward.


    “We need to get the word out that if you’re wanting to donate, we need to have the money or pledge come forward,” Woody Wright said. “We are in the process of applying for a Vision Iowa CAT (Community, Attraction and Tourism) grant and we need to show them that we have the local support for the project.”