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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.

  • Pickleball could breathe new life into tennis courts

    The Glenwood City Council has been asked to give its blessing to a proposal that would breathe new life into the city’s deteriorated tennis courts on South Vine Street.

    Dr. Jacque Young told council members last week that the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Club is pursuing grants and other private funding that would finance the renovation of the tennis courts into six pickleball courts.

  • School district adopting 'Epinephrine policy'

    The Glenwood Community School district is implementing a policy throughout the district that would allow authorized school personnel to respond to life-threatening allergic reactions.

  • Mills County survives winter ice storm

    It turns out the Great Winter Ice Storm of 2017 didn’t pack the punch some forecasters had predicted.

    The slow-moving storm made its way through the Central Plains Sunday and Monday, but didn’t create the problems many had feared. 

    Rain, drizzle and cold temperatures blanketed the region for more than 24 hours from Sunday afternoon into Monday evening, but  only a handful of ice-related incidents  were reported in Mills County.

  • GRC issued conditional license, fined $40,000

      The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has fined the Glenwood Resource Center $40,000 and issued a conditional license to the state-operated facility that serves 230 clients with profound physical and mental disabilities.