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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.

  • 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.

  • Memorial Dedicated To Fallen Four

    Loved ones and friends of Dennis Chaney, Steven Benscoter, Dale Aspedon and Jay Bock were among about 100 people in attendance at the Glenwood Cemetery Saturday morning for the dedication of a Veterans’ Memorial Plaza built in honor of the four motorcyclists who died in August 2010 after being struck by a drunk driver while riding together in an Interstate 29 construction zone near Little Sioux.

  • Auditors Say Former Malvern Library Director Used Funds For Personal Use, Altered Receipts

    Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said Monday he expects charges to be filed against a former director of the Malvern Public Library accused of altering receipts and using library funds for numerous personal expenses over several years.

    Results of an investigation released Friday by State Auditor Mary Mosiman found that former Malvern library director Stacey Buick misspent thousands of dollars. Auditors identified nearly $33,000 of improper expenditures and unsupported documents.

  • Mills County Public Health Makes Plea For Immunizations

    With the 2014-15 school year just around the corner, the Mills County Public Health Office is advising parents to make sure their children are up to date with immunizations.

    All children entering preschool, kindergarten, seventh grade, and students newly enrolling into the school district must show proof of being vaccinated.  As important as following the law may be, Mills County Public Health Officials say it’s just as important to keep your children safe from disease.