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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.

  • Iowa’s new human services director offers optimism for GRC’s future

    The new director of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) said Thursday the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) is providing “essential” services to individuals with severe intellectual disabilities that aren’t available from private providers and he’s optimistic about the future for the state-managed facility.

  • Blooming Business

    What started with 12 plants from a family friend has turned into a 6,000-plant operation for Todd and Lu Peverill.

    The Peverills were given 12 daylily plants a few years ago from a family friend from upstate New York. The friend owned his own daylily business and suggested to the Peverills that they start their own retail garden here in southwest Iowa.

    “We thought: ‘Let’s give it a try,’” said Todd Peverill. “And now here we are.”

  • Legalized fireworks a learning experience for buyers, sellers

    Iowa’s first year of fireworks sales in nearly 80 years is in the books - almost.

    Legally, fireworks can be sold in the state through Saturday, July 8, but the majority of temporary retail stands are expected to be taken down today.

    Fireworks were sold from three locations in Glenwood - locally-owned Night Vision Fireworks’ stand in the Perk Plaza, a Ka-Boomers stand on the Evans Equipment Co. lot and a Wild Willy’s stand operated by the Campus Life Christian youth group on the lot south of Flat Iron Laundry.

  • Gas Line Break In Glenwood Forces Evacuation

    A Glenwood neighborhood was evacuated Monday morning after a construction worker digging dirt ruptured a 4-inch natural gas line at the site of the old Glenwood swimming pool near the intersection of Third and Elm Streets.

    The gas line was ruptured shortly before 9 a.m. Law enforcement officers and fire / rescue personnel from Glenwood evacuated the neighborhood in a four-block radius with the help of mutual aid responders from Pacific Junction, Silver City, Oak Township and Mills County Emergency Management.