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.

  • Mills County Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor's Dog In Front Of Teens

    A Mills County man is facing an animal abuse charge and four counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon after shooting and killing a dog in front of teenagers who were walking with the animal along a gravel road.

    The incident occurred last month on Rains Ave. in southern Mills County, near U.S. Highway 275.

  • DNR Stocks Catfish In Area Lakes

    There are plenty of fish in the sea, or in Glenwood’s case, plenty of fish in the lake.

    Fishing was already on the upswing at Glenwood Lake Park over the past few years, but now there’s an additional 270 catfish in the two lakes at the park thanks to an Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) program.
    The catfish, 8-10 inches in length, were placed in the lake recently by Brian Hayes, a DNR fisheries biologist.

  • Former P.J. City Clerk Facing Charges

    A former Pacific Junction city clerk is facing criminal charges following an investigation by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office and Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kari Williams, 43, turned herself into authorities last month and has been charged with first-degree theft and felonious misconduct, Class “D” felonies, and tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor. She’s also accused of failing to properly publish city council meeting Her preliminary in Mills County District Court is scheduled for today (Oct. 7).

  • Affidavits Provide Insight Into Glenwood Shooting

    Charges have been filed against three people involved in a Sept. 27 altercation in Glenwood that escalated into a shooting outside the home of Glenwood Community High School principal Richard Hutchinson. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. near 209 N. Myrtle St., Hutchinson’s residence.

    Denver Cook, 18 of Glenwood, is charged with willful injury, a class “C” felony, and assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

    Colton McDaniel, 21 of Glenwood, is charged with assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

  • Sunday Shooting In Glenwood

    At least three people were injured in a physical altercation that led to gunfire early Sunday evening in a residential area of Glenwood. The incident occurred on Third Street, between Hazel and Myrtle.