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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.

  • Chamber Staff To Remain In Place After Separation From Economic Development Foundation

    The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that Linda Washburn and Tana Saddler have accepted the opportunity to continue to serve as the Executive Director and Executive Assistant after the chamber and Mills County Economic Development Foundation end their sharing agreement for an executive director this summer.

  • Mills Masquers To Audition For Summer Production

    The Mills Masquers will be presenting "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" as their 2016 Summer Musical.

    The diverse cast requires singers, dancers and comedians aged 13 and up. "Forum" is a bawdy musical set in ancient Rome that follows a slave named Pseudolous as he does whatever necessary to gain his freedom.

  • City Council Sets RAGBRAI Vendor Fees

    The Glenwood City Council approved an ordinance regarding permits and fees for activities associated with RAGBRAI.

    The action came during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, April 26. Other RAGBRAI topics were addressed as well.

    Permits, Fees

    All of the fees and permit regulations are outlined in the ordinance, which is published as a legal notice in today’s edition of The Opinion-Tribune.

  • Ground Broken On Community Center

    MALVERN – Five years in the making, members of the Mills County Fair Association and more than 60 supporters and dignitaries helped break ground Thursday afternoon on the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center.
    The $2.75 million facility will be built on the north end of the Mills County Fairgrounds.