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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.

  • Bird Flu Meeting In Malvern Tuesday Night

    Mills County officials are hosting an educational opportunity for area residents to learn more about Avian Flu and the disposal plan for affected birds.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the East Mills Community School, 1505 East 15th St. in Malvern.

  • Pool Bids Accepted Until June 3

    They’ve seen some initial estimates, but until construction bids are opened next month, Glenwood city council members won’t know for sure how much it’s going to cost to build an outdoor aquatic center.

    The city is accepting bids on the project until June 3. The bids and the future of the project could be considered at the council’s regular meeting June 9.

  • Amphitheater Season Opening With New Managers

    The Davies Amphitheater will be under new management when the 2015 summer season opens on Memorial Day.
    Jeff Mitts and his wife Carol, longtime patrons of the amphitheater, have taken the baton from Gordon and Lori Woodrow, who retired from their management duties last fall.

    “I’ve always liked coming out and seeing the shows,” Mitts, a member of the Davies Amphitheater Board of Directors for the past six years said. “When they (Woodrows) decided to retire, Gordon approached me and asked if we’d be interested in taking this on.”

  • Landfill Prepared To Accept 3.5 million Dead Chickens

    The CEO of Iowa Waste Systems, owner and operator of the Loess Hills Sanitary Landfill, said Monday the facility near Malvern has a road built and equipment in place to begin burying as many as 3.5 million dead chickens that have died or been killed as a result of the H5N2 Avian Bird Flu.

    “We were ready two weeks ago,” Robert Glebs said. “We’re in negotiations - working with the USDA.”

  • Petition asks court to look at dirt dig permit

    A group of Mineola-area residents have filed a petition in Mills County District Court they hope will overturn a controversial decision to approve a second dirt extraction special use permit in their neighborhood.