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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.

  • Small-town grocers find their niche in southwest Iowa

    It may seem difficult or maybe even impossible for small town grocers to stay in business with chain stores constantly expanding, but in southwest Iowa, some locally-owned and managed stores are staying competitive with the large supermarkets.

    Tom Mulholland of Mulholland Grocery in Malvern, Mike Wake of Tabor Grocery in Tabor and Dan Newman of Newman’s Thriftway in Glenwood are the three small-town grocers that have managed to not only stay in business, but to stand out in a time when big grocery stores seem to be taking over much of the market.

  • In its seventh year, Glenwood’s Giving Garden keeps on giving

    It’s the garden that keeps on giving.

    Started in 2011, Glenwood’s Giving Garden is on pace to once again provide more than 6,000 pounds of fresh produce to Mills County food pantries, senior citizens and fixed-income residents.

    The three-quarter acre garden, located east of Glenwood behind the McCormick Station gift boutique, is managed and maintained by a team of volunteers that do everything  from planting and harvesting to weeding and sorting.

  • Pastor says sign board post ‘not a controversial stance’

    A Glenwood pastor said he’s surprised by the amount of publicity and social media conversation a message he posted on a church sign board has generated.

    First Christian Church of Glenwood Pastor Evan Welcher posted the message, “White Supremacy Is Sin. Say It,” on Aug. 12, in response to the racially-motivated protests and violent altercations that had taken place earlier that weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

  • IWCC students, Glenwood firefighters team up for training

    Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students from Iowa Western Community College joined personnel from Glenwood Fire and Rescue for a unique day of training Thursday outside the Glenwood Fire Station.

    The 10 students, who were completing their last week  of a year-long training program, got first-hand experience  on the use of the “Jaws of Life” extrication equipment and trauma assessment.

    Equipment belonging to Glenwood Fire and Rescue and vehicles donated by local salvage and towing providers were used in the training.