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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.

  • ‘Scaled back’ activities complex subject of Sept. 7 forum

    The Glenwood Booster Club is holding an informational meeting Sept. 7 about the proposed new Glenwood Activities Complex and a recently-completed feasibility study.

    Last fall, the booster club presented an ambitious, privately funded $5.2 million plan for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the current athletic complex that houses Ram Memorial Field, A.C Nuckolls Baseball Field and  the softball field that could serve the district for the next 30 to 40 years.

  • Retired priest who served in Glenwood faces charges of invasion of privacy

    A retired priest, who served for 10 years as pastor at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Glenwood, has been charged with five counts of invasion of privacy, a serious misdemeanor, and suspended indefinitely from performing public ministry.

    Rev. Paul Monahan, 83, who currently serves as a volunteer chaplain at St. Albert Catholic School in Council Bluffs, was arrested last week. The charges, filed by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, stem from an alleged incident at a high school track meet last April in Treynor.

  • Not quite RAGBRAI, but . . .

    Billed as the “ultimate summer sendoff bicycle party,” more than 500 bicyclists from Iowa and surrounding states converged on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail last weekend for two days of cycling and music.

    The second annual “Pedaler’s Jamboree Iowa” began Saturday morning for a two-day round-trip journey between Mineola and Shenandoah. The event included an overnight stay in Shenandoah along with live music and refreshments at communities along the trail.

  • Outdoor classroom taking shape at GCHS

    After years of discussions, plans and grant proposals, Glenwood Community High School’s long gestating outdoor classroom took a giant leap forward last week.

    The project saw dirt work completed, planting beds installed and concrete poured in two slabs in the high school’s courtyard that will serve as outdoor learning areas for classes as varied as art, science and English.