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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.

  • State Receptive To 'Glen Haven Village' Proposal At GRC

    The aging Glen Haven Home could be replaced by a new skilled care complex on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center as early as next year if adequate funding can be secured.

    The Iowa Department of Human Services is receptive to negotiating a proposal that would allow Glen Haven to lease seven cottages on the GRC campus and allow the living units to be renovated into a state-of-the-art skilled care and rehabilitative services facility.

  • Trump, Clinton Win Mills County Caucus Vote

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz claimed victory in Monday’s Iowa Republican Caucuses, but  billionaire Donald Trump finished on top in Mills County.

    Trump tallied 27 percent of the  Republican vote in Mills County.  Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was the runner-up with 24 percent, followed by Cruz with 22. Dr. Ben Carson garnered 16 percent of the Mills County vote to finish a distant fourth.
    In the statewide results, Cruz finished first with 28 percent, followed by Trump with 24 and Rubio with 23. No other Republican candidates reached the double digit mark.

  • GCHS principal, stepson give their accounts of altercation

    Hurl Beechum III described the scene unfolding before his eyes as “unthinkable.”

    His stepfather, Glenwood Community High School Principal Richard Hutchinson, sprawled unconscious on the ground being beaten, he said, by a pair of men who had verbally sparred with the principal over the use of a racial slur just minutes before.

    Beechum, 42, attempted to intercede in the melee before retreating into Hutchinson’s home and returning with his handgun.

  • Let The Preparations Begin

        For a record-tying seventh time in the 44-year history of the event, Glenwood has been selected to serve as the starting point for RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa).

  • Dr. Ben Carson stumps in Glenwood; says he can heal what ails America

    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson brought his conservative message to Glenwood Thursday afternoon, hoping to drum up support for the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.

    Carson’s town hall meeting at Glenwood Community High School attracted over 400 people, including about 200 high school students. Carson spoke for 45 minutes, stressing the importance the 2016 presidential election will have on future generations of Americans.