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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.

  • Body Found In Missouri River Identified

    The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, with the help of several other agencies, has positively identified the body that was pulled from the Missouri River in southwestern Mills County on July 1.

    The male body was located in the area of Lincoln’s Landing campground near the Plattsmouth Bridge.

  • Body Found In Mo. River Still Unidentified

    As of Tuesday, authorities had yet to identify the decomposed body of a man found in the Missouri River south of the Plattsmouth Bridge in western Mills County.

    A camper found the body Wednesday, July 2, around 4:45 p.m. The body had some clothing and identifying markings, including tattoos. An autopsy was performed by the Douglas County (Neb.) Medical Examiner’s Office.

    Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos said the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting in the investigation.

  • Former Glenwood Priest Placed On Leave

    A priest who spent two years at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Glenwood, has been placed on indefinite administrative leave after an Allegation Review Committee for the Diocese of Des Moines determined he sexually abused a minor.

    The alleged abuse by Rev. Howard Fitzgerald took place decades ago, according to a statement released last week by the diocese. Bishop Richard Pates apologized to the victim, who asked for anonymity.

  • Outstanding Teacher Award

    She greets her students with hugs and a warm smile. Her enthusiasm for learning is contagious and she motivates children to want to come to school every day.

    Those are just some of the complimentary words a parent chose when writing about  Margo Young in a nomination letter for the prestigious Lakin Foundation outstanding teaching award, an honor the Northeast Elementary first-grade teacher received at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year.

  • Blues, Brews & BBQ

    The organizer of the inaugural Blues, Brews & BBQ Independence Day celebration said Friday’s event at Glenwood Lake Park promises to offer something for all ages.

    Just as its name implies, the Independence Day celebration will feature Blues music, craft beers from Iowa and Nebraska and plenty of barbecue.