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Government

  • Outdoor Pool On November Ballot

    The Nov. 2 general election ballot for residents of the city of Glenwood will include a $2.2 million bond issue referendum that would provide partial funding for the construction of an outdoor swimming pool and aquatic center adjacent to the Mills County YMCA.

  • County Attorney Withdraws From Election

        Some health issues have forced Mills County Attorney Marci McClellan to terminate her re-election campaign.
        McClellan formally withdrew from the Nov. 2 general election in a letter submitted to Mills County Auditor and Election Commissioner Carol Robertson on Aug. 20.

  • Silver City Resident Running For County Board

        Rural Silver City resident Jack May said Monday that Mills County’s reluctance to repeal its building permit ordinances is behind his decision to run as Independent candidate by petition in the Nov. 2 election for a seat on the county board of supervisors.

  • Florian Running For Mills County Treasurer

        Longtime Mills County resident, Craig Florian of Glenwood recently announced his decision to run for the Office of Mills County Treasurer in the Nov. 2 general election. Florian, an Independent, will be on the ballot as a candidate by petition. He’s be opposing Republican Becky Dix Killpack.

  • PJ Council Controversy

        PACIFIC JUNCTION - A Pacific Junction City Council meeting ended abruptly last Tuesday after the council failed to pass its agenda for the meeting.
        According to Iowa Code, a local board, council or commission acting as a government body must approve that meeting’s agenda before considering new business. At last Tuesday’s meeting, the council declined to approve the agenda. In Jim Lovely’s nearly 10 years as Pacific Junction mayor, this was the first time he can recall where a consent agenda failed to pass.

  • County Candidate Forum

        The Mills County Republican Party Central Committee is sponsoring a political forum for all Mills County candidates on the ballot in next month’s general election.
        The forum will take place Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Glenwood American Legion, 104 N. Vine St.
        Coordinator John Yates said the forum will feature a “question and answer format” and is open to the general public.
        The following candidates are expected to take part in the forum:

  • Branstad Pitches Job Plan

    Gov. Terry Branstad’s proposal for creating jobs and balancing the state budget received mixed reaction during his swing through southwest Iowa last week.

        Branstad conducted town hall meetings in Glenwood and Council Bluffs Thursday afternoon as part of his statewide “ Jobs For Iowa Tour.” Approximately 75 people attended his meeting in the basement of the Glenwood State Bank.
        Some in the audience liked what they heard from the Republican governor. Some did not.

  • State Representative Charged With O.W.I.

    District 98 State Rep. Greg Forristall, who represents western Mills County and a large portion of  Pottawattamie County in the Iowa General Assembly, was arrested  Wednesday afternoon, May 11, on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

        The Republican lawmaker from Macedonia was pulled over on U.S. Highway 92 near Carson around 3:30 p.m. after a Pottawattamie County sheriff’s deputy observed an eastbound vehicle forced to the shoulder of the road and Forristall’s westbound truck cross the center line twice.

  • City, School District Finalizing Pool Agreement

    The city of Glenwood and the Glenwood Community School District are still dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s on a 28-E (intergovernmental agency) agreement that would allow an outdoor aquatic center to be built on school district property.

    If approved by residents of the city of Glenwood in a May 6 bond issue election, the $4.7 million facility would be built on a two-acre site adjacent to a new auxiliary gymnasium being constructed at Glenwood Community High School.

  • Senior Center Seeks City, County Funds

    The board of directors at the Glenwood Senior Center are reaching out to the Mills County Board of Supervisors and Glenwood City Council in hopes of getting financial assistance to help cover the facility’s daily operating expenses.
        

    Senior Center board president Bonnie Millsap said rising utility and insurance costs have put a strain on the Senior Center’s budget and the volunteers who run the facility are finding it increasingly difficult to meet their financial obligations.