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Government

  • Glenwood, We Have A Mayoral Race

    Glenwood will have a contested election for mayor after all.

    Ron Kohn, who spent 12 years on the Mills County Board of Supervisors, has confirmed his candidacy for mayor as a write-in candidate and will oppose Craig Florian for the job in the Nov. 7 city election. Florian is a 14-year member of the city council and is also serving as mayor pro-tem following the Sept. 30 resignation of former mayor Brian Tackett.
    Florian’s name will be on the city election ballot. Kohn’s will not.

  • Congressman Has 'Open Office' In Glenwood

    Mills County constituents had a chance to meet one-on-one with third district U.S. Congressman David Young last Wednesday at Glenwood City Hall.

    Young’s “Open Office” meetings, which he holds every summer in each of the third district’s 16 counties, has the congressman meeting with citizens for five to 10 minutes privately to discuss opinions, concerns, and ideas about the issues being discussed in Congress or to get assistance with problems they may be having with a federal agency or program.

  • Sen. Ernst Rides In Charity Event The Day After Omaha Man Arrested For Making Threats Against Her Life

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - One day after the FBI arrested an Omaha man for suspicion of making threats against her life, U.S.  Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) was in Mills County Saturday, taking part in a charity motorcycle ride for Our Military Kids, a non-profit organization that provides support to families of deployed National Guard and Reserve members and children of wounded service personnel.

  • City Considers Tax Incentive For Assisted Living Facility

    The Glenwood City Council could decide as early as its next meeting on June 13 if it’s going to give the owner of the former Park Place building nearly $400,000 in tax breaks with the hope he can turn the building at 114 Green St. into a privately-owned and operated assisted living facility.

  • Sen. Joni Ernst Talks Agriculture, Health Care During Round Table Discussion In Malvern

    U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst was in Malvern last week holding a round table meeting with area farmers while on her two-week Easter recess from Washington.

    Ernst, a Montgomery County native, held an informal discussion at the Malvern City Hall Wednesday afternoon where the 20 in attendance peppered the Republican senator on agriculture and livestock issues facing Iowa’s farmers. She later toured Gregory Feedlots south of Tabor.

  • City Raising Property Tax Levy

    As expected, the city of Glenwood is raising its property tax levy and moving forward with the implementation of utility franchise fees as a means of generating revenue to cover expected expenses in its general fund budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

  • Council to eliminate run-off election provision

    The Glenwood City Council was expected to approve the second of three readings of an ordinance last night (Tuesday) that would eliminate a provision in the city code that requires a candidate to receive a majority (over 50 percent of the vote) to be elected to city office. The ordinance had unanimous support from council members when the first reading was presented at a June 7 meeting.

  • Mills County Ready To Unveil New Conservation Building

    Jerad Getter admits he and his staff at the Mills County Conservation Office are not only proud, but “pretty darn excited” about their new conservation and nature education building on the grounds of Pony Creek Park.

    “We’re thrilled to be in here and we’re excited about getting the public out here,” Getter said.

  • New Mills County Attorney Is Southwest Iowa Native

    A new Mills County Attorney will be in place later this month.

    Naeda Elliott, who’s worked the past six years in Iowa City with the Johnson County Attorney’s Office, has been selected by the Mills County Board of Supervisors to fill the position to replace Tricia McSorley, who resigned earlier this year to take a job with an Omaha insurance firm. Elliott, an Underwood native and University of Iowa graduate (undergraduate and law degree), was chosen from a pool of eight candidates.

  • Mills County To Contract With Pottawattamie County For Interim County Attorney

    Mills County is contracting with the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office to provide interim county attorney services until the county can hire a permanent replacement.

    The county has been without its full-time county attorney since April when Tricia McSorley resigned her post. James Burger, the assistant Mills County Attorney had assumed many of McSorley’s duties but he too submitted his resignation earlier this month. Burger’s last day is Friday.