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Government

  • Recorder Getting Out Of Passport Business

        The Mills County Recorder’s Office is getting out of the passport business.
        Effective May 1, a change in requirements for offices accepting passport applications will force several recorders’ offices across Iowa to stop offering the passport service, Mills County Recorder Vicki McClintic announced earlier this month.

  • Investigation At Treasurer's Office

        Investigators from the Iowa State Auditor’s Office and Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) are assisting Mills County authorities with an investigation involving the Mills County Treasurer’s Office.
        “We have placed a person on (paid) administrative leave,” Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said. “Some discrepancies came to our attention. This is a joint investigation between DCI and the state auditor’s office.”

  • Deteriorating Infrastructure

    Pot holes and patches of crumbling pavement - a sure sign of spring in Mills County - has put crews from the Mills County Secondary Roads Department on the offensive.

  • City Council Approves Police Car Purchase

        The Glenwood City Council has approved the Police Department’s proposal for the purchase of four new vehicles.
        By a margin of 4-1, the council  voted  last Tuesday to move forward with the acquisition of one 2011 Chevy Tahoe and three 2011 Chevrolet Caprices. The council authorized up to $175,000 for the purchase of the vehicles, although the proposal submitted by police chief Eric Johansen estimated the actual price tag at $166,000.

  • Police Cruiser Debate Revs Up

         The Glenwood City Council has passed a resolution authorizing the city to utilize up to $175,000 in general obligation bonds for the purchase of up to four new police cruisers.

  • GOP Lawmakers United On Labor Reform

    Yes, they support their governor in his desire to restructure wage and benefit compensation packages for state employees, but members of Mills County’s legislative delegation say they also stand firm behind the Glenwood Resource Center and its staff.

  • City Weapons Ban

    The Glenwood City Council has passed a resolution that prohibits weapons from being brought into a building or onto a property owned, occupied or leased by the city of Glenwood.

        Under the resolution passed unanimously by the council Tuesday, Feb. 8, only persons with a professional permit to carry a weapon (certified law enforcement officers), will be permitted to possess a weapon on city property.

  • New Police Cruisers Sought

    Under a proposal presented to the Glenwood City Council last week, Police Chief Eric Johansen would like to add four new vehicles to the Glenwood Police Depart-ment’s fleet after the start of the new fiscal year on July 1.

    If the council approves the purchase of the two Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs and two Chevy Caprice police cruisers proposed by Johansen, the number of vehicles in the GPD fleet would grow from five to nine, allowing each of the nine officers on the Glenwood police force to be assigned their own vehicle.

  • New Assistant County Attorney

        Western Iowa native Tricia McSorley is in her second month of work as Assistant Mills County Attorney. McSorley began working at the office on Dec. 1 and is sharing the case load with newly-elected county attorney Eric Hansen.

  • Concealed-carry Numbers Shooting Up

         It’s hard to miss which car is Howard Kamish’s.     With Howard’s Electronics, featured prominently on his vehicles and the expensive computer and electronic equipment the Glenwood business owner often carries, he knows he’s potentially a target for thieves.