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Government

  • 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.

  • Interim Financial Manager

       The city of Glenwood’s search for a full-time city administrator / financial manager could take several weeks.
        Until a full-time replacement is found for Mary Smith, who retired as city administrator earlier this month, former Emerson city clerk Michelle Faxon will serve as Glenwood’s interim financial manager on a part-time basis. Faxon will be paid $15 per hour and work three days a week for the city. Her hiring, retroactive to a Jan. 6 start date, was approved at last Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Glenwood City Council.

  • Police Promotion

        A Glenwood police officer charged with assault over the summer has been promoted to sergeant in a unanimous vote by the Glenwood City Council.
        At the Dec. 28 council meeting, Pat Martin, a 13-year veteran of the Glenwood Police Department, was promoted to sergeant following the recommendation of the council’s Public Safety Committee and Police Chief Eric Johansen.

  • Checking Out

        Denise Crawford has seen a lot of things in her more than 30 years at the Glenwood Public Library: younger and younger readers, computers and the Internet, automated card catalogs, e-readers and multimedia and enough best sellers to line up end-to-end all the way to Hastings.

  • City Administrator Leaving

        Mary Smith will leave her post as Glenwood City Administrator on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
        The Glenwood City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to accept Smith's letter of retirement.

  • Mills County Abortion Clinic?

        A Mills County resident who serves as the minister of a Council Bluffs church told the Glenwood City Council last week that he believes the community is on the radar of Dr. Leroy Carhart as a potential site for a late-term abortion clinic.
        Rev. Lonnie Parton addressed his concerns at the regular meeting of the city council last Tuesday, Dec. 14.     

  • County Looks At Recycling

       Members of the Mills County Board of Supervisors are in on-going discussions with representatives from the county’s incorporated cities to determine what role the county can play in developing and funding future county-wide recycling efforts.

  • Grant is ‘shot in the arm’ for Humane Society

        The Lied Foundation Trust has awarded the Loess Hills Humane Society a grant of $100,000 to help with expenses and to complete several construction projects at the two year-old animal shelter south of Glenwood.