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Government

  • 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.

  • Too Many Cats?

        A Glenwood resident has been given 60 days to reduce the number of cats residing and congregating on her property.
        Deborah Wilcoxson, 205 First Street, came before the city council last Tuesday to address a nuisance abatement notice she had received from the city concerning animals at her residence.

  • Sidewalk Repair on Hold

     It appears the sidewalk barricades on the south side of Glenwood’s Town Square will remain standing through the winter months.

  • Republicans Prevail in Mills County

    Republican candidates easily won county, state and federal races in last Tuesday’s general election in Mills County, while Glenwood residents  rejected a $2.2 million bond issue that would have partially funded construction of an outdoor swimming pool.

  • Election Day Draws Near

    Along with the usual state and federal ballot issues, Tuesday’s general election will give Mills County residents an opportunity to vote on a pair of contested races for county courthouse positions.

  • Supervisors Focus Of Forum

        Candidates for the three Mills County Courthouse positions up for election this year took part in a public forum Thursday night at the Glenwood American Legion.
        The majority of the written questions from audience members were directed at supervisor candidates Richard Crouch (incumbent Republican) and Jack May (candidate by petition). Several questions were also asked of county treasurer candidate Craig Florian (candidate by petition).

  • Pool Proposal

        An outdoor swimming pool being proposed for the city of Glenwood will be the focus of discussion at a public forum Monday night, Oct. 18, at the Mills County YMCA community room. The forum begins at 7 p.m.

  • Plea Bargain Reached In Pit Bull Case

    An Omaha man arrested last spring for the abuse and neglect of more than 20 pit bulls on a property near Pacific Junction has agreed to a plea bargain with the Mills County Attorney’s Office.

    Michael J. Simet, 56, pleaded guilty on Sept. 21 to animal torture and animal neglect, both aggravated misdemeanors.

    If the sentencing judge agrees to the deal, Simet will receive a suspended jail sentence of four years, placed on supervised probation for a year and serve a week in the Mills County Jail. Simet will also not be allowed to own any animals during his supervised probation.