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Government

  • 'Blues, Brews and BBQ'

    The Glenwood Park Board and City Council have given their blessings to a “Blues, Booze and BBQ” event at Glenwood Lake Park on July 4.
     
    Glenwood resident Randy Romens, who also has ownership interest in Keg Creek Brewing, presented informal plans for the event to the city council at its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3.

  • Senate Candidate In Glenwood

    Nearly a year before next November’s mid-term election, U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) was in Glenwood last Tuesday getting the word out on his bid to fill Tom Harkin’s soon-to-be-vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. Braley, who represents Iowa’s first congressional district in eastern Iowa, campaigned at Doodles Bar and Grill as part of six-stop tour through southwest Iowa.

  • City Defining Qualifications To Serve On GVFD

    The Glenwood City Council  is working on changes to its code of ordinances to better define qualifications for individuals who serve on the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department.

    Under legislation being considered by the council, all fire department members will be required to meet the following criteria:

    - Be a U.S. citizen and Glenwood resident or live within three miles of the city limits;

    - Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment;

    - Have a current Iowa driver’s license;

  • Kim Clark Elected To Third Mayoral Term

    Glenwood mayor Kim Clark was elected to a third two-year term in last Tuesday’s general election, defeating challenger Trent Good by a margin of 478-251.

        “I am very pleased,” Clark said of the results. “I think Glenwood residents believe the city is moving in the right direction. I think I ran a positive campaign. I discussed the issues and the progress we’ve made.
        “I think most people know if they have a problem with the city, they can come in and talk things out with us.”

  • City Election Results

    UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FROM TUESDAY'S ELECTIONS

    Glenwood Mayor - Kimberly Clark 478, Trent Good 251.
    Glenwood City Council At-large - Jessie Lundvall 399, Matthew Gray 293.
    Glenwood City Council Ward 3 - Susan Hirschman 286.

    Pacific Junction Mayor - Andy Young 59, Connie Turner 23.
    Pacifici Junction City Council (elect 5) - William "Butch" Green 62, Korrena Neppl 60, Richard Kerres 54, Rodney Bents 39, Earl W. Smith Jr. 30, Pat Hatcher 28. Write-in 34.

  • Contested Races In City Elections

    There will be several contested races in next month’s municipal elections in Mills County.

    In Glenwood, incumbent mayor Kim Clark is being challenged by Trent Good. Two candidates  - Matt Gray and Jessie Lundvall - are running for a seat on the city council being vacated by Steve Fornoff.

    Contested races are also on the ballot in Henderson, Malvern, Pacific Junction and Silver City.

    The following candidates are seeking election in the Nov. 5 election:

  • Sentence Suspended For Former County Employee Who Stole Auto Dept. Funds

    Upon further review, a former Mills County Treasurer’s Office employee who was convicted of stealing funds from the auto licensing department will not have to serve 25 years in prison.

    On Monday, Mills County District Court Judge Timothy O’Grady reconsidered the sentence he had handed down in January and suspended Tammy Gammon’s sentence to five years of supervised probation.

  • Sentence Suspended

    Upon further review, a former Mills County Treasurer’s Office employee who was convicted of stealing funds from the auto licensing department will not have to serve 25 years in prison.
     
    On Monday, Mills County District Court Judge Timothy O’Grady reconsidered the sentence he had handed down in January and suspended Tammy Gammon’s sentence to five years of supervised probation.

  • Making Progress

    Engineers overseeing the U.S. Highway 34 – Missouri River bridge projects in western Mills County say substantial progress was made over the summer and they’re optimistic construction work will stay on schedule.

    “I think things are moving along fairly well. Obviously, it’s helped that we haven’t had a lot of rain the last couple summers,” Jensen Construction project engineer Landon Streit said. “The river’s been pretty stable. The only time it really came up was after Memorial Day.”

  • New 911 Communications Center

    With construction work still taking place all around them, employees at the Mills County 911 Communications Center have settled in at their new office in the basement of the county courthouse.

    The enlarged, state-of-the-art communications center, has actually been up and running since late June and the facility is receiving rave reviews.

    “I may be a little biased, but as far as I’m concerned it’s the best in the state,” Mills County Communications Center Tom Ling said.  “It’s a show center.”