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Government

  • Candidates Weigh In On Unexpected Run-off Election

    Glenwood’s mayoral and city council candidates didn’t learn until last Tuesday that because of a “majority vote” provision in the city’s code of ordinances, a Dec. 1 run-off election will be necessary to elect a new mayor and two council members.

  • Unexpected Development In Glenwood City Election

    The Glenwood city election has taken an unexpected turn.

    City attorney Matt Woods and Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson have confirmed that a relatively unknown and seldom utilized provision in the city code of ordinances requires a candidate to receive a majority of the vote (more than 50 percent by state definition) to be elected to public office.

  • Several New Names On City Election Ballot

    There will be some contested races with new candidates in the Glenwood city election on Nov. 3.

    Three candidates filed the necessary paperwork to be on the ballot for mayor - Darcey Butts, Jessie Lundvall and Brian Tackett. Noticeably absent from the ballot is current

    Glenwood mayor Kim Clark who is not seeking re-election.

  • Glenwood Public Library Director Named

    The Glenwood Public Library has a new director.

    Lamoni native Tara Painter began her new duties last week, replacing Jenny Ellis who resigned in July.

    Painter was initially hired at the library earlier this summer to fill a part-time position and was among several applicants for the director’s job. She has many years of experience working in libraries, most recently as director of acquisitions at the State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia.

  • Branstad Talks Economic Development During Visit To Loess Hills Harley Davidson

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad last visited Mills County just over 11 months ago. The event that day was the ribbon cutting for the Highway 34 Bridge connecting U.S. Interstate 29 in Mills County and to Sarpy County and Highway 75 in Nebraska.

    Last Tuesday, Sept. 8, Branstad was back in Pacific Junction for a stop at the Loess Hills Harley Davidson with some words on economic development and the power of infrastructure improvements on rural businesses.

  • Branstad Talks Economic Development During Mills County Visit

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad last visited Mills County just over 11 months ago. The event that day was the ribbon cutting for the Highway 34 Bridge connecting U.S. Interstate 29 in Mills County and to Sarpy County and Highway 75 in Nebraska.

    Last Tuesday, Branstad was back in Pacific Junction for a stop at the Loess Hills Harley Davidson with some words on economic development and the power of infrastructure improvements on rural businesses.

  • City Says ‘Unaudited’ General Fund Deficit Sits at $19,558

    The City of Glenwood has closed its books for the 2014-2015 fiscal year with a financial picture that is slightly better than expected.

    According to city administrator Brian Kissel, Glenwood’s “unaudited” general fund deficit is currently at $19,558.67. After months of speculation of just how far the city was in the red, the current figure, which Kissel determined in a meeting with Susanne Gerlach of Public Financial Management, Inc., paints a slightly better picture for Glenwood’s finances than anticipated.

  • Grassley touches on energy, GOP race in Tabor visit

    A crowd of more than 40 gathered at the Tabor Community Center last Wednesday for a townhall meeting with Iowa Senator Charles Grassley.

    For more than an hour, Grassley took questions on everything from renewable energy policy and income discrepancy to international trade, tax reform and the upcoming Iowa Caucuses.

  • Aquatic Center Ground Breaking 'An Amazing Day' For Glenwood

    Sunny skies and swimming-like temperatures prevailed Friday as city officials and other dignitaries took part in a formal ground breaking ceremony for the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    The 8,700 square-foot facility will be built on land adjacent to a new gymnasium going up at Glenwood Community High School. Glenwood city administrator Brian Kissel told the crowd gathered at Friday’s ceremony that construction will take about a year.

  • City Moving Forward With Aquatic Center

    It appears Glenwood is finally going to get its aquatic center.

    Following a public hearing Monday night at City Hall, the Glenwood City Council cleared the final financial hurdle by approving up to $600,000 in additional general obligation bond funding for construction of an 8,700 square-foot swimming center that will be built on land adjacent to a new gymnasium under construction at Glenwood Community High School.