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Government

  • 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.”

  • Courthouse Construction Controversy

    Good, bad or ugly, the sally port under construction on the southeast corner of the Mills County Courthouse has certainly caught the attention of Mills County residents and elected officials.

    “We’ve been hearing all the comments,” Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson said.

  • More Damage, More Costs For Library Restoration

    The news keeps getting worse for the Glenwood Public Library.

    Last month, workers carrying out brick restoration work at the library uncovered additional masonry damage that could add more than $60,000 of additional repair work. Workers uncovered the  damage as they removed bricks from the facade of the century-old building. City administrator Brian Kissel said the additional work brings the estimated cost of the entire project to around $160,000.
     

  • Not Guilty Verdict

    A Mills County jury has acquitted a 23-year-old Glenwood man of pimping and pandering charges. Colton Radford was found not guilty of the Class D felony charges at the conclusion of his trial last week.

    Radford was charged with the crimes in March following an investigation by law enforcement officers of an alleged sex-for-cash incident they believed took place at a private residence near Pacific Junction in September 2012.