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Government

  • Street To Close For Councilman's Party

    A block of South Grove Street in Glenwood will be blocked off for eight hours Saturday, May 11, to provide parking for a party at the residence of a Glenwood City Council member.

    By a 3-1 margin, the city council approved Craig Florian’s request to have traffic on Grove Street shut off between Coolidge and Green Street from 3-11 p.m.

    Council members Susan Hircshman, Steve Fornoff and Cheryl Evans voted to approve the street closure. Kay LeFever voted against the motion. Florian abstained from the vote.

  • City Sets 2013-14 Budget

    A public hearing on the city of Glenwood’s proposed budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year will take place Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in the Ron Bales City Council Chamber at City Hall.

    Glenwood City Administrator Brian Kissel said the $4.2 million budget will include funding for some major road projects, including repaving and renovation of Vine Street from near the Glenwood Post Office south to the Keg Creek bridge and the paving of Railroad Ave. between the Mills County Engineeer’s building to the southern edge of the city limits.

  • New Library Director Being Hired

    Glenwood is expected to have its new public library director in place by the end of February.

    In a report to the Glenwood City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22, Glenwood Library Board member Gary Johnson said a person has been selected to replace Angela Campbell, who is leaving the post in mid-February after accepting a position as the director of the public library system in Rock Island, Ill.

  • Courthouse Expansion Moving Forward

    A relatively snowfree January has allowed workers to pick up some lost ground on the $1.5 million expansion and renovation of the Mills County Courthouse.

    Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson said Friday work had fallen about two weeks behind, but the absence of snowfall and unseasonably warm temperatures last week helped get the project back on track.

  • Library Director Leaving Glenwood

    Two years ago, Angela Campbell was hired as director of the Glenwood Public Library.  During her time in Glenwood, the library has seen some significant changes.

    “During the interview process, they (the library board) talked about renovating,” Campbell said. “Having just seen the two new libraries being built in Davenport, I was really excited for that.  I was really happy to see a rather dull, unused space (the lower level) being turned into someplace lively.”

  • New Police Station

    The Glenwood Police Department made its move official last Thursday – cutting the ribbon on its new home in the lower level of City Hall at 3 N. Vine St. The two-story building previously housed the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints and was purchased by the city of Glenwood last year for the relocation of City Hall, the police department and Glenwood Municipal Utilities offices.

  • Library Concerns Discussed

    The physical condition of the Glenwood Public Library was the focus of discussion at  last week’s regular meeting of the Glenwood City Council.

        The deterioration of bricks on the building’s exterior and a leaky roof have members of the Glenwood Library Board and Glenwood City Council concerned about patron and employee safety and potential damage that could be caused as a result of a heavy snow accumulation on the roof this winter.

  • PJ Preparing For The Future

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The City of Pacific Junction hosted a meeting last week to discuss the future of the city’s volunteer fire and rescue department with representatives from its four-township coverage area.

        Representatives from the St. Mary’s, Lyons, Plattville, Oak and Glenwood townships got a tour of the fire department station and a crash course in fire department budgeting from Chief Donnie Kates about the department.

  • GMU Changing Water Treatment Process

    Glenwood Municipal Utilities has announced a change in its treatment of the city’s drinking water supply.

  • Bar Owner Unhappy With Police

    A Glenwood bar owner claims his business lost between $600 - $1,000 in sales because police officers refused to allow  his establishment to stay open an additional hour when Daylight Saving Time ended at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.