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Government

  • Main Street Restoration

    MALVERN - In an effort to revitalize the business district in Malvern, the Malvern Area Betterment Association (MABA) has accepted ownership of two neglected buildings located at 401 and 403 Main Street.
     
    Both buildings have been vacant for many years and have fallen into disrepair. The previous owner of the buildings donated both structures, first erected in 1895 and 1910, to MABA earlier this spring. The 401 Main brick structure housed First National Bank in earlier years while the 403 Main building is commonly referred to as the “Wagon Wheel.”

  • City Awards Library Roof Bid

    The much-debated roof repair work at the Glenwood Public Library will be completed this summer.

    The Glenwood City Council accepted the bid of $97,866 from Omaha-based R.L. Craft Co. at its regular meeting last Tuesday, May 28.

    The project includes repairs and replacement of the library’s roof, relocation of three air conditioners from the roof of the library to the ground level and brick restoration work on the outside of the building.

  • Yield To Pedestrians

    Glenwood officials are hopeful some minor changes in the timing of the traffic lights at the intersection of Sharp and Locust streets will create safer conditions for children and other pedestrians crossing the street.

    Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook told city council members last week the timing of the lights in both directions will be altered slightly at the recommendation of engineering consultants who performed a traffic study at the intersection last month.

  • State Fire Marshal Approves Burn Ban

    A county-wide burning ban went into effect in Mills County at 4 p.m. Monday.

    Mills County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Hurst said the ban prohibits all open burning in Mills County, including within the boundaries of all incorporated cities.

    “The conditions have been extremely dry over a long period of time,” Hurst said Friday when announcing the ban. “In the past few weeks, our local fire departments in Mills County have been getting called out on numerous grass and land fires.”

  • 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.