• Sieck Begins Duties As State Legislator

    David Sieck of Glenwood, the newest member of the Iowa House of Representatives, was administered his oath of office Tuesday morning at the state capitol in Des Moines.

    The longtime Mills County resident and former president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association easily defeated Democrat Steve Adams of Red Oak, 1082-404, in a special election Tuesday, Feb. 10. for the District 23 House seat that opened when Mark Costello was elected to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Joni Ernst, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in November.

  • U.S. Attorney's Office Investigating ADA Complaint Against City of Glenwood

    The United States Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into a complaint against the city of Glenwood for an alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Election Day Is Nov. 4

    Election Day in Mills County is less than a week away.

    Polls will be open Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Four Republican candidates are on the ballot for positions at the county courthouse and all four are unopposed – Richard Crouch (county supervisor), Becky Dix Killpack (county treasurer), Lisa Tallman (county recorder) and Tricia McSorley (county attorney).

  • A Grand Opening

    More than 300 people, including dignitaries from Iowa and Nebraska, attended the dedication ceremony for the opening of the U.S. Highway 34 - Missouri River Bridge Oct. 22 at the AgriVision complex near Pacific Junction.

    The four-lane bridge links Interstate 29 in western Mills County with U.S. Highway 75 south of Offutt Air Force Base in Sarpy County, Neb.

  • New Mo. River Bridge Opening Wednesday At 3 p.m.

    The U.S. Highway 34 - Missouri River bridge is scheduled to open Wednesday, Oct. 22, around 3 p.m.

  • Mayor Says She’ll Fill Library Board Posts On Her Own Terms

    Glenwood Mayor Kim Clark had some choice words for a member of the Glenwood Library Board of Trustees at last Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Glenwood City Council.

    Speaking to trustee Michelle Wright, Clark said she will not be rushed into filling two vacant seats on the five-member library board, and she will select the two people she feels are the most qualified to serve. Clark made it known she was not pleased with an e-mail Wright had sent to fellow trustees Terri Craig and Margo Young concerning the manner in which the selection process was being carried out.

  • Tallman Named Interim County Recorder

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors has appointed Lisa Tallman as  interim county recorder, replacing Vicki McClintic who stepped down from the position in late June.

    McClintic, a Republican, didn’t seek re-election in the June primary and retired before the completion of her four-year term, which expires in December.

  • City Opts For 'FM' Hearing Assist System

    An upgrade in technology is coming to Glenwood City Hall.
    The city council has given its approval to the installation of an “FM” assisted listening system and an audio visual system that can be utilized for guest presentations at council meetings and employee training sessions.

    The FM system transmits audio signals to a receiver worn by the listener - typically a headset or neck loop. The system complies with Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, city administrator Brian Kissel said.

  • Flower Baskets Bring Color To Town Square

    A collaboration  between the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s marketing committee and the city’s public works department has brought some summer color to Town Square.
    Twenty flower baskets, containing wave petunias, have been hanging from light poles around the square for about a month.

    “It’s all part of the beautification of the square,” chamber spokesperson Mary Gunderson said.

  • City Testing The Water On 'Option 2' Plan For Pool

    The Glenwood City Council has given city administrator Brian Kissel the green light to finalize the details of an “Option 2” funding plan for a $4.7 million aquatic center on property adjacent to Glenwood Community High School.

    In May, Glenwood residents failed to pass a bond issue for construction of the facility. The measure received the approval of 52 percent of voters, but 60 percent was needed for passage.