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Government

  • 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.

  • GOP Candidates Carry County

    As expected, Republican candidates prevailed in last Tuesday's general election in Mills County.
        Republicans Lonnie Mayberry and Ron Kohn were elected to occupy two seats on the Mills County Board of Supervisors, garnering 4,351 and 3,381 votes respectively. Jack May, a candidate by petition, finished a distant third with 2,657 votes.

  • Two On Ballot For Council Seat

    One seat will be up for grabs on the Glenwood City Council in next Tuesday’s general election.

        Steve Fornoff faces a challenge from Jeremy Wade Rodman for an at-large seat on the council. In August, Fornoff was appointed over Rodman to fill the seat vacated by Clare Bangs in a 3-1 vote of the council. That seat had become open when Bangs moved outside the city limits.
        There are no other seats up on the five-member council.

  • Early Voting Ahead Of 2008 Presidential Election

    By Monday afternoon, more than 2,400 Mills County residents had already cast their ballot for next Tuesday’s general election.

        Election officials expect that number to continue to rise as Election Day nears, greatly surpassing the 2,447 Mills County ballots that were cast early in 2008, the last presidential election year.

  • Drainage Issue At New Glenwood City Hall

    Glenwood’s new City Hall renovation costs are going up.
        Again.
        The Glenwood City Council approved over $10,000 at last Tuesday’s regular meeting to cover the costs to repair a drainage issue on the property.

        City financial director Brian Kissel said the new funds will be used to correct a flooding issue that was occurring in the basement of the City Hall property, located at 5 N. Vine St., when it was purchased this summer.

  • Plea Agreement?

    Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said a plea agreement has been discussed, but he would like to see a former employee of the Mills County Treasurer’s Office serve time in jail for the alleged theft of around $35,000 from the auto department over a six-year period from 2005-2011.