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Government

  • 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.

  • 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.