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Government

  • City Council Upholds Firing

    The Glenwood City Council voted unanimously to uphold the firing of a crewman supervisor for the Glenwood Public Works department during a marathon meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28. At the same meeting, the council voted 3-2 to allow public works director Perry Cook to keep his job, despite a recommendation from Mayor Kim Clark that he, too, be fired.

  • Grassley Town Hall

    It was just a few minutes into last week’s Town Hall meeting at the Glenwood Senior Center when an Iowa woman hurled a stinging indictment at featured speaker Chuck Grassley, the five-term Republican senator who’s been trailing across western Iowa to dialogue with voters.

    The woman’s question? Simple.

    “Why the heck can’t Congress get anything done before vacation?” she asked, without identifying herself.

    Grassley’s answer? Not so simple.

    “That’s the way the Constitution was written,“ he said. “To make change very slow.”

  • City Auction A Success

    Glenwood officials are calling Saturday’s auction of city-owned property a success.

    “It was a very good turnout,” city financial director Brian Kissel said. “It was more than we expected. We’re happy with the numbers.”

    In addition to dozens of miscellaneous furniture items, four major pieces of property were sold at the auction - the former city hall building at 107 S. Locust St., the Glenwood Police Station building at 209 Sharp St., the old outdoor swimming pool on North Elm St. and a piece of land near 11th and Linn Streets.

  • New City Council Member Appointed

    An Omaha police officer has been selected to fill the open at-large seat on the Glenwood City Council formerly held by Clare Bangs.

    Steve Fornoff, 41, was selected over Jeremy Rodman to fill the vacancy by a 3-1 vote of the city council last Tuesday, Aug. 7. The seat became open when Bangs resigned from the council earlier this summer after moving outside the city limits.

  • Glenwood Water Woes

    The city of Glenwood’s water system continues to be in violation of established drinking water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Jail Bond Issue Vote Aug. 7

       Next Tuesday, Aug. 7, voters will decide the fate of a $6.4 million bond issue for the construction of a Mills County Law Enforcement Center being proposed to house the Mills County Sheriff’s Office and a 24-bed jail. The facility would be located on Railroad Ave. in Glenwood, replacing the county’s current jail that was built in 1915.

  • City Hall Open For Business

    Nothing out of the ordinary on the agenda and a  handful of people in the audience.

        At first glance, last Tuesday’s meeting of the Glenwood City Council had the look of just another meeting, but as council member Craig Florian stated near the conclusion of the meeting, “History’s being made tonight.”
        It was a night of historic significance because the council was meeting for the first time in its new chambers in the new City Hall.

  • Safety At Forefront Of Bond Issue

    Members of the Mills County Law Enforcement Center Committee say public safety is at the forefront of their push for passage of next month's $6.4 million bond issue to fund the construction of a new county jail and law enforcement center.
        If approved by voters, the new facility would be built in an industrial area on the south side of Glenwood, replacing the county's 97-year-old jail and sheriff's office building on Town Square.

  • County-wide Burning Ban

     A countywide burning ban has been put in place for Mills County, effective Wednesday afternoon.

    The ban prohibits open burning in Mills County, including all the cities within the county.

  • Jail Tours Offered

    Mills County residents who have never spent time in the Mills County Jail in Glenwood will have the unique opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the 97-year-old facility Tuesday, July 17.

        Tours will be offered throughout the day as part of a public information campaign leading up to a county-wide special election on Aug. 7 for a $6.4 million bond issue that would fund construction of a new jail and county law enforcement center.