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Government

  • 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.

  • New City Hall Opening Soon

    Construction work is on schedule and staff at Glenwood’s City Hall are preparing for a move to their new offices later this month.

        The new City Hall, located in the former Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints building at 5 N. Vine St. on the southeast corner of Town Square, will open to the public Monday, July 23. The first city council meeting in the new City Hall will take place Tuesday evening, July 24.

  • Former County Employee Faces Charges

    A former employee of the Mills County Treasurer's Office is facing eight charges and potential prison time for the alleged theft of more than $36,000 from the auto department over a six-year period, from 2005-2011.

    Charges were filed Friday against Tammy Gammon following a special investigation by the Iowa State Auditor's Office. Gammon, who was fired from her position in April 2011, was charged with on-going criminal conduct, first-degree theft, felonious conduct in office and five counts of forgery.

  • Mills County LEC Bond Issue Vote Aug. 7

    Mills County residents will be going to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 7, to decide the fate of a $6.4 million bond issue that would fund construction of the Mills County Law Enforcement Center. The proposed facility would house a 24-bed county jail and the Mills County Sheriff’s administrative offices. The structure would replace the county’s existing 97-year-old jail and sheriff’s office on the east side of Glenwood’s Town Square.

  • Mayberry Top Finisher in Supervisor Race

    Lonnie Mayberry and Ron Kohn were the top two finishers in the race for two seats on the board of supervisors in last Tuesday's Mills County Republican primary election.

        Mayberry received 985 votes, outdistancing incumbents Kohn (950 votes) and Joe Blankenship (569 votes). Mayberry and Kohn both advance to November's general election where they're likely to be unopposed to fill the two seats. No Democratic candidates were on the primary ballot and no other known candidates are seeking election at this time.

  • Primary Election June 5

        Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. for the Tuesday, June 5, primary election in Mills County.
        Republican voters will have several offices to vote on for county, state and federal office.
        Three Republicans are seeking two seats on the Mills County Board of Supervisors - incumbents Joe Blankenship and Ron Kohn, both of Glenwood, are challenged by Lonnie Mayberry, also of Glenwood.