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Government

  • 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.

  • More Stop Lights In Glenwood?

    A Glenwood resident has asked the city council to consider installing traffic signal lights at the intersection of Nuckolls Street and Locust.

        Tim O’Connor made his request to the council at its regular meeting last Tuesday, May 22, noting the sometimes heavy traffic flow on Locust can make it difficult for motorists to cross or enter the roadway from adjoining streets.
        Council member Craig Florian said he is sympathetic to O’Connor’s concerns.

  • Political Forum

    Around 50 people turned out Thursday night at the county courthouse in Glenwood for a candidates' forum sponsored by the Mills County Republican Party Central Committee.

  • Barcode Technology On Election Day

    Primary election voters residing in the city of Glenwood and Glenwood Township will have the opportunity to take part in a new electronic check-in process when they go to the polls June 5.

         Mills County is one of 55 counties in Iowa to implement a bar code scanning process designed to improve the election check-in process. Precinct Atlas is the name of the computer program established in Cerro Gordo County in north central Iowa. The program is the first of its kind in the country and has received positive reviews.

  • New Bids Save City $10,000

          Pinnacle Construction will serve as the city of Glenwood's general contractor for the first phase of the renovation project at the new City Hall after all, but the Glenwood-based company will be paid about $10,000 less than originally anticipated.

  • City Delinquent Publishing Meeting Minutes

    The city of Glenwood has violated state law by not publishing minutes from its city council meetings in a timely manner, a manager for the Iowa State Auditor’s Office and a representative of the Iowa Newspaper Association Legal Hot Line have confirmed.