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Government

  • 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.

  • City Hall Bid Process Reopened

         It’s back to the drawing board for the city of Glenwood when it comes to selecting a general contractor for the first phase of renovations at the former Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints building on the southeast corner of Town Square.
        The building will eventually serve as the new City Hall - housing administrative staff, city council chambers, the Glenwood Municipal Utilities offices and the Glenwood Police Department.

  • Going Green: City-County Recycling Dilemma

    Plastic bottles blow and tumble in the April winds. Tin cans spill out of the mouth of a 20-foot steel box. Soggy cardboard sprouts from puddles. Scraps of paper, smudged remnants of junk mail and newspapers, litters the gravel lot. The smell, slightly less than that of garbage, festers in the air.

        No, it’s not a landfill.
        It’s the Glenwood Recycling Center.

  • Promoting Financial Literacy

    Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds paid a visit to Glenwood's West Elementary School last Wednesday to get a first-hand look at the school’s Ram Savings Bank and to promote a statewide financial literacy initiative.

        The governor has signed a proclamation declaring April as Financial Literacy Month in Iowa.