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Government

  • 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.

  • Jail Bond Issue Vote Likely

        It’s extremely likely Mills County residents will be asked to approve a bond issue Aug. 7, possibly for $6.2 - $6.5 million, for the construction of a new law enforcement facility that would house the county sheriff’s office and jail.

  • Primary Election Field Set

          It’s safe to say the outcome of the June 5 Republican Party primary election in Mills County will go a long way in determining who gets elected to the positions of county auditor, county sheriff and a pair of seats on the board of supervisors in the November general election. That’s because the Democratic Party will have no candidates for these offices on its primary election ballot.