.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Government

  • Mills County Farewell Tour

    State legislators Hubert Houser, Greg Forristall and Richard Anderson began their Mills County farewell tour Saturday morning by participating in the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce's first legislative coffee of the year. The three Republican lawmakers are in their final year of representing Mills County before new legislative boundaries go into effect next January.

  • County Reviewing Land Use Ordinances

    MALVERN - Concerns about fertile farm soil being sold and removed from private property northwest of Malvern has the Mills County Board of Supervisors reviewing land use policies and considering changes to ordinances that could result in tighter restrictions being placed on the sale and removal of farm ground in the future.

  • Malvern Man Won't Be Indicted

        A rural Malvern man will not face criminal charges for shooting a burglar at his residence last summer.
        Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said after viewing evidence and hearing testimony in late December, a Mills County Grand Jury made the decision not to indict 66-year-old Don Hopp.

  • Councilman Steps Down

    The new year begins with the absence of a familiar face at Glenwood City Hall.
        Allan Christiansen, a staple on the Glenwood City Council for more than two decades, has stepped down from his seat.

  • Santorum Carries County

        Rick Santorum’s grassroots campaign effort proved effective in Mills County and across the state last Tuesday in the Iowa Caucuses, the first presidential primary test of the 2012 campaign season.

        The former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania finished in first place in 62 of Iowa’s 99 counties, including Mills, and lost the statewide poll by just eight votes to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s perceived front-runner.

  • Mineola Community Center Coming Down

       The Mineola Community Center building is coming down, but an effort is now underway to replace the structure that has served as a local gathering place since 1916.
        In August, the community center was heavily damaged in a pair of hail and wind storms. The building sustained roof, window, siding and interior damage, but repair costs are more than the community wants to invest in the 95-year-old structure.

  • City Closes On LDS Church Purchase

    The city of Glenwood has finalized the purchase of the former Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building on the northeast corner of Town Square.

        Brian Kissel, the city’s director of finance, said closing for the $85,000 transaction took place Tuesday, Dec. 13. The purchase was approved by the city council following a public hearing on the matter in November.

  • Sentencings Continue In Meth Case

         An Omaha woman has become the fifth person to be sentenced in what’s been dubbed the “Fisher Farm Case” in Mills County.
        Jennifer Mae Biggerstaff, 35,   has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for her role in a conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • City Hall Auction?

    The Glenwood City Council is being encouraged to consider putting its existing City Hall building up for auction if and when the time comes to sell.

  • Building Barricaded Again

    The wooden barricades are back up in front of the Keg Creek Boot and Saddle Shop on the south side of Glenwood Town Square.

    Building owner Eddie Lund said the barricades will remain in place until brick facing on the front of the building is peeled off and replaced. A beam running behind the facade will be inspected before the bricks are replaced.

    In July, structural problems were discovered in the Keg Creek building at 411 Sharp St. and an adjoining structure at 413 Sharp St.