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Government

  • New Home For Public Health

    It’s been a smooth transition for employees at Mills County Public Health (MCPH) as they get settled in at their new location on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center.

         In January, MCPH made the short move across campus to a four-level building at 212 Independence. The building previously housed offices for the Area Education Agency.

  • Snow Emergency In Glenwood

    Mayor Kimberly Clark has proclaimed a snow emergency for the City of Glenwood. 

    With this proclamation no person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street or City-owned parking lot, other than designated overnight parking areas. 

    The snow emergency parking ban shall continue from its proclamation through the duration of the snowstorm and the 24-hour period after cessation of such, or until the snow is plowed or removed from such areas.

  • 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.