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Today's News

  • State Auditor Identifies Improper Disbursements In P.J.

    An investigation by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office identified nearly $32,000 in improper disbursements to Pacific Junction city employees over a five-year-period from July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2013.

    The investigation also identified $74,000 in liability to the Internal Revenue Service for unpaid payroll taxes, penalties and interest, according to a report from Iowa State Auditor Mary Mosiman.

  • Congressman Young Makes Coffee Stop In Glenwood

    Iowa’s Third District U.S. Rep. David Young, a Republican from Van Meter, spent an hour in Glenwood Saturday morning sharing his views and knowledge on issues of national and local interest with about two dozen Mills County residents.

    The first-year congressman addressed questions and concerns on a variety of topics, including immigration, education, Iran and President Barack Obama.

  • School Budget Set Despite Uncertainty Over State Aid

    The Glenwood Board of Education approved its 2015-16 school district budget Monday, April 13, despite not having a firm commitment from the Iowa Legislature on how much supplemental aid the state will be allotting.

  • The New Guy In Town

    DES MOINES - To say it’s been a whirlwind two months for David Sieck, the newest member of the Iowa State Legislature, would be an understatement.

    On Feb. 10, the Glenwood Republican easily defeated Democrat Steve Adams of Red Oak in a special election for the District 23 seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. A week later, the longtime farmer and former president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association was administered his oath of office at the state capitol.

    He’s been on the go ever since.

  • Vision Iowa Grant A Boost For Community Building

    Fundraising efforts for the $2.55 million community center building proposed for the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern got a major boost last week when the Vision Iowa board announced its intentions to award a $480,000 Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant to the project.

    Pledges totaling $2.27 million have now been received for the project, leaving the Mills County Fairgrounds Building Committee $280,000 away from securing full funding for the project. The Vision Iowa grant comes with the stipulation that remaining funds be raised within 120 days.

  • City, YMCA Ink Aquatic Center Operations Agreement

    Meeting in special session Monday night, the Glenwood City Council gave its unanimous approval to an agreement that will have the YMCA of Greater Omaha manage the city’s outdoor aquatic center.

  • City Officials Vow To Address Audit Findings

    City of Glenwood officials say shortcomings identified in an audit report for the city’s 2013-2014 fiscal year are being taken seriously and will be addressed.

    The audit report findings were the focus of discussion at a March 24 meeting of the city council’s budget and finance committee. The meeting was facilitated by city attorney Matt Woods.

  • Sparks Blamed For Shed Fire

    Sparks from a steel grinder are being blamed for a fire that destroyed a machine shed and kept area firefighters busy for more than two hours Monday afternoon.

    Firefighters were summoned to 55007 237th Street north of Glenwood at about 1 p.m. to find the steel building already engulfed in flames.

    William Rowe, owner of the property, was working with a steel grinder in the shed when he left for a few minutes only to return to find the building on fire, according to Glenwood Fire Chief Butch Fidler.

  • Vine St. Railroad Ave. Assessments - On or Off?

    The city of Glenwood is moving forward with the much-debated $1.4 million Vine Street – Railroad Ave. reconstruction projects, but as of Monday, city administrator Brian Kissel and Glenwood’s five city council members had differing views as to whether the project should and would be funded in part by special assessments to property owners along the two roads.

  • Financial Concerns Fuel Heated Words At City Hall

    A capacity crowd filled the Glenwood City Council Chambers Tuesday, March 10, as citizens sounded off about the findings of an audit report that revealed a deficit of nearly $300,000 in the city’s general fund balance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and shortcomings in the city’s day-to-day financial practices.