• GMU Changing Water Treatment Process

    Glenwood Municipal Utilities has announced a change in its treatment of the city’s drinking water supply.

  • Bar Owner Unhappy With Police

    A Glenwood bar owner claims his business lost between $600 - $1,000 in sales because police officers refused to allow  his establishment to stay open an additional hour when Daylight Saving Time ended at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.

  • GOP Candidates Carry County

    As expected, Republican candidates prevailed in last Tuesday's general election in Mills County.
        Republicans Lonnie Mayberry and Ron Kohn were elected to occupy two seats on the Mills County Board of Supervisors, garnering 4,351 and 3,381 votes respectively. Jack May, a candidate by petition, finished a distant third with 2,657 votes.

  • Two On Ballot For Council Seat

    One seat will be up for grabs on the Glenwood City Council in next Tuesday’s general election.

        Steve Fornoff faces a challenge from Jeremy Wade Rodman for an at-large seat on the council. In August, Fornoff was appointed over Rodman to fill the seat vacated by Clare Bangs in a 3-1 vote of the council. That seat had become open when Bangs moved outside the city limits.
        There are no other seats up on the five-member council.

  • Early Voting Ahead Of 2008 Presidential Election

    By Monday afternoon, more than 2,400 Mills County residents had already cast their ballot for next Tuesday’s general election.

        Election officials expect that number to continue to rise as Election Day nears, greatly surpassing the 2,447 Mills County ballots that were cast early in 2008, the last presidential election year.

  • Drainage Issue At New Glenwood City Hall

    Glenwood’s new City Hall renovation costs are going up.
        The Glenwood City Council approved over $10,000 at last Tuesday’s regular meeting to cover the costs to repair a drainage issue on the property.

        City financial director Brian Kissel said the new funds will be used to correct a flooding issue that was occurring in the basement of the City Hall property, located at 5 N. Vine St., when it was purchased this summer.

  • Plea Agreement?

    Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said a plea agreement has been discussed, but he would like to see a former employee of the Mills County Treasurer’s Office serve time in jail for the alleged theft of around $35,000 from the auto department over a six-year period from 2005-2011.

  • City Suspends Recycling Fee

         The Glenwood City Council has voted to suspend the collection of its $1.25 recycling fee from city residents after closing its recycling center Oct. 1.
        The city voted in July to terminate its contract with Dihne Recycling and closed the Tyson Street recycling drop off location Oct. 1. The recycling center had been plagued for years by complaints about its unsightly appearance and costs associated with the site.

  • Oak Township Projects Debated

    Two projects being proposed in Oak Township were the focus of debate and sometimes contentious discussion during a 3.5-hour meeting of the Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustments Tuesday, Sept. 25.

        By the time the night was over, the board had approved one special use permit and tabled another.

  • A Good Fit

    Angie Winquist officially began her duties last week as Glenwood’s city clerk.
    Winquist was hired for the position in August and will replace Judith Groves, who will remain in the office as a deputy clerk.

    “I know I have a lot to learn, but I think it’s a really good fit with my background,” Winquist said.

    Winquist is a native Iowan who has lived in Mills County since 1983. Her husband, Stan, is a longtime industrial arts faculty member at Glenwood Community High School.