• 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.

  • City Hall Moving

    The city council has given its approval for the city of Glenwood to purchase the former Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints building on the northeast corner of the intersection of Sharp and Vine St.

  • City Election Results

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    2011 City Election Results - Mills County, Iowa



    Kimberly Clark - 123

    Write-ins – 2

  • Northbound I-29 Reopens

    The Iowa Department of Transportation expects the construction cones and barricades along an 8-mile stretch of Interstate 29 in Mills County will be removed in the next week.

        The opening of the northbound lanes of I-29 last week eliminated a crossover and head-to-head traffic in the southbound lane west of Glenwood. Southbound traffic will be restricted to one lane until restriping is completed.