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Government

  • Reprieve For Commuters

        The Iowa Department of Transportation is counting on a “crossover” on Interstate 29 south of Exit 32 in western Mills County to provide relief to flood-detoured motorists utilizing the Plattsmouth Bridge to travel between Iowa and Nebraska. The IDOT implemented the temporary crossover last Wednesday.

  • More Evacuations In Mills County

    EDITOR'S NOTE - Mills County released the following announcement Wednesday: A Mandatory Evacuation Order was issued Wednesday by the Mills County Board of Supervisors and Mills County Emergency Management, affecting four  residences in northwest Mills County.
     

  • Levee Watch

    Their mission is to identify potential problems and trouble spots that could compromise the structural integrity of the Missouri River levee system in western Mills County.

        Working in teams of two, soldiers from the Iowa Army National Guard have been patrolling Mills County’s 26 miles of levee since mid-June. Most of the soldiers assigned to Mills County are members of the 1168th Transportation Co., based out of Audubon, Perry and Marshalltown.

  • Governor Gets 'First-hand Look' At Flood-fighting Efforts

    PACIFIC JUNCTION – Gov. Terry Branstad visited Mills County Wednesday afternoon to assess Missouri River flood damage and get a personal look at the flood prevention efforts being carried out by local governmental agencies, homeowners and private businesses.

  • Steps Taken To Protect Water Plant

    The Glenwood Municipal Utilities Board believes it’s done everything in its power to protect the Glenwood Water Treatment plant from potential Missouri River floodwater.

        “I think we’ve done everything that was humanly possible to protect that plant,” John Dean, chairman of the GMU board of directors said last week. “We did the best thing we could possibly do. Are we still going to lose it? I don’t know. That water could get 8 feet there, but in my lifetime it never has.”

  • Mandatory Evacuation West Of I-29

    A mandatory evacuation order was issued today by the Mills County Board of Supervisors and Mills County Emergency Management.  The evacuation area includes the following: west of Interstate 29 (I-29) and South of Gaston Avenue to the Fremont County Line.  Due to the rise of interior ground water east of the Mills County Levee system, various roads in this area are becoming impassable. 

  • Secretary Of Agriculture In Glenwood

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spent nearly three hours at Glenwood Community High School Thursday afternoon discussing flooding along the Missouri River and its impact on agriculture.

    Vilsack shared information with an audience of approximately 100 Iowa and Nebraska farmers, elected officials and representatives from various governmental agencies.

  • Sidewalk Contractor Pulls Out

        It’s back to the drawing board for the sidewalk repair work on the south side of Glenwood’s Town Square.

  • Presidential Candidate Wants To 'Fix America'

    Carrying a symbolic red, white and blue wrench, Republican presidential candidate John Davis made a brief appearance in Glenwood last Wednesday, vowing to “fix America.”

    The Grand Junction, Colo., home builder made a 15-minute stop on Town Square during his on-going effort to visit every county in the United States. Davis and his family are traveling the country in a custom-painted, 43-foot motor home.

    “I know a lot of the candidates just focus on Iowa,” Davis said. “I’m traveling to all the states because I’m committed to the entire country.”

  • Treasurer's Office Employee Dismissed

        Auto department deputy Tammy Gammon has been terminated as an employee at the Mills County Treasurer’s Office, Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen confirmed Friday.
        Hansen said Gammon was notified in writing of her dismissal.
        Until last week, Gammon had been on paid administrative leave as the focus of an  investigation of “discrepancies” uncovered at the treasurer’s office.