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Government

  • 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.

  • Dirt Moving For Highway 34 Project

    The Iowa Department of Transportation has released an updated timeline for the U.S. Highway 34 – Missouri River Bridge project that will link western Mills County with Sarpy County in eastern Nebraska.

        The timeline calls for the $138 million project to be completed as early as the fall of 2013.

  • Recorder Getting Out Of Passport Business

        The Mills County Recorder’s Office is getting out of the passport business.
        Effective May 1, a change in requirements for offices accepting passport applications will force several recorders’ offices across Iowa to stop offering the passport service, Mills County Recorder Vicki McClintic announced earlier this month.

  • Investigation At Treasurer's Office

        Investigators from the Iowa State Auditor’s Office and Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) are assisting Mills County authorities with an investigation involving the Mills County Treasurer’s Office.
        “We have placed a person on (paid) administrative leave,” Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said. “Some discrepancies came to our attention. This is a joint investigation between DCI and the state auditor’s office.”

  • Deteriorating Infrastructure

    Pot holes and patches of crumbling pavement - a sure sign of spring in Mills County - has put crews from the Mills County Secondary Roads Department on the offensive.

  • City Council Approves Police Car Purchase

        The Glenwood City Council has approved the Police Department’s proposal for the purchase of four new vehicles.
        By a margin of 4-1, the council  voted  last Tuesday to move forward with the acquisition of one 2011 Chevy Tahoe and three 2011 Chevrolet Caprices. The council authorized up to $175,000 for the purchase of the vehicles, although the proposal submitted by police chief Eric Johansen estimated the actual price tag at $166,000.