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Government

  • More Heated Words In P.J.

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - By a slim 3-2 margin, the Pacific Junction City Council passed a controversial resolution at last Monday’s regular meeting aimed at condemning derogatory remarks by elected city officials.

    Resolution 2010-17, dubbed “Resolution on Equality and Conduct,” was drafted following comments made by council member Rodney Bents at an Aug. 16 meeting that Mayor Jim Lovely and city attorney T.J. Patterman felt disparaged Mexicans.

    In a tape recorded discussion at the Aug. 16 meeting, Bents can be heard saying, “Well, then don’t be getting hit by a Mexican up in Omaha.”

  • Charges Filed in Cyclists Deaths

    The driver involved in an August crash on Interstate 29 that killed four motorcyclists returning from a rally in Sturgis, S.D., had a blood-alcohol level of 0.373, more than four times the legal limit in the state of Iowa.

  • County-wide Reappraisal

        The Mills County Assessor's Office is currently in the process of a county-wide reappraisal.
        When all is said and done, the assessor’s office, with the assistance of an outside contractor, will have reappraised more than 17,000 parcels in the county sometime next year.

  • Pool Sale On Hold

        Two matters confronting the Glenwood City Council were put on hold last week - the completion of sidewalk repair work on Town Square and the potential sale of property that once housed the city’s outdoor swimming pool.

  • PJ Council Controversy

        PACIFIC JUNCTION - A Pacific Junction City Council meeting ended abruptly last Tuesday after the council failed to pass its agenda for the meeting.
        According to Iowa Code, a local board, council or commission acting as a government body must approve that meeting’s agenda before considering new business. At last Tuesday’s meeting, the council declined to approve the agenda. In Jim Lovely’s nearly 10 years as Pacific Junction mayor, this was the first time he can recall where a consent agenda failed to pass.

  • Ground Breaking For Highway 34 Bridge

        PACIFIC JUNCTION - More than 200 people, including dignitaries from Iowa and Nebraska, turned out for Thursday afternoon’s groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. Highway 34 – Missouri River Bridge.

  • Bridge Ground-breaking Thursday

        Nearly 20 years in the making, the ground-breaking ceremony for the Highway 34 - Missouri River bridge will finally  take place Thursday afternoon.

  • Silver City Resident Running For County Board

        Rural Silver City resident Jack May said Monday that Mills County’s reluctance to repeal its building permit ordinances is behind his decision to run as Independent candidate by petition in the Nov. 2 election for a seat on the county board of supervisors.

  • Florian Running For Mills County Treasurer

        Longtime Mills County resident, Craig Florian of Glenwood recently announced his decision to run for the Office of Mills County Treasurer in the Nov. 2 general election. Florian, an Independent, will be on the ballot as a candidate by petition. He’s be opposing Republican Becky Dix Killpack.

  • County Attorney Withdraws From Election

        Some health issues have forced Mills County Attorney Marci McClellan to terminate her re-election campaign.
        McClellan formally withdrew from the Nov. 2 general election in a letter submitted to Mills County Auditor and Election Commissioner Carol Robertson on Aug. 20.