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The five-member Veteran Affairs Commission on Thursday voted to recommend Nick Jedlicka to replace long-time Veteran Affairs Director Darlene McMartin, who retired July 1 after 28 years with the department.

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With the first filing date for candidates interested in a seat on the Council Bluffs City Council still more than a month away, potential candidate interest is growing.

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With the first filing date for candidates interested in a seat on the Council Bluffs City Council still more than a month away, potential candidate interest is growing.

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Telecommunications leases to place equipment atop three of the Council Bluffs Water Works’ five elevated storage tanks are saving the utility’s customers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Pottawattamie County Supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to allocate $60,000 to help fund the operation of the Western Iowa Development Association — a group that considers itself a rural chamber of commerce representing the county’s cities outside Council Bluffs.

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New legislation signed into law in May by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will add a Pottawattamie County Supervisor and a Council Bluffs City Council member as ex officio members of the Iowa West Racing Association Board or Directors.

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Holly Collins, a probation officer with Nebraska State Probation, was appointed and sworn in Thursday morning to serve on the five-member Pottawattamie County Veteran Affairs Commission.

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The Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the second reading and waive the third and final reading of an ordinance rezoning a portion of the property north of Council Bluffs where the Mile Away Hall and Tavern is located.

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Pottawattamie County Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to postpone final action on an ordinance request from the owners of the Mile-A-Way Hall at 20270 Old Lincoln Highway.

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Following a public hearing on Tuesday that lasted more than an hour, Pottawattamie County Supervisors voted 3-2 to approve the first of three considerations of a controversial ordinance to address a rezoning request from the owners of the Mile-A-Way Hall north of Council Bluffs.

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Pottawattamie County Supervisors have approved a contract with Zimmerman Sales & Service of Neola to build a new 40- by 80-foot clearspan metal storage building at the county’s recycling center between Hancock and Oakland.

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The City of Council Bluffs recently received a 2018 Tree City USA Award at the 29th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on April 3.

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DENISON — In a meeting that once again had members of the audience asking when the community would be allowed to heal, Denison Mayor Jared Beymer was twice asked to resign, once by former police chief Rod Bradley and a second time in a petition presented by former mayor Dennis Fineran.

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The Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment Team comprised of officials with the Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency completed assessments of impacted properties throughout the co…

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Officials with the Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency conducted a joint preliminary damage assessment throughout the county Tuesday.

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Council Bluffs officials are closely monitoring yet another effort to ban — or at the least, limit — the use of automated traffic cameras in Iowa. Council Bluffs is one of eight Iowa cities utilizing the cameras.

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Winter weather, especially the mix that hit Council Bluffs in February and early this month, has resulted in a far-better-than-normal crop of potholes on city streets. In some areas, streets were so badly pocked with potholes it was all but impossible for drivers to miss them.

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The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce will once again be hosting its Legislative Coffee event this Saturday morning, enabling Chamber members and the general public to interact with and ask questions of local state representatives.

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The City Council on Monday approved a tentative contract agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — AFSCME — for the fiscal year starting July 1 and ending June 30, 2020.

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Hearing no objections at a public hearing Tuesday evening, the Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the county’s budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The FY20 budget calls for no increase in the county’s property tax levy.

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The Council Bluffs City Council approved moving forward with a pair of projects — replacement of a school crossing signal and improvements to a city owned soccer field — at its meeting Monday evening.

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Pottawattamie County Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the county’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 — a budget that calls for no increase in the property tax levy – beginning at 6 p.m. this evening. The hearing will be held in the second-floor supervisors’ meeting room at the co…

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About 40 area residents were on hand Friday afternoon for a legislative forum at Wilson Middle School hosted by the Council Bluffs Community Alliance and the Western Iowa Labor Federation.

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Despite early predictions of the possibility of blizzard-like conditions for Council Bluffs and the surrounding area, Dan Koenig, president of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce said the chamber’s Legislative Coffee will be held as scheduled.