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Ottawa Tax Levy Increases

OTTAWA – Ottawa City Council’s levy for 2020 will increase 9.5% over the amount extended last year. City Treasurer Don Harris explained that they city is asking for around $6.8 million this year, up around $595,000 from last year. Harris stated that for homeowners, that would be an ...Read more

New Sergeant Joins Ranks of MPD

MENDOTA – The city of Mendota received its first ever female police sergeant after Officer Amy Mann was promoted at Monday night’s city council meeting. Police Chief Greg Kellen spoke to the council about Mann’s service to the city over her six years with the department. Before her ...Read more