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  • Relay For Life Ambassadors

    The 2012 Mills County Relay for Life is set for June 2-3 from 4 p.m. - 8 a.m. at Ram Memorial Field in Glenwood.

        More than 1,000 walkers are expected to participate in the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
        The Relay for Life committee has selected four ambassadors for this year’s event.

  • New Busing Procedure In Glenwood

        The Glenwood Community School District unveiled its new busing plan on Monday.

  • Earth Lodge

    A group of students from the Nebraska Indian Community College were in Glenwood last week to tour the Mills County Historical Museum and to get an up-close and personal look at the Native American Earth Lodge.

        Professor Wynema Morris and her Omaha Tribal History class students visited the museum as a fact-finding mission. Morris and her class hope to build an earth lodge of their own this summer.

  • Mills County Braces For 'River Riot'

        Friday night, Pacific Junction and western Mills County will be rockin’ like never before.
        That’s because the ninth annual River Riot concert is coming to the Mid-America Motorplex. The concert, staged by The River 89.7 radio station at Iowa Western Community College, is expected to attract a crowd of 18,000.

  • GRC Sets Example For Recycling

    Recycling exists in many forms.
        Currently every municipality in Mills County has a recycling bin or drop-off location inside their city limits preventing at least one material from reaching the landfill and the waste stream.

  • New Name, New Game For Malvern Golf Course

    MALVERN - The overhaul of the former Fairview Country Club is almost complete.
        In just over a month, Mills County golfers will get their first opportunity to play a round of their favorite sport on Malvern's new Fairview Hills golf course. The course is projected to open June 1.

       Malvern banker and golfer Jay Burdic said the nine-hole, par 35 Fairview Hills is more than a renovation of the community's 83-year-old course, located south of the Mills County Fairgrounds. It's a whole new golfing experience.

  • Going . . . Going . . . Gone

    MINEOLA - A building that housed a century of memories for the German community of Mineola disappeared from Main Street last Tuesday. The demolition of the Mineola Community Building took just three hours.

        “It’s kind of hard to see it go, but I know it’s time for a new building,” lifelong Mineola resident Calvin Deitchler said.

  • Tornado Throttles Thurman

    THURMAN – An EF2 tornado, with winds reaching 135 mph, delivered a devastating blow Saturday evening to the town of Thurman, located about 20 miles south of Glenwood in northwest Fremont County.

        Nearly every home in the community of  230 residents sustained damage when the tornado roared through around 5:30 p.m. Although damage was extensive and wide-spread, there were no serious injuries or deaths.

  • 'High Risk' For Severe Weather Saturday

    The National Weather Service says a significant severe thunderstorm outbreak is expected Saturday afternoon and evening across much of the central plains, including western Iowa and eastern Nebraska.
     

  • Arkansas Man Dies In Rollover Crash

        A 32-year-old Arkansas man died Monday evening  from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover accident south of Malvern on 310 St., approximately one-half mile north of Noyes Ave.