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  • Train - Pedestrian Fatality In Malvern

    MALVERN - A 20-year-old Mills County resident died at an Omaha hospital early Friday morning after being struck by a train near the Wabash Trace Trail in Malvern around 9 p.m. on Thursday.

    According to a Mills County Sheriff’s Office report, the Mills County Communications Center received a report from the Burlington-Northern Santa Fe Railroad that a pedestrian lying on the tracks in Malvern had been struck by a train. Mills County deputies along with members of the Malvern Fire and Rescue unit responded.

  • Stolen School Computers Found

    Charges are pending against three individuals suspected of breaking into an auxiliary building behind the Glenwood Middle School on Oct. 15 or 16 and stealing computer equipment valued at $3,500.

    Glenwood Police Sgt. Eric Johansen said tips from the public led to a Saturday afternoon search of the Robert Taenzler residence, 213 Fairview Dr.

    Johansen said officers were given permission to search the residence and some of the stolen computer equipment was located in the home.

  • School District Computers Stolen

    Five computers were stolen during an overnight break-in Thursday at an auxiliary building behind the Glenwood Middle School.

    Glenwood Police Chief Mike Mercer said the person or persons responsible for the theft entered the building after breaking out multiple windows. The stolen computers, including towers and monitors, are valued at approximately $3,500, Mercer said.

  • City Quiet on Police Officer's Departure

    A special meeting of the Glenwood City Council was cancelled last Thursday after the city received the resignation of police officer Derek Baier.

    Baier had been a patrolman on the Glenwood Police force since September 2008.

  • Dispatcher Fired Over Missed 911 Calls

    A Mills County 911 dispatcher has been fired after failing to answer medical-related emergency calls for more than 30 minutes.

    Mills County Communications Director Tom Ling confirmed that a dispatcher, whose name has not been released, was terminated after an Oct. 6 incident.

  • School Board Election Nears

    Voters in the Glenwood Community School District now have a field of eight candidates to choose from in next Tuesday’s school board election.

    The top three vote-getters will be elected to serve a four-year term on the district’s five-member board of education. Seven of the candidates have their name on the ballot – Bill Agan, Dave Blum, Henry Clark, Tim Harms, Edward Lund, Rex A. Ruth and Dave Warren. The eighth candidate, Cheryll Ross, announced last week that she is running a write-in campaign. Voters will be allowed to vote for up to three of the candidates.

  • School Board Election Nears

    Voters in the Glenwood Community School District now have a field of eight candidates to choose from in next Tuesday’s school board election.

    The top three vote-getters will be elected to serve a four-year term on the district’s five-member board of education. Seven of the candidates have their name on the ballot – Bill Agan, Dave Blum, Henry Clark, Tim Harms, Edward Lund, Rex A. Ruth and Dave Warren. The eighth candidate, Cheryll Ross, announced last week that she is running a write-in campaign. Voters will be allowed to vote for up to three of the candidates.

  • Gina's Story

    Last July, when Gina Giaffoglione accepted an invitation from one of her outpatient physical therapists at Immanuel Medical Center to share her story with some Alegent Health

    marketing folks, the thought never crossed Gina’s mind that the interview would lead to air time in a national

    television commercial.

    Three months later, a day doesn’t go by when Gina doesn’t hear from somebody who’s seen her in the commercial.

  • One Man's Trash . . .

    When Mills County Sheriff’s Deputy Bob McAleer came across a 1979 Moped motorcycle that had been discarded in a heap of trash, an idea crossed his mind.

    Why not take a look at the little two-wheeler and see if it can be restored and turned into a public relations tool for the sheriff’s office?

    A conversation piece, if you will.

    Well, with about $900 and some mechanical know-how, McAleer was able to put together the newest vehicle in the sheriff’s office fleet.

  • First Taste of Winter

    Officially, winter is still more than two months away.

    It didn’t look that way Saturday morning, however, as snowfall blanketed portions of Nebraska, Iowa and other upper plains states.

    Snowfall totals varied in southwest Iowa from a trace to more than four inches. Some areas of Mills County received up to two inches.

    Some stretches of central and western Nebraska received more than 15 inches of snow, forcing the closure of Interstate 80 and other state and county highways.