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  • Relay has Rock-N-Roll theme

    Let’s Rock -N- Roll over cancer is the theme of the 2009 Mills County Relay For Life:

    The Mills County Relay for Life Entertainment and Activities Schedule for June 13 -14 is as follows:

    Saturday, June 13

    4 p.m. - Event Kick-off and Team Lap (line-up begins at 3:45). Prayer by Pastor Mike Stevens (United Methodist Minister for Hillsdale, Pacific Junction and Silver City); Flag Ceremony - presentation by Cub Scouts Troop 432 and Boy Scouts Troop 243; Star Spangled Banner - Lake Park Quartet.

    4:30 p.m. Sheltered Reality.

  • Melody Wranglers returning to amphitheater

    The Melody Wranglers kick it up with old style country, western swing and honky-tonk music. They tip their hats to such country music greats as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Bob Wills, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard. Each of the Wranglers has over 30 years of professional music experience and all are former members of the legendary Nebraska country-swing band, Sour Mash. Wrangler members have recorded on numerous albums and CDs, performed on radio and TV and have won awards at music festivals across the country.

  • Melody Wranglers returning to amphitheater

    The Melody Wranglers kick it up with old style country, western swing and honky-tonk music. They tip their hats to such country music greats as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Bob Wills, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard. Each of the Wranglers has over 30 years of professional music experience and all are former members of the legendary Nebraska country-swing band, Sour Mash. Wrangler members have recorded on numerous albums and CDs, performed on radio and TV and have won awards at music festivals across the country.

  • Silver City bank closing its doors

    SILVER CITY - The writing has been on the wall for several months, but that doesn’t make a pending bank closing any easier to swallow for the Mills County community of Silver City.

    On Friday, Omaha-based First National Bank will close what’s believed to be its smallest branch location - in Silver City.

    “It’s kind of like losing a limb,” Silver City City Clerk Cheryl Evans said Monday. “Everybody hates to see it happen. It is a sign of a city dying when you lose a business like this.”

  • Silver City bank closing its doors

    SILVER CITY - The writing has been on the wall for several months, but that doesn’t make a pending bank closing any easier to swallow for the Mills County community of Silver City.

    On Friday, Omaha-based First National Bank will close what’s believed to be its smallest branch location - in Silver City.

    “It’s kind of like losing a limb,” Silver City City Clerk Cheryl Evans said Monday. “Everybody hates to see it happen. It is a sign of a city dying when you lose a business like this.”

  • School lunch fees going up

    The Glenwood Board of Education voted to increase the cost of school lunches and preschool tuition but declined to increase student text book fees for the 2009-2010 school year at its monthly meeting last Monday, June 8.

    The board voted unanimously for a five-cent increase for student lunches to $2 per meal and a 30-cent increase for teacher and adult lunches to $2.80. Breakfast costs will remain the same.

  • School lunch fees going up

    The Glenwood Board of Education voted to increase the cost of school lunches and preschool tuition but declined to increase student text book fees for the 2009-2010 school year at its monthly meeting last Monday, June 8.

    The board voted unanimously for a five-cent increase for student lunches to $2 per meal and a 30-cent increase for teacher and adult lunches to $2.80. Breakfast costs will remain the same.

  • Meth manufacturer gets 20 years

    A southwest Iowa man has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in Mills County and other areas of southwest Iowa.

    In addition to the 20-year prison sentence, William Lonnie Hanshaw, 52, of Red Oak was also sentenced in U.S. District Court to 10 years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the state Crime Victim Fund.

    Hanshaw’s sentence was announced last week in a news release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa.

  • Meth manufacturer gets 20 years

    A southwest Iowa man has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in Mills County and other areas of southwest Iowa.

    In addition to the 20-year prison sentence, William Lonnie Hanshaw, 52, of Red Oak was also sentenced in U.S. District Court to 10 years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the state Crime Victim Fund.

    Hanshaw’s sentence was announced last week in a news release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa.

  • Rising From The Ashes

    The Fountains Ballroom hosted a coffee Thursday for members of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Just 168 days ago, the Fountains Ballroom was hosting fire departments from Glenwood, Oak Township, Pacific Junction and Silver City.

    A fire raged through the popular wedding facility northwest of Mineola on Dec. 17, destroying the building and threatening the more than 80 weddings already scheduled at the facility and the family-run business owned by Erin and Marty Williams.