Local News

  • 'Making Music To The Lord'

    Ardie Dusenberry and Joyce Raabe share a friendship and a passion.

    A passion for music.

    “Music is the love of my life,” Dusenberry said earlier this week as she contemplated playing the organ and electric piano at no fewer than five Holy Week services. “The church has always been very important to me and I think music is the backbone of the worship service. You have music when you come into a church and it always kind of just sets the mood.”

  • Police Seek New K-9

    The Glenwood Police Department hopes to add a new K-9 drug detection dog to the force by the end of the year.

    Grace, the department’s existing drug dog, is certified through early 2011, but Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen said he would like to get a new dog in place later this year.

    Johansen said Grace is still “functional,” but the Black lab mix is approximately 10 years old.

    “I don’t want Grace to get to the point where she’s no longer able to perform and we have a lapse in service,” Johansen said.

  • Country Boys

    Nick and Noah Murray were big country twins way before they were big in country twins.

    Nick and Noah have the distinction of being the largest set of twins born in Nebraska and the third largest nationally weighing in at a combined 18 pounds, nine ounces at birth.

  • A Pottery Paradise

    Hundreds of bidders – live and online – are expected to participate in a one-of-a-kind auction that’s taking place this weekend in Glenwood.

    In addition to an assortment of antique furniture, sports memorabilia, Barbie dolls and other collectibles, the Naomi and Ken Goldapp estate auction will feature one of the most extensive pottery collections in the Midwest.

  • CodeRED In Mills County

    A new technology will allow Mills County residents to receive immediate severe weather warnings and other important messages from emergency management officials via their telephone.

  • County Budget Approved

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors formally approved an increase of more than $1 million for the county’s 2011 fiscal year budget at a public hearing last Monday.

    The county’s $16,340,700 budget represents a seven-percent increase, or about $1.06 million, from the current fiscal year.

    The 2010-2011 budget, created by Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson and the board of supervisors, is for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010 and running through June 30, 2011.

  • 'Tea Party' In Glenwood

    Taxes, government spending, voter apathy and overall dissatisfaction with the status quo were among the topics addressed at a ‘Tea Party’ gathering last Wednesday at the Glenwood American Legion Hall. The meeting was the first of its kind in Mills County and attracted a crowd of nearly 100 people.

    Organizer John Scherle of Henderson said the meeting was bipartisan and would serve as a forum for Mills County residents who are concerned about government spending and the need for fiscal responsibility at all levels of government.

  • A Goal In Mind

    It may not look or feel it, but Spring really is just right around the corner. And with it comes soccer season.

    But the question on most Glenwood futbol fans’ minds isn’t when the soccer season will begin. It’s where will the season begin.

    After playing on makeshift fields around town, at the Glenwood Resource Center and in out-of-town tournaments for the last three seasons, the Glenwood Youth Soccer Program plans to play this season on the city's 11-field, 18-acre soccer complex just north of Glenwood Community High School.

  • Chamber Award Winners

    Jim and Monica Hughes have been named the Citizens of the Year by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

    The couple will be honored at the chamber’s annual Betterment and Beautification Dinner and Awards program on March 11 at The Fountains Ballroom.

  • City Sets Budget

    For the second straight year, property taxes are going up in Glenwood despite a reduction in the city tax levy.

    The city of Glenwood is lowering its tax levy from 14.53768 to 14.48186 for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, but an increase in the state rollback formula will result in an overall tax increase. For the owner of a home with an assessed value of $150,000, the increase in the state rollback, from 45.5893 percent to 46.9094, will result in an additional $24.84 in city taxes.