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Today's News

  • Ground Broken On Community Center

    MALVERN – Five years in the making, members of the Mills County Fair Association and more than 60 supporters and dignitaries helped break ground Thursday afternoon on the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center.
    The $2.75 million facility will be built on the north end of the Mills County Fairgrounds.

  • Cafe Piano Player Has Lifelong Passion For Music

    MALVERN - Stop in for lunch over the noon hour at the Classic Café in Malvern and there’s a good chance you’ll catch pianist Bill Gilbert playing a familiar show tune or easy listening number.

    Gilbert, 85, comes by the café three or four times a week (usually during the lunch hour) to play the piano perched on a loft near the front window.

  • Ground Breaking Ceremony In Malvern Thursday, April 21 For Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center

    MALVERN - The long-anticipated ground breaking for the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center will take place Thursday, April 21, 1:30 p.m., on the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern. The ceremony is open to the public.

  • Glenwood Man Recovering From Hwy. 34 Accident Injuries

    A 40-year-old Glenwood man is recovering from multiple injuries sustained in a three-vehicle collision April 12 on Highway 34 in central Mills County.

  • Citizens Voice Concerns Before City Adopts Budget

    The Glenwood City Council approved its preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year following a 34-minute public hearing at City Hall last Tuesday, April 12.

    City council members unanimously approved the $4.1 million budget, despite a projected shortfall of up to $300,000 in its general fund account.

  • Four GOP Candidates Seek Two Seats On County Board

    The field of county candidates has been set for the June 7 primary election.

    The Republican Party has candidates running for all three “county courthouse” positions on the ballot in the primary - auditor, sheriff and board of supervisors. There are no Democratic candidates seeking the county offices.

    Incumbent county auditor Carol Robertson of Glenwood is running unopposed in the Republican primary, as is county sheriff Eugene Goos of Glenwood.

  • Mills County Attorney Submits Resignation

    Mills County is in the market for a new county attorney following the surprise resignation of Tricia McSorely.

    Less than half way through the four-year term she was elected to serve in November 2014, McSorley has tendered her resignation to take a position with an insurance firm in Omaha. Her last day on the job will be April 22.

    “It’s a good move for my family,” McSorley said. “It’s a job opportunity that came up that I really couldn’t pass up.”

  • One Vote Decides Emerson Council Seat

    One vote decided the outcome of an Emerson city council race last week.

    In a special election conducted Tuesday, April 5, Karen Morris defeated Phillip Kudron, 85-84, for a seat on the Emerson council. Herbert Petereit, Sr., won the election for mayor, 92-76, over David Gallery, Jr .

    Uncertainty surrounded the outcome of the election when the Mills County Auditor’s Office revealed that one absentee ballot was still outstanding at the conclusion of the day Tuesday.

  • School District Approves Fiscal Year ‘17 Budget

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Education unanimously approved its 2016-2017 school district budget  at a special meeting Monday, April 4.

    Following a public hearing, the board voted 5-0 to approve a $32 million budget. The proposed budget for next year shows a net decrease of nearly $8 million from the 2015-2016 re-estimated budget figure for the district. Despite that nearly 20-percent budget decrease, the district’s property tax rate will go up slightly from 13.73162 per $1,000 taxable valuation in the current year to 13.74644 for next year.

  • Deficit Projected In City's 2016-2017 Fiscal Year Budget

    The Glenwood City Council will be asked to approve a budget next week with the understanding that the deficit in its general fund account will be prolonged for at least another year.

    A public hearing for the 2017 fiscal year budget and a vote for council approval will take place Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m., at City Hall.