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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Services Saturday For Philanthropist Charles E. Lakin

    Mills County philanthropist Charles E. Lakin died March 28 at the age of 94. Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Emerson with burial to follow in the Emerson Cemetery.

    Mr. Lakin is survived by his wife, Florence, three children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    A graduate of Emerson High School, Charles Lakin farmed for much of his life.

  • New Northeast Principal Has Long Admired District

    When the principal position at Northeast Elementary School opened up with the pending retirement of Joan Crowl, Sherry Herron practically jumped at the opportunity.

    Herron knew well and had long admired the Glenwood Community School District after shadowing Glenwood Middle School Principal Heidi Stanley while pursuing her administrator’s degree six years ago.

  • Ernst Would Support Trump On GOP Ticket

    Sen. Joni Ernst says Donald Trump will have her support in the November presidential election if he’s the nominee of the Republican Party.

    “I will support whoever the nominee is,” Iowa’s freshman senator told The Opinion-Tribune following a town hall meeting Thursday morning at Glenwood City Hall. “I think it is that important that we unify our party and work on issues that are important to the American people.”

  • 100 and Counting

    MALVERN - Carrie “Avis” Jones isn’t surprised that she’s lived to be 100 years old.
    It’s in her genes.

  • City Seeks 6-month Contract With Interim Financial Manaqer

    It appears the Glenwood City Council is content on putting off the hiring of a new city administrator for at least six months while the services of an interim financial manager are utilized.