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Today's 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.

  • Rams opens track season strong

    The Glenwood boys track team took home four first-place finishes at the Wayne State Indoor Meet in Wayne, Neb. on March 20.

    On the day, the Rams claimed meet champions by Ian Eflin in the 55-meter hurdles and the high jump and by their 4x400 and 4x800-meter relay teams.

    Among others placing for Glenwood was Clayton Geisting who set a personal best by almost three feet in the shot put with his fifth place showing. Cole Darrow also added a new personal best with a leap of 19 feet, 3 inches in the long jump (one foot further than previous best).

  • Glenwood has quick start at Wayne State

    The Glenwood girls track and field team opened the 2010 season on March 20 at the Wayne State College Indoor Meet in Wayne, Neb.

    Glenwood coach Brad Rasmussen thought his team competed well and turned in some great performance for the first meet of the year.

  • Wolverine boys, girls ninth at Bruce Jenner Invite

    The East Mills girls and boys track teams competed in the Bruce Jenner Indoor Invitational in Limoni on Saturday.

    Both the girls and the boys placed ninth in the team standings at the indoor event held on the campus of Graceland College.

    The boys were led by the gold medal run of Jake Bolton who topped the field in the 200-meters with a time of 24.36.

    The Wolverines distance medley relay team of Nick Pittmon, Bolton, Luke Schafer and Jake Doyle placed fourth with a time of 4:12.69.

    Pittmon added a fifth place individual finish in the 55-meter dash.

  • 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.