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Today's News

  • Judge Denies Retrial, Sentences 64-year-old Nebraska Man For Child Sexual Abuse

    A 64-year-old Bellevue, Neb., man will spend at least the next 17 years of his life in prison for sexually abusing two children at their family’s Mills County residence last fall.

    John Schondelmeyer was sentenced in Mills County District Court Monday, nearly seven weeks after a Mills County jury found him guilty of two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, a Class B felony, and two counts of lascivious acts with a child, a Class C felony.

  • New Hardware Store Helps Fill Void

    Glenwood-area residents once again have a local hardware store to go to for those fix-it-up and lawn and garden projects around the house.

    Garden Treasures Home and Hardware, located just south of the city limits at 22309 221 St., opened for business Tuesday, April 1. The store is an affiliate of the nationally-known Hardware Hank line of products.

  • County Supervisor Calls Budget Process A Wrestling Match

    Mills County’s budget for next year is going down.
    The Mills County Board of Supervisors has formally approved the county’s 2014-2015 budget at $21.7 million. That figure is nearly $6 million less than the county’s 2013-2014 fiscal year budget.

  • YMCA Would Likely Manage Aquatic Center

    If Glenwood residents approve the construction of an outdoor aquatic center in next month’s $4.75 million bond issue election, the new facility would likely be managed by staff from the Mills County YMCA.

    “The city council’s perception is that’s probably the best route to go,” city administrator Brian Kissel said. “They (YMCA) already have what they call a CPO – a certified pool operator. If we could take that person and manage the outdoor pool, that person could serve dual purposes.”

  • City, School District Finalizing Pool Agreement

    The city of Glenwood and the Glenwood Community School District are still dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s on a 28-E (intergovernmental agency) agreement that would allow an outdoor aquatic center to be built on school district property.

    If approved by residents of the city of Glenwood in a May 6 bond issue election, the $4.7 million facility would be built on a two-acre site adjacent to a new auxiliary gymnasium being constructed at Glenwood Community High School.

  • Despite Burn Ban, Firefighters Kept Busy

    It’s been a busy couple of weeks for area firefighters.
    Since Mills County issued a county-wide burning barn beginning March 19, local fire departments have battled 17 grass fires all over the county, stoked by dry, windy conditions.

    Due to the abnormally warm temperatures and several months of below normal precipitation, Mills County Emergency Management polled the local fire department chiefs of Mills County and the Mills County Supervisors resulting in a consensus vote to issue the burn ban.

  • Principal Discusses Reasons Behind Sudden Resignation

    Glenwood Community High School Principal Shane Stephens made the difficult decision to step down from the position he has held for less than a year due to declining health issues, he said.

    “My goal over the last 15 years has been to be a high school principal in Iowa and I did that,” Stephens said. “When I took over this job I thought it was the right job for me, however, over the course of the last two months there’s a combination of things. But the stress of the job is more than I thought it would be.

  • Glenwood teen killed in Thursday crash recalled as ‘beloved’ student

    Tanner Porter had the smile to match the twinkle in his eyes.

    “Tanner was a very kind, kind young man,” said Glenwood Community High School guidance counselor Kathleen Loeffelbein. “He had a beautiful smile and this twinkle in his eye. He made other people’s day brighter. He was a beloved student. He knew a lot of people and touched so many people with his kindness.”

    Porter, 17, died Thursday at the University of Nebraska Medical Center following injuries he suffered in a one-vehicle accident north of Glenwood.

  • Glenwood High School principal abruptly resigns

    GLENWOOD – A new principal hired less than a year ago who was predicted to “do a great job at the high school” resigned Monday night after failing to meet his own expectations.

    Shane Stephens submitted the letter of resignation to the Glenwood School Board in a Special Board Meeting Monday, stating the decision was made with a “heavy heart yet clear mind.”

  • Alliance Gives Up Push For Loess Hills “Reserve” Status After County Board Vote

    There will be no federal reserve status for the Loess Hills.

    One day after the Mills County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution opposing the reserve designation, members of the Loess Hills Alliance board of directors put an end to their pursuit of the federal protection.

    The Mills County vote took place Tuesday after supervisors listened to public comments on both sides of the issue.