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Today's News

  • 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 boys track second at own Ram Relays

    Council Bluffs Lewis Central edged Glenwood 144 to 134 in the team standings at the Ram Relays in Glenwood last Monday.

    The Titans earned gold medals in four events to the Rams’ three to wrestle the team title away from the Rams in their own meet for the first time since 2007.

  • Rams split two at Johnston tourney

    The Glenwood boys soccer team split a pair of games at the Johnston Invitational Saturday.

    The Rams (3-1) ran into a buzz saw in their opener, falling to the host Dragons 8-0 for their first loss of the season.

    Johnston started the scoring in the first minute when one of their wings ran free on a cross, according to Glenwood coach Cort Lovato.

  • Cold, wind can’t slow Rams at Lady Tiger Relays

    A cold, windy night did nothing to slow the Glenwood girls track team.

    The Rams wrapped up eight gold medals as they ran away with the team title at the Lady Tiger Relays Thursday in Red Oak.
    The weather, some illness and some injuries maybe have slowed the Rams a bit, said Glenwood coach Cory Faust, but the focus was there all meet.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • County Tax Levy On Decline For 2nd Straight Year

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors has approved the county’s $18.5 million budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

    Next year’s county budget is up slightly from the 2015-2016 fiscal year, which ends June 30, but does reflect a second straight year of decline in the tax levy, from the current rate of 9.633319 (per taxable $1,000 valuation) to the proposed 9.40932 in rural areas of the county. Residents living in incorporated areas within the county would see their tax rate dip from 6.41855 to 6.19468.