Today's News

  • Let the Construction Begin!

    Construction of the Mills County Law Enforcement Center and Jail has begun.

    County officials took part in a formal ground-breaking ceremony last Wednesday, Aug. 7 –  exactly one year from the day Mills County residents approved construction of the $6.4 million facility by a 69 - 31-percent margin. The building, which will house the county jail and sheriff’s offices, will be built in an industrial area of Glenwood at 500 Railroad Ave., on a tract of land directly south of the Mills County Engineer’s building.

  • More Damage, More Costs For Library Restoration

    The news keeps getting worse for the Glenwood Public Library.

    Last month, workers carrying out brick restoration work at the library uncovered additional masonry damage that could add more than $60,000 of additional repair work. Workers uncovered the  damage as they removed bricks from the facade of the century-old building. City administrator Brian Kissel said the additional work brings the estimated cost of the entire project to around $160,000.

  • mills County District Court 8/14/13

    Susan K. Christensen
        John P. Drazic, Omaha – O.W.I., pleaded guilty, sentence suspended to two days in county jail with credit given for time already served, one year probation, ordered to undergo substance abuse evaluation, pay $1,250 fine, court costs and fees.

  • Glenwood Senior Center Menu 8/14/13

    Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. 8 - 11 a.m.

    Exercise Classes (6 weeks): Tuesday & Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m.
    Coffee Time: Mon. - Fri. 8 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.; Sat.; 8 - 11 a.m.;
    Ladies’ Coffee: Mon.
    10 - 11 a.m.
    Cards, Table Games & Dominoes: Mon. - Fri. 1-4 p.m.

    (served at 11:45 M-F)
        $3.25 for Seniors 60 & up. Reserve day before by noon at 527-4213. Includes drinks & dessert.

  • Glenwood Police Reports 8/14/13

        Aug. 4 – Roger Boner of Glenwood reported  trespassing.
        Aug. 4 – Nile Packett of Glenwood reported a serious assault.
        Aug. 5 – Carol Weilage of Glenwood reported  criminal mischief.
        Aug. 8 – Barbara Kaiman of Glenwood reported a theft.
        Aug. 8 – Charity Boulton of Glenwood reported a theft.

  • Mills County Sheriff Report 8/14/13

        Aug. 5 - Kenneth Fencl of Malvern reported a theft.
        Aug. 5 - Brad Obrecht of Missouri Valley reported a theft.

        Aug. 2 - Samuel Kalhorn of Glenwood was driving a vehicle southbound on 240th Street, when  an unknown northbound vehicle drove partially into Kalhorn’s lane of traffic causing him to swerve and hit a cable guardrail. No one was transported.

  • 2013 All-Mills County Baseball and Softball Teams


    IF Michael Story, East Mills, Jr.

    Speedy junior stole school-record 33 bases while hitting a team-best .397.

    OF Tyler Jensen, Glenwood, Sr.

    Rams’ lead-off man hit .328, drove in a team-best 36 runs and stole 14 bases.

    C Austin Switzer, Fremont-Mills, Jr.

    Knight catcher led the team with a .395 average, 31 RBIs and 29 stolen bases.

    IF Brady Douma, Glenwood, Sr.

    First baseman hit .368 average with four home runs and 29 RBIs.

    IF Corey Bertini, Glenwood, Jr.

  • Accurate Insurance Moves To New Location

    Employees at a Glenwood insurance agency are getting settled at their spacious new location. In July, Accurate Insurance relocated its offices from the north side of Town Square to a new building at 508 S. Locust St.

  • Crash Closes Emerson Library

    EMERSON - The Emerson Public Library has remained closed since a car crashed into the side of the historic building July 21.

    “It was on a Sunday around noon. Thank God we were closed,” Emerson Public Library Director Karen Gage said.

    The vehicle reportedly struck the building when the driver accidently missed her brake pedal while attempting to stop. The driver was not injured and her vehicle was not damaged.

  • Not Guilty Verdict

    A Mills County jury has acquitted a 23-year-old Glenwood man of pimping and pandering charges. Colton Radford was found not guilty of the Class D felony charges at the conclusion of his trial last week.

    Radford was charged with the crimes in March following an investigation by law enforcement officers of an alleged sex-for-cash incident they believed took place at a private residence near Pacific Junction in September 2012.