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Early morning thunderstorms, carrying wind gusts up to 80 mph and possible tornadic activity, brought down trees and power lines in Glenwood and other areas of Mills County. Civil defense sirens sounded in Mills County shortly after midnight as the front of the storm blew through western and...

MSgt. Cliff Cleveland, a member of the Offutt Air Force Base Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) unit, directs a team of Mills County YMCA summer campers as they construct a shelter at Glenwood Lake Park.
Youngsters taking part in a special “Survivor Week” camp at the Mills County YMCA got to spend a day with a team of Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) specialists from Offutt Air Force Base last Tuesday. The airmen coordinated a full day of activities for the youngsters, ranging from...

Mills County Election Assistant Katie Dodge (left) and Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson oversee the recount of Oak/St. Mary Township precinct ballots Friday morning at the county courthouse. Election worker Sue Collins runs ballots through the tabulating machine.
A minor issue with a vote tabulating machine triggered an administrative recount of primary election ballots cast last Tuesday at one Mills County polling location. Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson said the tabulating machine being utilized at the Oak/St. Mary Township polling location “jammed...

County supervisor candidates Sandi Winton and Richard Crouch check out Election Night results at the Mills County Courthouse.
Five-term incumbent Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch held off challenger Sandi Winton, 796-739, in last Tuesday’s Republican Party primary election. Crouch will be the Republican Party candidate for the lone seat on the board of supervisors up for election in the Nov. 8 general election. “It...

GCSD Food Service workers Michelle Jacobson and Ranae Parks distribute lunches Thursday afternoon at the drive-up meal site at Northeast Elementary School.
The Glenwood Community School District (GCSD) is again participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USAD) Summer Food Service Program. Terry Marlow, Director of the GCSD Food Service Department, said meals are available to all children on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are no income...

Brett Alley and Jessie Mayer sort cans at the GRC Recycling Center.
Recycling, by its nature, is a fluid enterprise. Materials, markets, and minimizing waste, they tend to fluctuate. So it goes recycling programs, no matter their altruistic or economic intentions, come and go. Not the Glenwood Resource Center’s Recycling Program. In an era when Mills County has...

Lorraine Duitsman
A new associate principal is joining the administrative staff at Glenwood Community High School just as principal Rick Nickerson has announced his exit for the same position at the Treynor Community School District. In May, the Glenwood Community School District formally announced the hiring of...
EDITOR’S NOTE - This story is the first in a series on recycling options in Glenwood and Mills County. A decade ago, Mills County had more than a dozen sites offering residents places to take their recyclables, diverting thousands of pounds of materials from entering the waste stream and the...

Artema Gray
Criminal charges have been filed against Artema Gray, the former city clerk for the city of Silver City accused of improper use of over $61,000 in taxpayer funds. In a release, the Mills County Sheriff’s Office announced that Gray, 44, had been arrested and charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a...

Glenwood Middle School science teacher Tom Berke with some of his sixth grade students.
Glenwood Middle School 6th grade science teacher Tom Berke said he was surprised to learn he had been selected as a recipient of a Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award. He was presented the award during a surprise ceremony at GMS on May 9. “It was a pleasant surprise to say the least,” Berke...

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