MILLER

Population: 156

GOVERNMENT

Mayor: Ross Karabel

Town Board:
      Rick Bowie
      Ronda Gilmore
      Terry Hanson
      Ross Karabel
      LeRoy Lambert

Clerk: Lynn Weston

UTILITIES

Electricity: Dawson Public Power District (308) 752-2105

Phone: Frontier (800) 921-8101

Water & Sewer (City): Lynn Weston

Garbage: Steve’s Sanitation (308) 743-2551

Community Hall Rental: Mary Belle Burge (308) 457-2071

Post Office: (308) 457-3055

HISTORY

The Village of Miller was originally named Armada, because it was started in Armada Township. That first settlement began in 1873.

The first store was established in 1881 as the first structure in the town of Armada. By spring of 1890, Armada was a thriving community. It consisted of 2 banks, 2 hotels, 4 general stores, a harness shop, a hardware store, 2 lumber yards, 2 drug stores, a jeweler, a photography gallery, 2 meat markets, a millinery shop, 2 buggy shops, an implement shop, 3 blacksmiths, a windmill shop, 2 livery barns, a furniture store, 2 shoe shops, a barber, a newspaper, 3 doctors and 4 churches.

In summer of 1890, the Kearney and Black Hills railroad built tracks on the south side of the Wood River. The town of Armada was in the wrong place, so the town moved one-half mile south across the Wood River and then changed its name to Miller, after George Miller of Omaha, who was interested in establishing the railroad.

Miller's business list has diminished quite a bit since 1890. There is a grocery store in Sumner, but a lot of the shopping is now done by driving down Highway 40 to the city of Kearney. Some people commute to work in Kearney, yet the list of current businesses as listed on our “Miller Businesses” section includes a variety of thriving businesses and entrepreneurs. Many people with Miller addresses are agricultural people that have farms and ranches.

The Miller Community Hall continues to be a source of pride and a place for family and community gatherings. The hall has recently gone through a complete renovation and has new bathrooms, kitchen, an office, and much more.

It is a meeting place for the village's organizations of 4-H, the Legion Auxiliary, Miller Senior Citizens and the Dance Club. The Community Hall is also the location for bridal showers for many people from our town.

Miller is a small town, but the people that call it “home” are hard working and proud of their community.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

To learn more about the economic and demographic trends in this area, please visit one of the links below:

SUMNER-EDDYVILLE-MILLER
PO Box 35 - Sumner, NE 68878
Email: mustangcountryinfo@yahoo.com