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Today's News

  • Happy Little Trees

    Malvern residents and visitors are noticing a change around Main Street. A change that is credited to the collective minds of the Malvern Area Betterment Association (MABA), a Department of Cultural Affairs Grant and the artistry of Orlo “Woody” Jones.

    Last summer, Malvern was awarded a grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs worth $292,000 along with part of its designation as one of  Iowa’s “Great Places.”

  • On The Trail of History

    Donned in a combination of pioneer and contemporary clothing and pushing 19th Century-era hand carts, more than 100 teenagers from the O’Fallon, Ill., stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) spent four days in Mills County last week walking a portion of the route of the historic Mormon Trail.

    “We wanted to come here because of the history,” trek director Cort Hacker said. “It’s an opportunity for us to experience what it was like for the pioneer families traveling during the migration west.”

  • Five Rams named to Hawk-10 soccer first team

    Three Glenwood girls and two boys have been named to the first team on the All-Hawkeye 10 Conference soccer teams released last week.

    The Rams’ Nikki Schuppan, Kari Schuppan and Katelyn Malcom were tabbed first team honors on the girls’ squad while Nacho Vadillo and Andy Van Slyke were selected on the boys’ side.

  • Rams blanks Clear Lake on diamond

    Three Glenwood pitchers combined to toss a one hitter and the Rams turned six hits into a pair of runs to defeat Clear Lake 2-0 in the annual Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Baseball Classic Saturday in Glenwood.

    Jake King started for the Rams (8-7) and did not allow a hit while striking out three in four innings of work. Michael Radford came on to pitch two innings and Cole Loeffelbein closed it out in the seventh.

    Ethan Fisher led the Rams with two hits and a run driven in. Mavrick Decker, Cade Van Ness, Colton Schutte and Loeffelbein each added hits.

  • Glenwood 2-1 at C.B. Classic

    The Glenwood softball team won it’s opening two games before falling to Treynor in the championship game at the Council Bluffs Classic Saturday.

    The Rams (13-5 overall, 6-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) pounded a combined 25 hits in wins over Sidney and Central Decatur.

    In game one, Glenwood plated four runs in the top of the eighth inning to get by Sidney 12-8 in extra innings. Against Central Decatur in the second game, the Rams built a 9-0 lead and cruised to an 11-3 win.

  • Glenwood school board approves $9k in incentive pay

    The Glenwood Board of Directors unanimously approved $9,000 in administrator incentive pay to nine district administrators at last Monday’s regular monthly board meeting at the central office.

    The bonuses consist of $1,000 payments to the entirety of the district’s administrator staff and also Superintendent Devin Embray. The bonus money is drawn from a state fund and represents a half payment, the first of which was paid last December, for administrators who earned the bonus.

  • Ordinance lights fuse for firework use, sales within Glenwood city limits

    The City of Glenwood has passed an ordinance allowing for the sale and use of fireworks within the city limits.

    Following Gov. Terry Branstad’s signing into law Senate Bill 489 in May, which allowed for the sale and use of first and second-class consumer fireworks statewide for the first time since the 1930s, Glenwood and many other municipalities around the state have spent the last month educating themselves on the new law.

  • BLOWN AWAY

    A storm with winds exceeding 80 miles an hour caused severe damage and left thousands without power in western Mills County Friday night.

  • Wolverines drop pair at Riverside

    East Mills fell in a pair of games at the Riverside Softball Tournament Saturday.

    The Wolverines (3-8) dropped its opener to Shenandoah 16-4 in six innings and then fell to the host Bulldogs 13-2 in four innings.

    Janette Schraft started in the circle and took the loss to the Mustangs after allowing seven hits and seven earned runs. Kassidy Croghan took the loss in game two.

    Emmy Duysen, Megan Hossle and Cheyenne Roberson each had two hits on the day to lead the Wolverines at the plate.

    East Mills 26
    Fremont-Mills 21

  • Glenwood resident recognized for work as zoo educator

    OMAHA - Elizabeth Mulkerrin isn’t kidding if she tells you her workplace is a zoo.

    The Glenwood resident is the director of education for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium - a multi-faceted position the former high school science teacher has embraced since joining the zoo staff in 2000 at the invitation of former zoo director Dr. Lee Simmons.

    “Education is an important part of our mission here at the zoo,” Mulkerrin said. “My job really is a little bit of everything.”