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Today's News

  • Legalized fireworks a learning experience for buyers, sellers

    Iowa’s first year of fireworks sales in nearly 80 years is in the books - almost.

    Legally, fireworks can be sold in the state through Saturday, July 8, but the majority of temporary retail stands are expected to be taken down today.

    Fireworks were sold from three locations in Glenwood - locally-owned Night Vision Fireworks’ stand in the Perk Plaza, a Ka-Boomers stand on the Evans Equipment Co. lot and a Wild Willy’s stand operated by the Campus Life Christian youth group on the lot south of Flat Iron Laundry.

  • Gas Line Break In Glenwood Forces Evacuation

    A Glenwood neighborhood was evacuated Monday morning after a construction worker digging dirt ruptured a 4-inch natural gas line at the site of the old Glenwood swimming pool near the intersection of Third and Elm Streets.

    The gas line was ruptured shortly before 9 a.m. Law enforcement officers and fire / rescue personnel from Glenwood evacuated the neighborhood in a four-block radius with the help of mutual aid responders from Pacific Junction, Silver City, Oak Township and Mills County Emergency Management.

  • Central Decatur downs Knights

    Central Decatur jumped out to a 9-0 lead and cruised to a 16-3 victory over Fremont-Mills in boys baseball in Malvern Saturday.

    The Knights (7-6) struggled defensively against the Cardinals, amassing five errors that led to seven unearned runs. In all, five Knights pitchers combined to allow 11 hits and walk six.

    Beau Malcom had two doubles to lead the Knights. Jacob Jenkerson added two hits and drove in a run and Nate Laughlin singled and drove in a run.

  • Rams 0-2 at Ames Tournament

    Glenwood could never get on track in a pair of losses at the Ames Softball Tournament on Saturday.

    The Rams (18-9) fell 10-9 to Gilbert in the opener then were shut out by the host Little Cyclones, 7-0 in the capper.

  • Sioux City East edges Glenwood, 6-5

    Sioux City East plated two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and ended Glenwood’s five game winning streak with a 6-5 victory Friday in Sioux City.

    The Rams (12-8) had their chances against the Black Raiders but couldn’t get the timely hits they needed. In all, Glenwood left 10 men on base and twice with the bases loaded failed to push across a run.

    “We had people on in scoring position all game long,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. “It’s tough to win when you leave 10 men on base.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.