Today's News

  • Lockdown Drills At GCHS

    In light of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. and other school shootings across the country, Glenwood Community High School is being proactive.

    Glenwood took time out during the class day last week to explain and stress the importance of lock-down procedures to students at school.

  • Erasing Early Retirement

    The Glenwood Community School District is doing away with its early retirement leave incentive for licensed and classified staff.

    The Glenwood Board of Education voted last Monday to forgo the policy that offers employees that have served the district for 15 consecutive years a one-time incentive financial package for early retirement. The board voted to retain the rates offered in the current incentive policy for the next three years. The incentive will be eliminated following the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Courthouse Expansion Moving Forward

    A relatively snowfree January has allowed workers to pick up some lost ground on the $1.5 million expansion and renovation of the Mills County Courthouse.

    Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson said Friday work had fallen about two weeks behind, but the absence of snowfall and unseasonably warm temperatures last week helped get the project back on track.

  • Principal's Status To Be Addressed

    The status of Glenwood Community High School Principal Kerry Newman, who has been on paid leave since Jan. 18, was among the topics of discussion Monday in a meeting between Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray and school board President Theresa Romens.

  • East Mills wrestling earns pair of wins at quadrangular

        The East Mills wrestling team earned a pair of wins at the Clarinda Academy quadrangular last Tuesday.
        The Wolverines knocked off East Union 66-18 and the host Eagles 60-24. East Mills’ lone loss was a 39-34 setback to Bedford/Lenox.
        Josh Hopkins (152  pounds), Cavin Darnold (145), Colby Jennings (160), Colton Story (195), David Howell (285) and Ben Christensen (106) all earned three wins for the Wolverines.

    East Mills 66,
    East Union 18

  • Fremont-Mills falls in Corner semis

        Stanton rode a 22-9 second quarter run to a 40-19 halftime lead and cruised into the finals of the Corner Conference Girls Basketball Tournament with a 71-48 victory over Fremont-Mills on Thursday.

  • Rams win second straight on road

        The Glenwood girls got 20 points from Grace Newman and 13 from Hailey Darrow in a 52-33 victory over Red Oak on Friday.
        The Rams (9-5 overall, 7-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) led throughout the game before pulling away in the fourth quarter.
        “We had some good stops, we rebounded well and we made shots,” Glenwood coach Barry Loeffelbein said. “Everybody seemed to knock down a shot in that run.”

    Glenwood 53,
    Creston 39

  • Vilisca’s run dooms Knights in Corner Conference finals

        Villisca rattled off 21 straight points in an eight minute stretch of the first half to pull away from Fremont-Mills for a 52-36 victory in the Corner Conference tournament championship in front of a reporter-estimated crowd of 1,000 in Tabor’s Lied Gymnasium Saturday.

  • mills County District Court 1/23/13

    Judge Kathleen Kilnoski
        Derek Keith Fox, Glenwood – O.W.I., possession of a controlled substance, sentence suspended to two days in county jail with credit given for time already served, one year probation, ordered to undergo substance abuse evaluation, driver’s license suspended for 180 days, ordered to pay $1,250 fine, court costs and fees. May complete Second Chances program.

  • Library Director Leaving Glenwood

    Two years ago, Angela Campbell was hired as director of the Glenwood Public Library.  During her time in Glenwood, the library has seen some significant changes.

    “During the interview process, they (the library board) talked about renovating,” Campbell said. “Having just seen the two new libraries being built in Davenport, I was really excited for that.  I was really happy to see a rather dull, unused space (the lower level) being turned into someplace lively.”