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Today's News

  • Fire In Glenwood

    A garage and automobile behind a residence at 406 S. Hazel Street in Glenwood were destroyed by a fire Tuesday evening, May 4.

    Glenwood firefighters responded to a call of a structure fire shortly before 6:30 p.m. The garage was completely engulfed in flames and heavy black smoke upon their arrival. Firefighters had the blaze contained in a matter of minutes, but the structure was a total loss.

  • Rescued Dogs Improving

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The Loess Hills Humane Society is continuing to care for more than two dozen dogs that were rescued from a property in rural Pacific Junction on April 29.

    A total of 27 dogs were taken from 62172 195th St. after investigators from the Loess Hills Humane Society and Mills County Sheriff’s Office determined the dogs were suffering from neglect. The dogs were pit bulls, pit bull mix and similar breeds.

  • F-M boys wins third straight Corner title

    TABOR - The Fremont-Mills boys track team easily out distanced runner up Clarinda Academy to win its third straight Corner Conference Track Meet title on its own track last Tuesday.

    The Knights' 129 points was 30 points better than the second place Eagles.

    “The kids were pretty happy with winning their third straight and it was pretty exciting for us coaches too,” said Fremont-Mills coach Jeremy Christiansen.

  • Rams sweep at Waverly tourney

    The Class 2A, No. 3 ranked Glenwood boys soccer team improved to 10-2 on the season with three wins and a bracket championship at the Waverly-Shell Rock Tournament on Saturday.

    The Rams allowed just one goal in the tournament and swept two ranked teams (Gilbert, ranked No. 7 in Class 1A) and Hudson (ranked No. 13 in Class 2A) en route to the team title.

    “We played really well,” said Glenwood coach Mike Artist of his team. “We defended well, (goal keeper) Matt (Schulz) really played good and we maximized our goal-scoring opportunities.”

  • Glenwood girls golf fifth at A.L Tournament

    The Glenwood girls golf team placed fifth at the Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Invitational at Fox Run Golf Course last Wednesday.

    Council Bluffs Lewis Central had a team round of 427 to win the event. Harlan was second with a 429.

    Glenwood shot a 438 for fifth place.

    Bianca Zerwas of Lewis Central shot a 100 for first place. A one-hole, playoff decided the runner up with Logan Doty of Fremont-Mills taking second, Emily Storey from Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson third and Glenwood’s Morgan Woodrum fourth.

  • Unconditional Love

    March 15 was supposed to be a joyful day for Tim and Melissa Lorang.

    Yes, it was a Monday, the first day of a long work week, but it was also the day of Melissa’s 20-week ultrasound - the day the expecting parents were going to learn the gender of their baby.

  • Gina Gets On With Her Life

    Her routine is rigorous. Physically exhausting. Emotionally draining. Some days, it's outright overwhelming.

    Gina Giaffoglione would have it no other way.

    One year removed from an auto accident that has left her with full paralysis in the lower half of her body, the 22-year-old Wayne State College student is determined as ever to return to a lifestyle of total independence.

  • Dealing With The Pain

    As far as Renee Coffey is concerned, she will always have eight children.

    Renee and husband Charles lost their daughter Amanda Grace a little over six year ago to complications from anencephaly, a neural tube defect that prevented their daughter’s skull and brain from developing properly.

    Amanda Grace Coffey was delivered by cesarean at Creighton University Medical Center on April 23, 2004. She lived just over 27 hours and died surrounded by her mother, father and seven brothers and sisters.

  • The Anencephaly Diagnosis

    Anencephaly occurs in just three of every 10,000 live births in the United States.

    There is no cure nor medical intervention for the neural tube birth defect.

    Treatment for babies born with the fatal disorder is supportive; parents are instructed to keep the baby warm and protect the baby’s exposed tissue.

    Half of babies born with anencephaly die within 10 days of birth. In very rare cases anencephalic babies live more than a month.

  • Rams hang 6-3 loss on Tri-Center

    Michaela Moore scored four goals and Mallory Hoyt and Ali Bowden added one each for the Glenwood girls soccer team in a 6-3 victory over Tri-Center on Thursday.

    After a slow start and a 2-0 lead at halftime the Rams (7-2 overall, 4-0 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) made the necessary adjustments and exploded for four second-half goals.