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Today's News

  • 1 Veteran 2 Wars

    HASTINGS – Bill Pavkov’s military medals are neatly displayed in a framed case. On the right side of the case are his medals awarded for his service during World War II and on the left side are his decorations earned in the Korean War.
    Pavkov, who turned 90 earlier this fall, is one of those rare U.S. military veterans who had the distinction of serving his country in two wars.

  • In The Eye of The Storm

    Seven weeks have now passed since Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico, but San Juan resident John LaRue, a Glenwood native, said there are no signs that living conditions for the island’s nearly 3.4 million inhabitants will return to normalcy anytime soon.

    “The damage is catastrophic,” John said in an e-mail exchange with The Opinion-Tribune last week. “People have no power or water and some even have to wait in six-hour gas lines just to get to work or get to a grocery store.”

  • Century-old building getting face lift, new life

    A century-old building south of Glenwood’s Town Square is getting a major makeover.

    Located near the Walnut Street - Coolidge Street intersection, owner Kris Taylor is renovating the two-story structure that’s served multiple purposes and housed several businesses over the years, including a chiropractor’s office, barber shop, laundromat and dry cleaner. The entire structure, located on the southeast corner of the intersection, is actually two separate buildings that share a common wall.

  • Former convenience store clerk, mom charged in lottery fraud

    A former convenience store clerk and his mother, both of Glenwood, were arrested last week and charged with lottery fraud. Damion Gray, 18, and Jennifer Mills, 36, were taken into custody Nov. 14 on $5,000 bond.

  • Glenwood girls 2-0 at A-D-M Tournament

    The Glenwood girls soccer team finished 2-0 at the A-D-M Tournament in Adel this past weekend.

    The Rams defeated Clear Creek Amana 2-0 and Des Moines Hoover 7-0 to stay a perfect 5-0 on the season.    

    “I am very pleased with how the weekend turned out and it was definitely a great team effort to get both wins,” said Glenwood coach Amy Benson.

    In Friday’s opener against Clear Creek Amana, the score was tied at 0-0 at the half before the Rams’ Avery Blasdel scored off an assist from Mia McCorkle.

  • Rams top LC on links

    Glenwood shot a nine-hole, season-low team score in a 151 to 168 dual victory over Council Bluffs Lewis Central at Fox Run Golf Course in Council Bluffs Friday.

    The Glenwood boys, who are No. 1 in the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association (IHGCA) Class 3A polls, were led by Ryan Leath’s 1-under-par round of 35. Nick Stavas was the runner up with an even par 36.

    Colton Book and Kris Yakes both carded 40s to complete the Rams’ scoring.

    Seth Wineland led the Titans with a round of 41.

  • East Mills’ Schraft leads area Drake qualifiers

    East Mills’ Janette Schraft will compete in four events at the 109th running of the Drake Relays which begins Thursday in Des Moines.

    Schraft will be running the 400-meter hurdles, the 800, the 1,500 and 3,000-meters at Drake Stadium.
    Glenwood will also be well represented at Drake with five qualifiers.

    The girls’ 4x100-meter relay team will run on the blue oval, as will the boys 4x100 team.

  • Rams run well at Kansas tune-up for Drake Relays

    The Glenwood boys and girls track team got in a nice primer meet for the upcoming Drake Relays by traveling to the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan. last weekend.

    The Glenwood boys qualified in five events for the Kansa Relays: Nate Kennedy in the 100-meter and 400-meter dash and the Rams’ 4x100, 4x200 and the 4x400-meter relays qualified for Kansas.

  • FM girls seventh, boys ninth at Underwood meet

    The Fremont-Mills girls and boys track teams traveled to the Underwood Co-ed Invitational Friday.

    The Knights girls placed seventh as a team with 50.25 points and the boys finished with 34 points to place ninth.

    The host Eagles swept the girls and boys team titles with 108 and 141 points, respectively.

    Sophie Phillips and Clara Schaaf has strong days for the Fremont-Mills girls.

  • Ram tennis tops LC, improves to 7-0

    The Glenwood girls tennis team knocked off previously unbeaten Council Bluffs Lewis Central and ran its record to 7-0 on the season in an 8-1 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory Friday.