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Today's News

  • The Sports Reporter

         Matt Lothrop thinks he was probably a fourth grader at West Elementary School when he first started thinking about becoming a television sports reporter.

        “I was in the Optimist Speech Contest and found that I liked speaking and presenting myself,” Lothrop said during a recent interview. “Of course, I’ve always liked sports. Unfortunately, I realized I was probably never good enough to play sports for a living, so I figured why not cover sports for a living.”

  • Checking Out

        Denise Crawford has seen a lot of things in her more than 30 years at the Glenwood Public Library: younger and younger readers, computers and the Internet, automated card catalogs, e-readers and multimedia and enough best sellers to line up end-to-end all the way to Hastings.

  • Glenwood wrestlers pin down dual win over Red Oak

        The Glenwood wrestling team knocked off an undermanned Red Oak team 60-12 in a Hawkeye 10 Conference dual on Thursday.
        Glenwood won all but three matches in the victory.
        Billy Lucy (103 pounds), Sam Jameson (112), A.J. Clark (125), Nate Harms (130) and Josh Clark all recorded falls in the win.

    Glenwood 60,
    Red Oak 12

  • Glenwood boys down Mustangs in conference play

        The Glenwood boys basketball team built a 16-point halftime lead and cruised to a 60-51 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory over Shenandoah on Friday.
        The win gives the Rams (7-3 overall, 4-2 in the conference) sole possession of first place in the Hawkeye 10 Southern Division with a one-game lead over Creston.

  • Rams bounce back from Harlan loss to rout Shenandoah, 75-20

        The Glenwood girls bounced back from a tough loss to Harlan to rout Shenandoah 75-20 on Friday in Hawkeye 10 Conference play.
        The Rams (7-3 overall, 6-1 in the conference) amassed a 41-12 halftime lead before shutting out the Fillies 19-0 in the third quarter. Glenwood held Shenandoah to just eight points after halftime.
        Lexi Fisher led 10 Glenwood scorers with 22 points. Morgan Lucy added 18 and Kierney Motz six. Rachel DeYoung, Lexie Moreno and Molly Bryan all added five points each.

  • City Administrator Leaving

        Mary Smith will leave her post as Glenwood City Administrator on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
        The Glenwood City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to accept Smith's letter of retirement.

  • Mills County Abortion Clinic?

        A Mills County resident who serves as the minister of a Council Bluffs church told the Glenwood City Council last week that he believes the community is on the radar of Dr. Leroy Carhart as a potential site for a late-term abortion clinic.
        Rev. Lonnie Parton addressed his concerns at the regular meeting of the city council last Tuesday, Dec. 14.     

  • Third Time The Charm?

       The Glenwood Community School District is hoping the third time is the charm for the Instructional Support Levy.
        After the two previous attempts failed to pass among district voters, Glenwood is again seeking permission to collect more than $700,000 in additional tax revenue to support learning needs and curriculum improvements in the cash strapped district. The ISL measure will be put to a district-wide vote in February.

  • County Looks At Recycling

       Members of the Mills County Board of Supervisors are in on-going discussions with representatives from the county’s incorporated cities to determine what role the county can play in developing and funding future county-wide recycling efforts.

  • F-M rolls over East Mills, 48-16

        After East Mills scored 11 points in the opening quarter, the Fremont-Mills girls basketball team tightened its defense and allowed just five points over the final three quarters of a 48-16 Corner Conference victory last Tuesday.