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Today's News

  • Rams take title at Southern Cal-Lake City

    Johnny Fuller led four Glenwood runners in the top 10 as the Rams took the team title at the Southern Cal-Lake City Cross Country Invitational last Tuesday.

    The Rams' edged Kuemper Catholic 29 points to 35. Glenwood coach Todd Peverill knew the meet would likely be a dogfight between his team and the Knights.

  • Rams sweep Panthers

    The Glenwood volleybally team earned a 25-20, 25-21, 25-23 sweep victory over Creston in Hawkeye 10 Conference play on Thursday.

    The Rams improved to 9-13 overall and 2-5 in the conference with the win.

    “We played very well tonight,” said Glenwood coach Kara Huisman. “This has been a tough week of practice and I am so proud of the way all of our girls responded. This was a complete team win and the girls deserve it.

    Morgan Lucy led the Rams with 12 kills and five aces.

    Chelsea Konfrst had seven kills and Cassie Stewart had five.

  • ENGAGEMENT - Britni Hansen/Todd Myers

    Britni Hansen and Todd Myers of Glenwood have announced their engagement and approaching wedding.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Darcy Yocum of Glenwood and Brian Hansen of Running Springs, Calif. She’s employed at Greco Insurance in Papillion, Neb., as an independent agent.

    Her fiance is the son of Doug and Sharon Myers of Glenwood. He’s a supervisor with Thermal Services Heating and Air in Omaha.

    A Sept. 12, 2009, wedding is planned at The Fountains Ballroom.

  • ENGAGEMENT - Britni Hansen/Todd Myers

    Britni Hansen and Todd Myers of Glenwood have announced their engagement and approaching wedding.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Darcy Yocum of Glenwood and Brian Hansen of Running Springs, Calif. She’s employed at Greco Insurance in Papillion, Neb., as an independent agent.

    Her fiance is the son of Doug and Sharon Myers of Glenwood. He’s a supervisor with Thermal Services Heating and Air in Omaha.

    A Sept. 12, 2009, wedding is planned at The Fountains Ballroom.

  • Scaring Up Business

    Blood-curdling screams, the terrifying grind of a chain saw and the cackle of madness is sweeping through the darkened recesses of Malvern’s Main Street like a fog of dread.

    Ghouls, goblins, ghosts, mad scientists, unhinged killers and masked murderers run amok.

    And Malvern Area Betterment Association (MABA) President Spencer Terry wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • New GRC Superintendent Named

    The Glenwood Resource Center has found its new superintendent.

    R. Scot Booth, a longtime consultant and disabled services administrator, was announced as the resource center’s new superintendent in a press release by the Iowa Department of Human Services last Wednesday.

    “Scot brings a wealth of experience and energy to this work and I’m pleased that he accepted this position,” said Charles Krogmeier, the state’s director of human services.

  • A Word or Two From Frank Overhue

    Just like everyone else in the room, I fully expected Frank Overhue to have a last word or two before formally relinquishing his seat on the Glenwood Board of Education.

    Frank didn’t disappoint.

    Overhue said his good-byes before stepping down during the school board’s transitional meeting on Monday, Sept. 14. The 38-minute presentation made for one of the most unorthodox school board meetings you’ll ever see. But, then again, it was vintage Frank Overhue.

  • House Goes Up In Flames

    A fire ravaged a vacant home northwest of Glenwood Monday morning.

    Shortly after 11 a.m., a neighbor called the Mills County Communications Center to report smoke and flames coming from a house at 20318 Falden Road.

    When fire departments from Glenwood and Pacific Junction arrived, the structure was engulfed in flames.

    According to the Mills County Assessor’s office, the house, which is located west of Pony Creek Lake, is owned by Darrel and Linda Wilson of Bellevue, Neb.

  • Glenwood Mayor Opposed In Election

    Glenwood voters will have two mayoral candidates to choose from when they go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3.

    Two-term incumbent mayor Dyle Downing is being challenged for a two-year term by former city council person Kim Clark.

    The election for mayor will be the only contested race on the ballot in Glenwood. Three incumbent members of the Glenwood City Council - Clare Bangs (at-large), Kay LeFever (at-large) and Susan Hirschman (Ward 3) - are all running unopposed for four-year terms.

  • Motorcyclist Crash Claims Life

    MALVERN - A 57-year-old Glenwood man died Sunday afternoon following a motorcycle accident near Malvern.

    Charles Edward Wagner died from injuries sustained in a crash near 310th Street and Paddock Ave. shortly after 4 p.m., according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.

    Investigators determined Wagner was riding a 2001 Victory motorcycle southbound on 310th Street near Paddock when he lost control of the bike. The motorcycle crashed and overturned after the wheels dropped onto to the right shoulder of the road, according to the report.