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Today's News

  • East Mills runs past Sidney in second half

    SIDNEY - East Mills coach Andy Irwin said it wasn’t the rain Friday night that diverted his usually pass happy offense into running the ball 27 times in the second half and passing just four times.

    Whatever the reason - and for the record, Irwin said it was mostly a halftime adjustment to emphasize the run in the second half - it’s hard to argue with the Wolverines’ success. East Mills rushed for a 168 yards and Jake Bolton threw for two scores all after halftime to hang on late for a 26-22 victory over Sidney in Eight Man, District 8 football on Friday.

  • Getting His Kicks

    Through four games of his senior season for the North Alabama University football team, placekicker Kenny Spencer is 5-of-7 on field goal attempts.

    In his one year as the starting place kicker for the Glenwood football team in 2004, Spencer, then a lanky 170-pounder better known for his play on the soccer field than the football field, was 5-for-7 on field goals for the entire season.

    Spencer, a 2005 Glenwood Community High School graduate has come a long way.

    Literally.

  • Glenwood stumbles at Creston

    Rarely does a team out yard its opponent, have less turnovers and win the battle of field position and not come out with the win. But that's exactly what happened on Friday as Creston knocked off Glenwood 14-6 in Class 3A, District 8 football action.

    “They made it a struggle for us,” said Glenwood coach Brian Albert, whose team dropped to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the district.

    The Rams got on the board first in the first quarter when Cole Darrow picked off Luke Eblen’s first pass of the game to set up Michael Lawler’s 24 yard field goal.

  • Glenwood still looking for first home win

    Red Oak edged Glenwood 25-22, 25-23, 25-22 in a Hawkeye 10 Conference volleyball match to drop the Rams to 6-6 overall and 1-4 in the conference.

    The Rams never trailed by more than five points in any game and lost the match by a total of eight points.

  • GRC Report Card Released

    An independent study of the Glenwood Resource Center by a private agency is complete and the state’s largest residential care and treatment facility for people with mental and developmental disabilities has received generally high marks, according to Gov. Chet Culver.

  • Finalists Named For GRC Post

    Iowa Department of Human Services spokesperson Roger Munns said last week that DHS has whittled down the list of candidates for the superintendent position at the Glenwood Resource Center to three finalists. Selected from a pool of 18 candidates, the finalists are:

    - Stan Butkis, recently the director of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, and previously the director of Virginia’s mental health programs.

  • Changing Of The Guard

    Change was in the air last Monday as the new Glenwood Board of Education met for its organizational meeting.

     

    Outgoing board members Bill Agan and Frank Overhue were recognized for their combined 18 years of service to the school district before they formally stepped down to make room for newcomers Henry Clark and Dave Blum.

     

    Clark, Blum and incumbent Dave Warren were elected Sept. 8 to serve four-year terms on the five-member board.

     

  • ENGAGEMENT - Jennifer Tjeerdsma/Brian Young

    Roger Young and Linda Young of Glenwood have announced the engagement of their son, Brian Matthew Young of Omaha, to Jennifer Lee Tjeerdsma of Mesa, Ariz., daughter of Keith of Jill Tjeerdsma of Sergeant Bluff.

    The future groom is a graduate of Glenwood Community High School and Northwestern College in Orange City. He serves as an associate at Living Hope Community Church in Council Bluffs.

  • Rams fall in home opener, new gym gets rave reviews

    On the night it unveiled its new gym in front of a near packed crowd, the Glenwood volleyball team rode that wave of excitement to a game one win but couldn't sustain the momentum in a marathon 25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 25-21, 6-15 loss to Harlan last Tuesday night.

  • Rams win in homecoming shutout

    “Was this a shutout?”

    That's how Glenwood football coach Brian Albert responded when asked when his team last posted a shutout.

    It's hard to blame Albert for being a little distracted. He’s got a little more on his mind after his team improved to 3-1 on the season and a 2-0 start in Class 3, District 8 with a 17-0 victory over Clarke-Osceola on Homecoming Night in Glenwood.

    Albert couldn't recall the last time Glenwood shut out an opponent or when his team last started a football season 3-1 but agrees the Rams' 2-0 start in the district is big.