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Today's News

  • Wolverines earn second win of season

    The East Mills girls sprinted out to a 30-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back in a 70-18 Corner Conference victory over Clarinda Academy on Friday.

    The Wolverines (2-14 overall, 1-7 in the conference) shot a season-best 58.5 percent from the field (31-of-53) and a held a 27-18 rebounding edge over the Eagles. East Mills also had just five turnovers compared to the Eagles 29.

  • Zoo Vet Recovering From Tiger Bite

    One week after being a bitten by a tiger at the Henry Doorly Zoo, Dr. Doug Armstrong is recovering from his injuries at his home in Glenwood.

    Armstrong, a veterinarian at the zoo for the past 23 years, was bitten on the right forearm last Wednesday while performing a routine medical examination on an unconscious Malaysian tiger. Armstrong sustained multiple puncture wounds to his arm and was transported by ambulance to Creighton University Medical Center where he received treatment for three days before being released.

  • BREAKING NEWS - ISL Vote A Dead Heat

    After a mechanical error forced a recount of votes late Tuesday night, the Glenwood Community School District Instructional Support Levy vote has ended in a dead heat – 434 "Yes" votes and 434 "No" Votes.

    If the tie holds up, the ISL has failed. A majority of "yes" votes are needed for passage, meaning at least 435 "Yes" votes were needed for the levy to be approved.

  • Glenwood ISL Vote A Dead Heat

    It will certainly go down as one of the most unusual election outcomes in the history of the Glenwood Community School District.

    After a mechanical error with a ballot-counting machine forced a recount late Tuesday night, the vote on a 10-year Instructional Support Levy (ISL) for the Glenwood Community School District has ended in a dead heat – 434 "Yes" votes and 434 "No" Votes.

    If the tie holds up, the ISL has failed because a majority of "Yes" votes, at least 435 in this case, were needed for passage.

  • Anniversary - Dyle and Nancy Downing (50)

    Dyle and Nancy Downing will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday, Feb. 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church in Glenwood.

    The Downings were married Feb. 15, 1959, at the home of the bride’s parents in Henderson.

    Serving as hosts for the event will be their son, Dennis and wife Shirley of Olathe, Kan., and son Darrin from Joplin, Mo. The Downings have five grandchildren

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  • Witnesses To History

    Tuesday’s inauguration for President-elect Barack Obama promises to be a very historic day in our nation’s history.

    For a delegation of Glenwood Community High School students, the swearing-in ceremony will also be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The students will be among the four million people expected to converge on Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of America’s first African-American president.

  • Technology, Curriculum Focus Of ISL

    The value of an Instructional Support Levy (ISL) is hard to see.

    Most parents who will be voting on the Glenwood School District’s request to collect more than $700,000 in new income surtax and property tax on Feb. 3 don’t see the district’s textbooks, or know that most are a decade old.

    They don’t see computers that are inching toward obsolescence or that there is one computer per nearly four students in Glenwood, while most districts average just over two students per computer.

  • Essex rolls over Fremont-Mills

    Essex outscored the Fremont-Mills girls basketball team 20-6 in the fourth quarter in a 66-41 victory on Friday.

    The Knights (5-7 overall, 2-3 in the Corner Conference) were led by Lauren Alley’s 12 points. Jessica Donahue added 10 and Lynde Madison nine.

    Jocelyn Coleman and Emily Wendstrand led Essex with 22 and 25 points each, respectively.

    South Page 55,

    Fremont-Mills 49

  • Kuemper runs past Rams

    State ranked No. 6 Kuemper Catholic’s depth and quickness was too much for the Glenwood girls in a 75-34 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory on Friday.

    The Knights (12-1) forced 18 first-half turnovers by the Rams and jumped out to a 23-9 first-quarter lead in the win.