Today's News

  • GCSD: Did you know there’s an app for that?

    The Glenwood Community School District just got a little smarter.

    Smart phone smarter, that is.

    The district, as part of a $4,100 overhaul to it’s website, has launched a mobile app available for free on the iPhone and Android smart phone markets.

    School Messenger, a division of the West Corporation, which provides services to schools nationwide for community engagement on everything from websites to custom mobile apps and social media, completed work on the re-booted www.glenwoodschools.org website this fall.

  • Glenwood, We Have A Mayoral Race

    Glenwood will have a contested election for mayor after all.

    Ron Kohn, who spent 12 years on the Mills County Board of Supervisors, has confirmed his candidacy for mayor as a write-in candidate and will oppose Craig Florian for the job in the Nov. 7 city election. Florian is a 14-year member of the city council and is also serving as mayor pro-tem following the Sept. 30 resignation of former mayor Brian Tackett.
    Florian’s name will be on the city election ballot. Kohn’s will not.

  • Mayor, council member resign

    The Glenwood City Council has accepted the resignations of mayor Brian Tackett and city council member (at large) Jessie Lundvall. Both Tackett and Lundvall are moving outside the city limits with their respective families, making them ineligible to hold elected office in Glenwood.

    Lundvall’s resignation was effective Sept. 24 and Tackett’s final day as mayor was Sept. 30. The two resignations were accepted by the council at its Sept. 26 meeting. Both positions are up for election on the Nov. 7 municipal election ballot.

  • City, county back loan for Glen Haven Village

    With the backing of the Mills County Board of Supervisors and Glenwood City Council, the Glen Haven Village project is one step closer to becoming a reality.

    The county board and city council have agreed to provide “assured income guarantees” that will allow the Glen Haven Board of Directors to receive a $4.6 million USDA Rural Development loan to carry out their plans for turning seven cottages on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center into a state-of-the-art skilled nursing care facility.

  • Mother of girl who died of antidepressant overdose now facing murder charge

    A Glenwood mother who investigators allege gave her daughter a lethal dose of an antidepressant in 2016 is now facing a charge of second degree murder.

    Misty Dawn Frazier, 34, was arrested Sept. 11 and initially charged with child endangerment resulting in death, a Class B felony, and distributing a drug to a minor without a prescription, a Class C felony. On Sept. 19 the charges were amended and prosecutors added a charge of second degree murder against Fraizer. Second degree murder is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 50 years in prison if convicted.

  • Rams topple defending champs, will play for state title

     Back and forth they went.

    In a state semifinal game that featured nearly a dozen lead changes and neither team extending a margin further than five points over three and a half quarters, this was a game that would be decided by a handful of plays.

    A steal. A late layup. Free throws.

    For Glenwood it was check, check and check as the Rams made all the little plays down the stretch to upend two-time defending state champion Cedar Rapids Xavier 69-63 Thursday to advance to its first ever state title game.

  • State Basketball Preview

    What is Glenwood’s reward for a thrilling 20-point comeback and the school’s first victory at state in 62 years?

    How about two-time defending state champion Cedar Rapids Xavier?

    The Rams, who battled back from a 40-22 halftime deficit to defeat Norwalk in the state quarterfinals Tuesday will face the top seeded Saints (19-6) in Thursday’s 2 p.m. Class 3A semifinals at the Wells Fargo Arena.

  • Rams Rally by Norwalk in State Quarterfinals

    Many of those in attendance at the Wells Fargo Arena Tuesday afternoon likely left Glenwood for dead at halftime.

    After the Rams opened the game missing their first nine shots and shooting 29 percent in a half that saw them trail by as many as 20 points and go into the break down 40-22, who could blame them?

    But then a funny thing happened.

    Glenwood came back to life.

  • Ram State Of Mind

    COUNCIL BLUFFS – The Glenwood Rams are going to state for the third time in program history.

    Monday night, nearly three years to the day since punching the school’s first ticket to state since 1952, the Rams survived a Harlan three-point barrage in Council Bluffs with some hot shooting of their own late in the game to preserve an 82-69 victory in the Class 3A sub-state finals. The win secured a spot in next week’s state tournament.

  • Rams Punch Ticket To State With Win Over Harlan

     The Glenwood boys basketball team punched its ticket to next week's state tournament with an 82-69 substate final victory over Harlan Monday night. See Wednesday's edition of The Opinion-Tribune for complete coverage.