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Today's News

  • Annual Mills County Relay For Life Saturday in Glenwood

    The 21st annual Mills County Relay For Life will take place Saturday at Glenwood Lake Park and the Davies Amphitheater.

    The event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is a tribute to cancer survivors and those who have lost their lives to the disease.

    Entertainment will be taking place on the Davies Amphitheater stage throughout the celebration, which begins at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies and concludes with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. A silent auction is planned and local food vendors will be on hand throughout the event.

  • Glenwood Aquatic Center opens for first full season of swimming

    The summer-like temperatures moved in last week just in time for the start of the first full season of swimming at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    The facility will be open daily from 1-8 p.m. until the start of the 2017-18 school year in late August.
    Daily admission rates are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for students age 22 or younger. There is no charge for children age 4 and younger.

  • Bicyclists raise funds for trail maintenance at Wabash Warm-up

    MALVERN - Several hundred bicyclists from western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and northwest Missouri made their way to Malvern Saturday morning for the start of annual Wabash Warm-up, a fundraiser for maintenance on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

    Built a quarter-century ago on an abandoned portion of the Wabash Railroad route, the popular 63-mile recreational trail runs from its northern trailhead in Council Bluffs to the Iowa-Missouri border town of Blanchard.

  • Wolverines drop two at Treynor tournament

    East Mills dropped a pair of five inning games to Missouri Valley and Treynor at the Treynor Baseball Tournament Saturday.

    Missouri Valley roughed up the Wolverines for 11 hits in a 15-3 game one victory. The host Cardinals won 14-2.

  • SB-Luton, Mogensen too much for Glenwood

    Sergeant Bluff-Luton’s Tyler Mogensen allowed just three hits and one earned run in a 13-1 non-conference baseball victory over Glenwood Friday.

    Mogensen gave up just three singles and walked one while striking out three and facing just four over the minimum in the five inning victory.

    “Offensively, we had no answer to Sergeant Bluff’s pitching,” Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz said.

  • Glenwood trio earns valuable experience at state tennis meet

    IOWA CITY - Glenwood’s Ellie Osterloh, Brooklyn Taylor and Erin Stanley competed in last weekend’s Iowa State Girls Singles and Doubles Tennis Tournament at the Hawkeye Tennis Recreation Complex in Iowa City.

    Osterloh, the Rams’ singles qualifier, and the doubles pair of Taylor and Stanley both dropped their two matches at state.

    “I knew going in the competition would be tough,” said Glenwood coach Callie Ohm. “The girls played their best but fell in straight games.”

  • Glenwood softball 2-1 at Atlantic tourney

    Glenwood bounced back from a tough 5-3 loss in its opening game to post back-to-back wins and finish with a 2-1 record at the Atlantic Softball Invitational Saturday.

    The Rams (7-2) dropped a 5-3 game to ACGC on a walk-off, three run blast by Emily Pavelka. Glenwood came back to smack 20 hits in a 8-4 win over Carroll and a 13-1, four inning win over Exira-EHK.

    Bailey Rumery went the distance, striking out seven and scattering eight hits against ACGC but took the loss on one pitch that just got away from her.

  • District Weighing Athletic Complex Funding Options

    Nearly two months after district voters said no to a 10-year Physical Plant and Equipment Levy to fund a $6 million overhaul to the aging Glenwood Athletic Complex, the Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors met last Monday to discuss the future of the site and its much needed upgrades.

  • City Considers Tax Incentive For Assisted Living Facility

    The Glenwood City Council could decide as early as its next meeting on June 13 if it’s going to give the owner of the former Park Place building nearly $400,000 in tax breaks with the hope he can turn the building at 114 Green St. into a privately-owned and operated assisted living facility.

  • Salem Lutheran Church Marks 150th Anniversary

    An overflow crowd gathered at Salem Lutheran Church Monday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of a treasured landmark that also serves as a testament to the community’s ethnic heritage and pioneer past.

    Built in 1867 at Plumer Settlement (west of Mineola), the “Little Brick Church” stands as a lasting tribute to the pioneer Lutherans of predominately German descent who settled the area in the middle part of 19th Century.