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Today's News

  • No sophomore slump for Schraft, wins trio of gold medals at state

    Janette Schraft admitted the race was the toughest of her short but already prolific career.

    That race was the 3,000-meters and the pace far exceeded what the East Mills sophomore had planned.

    Little could you tell on Schraft’s face as she stoically dismantled the field and won her second straight gold medal in the 3,000-meters on the opening day of the Iowa State Track Meet in Des Moines.

  • Wolverines fourth, Knights 13th at state

    Janette Schraft pulled of fa gold medal sweep of the 800, 1,500 and 3,000-meters and the East Mills girls finished fourth in the team standings at the Class 1A Iowa State Track and Field Meet Saturday in Des Moines.

    Sigourney pulled away from Maple Valley in the last few events to win the Class 1A team title with 48 points. Danville was third with 45.5 points followed by the Wolverines’ school-best finish in fourth with 36 points.

  • Glenwood boys ninth at state track meet

    DES MOINES - Wet and cold conditions may have prevented better times and a higher finish but Glenwood boys track coach Mark Starner couldn’t find fault in his team’s  ninth place finish at the Class 3A Iowa State Track and Field Meet Saturday in Des Moines.

    The Rams won five medals, spent much of the final day in the top five of the team standings and finished with 33 points on a chilly weekend that looked and felt more like early April than late May.

  • FM girls win district, send nine to state

    The Fremont-Mills girls accumulated 118 points to win the Class 1A District title and qualified in nine events for this week’s Iowa State Track and Field Meet in Des Moines.

    The state track and field meet gets underway Thursday in Class 1A and 4A at 9 a.m. The Class 2A and 3A portion begins at 2 p.m.

    The Knight girls edged Bedford 118 to 99 in the team standings for the district title. On the boys side, Council Bluffs St. Albert won nine events to win the district crown. The Fremont-Mills boys were second with 98 points.

  • Rams send 17 to state track meet

    DENISON - The Glenwood boys and girls track teams combined to qualify in 16 events at this week’s Iowa State Track and Field Meet.

    In the state qualifying meet in Denison, Glenwood placed second in the both of the team standings with the boys finishing as the runners up to Sergeant Bluff-Luton (178 to 145) and the girls finishing second to the host Monarchs (176 to 126).

    The state track and field meet gets underway Thursday in Class 1A and 4A at 9 a.m. The Class 2A and 3A portion begins at 2 p.m.

  • ‘A Forgotten Championship’

    There’s no mention of it in the 1967 Glenwood High School yearbook.

    Track and field fans rarely mention it when referring to Glenwood’s historic track and field success, including its 1989, 1990 and 2011 state titles.

    Were it not for the banner, that wasn’t hung in the high school gym until 2011, and a dusty trophy on display behind the more recent outdoor state track championship trophies, Glenwood’s first state championship might be lost to history.

  • Master Gardener Plant Sale Saturday, May 13

    The 17th Annual Mills County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 8:30 – 11 a.m., just in time for Mother's Day.  

  • Head-on Collision Injures 2, Shuts Down Highway 34

    Two people were injured in a head-on collision late Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 34 in central Mills County.

    Iowa State Patrol investigators said a 2017 Ford pickup truck driven by 62-year-old Allan J. Garrow of Broughton, Ill., was driving eastbound on Highway 34 and pulling a horse trailer, about three miles east of Malvern, shortly after 11 a.m., when his vehicle crossed the centerline for unknown reasons, striking a westbound semi-trailer truck loaded with soybeans driven by 29-year-old Michael William Stamp of Neola.

  • District, Teachers Union Reach Contract Agreement

    he Glenwood Community School District and the Glenwood Education Association, the union representing the district’s teachers, have agreed to a new contract for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • East Mills Service Learning Day A 'Win-Win'

    Students from East Mills Middle School and High School – 220 of them – got out of the classroom last Wednesday for a valuable day of service learning.

    The students, joined by 35 members of the East Mills teaching staff, maintenance employees, paraprofessionals, City of Malvern employees and park board members – spent the day cleaning and sprucing up the community.