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Today's News

  • A Passion For Art

    Driving through the country north of Malvern, a barbed wire bull can be seen sitting off one of the roads. Up the hill from the bull stands a barbed wire horse. These unique sculptures belong to 63-year-old Phyllis Bruce.

    The art that sits in Bruce’s yard often captures the attention of those who pass by, but that is just a peek at everything she has done and continues to do.

    Bruce grew up off the shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. She was surrounded by beautiful things. Her passion for art began as a child.

  • Glenwood gets by Thomas Jefferson, 12-3

    Glenwood recorded 14 hits and scored in every inning in a 12-3 out-of-conference softball victory over Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Friday.

    The Rams (10-5) got two or more hits from six batters, with Cameron Rounds leading the way with a 3-for-4 night. Sara Ingoldsby, Bailey Rumery, Brooklyn Taylor, Arianna Springer and Brielle Smith each added two hits apiece. Smith doubled twice and Ingoldsby and Taylor each drove in two runs.

  • Wolverines’ Glockel brothers teammates, best friends

    Matt and Trevor Glockel of East Mills are grounded.

    Not in the disciplinary way, but in a way that lets others know they are boys of integrity, dedication, and goals.

    The Glockels are more than brothers or teammates; they are best friends.
    The dedicated duo has been playing baseball together since Matt was in the third grade.

    “I actually played on his team when I was in first grade because they didn’t have enough guys on the team,” Trevor said.

  • Glenwood miscues prove costly in 11-1 loss

    Drake Nettles fanned five and scattered four hits for Council Bluffs Lewis Central in an 11-1 victory over Glenwood in Hawkeye 10 Conference baseball Thursday.

    Nettles pitched five scoreless innings before allowing a run in the sixth and giving way to closer Joel Thompson. Thompson struck out the side in the seventh.

    The Titans jumped out to a 3-0 lead and led 6-1 after six innings before plating five runs in the top of the seventh.

  • Knights nip Wolverines 3-2 in Corner

    TABOR - Fremont-Mills built a 3-0 lead after two innings and held on for a 3-2 win over East Mills in a Corner Conference baseball clash in Tabor Friday.

    The Knights (4-1) got a strong pitching performance from Jacob Jenkerson in the win. The sophomore gave up just two runs and four hits – none for extra-bases – and struck out five in 5 2/3 innings of work before giving way to closer Dylan Chambers for the final 1 1/3 innings.

    The Wolverines plated two runs in the top of the fourth but could not get any closer over the final three innings.

  • Wolverines drop pair at Riverside

    East Mills fell in a pair of games at the Riverside Softball Tournament Saturday.
    The Wolverines (3-8) dropped its opener to Shenandoah 16-4 in six innings and then fell to the host Bulldogs 13-2 in four innings.

    Janette Schraft started in the circle and took the loss to the Mustangs after allowing seven hits and seven earned runs. Kassidy Croghan took the loss in game two.

    Emmy Duysen, Megan Hossle and Cheyenne Roberson each had two hits on the day to lead the Wolverines at the plate.

    East Mills 26
    Fremont-Mills 21

  • 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.