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Today's News

  • Rams on top after day one at state track meet

        The Glenwood boys track team closed the opening day of the Iowa State Track Meet on top of the Class 3A standings.
        The Rams lead all Class 3A teams with 24 team points. Sioux City Heelan comes in after the opening round with 20 team points for second place.
        Glenwood's day was highlighted by the gold medal-winning run by Johnny Fuller in the 3,200-meters. Fuller, who had yet to win gold at state in three previous tries, bested second place Ryan McMahon of Algona with a time 9:17.10.

  • Sidewalk Contractor Pulls Out

        It’s back to the drawing board for the sidewalk repair work on the south side of Glenwood’s Town Square.

  • State Representative Charged With O.W.I.

    District 98 State Rep. Greg Forristall, who represents western Mills County and a large portion of  Pottawattamie County in the Iowa General Assembly, was arrested  Wednesday afternoon, May 11, on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

        The Republican lawmaker from Macedonia was pulled over on U.S. Highway 92 near Carson around 3:30 p.m. after a Pottawattamie County sheriff’s deputy observed an eastbound vehicle forced to the shoulder of the road and Forristall’s westbound truck cross the center line twice.

  • Golf Course Overhaul

    MALVERN – Major changes are coming to the golf course in Malvern.
        A redesign and reconstruction of the 2,600-yard, Par-35 course will include an irrigation system, sand bunkers, a lake and grass greens.

        Yes, grass greens, will be replacing the synthetic “Field Turf” greens that were installed at the Fairview Country Club a decade ago as a replacement to the course’s legendary sand greens that had been in place for decades.

  • Presidential Candidate Wants To 'Fix America'

    Carrying a symbolic red, white and blue wrench, Republican presidential candidate John Davis made a brief appearance in Glenwood last Wednesday, vowing to “fix America.”

    The Grand Junction, Colo., home builder made a 15-minute stop on Town Square during his on-going effort to visit every county in the United States. Davis and his family are traveling the country in a custom-painted, 43-foot motor home.

    “I know a lot of the candidates just focus on Iowa,” Davis said. “I’m traveling to all the states because I’m committed to the entire country.”

  • Treasurer's Office Employee Dismissed

        Auto department deputy Tammy Gammon has been terminated as an employee at the Mills County Treasurer’s Office, Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen confirmed Friday.
        Hansen said Gammon was notified in writing of her dismissal.
        Until last week, Gammon had been on paid administrative leave as the focus of an  investigation of “discrepancies” uncovered at the treasurer’s office.

  • New Plan For Glenwood Green Spaces

        There’s a new plan in place for Glenwood’s much-maligned corner nodes on Town Square.
        For 10 years, the nodes have been a source of frustration - mainly because of unsightly weed growth and a lack of maintenance. Now, a team of volunteers from the Glenwood Community Betterment - Beautification Committee believes they have developed a plan that will finally have Glenwood residents and visitors viewing the nodes in a positive light.

  • Ram girls down St. Albert, Clarinda in tennis

        The Glenwood girl’s tennis team just missed a shut-out victory over Council Bluffs St. Albert last Tuesday with an 8-1 victory.   
        Ana Van Scoy played a tough match and won  her No. 1 match against Catie Faust, who previously had beaten Van Scoy in a super tiebreaker earlier this year at the Shenandoah Tournament. Van Scoy won that match 8-5 and went on to pair with Grace Newman for a 8-4 doubles win.
      Rachel Tucker, Abbe Stipe, and Marely Chavez all won their singles matches 8 – 0.  

  • Glenwood runs away with 10 gold medals at Red Oak

        The Glenwood boys won 10 events and placed second in three others at the Red Oak Tigers Relays on Friday.
        Glenwood out paced the field with 197 team points. Shenandoah was second with 78 points.
        For Glenwood coach Mark Starner and his team, the Red Oak meet served as a “tune up” for the Rams heading into districts on Thursday at Atlantic.

  • Glenwood boys soccer rebounds from slow start

        The Glenwood boys soccer team rebounded from a lethargic early morning loss to Spirit Lake to win its final two games at the Waverly-Shell Rock Invitational on Saturday.
        The Rams (10-3) came out slow against the state No. 13 ranked Tornadoes in the opening round match. They trailed 1-0 at halftime but seemed to lose focus once they got down 2-0 in the 4-0 loss, said Glenwood coach Mike Artist.