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Today's News

  • New School Sibley's Crown Jewel

    After a nine-year tenure as superintendent of the Glenwood Community School District, Dr. Stan Sibley has retired and turned over the reigns to his successor, Devin Embray.

    The changing of the guard took place Thursday, July 1, the first day of the district’s 2010-2011 fiscal year.

  • Charges Filed In Sexual Abuse Investigation

    Stephen H. Beattie, 55, of Malvern, is facing multiple charges following a high-profile investigation of alleged sexual misconduct at a Malvern funeral home.

    Beattie is charged with third-degree sexual abuse (a Class C felony), lascivious acts with a minor (serious misdemeanor) and indecent exposure (serious misdemeanor). The charges were announced Thursday afternoon by Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos.

  • New GRC Superintendent Named

    The Iowa Department of Human Services announced Thursday that Zvia McCormick has been named superintendent of the Glenwood Resource Center.

    McCormick had been the division director for residential services at the Tacachale Developmental Disability Center in Gainesville, Fla. McCormick has worked at the facility since 1983 when she was hired as a social worker. She holds a bachelor’s of social work from Hebrew University and a master’s in social work from Florida State University.

  • Supporting The Troops

    The Glenwood Resource Center was on the receiving end of an award last week from the Department of Defense.

    GRC Interim Superintendent Kelly Brodie accepted the Patriot Award from representatives of the Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

  • Glenwood wins two at S.D. tourney

    The Glenwood baseball team won a pair of games on Saturday at the CNOS Baseball Classic in Elk Point, S.D.

    The Rams (12-2 overall, 7-0 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) got a complete-game, five-hit shutout from Matt Schulz in a 5-0 win over St. Mary's Remsen in game one. In game two, Josh DeYoung and Drake Ruth combined for a 6-3 victory over MOC-Floyd Valley.

    Schulz fanned 10 to improve to 2-0 on the season. The junior lefthander also got some nice clutch hitting from Taylor Kaufman, Drew Howell, Kyle Wheeler and Trent Jameson who all drove in one run.

  • Rams stop Cards at Treynor Classic

    Brianna VanNess earned her first varsity win for the Glenwood girls softball team in a 5-1 victory over Treynor at the Treynor Classic Softball Tournament on Saturday.

    VanNess, a freshman, threw a complete game for the Rams (13-5 overall, 5-3 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) in the game-two victory.

    In the tournament opener, the Rams lost a heartbreaker to Council Bluffs Abraham 11-9. It was Glenwood's second loss to the Lynx in five days.

  • Clarinda hands Knights 14-5 loss

    The Fremont-Mills baseball team smacked five hits and allowed just four earned runs but still lost a non-conference match up with Clarinda 14-5 on Saturday.

    Austin Hansen was 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs for the Knights (2-7). Derrian Bredberg added two hits and four other Knights each recorded at least one hit.

    Clayton Wilson took the loss on the hill after allowing eight hits and just two earned runs.

    Villisca 13,

    Fremont-Mills 10

    The Villisca baseball team escaped Tabor with a 13-10 victory over Fremont-Mills on Friday.

  • Fremont-Mills splits pair at tournament

    The Fremont-Mills softball team split a pair of games at the Griswold Softball Tournament on Saturday.

    The Knights (14-5) dropped the tournament opener 13-5 to Villisca before bouncing back to win game two 10-5 over Griswold.

    Playing without ace pitcher Mindy Lorimor, the Knights turned to sophomore Kendall Fichter in game one. Fichter allowed four hits and three earned runs in the loss.

    Against Villisca, the Knights had four hits, led by Madison Powers’ 2-for-4 day.

  • Soggy Situation

    With many areas of western Mills County already suffering from flooding, the worst may be yet to come as the Missouri River is not expected to crest until later this week, said Larry Hurst, Emergency Management Director for Mills County.

    Hurst said the area of greatest concern for Mills County residents is a four-mile stretch of Missouri River bottom near the Plattsmouth Toll Bridge.

  • GRC Takes A Step Forward

    Clouds gave way to sunshine this week at the Glenwood Resource Center.

    And it had nothing to do with the first day of summer.

    After more than a decade operating under a cloud of controversy the resource center received some sunlight last Tuesday in the form of an Iowa Department of Health and Human Services announcement that the care facility for people with developmental disabilities has substantially met compliance with a U.S. Department of Justice civil rights decree.