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Today's News

  • Glenwood, We Have A Mayoral Race

    Glenwood will have a contested election for mayor after all.

    Ron Kohn, who spent 12 years on the Mills County Board of Supervisors, has confirmed his candidacy for mayor as a write-in candidate and will oppose Craig Florian for the job in the Nov. 7 city election. Florian is a 14-year member of the city council and is also serving as mayor pro-tem following the Sept. 30 resignation of former mayor Brian Tackett.
    Florian’s name will be on the city election ballot. Kohn’s will not.

  • Wolverines’ get quick start against Trojans

    Nate Richardson returned the opening kick off for a touchdown and East Mills got off to the fast start it needed in a 36-6 victory over Essex in Eight-man, District 7 football on a rainy and wet night in Essex Friday.

    Richardson snagged the opening kickoff and raced 73 yards for the Wolverines first score.

    On the Trojans’ opening offensive possession they fumbled the ball into their own endzone. Essex recovered the fumble but the safety gave east Mills a 10-0 lead less than a minute into the game.

  • Glenwood runs wild in 49-13 win

    For the second straight week Glenwood rushed for more than 400 yards and for the second straight week the Rams found themselves on the winning end of a lopsided Class 3A, District 7 clash.

    Glenwood scored the first 29 points of the game and dominated from the opening kick off with 462 yards rushing in a 49-13 victory over Creston Friday.

  • East Mills places third at Corner tournament

    East Mills bounced back from a semifinal loss to sweep Fremont-Mills 25-15, 25-16, 26-24 for third place at the Corner Conference Volleyball Tournament Thursday in Tabor.

    The Wolverines (20-8 overall, 5-1 in the conference) played a complete match against the Knights (16-15 overall, 3-3 in the conference), hitting .313 as a team with 37 kills and digging up 51 balls on defense with 11 blocks.

  • Ram volleyball falls in five on road at Creston

    Creston handed Glenwood it’s third straight Hawkeye 10 Conference loss with a 25-22, 20-25, 25-18, 21-25, 8-15 road defeat Thursday in Creston.

    The Rams (12-11 overall, 4-4 in the conference) were playing without their top libero, Jaeda Wilson, who is done for the year with a stress fracture in her foot. Coach Chelsey Harvey juggled her lineup against the Panthers, sliding do-everything Sierra Stouder into that libero role with Erin Stanley moving up the front row in Stouder’s former spot. Harvey said she thought the new line up looked good, despite the loss.

  • Glenwood braves rain, mud for runner up finish in Atlantic course in runner up finish

    ATLANTIC - On a cold, rainy evening on a muddy course in Atlantic, the Glenwood girls battled the elements and a stacked field of 17 other teams to take home second place at the Atlantic Cross Country Invitational Thursday.

    In a steady downpour that made for such a muddy track several teams pulled out of the meet – including the Glenwood boys runners – the Rams showed a lot of fight even if the runner up finish to Class 3A No. 8 ranked Dallas Center-Grimes did snap their four meet win streak.

  • Historic cemetery walk Sunday in Glenwood

    Local residents will have an opportunity to learn about some of Glenwood’s original movers and shakers at a special program taking place this Sunday at the Glenwood Cemetery.

    The Glenwood Public Library and Mills County Historical Museum are teaming up to present what’s believed to be the community’s first cemetery walk. The unique event is a fundraiser for the library and museum and will feature costumed actors portraying some of Glenwood’s most influential citizens of the late 1800s and early 20th Century.

  • City, county back loan for Glen Haven Village

    With the backing of the Mills County Board of Supervisors and Glenwood City Council, the Glen Haven Village project is one step closer to becoming a reality.

    The county board and city council have agreed to provide “assured income guarantees” that will allow the Glen Haven Board of Directors to receive a $4.6 million USDA Rural Development loan to carry out their plans for turning seven cottages on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center into a state-of-the-art skilled nursing care facility.

  • Frazier now faces murder charge

    A Glenwood mother who has been charged with murder after allegedly giving her 8-year-old daughter a lethal dose of an antidepressant in 2016 entered a plea of not guilty at her arraignment in Mills County District Court Monday.

  • Mayor, council member resign

    The Glenwood City Council has accepted the resignations of mayor Brian Tackett and city council member (at large) Jessie Lundvall. Both Tackett and Lundvall are moving outside the city limits with their respective families, making them ineligible to hold elected office in Glenwood.

    Lundvall’s resignation was effective Sept. 24 and Tackett’s final day as mayor was Sept. 30. The two resignations were accepted by the council at its Sept. 26 meeting. Both positions are up for election on the Nov. 7 municipal election ballot.