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Today's News

  • School District Rolling Out New Youtube Policy

    In a compromise reached by the Glenwood School Board, the Glenwood Community School district is revising its social media access policy for teachers and students for a three-month trial period.

    In the board’s regular meeting last Monday in the high school media center, the board voted 4-0 to adopt a three-pronged plan to grant access to Youtube.com, the popular video sharing website, for all district teachers and ninth through 12th graders while allowing limited access to middle schoolers.

  • Pope Francis Has The Attention Of American Catholics

    The pastor at Glenwood’s Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church said he expects members of his parish to join fellow Catholics across the country in celebrating Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States this week.

    “We’re always excited when the pope comes to the United States. It’s not something that happens a lot,” Father Dan Siepker said.

  • Wolverine volleyball finishes 2-2 at East Union tournament

    The East Mills volleyball team finished 2-2 at the East Union Volleyball Invitational Tournament Saturday in Afton.

    The Wolverines (11-7 overall, 3-1 in the Corner Conference) opened pool play with a 2-1 record, earning wins over Lamoni (21-16, 21-4) and Truro/I-35 (21-19, 21-16) before dropping their pool final to East Union 22-14, 21-18, 14-16.

    Winterset knocked the Wolverines out in the semifinals, 19-25, 13-25

  • Glenwood volleyball sweeps Shenandoah in H-10 play

    Glenwood scored the first nine points of game one and never trailed in a 25-8, 25-13, 25-23 sweep of Shenandoah in Hawkeye 10 Conference volleyball last Tuesday.

    The Rams (11-6 overall, 2-1 in the conference) recorded 33 kills in the win and hit .361 on a balanced hitting night.

    Overall, I was happy with how  we played,” said Glenwood coach Maria Jacobus.

  • Ram cross country second at Red Oak

    Aubrey McIntyre, Kate Kaufman and Katelyn Wilwerding all placed in the top 10 to pace the Glenwood girls cross country team to a second place showing the at the Red Oak Invitational last Monday.

    Harlan edged Glenwood 41 to 43 in the standings to take the team crown. The Rams’ second place showing matched their highest finish since winning the Corning Invite in 2010.

    The Rams’ junior varsity and middle school teams swept the team titles.

  • Knight defense shuts out second straight district foe

    Another district game, another shutout for Fremont-Mills.

    For the second time in as many weeks, the Knight football team shut out an Eight-Man, District 8 opponent, rolling over Nishnabotna 52-0 on Friday.

    The Knights (4-0), a week after shutting out Sidney 48-0, scored 31 points in the first quarter and led 45-0 at the half.

  • Strong second half carries East Mills to win

    MALVERN - “Halftime adjustments” is one of the most popular coach speak clichés.

    But in the case of East Mills, it was a perfect description of the Wolverines’ second half against Stanton in a showdown of unbeatens in Eight-Man, District 8 football.

    After a lackluster first half, the Wolverines out-scored the Vikings 26-8 after halftime while allowing just 98 total yards in a 40-24 victory in Malvern.
    A few tweaks to the Wolverine defense – yes, during halftime – made all the difference.

  • Glenwood storms to 4-0 start

    The beat goes on for the undefeated Glenwood football team.

    The Rams dominated Winterset on both sides of the line of scrimmage Friday night on their way to a 42-13 Class 3A, District 8 win at Ram Memorial Field. With the victory, the 2015 Rams became the first Glenwood team in 35 years to start the season 4-0.

    “I’m really proud of the kids. Winterset’s a really good team,” Glenwood coach Cory Faust said. “We played well in all aspects of the game.”

  • Humidity Slows Completion Of Auxiliary Gym

    The new Glenwood Community High School auxiliary gym is still a month from being completed.

    After a 30-day setback in the early stages of construction last fall and another delay this summer in the installation of the gymnasium floor, the auxiliary gym now likely won’t be completed until mid-October, Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said last week.

  • New Security Policies Implemented At Courthouse

    Mills County Sheriff Gene Goos calls new security measures being taken at the county courthouse in Glenwood “a sign of the times.”

    As of Monday, all people entering the courtroom on the second floor of the courthouse are being screened with a hand-held metal detection wand. Law enforcement officers from both the Mills County Sheriff’s Office and Glenwood Police Department will be providing security at the entrance to the courtroom.