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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Suicide Suspected In Pony Creek Death

    A preliminary investigation by the Mills County Sheriff’s Office has determined that a 57-year-old Glenwood woman took her own life over the weekend at a popular Mills County recreation area.

    The body of Ramona Dynek, 57, of Glenwood, and the body of her dog were found dead around 5:45 a.m. Sunday morning near a picnic shelter at Pony Creek Lake in western Mills County.

    Chief Deputy Bruce Paulsen said Ms. Dynek and the dog both appeared to have died from a single gunshot wound.

  • Volunteerism A Way Of Life

    The latest numbers released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) only validates something we already knew - Iowans like to volunteer their time and give back to their local communities.

     

    According to the CNCS’ Volunteering in America report, Iowans rank No. 2 in the nation when it comes to volunteering their time. Approximately 39 percent of Iowans did something in 2009 to help others.

     

  • 'Give Cancer the Boot'

    Opening ceremonies for the 14th Annual Mills County Relay For Life will take place Saturday, at 4 p.m., on the track at Ram Memorial Field in Glenwood. The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

    Leading the way for the first lap of the relay will be this year’s Relay For Life Ambassadors - Mike Bolan, Lyle Jones, Karen O’Dell, Wilma Ring and Kathy Ryan. The traditional team lap will also take place at the start of the relay.

  • Rams punch ticket to state

    Eleven games ago, following a tough 2-0 loss to Omaha South to drop his team to 5-2 on the season, Glenwood soccer coach Mike Artist had to come to a decision:

    Keep juggling his line up, searching for a right combination that might work or just stick with one line up and let the chips fall where they may.

    Artist chose the latter.

  • Glenwood off to hot start on diamond

    Taylor Kaufman and Drake Ruth combined for a no-hit, 1-0 Glenwood victory over Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson on Friday.

    The win was Class 3A, No. 2-ranked Rams’ third straight to open the season.

    Kaufman started the game and fanned 10 in five innings before giving way to Ruth in the sixth. Kaufman (1-0) earned the win and Ruth the save.

    Kaufman and left-fielder Kyle Wheeler each had one of the Rams’ two hits. Kaufman also drew a walk, stole a base and scored the game’s lone run.

    Glenwood 13,

    A-H-S-T 3