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Today's News

  • Heartbreaker In Harlan

    HARLAN - For the Glenwood boys basketball team, it was déjà vu all over again.

    Almost a year to the day since dropping a 73-71 overtime game to Perry one game short of the state tournament, the Rams’ staged a valiant second half comeback only to come up short in a 69-68 loss to Atlantic in the Class 3A, Substate 8 final before an overflow crowd of around 2,000 in Harlan Monday night.

    Glenwood coach Curt Schulte said he counts the last two season-ending losses among the toughest as a head coach.

  • Seniors Feeling The Benefits Of Yoga Workouts

    By Garret Reich

    It is a stereotypical idea that growing older entails pain, immobility and declines in health and life capacities. However, this stereotype is being turned on its head by the students at the Bloom Senior Center, here in Glenwood.

    Since May of 2016, teacher and personal trainer Anita Reich has taught yoga classes for seniors. It started at classes just once a week. Now, the students get together twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays to practice.
    Students have seen drastic changes in their lives as a whole.

  • City Raising Property Tax Levy

    As expected, the city of Glenwood is raising its property tax levy and moving forward with the implementation of utility franchise fees as a means of generating revenue to cover expected expenses in its general fund budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

  • Priest ordered to register as sex offender at sentencing

    A former Glenwood priest found guilty in December of five misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy received a suspended prison sentence Friday and was ordered to register as a sex offender.

    Rev. Paul Monahan, 83, received a suspended sentence of 30 days in jail for each count to be served concurrently, one year of probation and to register as a sex offender for 10 years. His sentence was handed down by Associate Judge Gary Anderson.

  • Former GRC employees facing neglect charges

    Six former Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) employees were arrested last week as result of a nearly three-month investigation by the Glenwood Police Department into the abuse and neglect of clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the state-operated facility.

  • City looking at raising tax levy, implementing franchise fees to meet budget

    As they finalize the City of Glenwood’s budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, city council members are taking a serious look at raising the city’s property tax levy and implementing franchise fees on MidAmerican Energy and Black Hills Energy customers as a means of generating revenue needed to meet an annual operating shortfall of around $300,000.

  • Legislative briefing attracts overflow crowd

    Concerns about a controversial bill passed last week in the Iowa Legislature that reduces the bargaining power of many public employee unions attracted an overflow crowd to the city council chambers at Glenwood City Hall Saturday morning for a legislative briefing with State Rep. David Sieck (R-Glenwood) and State. Sen. Mark Costello (R-Imogene).
        The content and potential consequences of the legislation dominated discussion at the two-hour public forum.

  • School district asking taxpayers to fund athletic complex upgrade

    The Glenwood Community School District is putting the prospect of a potential $5 to $6 million overhaul of the Glenwood Athletic Complex to a vote of the people.

    In a resolution unanimously approved by the Glenwood Board of Directors at last Monday’s monthly meeting, the district will ask voters to approve additional funds from a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) consisting of a tax on all taxable property in the school district to pay for the improvements.

  • Trio of Rams a win away from wrestling for state titles

     DES MOINES - After two days at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament, the Glenwood wrestling team has three wrestlers in Friday semifinals.

    The Rams’ Trevor Anderson (145 pounds), Anthony Sherry (182) and Zach Haggstrom (220) all won their two opening round matches and are one win from wrestling for a state title.

    The grand march and championship matches commence Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena.

  • Five Rams remain in medal hunt at state wrestling meet

    DES MOINES - After an up and down opening round at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament, the Glenwood wrestling team has five wrestlers still in contention for medals at the Wells Fargo Arena.

    The Rams’ Trevor Anderson (145 pounds), Anthony Sherry (182) and Zach Haggstrom (220) all won their opening round matches to advance to Friday’s quarterfinals.

    The state tournament resumes Friday at 9 a.m.

    Haggstrom needed just :55 seconds to pin Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Alex Francois in the opening round.