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Today's News

  • Ram softball in pack of conference contenders

    If it’s possible to be young and experienced, then that’s what head coach Tim Stanton would call his 2010 Glenwood softball team.

    “We lost four senior starters from last season so we’re younger this year but we might have more “softball” experience,” said Stanton, in his eighth season at the Rams’ helm. “This is definitely the most talent I’ve ever had from the top of the varsity to the bottom of the freshman team that’s ever been in the program at one time.”

  • Wolverines send six to state

    The East Mills boys track team earned six bids to this week’s state track meet at the Class 1A, District 9 track meet held at Mount Ayr on Friday.

    The Iowa State Track Meet runs Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

    The Wolverines’ Jake Bolton and Kyle Steiner both earned bids in the 100-meter dash at districts. Both will make their state sprint debuts in the event on Thursday at 10:55 a.m.

  • Blankenship heats up, makes district cut on 3A links

    The Glenwood boys soccer team took advantage of the larger dimensions of the Iowa Western Community College soccer field and two first half goals to post a 3-0 victory over Council Bluffs St. Albert on Saturday.

    “It's an 80 foot by 120 foot field, which is a big field, so we wanted to use it all and control the ball and I think we did that,” said Glenwood coach Mike Artist.

  • Fire In Glenwood

    A garage and automobile behind a residence at 406 S. Hazel Street in Glenwood were destroyed by a fire Tuesday evening, May 4.

    Glenwood firefighters responded to a call of a structure fire shortly before 6:30 p.m. The garage was completely engulfed in flames and heavy black smoke upon their arrival. Firefighters had the blaze contained in a matter of minutes, but the structure was a total loss.

  • Rescued Dogs Improving

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The Loess Hills Humane Society is continuing to care for more than two dozen dogs that were rescued from a property in rural Pacific Junction on April 29.

    A total of 27 dogs were taken from 62172 195th St. after investigators from the Loess Hills Humane Society and Mills County Sheriff’s Office determined the dogs were suffering from neglect. The dogs were pit bulls, pit bull mix and similar breeds.

  • F-M boys wins third straight Corner title

    TABOR - The Fremont-Mills boys track team easily out distanced runner up Clarinda Academy to win its third straight Corner Conference Track Meet title on its own track last Tuesday.

    The Knights' 129 points was 30 points better than the second place Eagles.

    “The kids were pretty happy with winning their third straight and it was pretty exciting for us coaches too,” said Fremont-Mills coach Jeremy Christiansen.

  • Rams sweep at Waverly tourney

    The Class 2A, No. 3 ranked Glenwood boys soccer team improved to 10-2 on the season with three wins and a bracket championship at the Waverly-Shell Rock Tournament on Saturday.

    The Rams allowed just one goal in the tournament and swept two ranked teams (Gilbert, ranked No. 7 in Class 1A) and Hudson (ranked No. 13 in Class 2A) en route to the team title.

    “We played really well,” said Glenwood coach Mike Artist of his team. “We defended well, (goal keeper) Matt (Schulz) really played good and we maximized our goal-scoring opportunities.”

  • Glenwood girls golf fifth at A.L Tournament

    The Glenwood girls golf team placed fifth at the Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Invitational at Fox Run Golf Course last Wednesday.

    Council Bluffs Lewis Central had a team round of 427 to win the event. Harlan was second with a 429.

    Glenwood shot a 438 for fifth place.

    Bianca Zerwas of Lewis Central shot a 100 for first place. A one-hole, playoff decided the runner up with Logan Doty of Fremont-Mills taking second, Emily Storey from Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson third and Glenwood’s Morgan Woodrum fourth.

  • Unconditional Love

    March 15 was supposed to be a joyful day for Tim and Melissa Lorang.

    Yes, it was a Monday, the first day of a long work week, but it was also the day of Melissa’s 20-week ultrasound - the day the expecting parents were going to learn the gender of their baby.

  • Gina Gets On With Her Life

    Her routine is rigorous. Physically exhausting. Emotionally draining. Some days, it's outright overwhelming.

    Gina Giaffoglione would have it no other way.

    One year removed from an auto accident that has left her with full paralysis in the lower half of her body, the 22-year-old Wayne State College student is determined as ever to return to a lifestyle of total independence.