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Today's News

  • Grassley Town Hall Meeting

    Healthcare reform isn’t a dead issue in Congress, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said in an interview with The Opinion-Tribune, but fresh legislation will have to be drafted if any measure is to get serious consideration and make its way to President Obama’s desk in 2010.

  • Hiley Park Improvements

    The Glenwood Kiwanis Club is moving forward with Phase IV of the Hiley Park improvement and renovation plan.

    Kiwanis spokesperson Dr. Jacque Young told members of the Glenwood City Council last month that the club intends to install approximately $12,000 in additional playground equipment at the park later this year if funding can be secured.

    Young said the new equipment will be added to the play structure installed at the neighborhood park in 2007. The new addition would double the size of the equipment, Young said.

  • Critical Hire For School Board

    Approximately 50 people came to the Glenwood Community High School auditorium Thursday night to offer input on the school district’s search for a new superintendent.

    The forum was moderated by Dr. Thomas Jacobson, a member of the consulting team hired by the district to help in the recruitment of the potential superintendent candidates.

    Audience members were asked to share their thoughts and input on three specific questions. I’m paraphrasing here, but the three questions went something like this:

  • East Mills’ streak, season comes to an end in districts

    MALVERN - After storming through the Corner Conference with a near perfect record and winning its first ever conference tournament title the East Mills boys basketball team did something it hadn't done in 39 days last Tuesday.

    They lost.

    Council Bluffs St. Albert used a stifling, aggressive full-court defense to hold the Wolverines without a basket the final six minutes of the game and end their 12-game winning streak in a 60-43 victory to advance to the Class 1A, District 16 championship.

  • A-D-M pulls away late against Rams

    ADEL – A-D-M hit 7-of-9 free throws down the stretch to pull away from Glenwood for a 69-60 Class 3A, District 15 victory over the Rams last Monday.

    The loss ends the Rams' season with a record of 11-11, including a 10-8 record in the Hawkeye 10 Conference.

    “It was a great ball game, a great district game between two pretty evenly matched teams,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte of his team's season ending loss. “I was proud of the kids. They came to play after a two hour bus ride. And it was really a back and forth game.”

  • White third, Maxwell eighth at state

    DES MOINES - Glenwood's Colin White placed third and Tyler Maxwell eighth as the Rams earned a 17th place team showing at the Iowa State Wrestling Meet in Des Moines.

    Waverly-Shell Rock ran away with the Class 3A team title with four individual state champions to easily out distance second place Bettendorf 163 to 138. Urbandale, coached by former Glenwood state champion Mike Moreno, was third with 101 points.

  • Cyclone pressure too much for Rams

    HARLAN - The Glenwood girls basketball dream season came to an end on Saturday in a 69-44 loss to Harlan in the Class 3A, Region 8 semifinals.

    The Hawkeye 10 Conference champion Cyclones (21-2) used a 15-0 first-quarter run to seize control and a 9-0 run to close out the half to put the upstart Rams away.

  • Kaufman free throw gives Glenwood win

    Taylor Kaufman hit a free throw with 3.4 seconds left to break a 60-60 tie in overtime to give the Glenwood boys basketball team a 61-60 upset victory of Council Bluffs Lewis Central on Thursday.

    “We’ve had some good wins in my four years, but this was probably one of the biggest in the program’s history,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte of his team’s win over the Class 4A Titans who had already sealed up the Hawkeye 10 Conference title. “This was a great win for the school and the community.”

  • Wolverines hold on late, advance to district semis

    MALVERN - Nursing a one-point lead with just over a minute remaining in the East Mills team Class 1A district opener against Riverside on Thursday, basketball coach Kevin Schafer went to an old bag of tricks.

    Following a timeout, and leading 43-42 with the ball, the Wolverines came out in an old school, three-man, dribble weave on offense that Schafer hadn’t used all year.

    “We weren’t going to shoot unless we had a layup,” said Schafer.

  • Harms advances to second round at state wrestling

    With one day down at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament the Glenwood wrestling team has all four of its state qualifiers still wrestling heading into day two.

    Bettendorf is the team leader after day one with 35 points. Waverly-Shell Rock is second with 26 points and Indianola is third with 25 points.

    Glenwood is tied for 32nd with four team points.