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Today's News

  • It's A Go!

    It’s official.

    The long-awaited opening of the new Glenwood Community High School will take place Thursday.

    GCHS Principal Kerry Newman confirmed Wednesday that a follow-up inspection from the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office has taken place and the district has been given the green light to occupy the school on Thursday.

  • '80-20' Odds On New School

    There is a “high probability” the new Glenwood Community High School will open as scheduled Wednesday provided a re-doubled effort by contractor Construction Services, Inc. (CSI) completes fire safety work prior to a final inspection Monday by the state fire marshal.

  • '80-20' Odds On New School

    There is a “high probability” the new Glenwood Community High School will open as scheduled Wednesday provided a re-doubled effort by contractor Construction Services, Inc. (CSI) completes fire safety work prior to a final inspection Monday by the state fire marshal.

  • Rams kick off football season Friday on road

    The Glenwood football team opens its 2009 season on Friday with a 7:30 p.m. game against Council Bluffs St. Albert at Al Leber Field.

    The Rams, 3-6 a year ago, return 12 letterwinners from a team that lost on a 24-yard field goal with :09 left on the clock to the Falcons last season. St. Albert finished last season in the state playoff quarterfinals with a 28-21 loss to West Lyon in a 9-2 season.

  • Rams kick off football season Friday on road

    The Glenwood football team opens its 2009 season on Friday with a 7:30 p.m. game against Council Bluffs St. Albert at Al Leber Field.

    The Rams, 3-6 a year ago, return 12 letterwinners from a team that lost on a 24-yard field goal with :09 left on the clock to the Falcons last season. St. Albert finished last season in the state playoff quarterfinals with a 28-21 loss to West Lyon in a 9-2 season.

  • The Golden Years

    As a runner in the 110m hurdles stands in the starting line of a world championship race, there is a lot going through his mind.

    They must stay stretched and warm. They must explode out of the starting blocks as quickly as possible to get a great start. They envision staying low to the hurdles while keeping their timing as they land and prepare for the next.

    Mike Godbout, a Red Oak High School graduate who calls Glenwood home, had that focus Aug. 6, when he ran for the United States track team, and won the gold.

  • The Golden Years

    As a runner in the 110m hurdles stands in the starting line of a world championship race, there is a lot going through his mind.

    They must stay stretched and warm. They must explode out of the starting blocks as quickly as possible to get a great start. They envision staying low to the hurdles while keeping their timing as they land and prepare for the next.

    Mike Godbout, a Red Oak High School graduate who calls Glenwood home, had that focus Aug. 6, when he ran for the United States track team, and won the gold.

  • Keg Creek Days

    The annual Keg Creek Days celebration takes place this weekend at Glenwood Lake Park.

    A variety of activities are planned beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. on Sunday.

    Saturday’s activities include children’s games and activities, a lawn mower poker run and a benefit concert for the Davies Amphitheater roof repair project. Sunday’s highlights are an antique machinery show and shine, heritage demonstrations and entertainment.

    Some of the special Keg Creek Days activities include:

    Pie Baking Contest

  • Keg Creek Days

    The annual Keg Creek Days celebration takes place this weekend at Glenwood Lake Park.

    A variety of activities are planned beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. on Sunday.

    Saturday’s activities include children’s games and activities, a lawn mower poker run and a benefit concert for the Davies Amphitheater roof repair project. Sunday’s highlights are an antique machinery show and shine, heritage demonstrations and entertainment.

    Some of the special Keg Creek Days activities include:

    Pie Baking Contest

  • A 'Rewarding' Job

    MALVERN –Extension Director Sherry Ford is losing her job at the end of the month, which means the citizens of Mills County are losing a valuable community resource.

    Thanks to a cost-cutting restructuring plan announced earlier this summer by Iowa State University, Ford and her fellow county extension directors from across the state are having their positions eliminated and replaced by regional directors who will serve multiple counties at one time. The impact will be felt across the state.