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Today's News

  • City’s plan to hike cable television fees gets short-circuited

    The Glenwood City Council has pulled the plug on a proposal to generate additional revenue for the city’s general fund by raising cable television fees.

    Glenwood City Administrator / Finance Director Mary Smith told council members that based on figures from the 2008 calendar year, over $12,000 could be generated annually if the city were to raise the franchise fee it collects from Mediacom from the current rate of 3 percent to 5 percent.

  • GRC land officially gets preserve status

    More than 900 acres in Mills County is Iowa’s newest dedicated preserve.

    Sitting on a 906 acre parcel of land on the southeast edge of the Glenwood Resource Center property, the Glenwood State Archaeological Preserve is Iowa’s 96th and now largest dedicated preserve. The site holds more than 100 recorded archaeological sites ranging from 5,000 years in age to early Euro-American settlements some 150 years ago. Most significant of the archaeological finds are 27 earth lodge sites related to the Glenwood culture that lived in the area around 1300 A.D.

  • City Elections Next Tuesday

    Municipal elections will take place across Mills County next Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m.

    In Glenwood, two-term incumbent mayor Dyle Downing faces a challenge for a two-year term by former city council person Kim Clark.

  • Train - Pedestrian Fatality In Malvern

    MALVERN - A 20-year-old Mills County resident died at an Omaha hospital early Friday morning after being struck by a train near the Wabash Trace Trail in Malvern around 9 p.m. on Thursday.

    According to a Mills County Sheriff’s Office report, the Mills County Communications Center received a report from the Burlington-Northern Santa Fe Railroad that a pedestrian lying on the tracks in Malvern had been struck by a train. Mills County deputies along with members of the Malvern Fire and Rescue unit responded.

  • Stolen School Computers Found

    Charges are pending against three individuals suspected of breaking into an auxiliary building behind the Glenwood Middle School on Oct. 15 or 16 and stealing computer equipment valued at $3,500.

    Glenwood Police Sgt. Eric Johansen said tips from the public led to a Saturday afternoon search of the Robert Taenzler residence, 213 Fairview Dr.

    Johansen said officers were given permission to search the residence and some of the stolen computer equipment was located in the home.

  • Rams snag No. 2 seed

    Glenwood wrapped up its regular football season on Friday with a 35-0 victory over Winterset.

    The win secured the Rams (6-3) the No. 2 seed in Wednesday's substate game against Denison. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. at Ram Memorial Field. Glenwood last made the playoffs in 1994, winning its opening two games over Oskaloosa and Pella before falling in four overtimes 17-14 to Spencer in the semifinals that season.

    On Friday, Glenwood overcame a slow start in muddy conditions to post its second shutout of the season and win its third straight game.

  • Glenwood cross country returning to state

    For the second straight season the Glenwood boys cross country team is headed to the Iowa State Cross Country Meet.

    With a second place showing at Perry on Monday, after rain delayed Thursday’s originally scheduled district race, the Rams are one of three district qualifiers who will race this Saturday at the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge.

    Glenwood was the team runner up to district champion Boone. Dallas Center-Grimes was third. The top three teams at districts advance to state.

  • Players' Coach

    As a four-year letterman on the Wartburg College football team, Brian Albert rarely left the field.

    Over his career he started nearly every game, 14 of them on both offense and defense, led the team in tackles three times and rushing once, played on every special team and even called the defenses in the huddle.

    “I used to tell the coach coming off the field is more trouble than it’s worth, just keep me in,” Albert said.

  • East Mills shut outs Hamburg, locks up second seed for substate

    The East Mills football team sealed up the No. 2 seed in Eight man, District 8 with a 58-0 victory at Hamburg on Friday.

    But more importantly than that, said East Mills coach Andy Irwin, whose team had locked up its playoff status a week earlier, was the return of senior quarterback Jake Bolton. Bolton was limited to punting only in the previous three games while he nursed a right (throwing) shoulder injury. Bolton returned under center on Friday, played most of the first half, and completed 7-of-11 passes for 111 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Creston ousts Glenwood in regional first round

    Creston ended the Glenwood girls volleyball team’s season on Monday in the first round of Class 3A Regionals 24-17, 15-25, 19-25, 19-25.

    In the first game the Rams seemed to be picking up right where they left off in a three-game sweep of the Panthers on Oct. 8 when they won the first one 25-17.

    Glenwood coach Kara Huisman thought her team moved the ball well and hit it well in the first game but had troubled sustaining that over the next three games.