Today's News

  • Humidity Slows Completion Of Auxiliary Gym

    The new Glenwood Community High School auxiliary gym is still a month from being completed.

    After a 30-day setback in the early stages of construction last fall and another delay this summer in the installation of the gymnasium floor, the auxiliary gym now likely won’t be completed until mid-October, Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said last week.

  • New Security Policies Implemented At Courthouse

    Mills County Sheriff Gene Goos calls new security measures being taken at the county courthouse in Glenwood “a sign of the times.”

    As of Monday, all people entering the courtroom on the second floor of the courthouse are being screened with a hand-held metal detection wand. Law enforcement officers from both the Mills County Sheriff’s Office and Glenwood Police Department will be providing security at the entrance to the courtroom.

  • Fremont-Mills serves up victory

    Fremont-Mills recorded a season-high 14 aces in a 25-7, 25-13, 25-5 sweep of Clarinda Academy in Corner Conference volleyball Thursday.

    We had an overall good night,” said Fremont-Mills coach Tracy Malcom. “We really wanted to focus on speeding up our offense and concentrate on a perfect free ball pass every time. Our serving was strong and we had some girls really step up.”.

  • Glenwood places fifth at LC Invite

    The Glenwood boys cross country team placed fifth at the Council Bluffs Lewis Central Invitational Saturday at Iowa Western Community College.

    Plattsmouth took home the team title with 38 points led by top medal winner Corey Kress. Kress bested the field with a time of 16:44.06, nine seconds better than second place Brendon O’Brien of Lewis Central.

    The Rams’ 127 points trailed fourth place Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson by two points.

    Freshman Parson Convington led Glenwood with an 11th place finish time of 17:37.93.

  • Glenwood wins Atlantic tournament

    The Glenwood volleyball team won four of its five matches to win the team title at the Atlantic Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday.

    In the round robin tourney, the Rams (10-6) swept the host Trojans 21-4, 21-19, Council Bluffs St. Albert 21-14, 24-22 and Underwood 21-15, 23-21 and rallied in the final two sets to down Winterset 19-21, 21-15, 15-6 before falling to Treynor 14-21, 22-24 in the capper.

  • Hopkins’ big night lifts Wolverines

    HAMBURG - Josh Hopkins ran for a career-high 237 yards and five touchdowns and the East Mills defense limited Nishnabotna to 148 total yards in 44-13 victory in the Eight Man, District 8 opener for both teams Friday in Hamburg.

    A week after bulldozing West Harrison for 389 yards, 298 coming on the ground, in a 52-16 victory, East Mills and Hopkins were even better against the Blue Devils. The Wolverines racked up a season-high 501 yards Friday with 346 coming on the ground.

  • Rams rack up 546 yards in victory

    ATLANTIC - It’s hard to imagine a better offensive night for the Glenwood football team.

    A season-high 546 yards, including 288 rushing and 258 passing. A 28 point second quarter. A 10-year high 56 points.

    Oh, and the Rams just happened to move to 3-0 with their dominating 56-6 victory over Atlantic in the Class 3A, District 8 opener for both teams Friday in Atlantic.

  • 14 Votes Decide Glenwood School Board Race

    Newcomer Curt Becker and incumbent Theresa Romens were elected to fill a pair of at-large seats on the Glenwood Board of Education Tuesday, Sept. 8.

    Becker was the clear-cut winner, receiving 437 votes. Romens, the longtime president of the board, defeated former school board member Henry Clark by 14 votes, 342-328, to claim the second seat.

    In the East Mills School Board race, Tim Jackson was elected to the DD2 seat with 361 votes. Matthew Urban received 267 votes and Michael Irvin tallied 38. Janet Zanders was unopposed for the DD1 seat and received 541 votes.

  • Aquatic Center Construction Under Way

    Dirt is being moved at the construction site for the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    Electrical lines are also being relocated as the preliminary work begins on building the 8,700-square foot, $5 million outdoor swimming center projected to open July 1, 2016.

    Last week, as construction workers were moving dirt and doing some concrete work at the site adjacent to the new Glenwood Community High School gymnasium, a crew from Mid American Energy was relocating electrical lines.

  • Branstad Talks Economic Development During Visit To Loess Hills Harley Davidson

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad last visited Mills County just over 11 months ago. The event that day was the ribbon cutting for the Highway 34 Bridge connecting U.S. Interstate 29 in Mills County and to Sarpy County and Highway 75 in Nebraska.

    Last Tuesday, Sept. 8, Branstad was back in Pacific Junction for a stop at the Loess Hills Harley Davidson with some words on economic development and the power of infrastructure improvements on rural businesses.