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  • Glenwood ISL Vote A Dead Heat

    It will certainly go down as one of the most unusual election outcomes in the history of the Glenwood Community School District.

    After a mechanical error with a ballot-counting machine forced a recount late Tuesday night, the vote on a 10-year Instructional Support Levy (ISL) for the Glenwood Community School District has ended in a dead heat – 434 "Yes" votes and 434 "No" Votes.

    If the tie holds up, the ISL has failed because a majority of "Yes" votes, at least 435 in this case, were needed for passage.

  • Anniversary - Dyle and Nancy Downing (50)

    Dyle and Nancy Downing will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday, Feb. 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church in Glenwood.

    The Downings were married Feb. 15, 1959, at the home of the bride’s parents in Henderson.

    Serving as hosts for the event will be their son, Dennis and wife Shirley of Olathe, Kan., and son Darrin from Joplin, Mo. The Downings have five grandchildren

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  • Witnesses To History

    Tuesday’s inauguration for President-elect Barack Obama promises to be a very historic day in our nation’s history.

    For a delegation of Glenwood Community High School students, the swearing-in ceremony will also be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The students will be among the four million people expected to converge on Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of America’s first African-American president.

  • Technology, Curriculum Focus Of ISL

    The value of an Instructional Support Levy (ISL) is hard to see.

    Most parents who will be voting on the Glenwood School District’s request to collect more than $700,000 in new income surtax and property tax on Feb. 3 don’t see the district’s textbooks, or know that most are a decade old.

    They don’t see computers that are inching toward obsolescence or that there is one computer per nearly four students in Glenwood, while most districts average just over two students per computer.

  • Essex rolls over Fremont-Mills

    Essex outscored the Fremont-Mills girls basketball team 20-6 in the fourth quarter in a 66-41 victory on Friday.

    The Knights (5-7 overall, 2-3 in the Corner Conference) were led by Lauren Alley’s 12 points. Jessica Donahue added 10 and Lynde Madison nine.

    Jocelyn Coleman and Emily Wendstrand led Essex with 22 and 25 points each, respectively.

    South Page 55,

    Fremont-Mills 49

  • Kuemper runs past Rams

    State ranked No. 6 Kuemper Catholic’s depth and quickness was too much for the Glenwood girls in a 75-34 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory on Friday.

    The Knights (12-1) forced 18 first-half turnovers by the Rams and jumped out to a 23-9 first-quarter lead in the win.

  • Glenwood sweeps

    The Glenwood boys basketball team led throughout in their “most complete win of the year” according to coach Curt Schulte in a 63-49 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory over Kuemper Catholic on Friday in Carroll.

    “This was a nice win to get, especially for us being on the road,” said Schulte.

    The Rams’ (6-7 overall, 6-5 in the conference) seven-point halftime lead swelled to 15 with a 20-12 third-quarter run that had the Rams leading by as many as 20 in the second half.

  • Wolverines ousted in conference semifinals

    Jake Doyle’s three pointer with :02 left on the clock clanged off as Villisca eliminated the East Mills boys basketball team 46-45 in the semifinals of the Corner Conference tournament on Thursday at Stanton.

    The Wolverines (6-7) battled the taller Bluejays all night with a gambling style offense coach Kevin Schafer encouraged his team to play.

  • Ram grapplers finish 2-3 at Heelan Invite

    The Glenwood wrestling team traveled to Sioux City over the weekend for the Sioux City Heelan Invitational.

    The Rams, competing in Pool A, finished with a dual record of 2-3 at the invitational.

    Glenwood earned a 73-3 dominating win over host Heelan and the other victory came in a 49-19 decision over Sioux City East. The Rams were defeated by Sibley-Ocheyedan by a criteria decision based on Sibley’s five falls to Glenwood’s four after a 36-36 tie in regulation. The Rams took its other two losses from Logan Magnolia (37-23) and Lincoln (Neb. ) East (42-27).