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Today's News

  • Services Saturday For Philanthropist Charles E. Lakin

    Mills County philanthropist Charles E. Lakin died March 28 at the age of 94. Services are scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Emerson with burial to follow in the Emerson Cemetery.

    Mr. Lakin is survived by his wife, Florence, three children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

    A graduate of Emerson High School, Charles Lakin farmed for much of his life.

  • New Northeast Principal Has Long Admired District

    When the principal position at Northeast Elementary School opened up with the pending retirement of Joan Crowl, Sherry Herron practically jumped at the opportunity.

    Herron knew well and had long admired the Glenwood Community School District after shadowing Glenwood Middle School Principal Heidi Stanley while pursuing her administrator’s degree six years ago.

  • Rams fall in regional finals

    CRESTON - The loss was written all over Glenwood Coach Kylie Stanton’s face.

    Stanton, who saw her team play some of it’s best softball of the season in a late season surge to get within a game of its first state tournament in over 40 years, had tears streaming down her face following the Rams’ 3-2 loss to Creston in the Class 4A, Region 8 final last Tuesday.    

  • Tri-Center blanks East Mills in districts

    Tri-Center scored eight first inning runs and downed East Mills 10-0 to end the Wolverines’ season in the Class 1A, District 16 opener in Neola last Tuesday.

    The Wolverines (11-13 overall, 8-4 in the Corner Conference) helped the Trojans (16-8) along with three first inning walks and three errors to dig themselves a hole.

  • Council to eliminate run-off election provision

    The Glenwood City Council was expected to approve the second of three readings of an ordinance last night (Tuesday) that would eliminate a provision in the city code that requires a candidate to receive a majority (over 50 percent of the vote) to be elected to city office. The ordinance had unanimous support from council members when the first reading was presented at a June 7 meeting.

  • Judge Reverses Decision On Controversial Dirt Dig Site

    It may have taken 412 days, but a group of Mineola-area residents angry over a controversial dirt excavation site have won their battle in court.

    On June 8, Judge Gregory Hulse reversed a March 24, 2015 decision by the Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustment that had granted a special use permit to Cory Leick for the extraction of more than 1 million cubic feet of dirt from a 40 acre site west of Mineola near Barrus Road and 237th Street. The dirt was hauled out for use by Leick’s contracting company in various construction projects.

  • Glenwood drops pair to Kuemper in Hawkeye 10

    Glenwood recorded 16 hits combined in the two games but could never string together a sustained rally in a pair of losses to Kuemper Catholic in a Hawkeye 10 Conference double-header Thursday.

    The Rams (2-4 overall, 0-3 in the conference) got down early and despite a seventh inning rally to trim the gap dropped game one 7-4. The Knights won the nightcap 5-3 to compete the sweep.

  • Ram softball takes two from Kuemper

    The Glenwood softball team got two complete-game pitching performances and some clutch hitting in a Hawkeye 10 Conference double-header sweep of Kuemper Catholic Thursday.

    The Rams (5-1 overall, 4-1 in the conference) won game one 4-1 and then rallied in game two for a 6-5 victory in extra-innings.

    Game one starter Lyndie Van Ness dominated the Knights’ bats, striking out five, scattering five hits and allowing just one earned run in the compete-game victory.

  • Titans get by Rams 2-0 in regional semis

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Council Bluffs Lewis Central dominated possession and scored two first half goals to end Glenwood’s season 2-0 in the girls Class 2A, Region 2 semifinals last Tuesday in Council Bluffs.

    Much like its 3-0 win May 13 over the Rams, the Titans got a quick lead, controlled the ball and never let Glenwood find its offensive rhythm.

  • Glenwood fourth at state tennis

    DES MOINES - The Glenwood boys tennis team’s historic undefeated season came to an end in the Class 1A state tournament semifinals at the Waveland Tennis Complex in Des Moines last Tuesday.

    The Rams, who entered with a perfect 13-0 dual record, dropped their semifinal match to LeMars 5-0 and then fell 5-0 to Grinnell in the consolation round to finish fourth.

    Glenwood coach Kevin Tucker said his team was disappointed in the finish, but not in the heights they reached this season.