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Today's News

  • 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.

  • New Mills County Attorney Is Southwest Iowa Native

    A new Mills County Attorney will be in place later this month.

    Naeda Elliott, who’s worked the past six years in Iowa City with the Johnson County Attorney’s Office, has been selected by the Mills County Board of Supervisors to fill the position to replace Tricia McSorley, who resigned earlier this year to take a job with an Omaha insurance firm. Elliott, an Underwood native and University of Iowa graduate (undergraduate and law degree), was chosen from a pool of eight candidates.

  • Glenwood off to 2-1 start on diamond with win over TJ

    The Glenwood baseball team got a strong outing from starting pitcher Cole Loeffelbein and smacked 13 hits at the plate in a 6-1 road victory at Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Friday.

    Loeffelbein threw four solid innings, allowed no earned runs and just one hit to record the win.

    Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz said his team’s strong hitting was nicely balanced by a good defensive effort.

  • Glenwood off to 2-1 start on diamond with win over TJ

    The Glenwood baseball team got a strong outing from starting pitcher Cole Loeffelbein and smacked 13 hits at the plate in a 6-1 road victory at Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Friday.

    Loeffelbein threw four solid innings, allowed no earned runs and just one hit to record the win.

    Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz said his team’s strong hitting was nicely balanced by a good defensive effort.

  • Rams down Harlan, head to substate semis

    The Glenwood girls soccer team scored three goals in the opening 11 minutes of the second half in a 5-0 victory over Harlan in Class 2A, Region 2 soccer Friday.

    The first half ended in a scoreless tie before a few halftime adjustments helped Glenwood pull away in the second half.

    “We had a lot of shots in the first half but were having a hard time not shooting in right at the goalie,” said Glenwood coach Amy Benson.  “We talked about hitting low and hard shots during halftime to try and beat her height since she was tall.”