.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Reactions mixed to IHSAA’s new football playoff format

    The Iowa High School Athletic Association unveiled its long awaited new football playoff format last week and to say reviews have been mixed is an understatement.

    In a press release last Wednesday, the IHSAA, in addition to announcing a new playoff qualifying system, revealed plans for new classifications, new two-year district alignments and to allow teams to play out-of-state schools. All changes are scheduled to go into effect this season.

    Among the biggest surprises, however, wasn’t a change at all.

  • Glenwood PPEL vote is Tuesday

    The ballot concerns a single measure asking a simple “Yes” or “No.”

    And all that hangs in the balance is a $3.7 million levy for a new sports complex a Glenwood group supporting the measure has said could serve the district for the next 50 years.

    The Glenwood Community School District is holding a special election Tuesday on a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) that would, according to district officials, fund a complete overhaul of the district’s aging athletics complex.

  • Rams fall on road at Omaha Skutt

    OMAHA - The game matched two teams from two different states for just the second time ever.

    No conference standings or post-season seeding were at stake.

    Try telling that to the two teams on the court.

    Class 3A, No. 6 Glenwood battled Nebraska Class B, No. 6 ranked Omaha Skutt Catholic for the better part of three and a half quarters before falling late in a hard-nosed, slugfest 67-58 loss in a game that had all the atmosphere of the post-season.

  • Highway 34 traffic signals going active in conjunction with truck stop opening

    Newly-installed traffic signal lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 34 and 188th Street in western Mills County will be activated Thursday in conjunction with the planned opening of the Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store.

  • Rams build lead early, hang on late in win over Creston

    The Glenwood girls opened the game on a 13-2 run and clung to its lead the rest of the way to grind out a 45-35 win at Creston last night in Hawkeye 10 Conference girls basketball.

    The Rams (6-12 overall, 4-5 in the conference) overcame some second quarter shooting struggles in the wire-to-wire win despite the Panthers cutting the lead to four points on two occasions.

  • Glenwood wins Hawk-10 title

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - The last time the Glenwood wrestling team sat atop the team standings at the end of the day at the Hawkeye 10 Conference wrestling tournament, most of its current roster were in kindergarten.

    On Saturday, those wrestlers grew up, with three winning individual titles, as the Rams snared their first conference title since 2006, out-distancing runner up Creston 237.5 to 201 in the team standings.

    For Glenwood coach Brad Asche the title was a long time coming.

  • Glenwood mentoring program continues to flourish

    Even in the midst of well known programs such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters and others like it, Glenwood’s Mentoring With Heart stands out in the crowd of mentoring programs.

    A program that began in the early 2000s, Mentoring With Heart has flourished where similar programs across the country diminished.

  • Sanders tops field at Ed Winger Classic

    Caleb Sanders won the heavyweight crown and the Glenwood wrestlers placed sixth as a team at the Ed Winger Classic at Urbandale High School Saturday.

    Southeast Polk was the team champion with 200 points. West Des Moines Valley was second with 165.5. The Rams finish sixth with 110.5 team points.

    Glenwood coach Brad Asche said he thought his team wrestled “pretty good” against a loaded field of ranked wrestlers in Urbandale.

  • Rams make quick work of Shenandoah in 75-26 win

    The Glenwood boys basketball team took little time dispatching Shenandoah in a Hawkeye 10 Conference boys road game Friday.

    The No. 3 ranked Rams (13-1 overall, in the conference) jumped out to a 27-7 lead and cruised to a 75-26 victory. The win is the Rams ninth this season by 20 or more points.
    “This was a good team win,” Glenwood coach Curt Schulte said. “We played well in all phases and 11 of 15 players scored.”

    Christian Stanislav led a balanced scoring attack with 16 points. Nate Mohr added 14 and Nate Kennedy 10.

  • Wolverines upset in Corner tourney opener

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - No field goals, four points and six turnovers.

    That would be the statistical line for the East Mills girls in its Corner Conference tournament opener against South Page.

    South Page 35, East Mills 32.

    That would be the statistical result as the No. 6 seeded Rebels took advantage of the No. 3 seeded Wolverines’ offensive struggles and out-scored them 12-4 in the final frame to advance to the conference semifinals.