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Today's News

  • Glenwood grad finds competition, camaraderie in Japan baseball trip

    Baseball in Japan, they say, is what football is in America.

    For a week this August, Glenwood graduate A.J. Slaughter got an up close and personal look at a country where baseball is more than just a pastime.

  • Turnovers, penalties doom Knights in loss

    It was a non-district game filled with drama, but mistakes ultimately did in Fremont-Mills in a 42-35 loss at Stanton Friday.

    “I think both teams had the advantage multiple times during the game,” Fremont-Mills coach Jeremy Christensen said. “I think our turnovers killed us. Both teams played extremely well at times, and both matched that at the other end.”

    Fremont-Mills had six turnovers – a lost fumble and five interceptions. Stanton also had six turnovers, with three interceptions and three lost fumbles.

  • Lessons to learn in Wolverines’ loss

    Youthful errors, players in different positions, and a skilled, athletic opponent from Stanton led to a 36-0 season-opening defeat for the East Mills football team Friday in Malvern.

    Despite the loss, the Wolverines – without a senior on the roster – began to hold their own physically as the game wore on.

  • Rams open season with shutout

    It’s hard to imagine the Glenwood football team getting off to a better start than it did in Friday’s opener against Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln.

    The Rams scored on its first possession of the game, then its next four series and led 32-0 before the Lynx had amassed a single offensive yard or first down en route to a 45-0 victory.

  • Getting off on the right foot

    The Glenwood girls won the team title and the Rams’ Parson Covington the boys individual title at the 43rd annual Glenwood Co-ed Cross Country Meet Saturday at Glenwood Lake Park.

    The Ram girls placed three runners in the top 12 – led by Aubrey McIntyre’s third place finish – to score 51 points and out-pace runner up Harlan’s 75 points.

  • Glenwood rugby star looking to put sport, talent on the map

    It’s said rugby is a hooligans sports played by gentleman.

    Isaac Bales can’t argue with the gentleman aspect of the game of rugby but one gets the feeling, he’s okay with the hooligan part too.

  • IWCC students, Glenwood firefighters team up for training

    Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students from Iowa Western Community College joined personnel from Glenwood Fire and Rescue for a unique day of training Thursday outside the Glenwood Fire Station.

    The 10 students, who were completing their last week  of a year-long training program, got first-hand experience  on the use of the “Jaws of Life” extrication equipment and trauma assessment.

    Equipment belonging to Glenwood Fire and Rescue and vehicles donated by local salvage and towing providers were used in the training.

  • Glenwood student wins national Woodmen speech contest

    A Glenwood student has won the Modern Woodmen of America National Speech Contest.

    Madeline Becker, who completed 8th grade last May at the Glenwood Middle School, was recognized during an award presentation ceremony Aug. 9 in the media center at Glenwood Community High School. Friends, relatives and school district officials attended the ceremony.

  • Total Eclipse Of The Heartland

    It’s being billed as one of the most-significant astronomical events in our nation’s history.

    On Monday, Aug. 21, the moon will make a rare pass directly between Earth and the sun, giving the United States its first total solar eclipse since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast eclipse in 99 years.

    Moving in a diagonal and southeasterly direction at a speed of over 1,800 mph, the eclipse will begin near Lincoln Beach, Ore., at 9:05 a.m. (PDT), with totality beginning there at 10:16 a.m. (PDT). 

  • Congressman Has 'Open Office' In Glenwood

    Mills County constituents had a chance to meet one-on-one with third district U.S. Congressman David Young last Wednesday at Glenwood City Hall.

    Young’s “Open Office” meetings, which he holds every summer in each of the third district’s 16 counties, has the congressman meeting with citizens for five to 10 minutes privately to discuss opinions, concerns, and ideas about the issues being discussed in Congress or to get assistance with problems they may be having with a federal agency or program.