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Today's News

  • PPEL measure passes in East Mills

    The second time turned out to be the charm for the East Mills School District’s Physical Plant and Equipment Levy.

    On Tuesday voters in the district approved a PPEL levy increase of $1.34 per $1,000 of taxable valuation for a 10-year period after rejecting a similar referendum in September 2014. The measure passed with 54 percent of the votes saying yes to the increase.

  • State Computer Error Will Cost GCSD $98,000

    A miscalculation by the Iowa Department of Revenue will cost the Glenwood Community School District $98,420 in revenue over the next 12 months.

    The state is blaming a computer error in a program tasked with collecting sales taxes as part of its Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) program – the state’s one-cent sales tax fund used for school infrastructure projects – during its final tabulations of payments last year.

  • The Weatherman

    People driving north on Grove Street in Glenwood may or may not notice the important equipment planted in the ground at the corner of Fifth Street.

    It is quiet and unassuming, much like homeowner Larry Pratt. These two pieces of equipment, a thermometer and a rain gauge, however, are vital to the lives of southwest Iowa residents.

  • School District Braces For Teacher Retirements In Last Year Of Incentive

    Stan Winquist came to Glenwood to teach in 1979.

    For more than three decades, he’s taught ag education and then industrial arts. His work with in the classroom brought him a nomination from the Iowa Department of Education for Teacher of the Year in 2014.

  • Wolverines 2-1 at Shenandoah

    The East Mills wrestling team went 2-1 in quadrangular at Shenandoah last Tuesday.

    The Wolverines recorded victories over Griswold 48-6 and Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 45-17. The lone loss came to the host Mustangs, 42-30.

    “We have been working on trying to create more opportunities to score in matches recently,” said East Mills coach Claude Lang. “We did a great job of taking chances and just ‘going for it.’”

  • Hot shooting lifts Glenwood past Clarinda, 72-38

    Glenwood hit 6-of-10 first half three pointers and 13 different Rams scored in a 72-38 rout of Clarinda in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball last Tuesday.

    The Rams (8-8 overall, 4-4 in the conference) turned a nine-point lead after a quarter into 35-15 halftime lead thanks to some hot shooting from the perimiter and patience on the offensive end.

  • Currin comes up big in win

    Logan Currin scored 21 points and Keegan Wederquist 16 to lead East Mills to a 56-49 victory over Sidney in Corner Conference boys basketball Friday.

    The Wolverines (11-5 overall, 10-3 in the conference) used a 25-15 third quarter run to pull away from the Cowboys.

    Currin hit 6-of-8 three pointers en route to his team-high 21 points. Wederquist added 12 rebounds and a pair of steals.

    Jacob Cain and Dylan Lucas paced Sidney with 12 points each.

    East Mills 57,

    Stanton 46

  • Malcom first, Rams fourth at Hawkeye 10 meet

    Matt Malcom won his second straight conference wrestling title and Glenwood finished fourth in the team standings at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Tournament Saturday in Glenwood.

    Creston edged Council Bluffs Lewis Central 245 to 235 in the team scores to wrap up its fourth straight conference crown. The Panthers finished with three individual champs and 10 top six finishers.
    The Rams finished fourth with 213 points, 10.5 behind third place Clarinda.

  • Glenwood School menu 2.4.15

    Glenwood Community Schools
    Feb. 5-11, 2015

    Breakfast
    (100% fruit juice and milk served with breakfast)
        Thursday – Long John and hashbrown.
        Friday – Cereal, toast and fruit.
        Monday – Cereal bar, crackers and fruit.
        Tuesday – Cheese omelet, toast and fruit.
        Wednesday – Cheese omelet, muffin and fruit.
    Lunch

  • Mills County Sheriff Reports 2/4/15

    Incidents
        Jan. 17 – Randi Mower of Glenwood reported a theft.
    Accidents
        Jan. 17 – A vehicle driven by James Nausler of Omaha was found abandoned in a ditch off of Deacon Road. When emergency personnel arrived Nausler returned and told officers he had injured his hand with a chainsaw and was driving himself to the hospital when he passed out and the vehicle ended up in the ditch. The driver was transported to the hospital. His condition was not known at press time.