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Today's News

  • Wolverine comeback comes up short in 66-54 loss to Stanton

    STANTON — Stanton built a 36-0 lead but had to hold on late in a 66-54 upset of Eight-Man, No. 5 East Mills Friday night in Stanton.

    “Our kids played well,” Stanton Football Coach Jeff Grebin said. “We found a way to pull off a win and we’re just excited with what the future holds.”

    Stanton (2-2 overall, 2-0 district) got their lead to 36-0 at halftime, thanks to a late touchdown catch in the half by wide receiver Brady Johnson.

  • Families May Be Owed Money In School Food Settlement

    If you paid for your child’s food at a K-12 school in Iowa between Jan. 1, 2000, and Aug. 1, 2014, there’s a good chance you’re entitled to a financial settlement as part of a class action lawsuit.

    The lawsuit alleges Iowa Educators Corporation (IEC) and the Iowa Association for Educational Purchasing (IAEP) violated state law by awarding food service contracts across Iowa to Martin Brothers Distributing Company, Inc.

  • PPEL Defeat A Setback For East Mills

    MALVERN - East Mills School District voters have rejected a levy referendum that would have generated $400,000 in new revenue for the school district.
    The district had sought a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) increase of $1.34 per $1,000 of taxable valuation for a 10-year period. The district currently has a 33 cent per $1,000 PPEL in place.

    On Tuesday, Sept. 9, voters said no to that increase by a 403-to-345 margin. The referendum required a simple majority to pass.

  • Early October Opening For Interchange

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The opening of the redesigned Interstate 29/Highway 34 interchange in western Mills County is three weeks away, an Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) engineer told The Opinion-Tribune Friday.

  • Father, Daughter Fulfill A Wedding Day Dream

    Something magical happened Saturday evening outside a castle tucked away in the Loess Hills.

    Gary Giaffoglione walked side-by-side with his little girl down the aisle on her wedding day – a father’s dream that was seemingly shattered in March 2008 when an automobile accident left Gina, his only daughter, fighting for her life and paralyzed from the waist down.

    On this cool, late summer’s evening 6 1/2 years later, in the presence of family and friends, Gary and Gina made their dream a reality.

  • Knights survive first district test

    TABOR - Sam Phillips ran for a career-high 134 yards and two touchdowns as Fremont-Mills recorded a season-high 432 total yards of offense in a 51-12 rout of Sidney in the Eight-Man, District 8 opener for both teams Friday.

    “From most aspects, I think we played fairly well,” said Fremont-Mills coach Jeremy Christiansen. “Defensively, we had some breakdowns, a couple of coverage breakdowns, but obviously, the score was where we wanted it to be.”

  • Rams sixth at LC cross country invite

    Ross Van Slyke and Cuentin Gray both placed in the top 20 as the Glenwood boys cross country team finished sixth as a team at the Council Bluffs Lewis Central Cross Country Invite Saturday at Iowa Western Community College.

    The Rams’ finished with 144 team points. Harlan was the team champion with four runners among the top 14 place winners and 53 team points.

    Van Slyke placed 16th for Glenwood with a time of 18:04. Gray was right behind with a time of 18:18 to place 18th.

  • Glenwood 4-1 at Atlantic Tourney

    The Glenwood volleyball team won four of five matches at the Atlantic Volleyball Invitational Saturday.

    The Rams (9-6 overall, 1-1 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) finished as co-champions with Treynor and Council Bluffs St. Albert at the tournament.Glenwood defeated Winterset 21-9, 23-21, Underwood 21-14, 21-14, Treynor 21-19, 21-14 and Atlantic 21-16, 21-7. Glenwood’s lone loss came to Council Bluffs St. Albert 10-21, 21-13, 5-15.

  • East Mills downs F-M in volleyball

    MALVERN — Last Tuesday will go down as one of the more memorable moments for East Mills volleyball.

    East Mills rallied in the fifth game to score the 3-2 win over rival Fremont-Mills during last Tuesday’s conference opener.

    “This is like the No. 1 match that I’ve ever coached,” Wolverines Head Coach Connie Blank said. “It was amazing.”

    The Wolverines found themselves down 11-5 in the fifth game.

  • Glenwood Police Reports 9/17/14

    Incidents
        Sept. 12 – Park Place of Glenwood reported a burglary and criminal mischief.
        Sept. 13 – Jacob Duncan of Glenwood reported an aggravated assault.
        Sept. 14 – Mills County Storehouse reported a theft.
        Sept. 14 – William Poffenbarger of Glenwood reported an assault.