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Today's News

  • Ordinance lights fuse for firework use, sales within Glenwood city limits

    The City of Glenwood has passed an ordinance allowing for the sale and use of fireworks within the city limits.

    Following Gov. Terry Branstad’s signing into law Senate Bill 489 in May, which allowed for the sale and use of first and second-class consumer fireworks statewide for the first time since the 1930s, Glenwood and many other municipalities around the state have spent the last month educating themselves on the new law.

  • BLOWN AWAY

    A storm with winds exceeding 80 miles an hour caused severe damage and left thousands without power in western Mills County Friday night.

  • Wolverines drop pair at Riverside

    East Mills fell in a pair of games at the Riverside Softball Tournament Saturday.

    The Wolverines (3-8) dropped its opener to Shenandoah 16-4 in six innings and then fell to the host Bulldogs 13-2 in four innings.

    Janette Schraft started in the circle and took the loss to the Mustangs after allowing seven hits and seven earned runs. Kassidy Croghan took the loss in game two.

    Emmy Duysen, Megan Hossle and Cheyenne Roberson each had two hits on the day to lead the Wolverines at the plate.

    East Mills 26
    Fremont-Mills 21

  • Glenwood resident recognized for work as zoo educator

    OMAHA - Elizabeth Mulkerrin isn’t kidding if she tells you her workplace is a zoo.

    The Glenwood resident is the director of education for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium - a multi-faceted position the former high school science teacher has embraced since joining the zoo staff in 2000 at the invitation of former zoo director Dr. Lee Simmons.

    “Education is an important part of our mission here at the zoo,” Mulkerrin said. “My job really is a little bit of everything.”

  • A Passion For Art

    Driving through the country north of Malvern, a barbed wire bull can be seen sitting off one of the roads. Up the hill from the bull stands a barbed wire horse. These unique sculptures belong to 63-year-old Phyllis Bruce.

    The art that sits in Bruce’s yard often captures the attention of those who pass by, but that is just a peek at everything she has done and continues to do.

    Bruce grew up off the shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. She was surrounded by beautiful things. Her passion for art began as a child.

  • Glenwood gets by Thomas Jefferson, 12-3

    Glenwood recorded 14 hits and scored in every inning in a 12-3 out-of-conference softball victory over Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Friday.

    The Rams (10-5) got two or more hits from six batters, with Cameron Rounds leading the way with a 3-for-4 night. Sara Ingoldsby, Bailey Rumery, Brooklyn Taylor, Arianna Springer and Brielle Smith each added two hits apiece. Smith doubled twice and Ingoldsby and Taylor each drove in two runs.

  • Wolverines’ Glockel brothers teammates, best friends

    Matt and Trevor Glockel of East Mills are grounded.

    Not in the disciplinary way, but in a way that lets others know they are boys of integrity, dedication, and goals.

    The Glockels are more than brothers or teammates; they are best friends.
    The dedicated duo has been playing baseball together since Matt was in the third grade.

    “I actually played on his team when I was in first grade because they didn’t have enough guys on the team,” Trevor said.

  • Glenwood miscues prove costly in 11-1 loss

    Drake Nettles fanned five and scattered four hits for Council Bluffs Lewis Central in an 11-1 victory over Glenwood in Hawkeye 10 Conference baseball Thursday.

    Nettles pitched five scoreless innings before allowing a run in the sixth and giving way to closer Joel Thompson. Thompson struck out the side in the seventh.

    The Titans jumped out to a 3-0 lead and led 6-1 after six innings before plating five runs in the top of the seventh.

  • Knights nip Wolverines 3-2 in Corner

    TABOR - Fremont-Mills built a 3-0 lead after two innings and held on for a 3-2 win over East Mills in a Corner Conference baseball clash in Tabor Friday.

    The Knights (4-1) got a strong pitching performance from Jacob Jenkerson in the win. The sophomore gave up just two runs and four hits – none for extra-bases – and struck out five in 5 2/3 innings of work before giving way to closer Dylan Chambers for the final 1 1/3 innings.

    The Wolverines plated two runs in the top of the fourth but could not get any closer over the final three innings.

  • Wolverines drop pair at Riverside

    East Mills fell in a pair of games at the Riverside Softball Tournament Saturday.
    The Wolverines (3-8) dropped its opener to Shenandoah 16-4 in six innings and then fell to the host Bulldogs 13-2 in four innings.

    Janette Schraft started in the circle and took the loss to the Mustangs after allowing seven hits and seven earned runs. Kassidy Croghan took the loss in game two.

    Emmy Duysen, Megan Hossle and Cheyenne Roberson each had two hits on the day to lead the Wolverines at the plate.

    East Mills 26
    Fremont-Mills 21