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Today's Features

  • She’s raising four children and helping her husband run a successful auction business, but that isn’t preventing Glenwood’s Korrina Hughes from pursuing her passion of raising horses and competing as a barrel racer on the regional rodeo circuit.

    A native of Utica, Neb., Hughes competes in at least two dozen rodeos a year and has worked her way up to become one of the top barrel racers on the Prairie Circuit of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.

  • Joel Stevens’ love of cinema began at a young age – 4 to be exact.

    “My mom took me to see my first movie in 1977, “The Rescuers,” Stevens recalled. “She has a love for movies and passed that love down to me.”

    For Stevens, associate editor at The Opinion-Tribune, watching movies is more than a pastime – it’s a passion that led to his invitation nearly a decade ago to join the panel of judges for the annual Omaha Film Festival.

  • What began as a simple liking of Korean music and culture has evolved into the opportunity of a lifetime for Remily Murphy.

    Later this week, the Glenwood Community High School sophomore leaves for South Korea to study abroad as a student in the Youth For Understanding exchange program. She’ll live with a family in the South Korean capital of Seoul and attend a highly-respected all girls school.

    “There’s excitement, but also a lot of nervousness as it does become more real,” Remily said.

  • There’s a few moans, a few groans and an occasional  whisper of “I’m not sure I can still do that anymore,” but for the most part, the “alumni” from Gary’s Tumbling in Glenwood have picked right up where they left off so many years ago.

    For the past month, about a dozen graduates of Gary Giaffoglione’s nearly three-decade old tumbling program have been hitting the mats on Wednesday nights to perform aerials, back tucks, airplanes, somersaults and more. There’s a lot of laughter and reminiscing about old times.

  • “Make a difference in the world.”

    The message inscribed on a courtyard bench near the home of Iowa State University’s FarmHouse Fraternity serves as a memorial for Taylor Williams, a 2015 ISU graduate, who passed away unexpectedly from a recent cardiac procedure in December 2016 at the age of 25.

  • The challenges of being a first-time parent are great.

    For Gina Springhower, the challenges are even greater.

    Confined to a wheel chair with paralysis (the result of an automobile accident more than nine years ago), Gina is tackling and enjoying the most gratifying challenge of her life – motherhood.

    Gina and her husband, John Springhower, are the parents of a happy and energetic 16-month-old son, LaKota, born Dec. 22, 2015, just in time for Christmas.

  • More than 130 quilts were on display Saturday at Hillsdale United Methodist Church as part of a fundraiser that’s become a tradition at the rural Glenwood church.

    “We have a quilt show every two years,” Barb Sell said. “We’ve been doing this about 20 years and interest just keeps growing.”

  • Joe Edwards is no stranger to long bike rides.

    In the last few years the devoted long-distance rider has taken part in grueling road rides in Alaska, Colorado and the Cascade mountains.

    But nothing could quite prepare Edwards for the Great Southern Randonee in Australia.

    “As I was riding, I was thinking to myself: this is hardest ride I’d ever done,” said Edwards, who own graphic design shop Joe Designer in Glenwood. “But when I finished I said, ‘Nah, that’s not the hardest I’ve ever done.’”

  • She enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was camping, enjoying a hog roast with her family or spending time in the water on a boat or inner tube.

    Two of her favorite foods were chicken fingers and pizza.

    Her favorite childhood movie was “The Little Mermaid.”

    She played basketball and soccer as a youngster and was a Girl Scout. She tried playing the flute for a year or two in the school band.

    Those are just a few of the special memories Katie Weber-Kuhl’s family members have of their daughter, granddaughter and sister.

  • If you’re curious about what’s going on inside the Loess Hills Maker Space shop on the south side of Glenwood’s Town Square, just picture your junior high shop classroom equipped with 21st Century tools and technology.

    “Our motto is, ‘Where old shop meets new shop’” Loess Hills Maker Space founder and co-owner Rich Dickeson said.