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Today's News

  • Second half run carries Knights to regional victory

    A 17-2 run that bridged the second and third quarters blew open a 21-21 game and lifted Fremont-Mills to a 51-27 victory over West Harrison in the Class 1A, Region 7 opening round Thursday in Tabor.

    The Knights (14-9) used the 17-2 run – and out-scored the Hawkeyes’ 34-14 in the second half – to build a lead that swelled to as many as 23 after halftime.

  • Rams send seven to state

    As far as district titles go, it wasn’t a perfect finish.

    As finishes go, it was as perfect as Glenwood Coach Brad Asche had hoped.

    Glenwood had seven wrestlers reach the finals in the respective weight classes at the Class 3-A District 8 Championship in Waukee Saturday and all seven punched their ticket to this week’s state tournament.

    “We were really close to going seven for seven on district championships but we had a couple guys that had to take a different route,” Asche said.

  • ‘Stepping stone to the future’

    Mills County officials are hopeful Thursday’s opening of the Love’s Travel Center & Country Store is only the beginning of an economic development boom near the Interstate 29 – Highway 34 interchange west of Glenwood.

  • School District Voters Pass PPEL

    On Tuesday, voters of the Glenwood Community School District passed a $3.7 million dollar Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) that will help fund an overhaul of the district's outdoor athletic complex.

    The PPEL passed by a count of 969 (54 percent) to 838 (46 percent).

  • Wolverines roll to 79-38 win

    Anthony Rainey led four East Mills players in double-figures with 21 points as the Wolverines routed Heartland Christian 79-38 in Corner Conference basketball Friday.

    The Wolverines (8-9 overall, 6-5 in the conference) built a 33-18 lead at halftime then exploded for 25 points in the third quarter to blow the game open. For the game, East Mills shot 49.2 percent (30-of-65) and scored a season-high 79 points.

  • Chris Herrick retiring as Fremont-Mills superintendent

    TABOR - Chris Herrick, who has served as superintendent for the Fremont-Mills School District for the past 18 years, has announced his retirement.

    Herrick submitted his resignation, effective at the end of the current school year, during a meeting of the Fremont-Mills Board of Education last Thursday. Herrick is also stepping down as superintendent of the Stanton School District. Herrick has  been the shared superintendent for Fremont-Mills and Stanton for the past five years.

  • Reactions mixed to IHSAA’s new football playoff format

    The Iowa High School Athletic Association unveiled its long awaited new football playoff format last week and to say reviews have been mixed is an understatement.

    In a press release last Wednesday, the IHSAA, in addition to announcing a new playoff qualifying system, revealed plans for new classifications, new two-year district alignments and to allow teams to play out-of-state schools. All changes are scheduled to go into effect this season.

    Among the biggest surprises, however, wasn’t a change at all.

  • Glenwood PPEL vote is Tuesday

    The ballot concerns a single measure asking a simple “Yes” or “No.”

    And all that hangs in the balance is a $3.7 million levy for a new sports complex a Glenwood group supporting the measure has said could serve the district for the next 50 years.

    The Glenwood Community School District is holding a special election Tuesday on a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) that would, according to district officials, fund a complete overhaul of the district’s aging athletics complex.

  • Rams fall on road at Omaha Skutt

    OMAHA - The game matched two teams from two different states for just the second time ever.

    No conference standings or post-season seeding were at stake.

    Try telling that to the two teams on the court.

    Class 3A, No. 6 Glenwood battled Nebraska Class B, No. 6 ranked Omaha Skutt Catholic for the better part of three and a half quarters before falling late in a hard-nosed, slugfest 67-58 loss in a game that had all the atmosphere of the post-season.

  • Highway 34 traffic signals going active in conjunction with truck stop opening

    Newly-installed traffic signal lights at the intersection of U.S. Highway 34 and 188th Street in western Mills County will be activated Thursday in conjunction with the planned opening of the Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store.