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Today's News

  • Fireworks - Booming Business

    Two Glenwood organizations are hoping to create a big boom at the cash register this week with the sale of fireworks.

    Campus Life, a Christian-based youth organization, and the Glenwood Band Parents, a booster group for the Glenwood instrumental music program, are both operating fireworks stands as a means of raising funds to support future activities. Fireworks sales became legal in Iowa in 2017 for the first time in nearly 80 years and many youth and non-profit organizations around the state are cashing in.

  • School District Giving $150,000 To Trails Group

    The Glenwood Community School District is giving $150,000 to a group planning to build a series of walking trails in Mills County.

  • Aquatic Center Reopens; Repairs Being Monitored

    The Glenwood Aquatic Center reopened Friday after a four-day shutdown for repairs to stop the loss of water.
    The two-year-old facility was closed early last week to determine the source of a water leak on the northwest corner of the pool.

    Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook said nearly six gallons of water was being lost every minute as a result of the leak.

  • Billy and a Beer?

    Billy McGuigan fans might be allowed to legally drink more than soda pop and lemonade at next month’s concert at the Davies Amphitheater.

    Glenwood City Council members who spoke publicly on the matter at a meeting last week appear to be receptive to a request from Davies Amphitheater manager Jeff Mitts to allow concert goers to bring beer and wine to McGuigan’s show on July 21. Mitts said McGuigan has a large following in the Omaha area and his show typically attracts the largest concert crowd of the season to the Davies.

  • Rams put three on All-Hawkeye 10 soccer first team

    Glenwood’s Avery Blasdel, Mia McCorkle and Kendall Bardsley all earned first team recognition on the All-Hawkeye 10 Conference Girls Soccer team released last week.

    The Rams trio was joined on the first team by Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s Grace Guidry, Isabella Smith, Alissa Pomrenke, Rachel Cushing, Mikayla McCart and Hadley Hill, Council Bluffs St. Albert’s Makenna Shepard, Teagan Blackburn and Ellerie Tarbox, Denison’s Alex Mohr, Harlan’s Kylee Hinz and Creston’s Kalan Bloodgood.

  • Seeding coming to state wrestling tournament

    The Iowa High School Athletic Association will begin seeding brackets at the traditional state wrestling tournament beginning in 2019.

    In a unanimous decision announced Monday morning, the IHSAA Board of Control approved a wrestling advisory committee recommendation to build brackets with criteria that seeds the top eight wrestlers in each of the 14 weight classes across all three classifications.

  • Glenwood second at T.J. Classic

    Earlham plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Glenwood and win the Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Softball Classic Saturday night in Council Bluffs.

  • Knights smack 15 hits in back-to-back home wins

    Fremont-Mills broke open a 4-4 game with seven runs combined in the third and four innings in a 12-5 victory over Essex in Corner Conference baseball Friday in Tabor.

    For the second straight game, the Knights (6-10) recorded 15 hits. Sophie Murphy and Tori Kilpatrick each went 3-for-4 and drove in runs. Taylor Morgan, Kendall Reed and Sophie Phillips added two hits each.

    Taylor was the winner in the circle. The freshman struck out three and did not allow an earned run.

    Fremont-Mills 12,
    C.B. St. Albert 5

  • Rams’ go 2-0 at A.L. Classic

    The Glenwood baseball team used strong pitching and some clutch hitting to win a pair of games in the Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Classic played in Glenwood Saturday.

    The Rams (5-11) got by A-D-M 10-7 and downed LeMars 6-4.

    “We had two pretty good outings from our pitchers, Eli Bales and Michael Radford. “It was somewhat different to previous games this week, but they both pitched really well for us Saturday.”

  • Rams’ Von Essen named to Hawkeye 10 first team

    Glenwood senior Blake Von Essen was named to the first team on the All-Hawkeye 10 Conference boys soccer team.

    The team, released last week, was selected by a vote of conference coaches.

    Von Essen was tabbed as a unanimous first team defender on the team.

    Jordan Renshaw and John Palmer also earned all-conference honors for Glenwood. Renshaw was named to the second team after leading the Rams in assists (four) and scoring six goals. Palmer scored a team-high eight goals and recorded two assists this season.