Today's News

  • Cyclones storm past Rams 50-40 in district semifinals

    The Glenwood girls basketball team’s season ended in the Class 3A, Region 2 semifinals on Saturday with a 50-40 loss to Harlan.

    “We played pretty well, we took pretty good care of the ball, better than we had, but we just didn’t rebound well enough,” said Glenwood coach Leon Portrey.

    The Rams were outrebounded by 30-20 on the night.

  • Cowgirls end Knights’ season

    The Sidney girls basketball team built a 24-12 halftime lead en route to a 47-32 Class 1A Region 3 district basketball victory over Fremont-Mill last Tuesday.

    The Knights had 20 turnovers to the Cowgirls’ 23 but Sidney held a 43-31 rebounding edge in a cold shooting night for both teams. Fremont-Mills shot just 29.5 percent (13-of-44) from the field and 6-of-15 at the line. The Cowgirls shot slightly better at 36.6 percent (20-of-55).

    Jessica Donahue led the Knights with 12 points and nine rebounds. Amy Carlson added nine points.

  • Brehm steps down as Glenwood volleyball coach

    Kim Brehm has resigned from her position as Glenwood Community High School volleyball coach.

    Brehm, who has taught geometry and pre-algebra at the high school for four years and served as head volleybally coach for two, handed in her resignation to the district on Feb. 25.

    Brehm, an Elkhorn, Neb. native, has not decided if she will continue on as a teacher at Glenwood next year but is consdering a move back to the Omaha area.

  • Albert asked to resign as Glenwood football coach

    Glenwood football coach Brian Albert has been asked to resign the coaching position he has held since 2003, said the coach.

    Albert confirmed in an interview last Thursday that he was asked to resign by Glenwood Activities Director Scott Arkfeld at a meeting following last fall’s football season.

    “They said they wanted to go in a different direction,” said Albert of his conversation with Arkfeld.

    When asked if he declined the district’s request to resign, Albert replied: “Absolutely.”

  • School District Holding Rummage Sale

    Feeling a little homeroom nostalgia?

    Like to have a used school desk? How about an overhead projector or small storage cabinet?

    If you’re in need of any of these items, the Glenwood Community School District might have just what you’re looking for.

    The district is offering old, used student and teacher desks and chairs, office equipment and antiquated computers and monitors for sale on March 7 at 102 Central on the Glenwood Resource Center campus. The first day of the sale was held Feb. 28.

  • Cafe Employees Work Day For No Pay

    It was the ultimate show of support and appreciation for their boss.

    On Friday, the three employees on duty at the Bear Creek Cafe in Glenwood worked the entire day for no wages. It was a gesture to demonstrate their appreciation for having a job and to show cafe owner Sherry Brosdahl that they understand the financial struggles she and other owners of small businesses are facing during our nation’s tough economic times.

    “We all need to do our part to help struggling businesses stay open,” Bear Creek employee Breanna Wright said.

  • A New Year And A Fresh Start

    As I sat in front of the TV late Wednesday night watching the final seconds of 2008 tick away in Times Square, it was very evident that Americans were eager to ring in a new year.

    Maybe more so than any other year in a long, long time.

    No doubt about it, 2008 was a rough year for many people, for many different reasons, and most people were ready to put the year to rest.

    With the new year comes a breath of fresh air and the hope that America and the world will be a better place to live in 2009.

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  • Mills County on RAGBRAI Route

    Has it been six years already?

    RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) last came to Mills County in 2003, but the nation’s largest crossstate bicycle extravaganza appears to headed back this summer.

  • ISL Aimed At Students, Curriculum

    To ISL or not to ISL...

    ...That is the question the Glenwood Community School District is asking of district voters in a Feb. 3 special election considering the district’s adoption of an Instructional Support Levy. If passed, the measure would allow the school district to collect more than $700,000 in new funds.

  • Mills County Adopts Building Code

    Mills County now has a building code in place.

    A “building and property maintenance” ordinance adopted by the Mills County Board of Supervisors became law on Jan. 28. Among its many provisions, the building code requires builders and contractors to follow a permit and inspection process on all new construction and major renovation projects in unincorporated areas of the county.