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Today's News

  • Crouch elected to fifth term in Mills County Supervisors race

    Incumbent Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch has defeated Libertarian challenger Jay Anderson in Tuesday’s general election.

    The supervisor seat, the only contested race in the county courthouse this year, went to Crouch by a 4,423-1,484 margin.

    For Crouch the term is his fifth on the three-member board.

  • Knights rout Exira, punch ticket to Dome

    EXIRA - There would be no come back on this night.

    Ten weeks after Exira-EHK rallied from a 20-0 deficit in a stunning 45-27 victory in the season opener back in August, Fremont-Mills left no openings or doubts in the re-match Friday in the Eight-person football quarterfinals in Exira.

    The Knights scored the games’ first 28 points and weathered a 399-yard passing night from Spartan quarterback Josh Pettepier to win going away 61-20.

  • Supervisor Seat Is Only Contested Courthouse Race

    There’s only one contested race in Mills County for a county courthouse position in Tuesday’s general election.
    Incumbent Republican Richard Crouch of Malvern is opposed by Libertarian Jay Anderson of rural Glenwood for a seat on the Mills County Board of Supervisors.

    In separate interviews with The Opinion-Tribune, Crouch and Anderson shared their views on several topics, including what their priorities will be if elected to a four-year term.

  • Wolverines state bound

    As an emotional Connie Blank celebrated with her team following East Mills victory over Fremont-Mills in the Class 1A, Region 2 finals, she was asked what this win means for her program.

    “That we’re here to stay,” the coach said, her comments drowned out by her cheering team and a raucous crowd that had joined the celebration on the court.

  • Quick start helps lift Knights over Lenox in playoff opener

    TABOR - Rarely does an opening kick off tell the story of a four quarter football game.

    Rarely. Not never.

    Fremont-Mills’ Seth Malcom made that clear scooping up the opening kick off from Lenox in the Eight-person playoff opening round and rumbling 57 yards into the endzone just nine seconds into the game.

    The Knights would go on to score on their next seven possessions and dominate on both sides of the ball in a 61-8 victory before a capacity crowd in Tabor Friday.

  • Glenwood’s volleyball season ends in regional semifinals

    The Glenwood volleyball team’s season came to end last Tuesday.

    It wasn’t for lack of effort.

    The Rams battled and scrapped all match long against Council Bluffs Lewis Central, a team that had swept them just two weeks early, but came up short in a 16-25, 25-18, 12-25, 17-25 loss to the Titans in the Class 4A, Region 2 semifinals in Council Bluffs.

  • A Perfect Plan

    Some cross country runners play checkers.

    Janette Schraft plays chess.

    For her final state cross country meet, the Glenwood senior decided she would not sprint out and hastily take the pack lead, as was her custom.

    This time, she decided before the race, she’d watch the race develop and let the leaders declare themselves on the board while she sat back, calculating her pace and plotting her moves like a grandmaster.

  • Schraft wins title, Glenwood girls place third at state cross country

    FORT DODGE - Janette Schraft’s kick over the final 800 meters propelled the Glenwood senior to her first state title and helped the Rams to a third-place finish at the Iowa State Cross Country Meet at Kennedy Park in Fort Dodge Saturday.

    Schraft, who entered the day the No. 3 ranked runner in Class 3A, started slow and methodically worker he way from the pack to the orbit of two-time champion Adrianna Katcher of Center Point-Urbana and No. 1 seeded Ainsley Erzen of Carlisle before out-kicking both over the final half mile.

  • December Start Date Possible For Athletic Complex

    Work on the stalled Glenwood Athletic Complex project could begin as early as Dec. 1 if all goes as planned with revised architectural specifications and plans, according to Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray.

  • Glenwood falls in football finale

    Kylan Smallwood’s touchdown catch in overtime lifted Creston to a 20-12 victory over Glenwood in the Class 3A season finale for both teams Friday.

    In what amounted to a defensive battle between two teams out of playoff contention, the Rams (4-5) out-gained Creston (3-6) 305 to 205 but lost three fumbles and were turned away on five fourth-and-short attempts.

    The Rams trailed 12-6 late in the third quarter when Cole Mayberry blocked a punt that Noah Carter scooped up and returned for a game-tying touchdown.