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Today's News

  • Ram Wrestling’s Finest Hour

    Bob Dyer had just ripped the seam of his pants.

    In front of 11,000 people.

    And he didn’t care one bit.

    The former longtime Glenwood wrestling coach didn’t have time to be embarrassed.
    “When I jumped in the air, I came down and split my pants,” Dyer recalled. “But I didn’t really care at that point – I was excited.”

  • Delaney Makes Presidential Pitch In Glenwood

    The air outside might have been bitterly cold but the discussion topics inside were hot button at a meet-and-greet with 2020 presidential hopeful John Delaney last Wednesday.

    Inequality, rural development, congressional gridlock, infrastructure, immigration and taxes were just a few of those issues Delaney took questions on in the 46-minute discussion at Adriano’s Brick Oven in Glenwood.

  • Education Funding Addressed At Legislative Forum

    Funding for public education was a primary topic of discussion at the first Mills County legislative coffee of 2019 Saturday morning in Glenwood.

    District 12 State Sen. Mark Costello and District 23 State Rep. David Sieck, both Republicans, addressed an audience of 20 people at City Hall.

    Sieck, a Glenwood resident, said he’s encouraged by Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposed $7.6 billion state budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

  • Silver City Mayor, Council Seats Filled In Special Election

    Silver City’s municipal government will soon be operating at full strength again following a special election on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

    The position of mayor and four seats on the five-member city council were filled in the special election.

    Write-in candidate Paula Reeves defeated Sharon McNutt in the mayor’s race by a count of 23-18.
    Brett Christensen (39 votes), Danielle Calkins (34), Jason V.Young (33) and Rose Mary Schoening (31) were elected to the city council.

  • City Officials Interview Two Candidates For Vacant Council Seat

    The vacant Ward 2 seat on the Glenwood City Council is expected to be filled in February. The seat has been vacant since Craig Florian stepped down from the council on Dec. 31.

    Earlier this month, Mayor Ron Kohn, city clerk Amber Farnan and some members of the city council conducted open interview sessions with two Glenwood citizens who have expressed interest in the position - Julie Kalambokidis and Donnie Kates.

    The council could make an appointment at its next regular meeting on Feb. 12. The seat will be on the ballot in November’s municipal election.

  • Purple Heart Honor Flight Planned

    Western Iowa Veterans from Operation Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan who have been awarded a Purple Heart or Bronze Star With Valor are encouraged to submit their online application to be a member of the Purple Heart Veterans Flight to Washington, D.C., on May 24.

  • Snowy, Cold Blast of Winter

    Freezing rain, ice, sleet, snow, high winds, frigid temperatures.
    Mills County has experienced it all over the past two weeks.

    Five days of on-and-off precipitation culminated with a major winter storm last Tuesday and Wednesday that generated more than 6 inches of snow across Mills County. Even higher snowfall amounts were reported in Montgomery and Page counties to the east.

  • Vikings top East Mills for conference tourney title

    Stanton claimed a second consecutive Corner Conference Basketball Tournament champ-ionship in a 66-47 win over East Mills Thursday night in Tabor.

    Riley Story led East Mills with 15 points, while Pedro Ragazzo and Michael Schafer had 12 points each for the Wolverines. Nic Duysen pulled down five rebounds for East Mills and contributed a pair of assists, while teammates Michael Schafer and Anthony Rainey both tallied three rebounds. East Mills fell to 12-3 on the season, with all three losses coming against Stanton.

  • Cowgirls lasso tourney title with win over F-M

    Sidney claimed the Corner Conference Tournament girls basketball tournament championship for the fourth consecutive year with a 68-28 win over Fremont-Mills Thursday night in Tabor.

    Maddy Duncan scored a game-high 25 points for the Cowgirls as they improved to 15-1 on the season. Caitlyn Ward chipped in 16 points.

    Kaylee Wright scored seven points and hauled in nine rebounds for the Knights, who finished as the Corner Conference Tournament runner-up for a second straight season.

  • Ram wrestlers go 1-1 in duals against Clarinda, Atlantic

    The Glenwood wrestling team split a pair of duals at a Hawkeye 10 Conference triangular Thursday night in Atlantic.

    The Rams doubled-up Clarinda, 48-24, while falling to the host Trojans, 57-23.

    “We knew it was going to be tough. Atlantic is tough – they haven’t been beat in a dual this year,” Glenwood coach Brad Asche said. “We did have some guys that went out and wrestled really well for us.”