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Today's News

  • Child sexual abuse gets Persia man 3 life sentences for Persia, Iowa man

    A 43-year-old Persia , Iowa, man was sentenced to serve three life sentences without the possibility of parole on Monday, less than a month after being found guilty by a Mills County jury  of sexual abuse of a child.

  • Band making 15th consecutive appearance at Iowa Jazz Championships

    The Glenwood Community High School Jazz Band has earned a spot in the Iowa Jazz Championships (IJC) for a 15th straight year. The 43rd annual Iowa Jazz Championships will take place April 5, in Ames.

    The Glenwood band, under the direction of Dan Schoening, has placed in the Top 10 in each of  its 14 previous appearances and in the Top 5 three of the past four years.

  • Senior Moments

    During Dave Blum and Troy Mohr’s days coaching the Glenwood youth travel team together they had a post-practice routine.

    Part motivation, part inspiration, the coaches would have their youth team, who practiced at the high school gym in those days, gather at mid-court following a grueling practice.  The coaches would then direct the team to look up at the rafters where state championship banners typically hang.

    The rafters were decidedly void of basketball banners.

  • ‘Energy and Passion’

    On a chilly night, Feb. 27, 2017, 65 miles from Glenwood, on the hardwood of Harlan Community High School, a motto was born from defeat.

    The words, two simple words really, that rose from the frustration of the Rams’ 69-68 loss to Atlantic in the substate finals – their second straight such heartbreaking loss in as many years – would guide the team all off-season and into what would become a historic 2017-2018 season.

    “Unfinished Business.”

  • Glenwood native to read her children’s book at elementary school, library

    A Glenwood Community High School graduate will be returning to her hometown next week to read a children’s book she’s authored to students at Northeast Elementary School and youngsters at the Glenwood Public Library.

    Kerri (Hamsher) Urban, 1993 GCHS graduate, is an elementary school teacher and mother of two children. She resides in Byers, Colo., a small community about 30 miles east of Denver.

  • Date for Blues & Brews pushed back to August

    Glenwood will be singing the blues later than normal this summer.
    The annual Blues & Brews celebration, normally held at Glenwood Lake Park on or around the 4th of July, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25, this year, event organizer Randy Romens told the Glenwood City last week.
    Romens said he and other Blues & Brews organizers believe moving the event away from the 4th of July holiday will boost attendance for the celebration that features the music of popular blues bands and craft beers from throughout the region.

  • Rams topple defending champs, will play for state title

     Back and forth they went.

    In a state semifinal game that featured nearly a dozen lead changes and neither team extending a margin further than five points over three and a half quarters, this was a game that would be decided by a handful of plays.

    A steal. A late layup. Free throws.

    For Glenwood it was check, check and check as the Rams made all the little plays down the stretch to upend two-time defending state champion Cedar Rapids Xavier 69-63 Thursday to advance to its first ever state title game.

  • State Basketball Preview

    What is Glenwood’s reward for a thrilling 20-point comeback and the school’s first victory at state in 62 years?

    How about two-time defending state champion Cedar Rapids Xavier?

    The Rams, who battled back from a 40-22 halftime deficit to defeat Norwalk in the state quarterfinals Tuesday will face the top seeded Saints (19-6) in Thursday’s 2 p.m. Class 3A semifinals at the Wells Fargo Arena.

  • Firearms for teachers, tax reform among issues discussed at forum

    Republican lawmakers representing southwest Iowa were greeted by a sparse but engaging audience Saturday morning at Glenwood City Hall to discuss legislation being considered in the Iowa Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.

    U.S. Rep. David Young joined State Rep. David Sieck and State Sen. Mark Costello for a legislative coffee hosted by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce. The elected officials discussed a variety of issues being addressed in Congress and at the statehouse in Des Moines.

  • Rams Rally by Norwalk in State Quarterfinals

    Many of those in attendance at the Wells Fargo Arena Tuesday afternoon likely left Glenwood for dead at halftime.

    After the Rams opened the game missing their first nine shots and shooting 29 percent in a half that saw them trail by as many as 20 points and go into the break down 40-22, who could blame them?

    But then a funny thing happened.

    Glenwood came back to life.