Today's News

  • Rams sweep H-10 Southern Division titles

    The Glenwood boys and girls track teams got off to a strong start in the outdoor track season with a sweep of the team titles as the Hawkeye 10 Conference Southern Division Meet last Tuesday in Creston.

    The Ram girls and boys combined to win 30 of 38 events at the co-ed event.

    Glenwood’s girls won 16 events to rack up 182 team points and easily out-pace Creston’s 98 points while the Rams boys won 14 events and finished with 181 points.

  • Still Making A Splash At 95

    Swimming has been a part of Doris Wendt’s life for as long as she can remember.

    “I’ve been in the water ever since I was a little kid – wading pools or whatever was available,” the 95-year-old Glenwood resident said during a recent interview.

  • YMCA Kicks Off Strong Communities Campaign

    The YMCA of Greater Omaha, the governing body for the Mills County YMCA in Glenwood, has kicked off its 2019 Strong Communities Campaign.

    Strong Communities donations provide scholarships for YMCA programs and services to Mills County residents in financial need, fulfilling the Y’s mission to “build healthy mind, body and spirit for all.” In 2018 the YMCA of Greater Omaha provided more than $1.7 million in scholarship and financial assistance to the communities it serves.

  • Glenwood Firefighters Complete Ice Rescue Training

    Ten more members of the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department have completed the necessary training to become Ice Certified Technicians.

    After completing six hours of classroom instruction, the firefighters spent a recent Sunday afternoon getting hands-on training on the ice and in the cold water at Glenwood Lake Park.

    The instruction was taught by GVFD Second Assistant Chief James Clark, a certified instructor with Dive Rescue International.

  • Wolverines place two on All-Corner Conference team

    East Mills’ Alex Knop and Pedro Ragozzo were named to the All-Conference Conference Basketball teams released last week.

    Knop was joined on the girls first team by Sidney’s Maddy Duncan and Caitlyn Ward and Griswold’s Jocelyn Amos and Brittney Beebe. Duncan and Beebe were both unanimous “Elite” selections. Duncan led the conference in scoring at just over 18 points per game. Beebe was third at 15.3 points per game.

  • Scarborough nets Hawk-10 first team honors

    Elle Scarborough led Glenwood in scoring and rebounding in a season the Rams improved on the previous season’s win total by 10 games and won the second most games in school history.

    Last week, Scarborough was named to the All-Hawkeye 10 Conference Girls Basketball first team for her efforts.

    Scarborough, who helped lead Glenwood to an 18-5 record and second place showing in the conference, averaged a team-best 14.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. She also led the team in steals and was second in assists and three-pointers.

  • Kates Appointed To Vacant City Council Seat

    The Glenwood City Council is operating at full-strength once again.

    By a 2-1 vote, fellow council members appointed Don Kates to fill the vacant Ward 2 seat, previously held by Craig Florian.

  • Salt -N- Sand

    Glenwood Public Works and Mills County Secondary Roads crews are feeling the wrath of winter, even more so than the rest of us.

    Crews from both departments have worked relentlessly to keep area roads open during a winter that has produced an onslaught of snowfall and daily high temperatures 20 degrees below normal.

    “Our guys have been out a lot this winter,” Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook said. “Everyone down there is well over their allotted time of comp pay. They’ll be on overtime from now on.”

  • Winter Not Going Away Anytime Soon

    A weekend blizzard that dumped another half-foot of snow on Mills County and southwest Iowa turned area roadways into skating rinks and forced more school closings throughout the region on Monday.

    What started out as freezing drizzle Friday night and Saturday morning turned into a full-fledged blizzard late Saturday afternoon with blowing snow and frigid temperatures. Those conditions continued into Sunday.

  • St. Albert too much for East Mills in districts

    Down two starters and with less than a day to prepare for top-seeded Council Bluffs St Albert, East Mills coach Kevin Schafer knew his team would have to play a near perfect game in the Class 1A, District 14 finals.

    The Falcons opened the game on a 17-7 run, used their superior depth to play pressure defense and push the tempo the whole game.