Today's News

  • Rams rally once again for Hawkeye 10 win

    Down 10, three minutes to go.

    No problem.

    The Glenwood girls, once again, proved their mettle and a propensity for big comebacks, rallying from 10 points down with three minutes to go force overtime and pull out a 73-68 win on the road at Denison Friday night.

    The Rams (15-4 overall, 9-1 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) trailed the No. 7 rated Monarchs (18-2 overall, 8-1 in the conference) for much of the game and found themselves trailing 60-50 with just over three minutes to go.

  • Glenwood sends three to state

    Glenwood is sending three wrestlers to this week’s Iowa State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines.

    The Rams’ 182-pound Brett Mower and 195-pound Noah Carter won their weight classes and heavyweight Hunter Haggstrom was second to punch their tickets at the Class 3A, District 5 state qualifying meet in Glenwood on Saturday.

    In Glenwood Saturday, Waukee qualified 10 wrestlers for state and was the district team champion with 253 points. Dallas Center-Grimes was a distant second with 177.5 points.

  • Glenwood snaps two-game skid with 62-46 home win over Harlan

    Coming off back-to-back, 20-plus point losses to ranked teams from Nebraska, Glenwood boys coach Curt Schulte was happy to see his team finally back on the court after week without games.

    He was even happier his team was able to put those two tough defeats behind them with a win over a Hawkeye 10 Conference rival.

    The Rams never trailed but never got comfortable until the fourth quarter when they used a 15-1 run to pull away from Harlan in a 62-46 victory in boys basketball Friday.

  • Rams get by Cyclones, 54-33

    Glenwood didn’t shoot it well, the full court press wasn’t sharp and head coach Brian Rasmussen wasn’t happy with his team’s intensity.

    Imagine if the Rams had lost.

    Which they didn’t.

    Glenwood used an 11-1 run to open the second quarter to create a 17-point first half cushion and never looked back in a 54-33 victory over Harlan in before  home crowd of 700 Friday.

  • East Mills sends two to districts

    East Mills’ Jackson Wray and Brody Gordon will wrestle in this week’s Class 1A District Championships.

    Both Wray (145 pounds) and Gordon (170) finished second at Saturday’s sectional meet in Riverside.

    “As a team we wrestled really well,” said East Mills coach Claude Lang. “Nine of our ten wrestlers won their first match to at least guarantee a top four finish and a chance to advance.”

  • 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.