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Today's News

  • Konfrst, Ibanez seventh at state tennis

    Glenwood’s Joel Ibanez and Adam Konfrst placed seventh at the Class 1A State Tennis Tournament on Saturday at the Byrnes Tennis Center in Waterloo.

    The Rams’ doubles team of Konfrst and Ibanez went 3-2 at the tournament to give the Rams back-to-back state place winners in the doubles. Konfrst placed third a year ago along with teammate Sam Lauritsen. Konfrst is the school’s first ever two-time state place winner.

  • Supervisor seat is only contested race for county office

    There’s only one contested race for local office in Tuesday’s primary election in Mills County.

    Incumbent Republican Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch of rural Malvern is being challenged by John Stacey of rural Glenwood.

    Crouch, 71, is seeking his fifth term on the board of supervisors, while Stacey, 62, is making his first run at a courthouse position.

  • Church’s tree carving promotes ‘power of prayer’

    Until last week, chain saw artist Jeff Coss had carved dozens of animals, but never a larger-than-life pair of praying hands.
    Coss, a chain saw carver from Cumberland, spent three full days in Glenwood last week, transforming the trunk of a storm-damaged ash tree into an 8-foot tall piece of public art near the entrance to St John’s Episcopal Church at 111 N. Vine St.

    “Yes, it’s my first set of praying hands,” Coss said. “The biggest challenge was taking it down from its original size (15 feet) to where it’s at now.”

  • Lack of interest from eligible employees forces school district to nix early retirement incentive

    There will be no early retirement incentive offered this year to eligible Glenwood Community School District teachers and staff.

    The Glenwood Board of Directors voted unanimously at its meeting last Monday to void its stated plan to offer incentive bonuses to staff who are considering retirement and are over age 55 with 15 years of continued service in the district.

  • County puts the brakes on backing for Glen Haven Village loan

    Following the advice of Assistant Mills County Attorney Tyler Loontjer, the Mills County Board of Supervisors has rescinded its commitment for an assured income loan guarantee agreement for the proposed Glen Haven Village project.

    The action of the supervisors puts the future of the proposed skilled-care facility in doubt, although all three members of the county board expressed a desire to move forward with the assured income guarantee if questions and concerns over the legality of the agreement are answered.

  • Vendors praise move of Farmers Market to Town Square

    Based on first impressions, the relocation of Glenwood’s Wednesday farmers market from Glenwood Lake Park to Town Square is going to be a big hit with vendors and patrons.

  • Glenwood girls headed back to state

    The Glenwood girls tennis team is headed back to the Iowa State Tennis Tournament.

    The Rams knocked off Denison 5-0 in the Class 1A, Region 1 final Saturday morning in Atlantic to punch their ticket to state. The state berth is the Rams’ second straight and also the second in school history.

  • Schraft earns 1A runner-up trophy all on her own

    First place: Danville.

    Second place: Janette Schraft.

    Third place: South Winneshiek.

    Janette Schraft?

    The East Mills junior, didn’t accomplish her goal of winning four gold medals at the Iowa State Track and Field Championships this weekend – she won three – but she did achieve something perhaps just as impressive.
    Schraft placed second. As a team. All by herself.

  • Kennedy is golden for Glenwood, twice

    It was just over two months ago – 69 days in fact – that Nate Kennedy nailed a pair of free throws to clinch Glenwood’s first ever state basketball championship.

    On Thursday, Kennedy came up clutch again and nailed down a title of his own at the Iowa State Track and Field Championship with a gold medal in the 400-meters.

    The Glenwood senior, who battled a hamstring injury all season, ran a 48.28 to win the 400 and his first individual state track gold medal on the blue oval of Drake Stadium Thursday.

  • Glenwood wins two gold medals, places eighth at state track

    Nate Kennedy’s gold medal run in the 400-meters and a blistering anchor run in the sprint medley relay helped Glenwood to its second gold medal and a top 10 team finish in the Iowa State Track and Field Championship in Des Moines Saturday.

    The Rams won five medals and finished with 38 team points.

    Marion edged Atlantic 69 to 63 to win the Class 3A boys team title before a crowd of more than 10,000 at Drake Stadium.