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Today's News

  • Strong Communities Campaign

     The Mills County YMCA has kicked off its 2014 Strong Communities Campaign with a goal of raising $55,000.

    “Last year, we raised about that much,” Mills County YMCA Executive Director Diana Burchett said. “The money provides scholarships for memberships and program fees. Most of it last year was going to families for memberships.”

    Specifically, Burchett said, the 2013 campaign provided about 1,200 membership and program scholarships for families and individuals in need of financial assistance.

  • District To Consider Allowing Off-duty Officers To Carry Guns On School Property

    Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray said he supports establishing a protocol that would allow off-duty law enforcement officers to carry firearms on school district property.

  • Glenwood Senior Center 2/5/14

    Located at 20 N. Vine St., Glenwood
    Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. 8 - 11 a.m.

    Exercise Classes (6 weeks): Tuesday & Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m.

    Coffee Time: Mon. - Fri. 8 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.; Sat.; 8 - 11 a.m.;
    Ladies’ Coffee: Mon. 10 - 11 a.m.
    Cards, Table Games & Dominoes: Mon. - Fri. 1-4 p.m.

    Meals
    (served at 11:45 M-F)
    $3.50 for Seniors 60 & up. Reserve day before by noon at 527-4213. Includes drinks & dessert.

  • glenwood Community Schools menu 2/5/14

    Glenwood Community Schools
     Feb. 6 - 12, 2014

    Breakfast
    100% Fruit juice and milk served with each breakfast.
        Thursday - Pancakes & Syrup.
        Friday - Cereal & Toast.
        Monday - Cereal & Crackers.
        Tuesday - Donut & Cheese Stick.    Wednesday - Breakfast Sandwich.

    Lunch
        Thursday – Chili, crackers, carrots & celery sticks, chilled pears, cinnamon roll, milk.

  • Hastings Man Sentenced For Firearms Charge

    A 41-year-old Hastings man was sentenced Friday to serve two years in prison on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa said Jason Shawn Allan was also ordered to forfeit the firearm he possessed and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim Fund.

  • Mettwurst - A Mineola Tradition

    MINEOLA - Do a Google search for the word “Mettwurst” and you’ll be guided to Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia.

    Three paragraphs into its definition of the German pork sausage, Wikipedia has this to say:

    “The town of Mineola, Iowa, which was settled almost exclusively by immigrants from Schleswig-Holstein, hosts an annual heritage dinner with “Schoening-style” cold-smoked Mettwurst known in the Low German dialect as “Metvuss.”

  • Glenwood gets 10th victory with 50-43 win over Shenandoah

    Halie Darrow scored a game-high 21 points to lead Glenwood to a 50-43 victory over Shenandoah Friday.

    The Rams (10-5 overall, 5-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) out-scored the Fillies 19-4 in a decisive fourth quarter run.

    Darrow shot 8-of-19 from the field, including 3-of-8 on three pointers for her game-high 21. Sydney Gutschenritter added 10 points.

    Serena Parker paced Shenandoah with 18 points.

    Glenwood 64,
    Red Oak 53

  • Glenwood grapplers 3-2 at Sioux City Duals

    The Glenwood wrestling team went 3-2 at the Sioux City Duals at the Long Lines Family Recreation Center in Sioux City Saturday.

    Glenwood scored dual wins over Lincoln East 45-27, LeMars 57-10, Glenwood 45, South Sioux City 27. The Rams dropped decisions to Sioux City East 39-36 and Council Bluffs Lewis Central, 38-30.

    “We wrestled pretty well,” said Glenwood coach Brad Asche. “Our kids have been battling and we’re looking forward to peaking at the right time.”

  • Shenandoah fourth quarter dooms Rams in loss

    Shenandoah out-scored Glenwood 16-9 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 58-57 upset Friday in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball.

    Jake Lewis led Glenwood (9-6 overall, 4-3 in the conference) with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Braden Wheeler added 16 and Dylan Stouder 11.

    Glenwood 82,
    Red Oak 55

    Points in the paint isn’t a statistic typically tracked in your average high school basketball stat book.

    After Glenwood’s performance Tuesday, perhaps it should be.

  • Howell perfect on comeback trail for Wolverines

    East Mills Wrestling Coach Claude Lang had the unfortunate pleasure of grappling with his star heavyweight David Howell at a practice shortly before the conclusion of the winter break.

    Lang was the lone coach on the staff whose weight class was comparable to the Wolverines’ 285 pound Howell.

    “He had been building up all his aggression for that one day and it was not a fun practice for myself,” Lang said of his senior heavyweight. “He literally beat me up and it was not fun.”