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Today's News

  • County’s 2018-2019 budget includes hike in property tax levy

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors have approved the county’s $25 million budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
    At a March 13 public hearing, the board voted unanimously to accept the county’s $25,095,850 budget for the next fiscal year. This year’s budget figure is up slightly from last year’s re-estimated budget by just under $1 million, meaning the county-wide tax levy will see an increase from the current 10.666225  (per taxable $1,000 valuation) to 11.54498.

  • GCSD reviewing gun policy for peace officers

    After adopting a policy to allow off-duty law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms on school property in 2014, the Glenwood Community School District is once again looking at its safety protocols in light of recent school shootings and passage of a new state law.

  • Council approves swimming rates for Glenwood Aquatic Center

    The Glenwood City Council has approved rates for the 2018 swimming season at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    The following rates were approved in a resolution passed by the city council at its regular meeting Tuesday, March 27:

  • Renshaw’s hat trick leads Rams in 10-0 season-opening win

    A bad start for Missouri Valley only got worse from there as Jordan Renshaw recorded his first career “hat trick” and Glenwood went on to down the Big Reds 10-0 in the boys soccer opener for both teams Thursday.

    Missouri Valley opened the game with an own goal to get down 1-0 in the first five minutes and the rout was on. The game was called by “mercy rule” with 10 minutes remaining in the second half.

  • East Mills girls, boys fourth at Stanton

    The East Mills girls and boys track teams both placed fourth in the standings at the Stanton Co-ed Relays Thursday.

    The Sidney girls narrowly edged Griswold 112 to 111 for the team title. The Wolverines finished with 86 points for fourth. Griswold captured the boys’ crown with 154 points. The East Mills boys finished fourth with 81 points.

  • Glenwood sweeps Hawkeye 10 Southern Division meet titles

    RED OAK - The Glenwood girls and boys track teams combined to win 22 gold medals to sweep the team titles at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Southern Division Meet in Red Oak last Tuesday.

    The boys won 14 events and easily out-paced runner up Shenandoah 251 to 111 in the team scores. The girls held a 201 to 142 edge over the Fillies in the point standings.

    Glenwood boys coach Mark Starner seemed pleased to just be able to compete out on the track finally.

  • 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.”