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Today's News

  • Glenwood can’t get by Cyclones

    In a basketball game, a 14-point lead may not seem all that different from an 11-point lead. But in the momentum game, that extra three points makes all the difference.

    Luke Hall’s three pointer at the third quarter buzzer handed Harlan a 47-33 lead and all the momentum heading into the fourth quarter  as the Cyclones downed Glenwood  66-55 in Hawkeye 10 Conference basketball Friday.

  • Next To Normal

     The Omaha Community Playhouse will produce “Next to Normal,” the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama, Feb. 7 – March 16.

    “Next to Normal,” by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, is a rock musical and raw account of a family dealing with mental illness, tragedy and the realities of modern society. The plot centers on an overly mediated mother trying to cope with bipolar disorder as her family struggles to maintain normalcy in their suburban home. A hard-driving rock score with tear-inducing ballads make this show unlike any other.

  • Million Dollar Quartet

    The national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock ‘n’ roll icons: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, will make its premiere at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater Tuesday, Feb. 18.

    The show is part of the Omaha Performing Arts’ Broadway Series and will run through Sunday, Feb. 23.

  • Big Man On Campus

     Basketball coaches can teach their players a lot.

    Drills can improve ball handling, passing and rebounding.

    Extra shooting can do just that, improve shooting.

    There seems to be just one thing coaches can’t teach.

    “You can’t ‘teach’ height,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. 

  • Malcom Wins Title, Rams 3rd At Hawkeye 10 Conference Wrestling Tourney

     DENISON - One individual champion was crowned as the Glenwood Rams finished third at Saturday’s Hawkeye 10 wrestling tournament in Denison.

    Matt Malcom (132 pounds) was the top individual champion for Glenwood. Malcom defeated Spencer Wray of Creston Orient-Macksburg in the first period via pinfall. It’s the first conference championship for Malcom, who finished fourth at 120 pounds last season.

  • Familiar Face At Mills County Attorney's Office Retires After 25-plus Years

     Mills County Courthouse employees said goodbye and offered their well wishes to a familiar face last week.

    Janice Johansen, a secretary in the county attorney’s office for more than 25 years, officially entered retirement Friday afternoon after being honored at a reception in the board of supervisors meeting room.

  • Illegal Fishing On Missouri River Nets Charges, Fines

     Five southwest Iowa men were charged with illegally harvesting channel catfish on Jan. 19, when officers from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission witnessed them loading the catch onto a truck. It is illegal to keep game fish from the Missouri River on a commercial fishing license.

    The officers were watching the Missouri River for illegal snagging when they came across the individuals in Fremont County.

  • 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.