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Today's News

  • Rams cap regular-season with 42-20 win

    Glenwood put an exclamation point on the regular season Friday night at Ram Memorial Field with a 42-20 victory over Adel-DeSoto-Minburn (ADM). The lopsided victory, which was not as close as the final score might indicate, sends the 8-1 Rams into the Class 3A state playoffs as the Class 3A, District 7 runner-up.

    There was little drama in Friday night’s regular season finale as the Rams scored on their first three offensive possessions to take control against outmanned ADM, a team that finished winless in district play.

  • Glenwood girls headed to state cross country

    ATLANTIC - Glenwood girls cross country coach Jeff Janssen felt confident if his team could place his top five runners among the top 25 places, they’d have a good shot at making state.

    The Rams did just that – and better.

    “We almost had seven girls reach that benchmark,” Janssen said.

  • GCSD: Did you know there’s an app for that?

    The Glenwood Community School District just got a little smarter.

    Smart phone smarter, that is.

    The district, as part of a $4,100 overhaul to it’s website, has launched a mobile app available for free on the iPhone and Android smart phone markets.

    School Messenger, a division of the West Corporation, which provides services to schools nationwide for community engagement on everything from websites to custom mobile apps and social media, completed work on the re-booted www.glenwoodschools.org website this fall.

  • Glenwood Farmers Market moving to Town Square

    It’s official - the Glenwood Farmers Market is moving to Town Square.

    Held during the summer months at Glenwood Lake Park for more than a decade, the Wednesday evening market is moving to the northeast side of Town Square - on the west side of Vine Street across the road from Vine Street Cellars winery and the former Mills County Sheriff’s Office building.

  • Knights get defensive in 41-6 win

    TABOR - Woodbine won the opening coin toss in Tabor Friday.

    And that was the end of the first half bright spots for the visitors as Fremont-Mills recorded five quarterback sacks and held the Tigers to six yards rushing while getting out to a 38-0 halftime lead en route to a 41-6 victory.

  • Voice of the Rams

    Gordon Woodrow never planned on announcing football games in Glenwood.

    Sure, the Oakland native loved football but he was content announcing the school’s track meets every spring. That all changed in the fall of 1991 when Jim Stanley, the longtime public address voice of the Rams, gave up the job due to health reasons in the middle of the football season.

    And Woodrow was tapped to take over.

    Nearly three decades later, Woodrow is still at it.

    Although he admits, he still prefers calling track.

  • Title Town

    CLARINDA - One team was the repeat champion and the other won their first title in three decades.
    And they were both Glenwood.

    The Glenwood girls and boys cross country teams swept the Hawkeye 10 Conference Cross Country meet titles Thursday at Clarinda High School.

  • Glenwood punches ticket to state

    Glenwood could not have picked a better time to turn in its most inspired performance of the season Friday night at Ram Memorial Field.

  • Vietnam Vets Pull Out Of Homecoming Parade Over Spot In Line-up

    A Vietnam veterans organization, unhappy about their placement in the line-up, pulled out of the Sept. 29 Glenwood Homecoming Parade.

    In a letter submitted to The Opinion-Tribune, Ben Wiese, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 798, said members of the organization were “denied a place in the Glenwood Color Guard” and told “they could either march in the middle of parade or go home,” a claim adamantly disputed by parade organizers.

  • Glenwood, We Have A Mayoral Race

    Glenwood will have a contested election for mayor after all.

    Ron Kohn, who spent 12 years on the Mills County Board of Supervisors, has confirmed his candidacy for mayor as a write-in candidate and will oppose Craig Florian for the job in the Nov. 7 city election. Florian is a 14-year member of the city council and is also serving as mayor pro-tem following the Sept. 30 resignation of former mayor Brian Tackett.
    Florian’s name will be on the city election ballot. Kohn’s will not.