Today's News

  • Carrying On Taylor's Legacy

    “Make a difference in the world.”

    The message inscribed on a courtyard bench near the home of Iowa State University’s FarmHouse Fraternity serves as a memorial for Taylor Williams, a 2015 ISU graduate, who passed away unexpectedly from a recent cardiac procedure in December 2016 at the age of 25.

  • Former Glenwood City Councilman, State School Administrator Ron Bales Dies At Age 86

    Family and friends gathered Monday morning to share humorous stories and celebrate the life of Ron Bales, a former Glenwood City Council member and administrator at the Glenwood State Hospital-School. He died May 31 at the age of 86.

    Bales was on the Glenwood City Council for 34 years, serving as council president and mayor pro-tem for 15 of those years. The council chamber at City Hall now bears his name.

  • Rams Reign

    The season before Curt Schulte took over as head coach, the Glenwood basketball team won just one game.

    Friday night - 12 years and a whole lot of blood, sweat and tears later - the Rams became state champions.

    A brilliant game plan that had Glenwood spacing out a taller, longer Oskaloosa team and challenging every shot defensively proved the difference as the Rams pulled away late for a 66-62 win before a reporter-estimated crowd of 8,000 at the Wells Fargo Arena in the Class 3A state finals.

  • 'A Working Man's Doctor'

    He enjoyed science and biology classes in junior high and high school, but as a child Robert Fryzek never envisioned a life devoted to practicing medicine.

    “When I was in the eighth grade, they had us write down what we wanted to be. I wanted to be a conductor on a train,” the 83-year-old and soon-to-be retired Glenwood physician recalled during a recent interview. “I was in the Boy Scouts for one year in the ninth grade. I only got one merit badge and that was for safety and health, so it must have been in the back of my mind.”

  • Glenwood tennis improves to 4-0

    The Glenwood girls tennis team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 9-0 sweep of Atlantic in Hawkeye 10 Conference tennis last Tuesday.

  • Glenwood drops pair to ranked foes at A-D-M soccer tournament

    The Glenwood girls soccer team lost a pair of matches over the weekend to ranked foes at the A-D-M Tournament Saturday in Adel.

    The Rams (2-5) fell 3-0 to No. 3 ranked hosts from A-D-M and 3-1 to No. 2 Pella. Of the Rams’ seven matches this season, four have come against top 10 ranked opponents.

  • Offense eludes Rams in shutout loss

    A pair of first half goals just two minutes apart gave Council Bluffs Lewis Central all the momentum it needed in a 5-0 Hawkeye 10 Conference soccer victory over Glenwood last Monday in Council Bluffs.

    The Titans (2-1) scored a on a penalty kick in the 20th minute and added another just two minutes later to take a 2-0 lead into halftime.

    Glenwood coach Cort Lovato said his team didn’t have the legs to compete with the Titans and it showed.

  • LC sweeps Rams in H-10 dual

    An experienced Council Bluffs Lewis Central squad downed Glenwood 9-0 in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys tennis last Monday.

    “The bottom line is that Lewis Central has five out of the six starters as seniors and they are a veteran group,” said Glenwood coach Trent Turney. “They have been starting since their freshman year and hats off to them as they improved over the years and are well coached. We could not get anything going offensively. We will have to work on attacking more in offense and forget about a night like this.”

  • Glenwood places in six events at tough Sioux City Relays meet

    Glenwood set seven season-best times and won two Class B relay titles at the highly competitive Sioux City Relays Saturday.

    Team scores were not tabulated but the Rams placed in six events, winning the 4x100-meter relay and the 4x200-meter relay. Jon Lee, Christian Stanislav, Cooper Silvius and Zach Vondra teamed up to run a 45.15.

    Jack Hughes and Silas Bales paired with Stanislav and Vondra in the 4x200 to run a 1:33.57.

  • Schraft wins trio of golds at SC Relays

    Team scores at the Sioux City Relays weren’t kept but it’s clear: the Glenwood girls track team did well.

    Very well.

    The Rams’ Janette Schraft won the 400-meter hurdles and the 1,500 and 3,000-meters among a competitive field on Saturday in the meet considered a major primer for next week’s Drake Relays.

    “As you can tell by the results, there were some good efforts on Saturday by all the girls,” said Glenwood coach Cory Faust.