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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Rams Strike Gold

    DES MOINES - Every point matters.

    For decades, coaches all across the competitive sports spectrum have seized on the team first accountability model that each and every point and place matters.

    Nowhere at the Iowa State Track and Field Meet on Saturday was that mantra more evident than in the Class 3A girls title hunt.

    Glenwood, seeking its first state championship, held an ever-so-slim 62 to 59.5 lead in the point standings over perennial power Dubuque

  • Schraft wins gold, Rams third on day one at state track

    Janette Schraft got her first Class 3A gold medal and the Glenwood girls are third in the team standings after day one at the Iowa State Co-ed Track and Field Meet Thursday in Des Moines.

    The Rams tallied 12 points to trail only first place Iowa Falls Aiden (18 points) and second place Davenport Assumption (14).

  • Glenwood’s Smith wins Hawk-10 singles title

    Brielle Smith won the No. 2 single brackets and the Glenwood girls were third in the team standings at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Girls Tennis Meet last week.

    Due to rain and cold, the event, scheduled for one day in Denison, was stretched to two days with the finals wrapping up Wednesday in Red Oak.

    Red Oak won the conference title with 30 points and a pair of championships from Sophie Walker in the No. 1 singles brackets and from the No. 2 doubles team of Chloe Johnson and Kaylee Philby.

  • Rams come up one shot short at golf sectionals

    A single stroke.

    That’s all that separated the Glenwood boys golf team from qualifying for the district tournament and seeing its season come to an end in the Class 3A sectionals at Denison’s Majestic Hills Golf Course on Saturday.

  • Nine Knights punch tickets to state track

    TABOR - The Fremont-Mills girls and boys track teams combined to punch nine tickets to the Iowa State Track Meet at Friday’s state qualifying meet on the Knights’ own track in Tabor.

    The Fremont-Mills girls squad was second in the team standings to regional champion Logan-Magnolia. Council Bluffs St. Albert, the defending Class 1A state champions, won the boys district crown with 146 points. The Knights placed third on the boys side with 80 points.

    The East Mills girls were ninth with 24 points while the Wolverine boys finished 10th with 22 points.

  • Glenwood girls dominate at state qualifier; boys third

    A year ago, the Glenwood girls track team qualified in 13 events but didn’t score a single point at the Iowa State Track Meet.

    With a school-record 16 event qualifiers this year after Friday’s state qualifying meet at Carroll – where the Rams won nine events and the regional title – needless to say, a scoreless finish on the blue oval at Drake this year appears unlikely.

  • Abraham Lincoln hands Glenwood 8-1 dual loss

    Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln earned an 8-1 victory over Glenwood in non-conference boys tennis Thursday.

    The Lynx won five of six singles matches and swept the doubles portion in the win.

    The Rams’ lone win came in the No. 6 singles with Ryan Blum’s 8-5 victory over Mike Wales.