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  • City Council Approves Purchase of $1.1 Million Fire Truck

    The City of Glenwood is preparing to take on up to $2.5 million in G.O. (General Obligation) bond debt to fund several projects and equipment purchases, including a new $1.1 million ladder truck for the fire department.

    Purchase of the 110-foot ascendant aerial platform fire truck was approved unanimously during a special meeting of the Glenwood City Council Monday, Aug. 5.  The new truck will replace an existing vehicle that’s 23 years old.

  • 2018-2019 Male Athlete of the Year

    Mason Vanatta isn’t a football fan.

    This might come as a surprise to southwest Iowa’s eight-man football coaches and fans who watched the quarterback lead Fremont-Mills to the state semifinals last season while amassing 1,170 yards passing and 1,075 rushing and having a hand in 41 touchdowns.

    Not bad for someone who freely admits football isn’t his game.

    “I’ve never really liked football much, to be honest,” Vanatta said. “Basketball was always more fun for me than football.”

  • 2018-2019 Female Athlete of the Year

    Every athlete has different means by which they charge their battery.

    Motivation is as personal as a good pair of broken-in shoes for most any athlete.

    For Janette Schraft, its doubt. She thrives on the question of if she can. She looks to buck the odds every single time she steps on a track or a cross country course.

    The youngest of five siblings, Schraft freely admits she did not come from an athletic family. Her tenacity, her competitive fire, her will to win was born from a desire to challenge that reality.

  • Arrest Made In Glenwood Shooting


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  • Shen’s Doyle stymies Knights in 12-1 victory

    Blake Doyle tossed a four-hitter on the mound and drove in three runs at the plate for Shenandoah in a 12-1, five-inning victory over Fremont-Mills in non-conference baseball Friday night in Shenandoah.

    Doyle kept the Knights off balance all night. The sophomore struck out six, walked just one and scattered four hits in the complete-game victory. At the plate the sophomore singled to drive in three runs and drew a walk.

    Owen McCunn and Devin Morelock picked up two hits each for Shenandoah.

    East Mills 14,
    Essex 4

  • Carroll hands Rams loss on senior night

    Carroll hurler Julia LaRue struck out eight and scattered four hits in a 4-1 victory over Glenwood to spoil senior night in Glenwood Friday.

    “Compared to the first time we saw them, I felt like we walked into the box with a lot more confidence,” said Glenwood coach Kylee Stanton. “We put a lot of balls in play, it just seemed like we weren’t getting the timely hit we needed. We were hitting at people. Their pitcher threw well, harder than some (pitchers) we’ve seen and defensively they were just solid.”

  • Knights earn share of Corner Conference title

    Fremont-Mills dropped the opening game of a double-header to Stanton 9-7 but bounced for a 9-0 win in the nightcap to secure a share of the Corner Conference regular season title last Tuesday.

    The Knights (10-14 overall, 6-2 in the conference) will share the conference crown with Sidney (13-9 overall, 6-2 in the conference).

    The Vikings trailed 2-1 heading into the bottom of the third when they plated four runs to take the lead for good.

  • Strong pitching carries Glenwood to road win

    Pierce Harrington carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a complete-game one-hit victory for Glenwood in a 4-0 win in Creston last Tuesday.

    Harrington held the Panthers hitless through 6 1/3 innings before the Panthers’ Bryce Fitzgerald singled with one out in the seventh.

    As is the custom, Schultz didn’t say a word about a potential no-hitter to his senior right-hander as the hitless streak stretched into the seventh.

  • Pacific Junction Woman Attends Democratic Debate

    It was an opportunity Fran Parr couldn’t pass up.

    At the invitation of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the rural Pacific Junction resident flew to Miami last week to be a member of the audience at the first debate of Democratic presidential candidates.

    I got the invitation about a week before the debate,” Parr said. “I talked to my husband about it and he said I should go.”