Today's News

  • Education Funding Addressed At Legislative Forum

    Funding for public education was a primary topic of discussion at the first Mills County legislative coffee of 2019 Saturday morning in Glenwood.

    District 12 State Sen. Mark Costello and District 23 State Rep. David Sieck, both Republicans, addressed an audience of 20 people at City Hall.

    Sieck, a Glenwood resident, said he’s encouraged by Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposed $7.6 billion state budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

  • Silver City Mayor, Council Seats Filled In Special Election

    Silver City’s municipal government will soon be operating at full strength again following a special election on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

    The position of mayor and four seats on the five-member city council were filled in the special election.

    Write-in candidate Paula Reeves defeated Sharon McNutt in the mayor’s race by a count of 23-18.
    Brett Christensen (39 votes), Danielle Calkins (34), Jason V.Young (33) and Rose Mary Schoening (31) were elected to the city council.

  • Snowy, Cold Blast of Winter

    Freezing rain, ice, sleet, snow, high winds, frigid temperatures.
    Mills County has experienced it all over the past two weeks.

    Five days of on-and-off precipitation culminated with a major winter storm last Tuesday and Wednesday that generated more than 6 inches of snow across Mills County. Even higher snowfall amounts were reported in Montgomery and Page counties to the east.

  • Vikings top East Mills for conference tourney title

    Stanton claimed a second consecutive Corner Conference Basketball Tournament champ-ionship in a 66-47 win over East Mills Thursday night in Tabor.

    Riley Story led East Mills with 15 points, while Pedro Ragazzo and Michael Schafer had 12 points each for the Wolverines. Nic Duysen pulled down five rebounds for East Mills and contributed a pair of assists, while teammates Michael Schafer and Anthony Rainey both tallied three rebounds. East Mills fell to 12-3 on the season, with all three losses coming against Stanton.

  • Cowgirls lasso tourney title with win over F-M

    Sidney claimed the Corner Conference Tournament girls basketball tournament championship for the fourth consecutive year with a 68-28 win over Fremont-Mills Thursday night in Tabor.

    Maddy Duncan scored a game-high 25 points for the Cowgirls as they improved to 15-1 on the season. Caitlyn Ward chipped in 16 points.

    Kaylee Wright scored seven points and hauled in nine rebounds for the Knights, who finished as the Corner Conference Tournament runner-up for a second straight season.

  • Ram wrestlers go 1-1 in duals against Clarinda, Atlantic

    The Glenwood wrestling team split a pair of duals at a Hawkeye 10 Conference triangular Thursday night in Atlantic.

    The Rams doubled-up Clarinda, 48-24, while falling to the host Trojans, 57-23.

    “We knew it was going to be tough. Atlantic is tough – they haven’t been beat in a dual this year,” Glenwood coach Brad Asche said. “We did have some guys that went out and wrestled really well for us.”

  • Red Oak snaps Rams’ 5-game winning streak

    RED OAK - The Glenwood girls basketball team saw its five-game winning streak snapped as Red Oak battled to a 61-41 victory over the Rams last Tuesday, Jan. 15, on the Tigers’ home court.

    The Tigers began with an 8-0 run and held Glenwood scoreless for three minutes before Brooklyn Taylor made a jump shot to get the Rams on the board.

    The Tigers continued to drain their shots as they stretched their lead to 17-6 at the end of the first quarter.

  • Glenwood picks up pair of wins over Hawkeye 10 foes

    Solid defensive play and balanced scoring propelled Glenwood to a 58-53 Hawkeye 10 Conference road victory over Harlan Saturday afternoon.

    The win improved the Rams’ record to 11-2 overall and 6-1 in Hawkeye 10 Conference play.

    “That’s a big conference game,” Glenwood coach Curt Schulte said. “That was our eighth win in a row so we’re probably playing our best basketball right now.”

  • New Superintendent Settling In At Fremont-Mills

    TABOR - As principal in the Riverside School District, David Gute could always rely on his boss for questions.
    Now, Gute is the boss.

    Gute was tapped as superintendent for both the Fremont-Mills and Stanton Community School Districts last spring. Six months into the job and the Modale native is busily settling into his first tenure as a superintendent  - meeting a lot of new faces, remembering a lot of new names and finding his way around two buildings.

  • Glenwood Store Not On Latest List Of Shopko Closings

    Shopko announced last week that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be closing an additional 38 stores over the coming months in several upper midwestern and western states.

    The Shopko Hometown store in Glenwood was not on the closure list, but Shopko management and public relations officials have declined to discuss the future of the store at 902 S. Locust St.

    Last week’s announcement came five weeks after Shopko disclosed it was closing nearly 40 stores and selling several of its pharmacy operations to Hy-Vee, Kroger and CVS.