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Today's News

  • East Mills dominates in 42-0 win at East Union

    Michael Schafer tossed four touchdown passes and East Mills tossed its first shutout in three seasons in a 42-0 victory over East Union in a non-district Eight-person football Friday in Afton.

    “We’d been so up and down in practices, Coach (Claude) Lang and I had no idea what was going to happen,” Schafer said. “They were a little bigger than us but overall I felt like we had a speed advantage over them in multiple positions and that really helped us out. We were extremely pleased with how we played, especially on the defensive side.”

  • Knights can’t hold lead in season opening loss

    It was a tale of two quarters for Fremont-Mills in its opener Friday night at Exira-EHK.

    The Knights sprinted out to a 20-0 lead in the opening half and appeared to be cruising until a flag negated kickoff return and a turnover flipped the momentum and Exira went on to score the final 20 points of the game in a 45-27 victory in non-district Eight-person football.

  • Glenwood caps strong week with third place at Harlan

    The Glenwood girls went 3-3 and finished third in the gold division at the Harlan Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday.

    The Rams (6-3) scored wins over Logan-Magnolia 21-13, 21-9, East Sac County 21-10, 21-16 and the host Cyclones 21-13, 21-11 and took losses against Indianola 23-25, 18-21, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 16-21, 21-13, 10-15 and to Tri-Center, in a rematch from Thursday night, 10-21, 17-21.

  • Late field goal lifts Rams in rugged win

    It was dejavu all over again for Glenwood.

    Nearly two years after a field goal in the waning seconds gave them a 30-27 victory at Carroll Field in the state playoffs, the Rams found themselves in familiar territory Friday night in Carroll.

    Alex Nusser’s 27-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining broke a 14-14 tie and lifted Glenwood to a 17-14 victory in a rugged, physical non-district football season-opener on the road.

  • Glenwood girls defend title, boys third at co-ed cross country meet

    The Glenwood girls opened the season by successfully defending their title from last season at the 44th Co-Ed Cross Country Invitational at Glenwood Lake Park Saturday.

    The Rams girls pulled off a narrow, 40 to 41 victory over Harlan in the team standings to repeat as team champions behind a first place individual finish by Janette Schraft. Schraft, who recently joined the team after running at East Mills the previous two seasons, finished with a time of 18:57. Her time was more than 40 seconds better than runner up Taylor McCreedy of Atlantic.

  • Council Puts Off Approving Contract For Inspections

    The City of Glenwood’s plan to hire a private firm to handle inspection services for building code compliance was put on hold during a lengthy meeting of the Glenwood City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

  • Sen. Grassley Makes Stop In Mills County

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) made an appearance at AgriVision Equipment Thursday, Aug. 9, during his annual summer swing through southwest Iowa.

    Grassley discussed several issues with AgriVision employees before getting a brief tour of the farm equipment facility. His Mills County stop was one of five public appearances on the day for Iowa’s senior senator.
     In an interview with The Opinion-Tribune, Grassley said he’s had engaging dialog with Iowans during his visits back to the state this summer.

  • 2017-2018 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Glenwood's Andrew Blum

    “Competition makes us faster but collaboration makes us better.”

    The adage is an old one, but it sounds very much like something Andrew Blum might say.

    Of all the glittering accomplishments of his athletic career, of which there are many, the Glenwood standout basketball and football player doesn’t reflect on what he did on the hardwood or the gridiron. He instead leans his hefty legacy on what his teams did.

  • 2017-2018 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: East Mills' Janette Schraft

    After winning seven gold medals at state track heading into one’s senior year, it’s easy to imagine the motivation to get better could wane.

    Not for Janette Schraft.

    Not even just a little bit.

    The East Mills junior, who placed second as a team all by herself at the state track meet this spring, never lacks for motivation. She’s spent this summer working out three to fours hours and running more than four miles per day, preparing for the Junior Olympics and the upcoming cross country season.

  • Glenwood’s Smith, Bierman named to Hawkeye-10 Conference first team

    Glenwood’s Brielle Smith and Sydney Biermann have both been named to the first team All-Hawkeye 10 Conference Softball team.

    Smith and Biermann, both juniors, were tabbed for the first team by league coaches along with Creston’s Gracie Hagle, Shenandoah’s Logan Hughes, Atlantic’s Alexis Handel, Ally Anderson, Alyssa Derby and Baylee Newell, Harlan’s Morgan Schaben, Denison’s Alex Mohr, Sarah Heilesen and Jazlyn Beeck, Red Oak’s Chloe Johnson and Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s Ashtyn Miller and Josey Shudak.