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Today's News

  • Born In The Fast Lane

    Finley Wood has been living life in the fast lane from the moment he was born.

    The 5-week-old baby, who was a special guest at the Glenwood Fire Station last week, was delivered March 22 in the back of an ambulance by two members of the Glenwood Rescue unit.

    Glenwood Rescue got the call at 5:40 a.m. – “a woman in labor” at the northbound rest area on I-29. Finley was born at 6 a.m., a few minutes after Glenwood Rescue picked up MacKenzie Wood and her husband Trevor at the rest area.

  • Glenwood girls 2-0 at A-D-M Tournament

    The Glenwood girls soccer team finished 2-0 at the A-D-M Tournament in Adel this past weekend.

    The Rams defeated Clear Creek Amana 2-0 and Des Moines Hoover 7-0 to stay a perfect 5-0 on the season.    

    “I am very pleased with how the weekend turned out and it was definitely a great team effort to get both wins,” said Glenwood coach Amy Benson.

    In Friday’s opener against Clear Creek Amana, the score was tied at 0-0 at the half before the Rams’ Avery Blasdel scored off an assist from Mia McCorkle.

  • Rams top LC on links

    Glenwood shot a nine-hole, season-low team score in a 151 to 168 dual victory over Council Bluffs Lewis Central at Fox Run Golf Course in Council Bluffs Friday.

    The Glenwood boys, who are No. 1 in the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association (IHGCA) Class 3A polls, were led by Ryan Leath’s 1-under-par round of 35. Nick Stavas was the runner up with an even par 36.

    Colton Book and Kris Yakes both carded 40s to complete the Rams’ scoring.

    Seth Wineland led the Titans with a round of 41.

  • East Mills’ Schraft leads area Drake qualifiers

    East Mills’ Janette Schraft will compete in four events at the 109th running of the Drake Relays which begins Thursday in Des Moines.

    Schraft will be running the 400-meter hurdles, the 800, the 1,500 and 3,000-meters at Drake Stadium.
    Glenwood will also be well represented at Drake with five qualifiers.

    The girls’ 4x100-meter relay team will run on the blue oval, as will the boys 4x100 team.

  • Rams run well at Kansas tune-up for Drake Relays

    The Glenwood boys and girls track team got in a nice primer meet for the upcoming Drake Relays by traveling to the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan. last weekend.

    The Glenwood boys qualified in five events for the Kansa Relays: Nate Kennedy in the 100-meter and 400-meter dash and the Rams’ 4x100, 4x200 and the 4x400-meter relays qualified for Kansas.

  • FM girls seventh, boys ninth at Underwood meet

    The Fremont-Mills girls and boys track teams traveled to the Underwood Co-ed Invitational Friday.

    The Knights girls placed seventh as a team with 50.25 points and the boys finished with 34 points to place ninth.

    The host Eagles swept the girls and boys team titles with 108 and 141 points, respectively.

    Sophie Phillips and Clara Schaaf has strong days for the Fremont-Mills girls.

  • Ram tennis tops LC, improves to 7-0

    The Glenwood girls tennis team knocked off previously unbeaten Council Bluffs Lewis Central and ran its record to 7-0 on the season in an 8-1 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory Friday.

  • Rams’ depth comes up big at own Relays

    The Glenwood girls won just two events at it’s own Ram Relays Thursday.

    And they still won the meet in a crowded field of top teams in southwest Iowa.

    “It was just another great team effort,” said Glenwood coach Cory Faust. “The girls are doing a good job of controlling their attitude, effort, and preparation, and we have some upperclassmen who really set the tone well with their leadership.”

  • City Council Approves Pickleball Agreement

    The Glenwood City Council has authorized a maintenance agreement with the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee.

    The council voted in favor of establishing the agreement at the request of Dr. Jacque Young, a spokesperson for the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee. Young said the council’s action, which designates public works director Perry Cook as the city’s liaison for the project, was a necessary step as the committee completes its application for a grant from the Iowa West Foundation.

  • GSCD Budget Inches Down; Levy Going Up For 2018-19

    The Glenwood Community School District’s budget is going down next year even as it’s tax levy is going up.

    The district’s budget, which will be discussed during a public hearing Monday at the high school media center, is $42.8 million for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that begins July 1. That figure is down just over $600,000 from the re-estimated total of $43.4 million for this fiscal year. The district’s proposed property tax levy is going up to 15.05 (per $1,000 of taxable valuation) from the current rate of 14.01.