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Richard Crouch
Mills County voters won’t have to make very many decisions when they cast their ballots in the June 7 primary election. That’s because when it comes to county offices, there’s only one contested race – on the Republican ballot where incumbent county supervisor Richard Crouch is being challenged by...

U.S. Attorney Richard Westphal presented Sarah McGinnis with the Award For Excellence In Victim Services Monday morning at the Mills County Courthouse in Glenwood.
A member of the staff at the Mills County Attorney’s Office has been recognized with a prestigious award from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa. Victim Witness Coordinator Sarah McGinnis is the recipient of the 2022 Award For Excellence...

Dr. Devin Embray on graduation day at the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky.
Devin Embray has already heard his share of doctor jokes. He promises not to get too bothered if anyone calls him Mister instead of Doctor. But no one would blame Embray if he did. The Glenwood Community School District Superintendent earned his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree...
  “Mills County History” has been selected as the theme for Glenwood’s 2022 homecoming parade. Earlier this year, homecoming  was moved to Sept. 9 -10 after originally being scheduled for later in September. The move was necessitated by a late change in the Glenwood football schedule. Des Moines...

Bags and other debris from the Loess Hills Regional Sanitary Landfill dangle from a tree behind a home north of the landfill during a windy day. - COURTESY PHOTO / JIM AND VICKI DREWS
High winds this spring have magnified a growing problem for Mills County residents who live near the Loess Hills Regional Sanitary Landfill – a build-up of trash that’s blowing into their yards and onto their roofs, trees and fences from the nearby landfill. “It seems to me we have an issue going...

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley listens to a comment during a Q&A session Friday morning at the Jim Hughes Real Estate Office in Glenwood. Grassley is seeking his eighth term in office this year.
U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said he’s surprised by the success the Ukrainian military is having in fighting off the country’s invasion from Russia and went as far as saying he expects Ukraine to eventually win the war. Grassley addressed the war  and other issues during an interview with...

Melissa Nielsen
East Mills has selected its new elementary school principal. The East Mills Community School District School Board announced last week that Melissa Nielsen has accepted the offer to serve as the district’s next elementary principal. A school district news release stated that as a TLC lead teacher...

Red Cross staffer Jolene Haavey checks on Ron Reisner of Glenwood during his whole blood donation Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on blood drives and donations in Mills County but numbers are gradually returning to normal. The American Red Cross typically hosts blood drives throughout the year at various locations in Mills and Fremont counties, including Trinity Lutheran Church,...

Mills County Public Health Nursing Director Lorri Greiner.
Registered Nurse Lorri Greiner found her calling many years ago – working in public health. The Mills County Public Health Office’s Nursing Director has spent 33 of her 38 years in the nursing profession working in public health. “I just enjoy helping people,” Greiner, a 1980 Glenwood Community...
Glenwood city councilman Jeremy Wade Rodman can add another line to his resume. Screenwriter. The professional sound recordist, part-time Glenwood Community School District bus driver and now writer has penned a screenplay that has been accepted into competition at the seventh annual Die Laughing...

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