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Today's Features

  •  Since the first of January, the Mills Masquers have been preparing their 34th annual Winter Musical – “Annie Jr.”

    Craig Florian returns to the director’s chair for the first time since 2012’s “Bye, Bye Birdie” and once again Florian has assembled a talented and diverse cast that combines both seasoned theater veterans and fresh newcomers. 

    Starring in her first production, Sydney Major steps into the well-worn shoes of the iconic rags-to-riches girl, Little Orphan Annie. 

  • MINEOLA - Do a Google search for the word “Mettwurst” and you’ll be guided to Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia.

    Three paragraphs into its definition of the German pork sausage, Wikipedia has this to say:

    “The town of Mineola, Iowa, which was settled almost exclusively by immigrants from Schleswig-Holstein, hosts an annual heritage dinner with “Schoening-style” cold-smoked Mettwurst known in the Low German dialect as “Metvuss.”

  • By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Last fall, Myron Roker received a special package at his home in Glenwood. Inside the white envelope was a letter from Consulat General de France A Chicago and a medal making him a Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest military distinction given to living U.S. veterans who risked their lives during World War II while fighting on French territory.

  • While many Mills County residents were ringing in the new year in the comfort and warmth of their own homes, a Glenwood man was roughing it in a tent outside Grace United Methodist Church (GUMC).   

    Jeff Mitts spent New Year’s Eve camping in the tent to fulfill a promise he made to members of the church congregation for surpassing its “Blankets +” missions project fundraising goal.   

  • By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    People walking in the door of the Glenwood Pet Lodge are often greeted by a tan and white Jack Russell terrier named Gracie.  Gracie, the unofficial operations manager, sniffs at patron’s hands and wags her tail back and forth.

  • MALVERN - Artist Zack Jones has worked in various mediums.

    Digital animation, watercolor, film, pen and ink, oil on canvas.

    Nowhere on that list does “139-year-old former Presbyterian church” appear.

    But that is exactly the “medium” Jones is working in with his Art Church Project.
     
    Jones bought the former Presbyterian church just off Main Street in Malvern on the brick-lined street corner of Prospect and East Fourth Streets from the Malvern Historical Society last May.

  • BY ALLIE FORD
    SPECIAL TO THE OPINION-TRIBUNE
    Mills County businesses and community members are working together, making exciting changes to create healthier lifestyles. One way that this is occurring is through support and changes from local restaurants.

    Live Healthy Iowa helps bring more awareness to what Iowans are eating and the importance of being physically active.

  •     Attendees at Keg Creek Days in Glenwood may be familiar with watching children pedal Ken Myers’ small tractors down a stretch of sidewalk.
     

  • Laura Millar, once she gets going, can’t sit still very long. She snaps her fingers, bounces slightly in her seat and travels between the vending machine containing small toys and the dining table. She loves sports.
         “In the summer I like to swim,” said the 9-year-old with curly red hair and a big smile. “Sometimes in winter I play hallway soccer.”

  • Rachel Salerno wants to help people, no matter their age, vitality or nationality.