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  • 70 Years of Bliss

    Seventy years together and they’re still as much in love today as they were the day they said I do.

    Bill and Stella Hendrix were teenagers when they met and not much older in January 1939, living in the small town of Leon in south central Iowa, when they climbed into Bill’s Model A Ford and drove to Princeton, Mo., with just $6 in their pockets.

    “We just went and got married down in Missouri. There wasn’t any waiting period then,” Stella recalls. “We just went and got our license. The minister’s wife was one of our guests.”

  • Extension a victim of ISU budget cuts

    Mills County Extension Director Sherry Ford said she and many of her colleagues across the state were surprised to learn that their jobs will be eliminated later this year as part of an Iowa State University’s “restructuring” plan.

    “We knew there were going to be budget cuts, but eliminating all county directors was a shock,” Ford said.

  • Veterans Share Memories, Emotions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - For those living during World War II, but especially for those who wore the uniform, there had to be days to remember and days to try to forget. Sixteen million men and women served their country during World War II as members of the U.S. armed forces. Last Tuesday, a group of these veterans from southwest Iowa experienced some emotional memories from the war when they traveled to Washington, D.C. as members of the second Western Iowa Honor Flight.

  • Preparing for the Swine Flu

    Mills County has no confirmed cases of the H1N1 “swine flu” virus but that isn’t stopping Mills County Public Health from being prepared.

    In a briefing last Tuesday by Mills County Public Health with several city, county and state agencies, Sheri Bowen, administrator of MCPH, stressed preparedness and prevention in her run down of the influenza virus that has killed three and sickened more than 2,600 in the United States.

  • Tie vote gives Glenwood football coach a win

    Glenwood football coach Brian Albert is keeping his job.

    In a special meeting Monday evening, the Glenwood School Board returned from two hours of deliberation with a deadlocked 2-2 vote on the recommendation by Glenwood Superintendent Dr. Stan Sibley that Albert be terminated as the high school's football coach.

  • Duane Kahl Named Citizen of the Year

    Duane Kahl, known to many as Mr. Mineola, has been named the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year.

  • Homeowners File Lawsuit

    A Glenwood family whose house was deemed unsafe to live in has filed a lawsuit alleging the home was not properly designed or constructed.

    According to court documents, Nelson and Christi Leidel, purchased the home at 55540 Forrester Valley Lane in Park Place Acres north of Glenwood for $329,000 in 2004. Last November, federal officials determined the home was unfit to live in.

  • County Vets Chosen For Honor Flight

    Four veterans from Mills County have been chosen to take part in the second Western Iowa Honor Flight next Tuesday to Washington, D.C.

    Duane Jackson and Hugh Trask of Glenwood and Arno Miller and William Pavkov of Hastings will be among more than 100 World War II-era vets traveling to Washington for a whirlwind day of sightseeing at the city’s military memorials.

  • Feeling The Pain

    Mills County deputies began carrying Tasers last month, but not before they experienced first-hand what it feels like to be on the receiving end of a jolt from one of the electronic control devices.

    The deputies took turns at being Tasered during a training session inside the Glenwood Wrestling Building. Mills County Sheriff Gene Goos said the exercise is a requirement for all law enforcement officers who carry a Taser.

  • DHS Responds To Push For GRC Closure

    A Department of Human Services spokesman said there are no plans to shutter the Glenwood Resource Center, despite a written report by a watch dog group asking the state to close the state’s largest facility for the mentally handicapped.