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Ella Marvel performs with the Glenwood Community High School Marching Band during a Rams' football game.
 A freshman baton twirler is bringing a new twist and new look to the halftime shows and on-field performances of the Glenwood Community High School Marching Band. Ella Marvel is believed to be the Marching Rams’ first baton twirler in 40 years. The daughter of Jeremy and Katy Marvel has been...

Queen candidates are (from left) Natalie Goodman, Miah Urban, Emily Williams and Aspen Crouse. King candidates are Davis McGrew, Mason Crouse, Peyton Embree and Ryan Stortenbecker. - COURTESY PHOTO / MALVERN LEADER
The East Mills Community School District is celebrating Homecoming this week. Coronation is taking place Wednesday in the high school gymnasium. A community pep rally and bonfire are also planned for this week along with a Main Street parade inMalvern at 1:30 p.m. on Friday and the homecoming...
Discussions continue to take place concerning the future of the property that currently houses the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC). In April, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the closure of the state-managed facility that provides residential care and other services for Iowans with intellectual and...

Glenwood's West Elementary School is one of only five schools in Iowa to receive Blue Ribbon School recognition from the U.S. Department of Education.
Glenwood’s West Elementary School has earned a rare and prestigious national honor. Friday, the U.S. Department of Education announced that West Elementary is among only five schools in the state of Iowa and 297 nationally to be named a Blue Ribbon School in 2022. In making the announcement, U.S....

Fremont-Mills’ 2022 Homecoming King and Queen candidates are shown in this photo. From left: Caden Blackburn, McKenna Woods, Paxten Van Houten, Teagan Ewalt, Payton Van Houten and Emma Malcom. The Fremont-Mills High School Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at halftime of Friday night’s football game. - COURTESY PHOTO / FREMONT-MILLS BEACON-ENTERPRISE
It’s homecoming week at Fremont-Mills High School in Tabor. The school's homecoming ctivities include a Main Street parade at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, the homecoming football game against East Mills on Friday night (7 p.m. kickoff) and the homecoming dance Saturday at 8:30 p.m.  

Mills County Supervisors Richard Crouch, Carol Vinton and Lonnie Mayberry.
Mills County Supervisors Richard  Crouch, Lonnie  Mayberry and Carol Vinton have become Certified Iowa County Supervisors. The Iowa State Association of County Supervisors (ISACS) honored its first class of Certified Iowa County Supervisors during a ceremony in Des Moines on Aug. 25 that was held...
For the second time this year, Mills County is looking for a new administrator for the Mills County Public Health Office. Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch said the position is open following a decision by the Mills County Board of Health to terminate Lorie Ann Gentry. The board of health,...

Joan Hammer sorts through photos at the Mills County Historical Museum.
Joan Hammer admits it’s going to take months - maybe even years - to complete a massive project she’s taken on at the Mills County Historical Museum. Hammer is overseeing the sorting and filing of thousands of photos, newspaper clippings and documents that have been obtained by the museum through...

Tuffy The Ram rides in the 2021 Glenwood Homecoming Parade.
This year’s Glenwood Homecoming celebration is earlier than normal - due to a quirk in the Rams’ football schedule - but that won’t diminish the excitement of the annual celebration that will bring hundreds of Glenwood Community High School alumni and visitors to town this weekend. Highlights of...

Alex and Morgan Heard with babies, Arden (left) and River.
The old adage goes, “You want to hear God laugh? Make a plan.” After years of waiting, paperwork and legal hoops jumped through, Alex and Morgan Heard finally completed the adoption of their first child. Baby girl River arrived Nov. 11. One month later, the Heards got a second surprise: they were...

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