Mills County teachers win $10,000 prize

The Charles E. Lakin Foundation awarded two Mills County teachers $10,000 Outstanding Teacher Awards for 2024. Bruce Landstrom, a math teacher with Glenwood’s alternative THRIVE program, was the first to be surprised with the award on Thursday. Cheyenne Ruby, who teaches fourth grade at East Mills — a district that includes Lakin’s hometown of Emerson — was the second winner announced Thursday afternoon.