On December 15, 2017, Steven L. Meints, son of Lois Meints and the late Lester Meints of rural Plymouth, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps.  LTC Meints is a 1989 graduate of Tri County High School, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1993, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1997.  Steve has been affiliated with the Army since enlisting in 1990 as an Infantryman in the Nebraska Army National Guard.  Along with his Army Reserve duties, he is also a civilian Attorney Advisor for the Army Materiel Command in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.