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Lake View's Veterans Memorial dedication on Saturday at Speaker Park


In less than a year a new monument has been built in Speaker Park in Lake View. The six-sided granite monument features brass emblems representing each branch of the armed forces and the plaza is surrounded by stone benches and flags. A cobblestone walkwa

Carroll Gets Gold Star On Water Quality Report


The 2015 Consumer Confidence Report on Drinking Water Quality has been posted for Carroll resident’s to review. Mayor Adam Schweers said this report, “illustrates the extent of the testing performed on the water to assure that it is safe when

New housing development taking shape in Coon Rapids


A new residential development area will be taking shape in Coon Rapids in the next month or so. The Coon Rapids Development Group, local utilities, and the city are working together to develop the area. City Clerk Jessica Leighty says the land is located

Congressman Reminds Us Independence Did Not Come Easy


As we all celebrate the long holiday weekend, Congressman Steve King wants us to remember the real reasons for the Independence Day observation. 4505                 &nbs

Burke Is Next Carroll Chief Of Police


The Carroll City Council has called for a special meeting, Monday, July 6th to formally announce the appointment of Bradley James Burke as the Carroll Police Chief. Council member Clay Haley said that this was not an easy decision for the council. 9011&nb

Stork Sentencing Set for July 15


 SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) - A 21-year-old man has made a plea deal on charges that he had provided alcohol to an underage youth who later was involved in a collision that killed two teenage girls. The Sioux City Journal reports  that Matthias Stork,

Wall Lake Woman Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Sales


 WALL LAKE, Iowa (AP) - A northwest Iowa woman is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 5 after pleading guilty to selling marijuana from the home she shares with her four children.        The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/

New Playground At Carroll Middle School For Fall


The Carroll Community School District Board of Education has been looking into new playground equipment for the Carroll Middle School, and Superintendent Rob Cordes said they are weighing some recommendations before making that decision. 9003  &

Authorities Respond To Oil Spill On Storm Lake


The Iowa Department of Natural Resources responded to a report of a “visible oil sheen” on the surface of Storm Lake yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. A clutch in the gear box of a booster pump on the dredge had given out at approximately 3:30

Rolling Hills Reports Positive Outcomes First Year


Rolling Hills Community Services Region has marked their first anniversary in standardizing mental health and disability care in Carroll, Crawford, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Ida and Sac Counties. CEO, Dawn Mentzer, provided an update to the Carroll County Sup

$67,600 grant awarded to Coon Rapids Fire Department to purchase new gear


Members of the Coon Rapids Fire Department were recently notified by the Department of Homeland Security that they’d been selected to receive a $67,600 grant award provided by the Fiscal Year 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant fund. The grant wil

Local Candidates Announce Intentions To Run For CCSD Board


This coming September 8th, there will be three open seats on the Carroll Community School District Board of Education ballot. Board President, Kim Tiefenthaler and board members Dan Tiefenthaler and LaVern Dirkx’s terms all expire this year, and two

Minimal damage in 2 car accident at Clark St in Carroll


The Carroll Police Department responded to an accident at the intersection of Highway 30 and Clark Street at approximately noon Tuesday (June 30). A 2005 Toyota Tundra driven by Todd Koehler of Glidden was stopped behind a vehicle waiting to turn south on

King Says Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Is Unconstitutional


While on a recent trip to Carroll County, Congressman Steve King talked about last week’s 5 to 4 Supreme Court ruling mandating all 50 states must recognize same sex marriages.   9006          &

Guthrie And Adair Named In Governor's Disaster Proclamation


One year after a hail storm hit southern Guthrie and Northern Adair Counties on June 30, 2014, both Counties have again been included in a Governor’s State Disaster Proclamation. Governor Terry Branstad issued the disaster emergency proclamation yes

Suspect Eludes Authorities In Three-County Chase


While on a routine patrol at approximately 2:31 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a Greene County deputy tried to initiate a traffic stop on a white vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The car and driver fled from the deputy, leading a high-speed pursuit i

No reported injuries in 5 car pileup near Ralston


No one was seriously injured in a five car pileup which shut down Highway 30 for about an hour Monday, June 29. The accident occurred at around 12:15 pm and began when an eastbound non-contact vehicle came to a stop on Highway 30 in order to make a left t

Experience Is Common Link In Carroll Police Chief Candidates


Jeff Jirak of Muscatine and Wes Breckenridge of Newton, candidates for the Carroll Police Chief position, visited Carroll and met the residents last Friday during a public forum at Santa Maria Winery. Lieutenant Jirak has been with the Muscatine Police de

Atlantic Man Arrested On 10 Separate Charges In Exira


The Audubon County Sheriff’s office apprehended a suspect in a vehicle stolen from Cass County during a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 71 and Littlefield Drive in Exira at approximately 1 a.m. yesterday (Monday). Twenty-six-year-old Jus

No Injuries Reported In Rollover Accident Near Audubon


Two Audubon teenagers, 16-year-old Sydney Jo Obermeier and 16-year-old Claire Elizabeth Olson, both refused medical treatment after the 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Obermeier was driving rolled at least once. The Audubon County Sheriff’s office responded

Over 200 Carroll County Roadways Affected By Rains


According to Carroll County Engineer, Dave Paulson, the county road crews had their hands full with waterlogged roadways after the torrential rains swept through the area late last week.   9010         &nb

Easement Public Hearing Set For Maple River Bar


A routine motion to set a public hearing for an easement to Whiskey Creek Saloon, LLC in Maple River resulted in more questions being raised about the proposed project for the Carroll County Board of Supervisors. Planning and Zoning Administrator Carl Wil

Single vehicle accident over the weekend claims the life of a Bayard man


An accident in Guthrie County over the weekend claimed the life of Colton Pulver of Bayard. The 24 year-old was heading westbound on 150th Street just west of Hickory Avenue at approximately 11:45 pm Saturday night. For unknown reasons, tire marks indicate

3 vehicle accident in Audubon County sends one to hospital


An accident involving three vehicles on Friday afternoon sent one teenager to the hospital in Audubon County. The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 71 and Highway 44 at Hamlin at around 4:00 pm. 17 year-old Olivia Robinson of Harlan was wes

Teenager missing near Churdan found safe


A search for a teenage girl near Churdan has ended with her safe return. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office began a search for 14-year-old Janelle Brophy on Sunday after her parents reported that she had gone out for a walk, headed towards a woode
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Ione Daisy of Carroll


Funeral services for 92 year old Ione Daisy of Carroll will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll.  Visitation will be on Monday evening from 5 – 7 P.M. at the Dahn

Anthony Anthofer of Carroll


Mass of the Christian Burial for 88 year old Anthony Anthofer of Carroll will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.  Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Dedham. Friends may call
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