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Carroll Chamber Office takes first place in national contest


Out of nearly 100 entries the Carroll Chamber of Commerce Office was selected as the first place winner in the “Best Chamber Office Contest” sponsored by The Chamber Executive Network newsletter.  The publication is distributed to chamber

Audubon to explore possibilities for excess bond funds


Bonds taken out by the city of Audubon a few years ago are now producing an excess of money for some city projects bonded out in 2008 and 2012. City Clerk Joe Foran explains how the surplus of $200,000 to $290,000 came to be.

Speed limit lowered on West St in Manning


It wasn’t a surprise to city leaders in Manning, but the amount of traffic on West Street has been on the rise. City Manager Dawn Rohe says in order to increase safety city leaders recently voted to reduce the speed limit along the stretch of

Carroll Police warn of known phone scam hitting area


Residents of Carroll and the surrounding communities should be very cautious the next time their phone rings with someone on the other end claiming to be a representative from their utility company. Captain Mark Heino with the Carroll Police depa

Carroll High School business class hosting week long pink out


Carroll students are selling t-shirts to help raise awareness and money for breast cancer as part of pink out nights.  Fabi Benavidez, a senior at Carroll Community High School explains what they are doing.   9005     &n

Marilyn Willis named Hospice Volunteer of the Year for work in Lake City


Marilyn Willis was selected as the Hospice Volunteer of the Year by the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa and was honored with the award earlier this month in Altoona.  Willis started the hospice program in Lake City in 1983 and has act

Rick Stewart, Independent Candidate for US Senate visits Carroll (full interview


Rick Stewart is riding his bike around Iowa visiting with state residents about political issues they feel are important.  Stewart is running for the U.S Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Tom Harkin.  The Independent candidate says he thinks

St Anthony to host End of Life planning program


Dr Norma Hirsch will present a program on Advance Care Planning at St Anthony Regional Hospital on Tuesday, September 30th from 4:30-6:00.  The program will be held at the Education Center and is part of the “To Your Health” series being

Glidden City Council goes green with purchase of new tablets


The Glidden City Council is going green. The mayor and members of the council, as well as the Public Works and City Clerk’s Office, will now utilize a Samsung Galaxy 4 tablet for city business. The tablets are expected to cut down on the use of pape

Two vehicle accident reported on Hwy 71 Monday


On Monday afternoon around 3:47 a GMC Acadia driven by 54 year-old Denise Nieland of Breda was traveling northbound on Highway 71 when she slowed to make a left-hand turn into a driveway. While waiting for oncoming traffic Nieland noticed another vehicle

Audubon's noontime whistle now sounding less often


The sirens in Audubon remained silent today over the noon hour as city officials have decided to reduce the number of tests and only run the “noontime whistle” on the first Monday of every month. It’s a money saving measure as explained

Glidden and Carroll County continue to discuss law enforcement contract


The City of Glidden and Carroll County Board of Supervisors have been discussing the current law contract between the two entities since last October.  Supervisor Mark Beardmore says they met again last Thursday with members of the Glidden city counc

TLC Grant could provide Audubon School District with extra funding


The Audubon Community School District has announced plans to submit an application for grant funding from the Iowa Teacher Leadership and Compensation System also known as TLC. The TLC system was, “established by legislation with an overriding philo

Lake Harvester completes first season on Black Hawk Lake


The lake harvester at Black Hawk Lake has completed its first season of service. Lake View’s city workers followed an Aquatic Vegetation Management plan outlined by the Iowa DNR throughout the summer; focusing their attention mainly on the eastern p

Carpet donation given to Glidden Wellness Center


Parts of the Glidden Wellness Center’s floor will be covered with carpet that was recently donated by Carpet One Flooring of Carroll. Glidden’s City Clerk, Suzy Danner says there are three distinct areas of flooring.

Lake City Terminates contract of City Administrator/Clerk


Lake City will begin the process of hiring a new City Administrator/Clerk next week after a decision following a special meeting Wednesday night in which the council decided to terminate the contract of Greg Nath.  Lake City Mayor Gary Fahan told Car

Carroll to clean culverts


Carroll budgeted $50,000 to clean out culverts throughout the city.  Public Works Director Randy Krauel says they have a list of culverts that are proposed and need to be cleaned.   9005          

Audubon City Council meetings running smoother after adoption of IPIB plan


The Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) has been working with the Audubon County Attorney and the Audubon City Council to work out a remediation plan after three complaints were filed with IPIB back in January. The finalized plan presented to the

Carroll still reviewing paying utility bills with credit cards


Carroll will continue to study the option of letting customers pay their utility bills by credit card on the city’s website or at the office after the discussion Monday night raised a few more questions.  City Finance Director Laura Schaffer su

Collision with road grader in Arcadia sends two to hospital


An accident involving a road grader sent two people to the hospital on Monday morning. The crash, which happened around 6:50, involved a Caterpillar road grader, driven by 63 year-old Joesph Boell of Carroll. Boell was traveling southbound on Division Str

Carroll Community Schools ISL passes


It didn’t pass by much but the Instructional Support Levy for the Carroll Community School District passed on Tuesday night.  1759 people voted yes with 1563 people voting no.  Only the absentee voters and the Carroll Wards along with the

Body-worn camcorders now standard equipment for Carroll Co. Sheriff Deputies


The Carroll County Sherriff’s office recently added an additional piece of equipment to its resources: body-worn camcorders. Sherriff Doug Bass says the first-person view from deputies’ cameras provide a measure of safety for all parties invol

Carroll Library now offering free access to ABC Mouse


With grant funding the early literacy station at the Carroll Public library has expanded through the addition of a new interactive computer program for young learners. Library Director Brandie Ledford explains what the new program is and how patrons can access it.

Community Foundation of Carroll Co. now accepting grant applications


Non-profit organizations with a 501 (c)(3) status, including churches and  government units, can now apply for a grant from the Community Foundation of Carroll County. The organization, founded in 2004, strives to distribute grants when funds are ava

Updated story on school lunch lawsuit with Martin Brothers affects on local scho


The settlement we reported last week with the class action lawsuit filed by a group in the ADM school district against Martin Brothers conspiring to restrain competition in the market for the retail sale of food to schools and that Martin Brothers attempt
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Leo Staiert of Carroll


Mass of the Christian Burial for 89 year old Leo Staiert of Carroll will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll.  Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll. Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll a

Albert Wetzel of Bayard


Funeral services for 92 year old Albert Wetzel of Bayard will be Thursday at 10:30am at the United Methodist Church in Bayard with burial at the Highland Township Cemetery in Bayard.  Friends may call at the Ohde Funeral Home in Bayard from 4-7pm on Wednesday.  Visitation will resume at the church after 9:30 Thursday morning until time of services.  Albert Wetzel is survived by his wife:  Jeanette of Bayard.....2 sons:

Ethel Parsons of Lohrville


Funeral services for 103 year old Ethel Parsons of Lohrville will be Tuesday at 11am at the Lohrville United Methodist Church with burial at the Cedar Cemetery near Rinard.  Visitation will be at the church one hour prior the services.  The arrangements are under the direction of the Brown Funeral Home in Lohrville.
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