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Quirks addressed at Glidden Wellness Center; membership numbers swell


The Glidden Wellness Center has been open for a little over a month and in that timeframe, as with any big project, little quirks of the building have been discovered. City Clerk Suzy Danner says one of the more noticeable issues dealt with the building&r

Chamber Forum this Saturday


The first Carroll Chamber Legislative Forum will be held Saturday morning from 10-11 at Adams Elementary School.  The forum featuring Senator Mark Segebart and Representative Brian Best will be held in the cafeteria and school representatives ask tha

Juergens awarded at Iowa Pork Congress


Several local residents were honored this week during the Iowa Pork Congress including Aaron Juergens of Carroll who won a Master Pork Producer award.  Juergens says he enjoys promoting the industry.   9005      &nb

Henderson trial rescheduled for 2nd time in Glidden double homicide case


The murder trial for a man accused in the double homicide of Karl and Tammie DeVore of Glidden has been rescheduled for a second time. On Wednesday defense attorney Jason Dunn filed a request with Carroll County Court to continue the trail of Thomas Guy Henderson. H

Graham Park basketball courts take step forward


The plan to turn the old tennis courts in Graham Park to basketball courts took a step forward this week but not without a little discussion.  Parks and Recreation Director Jack Wardell informed the city council what the estimated cost would be for t

Accident in Grand Junction Monday afternoon


One person was sent to the hospital for evaluation Monday afternoon following a two vehicle accident near the intersection of 11th Street and Highway 30 in Grand Junction.  54-year-old Agina Walker of rural Jefferson was driving a 2013 Dodge and was

Sioux City Dioceses Bishop Nickless & Superintendent Ryan visit Kuemper Catholic


Kuemper Catholic schools hosted two special guests from the Sioux City Dioceses on Tuesday as part of Catholic Schools week. Bishop R. Walker Nickless of the Sioux City Dioceses says there’s nothing better than getting out into classrooms and intera

Carroll County had 2 winners on the Iowa Lottery in 2014


Two Carroll County residents were big winners in 2014 according to the Iowa Lottery.  Lottery officials announced this week that Ruth Reeves of Glidden was the latest Big Instant Scratch game winner for Carroll County in 2014 winning $100,000 in the

Carroll Mayor Adam Schweers "State of the City" address


Carroll Mayor Adam Schweers gave his State of the City Address Monday night.  He highlighted some of the accomplishments for the year.   9003              Adam   &nb

Reimbursement program offered for lifeguards at Audubon's city pool


This summer the city of Audubon will begin a program at the city’s pool which officials hope will make working as a lifeguard more enticing to young adults. Lifeguards are required to be licensed and certified before they’re able to work pools

Carroll County Supervisors review and approve elected official raises for 2015


The compensation board for Carroll County last Thursday night approved recommendations for pay increases for elected county officials which were reviewed by the board of supervisors Monday.  The pay increases were given in dollar amounts but the supe

County Supervisors hear concerns over security at Carroll County Courthouse


Concerns about security of video, key codes and other issues with the Carroll County Courthouse were brought to the attention of the supervisors Monday by Carroll County Attorney John Werden.    9008       &nbs

New Carroll Chamber President says changes are coming


John Perrin is serving as the Chamber President in Carroll in 2015.  This past Monday night during the annual Chamber Banquet Perrin told the crowd that the chamber is doing a great job but they will make some changes this year.   9009 &nbs

Man arrested and sentenced to 10 years on drug and gun charges


Salvador Gutierrez was sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to 5 drug and weapon charges in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.  He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the charges of Conspiracy to Distribute Metham

Positive feedback for Carroll High's social media outreach


Facebook is a great place to keep in touch with family and friends, but what about your child’s school? Carroll High School Principal Tammie McKenzie says they’re using the social media site as a doorway for parents and guardians to see that s

Upcoming outdoor events sponsored by Carroll Co. Conservation


When the weather turns cold most people head indoors and stay there. To try and entice people back outside Carroll County Conservation has put together an events calendar which features some fun activities for families bundled up and willing to brave the

4 people arrested by Sac County Sheriff's Office in connection to home invasion


Multiple law enforcement departments assisted in the arrests of four individuals following an investigation into a home invasion at 536 2nd Street in Odebolt which occurred Monday, January 19. Sac County Sheriff Ken McClure says deputies were notified Tue

CCSD makes 1st counter offer to Carroll Ed. Assoc. initial contract proposals


After hearing from parents, who were concerned about class sizes after the Carroll Education Association’s proposed 9% total package pay increase for teachers, the members of the Carroll Community School Board submitted their counter offer to the

IDPH encourages Rockwell City to make city parks smoke-free zones


Smoke-free public spaces are common in Iowa, but cities can always do more according to Tammy Mohr a representative from the Iowa Department of Public Health. Earlier this week city council members in Rockwell City learned more on the subject and were urg

Concerned Carroll parents say proposed CEA contract may affect classroom size


Members of The Committee for Better Education – Stronger Communities numbered among those in attendance at the Carroll Community School District’s Board meeting Tuesday night. The parent led group helped to pass the Instructional Support Levy

Property owners seek new land custodians at Sac City's Freedom Rock


In late 2013 a boulder located in Sac City was painted by artist Bubba Sorenson and it became a part of the official Freedom Rock Tour. Now in 2015 the private property owners where the rock is located are looking for someone to take custody of the land.

Wisconsin woman arrested after Sac County traffic stop


A woman from Wisconsin was arrested by the Sac County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday night. The arrest was made after a Sheriff’s Deputy pulled over a 2014 Nissan around 9:00 pm. The Nissan was clocked driving 72 mph in a 55 mph zone on Highway 

Breda man pleads not guilty to charges in fatal car crash


A Breda man has pleaded not guilty to providing alcohol to a teenager before a fatal car crash in August. Twenty-one-year-old Matthias Stork entered his written plea Wednesday in Sac County District Court on two counts of selling,

Trial begins for Sac City roommate slaying case


The trial has begun for a Georgia man charged with killing his former roommate in Iowa.   The Fort Dodge Messenger reports jury selection began Monday morning in the trial of 55-year-old John Green. He faces a first-degree murder charge in the death

Audubon Elementary interior remodel project moves forward; 2 bids approved


Contractors from Atlantic, Greenfield, Halbur and Carroll submitted bids last week to remodel the interior of the Audubon Elementary School. Audubon’s Superintendent Brett Gibbs says bids ranged from a high bid of $894,000 to a low bid of $703,000.
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Jim Macumber of Manilla


Funeral services for 80 year old Jim Macumber of Manilla will be Friday, February 20th, at 10:30am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla with burial at the Nishnabotna Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla from 4-6pm on Thursday, February 19th.  Visitation will resume at the church on Friday morning, February 20th, after 9:30 until time of service.

Michael Davis of Glidden


Funeral services for 26 year old Michael Davis of Glidden will be Saturday at 10:30am at the Lanesboro United Methodist Church with burial at the Lanesboro Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City from 4-7pm on Friday.  Michael Davis is survived by his parents:  Glenn DeLoss and Doris Davis of Glidden....and 2 brothers:  Mark of Glidden and Matthew of

Maxine Elaine Hanneman of Carroll


Funeral services for 89 year old Maxine Hanneman of Carroll will be Friday at 10:30am at the First United Methodist Church in Carroll with burial at the Carroll City Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 5pm Thursday where there will be a Prayer Service at 6:30pm, followed by an Eastern Star Memorial Service.  The casket will be moved to the
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