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Carroll Schools look to save money by planting native prairie grasses


Up to six foot tall native grasses will be playing a key role in a move planned to save money for the Carroll School District. This May the district plans to sow prairie grass seed on approximately 13.25 acres of land near the Carroll Middle School and at

St. Anthony's Competing For Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals


St. Anthony Regional Hospital has been nominated to be named one of the top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the Country in an annual competition by Soliant Health. President and CEO, Ed Smith said that this first-time nomination is really an honor. 9005&nb

Schneider's Sexual Abuse Conviction Affirmed


On July 7 of last year, 37-year-old Steve Thomas Schneider was sentenced to 40 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with his 14-year-old niece in early 2009. Schneider is now appealing his (May 1, 2014) conviction on six counts of sexual abuse

Olerich Named Kuemper Foundation Development Director


Sharon Olerich (Ole Rick) has a very long history with the Kuemper Catholic School System. Not only does she proudly admit that she is a 1974 graduate of Kuemper High, she said that she completed some summer classes after graduation and went right back to

A Welcome New Sight For Manning


Stakeholders and the media got a sneak peek at the construction of the new Welcome to Manning signs, showcasing the cities branding and tagline, "It's Refreshing." The progressive new look takes a sharp deviation from the Highway 141 Germa

1st case of avian flu reported in Calhoun County; 6th in Sac County


The first case of avian influenza has been reported in Calhoun County making it the 15th county in Iowa to report a case of the disease. A turkey farm which has experienced an increased bird mortality rate, with a yet unknown number of affected birds, was

Carroll volunteers sought to help set flags for Memorial Day


On Memorial Day Old Glory will wave in remembrance from hundreds of flag poles set up in cemeteries across the nation. In Carroll’s city cemetery Honor Guard Member Rick Keat says there are over 1,300 flags to place and American Legion Members are a

Manning Police Chief Resigns


Manning Police Chief, Michael Ludwig, submitted his resignation this past Monday. City Manager Dawn Rohe said the City Council moved forward last night in naming an interim chief to the position to allow them time to conduct a search for his replacement.

South Central Calhoun Back To School With Some Modifications


Residents of Lake City are still working on getting their lives back in order after an EF-1 tornado ripped through that community on Sunday, May 10th. South Central Calhoun High School was hit particularly hard by the storm, but the students are back, wit

Iowa DOT Approves RISE Grant For Road Work In North Ralston


A Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy Grant (RISE) has been approved by the Iowa Department of Transportation, and the Carroll County Board of Supervisors and County Engineer Dave Paulson are ready to move forward with getting the project put out for bi

No Injuries In Two-Vehicle Accident


A Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Main and Irving Streets in Scranton at approximately 12:38 yesterday afternoon. Thirty-seven-year-old Kathryn Owen of Scranton was southbound on

Like working outdoors? Carroll Aquatic Center seeks lifeguar


Working outdoors, keeping active, and staying busy are perks lifeguards enjoy working at the Carroll Aquatic Center. The city, which regularly keeps 16-20 lifeguards on staff year round in order to cover the Rec Center’s indoor pool, is looking to a

Henderson's Sentencing Set For June


District Court Judge Timothy Finn has set a sentencing hearing for 54-year-old Thomas Guy Henderson of Lake City for Friday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m. at the Carroll County Courthouse. It was almost one year to the day after the bodies of 48-year-old Tammie

Shots Fired At DOT Officer


A Department of Transportation officer stopping to offer assistance along I-29 near Missouri Valley was shot at yesterday, and a man and a woman were taken into custody after a chase ensued, ending in a nearby rest area. According to state trooper Scott M

New ATV & UTV Ordinance In Effect For Carroll County


There is a new ordinance in effect in Carroll County that regulates the operation of all-terrain and off-road utility vehicles on county roadways. The Carroll County Board of Supervisors waived the third reading and adopted the ordinance, effective immedi

Raney Takes Reins As Jefferson Matters Main Street Director


Even though she wasn’t born in Jefferson, after having lived there for 37 years, Peg Raney (Rain EE) says it is her hometown. A retired middle school teacher, she has always been active in the community, but now she has more time to give back. Raney

New security cameras approved for Carroll Middle School


At over a decade old the analog security camera system at the Carroll Middle School has started to see failures in its systems in recent years. Building and Grounds Keeper Jeff Devorak says recently they’ve been forced to relocate a few of the wo

Audubon Elementary gains national recognition for One Book, One School program


For the first time last November elementary students at Audubon Community Schools finished their first One Book, One School Program. Librarian Lynn Spies says Pre-K through 6th grade students thoroughly enjoyed reading Because of Winn Dixie and this sprin

Supervisors Amend IDDA Legal Funding Request


The Carroll County Board of Supervisors had three very different perspectives on how the county should proceed with a request from the Iowa Drainage District Association (IDDA) for legal support in the pending Des Moines Water Works lawsuit. The IDDA is a

Class of 2015 graduates from CHS; Speaker Baddeley imparts wisdom from sports


Tears and smiles intermingled during graduation ceremonies at Carroll High School on Sunday. Before their diplomas were handed out the class’ four valedictorians said that every senior had already earned four degrees. Valedictorian Jeffrey Shymanski

Search For Carroll Police Chief Well Underway


Police Chief Jeff Cayler will be retiring effective June 8th, and the city had approved the hiring of a consulting firm, Moulder & Associates last month to aide them with the replacement process. City Manager, Gerald Clausen provided an update on wher

DMACC And Mercy College Enter Into Partnership


Des Moines Area Community College and Mercy College of health Sciences have entered into a new agreement dedicated to graduating more Central Iowa health care professionals. According to Mercy College President Barbara Quijano Decker, as students successf

E15 Availability Growing Across State


The adoption of cleaner-burning, lower-cost E15 fuels continues across the country since Kum & Go made the announcement on April 27th that they would be expanding E15 offerings to 65 locations in seven states. Currently, Iowa leads the nation with 34

Manning Downtown To Be Considered for Historic Registry


A summit designed for all Iowans interested in history is being organized for June 25th through the 27th in Winterset Iowa. History buff, Governor Terry Branstad called the Preserve Iowa Summit the premier statewide annual conference for historic preserva

Henderson found guilty on 2 counts of 1st degree murder charges


A jury of eleven women and one man returned their verdict in the murder trial of Thomas Guy Henderson of Lake City Friday afternoon after just three hours of deliberations. Before the verdict was read District Court Judge Timothy Finn of the 2nd Judicial
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Jeffrey Joens of Manning


Funeral services for 57 year-old Jeffrey Joens of Manning will be held at 10:30 am on Friday morning at the Zion Lutheran Church in Manning with burial in the Hayes Township Cemetery in Westside. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of the

Vernon Hamilton of Churdan


Funeral services for 79 year old Vernon Hamilton of Churdan will be Friday at 10:30am at the Paton Presbyterian Church with burial at the Paton Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home in Churdan from 5-8pm on Thursday.

Sylvia "Margaret" Murphy of Coon Rapids


Mass of the Christian Burial for 98 year old Sylvia "Margaret" Murphy of Coon Rapids will be Friday at 2pm at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Walnut with burial at the Parish Cemetery.  Family with greet friends at the church in Walnut on Friday from 11am to 1pm where there will be a Rosary at 1 before the Mass at 2.  The arrangements are under the direction of the
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