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CCSD to submit application for Teacher Leadership & Compensation Grant


The Carroll School District has put together a comprehensive plan as a first time applicant for the Teacher Leadership and Compensation Grant. Middle School Dean of Students Cory Heiman, who was part of a committee who put the plan together, outlined its

Laboratory services at MRHC - Clinic recognized with national accreditation


Manning Regional Healthcare Center recently earned a Laboratory Accreditation from COLA, a national physician-directed healthcare accreditation organization.  The MRHC – Clinic was recognized for quality laboratory services and Director Karen N

1st Round Football Playoffs Matchups


Class 3A ADM At Carroll At 7:00 on 1380 KCIM   Class 2A Kuemper At Clarinda At 7:00 on KIKD 106.7 Clarion Goldfield At East Sac At 7:00     Class 1A Madrid at IKM/Manning At 7:00 Pocahontas Area At South Central Calhoun At 7:00   Class

Remodel for Audubon's Elementary School now in bidding process


Remodeling plans for the interior of Audubon’s Elementary School are currently out to bid with an expected construction start time to immediately follow the end of classes in the spring of 2015. Earlier this year the board rejected two bids because

Carroll Community School District shows increase in enrollment numbers


The student population at Carroll Community Schools has shown growth for the current school year. Certified enrollment numbers for the 2014-2015 session have been calculated and they show the district is currently serving 1,690.28 pupils. That’s up

Kuemper Foundation establishes a fine arts fund


The Kuemper Foundation announced Thursday the establishment of the Marilyn Schirck Setzler Fine Arts Fund.  Setzler graduated from Kuemper in 1961 and recently established the fund with a gift of $100,000.  The fund will be restricted to support

Lake City refinances bonds; saving taxpayers around $18,000


While looking into financing options for the Lake City Pool project it was brought to the attention of the city council in Lake City that they could save about $18,000 on interest if they refinanced the bonds already taken out for city street projects tot

One person dies in two vehicle accident on Highway 30 Tuesday


The Iowa State Patrol continues to investigate an accident that closed down both lanes of Highway 30 Tuesday morning for around 4 hours.  The accident occurred around 11:07 AM along Highway 30 near X Avenue between Grand Junction and Beaver.  26

Wild Rose officials say construction of casino moving forward


Wild Rose Jefferson Officials informed commissioners at the October IRGC meeting as well as Chairman Jeff Lamberti that project construction for the casino is expected to be completed by August 1st, 2015.  The underground site work, including the ext

Carroll County Ambulance Service to move forward with safety books


The Carroll County Ambulance Department received approval to move forward with gathering money for books that will be handed out to 3rd grade students throughout Carroll County.  The ambulance department works with a company that produces the books a

Enrollment increases at Audubon Community Schools for 2014


Certified enrollment data for the Audubon Community School District was submitted earlier this month to the Iowa Department of Education. Audubon’s Superintendent Brett Gibbs says the district grew by 9.2 kids and it came as a bit of a surprise.

Governor Branstad pushes progress in cultural, recreational and historical progr


Iowa Governor Terry Branstad visited Carroll on Monday along with Lt Governor Kim Reynolds and Senate candidate Joni Ernst.  Branstad talked about the successes of his latest term and his plans for the future.  He says the state needs to become

K-9 unit search of East Sac High School finds no controlled substances


East Sac High School in Lake View was searched by a K-9 unit with the Sac County Sheriff’s Office Friday.  The routine search for controlled substances put the school in lockdown around 1:00 Friday afternoon.  The K-9 Unit searched the loc

Carroll Company and 2 others receive USDA ag research grants


Three Iowa companies have received U.S. Department of Agriculture grants for research projects officials hope will lead to new technologies that advance agriculture.   Small Business Innovation Grants were awarded to Agren Inc. in

Carroll County discusses increasing limestone on county gravel roads


The Carroll County Board of Supervisors discussed the use of limestone on gravel roads and whether or not they need to use more.  Dan Nieland says everyone hears the stories of the moon dust and he has questions about the quality of gravel the county

Pickup runs into back of Semi on 320th Street in Audubon


The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office was called to an accident Saturday afternoon, October 18th around 2:00.  The accident occurred on 320th street near Goldfinch Avenue.  23-year-old Brett Hansen of Council Bluffs was westbound on 320th st

Donation by St. Anthony Auxiliary to benefit HOPES program


A check for $1,000 was presented to the St. Anthony Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success, or HOPES, program earlier this month. Co-Presidents of the St. Anthony Auxiliary, Jan Potthoff and Joan Hannasch, presented the check which will g

Two Audubon teens arrested for taking pictures inside H.S. girl's locker room


The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office released in a statement late Friday afternoon that a flash drive containing pictures and videos taken from inside the girl’s locker room had been discovered earlier this week at the Audubon High School. Once

Interview covering Carroll Cardinal Wrestling Program


Full Interview with Dan Drake and Gary Schmitz   

Evasive action by semi driver lessens damage in two-vehicle crash


A two car accident involving a semi-tractor trailer sent one person to the hospital on Saturday morning. The incident occurred at the intersection of Highway 71 and 220th Street around 9:00 am when an eastbound 2007 Buick Lacrosse driven by 92 year-old Le

Single vehicle accident leaves trail through cornfield


The driver of a single vehicle accident which left a trail through a cornfield on Sunday evening was uninjured in the crash which happened along Highway 71 around 7:15 pm. 30 year-old Rolando Garcia Mora of St. Joseph, Missouri was eastbound on Highway 14

Oct 15 to be declared "White Cane Safety Day" in Carroll


Carroll Mayor Adam Scheweers will sign a proclamation tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon declaring October 15 as “White Cane Safety Day” in recognition of the blind. The white cane used by those with sight impairments has become a symbol of their

City of Carroll to send out survey


A portion of the residents of Carroll will be receiving a survey approved by the city to gauge their feelings with city services, capital improvement projects, neighborhood concerns and other interests.  The 7 page Carroll citizen survey will be sent

Greene Co. hopes to align ending dates for local option sales tax


Come November most voters in Greene County will have to make a decision on whether or not to extend a local option sales and service tax in their community for another ten years. Greene County auditor Jane Heun says the county is one of only a handful whi

Cold or hot: new HV/AC system at Glidden-Ralston put through paces


This year the Glidden-Ralston School District renovated their old heating system and installed new air conditioning throughout the entire building. Local contractors who worked on the project, Drees Company and Badding Construction, were praised by Superi
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David Best of Carroll


Funeral services for 80 year old David Best of Carroll will be Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Carroll.  Burial will be in the Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery in Glidden with military honors conducted by the Glidden American

Shirley Ann Onken


Funeral services for 86 year old Shirley Ann Onken, will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lidderdale with Pastor William Weiss officiating. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 5:00 P.M. on Monday where there will be a prayer service held at 6:30 P.M. 

Bertha Johnson of Halbur


Mass of the Christian Burial for 100 yr. old Bertha Johnson of Halbur will be Monday at 10:30 AM at St. Augustine Church in Halbur with burial in the parish cemetery.  The Ohde Twit Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements where friends may call after 4:00 PM on Sunday.  There will be a Rosary at 5:00 PM and a Prayer Service at 6:30 PM.  Visitation will resume at the church on
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