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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.

Iowan who was speeding wife to hospital is charged


   ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man who wouldn't pull over for police while racing to get his pregnant wife to a hospital has been charged with speeding.        Des Moines television station KCCI reports (http://b

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

Joni Ernst bring Senate campaign to Carroll


Joni Ernst is running on the Republican ticket for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Harkin.  She told a rally Monday in Carroll why they should elect her over her competitor Democrat Bruce Braley.   9004     &nb

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

Josh Wilson to perform in Carroll for Christian radio station fundraiser


In his first concert performance tour as a headliner Josh Wilson will make a stop in Carroll this week. Fellow artists Citizen Way and Dan Bremnes join him as part of Wilson’s Carry Me Tour this Thursday night. The concert is being held a

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

Car flips over 4 times and ends up in a cornfield along Highway 71 Friday night


Katelyn Knobbe of Auburn received non-incapacitating injuries in a one vehicle accident sometime Friday night after 10:30.  Officials with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in the early morning hours about a ½ mile

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

Family fun planned for Fall Open House at SMCH


A fall evening full of family fun is scheduled for the Fall Open House at Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City on Thursday. The hospital has partnered with Calhoun County Public Health and has planned many free activities during the event including hors

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

Bad sight-lines spurr changes for intersection in Lake View


Drivers in Lake View have raised some concerns about sight-lines at the intersection of 3rd Street and Main Street. City Manager Scott Peterson says there have been a couple accidents and more than a few close calls at the intersection. In an attempt to m
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Linda Kay Rettenmaier of Carroll


Mass of the Christian Burial for 70 yr. old Linda Kay Rettenmaier of Carroll and formerly of Breda will be Saturday at 10:30 AM at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with burial in St. Bernard's Cemetery near Breda.  Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 4:00 PM on Friday where there will be a Rosary at 5:00 PM and a Christian Wake Service at

Loretta Schultes of Templeton


Mass of the Christian Burial for 94 yr. old Loretta Schultes of Templeton will be Friday at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Templeton with burial in the parish cemetery.  The Carroll Catholic Daughters of the Americas will form an honor guard for the funeral mass.  Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 4:00 PM on Thursday where there will be a Rosary at

Dale Leslie Schnirring of Sac City


Funeral services for 87 yr. old Dale Schnirring of Sac City will be Friday at 1:30 at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.  Visitation will be from 5-8 PM on Thursday at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.Dale Schnirring is survived by his daughters:  Deb Peterson and Susan Schnirring.
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