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Manning Fire Station sold to Adams Motor Company; plans to expand business


The entirety of the Manning Fire Department is on schedule to move into a new building located near the corner of Hwy 141 and West Street. The $1.2 million dollar project is set to wrap up construction in January, 2015 and the new space will address some

Lake City hires Batz as new Assistant City Administrator


Lake City hired Lisa Batz as the new Assistant to the City Administrator position.  Batz’s hiring was approved by the city council Monday night after they held a closed session to review her candidacy.  Batz will assist current City Admini

Carroll Council will discuss new waste-water regulations


The Environmental Protection Agency and Iowa DNR are moving towards new requirements on wastewater and runoff.  Carroll City Manager Gerald Clausen says Carroll officials will meet to discuss the possible impacts on Carroll.   9005  &n

East Sac offers Superintendent Kruthoff contract extension


The East Sac County Community School Board voted to enter into contract negotiations with current Superintendent Barb Kruthoff at their meeting on Monday night. Kruthoff’s original one year contract positioned her in the role as an interim superinte

Sauk Rail Trail success leads Breda to look at camp ground options


The number of campers using Swan Lake the last few years has increased and Kenny Snyder a member of the Carroll County Conservation Board feels paving the trail all the way to Lake View has helped bring more campers to the area and is also the driving for

Levi Pingrey receives nomination for West Point


Levi Pingrey is trying to become the 2nd son of Julie and Kenny Pingrey to be accepted into West Point.  Levi took a step toward that goal this week when Iowa Senator Tom Harkin announced he was one of 50 Iowa students receiving a nomination from him

Senator Segebart visits CCSD; early start waiver dominates discussion-full audio


Late last week Governor Terry Branstad sent a letter to the Iowa Department of Education telling them to stop granting automatic waivers to school districts seeking early start dates. At Monday night’s Carroll Community School District board meeting

Teen pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide charges in Sac County Court


17-year-old Trevor Ray Feauto of Clarksville has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges in connection to a fatal car crash in August. Court records show an attorney for Feauto filed the written plea on Monday in Sac County District Court. Feauto

Carroll, Sac & Cass Co. Conservation sponsor trip to MN for local birders


In January local birding enthusiasts will board a Windstar bus headed to the wilds of northern Minnesota. The Carroll, Cass, and Sac County Conservation Boards are teaming up to sponsor the Minnesota Avian Adventure and Carroll County Naturalist Matt Weit

Potential owner of MINK League baseball team discusses plans for Carroll team wi


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Fundraising efforts continue to repair Swan Lake Trail (full audio)


Proposed work on the Sauk Rail Trail at Swan Lake continues to gain steam as the Carroll County Conservation Board continues to fund raise and plans for bids to go out of the project on February 17th.  Members of the board spoke with the Carroll Coun

Kuemper looks to expand before and after school program


Kuemper began a new before and after school program at the beginning of the school year to help working families that need a place for their children to stay.  Kuemper President Vern Henkenius says the kids have a number of options during both times

Carroll man injured in Saturday hunting accident


A man from Carroll was flown to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines following a hunting accident Saturday afternoon around 2:30.  Eric Winker was part of a hunting group that was hunting deer southwest of Lanesboro when he was shot in the abd

Audubon property owner tails fleeing burglary suspects; 2 men now in custody


Following an investigation by the Audubon County Sheriff’s Office into a theft reported in the 3000 block of 320th Street two people have been arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Burglary. 37 year-old Robert Atkinson of Anita and 33 year-old Joshua

An estimated 200 people tour Glidden Wellness Center on opening day


Passersby might do a double take as they take in the new look of the old Glidden Graphic building. This past year the building was transformed into the city’s new fitness center and Thursday afternoon the Glidden Wellness Center was officially opene

New IA regulations require upgrades at Lake View wastewater treatment plant


New water regulations handed down by the state of Iowa will require the city of Lake View to make some upgrades to its waste water treatment plant. City Clerk Scott Peterson says the forthcoming improvements will occur in two phases. 

Future Community Center in Grand Junction awarded CAT grant


The city of Grand Junction was awarded a $220,000 Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant on Wednesday to aide in the construction of a new community center. The grant is contingent upon the completion of fundraising within 90 days. Once the communit

Carroll receives some good and not so good news in Citizen Survey


Around 39% of the 851 Carroll residents that received a Citizen Survey returned the survey to the Iowa Institute of Public Affairs according to the figures released Monday night.  The city received some very favorable feedback on safety issues, snow

Judge declares mistrial in Sac City roommate slaying case


A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a Georgia man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a roommate whose skeletal remains were found in the basement of a Sac City home in 2012.   The Fort Dodge Messenger reports Judge Gary McMin

9 Sac County communities to participate in Hometown Pride Program


Every community takes pride in what it has to offer, but sometimes getting the word out isn’t exactly easy. In an effort to build a strong cultural identity and empower their communities nine cities in Sac County will be among the first in the state

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

Stewart Memorial Community Hospital "Loving Tree" began in the 80's


The Loving Tree as Stewart Memorial Community Hospital has a long tradition.  It was established in the 1980’s by Marilyn Willis, founder of the Community Hospice program, and Norene Bauman, a Hospice nurse.  They established the program t

Glidden Wellness Center boasts new exercise equipment & entertainment options


When the Glidden Wellness Center opens for use this month it will boast new fitness equipment stationed near the front of the building. The city purchased three treadmills, four elliptical cross trainers, and dumbbells along with two benches for use in th

Iowa's western region unemployment rates drop for October


Monthly unemployment rates in western Iowa decreased to 3.2 percent in October which is down from 3.3 percent during that same time in 2013. Figures were released by Iowa Workforce Development in late November. The Western Iowa Advantage region’s mo

Lake View hires Ladwig filling police force vacancy


The city of Lake View hired a new police officer last month to fill a vacancy on the force when an officer transferred to a different department. Lake View’s City Clerk Scott Peterson told Carroll Broadcasting that Alex Ladwig has been out on the be
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Rodney Andrew Walker of Scranton


Funeral services for 55 year old Rodney Walker of Scranton will be Tuesday at 10:30am at the Church of Christ in Scranton with burial at the Scranton Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton from 5-7pm on Monday.  The casket will be moved to the church @ 8:30 Tuesday morning where visitation will resume until time of service.  Online

Howard C. Paulsen of Atlantic


Funeral services for 89 year old Howard Paulsen of Atlantic will be Monday at 11am at the First Baptist Church in Atlantic with burial at the Atlantic Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.  Friends may call at the Roland Funeral Service from 4-6pm on Sunday.  Howard Paulsen is survived by his wife:  Janet of Atlantic......a son:  Thomas Paulsen of Carroll.......and

Dorothy Jones of Carroll


A Celebration of Life Service for 89 year old Dorothy Jones of Carroll will be Friday at 4pm at the Orchard View Chapel in Carroll.  Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 6pm Thursday where there will be a Prayer Service at 7 Thursday evening.  Dorothy Jones is survived by her children:  Tanna Jones-Kiniry of New York, Terry Romey of Templeton, and
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