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Carroll Co. Leadership Institute graduates 16

The 16th class of the Carroll County Leadership Institute graduated this week. Class members completed eight sessions consisting of skills training courses which introduced participants to issues through panels, lectures, on-site visits, and group discuss

MRHC accepting applications for Mommy Marketplace program

Instilling good, healthy habits is just one of the goals behind the Mommy Marketplace program at Manning Regional Healthcare Center. The free program is open to any new or expecting mothers and fathers, and those with children up to two years of age says

After sitting idle for over a year Lake City sells surplus ambulance

Multiple advertisement listings and even an auction sale couldn’t sell Lake City’s surplus ambulance for over a year. Mayor Gary Fayhan says the vehicle was put up for sale because Calhoun County didn’t incorporate it into their fleet wh

Audubon Man Dies In Grain Bin Accident

The Audubon County Sheriff’s office was called to a farm in the northern part of Audubon County yesterday at approximately 12:58 p.m. in response to a report of a subject trapped in a grain bin. Upon arrival, they verified that 62-year-old Gary

One Killed and Two Injured In Accident Near Audubon

One man has died and two others are hospitalized after an accident on Highway 71 north of Audubon last night. At approximately 7:05 p.m. the Iowa State Patrol was called to the scene at the intersection of Highway 71 and 170th Street. Forty-Two year old K

Glidden Man Injured Chase

The Iowa State Patrol reports that twenty-one-year-old Edilsar Curado Melendrez of Glidden was hospitalized after being ejected from his vehicle while attempting to elude a Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy.  At approximately 11:08 p.m., Curado M

Swan Lake Farmstead Barn Open House

The Carroll County Historical Society has spent the winter months updating and adding new exhibits at the Farmstead Barn on the East Side of Swan Lake. This weekend, they are ready to showcase their work at the annual open house, Saturday, April 18th from

Need some help? Carroll High's Community Service Day coming up

After getting rained out last year students at Carroll High School are doubly excited to participate in this year’s Community Service Day taking place on Wednesday, April 29. Rose Eischeid, a junior at CHS, was a part of the original group which help

Carroll Man Charged with Class D Felony

Mark Allan Steffes of Carroll was taken into custody Tuesday by the Carroll County Sheriff’s office. This morning (Thursday), he appeared in District Court and was charged with dominion or control of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon, a class

Crawford and Carroll Counties Look to Share Road Project

The gas tax is already being put to good use in Crawford and Carroll Counties as the two work together on a maintenance overlay project for a seven-mile stretch of County Road M64, with repairs made from Highway 30 north to County Road E16. Crawford Count

CHS Students Volunteer HOPE

This week, the Nation celebrates service during Volunteer Week, but some Carroll High School Students are looking well beyond the week, and into the future of volunteering in the Carroll Area. Sophomores in Becky Boes’ English 10 class, Hannah Rowed

Occupational Therapy: Bringing Quality to Life

Most of us take our daily activities and chores for granted. We just do them and move on. Others aren’t so lucky, as injury or illness can hamper their ability to do those types of tasks.  Kristi Pottebaum, a certified occupational therapist at

IDDA Request For Legal Support On Hold

Counties across Iowa are requesting additional information from the Iowa Drainage District Association on invoices that were recently mailed requesting support for legal issues. Marty Danzer, a Carroll County Supervisor said this is an ongoing issue, and

DNR Will Be Brought In On Manning Zoning Request

A request for a zoning change in the Urban Transition District of Manning has been tabled until the Department of Natural Resources has a chance to look into flood plain questions and provide a report to the Carroll County Board of Supervisors. Gene Steff

RISE Grant Goes to Iowa DOT

The Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) grant application for road improvements in north Ralston has moved one step closer to approval as the Carroll County Board of Supervisors voted on a resolution to endorse the application in Monday’s m

Consulting Firm Hired for Police Chief Replacement Selection Process

After formally accepting the resignation of Carroll Police Chief Jeff Cayler last night, the city council heard a proposal from Moulder & Associates, a consulting firm that will assist with the recruitment, review and recommendation of candidates for

Council Approves Police Union Contract

After recent negotiations, all parties are pleased with a three-year contract between the city of Carroll and the Police Union. The council did make some concessions during negotiations that resulted in an increase in base pay, but which also resulted in

Char-Mac Sets Groundbreaking in Manning

Heavy equipment dots the roadside on East Street in Manning as groundwork has gotten underway on the Char-Mac Assisted Living facility. CEO Jeanine Chartier (Shar Teer sounds like ear) said that they are expecting to open at the end of September, and cons

Restructuring could provide better insurance coverage for Lake City Fire Dept

Having good insurance isn’t always about saving money in 15 minutes. For the city of Lake City it’s about the kind of coverage available for their fire department. A proposal brought before the city council last week by their insurance company

Parking Updates at Kuemper

Parking changes near Kuemper high school will help alleviate issues occurring after school hours. The Carroll City Council approved a recommendation from police chief Jeff Cayler that will add four additional parking spots in the loading/unloading area on

Carroll County Community Services Hires Case Manager

Kelsey Hood has been hired as the case manager for Carroll County Community Services. Her appointment at a salary of $32,000 per year was approved Monday during the regular meeting of the Carroll County Board of Supervisors. Hood holds a degree in social

Education Hot Topic at Legislative Forum

Education funding was the topic of the day at the Legislative Forum Saturday morning at Manning Regional Healthcare Center. Senator Mark Segebart and Representative Brian Best discussed the current funding proposal of 1.25, and Best detailed what that mea

Water Works Lawsuit Topic at Legislative Forum

Carroll County Supervisor Mark Beardmore opened a discussion about the current Des Moines Water Works lawsuit at Saturday’s Legislative Forum. He questioned Representative Brian Best and Senator Mark Segebart about any advice they would have on the

Fun Earth Week Carnival activities to teach kids about their world

The Carroll County Conservation Program is sponsoring a fun family event next Saturday, April 18. The Earth Week Carnival will run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Swan Lake Education Center. Carroll County Naturalist Matt Wetrich (Wheat-rich) says the eve

SMCH honors Auxiliary volunteers at luncheon

Nearly eighty volunteers who donate their time and talent to support Stewart Memorial Community Hospital were honored at the “Beyond Measureable” luncheon earlier this week. SMCH President and CEO Heather Cain expressed her appreciation to eac
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Bette Phillips of Lake View

Funeral services for 90 yr. old Bette Phillips of Lake View will be Tuesday at 10:30 am at Lakes United Methodist Church in Lake View with burial at the Ferguson Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.  Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Lake View is in charge of arrangements.

Velma J. Henning of Scranton

Funeral services for 80 year old Velma Henning of Scranton will be Monday at 10:30am at the Pleasant Ridge E Free Church south of Glidden with burial at the Scranton Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton from 5-7pm on Sunday.  The casket will be moved to the church @ 8:30 Monday morning where visitation will resume until time of

Sharon Kay Schroeder formerly of the Carroll area

A Memorial Mass for 67 year old Sharon Kay Schroeder of Oakdale, Minnesota, will be Saturday at 2pm at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Dension with burial at the Westside Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church 2 hours prior the service.  Sharon Kay Schroeder is survived by a spouse:  Margaret Keating.....and her sisters:  Diane Janning, Jeri Coleman & Kim
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