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Wild Rose Jefferson to announce new General Manager Monday


On Monday Wild Rose Jefferson will introduce the new General Manager for its new location in Jefferson. The casino and resort is currently under construction at the intersection of Hwy 30 and Hwy 4. Wild Rose Jefferson hints that the new GM has two decade

New Opportunities offers advice to help curb underage drinking during holidays


Visiting family and friends is an integral part of the holiday season. New Opportunities in Carroll is reminding families it’s also a time for increased risk of teenage drinking. Prevention Director Christy Jenkins says that simply taking away the c

Audubon employer to close facility; 61 people out of a job


An Audubon employer specializing in the manufacturing of specialty glass for freezer doors and other freezer display systems has decided to shutter the location. Anthony International has announced the company will consolidate its customer service, engine

Sac County Sheriff Deputies aid in arrests of 3 Ida County men after reported bu


Two people were arrested and a third turned himself in after a report of a possible burglary Friday morning. Around 12:15 am the Ida County Sheriff’s Office reported a possible burglary at 1821 330th Street, ¼ mile East of Odebolt, on Highway

Revamped old-school learning brings new enthusiasm to a Carroll High classroom


In this day and age of technology one teacher at Carroll High School has gone old-school. Instructor Amy Brown teaches her Algebra I class without the use of any computers or even assigned textbooks. Brown says her students are building their own interact

Fire at hog confinement facility in Audubon County


Firefighters from several departments in southwest Iowa were on the scene of a hog confinement facility fire in Audubon County Thursday morning. Audubon Fire Chief John Ballou says the blaze at the private facility, northeast of Audubon, was reported aro

Carroll won't hire new Rec Center Director at this time


The search for a new director at the Carroll Rec Center is being placed on hold for now.  Carroll City Manager Gerald Clausen says they are not moving forward with the hiring a new director at this time.   9008      

World of Outlaws coming to Denison


The Crawford County Speedway will welcome the World of Outlaws in 2015.  The 410-winged sprint cars will return to Crawford County for the first time in years when the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series debuts on Friday, June 12th.  The spee

CCSD applies for early start date waiver but IA Legislature could ultimately set


The Carroll School Board held a public hearing Monday night to discuss the option of applying for a waiver to request an earlier school start date for the 2015-2016 school year. Student Bianca Irlbeck, a junior at Carroll High School, says she likes start

Carroll City Council to review housing issues


The Carroll City Council will review a proposal Monday night from a company in Kansas that is looking to place 2-16 unit housing facilities in Carroll, NE of the Fareway location.  Carroll City Manager Gerald Clausen explains.   9005  

Carroll Middle School Mock Trial earns Top Honors at State Tournament


The Carroll Middle School Mock Trial team brought home one of the biggest honors from the state tournament in Des Moines earlier this week.  The prestigious Judge Anthony Critelli Award was awarded to the group of 8th grade students from Carroll.&nbs

2014 Post Season Volleyball Awards


Raccoon River Conference Carroll 1st Team Bianca Irlbeck Shelby Miller Bekah Pudenz 2nd Team Kristin Honold Honorable Mention Sarah Klocke Coach of the Year Kelli Schulz   Hawkeye 10 Conference Kuemper 2nd Team Maria Dentlinger Honorable Mention Abb

2014 Post Season Football Awards


8-Man District 7 Glidden Ralston 1st Team Wesley Reever Christopher Brown Noah Borkowski Clayton Christian 2nd Team Jason Gray Nate McNamara Oliver Conner Jared Hannasch Player of the Year-Defense Wesley Reever-Glidden Ralston Player of the Year-Lineman

Merchants Park Project receives sizable donation from CCSD


Carroll’s Merchants Park has stood as a point of pride for the city of Carroll since 1949. Both Kuemper and Carroll Schools refer to the park as their home-field and Carroll Athletic Association’s Chairman Barry Bruner says the facility is in n

Homecoming for Boone Guard Unit


A community homecoming ceremony will be held Sunday for the Boone-based Iowa National Guard Unit, Company B, 248th Aviation Support Battalion.  The ceremony will be held at the Boone Middle School Gym at 1640 1st Street at Noon.  Approximately 4

What's next for the Instructional Support Levy; CCSD explains


Over 20 people attended the Carroll Community School District’s board meeting Monday night to learn what’s on the road ahead for an Instructional Support Levy which voters passed in September. Superintendent Rob Cordes says there are two main

Building permit request unearths old clerical error in Jefferson


The city of Jefferson will vacate and transfer a small part of land between Blocks 14 and 15 on Locust Street in Gray’s Addition after it was revealed the property was actually city owned. City Administrator Mike Palmer says the discovery was made a

Audubon to add streetlight in area used by people walking


A new street light will be installed in the middle of 3rd Avenue near the school in Audubon.  City Clerk Joe Foran spoke with Mid-American Energy the middle of last week about placing a light on a pole that already exists at what was once an intersec

Five Carroll County teens hospitalized after two vehicle accident Saturday morni


A two vehicle accident Saturday morning around 12:52 sent 5 people to the Greene County Medical Center with 3 of those flown to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.  The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 30 and Highway 25 near

West Central offers Ag scholarships for area seniors


Applications for West Central’s 2015 Excellence in Agriculture scholarship are now available. The program will award four $1,500 scholarships to area high school seniors who are pursuing a career in agriculture or an ag-related field. To apply for t

Local produce could qualify area farmers for state tax credits


Area farmers who are eligible could receive up to $5,000 of state tax credits through the Farm to Food Donation Tax Credit program. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey says, “Iowa farmers care deeply about their communities and this new tax
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Blue Ribbon Award presented to students at SCC Elementary (full video available)


Students at South Central Calhoun Elementary School celebrated today as one of the winners of the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award. Students in preschool through 3rd grade gathered in the school’s gymnasium Friday afternoon where they received a plaque

Construction progressing; plat outlines layout of casino site in Jefferson


Wild Rose Entertainment, the company that’s building a new casino in Jefferson, submitted a preliminary plat to the city this week. The document shows details about the sites layout and City Administrator Mike Palmer says the company has one year to

City Council looks at bringing Home Base Initiative to Carroll


The Carroll Area Development Corporation along with Region XII is working on plans that would help Carroll County become a destination for veterans as part of Governor Terry Branstad’s Home Base Initiative.  Shannon Landauer, Carroll Chamber Pr

Drainage issue at Carroll Co Courthouse addressed


A drainage issue at the Carroll County Courthouse will be repaired in the next few weeks or next spring depending on the weather and how quickly a contractor can get to the project after the board of supervisors approved a contract with Keith Nelsen on Mo
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Barry Kusel of Manning


Funeral Services for 69 year old Barry Kusel of Manning will be held Wednesday at 10:30am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Manning with burial at the Manning Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-7:30pm on Tuesday at the Ohde Funeral Home of Manning.

Ruth Vanderheiden of Carroll


Mass of the Christian Burial for 81 year old Ruth Vanderheiden of Carroll will be Tuesday at 11am at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.  The Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the St Anthony Hospital Auxiliary will form an honor guard fo

James Ohden of Carnarvon


Funeral services for 82 year old James Ohden of Carnarvon will be Tuesday at 10:30 at the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Carnarvon with burial in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-7pm Monday evening at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home
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