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New licensed childcare center opening in Audubon; fundraising event Friday

Back in 2013 Audubon County residents knew they were in need of in-home childcare services and providers. Audubon County Early Childhood Organization member Anne Miller says those discussions lead to the creation of a nonprofit licensed childcare center T

Multiple Sex Offense Charges Lead To Suspect's Surrender

Eighteen-year-old Jalen Dean Nelson of Audubon surrendered to the Audubon County Sheriff’s office today (Thursday) on an outstanding warrant. Nelson is charged with two counts of Invasion of Privacy, four counts of possession of Items Depicting a Mi

Jager Arrested On Outstanding Warrant

The Audubon County Sheriff’s office reports that after an investigation into a July 1st incident, 21-year-old Dylan Michael Jager of Elk Horn was arrested and charged with Providing Alcohol to Persons Under Age and Contributing to the Delinquency of

Rec Center Superintendent Could Be Named Soon

It has been a little over a year since the Carroll Rec Center has had a director in place. In mid-May, the Carroll City Council retained HR OneSource, a human resources firm that would assist in the recruiting and vetting process for a new director. The t

Only Minor Injuries Reported In Rollover Accident

There were only minor injuries reported in a rollover accident on U Avenue and 215th Street north of Grand Junction at approximately 5:36 p.m. Tuesday night. According to the Greene County Sheriff’s office, a 2010 White Ford Transit Van driven by Ju

Operation T-Bone Has Something For Everyone

The community of Audubon is prepping for their 65th Annual Operation T-Bone celebration beginning tomorrow, and Chamber President Shane Lang says they are going to be starting off the weekend with a bang. 9008       &nbs

Carroll County Makes Top 10 In Mortgage Markets

According to financial advisors at, the American Dream of Homeownership may have more to do with where you are shopping than you think. They say that buyers can run into roadblocks that can impact their chances for mortgage approval. SmartA

Driver Crashes In High Speed Chase Near Walnut

An 18-year old who tried to evade an Iowa State Patrol Trooper on Interstate 80 in Cass County Wednesday suffered an apparent back injury after wrecking the car. Iowa State Patrol Trooper Jim Bullington says the incident began at around 7:42 a-m near the

Supplemental state aid tops list of CCSD's legislative priorities given to IASB

Each year the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) asks each school district in the state to submit what they feel should be the top four legislative priorities for the upcoming year. Submissions are prioritized and then given to the IASB Delegate

Baseball Postseason Honors 2015

Twin Lake Conference- East Sac and South Central Calhoun East Sac Dylan Baumhover 1st Team All-Conference-Unanimous   Michael Halbur 1st Team All-Conference   Tyler Jacobsen 1st Team All-Conference     Chris Villhauer 2nd Team All-Conf

Softball Postseason Honors 2015

Carroll-Raccoon River Conference Sarah Klocke 2nd Team All-Conference   Karlee Jones Honorable Mention All-Conference   Haley Hoffman Honorable Mention All-Conference   Emma Borchers Academic All-State   Kuemper- Hawkeye 10 Conference

Council Approves Next Two Sewer Rate Increases

The City of Carroll had previously approved a schedule of sewer rate increases in five different stages. Three of those increases have already taken place, and Public Works Director Randy Krauel brought an ordinance before the City Council for approval th

Athletic Association Proposes Prison Labor For Merchants Stadium Renovation

The Carroll Athletic Association was disappointed with the recent set-back in progress with the last bid for renovation of Merchants Park being rejected by the Carroll City Council. The bid with a base plus alternates of $693,670 that came in was well ove

Brown's Shoe Fit Gives Back Locally In Putting Challenge

Brown’s Shoe Fit of Carroll is putting their money where your putt is this coming Friday as the sponsors of the $10,000 Putting Challenge at the Carroll Country Club. Owner Steve Blackburn says their team decided to get behind this challenge as a wa

Carroll Cost Of Living Lower Than Average

According to the Council for Community and Economic Research and the Carroll Area Development Corporation, the cost of living in Carroll County falls below the national average. The Council uses COLI, the Cost of Living Index, to measure regional differen

Carroll Police To Have Body Cameras By September

The Carroll Police department will integrate body worn cameras as early as this September. Chief Brad Burke said the department has conducted extensive research into the different types of cameras available and gathered feedback from other agencies. The r
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Luncheon at SMCH to highlight health management tools

There are other ways to get a grasp on managing your health besides buying the newest FitBit gadget. Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City offers health management services online and the topic will be discussed at a lunch connection on Thursda

Housing Assessment Kicks-Off In August

Shannon Landauer, director of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll Area Development Corporation met with both the Carroll County Board of Supervisors and the Carroll City Council yesterday to present a kick-off update for the Carroll County Hou

Iowa DNR Holding Flood Insurance Meeting

In 2009, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources did a fly over and aerial photography of the entire state, and Carl Wilburn, planning and zoning and flood plain administrator for Carroll County, says that has resulted in new flood plain mapping for the

Rockwell City Airport needs new layout plan before any new projects can begin

Trees located near the end of a runway at the Municipal Airport in Rockwell City are causing officials a bit of a headache. City Clerk, Kelly Smidt says the trees are located on property not currently owned by the airport so there are required steps they

Des Moines Water Works: nitrate removal has cost $1.5M since December

The water utility serving 500,000 customers in central Iowa says it has spent more than $1.5 million since December to remove nitrate from the water to keep it within safe drinking limits.   Des Moines Water Works draws some water from the Des Moines

Carroll Woman Dies In Life-Saving Attempt At Lost Island

Fifty-six-year-old Elizabeth Ann McCorkle of Carroll died Friday after attempting a water rescue at Lost Island Lake in Ruthven. The Clay County Sheriff’s office received a report at approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday of a possible drowning and arrived

Grassley Addresses Tough Issues At Town Hall Meeting

Even though a special session was called for this past weekend, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley kept his scheduled appearances in the area on Saturday. The Carroll County Courthouse meeting room was standing room only as Grassley took questions from the gathe

Stop Sticks And Pit Maneuver Deployed In Chase

The Greene County Sheriff, two deputies and a Jefferson Police officer were led on a multiple-county pursuit after the police officer attempted to initiate a routine traffic stop at approximately 7:05 p.m. last night (Sunday) in Jefferson. The pursuit tra

No Injuries In Hit-And-Run Accident

At approximately 2:36 p.m. yesterday afternoon (Sunday), the Jefferson Police and the Greene County Sheriff’s office responded to a reported hit and run, two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 30 and M Avenue in Jefferson. A 2006 Chevro
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Clarence "Gene" Hankey of Lake City

A Memorial Service for 59 year old Clarence "Gene" Hankey of Lake City will be Saturday at 11am at the Lake City Union Church with a private family burial at a later date.  Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior the Memorial Service.  The arrangements are under the direction of the Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City.  Gene Hankey is survived by his wife:

Lawrence E. Linquist of Sac City

Funeral services for 88 year old Lawrence E. Linquist of Sac City will be Friday at 11am at the Emanuel St. John's Lutheran Church in Lytton with burial at the Cedar Township Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior the funeral service.  The arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn & Woodouse Funeral Home.  Lawrence Linquist is survived by his
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