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Audubon Elementary interior remodel project moves forward; 2 bids approved

Contractors from Atlantic, Greenfield, Halbur and Carroll submitted bids last week to remodel the interior of the Audubon Elementary School. Audubon’s Superintendent Brett Gibbs says bids ranged from a high bid of $894,000 to a low bid of $703,000.

Carroll approves incentives for Home Base Iowa program

The Carroll City Council did approve a request by the Carroll Chamber of Commerce Monday night that the Chamber hopes will help bring more veterans to Carroll County.  Chamber President Shannon Landauer says they are looking to become part of Governo

Farmland is Denison has a small spill Monday

The Smithfield Farmland plant in Denison reported a small spill Monday afternoon around 1:15.  About 50 gallons of process wastewater from the plant flowed into a storm drain, which emptied into the Boyer River.  The spill occurred after a small

Carroll City Council doesn't move Housing Project forward

The Carroll City Council Chambers were overflowing with people Monday night as some residents had to stand in the hallway during a presentation and discussion on whether or not the city of Carroll would look to move forward with Overland Property Group on

Carroll City Council discusses 32 Home Housing proposal and housing concerns in

Full Carroll Council Discussion on Overland, Kansas   

Churdan residents advised to use bottled water after loss of pressure

The DNR and city of Churdan have issued a bottled water advisory following a loss of pressure shortly after noon on Monday. The pressure loss occurred when a valve started to leak when city workers attempted to hook up with the Xenia water system. The cit

Couch named General Manager of Wild Rose Jefferson

Mike Couch of Weston, Florida was named General Manager of Wild Rose Jefferson during a press conference at the Greene County Courthouse Monday morning.  Monday was a formal detail since Couch had officially accepted the position last week.  Tom

Carroll County Supervisors review Conservation Department initial union contract

Members of the Carroll County Board of Supervisors met last Wednesday with the Conservation Union for preliminary discussions on the Conservation Union’s contract proposal.  Gene Meiners, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors read the initial pr

Audubon man arrested on Meth Charges

Michael Larry Nielsen of Audubon faces charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, 2 counts of Possession of Meth with Intent to Deliver and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia following a search warrant being executed on 307 Tracy Street and 403 1st Avenue in

DNR activates aeration system at Black Hawk Lake

The Iowa DNR is warning area residents to use caution around Black Hawk Lake in Lake View.  They recently activated the winter aeration system which creates open water to reduce likelihood of a fish kill during the winter conditions.  The system

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

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
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Harold A. Madsen of Glidden

Funeral services for 91 year old Harold Madsen of Glidden will be Wednesday at 10:30am at the Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden with burial at the Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the church after 9:30 Wednesday morning until time of service.  The arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden.  Harold Madsen is survived by a

Donna (Bettin) Chastain of Arizona

A Memorial Service for 80 yr. old Donna (Bettin) Chastain of Arizona, formerly of Lake View, will be held Saturday, November 29th at 2:00 PM at the American Legion Building in Lake View.

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.
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