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Interviews with Football Coaches after 1st Round Playoffs


Carroll Head Coach Denny McCartan pleased with 40-14 win over ADM   Fjakdja;fj   Kuemper Coach Chad Klein talks with Tom Haukap after 35-20 loss to Clarinda   Fljka;lfjd;fj   SCC Head Coach Bryan Case after 28-6 win over Pocahontas &nb

Glidden Wellness Center nearing completion; open house date set


Construction is nearing completion on Glidden’s new Wellness Center. After waiting for parts to arrive electricians and plumbers are currently finishing up work in the building’s ceiling grid. Once that work is finished crews will start to ins

West Central names new CEO and President


Milan Kucerak was named the 4th President and CEO-elect in the 80 year history of West Central by their board of directors Wednesday.  He was named after Jeff Stroburg announced his retirement at the end of the fiscal year.  Kucerak has served a

Carroll Middle School Mock Trial team advances to State


Carroll Middle School again qualified a team for the State Mock Trial Tournament.  The CMS Black Team consisting of 8th grade students extended Carroll’s streak to 18 straight years and they became the 29th CMS team to qualify for the State tou

SCC to celebrate Blue Ribbon Award


A date has been set to celebrate South Central Calhoun’s Elementary building being named a Blue Ribbon Award Winner this year.  The school will celebrate from 2:20-3:00 on Friday, November 14th.  They are encouraging everyone to wear blue

New intercom scheduled for installation at Adam's Elementary in Carroll


Students and staff at Adam’s Elementary School in Carroll rely daily on the building’s intercom system not only for the distribution of day-to-day news, but also for conveying vital information during a possible emergency situation. Elementary

Fatal accident Monday along Highway 30


An accident involving 3 vehicles Monday around Noon injured 2 people and took the life of a third person.  The accident occurred on Highway 30 and Hawthorne Avenue around Noon.  34-year-old Jesse Irlbeck of Arcadia was heading east in a 2008 Che

Carroll County grant to New Hope has showed positive results


Rhonda Mart, Executive Director of New Hope Village updated the Carroll County Board of Supervisors Monday on a grant the supervisors approved last year.  Supervisor Gene Meiners says it was a very good report.   9003    &nbs

Plans approved for addition at Fairview Elementary in Carroll


Plans for two additions at Fairview Elementary School are moving forward. Late last week the Carroll School Board approved plans presented by FRK Architects to build an administration addition onto the west side and also a new gymnasium on the east side o

Judge: 17-year-old will be prosecuted as an adult in Sac Co. Court


A judge says a 17-year-old facing vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of two teenagers will be prosecuted as an adult.   District Associate Judge Adria Kester says the 17-year-old does not have reasonable prospects of rehabilitation if he remain

Attorney in Atlantic cancer hoax case seeks venue change


The attorney for an Atlantic mother accused of lying about her daughter's cancer diagnosis has requested a change of venue for her trial.   Council Bluffs attorney Jay Mez says in court documents that extensive media coverage and gossip amon

Grand Junction man arrested early Sunday morning on Meth charges


Tyler Kokenge of Grand Junction faces several charges after being arrested Sunday morning.  The 33-year-old has been charged with Operating While Intoxicated, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine. &nb

Unemployment rate increases locally in September


Unemployment in the Western Iowa Advantage Region increased to 3.5% in September up from 3.3% in September last year.  Those numbers were released Friday by the Iowa Workforce Development Office.  Iowa’s unemployment rate was 4.6% in Septe

CCSD to submit application for Teacher Leadership & Compensation Grant


The Carroll School District has put together a comprehensive plan as a first time applicant for the Teacher Leadership and Compensation Grant. Middle School Dean of Students Cory Heiman, who was part of a committee who put the plan together, outlined its

Laboratory services at MRHC - Clinic recognized with national accreditation


Manning Regional Healthcare Center recently earned a Laboratory Accreditation from COLA, a national physician-directed healthcare accreditation organization.  The MRHC – Clinic was recognized for quality laboratory services and Director Karen N

Remodel for Audubon's Elementary School now in bidding process


Remodeling plans for the interior of Audubon’s Elementary School are currently out to bid with an expected construction start time to immediately follow the end of classes in the spring of 2015. Earlier this year the board rejected two bids because

Carroll Community School District shows increase in enrollment numbers


The student population at Carroll Community Schools has shown growth for the current school year. Certified enrollment numbers for the 2014-2015 session have been calculated and they show the district is currently serving 1,690.28 pupils. That’s up

Kuemper Foundation establishes a fine arts fund


The Kuemper Foundation announced Thursday the establishment of the Marilyn Schirck Setzler Fine Arts Fund.  Setzler graduated from Kuemper in 1961 and recently established the fund with a gift of $100,000.  The fund will be restricted to support

Lake City refinances bonds; saving taxpayers around $18,000


While looking into financing options for the Lake City Pool project it was brought to the attention of the city council in Lake City that they could save about $18,000 on interest if they refinanced the bonds already taken out for city street projects tot

Enrollment increases at Audubon Community Schools for 2014


Certified enrollment data for the Audubon Community School District was submitted earlier this month to the Iowa Department of Education. Audubon’s Superintendent Brett Gibbs says the district grew by 9.2 kids and it came as a bit of a surprise.

Carroll Company and 2 others receive USDA ag research grants


Three Iowa companies have received U.S. Department of Agriculture grants for research projects officials hope will lead to new technologies that advance agriculture.   Small Business Innovation Grants were awarded to Agren Inc. in

Donation by St. Anthony Auxiliary to benefit HOPES program


A check for $1,000 was presented to the St. Anthony Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success, or HOPES, program earlier this month. Co-Presidents of the St. Anthony Auxiliary, Jan Potthoff and Joan Hannasch, presented the check which will g

Two Audubon teens arrested for taking pictures inside H.S. girl's locker room


The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office released in a statement late Friday afternoon that a flash drive containing pictures and videos taken from inside the girl’s locker room had been discovered earlier this week at the Audubon High School. Once

MRHC holding first ever Mammo's for Misses event


Manning Regional Healthcare Center will host its first ever Mammo’s for Misses event on Wednesday, October 15. Linda Croghan, MRHC’s Radiology Director, says the event coincides with October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and t

TLC Grant could provide Audubon School District with extra funding


The Audubon Community School District has announced plans to submit an application for grant funding from the Iowa Teacher Leadership and Compensation System also known as TLC. The TLC system was, “established by legislation with an overriding philo
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Lloyd R. Jorgensen of Audubon


Funeral services for 83 year old Lloyd R. Jorgensen of Audubon will be Friday at 10:30am at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Audubon with burial at the Maple Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon.  Family visitation will be at 6 on Thursday evening.  Lloyd Jorgensen is survived by his wife:  Shirley of Audubon......his children:

Lonnie Kanne of Carroll


Mass of the Christian Burial for 61 year old Lonnie Kanne of Carroll will be Friday at 2pm at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.  No Visitation will be held.  The arrangements are under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll.  Memorials may be left at the church to be directed to the Jack Badding Scholarship Fund.  Online condolences may be left for the

Roselyn Baskerville of Jolly


Funeral services for 81 year old Roselyn Baskerville of Jolly will be Saturday at 11am at the Emmanuel St. John Lutheran Church in Lytton with burial at the St. John Cemetery north of Lytton.  Visitation will be one hour prior the service time.  The arrangements are under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.
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