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Fundraiser for Gov. Branstad tonight in Carroll


Governor Terry Branstad will be in Carroll tonight as part of a fundraising campaign. Committee member Adam Schweers says supporters can come out to show their support and chat with the Governor at a more laid back event.

Full audio on Realfest the Christian Music Festival on adoption and foster care


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Realfest comes to Carroll this weekend


A great new festival is coming to Carroll this weekend and will focus on adoption and foster care.  Realfest makes its debut Friday and runs through Sunday at the Carroll Community Schools Soccer Complex.  The Christian Music Festival will highl

Phone Scam acting like the IRS hits Carroll area


A scam involving phone calls pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service has hit the Carroll area the past few weeks and intensified the last couple of days.  The IRS issued a strong warning for consumers to guard against a sophisticated and a

Upgrades to camera system at Carroll HS will provide better security


Technology can come a long way in just a decade. That’s about how old the camera security system is at the Carroll High School. Superintendent Rob Cordes says it’s antiquated and a new system will provide some very substantial upgrades.  

Carroll County looks for more parking at Fricke Building


A lease for the parking lot near the Fricke Building will remain the same for the next 3 years after the Carroll County Board of Supervisors approve the lease for the Drees parking lot Monday.  The agreement was discussed briefly and no changes were

Man arrested after attempting to escape from Sac County Jail


Randy George Barney of Rockwell City attempted to escape from the Sac County Jail Friday morning and now faces felony charges.  Barney and 3 other inmates were in the outside exercise area around 9:56 Friday morning when he attempted to scale a secur

Greene County makes arrests in underage drinking party


An underage drinking party Friday night is still being investigated by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responded to the parking at 2472 180th Street near Dane.  In the initial report by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Clay

Carroll County discusses changes in mental health


The new state regulated changes in mental healthcare in Iowa have been in place for nearly a month now.  Carroll County Supervisor Mark Beardmore explains some of the changes people will see.   9007       

Stewart Memorial Hospital and Lake City businesses discuss HealthCare


Business leaders in Lake City and members of Stewart Memorial Community Hospital held a forum this past week to focus on the changes in Health Care and the impact it will have along with trying to find ways collaborate and navigate the changing system.&nb

Carroll enters agreement to start renovation process at Merchant's Park Stadium


Earlier this week the City of Carroll entered into an agreement with Shive-Hattery Inc. for professional services for renovations at Merchant’s Park Stadium. Director of Parks and Recreation Jack Wardell recapped the ongoing project’s budget.

Low bidder for tree maintenance in Rockwell City might not be lowest


A few years ago many residents in Rockwell City approached the council about removing diseased and dead trees. City Clerk Kelly Smidt says the process has been ongoing and is now part of the city’s annual maintenance budget.

Carroll Co. Farmers miss out on yield potential according to new service


A new yield benchmarking service developed by FarmLink indicates that corn and soybean farmers in Carroll County missed out on an additional $22.9 million dollars in revenue potential last year. The TrueHarvest service is able to show how fields in the ar

Two men arrested after shots fired in Odebolt


Two men arrested after shots fired in Odebolt

Glidden to host Kids Triathlon


Glidden to host Kids Triathlon

Harkin urges federal funding for Sac County


Harkin urges federal funding for Sac County
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Floating harvester arrives at Black Hawk Lake


Visitors to Blackhawk Lake may catch a glimpse of something rather unique out on the water. Last week the new lake harvester was launched and has since been hard at work gathering up underwater vegetation. The paddle-boat like craft can reach about 5 feet

City of Carroll moves forward with plans to drill new water source


On Monday night the Carroll City Council voted to move forward with plans to alleviate the city’s water supply shortages. All present members voted to approve Alternative Plan #4 which will pursue the development of “Clean Well” sites to

Carroll Community Schools announce walk-in registration dates


Summer isn’t quite over, but students and parents need to start thinking about the upcoming school year. Letters were sent from the Carroll Community School District office to parents in early July and forms can be completed online at www.carroll.k1

2014 Carroll County Fair Official Swine Results


2014 Carroll County Fair Official Swine Results Champion Production Pig: Jacob Sander-Carroll Area FFA Reserve Champion Production Pig: Eric Bruellman-Coon Rapids-Bayard FFA Champion Market Hog: Parker Klocke-Carroll Clovers Reserve Champion Market H

Lake View celebrates new Pier 25 Playground


The Stone Pier Summer Concert series in Lake View kicked off last week with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly finished Pier 25 Playground. Mayor John Westergaard says members of the community pulled together in order to build and fund the n

Rubble in Rockwell City poses disposal problem


An older cattle and livestock barn which used to stand at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds is now a pile of rubble awaiting disposal. Members of the Fairboard approached the city council in Rockwell City in late June and requested to burn the building&rsquo

2014 Carroll County Fair Official Poultry Results


2014 Carroll County Fair Official Poultry Results Champion Individual Market Broiler: Jacob Sander – Carroll Area FFA Reserve Champion Individual Market Broiler: Jerome Boblett – Coon Rapids  Shamrocks Champion Pen of 5 Market Broile

2014 Carroll County Fair Official Sheep and Meat Goat Results


2014 Carroll County Fair   Official Sheep and Meat Goat Results   Grand Champion Pen of 3: Emma Nelson-Carroll Clovers   Reserve Champion Pen of 3: Justin Mohr-Halbur Community   Grand Champion Commercial Ewe: Justin Mohr-Halbu

Jefferson breaks ground at site of new casino


Thursday afternoon at the corner of US Hwy 30 and Hwy 4 in Jefferson ceremonial spades broke ground at the construction site for the new Wild Rose Jefferson Casino. The $40 million dollar project also includes an events center, sports bar, restaurants, an
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Mary Hamer of Carroll


Funeral services for 74 year-old Mary Hamer of Carroll will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll at the First United Methodist Church in Carroll. Visitation will be held at the Dahn and Woodhouse Fune

Marvin A. Ziegmann of Wall Lake


Mass of the Christian Burial for 79 year old Marvin Ziegmann of Wall Lake will be Wednesday at 10:30am at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wall Lake with burial at the Wall Lake Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Lake View from 5-8pm on Tuesday where there will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7 Tuesday evening.
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