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8th grade students learn by blogging at Carroll Middle School


New technology can bring new learning opportunities to classrooms as Rachel Menken, an 8th grade English teacher at Carroll Middle School, learned this year. She integrated blogging into her curriculum for the first time and students were able to learn ab

Chamber Hoop It Up Basketball Tournament Results


The Carroll Chamber of Commerce hosted their 9th annual Hoop It Up Youth Basketball Tournament this past weekend.  Winners of this year’s age groups included 4th grade boys- Harlan Cyclones 1st place, West Harrison 2nd place 5th grade boys- Car

Chamber Hoop It Up Basketball Tournament Results


The Carroll Chamber of Commerce hosted their 9th annual Hoop It Up Youth Basketball Tournament this past weekend.  Winners of this year’s age groups included 4th grade boys- Harlan Cyclones 1st place, West Harrison 2nd place 5th grade boys- Car

All Strings Attached to host concert


All Strings Attached is putting on a Black Tie Affair this weekend at the Carroll Rec Center.  Becky Winschitl says people will enjoy the full performance from the entire crew.   9003          &n

Downtown Sac City front facade plan approved; project sent to bid


Final plans for the downtown front façade project in Sac City were approved by the city council following a public hearing at their meeting last week. City Clerk Adam Ledford says all parties involved in the project are now ready to take the next 

Bluml sentenced to consecutive prison terms on drug charges in Carroll Co. Court


On Monday a Carroll County District Judge sentenced Dawn R. Bluml with an up to a five year consecutive prison term and up to five years of probation following a conviction of two separate charges. Bluml was convicted of possession of a controlled substan

Fundraiser set up for Schlichte family after tragic fire


A tragic fire occurred Saturday morning north of Manning on the OCO road.  The home of Leroy and Julia Schlichte was completely destroyed in the fire and Julia lost her life in the fire.  The family lost everything they own and Templeton Savings

Carroll man sentenced to prison on drug charges


Curtis Paul Beyerink of Carroll was sentenced to up to 5 years in prison in Iowa District Court for Carroll County last week after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance in Methamphetamine.  This was at least the 3rd time he had been

Crump & Drey appointed to Sac City's Hometown Pride Committee


As part of the Hometown Pride Program nine Sac County communities have banded together to help each other develop, grow, and implement community betterment ideas. The program, sponsored by Keep Iowa Beautiful, aims to help each individual city with the or

Sac County Conservation's family events scheduled in March


In March the Sac County Conservation Board is sponsoring some fun events for children and their parents. On Wednesday, March 11 the Knee High Naturalists will learn about reptiles through crafts and activities during a free program. Two identical sessions

Fun night of trivia will benefit Domus Trinitatis


Random knowledge on a variety of subjects may only get you blank stares from your family, but during an upcoming Trivia Night Fundraiser for Domus Trinitatis your teammates could have stars in their eyes. The trivia night event will be held on Saturday, M

Sac City officials select new marketing logo & slogan


Officials in Sac City have been working with the Blue Space Marketing group since last summer in order to develop a new marketing strategy to promote the city and its amenities. At their meeting this past Tuesday night city council members were presented

Manning resident arrested on drug charges Tuesday night


An investigation at a home in Manning led to the arrest of one man on Tuesday night. The arrest was made following an execution of a search warrant at a home located in the 200 block of 1st Street in Manning. The warrant was issued after suspicions were 

Raccoon River Valley Trail looks to connect with Perry in the future


The Raccoon River Valley Trail has become one of the busiest trails in Iowa the past few years and Cindy Jensen, President of the Raccoon River Valley Trail Association says the new loop has increased ridership by threefold and says they plan to connect t

Kira Parkis named as regional winner in League of Cities' essay contest


What would you do if you were the mayor of your community? Over 900 essays on the subject were submitted by students from across Iowa as part of the If I Were Mayor Essay Contest sponsored by the Iowa League of Cities. The League announced today that Kira

Area legislators vote in favor of 10 cent gas tax increase


Carroll City Manager Gerald Clausen attended the Iowa League of Cities Legislative Day at the state capital today. While in Des Moines Clausen also attended an Iowa DOT reception on what is being called a historic day. Yesterday the final votes were count

Judge, lawyers discuss restitution in Slauson "fake cancer" case


A restitution hearing was held Wednesday afternoon in the case of a southwest Iowa woman who falsely claimed her five-year-old daughter had cancer and then raised money for her treatment. Fourth District Court Judge Greg Steensland presided over the heari

CR-B Principal Brent Jorth accepts position with Webster City HS


Coon Rapids-Bayard 5-12 grade Principal Brent Jorth notified the CR-B school board last week he would be resigning his position with the district. For the 2015-2016 school year Jorth will make the move to Webster City High School where he’s accepted

Carroll Co. Democrats look to bring big names to Carroll this summer


The Carroll County Democratic Party is in the beginning stages of building what could potentially become a big political event to be held in Carroll this summer. Party Chairman Tim Tracy spoke with members of the Carroll School Board on Friday looking to

DAISY Award nominations sought for SMCH nurses


Stewart Memorial Community Hospital has made a tradition of recognizing outstanding nurses who rise above and beyond the call of duty. Each year the hospital presents a DAISY award to an extraordinary nurse whose care for their patients went further than

Incorrect bid delays decision by CCSD for addition at Fairview


Members of the Carroll School Board expected to make a decision to either approve or reject bids for the addition of a gymnasium and administration offices at Fairview Elementary during a special meeting on Friday. However, as Superintendent Rob Cordes an

Iowa Representative Best drafts first bill keeping campaign promise


During his fifth week as a state legislator Iowa Representative Brian Best reported he is already working through one of his campaign promises. Best is currently in the process of writing a draft for a proposed bill which is geared towards helping familie

Two Scranton residents arrested after joint law enforcement investigation


Officers with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Sac City Police Department arrested two people following an investigation earlier this week. On Wednesday afternoon officers executed two search warrants at a residence in the

Instructional Coaches through TLC grant approved for Carroll Schools


A group comprised of Carroll Community Schools’ teachers and administrators gave their recommendations to the school board on Tuesday night of who they feel would make excellent Instructional Coaches for the district. The group recommened Kelli Schu

Two different phone scams reported in Greene County


Two residences in Greene County reported two separate and seemingly different phone scams to the Greene County Sherriff’s Office this past week. On Monday, February 16, a resident in the 1000 block of Cedar Street in Scranton reported a suspicious
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Louis Stork of Carroll


Mass of the Christian Burial for 93 year old Louis Stork of Carroll, formerly of Breda, will be Monday at 10:30am at the St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Breda with burial at the St. Bernard's Cemetery in Breda where military honors will be conducted by the Breda American Legion.  The Breda Catholic Order of Foresters will form an honor guard for the funeral mass.  Friends may

Janice Zeman of Sac City


Memorial Services for 85 yr. old Janice Zeman of Sac City will be Friday at 2:00 pm at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City with burial in the Cory Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.  

Brian John Gute of Carroll


Funeral services for 47 year old Brian Gute of Carroll, formerly of Omaha, will be Friday at 11am at the St. John Lutheran Church in Carroll with burial at the Carroll City Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 5pm on Thursday where there will be a Prayer Service at 6:30 Thursday evening.  The casket will be moved to the church @ 8:30 Friday
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