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  • The Western Iowa Advantage region's monthly unemployment rate decreased to 3.6 percent in May from 3.8 percent in May 2013, according to figures released from Iowa Workforce Development. 
  • Appeal: judge abused discretion in child-sex case
    A district judge abused his discretion this month when he twice denied a court hearing to determine whether the attorneys of a Carroll man - who was convicted last month of six felony sex-abuse charges - failed to properly defend him, according to an appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court filed on Friday. 
  • South Central Calhoun's Ryan Daisy selected for Boys Nation
    South Central Calhoun High School senior Ryan Daisy next month will be reaping reward of his love of God and country.

    Daisy is one of two boys who will represent Iowa at the American Legion Boys Nation July 18-25 in Washington, D.C., where he will participate in government process simulating U.S. Congress, visit national shrines, memorials and historical sites, spend time with Iowa Sens. Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin, plus meet President Barack Obama at the White House. 
  • Superintendent gets pay bump
    Carroll Community School District Superintendent Rob Cordes will receive a $6,300 salary increase next school year, the district's school board approved on Thursday. 
  • Reaching Hard for Research
    Hundreds of Carroll-area residents spent Friday evening and Saturday morning at the Carroll Athletic Field, walking laps on the track to raise money for cancer research. 
  • Schools on lockdown after attempted abduction
    Schools in the Greene County  Community School District are on lockdown Monday after an attempted abduction in Grand Junction. 
  • Experts: College not sole path to high-paying careers in rural Iowa
    College is not the only route to a financially rewarding career in central and western Iowa as more and more vocations will demand so-called “middle-skills” jobs, technical and craftsman and computer expertise, says Chad Schreck, a Carroll County native and economic-development leader for a cluster of eight counties in Iowa. 
  • Two wheels, one big long shot

    He has a bicycle and cause. But can he get any votes? Or even any attention in his independent bid for the U.S. Senate?

  • Harkin bill designates Dunbar Slough a National Wildlife Refuge
    State and federal lands largely in western Greene County would be designated a National Wildlife Refuge — bringing federal support and the potential of voluntary expansion into adjacent property — under legislation introduced last Thursday by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. 
  • Mowrer: Personal farm tragedy showed Social Security’s value

    When Jim Mowrer, born and raised on a farm in Boone County, southwest of Ogden, was 7 years old, his father, David, died in a farming accident at age 43.

  • Best pledges conservative approach on social, fiscal issues
    Republican Statehouse candidate Brian Best, a Carroll businessman who lives in Glidden, said Monday he’s a social and fiscal conservative who would wage a tireless fight to slim the ranks of Iowa’s unemployed. 
  • Bike program teaches health benefits of cycling
    The health benefits of biking can pale when a cyclist is caught on a long ride with a flat tire and no idea of what to do. 
  • Oxford publishing Carroll High alum's major work on Wilson administration
    The son and brother of two of the more consequential leaders in Carroll's history who spent a half century in the upper echelon of American academia with a 30-year teaching tenure at Brown University will publish a major book on one of the more influential, albeit behind-the-scenes, political leaders in the 20th century. 
  • Man who faced prison found dead
    A 52-year-old Roselle man apparently shot himself with a pistol Thursday morning about the time a district judge was set to decide whether he would go to prison for a felony forgery charge. 
  • Hollywood eyes Templeton for big-screen storytelling
    Tom Hanks as Templeton Rye kingpin Joe Irlbeck? Tommy Lee Jones as the Audubon County revenuer obsessed with busting barrels of booze? 
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