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Brad Jorgensen
Brad Jorgensen
Carroll Community School District's most recent class of graduating seniors scored on average more than 2 points higher on national college-entrance exams than their peers across the state.
  • Carroll city officials say a $772,000 road-and-landscape project will continue south on Court Street to the one-block section between Fourth Street and Fifth Street - even as some library advocates say a proposal to expand the lending facility into that area remains a viable proposition. 
  • Bald eagles nest near Coon Rapids, 'bit of a mystery' for now
    Benjamin Franklin didn't think the bald eagle was an appropriate representation of the United States - saying, "He is a bird of bad moral character; he does not get his living honestly." 
  • Carroll man will appeal child sex conviction
    Steve Schneider will challenge his six felony sex-abuse convictions after he is sentenced for the crimes, his new attorney said Wednesday. 
  • Floor tiles delay Jimmy John's opening
    A popular national sandwich restaurant that was set to open in Carroll this week is now expected to begin selling it's "freaky fast" subs on Tuesday. 
  • Spectacularly Sweet
    For five children it was a dream-come-true: Finding one of the Golden Tickets to Willy Wonka's spectacular world's greatest chocolate factory. 
  • Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be one of many state and local dignitaries joining Scranton Manufacturing New Way Wednesday, June 25, for an invitation-only groundbreaking ceremony in Scranton. Construction of a 56,000-square-foot expansion at 101 State St. will position New Way for future product growth and boost the local economy with 75 new jobs. 
  • Whiterock Conservancy's 'BioBlitz' to open prairies, wetlands, river to public
    More than 40 species of dragonflies live at Whiterock Conservancy in Coon Rapids. 
  • Lesle hired as new high school dean of students
    Carroll Community School District juvenile liaison officer Larry Lesle received unanimous approval by the school board Monday night to fill a new role as dean of students at Carroll High School. 
  • Carroll County Freedom Rock recalls sliver of Manning WWII, railroad history
    The front face of the Carroll County Freedom Rock - located in Manning's Hausbarn Heritage Park along Highway 141 - depicts a soldier standing on an outcropping of the Milwaukee railroad trestle north of town, guarding an incoming troop and munitions transport. 
  • On the road to a bright trail future
    A number of Sauk Rail Trail bicyclists for the last couple of years have visited during rides and afterwards about ideas for keeping Sauk a top-notch recreation trail or even making it better. 
  • Murder trial set for December
    The man accused of killing Mark Koster in 2009 and burying his body in the basement of his house is set to stand trial for first-degree murder in December. 
  • Carroll teens blast through competition with '70s music
    If you closed your eyes, you'd think you had gone back in time. Dark bar, cold beer, ears ringing as KISS and Ted Nugent blare through the speakers. 
  • 'Hello, Iowa, I'm Back'
    Just weeks or days away from becoming a grandmother, Hillary Clinton says she has a few things on her mind these days. 
  • Sweet and salty - oh, what a delicious pair
    If you want to tantalize your taste buds, pair up something sweet and salty for a delightful dessert. Chewy caramel and crunchy pretzels are a unique, mouthwatering combination.

    Those with a sweet tooth understand the need for treats, and if you add just a touch of salt, your sweets will be even sweeter. 
  • 'Freaky fast' subs arrive next week
    Jimmy John's, the "freaky fast" sandwich restaurant chain, is finishing up construction on U.S. Highway 30 in Carroll at the former KFC location and is set to open Tuesday. 
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