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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.
  • Branstad signs Home Base Iowa Act into law
    Gov. Terry E. Branstad, joined by Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Monday signed the Home Base Iowa Act into law at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. In addition, Branstad signed Senate File 2352 providing an additional homestead credit for disabled veterans. 
  • Investigation continues into mother, son slayings
    Law officers continue this week to investigate the homicides of a 48-year-old Glidden woman and her son as their relatives and friends gathered today for a morning funeral service in Carroll to mourn and remember them. 
  • An anhydrous ammonia leak from a West Central Cooperative storage tank in Halbur led to the deaths of numerous small fish in a 2-mile stretch of Brushy Creek on Saturday. 
  • Pride & Service
    Scott Schaben remembers growing up in Carroll and viewing many Memorial Day parades - first as a young spectator and later, when he was a high school student he rode with a neighbor who'd just come home from Operation Desert Storm and saw the soldier's pride and the community's outpouring of gratitude. 
  • Roll-ups: A delicious break from traditional lasagna
    Take a break from traditional lasagna and try lasagna roll-ups instead. They are fun to make, simple to prepare and you won't be stuck with a whole pan of lasagna. 
  • More than 650 firms in Iowa have the ability to expand to the tune of $9.3 billion in capital - but the state of the workforce is holding them back, said Iowa Economic Development Authority director Debi Durham. 
  • Operation Write Home: Sisters craft cards for service members overseas
    Since 2007, more than 2.5 million Americans have received handcrafted cards from the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq. 
  • Carroll Community School District may increase the cost of student-sharing for neighboring Ar-We-Va High School. 
  • Memorial Day program, open house slated Monday
    "We're looking forward to Memorial Day, and the participation of the community in the American Legion parade and observances is an appropriate time to remind us not only of our loved ones, but of the services of local veterans," according to Lloyd Drees, local commander of Maurice Dunn American Legion Post 7. 
  • 'I don't know how you can ever describe the dedication'
    Pat Venteicher knows what it's like to be pulled from bed or called from a work meeting to go out on an ambulance call - without pay. 
  • The Carroll Community School District will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, in the board room at Adams Elementary before it votes on whether to place an instructional support levy on the Sept. 9 ballot. 
  • Man convicted of child sex fires attorneys
    A Carroll man found guilty of six felony sex-abuse charges this month for allegedly having sex with his teenage niece fired his defense attorneys and replaced them with a high-profile Des Moines attorney - a move that is expected to delay a judge's decision about the man's punishment, according to court records. 
  • Thomas: Life is how you respond
    An EF-5 tornado swept through Parkersburg on May 25, 2008, destroying the only home and neighborhood Aaron Thomas had ever known. 
  • Hatch: More women on running-mate short list
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch is likely to agree with his November political foe Gov. Terry Branstad - and Iowa's last three governors - on at least this: the gender of the lieutenant governor candidate. 
  • Love of the Game
    When it comes to longevity and ability to stay on top of her game - bridge game, that is - Lucille Hudson has been dealt aces. 
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