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  • Westside State Bank plans to open a Carroll branch in October at the former Tony's Restaurant location near the intersection of U.S. Highways 30 and 71. 
  • Manning receives $25K grant from Wellmark Foundation for trail system
    The city of Manning was selected to receive a $25,000 grant from the Wellmark Foundation to fund the City Park Connector Trail. It was one of 19 competitive grants awarded from 112 applications. 
  • 'Doing what I love'
    In a small studio room tucked away in downtown Coon Rapids, large, painted canvases are stacked next to shelves of sculptures. Several feet away, a piano keyboard and other music equipment rests, and a table across the room displays a stack of CDs. 
  • New Hope, DMACC announce partnership
    New Hope Village will break ground this fall on a renovation project to convert an empty campus housing facility into a residence hall for Carroll Des Moines Area Community College students. 
  • 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. 
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