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  • Carroll City Councilwoman Carolyn Siemann said the next year in local government should be one of focus on significantly improving the Carroll Recreation Center. 
  • Fatal crash is second in two weeks for East Sac High
    Two East Sac County High School students died Saturday in an early-morning, alcohol-related crash — the second crash in two weeks that killed teenage girls as the new school year was underway.
    Classes there are cancelled Tuesday and Wednesday so students can attend the funerals of Bailey Jacobsen and Lindsey Quirk, both 16, of Wall Lake. 
  • Blooming beauties
    A few miles east of town, Tom and Pat Simons relax on a dock a few hundred yards from their home, admiring the 2-acre field of wildflowers blazing across a terrace. In past years, the field has been overwhelmingly purple. This year, it trends toward yellow. The compass point — Pat’s favorite — rotates its delicate petals slowly throughout the day, following the path of the sun.
  • Mark Lee faces 15 years for ex-girlfriend attack
    The Carroll man who allegedly choked and stabbed his ex-girlfriend in May and held her captive in the basement of his house is set to plead guilty to two felony charges that are punishable by up to 15 years in prison, according to a plea agreement. 
  • Stirring a stew of scorn into good soup
    Summer Parrott wants to turn a stew of controversy in Carroll into, well, soup — and other items to nourish and sustain the less-fortunate through a local food drive. 
  • Iowa is still home to family of iconic American painter Jackson Pollock — the man whose dripping and flinging painting style took the world by storm in the years following World War II. 
  • A 21-year-old Carroll man suspected of being intoxicated by drugs allegedly swung a 3½-inch knife at a police officer last week after the officer attempted to escort the man into a hospital room. 
  • The board of education gave superintendent Rob Cordes the go-ahead to pursue conversation with area vendors to install the routers on the buses this fall. It intends to test the Wi-Fi devices on four of the six buses to determine if the access is actually used. Cordes said it is unusual for more than four activity buses to be on the road at the same time during the fall season. 
  • Miracle Man

    His heart rate was dangerously slow when they brought him in. When the ambulance carrying Cecil Hoyle, 86, of Churdan pulled up to the emergency-room entrance at St. Anthony Regional Hospital, his heart was beating at about 20 to 30 beats per minute.

  • Kuemper wins Traveling Challenge Cup 3rd year in a row
    Kuemper Catholic High School has won the 2A Bank Iowa Traveling Challenge Cup for the third consecutive year and fourth time in the last five years. 
  • Black Hawk Lake watershed samples will be placed under the microscope in Ames in a five-year study that aims to examine the impact of conservation-minded agricultural land management practices on water quality. 
  • Stabbing suspect to plead guilty
    A man accused of choking and stabbing his ex-girlfriend in May in the basement of his Carroll house is expected to plead guilty to at least one criminal charge next month, according to court records. 
  • Smooth Transition
    "Do you guys like being in the middle school this year?" art teacher Christena Miller asked the class of fifth-grade students bent over their easels to tackle their first art project - a self-portrait - Tuesday afternoon. 
  • Greene County Sheriff Steve Haupert says its his office's job is to apprehend and hold suspected criminals - not do the federal government's work with regard to the immigration status of people in the county without a probable cause warrant from a judge. 
  • A 51-year-old Coon Rapids man was sentenced to up to 32 years in prison Monday for his serial sexual abuse of young girls - including the alleged rape of a 6-year-old that happened 11 years ago. 
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