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Carroll County recorded a 2.2 percent unemployment rate for November, a continuing month-to-month decline since February, when the county posted a 2 percent jobless rate, according to the most-recent figures from Iowa Workforce Development.

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MANNING: Since launching its first “Investment/Pledge Drive” in three years, Main Street Manning, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is pleased to report more than $7,000 has been raised thus far to fund its $40,000 annual operating budget and support many activities that benefit local busin…

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While Santa and Mrs. Claus’ schedule has been limited this holiday season in order to keep everybody healthy, you can enjoy a visit from the jolly couple anytime at your convenience via the Carroll Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page, where they can be found reading Christmas stories, promot…

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Shawn Wilkerson, a 2020 Greene County High School graduate, recently was awarded sponsorship and tuition assistance by Van Wall Equipment to attend Southeast Nebraska Community College in Milford, where he will work toward a John Deere ag technician degree.

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One family’s car had seen no maintenance since they moved to the area from the East Coast, so the offer of a simple oil change, for free, was huge.

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Dr. Rachel Knudson’s goal as a general surgeon is to not be a physician who asks, “Do you have any other concerns?” with one hand already on the door.

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LAKE CITY: Stewart Memorial Community Hospital and McCrary Rost Clinic have welcomed Abby Behrens, of Radiant Complexion Dermatology Clinics, who will be offering patient care in dermatology at McCrary Rost Clinic on the second Tuesday of each month.

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McLaughlin Family Companies, a Scranton, Iowa-based, family-owned company with 12 different industry-leading product lines, has made a $75,000 donation to the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation to be used for the DMACC Carroll Campus expansion project.

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Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna, the representative of one of the more economically muscular districts in the history of the nation, has introduced sweeping legislation — the 21st Century Jobs Package — aimed at bringing communities left out of digital and technical jobs and wealth grow…

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For generations, the city and Carroll Area Development Corporation have steered clear of recruiting new retailers out of respect for existing ones — and because of a fundamental faith in the marketplace.

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The new Sharp Center fellowship hall opened by Sharp Funeral Home already is receiving many positive comments, says Kyle Atkinson, one of the funeral home’s owners.

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Renee Anderson had operated her children’s dance studio in downtown Carroll for more than 30 years when the coronavirus pandemic hit.

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MANNING: Stand outside of Accura HealthCare on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and you can hear bits and pieces of talks between mothers and daughters whose contact has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Carroll City Council members are confident a new retail-and-commercial district revitalization effort will fill stores and boost the local tax base — and ease worries about one of the biggest threats to Carroll’s way of life.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic causing many local businesses to struggle in 2020, one of them wanted to thank an organization that continually has had its back.

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LAKE CITY: Promising a future of providing fantastic care to patients, Stewart Memorial Community Hospital broke ground on its $31 million Putting People First expansion and renovation project on Thursday, Sept. 17.

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BREDA: Just three days after her lieutenant visited Templeton Rye, Gov. Kim Reynolds spent well over an hour in the northern part of Carroll County touring Trophies Plus, a company that has survived COVID-19 challenges by relentlessly adapting its inventory while doubling down on its core bu…

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The Union Pacific Foundation Board has awarded a local grant in the Community Spaces cause area to the Carroll Depot Centre Foundation Stabilization and Landscaping.

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Baratta’s Steakhouse reopened last month to fill an important void in Carroll’s restaurant scene, which has been weakened by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Carroll County’s retail or taxable trade ranked among the best in Iowa for a rural county with per-capita sales doubling or even tripling those of nearby counties, according to a study from Iowa State University.

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MANNING: Manning’s citizens love to tout “it’s refreshing” in reference to their community — and a big reason for that is the city’s Main Street, which recently was nationally accredited.

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JEFFERSON: Just in time for the Kentucky Derby (which will be run Sept. 5 this year), Wild Rose Jefferson has added simulcast horse and dog racing to its roster of entertainment and wagering choices.