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Michele Madsen learned to sew in fourth grade as part of 4-H.

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Residents who want to support area businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak — while saving a few bucks — will have a limited amount of time to do so Wednesday.

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DES MOINES: The Iowa Restaurant Association, through its 501(c)3 charitable foundation, this week announced the creation of an industry relief fund to assist hospitality workers displaced by the recent suspension of on-premise dining in Iowa restaurants and bars.

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The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, a…

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As of this morning the Carroll Times Herald has had 12,226 nominations and 47,156 votes for more than 100 business and community categories in our second-annual Carroll County Readers’ Choice Awards.

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The State of Iowa, the Federal government, and the Small Business Administration are offering loans and grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

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Looking to assist a Carroll business community officials describe as facing “untold stresses” from the economic fallout of coronavirus, Carroll City Council members are expected to take the unprecedented step Thursday of making $100,000 available for grants to local businesses of up to $5,000 each.

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A Wall Lake biodiesel producer is donating glycerin — which is a byproduct of the biodiesel manufacturing process — to state officials to help produce hand sanitizer during the new coronavirus outbreak.

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Businesses that employ between two and 25 people can apply for state grants of up to $25,000 to help offset the negative effects of the coronavirus outbreak, state officials announced today in an afternoon press conference.

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New guidelines issued last week by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds cover property tax payment, eviction and carry-out alcohol as businesses partially close and Iowans are asked to stay home as much as possible to mitigate the new coronavirus COVID-19.

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An explosion in an underground utility vault in downtown Carroll shattered the windows of Wilkie Clothiers Wednesday morning and propelled a manhole cover far into the air.

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Hy-Vee, Inc. announces that due to evolving concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), it is adapting the ways in which it serves customers to ensure they receive the products they need while keeping customers, employees and communities healthy and safe.

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Carroll-area businesses are brainstorming ways to adapt in response to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' directive that bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters and churches close to help curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

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JEFFERSON: Wild Rose Entertainment announced that all Wild Rose Casino and Resort locations in Iowa (Clinton, Emmetsburg, and Jefferson) closed at noon today in compliance with the State of Public Health Disaster Emergency issued by Gov. Kim Reynolds earlier today.

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We'll continue updating this free guide with information about to-go and take-out options in the Carroll area. Read more about the guide here, and if you're a local restaurant with take-out or to-go info to share, send it to d.burns@carrollspaper.com or r.mckinsey@carrollspaper.com.

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All of Scranton Manufacturing’s 325 employees were back to work this week — a little more than two weeks after a paint booth fire caused extensive damage to its facility that produces garbage trucks.

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Although none of the dozen-plus presumptively confirmed coronavirus cases in Iowa had reached Carroll County or the surrounding areas as of mid-week, local entities are taking measures to prepare for the virus’s potential spread.

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The 325 employees of Scranton Manufacturing are continuing to collect a paycheck even though many of them have no work to do after a large fire caused extensive damage to a garbage truck plant’s painting and fabrication stations, according to company officials.

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A downturn in the farm economy several years ago threatened to sink Bob Adams’ vehicle dealerships, which forced him to defraud creditors and customers to keep the businesses afloat, Adams told the Times Herald today.

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The Carroll Times Herald notched 25 awards at the Iowa Newspaper Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest, and for the first time won an innovation award for its collaboration with three other newspapers to report on the state of childcare in rural Iowa.

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The Diocese of Sioux City recently presented a $200,000 donation in support of the St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center. In making the donation, the Diocese said it kept in mind all west-central Iowans who are touched by cancer, including its own parishioners.

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A local entity is close to giving XFL die-hards another reason to keep a close eye on the competition.

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St. Anthony Regional Hospital has named Kyle Ulveling, M.D. and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, to the newly created, part-time position of chief medical officer.

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When Douglas Burns was about 6 years old in the mid-’70s, he surreptitiously turned on his Bugs Bunny radio (he was supposed to be sleeping) to listen to the results of a school board election.

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The Carroll Times Herald’s Douglas Burns was named Carroll’s Citizen of the Year Monday night — making him the third generation, and fourth recipient, in his family to receive the honor.

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SCRANTON: Cail Calder returned home from holiday travels Jan. 2 and thought his beekeeping business on Stanton Street had been looted by thieves.

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Dino, the familiar green dinosaur statue outside JET Xpress in Manning, signifies the Sinclair petroleum brand, but also much more — a business with a 60-year history in Manning that spans three generations of a local family.