Bernie Menke is taking his wide, aisle-lighting trademark smile to Minnesota.
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…
TEMPLETON: Iowa’s lieutenant governor delighted in a firsthand look at the production of a Carroll County product he initially enjoyed more than a decade ago as a law student in Des Moines.
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.
He was a friendly fixture, someone with whom all regular Carroll Hy-Vee shoppers have had interaction — a smile here, a kind word there, and always a helping hand.
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.
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.
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.
JEFFERSON: A long-standing Jefferson apartment complex moved closer to a dramatic rehabilitation with approval of state grants, said Adam Schweers, managing partner and one-third owner of the Court Street LLC development firm and a former mayor of Carroll.
Moms and creators joined for a recent photo shoot to bring together small businesses and showcase an apparel line focused on “comfort and versatility” from a local photographer.
Mother Podolak’s Chili Contest has been a highlight for Iowa State Fair foodies for seven years, and even with the fair postponed until next year, contest sponsor Gary Kirke wasn’t about to let the fan-favorite Chili Contest simmer on the back burner until 2021.
MANNING: Angel Mundt long had wanted to do hair for a living, and after a few detours, she finally pursued her creative side and now owns A. Salon in Manning.
Electric car owners can recharge their batteries in Carroll starting today at the east Casey's General Store, which is part of a MidAmerican Energy project.
MANNING: A young dentist who recently opened up practice in Manning is happy with his first year there — and his office already is looking at expanding.
JEFFERSON: When the Wild Rose Casino & Resort first reopened in Jefferson about a month ago, a line of 140 people waited to get into the popular regional entertainment venue.
JEFFERSON: Adam Schweers, managing partner and one-third owner of the Court Street LLC development firm — and a former mayor of Carroll — said a Jefferson apartment complex, which his firm plans to name the “Wilson Street Suites,” would feature 12 units in what had been called the “White Apa…
Seven Scranton Manufacturing employees have confirmed coronavirus infections, and six more are self-isolating at home because they are potentially infected, according to company officials.
There was no looting overnight in Carroll despite chatter on social media that prompted the town's Walmart store to close early and barricade its doors with pallets of water and other items.
SCRANTON: In a plan that would bring some of the first new rental housing to Scranton in years, Rowland Real Estate, which has filled 10 of its 12 recently constructed town homes in Jefferson, is eying a summer building start for four town homes in Scranton, just west of the community center…
The shuttering of JCPenney in Carroll, expected in August or September, is tragic for a raft of reasons.
A top JCPenney corporate official told local employees in a conference call this afternoon that the Carroll store would be closing as soon as August as part of the retailer’s chain-wide bankruptcy-and-restructuring plan.
The coronavirus’ local punch to supply and demand sent unemployment rates for Carroll and surrounding counties soaring in April, with Carroll County hitting 8.8 percent, the highest jobless rate recorded here since the farm crisis of the 1980s, Iowa Workforce Development reports show.
As the number of confirmed new coronavirus cases trends downward in Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds said today that people will be allowed to gather in groups of greater than 10 starting June 1.
U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, says federal assistance for Carroll-based Windstar, reeling from a loss of business amid the coronavirus, could be on the way.
Windstar Lines, a Carroll-based motorcoach operator gut-punched by COVID-19-related business losses, joined hundreds of other bus companies for a rolling rally through Washington, D.C. to draw attention to the collective plight of charter buses, the jobs and careers in jeopardy.
Mrs. Glynn and Co. had been open for only one year before the coronavirus pandemic forced it and other retail stores to close for more than a month to help stem the spread of the virus.
COON RAPIDS: Coon Rapids businessmen and businesswomen now are able to apply for COVID-19 financial assistance through the generosity of several local organizations.
Need to know when the next Main Street Coon Rapids event is, who is on the board or how you can get involved in the organization? Look no further than its newly launched website — www.coonrapidsiowa.com/mainstreet.
The masks people wear to limit the spread of the new coronavirus cause challenges for a particular section of the population that depends on seeing others’ lips.
Before our forks settled in the generous heaps of mashed potatoes or cut the tenderloins at a dinner in Jefferson to fete tech’s audacious arrival in this rural Iowa reach, I knew we had a forceful friend in California Congressman Ro Khanna.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, life certainly has changed for the nearly 170 residents of St. Anthony Nursing Home, Garden View assisted-living and Orchard View senior apartments, all located on the St. Anthony Regional Hospital campus.