Returning home following Army service in World War II and the Korean War, James Strautman settled into careers that fit two passions in his life — teaching and agriculture.
BOYER: Tending bar at the last business in a town with fewer than a dozen homes may seem like a hopeless endeavor, but when Margaret Gilmore looks at the half-dozen regulars at the New Country Pumpkin in Boyer on a Sunday afternoon, she sees people who aren’t going anywhere and are proud to …
You can hear the angels sing ... even an Irish angel with a glint of mischief in her eye. Helen Clare Carey Malloy still has an ornery Irish spark and lots of love and laughter to share as she turns 99 years young on May 4. In a life well lived taking care of others, first through her nursin…
A Carroll High School alum and former Tiger basketball standout plays a shooting guard on the just-released Disney Plus television series “Big Shot,” a star vehicle for television icon John Stamos.
Jill Schoenherr Melby recently celebrated her bridal boutique’s two year anniversary. She opened the doors to Wild Daisy Bridal in Dunlap to brides, bridesmaids, mother-of-the brides, flower girls and prom-goers seeking personalized service and unique looks. Wild Daisy Bridal is located on I…
The cagey, steel-nerved pilot who finessed the Minneapolis Lakers’ twin-engine DC-3 through a 1960 wintery whiteout to an emergency landing in a cornfield on the north side of Carroll recalled seeing Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor standing in the snow minutes later, looking into the sky, seeming…
Having the Carroll Softball Complex fields idle until recently because of the coronavirus pandemic gave Carroll Rotary Club members and other volunteers an opportunity to step up to the plate and give the concession stand and dugouts a much-needed new coat of paint.
Steven Heuton pulls the rope of his lawn mower to start up the engine. The summer sun is hot, but with breaks for ice-cold water, the 10-year-old gets the job done, navigating trees, hills and sheds as he mows lawns for free.
Restaurants may have closed their doors for weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic; however, a coffee group of retired Carroll men has found a comfortable new home.
A chance encounter, and a warm conversation, with one of television’s familiar faces has inspired a former Carroll mayor to attempt some look-alike fun as he’s camped indoors during the coronavirus crisis.
True blue to the very end. Deb Davis’ career took an unwanted, sudden turn, but she always remained a police officer at heart.
When Sammie Walsh, 17, stopped to tie her shoe while exploring Cusco, Peru, this summer, two women in colorful dresses swarmed her and pressed a baby alpaca into her arms.
Ready with her strategy, Whitney Reever of Glidden walked Frankie, her 1,250-pound, 18-month-old Maine-Angus heifer, into the show ring at the Iowa State Fair last month.
On a recent sunny day in Carroll, four college students picked up gum wrappers, scraps of paper and other trash around the Carroll Recreation Center and Carroll Athletic Field, chattering in Estonian all the while.