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The Carroll Fire Department recently presented prizes to the first-through-third-place winners in the local Fire Prevention Poster Contest.

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A dog died in a Sunday morning house fire in Breda that apparently was ignited by a heating pad on a massage table, according to Breda Fire Chief Dan Wiskus.

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Kuemper Catholic High School students have had a rollicking good time bringing a comic retelling of the Robin Hood legend to stage this week.

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Larry Gregory was home from Florida and chatting with his folks at their farmstead near Ralston when his older brother — who had been harvesting corn that day — barged through the door.

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A 57-year-old Carroll woman mistakenly pressed her sport utility vehicle’s accelerator when she meant to brake and struck the front of a bank building Monday, according to a crash report.

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Tune in for action, excitement, suspense. You can even be an essential part of the show yourself when Carroll Rotary Club presents its first-ever radio-auction show from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Nov. 2, on KCIM 1380 AM.

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Amy Haskins’ apparent downfall is that she’s confident and well-spoken when she attempts to take elected leaders to task.

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Sunflowers shot skyward this summer at residences throughout the Auburn area. And with them grew enthusiasm for the Grant Park Trail project that will bring a host of recreational opportunities.

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Many area communities held their trick or treating events this past weekend, but there’s still plenty of opportunities to get your fill of candy.

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The Greene County Historical Society will dip into some real rural-Iowa culture in its meeting and program on Friday, Nov. 1, at Scranton United Methodist Church.

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A 73-year-old Georgia woman said her minivan’s brakes failed when she crashed the vehicle through a wall of M.C.’s Country Cafe on Thursday morning, according to a police crash report.

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The treats will flow in Carroll County and the surrounding areas starting Saturday as communities host a variety of Halloween events leading up to the Thursday holiday. Here’s the schedule:

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A 24-year-old Carroll High grad died in a Sunday utility vehicle crash in a farm field northwest of Denison when the vehicle went out of control and tipped over because of a patch of eroded soil, according to a crash report prepared by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

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Under the protection of a “totally enclosed paint environment,” workers continue to battle uncertain weather forecasts and one of their worst enemies — wind — to give Carroll’s water tower a fresh coat of paint this fall.

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Wally Rose, the Carroll American Legion’s historian, reflected Monday on his own memories as a Vietnam veteran as he talked about the need for updated flags to line the streets of downtown Carroll on holidays.

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Carroll Young Professionals is urging all area residents (of age) to grab a mini golf club — and a drink — and join in on a good time next weekend to help light up the Carroll Depot.

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The 38th annual New Hope Volunteer Soup Day will be serving from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Thursday at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 1621 N. Main St.

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Jonathan Law was on his way to a meeting in Jefferson when he spotted what appeared at first to be a deer just off the shoulder of U.S. Highway 30.

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All Strings Attached Orchestra Studio will open its 19th concert season in colorful, festive style, presenting “A Festival of Life With Latin American Music” on Saturday and Sunday at the Carroll Recreation Center theater.

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A former Carroll County jailer repeatedly mistreated jail inmates — which included forcing one to sleep in feces — and resigned under the threat of termination this summer, according to state records.

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Encouraged by participation of people spanning a wide range of ages, Carroll Area Iowans for Life President Eugene Handlos said Sunday afternoon’s Life Chain in Carroll demonstrated that the campaign continues momentum toward its goal of protecting all life from conception to natural death.

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Esta Raasch stares down at her parents’ grave in Glidden as rain slides over the rim of her glasses and lands on the grass adjacent to the grave.

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There was a 51-degree temperature difference last week between Monday afternoon and Friday morning, according to National Weather Service data.

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With Brett Eischeid’s love for motorcycling in mind, his family and friends weren’t going to let him miss this ride.

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Carroll County will spend about $5 million over the course of the next decade to pay for a new radio communications system for dispatchers, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and others.

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When Carroll County Conservation Naturalist Matt Wetrich presents nature programs, he relishes the opportunity to share awe-inspiring stories.

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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.

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Carroll County might spend more than $4 million to replace its antiquated radio system that is used by dispatchers, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and others to communicate with each other.