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Chris and Desirae Boggs and their two children were finishing dinner and beginning to rinse their dishes. Matt Stork, his friend Brandon Staiert and Matt’s 2-year-old son, Greyson, were taking a leisurely cruise near Kuemper Catholic High School, having just eaten at Bloomers Bar & Grill.

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The Carroll Community School District is providing free meals and snacks to children this week in an adjusted format because of school closures prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.

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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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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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LAKE CITY: As Stewart Memorial Community Hospital continues to monitor the changes related to COVID-19 to keep patients, visitors and staff safe, there are a few updates the Lake City hospital will be making beginning Wednesday, March 18. These updates are in line with the guidance from Iowa…

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McFarland Clinic has announced resources to address patients’ concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and to reduce further spread of this disease in Iowa.

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Following the recommendations released by the Centers of Disease Control to “cancel large events or gatherings that could contribute to the spread of COVID-19,” Bishop Walker Nickless issued the mandate to suspend all Sunday and public Masses effective immediately.

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Upon discovery of the existence of substantial community spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the state, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recommended this evening that Iowa schools close for four weeks.

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Bishop R. Walker Nickless, stopping short of cancelling Mass around the Sioux City Diocese, gave permission for many parishoners to miss Mass and mandated dramatic changes in the way church proceedings, both during Mass and otherwise, will be conducted in Catholic Churches in a sweep of west…

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Current statewide recommendations are to keep schools open, as the occurrences of COVID-19 or coronavirus in Iowa all are linked to travel and not associated with “community spread.”

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South Central Calhoun school officials canceled classes for today after they were notified that someone who is potentially infected with the new coronavirus visited one of their school buildings.

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Some stores in Carroll are sold out of certain personal hygiene products as residents gird for the spread of a new coronavirus, which one local resident contracted on a recent cruise trip to Egypt.

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South Central Calhoun school officials abruptly canceled classes today and all weekend activities to "protect students and staff from COVID-19 coronavirus," the district said in a notice on its website.

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The Iowa High School Speech Association announced this morning it was canceling upcoming state speech contests because of concerns of the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

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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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Three people who live in eastern Iowa and who returned recently from a Middle Eastern cruise are the first in the state to test positive for the new coronavirus that has spread from China in the past two months, according to state officials.

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Jeff Puffett of Carroll has rolled plenty of perfect, 300 games in his bowling career. But Nos. 27 and 28 stand out from all the others.

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The Carroll Chamber of Commerce’s 14th annual Hoop It Up youth basketball tournament rebounded well with 70 teams competing in boys third-through-ninth-grade and girls sixth- and eighth-grade divisions Feb. 22 and 23 in Carroll.

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A strong, low-pressure weather system that is sweeping across the Midwest is causing sustained winds of more than 30 mph in Carroll and gusts that have reached 48 mph.

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The Carroll Public Library will close for two weeks starting tomorrow, March 5, to relocate to its previous, now-renovated location.

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ROCKWELL CITY: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Calhoun County will host a farm-succession workshop on Tuesday, March 17 and 24, from 6 to 9 p.m., with a light meal provided at 5:30 each night. Registration fee is $50 per person or $150 for a family of four. To register, call the…

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Rachel Judisch and Courtney Schreck, speech-language pathologists at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, will present “Keeping Memory Sharp” at the hospital’s Lunch Connection program beginning at noon Thursday, March 19.

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The late former Sheriff Jack Longnecker, a highly respected and long-serving lawman the community mourns today in a funeral Mass, combined a sense of the law, fairness and common sense, colleagues and friends recalled in recent days.

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Retired U.S. Ambassador Michael S. Owen said that after extensively traveling the roads of a half dozen African nations, Pakistan, Ireland and India in his 30 years as a career diplomat, he was thrilled to explore his American homeland by driving the historic Lincoln Highway in recent years.…

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A family doctor at Denison’s hospital warned his patients and colleagues to wear masks, to keep children home from school and to stop going to church and hugging people, according to a three-page letter he recently distributed about a new virus that is spreading from China.

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With February being Heart Month, St. Anthony physician Mark Collison, M.D., offers ideas to improve your heart health for this month and beyond.

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CHICAGO: NBA All Star Weekend is more a spectacle than an actual competition.

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St. Anthony Regional Hospital Auxiliary recently installed officers for the calendar year. Serving as the organization’s 2020 co-presidents are Diane Vavak and Sharon Grote; Pat Hill and Mary Macke; Norma Schleisman and Virginia Sigwalt; and Jan Potthoff and Linda Wernimont. Each set of co-p…

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The Fairy Tale Ball celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Carrollton Centre, and the Dan and Emily Ferneding family own the distinction of playing key roles in the event from the start.

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MANNING: The numerous steps Manning has taken to boost itself as a “Healthy Hometown” paid off recently with recognition in Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative.