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Yes, proud dad Ray “Bubba” Sorensen said, his two oldest children, 10-year-old daughter Independence and 7-year-old son Michael, are good students.

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Looking to boost its support each year of many different community services, projects and scholarships, Carroll Rotary Club has vastly extended reach of its annual auction.

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The Rev. Kevin Richter says St. John Paul II Catholic Parish’s annual Eucharistic adoration procession on Sunday, Nov. 10, tied ideally to the weekend’s Gospel of Jesus inviting a young man to give up his wealth and follow Him.

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Welcoming Carroll Band Day’s return after cancellation the previous two years, spectators lined the route and cheered the 13 high school, middle school bands as well as the dozens of other entries in the parade on Saturday, Oct. 2.

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Boxes decorated with holiday wrapping paper overflowed with toys, dolls, basketballs, footballs and games, a clear sign that Harley-Davidson of Carroll’s annual Christmas Toy Run was more successful than ever this year.

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Begun in 2007, the Spirit of Collaboration Award honors an Iowa Cancer Consortium member who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to collaborative cancer control efforts in Iowa.

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Trish Roberts, St. Anthony Foundation Director, was selected to receive the 2021 Iowa Nonprofit Staff Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to St. Anthony Regional Hospital and the Carroll Community.

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Carroll Area Iowans for Life President Eugene Handlos said following Life Chain Sunday he’s seeing encouraging developments in the effort to end abortions.

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Applications will be taken starting Nov. 1 for the 2021-2022 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

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Carroll County Conservation Foundation will host an open house showcasing the new east-side shelter house at Swan Lake State Park from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7.

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When the coronavirus pandemic hit 18 months ago, Douglas Burns, co-owner and vice president for news for Herald Publishing Co. and the Carroll Times Herald, immediately wanted the newspaper to step up in response to assist the community.

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As St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home president and CEO, Ed Smith said he’s seen up close the local health-care team’s extraordinary response to the coronavirus pandemic, so he feels humbled to serve as one of the parade marshals for Saturday’s 64th annual Carroll Band Day, featu…

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It’s only fitting that Ed Smith and Douglas Burns serve as co-parade marshals for Saturday’s 64th annual Carroll Band Day, said Chamber of Commerce Program Director Ashley Schable.

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A Carroll County ambulance that was transporting a patient crashed last week when it entered an intersection on a red light and struck a pickup truck, according to a police report.

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Scranton resident Kyle Thompson was in Crescent Junction, Utah, for work recently when the semitrailer truck directly in front of him was unable to complete a turn on an off-ramp.

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While the Buena Vista University Marching Blue will be making its first appearance in Carroll Band Day on Saturday, Oct. 2, the band’s drum major, Sami Hays, is very familiar with the event.

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COON RAPIDS: Ground-breaking soil heath conservation easements went into effect this month, protecting 1,998 acres of productive, healthy Iowa soil in perpetuity.

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RSVP and partner agencies recently recognized local emergency personnel for 9/11 with cards and bags filled with apples, oranges, snacks and fresh-made cookies and bars.

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A Carroll County ambulance that was transporting a patient crashed Friday when it entered an intersection on a red light and struck a pickup truck, according to a police report.

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AMES: Landus, a farmer-owned cooperative, and REDSTAR, LLC., a privately-owned agronomy retail business announced today a collaboration agreement under the new Landus Optimization model. Redstar is the sixth company to optimize with Landus since the new business model was rolled out this spring.

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All Strings Attached Orchestra Studio’s concerts at Merchants Park stadium have been big hits, and with the coronavirus pandemic lingering, ASA will return to the baseball diamond to lead off its 21st season.

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Suzanne Mages has served as a community development manager for the American Cancer Society since 2013; however, she joined the fight against cancer many years earlier.

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The sixth-annual Senior Fun Day welcomed more than 200 visitors on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Swan Lake State Park.

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Celebrating great music from cinema and TV, All Strings Attached Orchestra Studio’s fall concert will feature the theme “Hooray for Hollywood.”

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Twenty-one aircraft were flown in and 860 meals were served at the annual flight breakfast hosted by Signet Masonic Lodge 264 of Carroll at Arthur N. Neu Airport east of town.

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A young local boy’s health journey has prompted a fundraiser to benefit the healthcare workers who have helped him succeed and others on a similar path.

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Linda Jensen of Carroll and her family — husband, two sons and daughters-in-law — were batting 0-for-6, striking out in the lottery for tickets to last month’s historic Field of Dreams major league baseball game.

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Ready for takeoff, Signet Masonic Lodge’s annual Carroll Flight Breakfast will return Sunday, Sept. 12, after taking a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Iowa Savings Bank, trustee of the Gilbert & Barbara Renze Charitable Foundation, announces the 2021 grant awards for qualified charitable projects located in Carroll and Sac counties.

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AUDUBON: City leaders in this west Iowa town know their priorities: more affordable housing, general aesthetics like clean yards and kept-up buildings, and a robust U.S. Highway 71 corridor into and out of town.

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LAKE VIEW: The Black Hawk Lake Protective Association, during its annual social and business meeting on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Dock-It Bar and Grille in Lake View, reviewed projects and welcomed three new members to the organization’s board.

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IowaWatch asked leaders in several rural Iowa towns for ways those communities could be vital. Jobs are a given, although those interviewed said having jobs, alone, does not guarantee vitality if other dynamics are not present in town.

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The Field of Teams Softball Tournament wrapped up this year’s record event with presentation of funds to St. Anthony Regional Hospice and awards to all-star players for their fundraising success.

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Kuemper Catholic softball hosted a cancer-awareness game on June 29 against Glidden-Ralston at the Carroll softball stadium and featured a tribute to cancer survivors, recognizing those who are in the battle for their lives.