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Todd Fried of Arthur enjoyed a smooth 45-mile drive home from Carroll Thursday afternoon on a new Harley-Davidson Standard, thanks to his wife Paula’s willingness to share a poignant story about her favorite military veteran.

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Santa’s always jolly anyway, but he had extra reason to smile following the annual Christmas Toy Run motorcycle parade hosted by Harley-Davidson of Carroll on Sunday, Oct. 4.

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The strong turnout of people lining both sides of Highway 30 in the Carroll County Courthouse area on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4, was a gratifying sight to Eugene Handlos, president of Carroll Area Iowans Life.

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The City of Carroll is planning to begin a comprehensive program of watermain flushing at approximately 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5.

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Carroll County Conservation Foundation has reached nearly 90 percent of funds needed to pay for construction of a new eastside shelter house at Swan Lake State Park.

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AUBURN: The third-annual Grant Park Sunflower Growing Contest posed extraordinary weather challenges — the derecho that blasted Iowa on Aug. 21 and the severe drought that gripped west-central Iowa.

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MANNING: Stand outside of Accura HealthCare on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and you can hear bits and pieces of talks between mothers and daughters whose contact has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Carroll Chamber of Commerce has canceled this year’s Band Day parade, which would have been the 63 annual event.

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The coronavirus pandemic may have sidelined the annual Field of Teams Softball Tournament fundraiser for St. Anthony Regional Hospice; however, Carroll Rotary Club stepped up to the plate to maintain its long record of supporting hospice.

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MANNING: Craig Williams of Manning has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Iowa Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (PAC). Williams is seeking the Iowa Senate District 6 seat that includes Buena Vista, Sac, Carroll, Audubon and the eastern portion of Crawford County.

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Thirty-nine percent of all adult Americans are caring for a loved one who is sick or has a disability. Caregiving can be a stressful responsibility leading to poor health, mental distress and less life satisfaction for the caregiver. It can be challenging for caregivers to find the support t…

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As Meredith Dryden took a second to straighten her hair at a cameraman’s request (she had “wispies,” he commented), her husband, Noah Dryden, turned to look at her.

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For Nick and Ann Topf, persistence turned into a blooming success.

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LAKE CITY: Stewart Memorial Community Hospital offers a coronary artery calcium scoring. This cardiac CT scans for coronary calcium and is a non-invasive, low-radiation-dose way of obtaining information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries — th…

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Over the last 51 years, hundreds of girls have stepped across the stage with big smiles and waves as they’ve given it their best shots to win the Little Miss Black Hawk Pageant crown.

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Stewart Memorial Community Hospital and McCrary Rost Clinic are seeking nominations for outstanding nurses. In partnership with the DAISY Foundation, SMCH has made a tradition of recognizing nurses who, by virtue of their exemplary work, rise above and beyond.

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AMES: Des Moines Area Community College this year sponsored an entry raised by 2020 Glidden-Ralston High School graduate Grant Borkowski in the 38th annual Iowa Governor’s Celebrity Steer Show.

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The Rev. Ryan Roehrig rapidly taps a fist into his open hand as he contrasts the lifestyle in his new home state of Iowa with the breakneck pace of his native New York.

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Straight-line winds in excess of 70 mph pounded Carroll County on Monday as thunderstorms swept the state, but the damage was minimal compared with parts of central and eastern Iowa, where winds topped 100 mph.

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GLIDDEN: How does a community celebration make up for cancelation of traditionally popular attractions — games, inflatables, pedal tractor pull and kids’ water fights?

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LAKE CITY: The Putting People First hospital expansion campaign at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital was gifted $50,000 from former medical provider Dr. Dale Christensen and his late wife, Arlene.

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SIOUX CITY: Two priests of the Diocese of Sioux City, Father Shane Deman and Father Travis Crotty, have launched a new weekly podcast, “Outcast Catholic,” to reach those who may feel outcast or to those who may feel that the Catholic Church is no longer relevant, or outcast.

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SAC COUNTY: A little more than 40 minutes from Carroll are the shops, restaurants and homes of communities in Sac County, which was just voted as Carroll’s best neighboring county in the Times Herald Best of Carroll County Readers’ Choice Awards.

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With COVID-19 forcing cancellation of many car shows this year, enthusiasts jumped at the opportunity to participate in the Glidden FFA Fun Day show on Saturday, Aug. 1.

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Despite enrollment limits due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual summer Art in the Park program led by Sarah Davis and Jodi Steinbach was a popular attraction again.

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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.

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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.

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One in five children will develop a mental health disorder, and those in rural areas may not receive the help they need.