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  • Jubilee: Tanzanian sisters open orphanage to mark 50th year of their order
    A giggle floats down the hallway of St. Anthony Nursing Home; the Holy Spirit Sisters have arrived for work. 
  • Carroll County ag land value falls 12%
    The value of Carroll County farmland dropped 12.45 percent over the last year. Meanwhile, surrounding counties saw double-digit hits in the value of ag land from 2013 to 2014 with the average decrease in the state standing at $773 per acre, according to the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural and Rural Development. 
  • A city council-approved capital-improvement plan calls for a $4 million extension of landscape and lighting and other pedestrian-and-motorist improvements in the downtown business district known as the Corridor of Commerce. 
  • Robots battle in Glidden
    At the push of a button, Glidden-Ralston’s team gold Wildcats’ robot stretched upward on an arm built from crisscrossed metal pieces and tipped the bottom of a two-liter pop bottle to dump a small plastic ball into a clear plastic shoot. 
  • A 22-year-old Lake City woman died early Saturday when she drove too fast on a snow-covered county highway just north of Glidden and her car spun and struck an oncoming pickup truck, according to a sheriff’s report. 
  • Bill Evans passes this morning at age 90
    Bill Evans, a beloved former Carroll educator, World War II veteran and the 1949 Iowa Athlete of the Year, died at 12:01 a.m. today at his home in Avondale, Arizona, a Phoenix suburb, following a bout with cancer, his daughter, Beth (Evans) Halpern said. Evans was 90. 
  • Grab a free lunch, learn how to save yours
    Eat a free lunch on the Iowa Insurance Division at the Carrollton Centre on Thursday, April 9 — and learn how to avoid scam artists intent on the grown-up version of stealing your lunch money. 
  • Communities rally for grieving family
    An estimated 700 people ate soup, donated money and bid on auction items Sunday in a vastly successful fundraiser for a rural Manning family that lost its house and mother to a fire last month. “We were just so, so pleased — it was just amazing how the surrounding communities came together,” said Jeanne Kerkhoff, a Templeton woman who helped organize the Schlichte Family Benefit that went for four hours at the Templeton Community Center. 
  • American Home Shield, the nation’s leading home-warranty business, is finding about 40 percent of its 400-employee Carroll workforce outside of the city. 
  • Moving (a) home
    Tyler Quandt tailed his new house for about 15 miles on county roads and highways last week as it crept to its

    new spot on the southwest side of Carroll. 
  • The new year is expected to be big for one of Carroll’s more visible and highly trafficked intersections. 
  • Judges: murderer did not request attorney
    A 23-year-old Early man who cut and stabbed his mother 88 times, strangled her with a belt and bashed her head with a large glass bottle did not clearly request an attorney before he confessed to the crime, and his conviction — and his sentence of life in prison — will stand, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled this week. 
  • A 39-year-old Carroll man was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine this week after a Montgomery County deputy sheriff spied a “green leafy material” on the man’s shirt during a traffic stop, according to court records.

    Brian Louis Reinart was stopped while driving a vehicle on U.S. Highway 71 about 1:50 a.m. just north of Villisca for an unspecified traffic violation. 
  • Tait: Carroll ‘plant closings’ could confound streets-shop plan

    Beware the best-laid plans. That’s Councilman Tom Tait’s message to his colleagues on a proposed new streets-maintenance facility. The 2nd Ward councilman is concerned that earmarking local-option sales-tax dollars for construction of the estimated $3 million facility — slated for 2016 — will lock the city into a project it can’t escape should economic indicators turn south in Carroll.

  • Lawyer: Carroll woman at fault for McDonald’s fall, injuries
    A 62-year-old Carroll woman who filed a lawsuit last month against the local McDonald’s owner after she fell on a slick floor at the restaurant last year should have avoided the fall by walking a different path, a McDonald’s lawyer wrote in a request to dismiss the lawsuit. 
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