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On March 6, the IKM-Manning School Board voted unanimously to close the classroom sections of its school building in Manilla. The building, which turns 100 next year, will continue to be used for junior high sporting events, as a central office and as a bus stop.
On March 6, the IKM-Manning School Board voted unanimously to close the classroom sections of its school building in Manilla. The building, which turns 100 next year, will continue to be used for junior high sporting events, as a central office and as a bus stop.
Harsh words fly in a packed auditorium.

Fingers point in accusations of bias. Calls for community cooperation are met with bitter dissent. The scene is familiar in rural Iowa as shrinking populations force school districts to make the financial decision to consolidate or close school buildings - often the pride of the small towns in which they reside.
  • Swinging into summer fun
    The balls popped from the tee. The sun sizzled into the late morning. Kids laughed and cheered each other as they ran the bases. 
  • Desks and lockers and science equipment, oh my! 
  • Des Moines Area Community College is now offering a human services program on its Carroll Campus. 
  • The 2015-16 Carroll Community School District and Kuemper Catholic School System calendars will include 13 Wednesday early dismissals for teacher professional development — the same number of early-outs included in this year’s calendar. 
  • Donation welds ambition, students’ futures
    Retired veteran school librarian and Kuemper Catholic High School alum Marilyn Schirck-Setzler has extended her family’s considerable philanthropic reach with $10,000-a-year donation to Des Moines Area Community College’s Applied Engineering program. She will donate $10,000 each year to the scholarship fund until her death. 
  • Carroll’s Troutman next Glidden-Ralston principal
    Carroll High School history teacher and baseball coach Dirk Troutman will be Glidden-Ralston’s next principal. 
  • Classes wheel students through creative process
    Watery clay oozed between the knuckles of Carroll Middle School art teacher Christena Miller’s hands as she slowly shaped the mound of clay on the spinning wheel in front of her. 
  • Oklahoma!

    OK! Let the wind come sweepin’ down the plain — and across the Carroll Recreation Center stage as Kuemper Catholic High School this weekend presents the classical musical “Oklahoma!”

     
  • CHS students return to NASA
    Engineers in the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration used to joke about life on Mars. 
  • Proposal would cut school early-outs
    An 11th-hour proposal put forward Tuesday by a Carroll High School teacher would eliminate Wednesday early dismissals for teacher professional development next school year and, instead, reserve six full Mondays for the teacher training. 
  • Teachers in the Carroll Community School District will receive a 3.75 percent package increase for the 2015-16 school year and a 4 percent package increase for the 2016-17 school under a two-year contract approved by the school board Thursday afternoon. 
  • The earliest school-start date for the 2015-16 year will be Aug. 23 under a bill headed to Gov. Terry Branstad for approval. 
  • Think area students can get around the school district’s Internet filters once they leave the classroom? 
  • Carroll High’s job fair well-attended
    The Carroll High School parking lot remained packed Thursday night throughout the school’s job and career fair, organized in conjunction with Iowa WORKS, the Carroll Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll Area Development Corporation. 
  • Impact on child care costs, church programs and their children’s education are among concerns voiced by local parents regarding the 2015-16 school calendars passed by the Carroll Community School District board of education Monday. 
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