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  • 'Little Free library'
    Take a book, leave a book. So is the inherent agreement between visiting readers to Camp Crescent in Lake View, where a "Little Free Library" was installed last week. 
  • Pride & Service
    Scott Schaben remembers growing up in Carroll and viewing many Memorial Day parades - first as a young spectator and later, when he was a high school student he rode with a neighbor who'd just come home from Operation Desert Storm and saw the soldier's pride and the community's outpouring of gratitude. 
  • Operation Write Home: Sisters craft cards for service members overseas
    Since 2007, more than 2.5 million Americans have received handcrafted cards from the front lines of Afghanistan and Iraq. 
  • Memorial Day program, open house slated Monday
    "We're looking forward to Memorial Day, and the participation of the community in the American Legion parade and observances is an appropriate time to remind us not only of our loved ones, but of the services of local veterans," according to Lloyd Drees, local commander of Maurice Dunn American Legion Post 7. 
  • 'I don't know how you can ever describe the dedication'
    Pat Venteicher knows what it's like to be pulled from bed or called from a work meeting to go out on an ambulance call - without pay. 
  • Thomas: Life is how you respond
    An EF-5 tornado swept through Parkersburg on May 25, 2008, destroying the only home and neighborhood Aaron Thomas had ever known. 
  • Love of the Game
    When it comes to longevity and ability to stay on top of her game - bridge game, that is - Lucille Hudson has been dealt aces. 
  • Heroes hope to see their memorials
    "You guys fight wars in the damndest places," said Les Butler, voicing aloud an often recurring thought regarding military superiors. 
  • 'This is history'
    When she was 17, she watched as American soldiers, their trousers bloused at the bottoms, arrived in her home of Munich, Germany, signaling the end of World War II. Several years later, she arrived in Iowa as a newlywed. In the years that followed, she crafted her experiences into a book. 
  • Olympic shooters
    "Pull!" A neon orange clay pigeon flies into the air at a speed between 65 and 75 miles per hour. 
  • No worries, mon.
    No worries, mon. The cliche phrase that elicits images of Jamaica is known for a reason, agree Carroll High School graduates Brittany Holdsworth, Lisa Daringer and Elyse Borchers - it truly is a way of life for the residents of the small island country in the Caribbean. The three women just completed their freshman years at the University of Northern Iowa, which included a "life-changing" spring break trip to Kingston, Jamaica, where they volunteered at the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf. 
  • Audubon grad travels, teaches in Tanzania
    Lions, elephants, black rhinos, water buffaloes and leopards - oh my! 
  • Deacon Michael Weitl helps celebrate historic Mass
    Deacon Michael Weitl of Audubon took part in the Roman Catholic Church's historic day of four popes on Sunday, April 27, when he served as a eucharistic minister in the canonization Mass of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on April 27 at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. 
  • Sixth-grade students raising money for orphans
    "For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, 'You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor.' "

    - Deuteronomy 15:11. One 11-year-old from Manilla has taken this command to heart. 
  • By the end of the year, organizers of a new nonprofit, low-power FM radio station hope to be broadcasting Christian music and "family-friendly" local programming to Carroll listeners at 102.1 KFIM. 
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