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  • New ambulance arrives in Carroll
    Carroll County Ambulance Service’s two-year rotation for ambulance replacements is getting on a roll just as baby boomers are aging and number of calls has jumped 31 percent the last eight years.
  • 31 years of storms
    When he was a 13-year-old living in Glidden, John McLaughlin abandoned the mail-order weather station he’d set up in his family’s attic and ran downstairs to where his mother and sister were canning sweet corn.
  • The Last Bootlegger
    Helen Kasparbauer passed away May 6 at the age of 102. 
  • Justice for all
    The plane was on the ground for all of 10 minutes. “I’m Aria,” the pilot said, welcoming his passenger aboard the turbocharged aircraft whose glass cockpit was outfitted with digital displays presumably reverse-engineered using captured Batplane technology.
  • A homecoming
    The challenges hit Eric Wood quickly since he came on board as Lake City’s new city administrator and clerk.
  • Sac Countian called ‘em like he saw ‘em — in newspaper columns and at the plate
    Alan Galbraith, a columnist for The Sac Sun since the late 1990s, was killed recently in a tragic accident. According to Sac City Police Chief John Thomsen, Galbraith was crossing South Fifth Street on foot near Audubon Street, when he was hit by a car operated by Sherry Busch, age 74, of Sac City. Busch, driving a Chevrolet Impala, was headed north on South Fifth Street.
  • Second Stride
    Even a wicked cool horse needs a friend. The pageantry of the Kentucky Derby, the draining of mint juleps and showcasing of stylish hats, the strutting of man-as-peacock suits, is at its 144-year-old core built on the heavy-hoofed work of horses — celebrated animals in the sport of kings.
  • St. Anthony RN Jamie Waller pursues passion for helping others in Haiti
    Helping others has always been a passion for Carroll native Jamie Waller. It’s why she pursued a career in nursing at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, and it’s why she participated in a three-week mission trip to Tanzania in Africa following her freshman year of nursing school.
  • Enjoy some heavenly ‘me time’ at Cloud 9 Spa
    Every girl dreams of the time in her life when she falls in love and everything around her seems to fall into place. She feels like she’s “on cloud nine.” That is exactly how Danielle Corkins felt in 2016. She was engaged to her fiancé, Alex, she was planning her upcoming wedding and she was putting the finishing touches on opening her own spa. Everything about her life felt blissful and exciting.
  • Amazing changes seen in bridal trends

    Wedding trends are always changing and for 2017, nothing’s too over the top. Simple weddings are passé as brides and grooms choose their wedding day as a time to shine and show their personal style.

  • Wedding bells also ring in the New Year

    After Alex and Danielle Corkins of Halbur were engaged on Feb. 27, 2016, they looked at the calendar to pick a wedding date.

  • Beardmore reflects on time in office and what’s next
    Former Carroll County Supervisor Mark Beardmore decided not to seek re-election last year after serving eight years on the board. Beardmore was willing to reflect on the past and tell us what’s next in a parting interview with the Daily Times Herald.
  • Last Salute
    Old soldiers, General Douglas MacArthur said, never die, they just fade away. Coon Rapids on Friday laid to rest one of the region’s more well-known and respected World War II veterans, 91-year-old John J. Schumacher, a Carroll Countian who fought for his nation on the battlefields of Europe and returned home to raise a family and build a legacy in economic development and community service. He passed away on Christmas Day.
  • On his own two feet
    Paul Venner scooted forward just a bit in his wheelchair.
  • Carroll man’s Nativity scene collection numbers almost 500
    In the past few years, Bob Elliott has almost doubled his Nativity-scene collection.
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