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  • Avenue of flags spotlights meaning of observance
    The beautiful panorama of hundreds of American flags gently blowing in the breeze, lining the avenues at the Carroll Cemetery stirs the hearts of Carroll people coming to Memorial Day services every year.   The Avenue of Flags created in 1986 by the American Legion Maurice Dunn Post 7 in cooperation with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2642 gives beauty and special meaning to the annual day of tribute to veterans.

  • State Legion award caps Bass’ 43-year career in Sheriff’s Office
    If Doug Bass had followed the wishes his dad had for him 50-some years ago, instead of receiving the Law Enforcement of the Year Award at the American Legion State Convention in Coralville last month, he’d have spent his career growing corn and soybean crops and raising livestock.
  • Unsolved Murder: Hazel Marie Reimann
    Hazel Reimann’s body was found Tuesday, September 2, 2008, by her sister Helen. Helen had gone to Hazel’s southeast Watrous Avenue house to check on her sister. There, in the home’s kitchen, she found a bloody, horrific crime scene leading to the basement, where she discovered her sister’s lifeless body in a pool of blood.
  • Searching for Shannon, Part 2

    Dan Dreessen was — for maybe the first time in his life — lost for words.

  • Searching for Shannon, Part 1

    He looks just like you, little girl.

  • Pokémon Go’ing crazy
    If someone says “Pikachu,” don’t hand them a Kleenex. And if they caught “Squirtle” don’t worry, it’s not contagious.
  • ‘The people who shaped them’
    A new language. New traditions — Halloween, Christmas. Birthday celebrations. Finding work. Missing family.
  • Unsolved Murder: Diane Marie Schofield
    A young woman’s badly decomposed body was found in the trunk of a tan 1966 Rambler in a parking lot at Southwest 20th and Porter near the Des Moines airport on Thursday, July 10, 1975. The body was later determined to be 21-year-old Diane Marie Schofield.
  • ‘Newfound joy’: St. Anthony speaker pinpoints 4 steps
    John McHugh’s fourth-grade teacher was shaped like a giant pear.
  • ‘Hypnobabies’ class offered for expectant mothers
    As another contraction comes on — but it isn’t called a contraction here; it’s termed a “pressure wave” — the woman closes her eyes and speaks quietly. Counts. Breathes.
  • Unsolved Murder: Lee Rotatori
    The body of Lee Rotatori was found in room 106 at the Best Western Frontier Motor Lodge in Council Bluffs on the afternoon of Friday, June 25, 1982. She was found wearing pajamas and lying on her back in a pool of blood on the bed. She had been stabbed once in the heart and had likely been dead 12 hours before her body was found.
  • Family proud of ‘Jeopardy!’ winner
    “I’ll take ‘Jeopardy!’ winners for $800, Alex.”
  • CHS alum, Air Force veteran playing for U.S. Military team
    The Carroll Merchants will play the U.S. Military All-Star team on Friday, July 8, at Merchants Park.
  • Unsolved Murder: Marie "Lisa" Peak

    On Tuesday, September 7, 1976, Marie “Lisa” Peak was found lying face down in a ditch in rural Bremer County. The 19-year-old Wart- burg College sophomore had been sexually as- saulted and, according to autopsy findings, died of suffocation and a broken neck. None of Peak’s clothing was found at the scene. Her body was located beside a gravel road a quarter mile north of Waverly’s city limits.

  • St. Anthony’s Pat Hogan saluted in 100 Great Iowa Nurses program
    The nurses in St. Anthony Regional Hospital’s obstetrics unit, the Birth Place, occasionally have to request that their manager speak up. Pat Hogan can be difficult to hear at times. However, her love for her profession and desire to instill the same passion in others comes across loud and clear.
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