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  • Mistaken identity:  A Manning man’s wild day in St. Louis
    So, I fly in to St. Louis Thursday morning, Oct. 29, for a meeting and grab a car from Alamo at the airport.  About 9 that night, I head to Festus, Missouri, to visit with my folks.  
  • Martha "Marty" Erickson
    On the evening of Nov. 21, 1995 Martha Erickson, 47, was murdered while on her way to a dance. 
  • Meeting a need
    Just because Carroll students are on summer vacation doesn’t mean need for food assistance for children also takes a break. 
  • ‘This is beautiful’
    In the front yard of Austin Eischeid’s family home in Carroll, the stem of a prairie dock plant tilts over, mixing the plant’s happy yellow flowers and buds with a shock of Skyracer moor grass. 
  • Wagon Ho!
    The three sons of Dr. Chris and Jana Bogue — 10-year-old Miles, 8-year-old Pacey and 6-year-old Duston — spent part of their summer vacation wheeling and dealing — and their parents couldn’t be prouder. 
  • Popcorn on a stick
    When people are buying popcorn, they’re usually happy. 
  • A survivor’s story
    Ray Brownlee first heard the news of Japan’s Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor on the scratchy reception of his Clare, Iowa, grandparents’ battery-operated radio. 
  • CHS grad will return to join orthopedic practice
    St. Anthony Regional Hospital today announced Dr. Diane Thi Tran, a 2000 Carroll High School graduate, will return here Sept. 1, joining Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons (DMOS). 
  • Former work friends find new romance
    According to eHarmony most married couples met their spouse at work or school. Melissa, a 1989 graduate of Carroll High School, and Herschel Creech started out as just friends at work, but over time it grew into something more. 
  • Showtime Catering offers array of options
    Showtime Catering in Carroll offers unique cuisine for rehearsal dinners, weddings and all kinds of parties. Kitchen manager Chris Nelson has years of experience and a distinctive style of cooking. Showtime Catering provides off-site catering for events in Carroll and surrounding areas. 
  • Halls savor ceremony filled with energy and love
    When Biz Hall, a 2010 Carroll High School graduate, and Mike Hall met on the first day of their freshman year at Creighton University in the fall of 2010, they had no idea this exciting new adventure was actually the door to their future together. 
  • Rollin' and Rockin'
    Wild Rose Jefferson’s grand opening last weekend drew 12,976 people through the casino-and-entertainment’s gaming floor — and even more to enjoy The Gambler himself, live and in the flesh, fireworks, food at a new restaurant, Coaches Corner, Las Vegas showgirls and plaudits from top casino executives, community leaders and state officials. 
  • Making Memories with Myles

    Melissa Grossman is wide-eyed in bed, her mind racing with all the lessons and memories she needs to pass on to her son.

  • Neighborly rivals
    When New York Mets left fielder Cleon Jones squeezed his mitt around a lazy fly ball off the bat of the Orioles’ Davey Johnson for the final out of the 1969 World Series, he probably didn’t realize he was creating a lifelong Mets fan out of a little boy in Cherokee, Iowa. Heck, he probably didn’t know there was a Cherokee, Iowa. 
  • ‘There’s no reason we all shouldn’t  have been killed that day’
    Jeff Hall had never felt heart-racing, adrenaline-pumping fear like this before. His life was on the line as he was trying to save others’ lives. 
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