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  • Younger voters had bigger role in ISL win
    Older Carroll voters continued a trend of swelling the polls for local elections with the passage earlier this month of the Carroll Community School District’s instructional support levy. However, with an aggressive turnout effort aimed at parents of school kids, voters in their 30s and 40s made up a larger percentage of the voting electorate than in recent local elections, an analysis of data from the Carroll County Auditor’s Office shows. 
  • Coon Rapids’ Howell takes fuel fight to D.C.
    Bill Howell can quickly roll out the numbers, describe with passion and detail the lift the ethanol-empowering Renewable Fuel Standard brings to Carroll-area agriculture. 
  • Pro-levy leaders got their voters to the polls early

    A significant difference between the 2008 and 2014 instructional support levy result is the number of absentee votes cast.

     
  • Newspaper editor fired after criticizing police

    Ken Ross wrote last month that police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, were wrong to wear combat gear as they dealt with protesters who were angry that a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.

     
  • Fifty-six percent of respondents to a survey this fall say they are pleased with the “overall direction” of the city of Carroll. 
  • Two to plead guilty for flagpole thefts

    Two of the men accused of stealing more than 500 flagpoles from the Carroll American Legion over Memorial Day weekend are set to plead guilty to a felony theft charge this month, according to court records.

     
  • Self-guided tour highlights Manning architecture
    A new self-guided tour through Manning highlights the art and architectural hot spots throughout the city. 
  • Plot Day speaker: FFA yields big benefits

    Speaking before a backdrop of fields that could produce bumper-crop yields for Carroll Area FFA, KCIM Radio farm broadcaster Von Ketelsen touted the benefits reaped from a strong FFA program.

     
  • A season to remember
    Five-year-old Ethan Smith attended St. Anthony Regional Hospice’s annual Tree of Love ceremony Sunday afternoon excited to make connections with a grandmother’s he never met. 
  • Glidden-Ralston and Ar-We-Va Community School districts clawed their way off watch lists this year, defying statewide trends reported in the 2014 State Report Card for No Child Left Behind, released this morning. 
  • Carroll County’s poor get poorer

    An exhaustive study released by an Iowa State University professor Monday reveals the top 20 percent of earning households in Carroll made 44 percent of the total income in 2012, money coming from a blend of wages and salaries and investments.

     
  • Hy-Vee’s new Market Cafe scheduled to open Dec. 18
    Carroll’s Hy-Vee store will blend its traditional kitchen and deli with a modern menu of new selections in a restaurant and bar called the Market Cafe. 
  • An Oscar contender on the Muddy Mo
    “The Homesman” is a new Oscar-contending Western with three Academy Award-winning actors whose climactic scenes occur in western Iowa. 
  • The U.S. Postal Inspection Service will pay up to $5,000 for information that nets an arrest and conviction of whomever ignited the early-morning fire Wednesday at the post office in Ralston. 
  • AMVC unveils new facility
    Voices of hundreds of business owners, residents and elected officials mingled together to fill AMVC Veterinary Services’ new 17,316-square-foot facility in Audubon Friday as employees led visitors on tours to celebrate its opening. 
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