A former Coon Rapids man had allegedly consumed alcohol and used
amphetamines when he took his 4-year-old daughter on a moped ride and
crashed last month, which broke the girl’s leg.
This time last year, they would have been begging for it; but right about now, Carroll residents are about ready for the rain to go away. By 7 a.m. this morning, 6.02 inches of rain had fallen in Carroll for the month of August. That’s as much rain as what fell in the last three Augusts combined, said Kurt Kotenberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines.
Students filled the space between the doors and the road outside the St.
Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake Tuesday. The funeral procession for
Bailey Jacobsen, who died in a car crash early Saturday morning, had
left for the cemetery, but the students hadn’t moved. Here and there a
voice whispered softly, two or three individuals hugged and wiped away
Carroll real-estate broker and appraiser Don Kanne has filed as an
independent for the 2nd District Carroll County supervisors seat,
setting up a rematch of the Democratic primary in the November general
From the Koberg home to the world. That’s not the motto of Guthrie
Center-based DICA Outrigger Pads. But it is the summary of a remarkable
story of Iowa ingenuity for this family owned-and-operated business
that’s achieved international ambitions while hewing to its rural roots.
Avid fisherman Don Brown of Carroll has pulled a number of different species of fish from lakes and rivers. But the one he hooked Wednesday morning inside the Swan Lake fish house caught him by surprise. To Brown, who’s used to catching bluegills, crappies and bass at Swan Lake, the fish initially looked like a bluegill because of its orange and yellow belly, but upon closer look was unfamiliar.
Buoyed by a strong commercial and industrial base that escapes many Iowa
cities, Carroll is an enviable position with a favorable tax rate and
room to spend on amenities to boost the regional draw of the community,
says a University of Iowa local government expert.
Blessed with fertile ground, good weather and many helping hands, a
place called “God’s Garden” has lived up to its name this year.
Notes plucked from a banjo floated out from speakers throughout the
Templeton Community Center Friday night, joined by a wavering male voice
— “If you don’t give me rye whiskey, I surely will die...”
Bailey Jacobsen loved shopping and eating out — she was
particularly fond of Mexican food at Rancho Grande restaurant in
Carroll. She helped out at Doc’s Place, a family restaurant in Wall
Lake. She loved spending time on the lake and with friends, who referred
to her as “Bay” and “BJ.”
If the chief mission of the U.S. Highway 30 Coalition of Iowa — the full
four-laning of the federal route across the state — is realized, Iowa
State University would be located at the nexus of two primary four-lane
For students with no planned major who are interested in a liberal-arts
education, about learning who they are there, or finding that major, why
should they go to Iowa State University? Iowa State is known for its
strength in engineering and design and agriculture and other fields. Why
is Iowa State also the place for undecided students?
Research shouldn’t sit unused, said Iowa State University President
Steven Leath — he’d rather see it implemented by start-ups in rural
areas through partnerships between the university and regional
Carroll City Councilwoman Carolyn Siemann said the next year in local
government should be one of focus on significantly improving the Carroll
Two East Sac County High School students died Saturday in an
early-morning, alcohol-related crash — the second crash in two weeks
that killed teenage girls as the new school year was underway.
there are cancelled Tuesday and Wednesday so students can attend the
funerals of Bailey Jacobsen and Lindsey Quirk, both 16, of Wall Lake.
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