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A Burning Achievement
Pastor Cindy Johnson and Bishop Rodger Prois celebrate with a hug after the St. John Lutheran Church mortgage-burning.
Pastor Cindy Johnson and Bishop Rodger Prois celebrate with a hug after the St. John Lutheran Church mortgage-burning.
St. John Lutheran Church members had extra reason to rejoice Sunday morning. They made their miracle happen.

Daily Times Herald acquires historic Adair County Free Press
The Carroll Daily Times Herald this morning officially took ownership of one of the more iconic newspapers in the history of the state - the Adair County Free Press, based in Greenfield.
Glidden grad volunteers in inner-city Denver schools
When Jessica Brandhorst told friends and family in Glidden that she was going to Denver, Colo., to volunteer with AmeriCorps, she was greeted with blank stares.
Love birds?
It will be clear in the next two weeks whether Carroll County's newest trumpeter swan pair might hatch a handful of little cygnets this year.
New Life for an Old Glory
A new life for a rare Old Glory will be celebrated at Carroll County Historical Society's annual museum open house Sunday afternoon.
Happy hour art
If you like a taste for the finer things in life, a Happy Hour painting class may be for you.
Garst vision emerges in big trail break
The vision of the late Steve Garst, a passionate conservationist and influential agri-businessman, took a giant step forward Tuesday at Whiterock Conservancy in the Coon Rapids area.
A walk to change the world
One of the first things Armand Young says is, "Sign this," as he leafs through a bundle of small American flags to find an open spot.
Father Craig Collison to be honored at national Catholic educators convention
Father Craig A. Collison, pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Sioux City and former teacher and administrator at Kuemper Catholic Schools, will receive the 2014 O'Neil D'Amour Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for his national contribution to Catholic education.
'Bridge between Old and New Testaments'
"Praised are you, the Eternal One, our God, Ruler of the Cosmos, who has kept us alive, sustained us and enabled us to reach this moment."
CHS students work with NASA engineers
The mission: Design a space station to house 10,000 people while orbiting the sun to capture, research and mine asteroids throughout the solar system.
Plunge for Landon
The sun was setting, and the temperature falling with it, hovering in the 40-degree range as more than 10 members of the Audubon Police Department jumped into a makeshift pool of cold water, filled in the department parking lot by one of its water trucks.
'Timeless' architecture
It was her dream home. Marilyn Setzler grew up on a farm east of Carroll. Every time she drove through town, she wondered what it would be like to live in the house located at 126 W. Eighth St.
Princess Prom
More than 100 girls in glittering ball gowns graced the Manning Hausbarn on Saturday, April 5, for Manning Child Care Center's inaugural father-daughter Princess Prom.
I recently returned from Egypt where I was an observer of the presidential election held May 26 though the 28th.
Sad, sad swan
One of the trumpeter swans that lived at Swan Lake State Park was likely killed by a coyote in recent weeks, just before it was set to return to the park this week after a two-year hiatus, said Matt Wetrich, a Carroll County Conservation naturalist.
Iowa National Guard trains at Carroll airport
One by one, seven Black Hawk helicopters touched down on a Carroll airport runway early Friday afternoon.
Writing workshop
An ancestral curse. A nautical mystery. An enchanted world. Magic.
Donkey basketball raises more than $2,000
The crowd cheered as the donkeys raced down the court, their riders attempting to steer their animals toward a basket.
Dodgeball glory
A St. Lawrence Center sixth-grade team - dubbed the "Knightmares" - won the annual Carroll Middle School Dodgeball Tournament on Friday, a 3-year-old fundraiser for Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society.
Why are Iowa women behind bars? Drugs, drugs - and bad boyfriends
More than 71 percent of the nearly 600 inmates in Iowa's lone prison for women did not commit a violent crime - and many are there for drug-related offenses.
Work on new Glidden Wellness Center under way
The former Glidden Graphic newsroom is taking on new life as the city renovates the building into a community fitness facility.
Music key for Kuemper grad
Master of the piano, violin, viola and voice, the 2011 Kuemper graduate's musical talents are regularly on display in four area churches - Holy Spirit and St. Lawrence parishes in Carroll, St. Mary Parish in Willey and First United Methodist Church in Carroll - sometimes even twice on the same Sunday.
MSM holds second community input event
"There are no wrong answers and no crazy ideas," Main Street Manning board president Ron Reischl told the roughly 50 attendees at Tuesday night's community input event in the VFW Hall in Manning.
Dancing with the Stars
Attendees at Manning Rotary Club's fourth annual "Dancing With the Stars" fundraising event saw it all Saturday night, from the tiny tappers who opened the show, to the leotard-clad man who stole it, with ballroom, pleather and cheesecake in between.
Ready for duty
Seth Horsley is preparing for the academic and physical-training rigors he will encounter as a plebe at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
Student art empowers cancer patients
In a waiting room in the Cancer Center of St. Anthony Regional Hospital, the bright white letters jump off the canvas covered with brilliant rainbow hues of wax, offering a simple, but powerful, reminder - Hope.
'For tomorrow may not be'
There are times when words seem too thin to express our thoughts and feelings, but I will try.
Parade rider braves weather
While Carroll Area FFA's annual tractor-and-truck parade on Friday afternoon celebrating National FFA Week featured some impressive behemoth vehicles, standing out in the crowd was Soyer, driving his recently acquired mid-1950s John Deere 60 tractor ... without a spacious, comfy, heated cab ... in mid-30s temperature ... with snow and ice from the previous day's storm lining the route.
Carroll chapter says youth programs may be key to future
Through its 29-year history, the Carroll County chapter of Pheasants Forever has achieved remarkable success establishing and preserving habitat for wildlife.
Walking Again
In remote areas of Vietnam, arthritis can literally cripple, while those injured in vehicular accidents stand little to no chance of walking again.
Brothers behind bars
Troy Shearon was 5-foot-10, weighed 145 pounds and had blond hair and blue eyes when he went to prison for life for murder in 1988. He was 20 years old.
Brothers behind bars
Reminiscent of their childhood in Carroll, brothers Troy and Chad Shearon share a living space.
A 'magical' event for dads and princesses
Greg Villegas broke the secret to his daughters - 5-year-old Sophia and 8-year-old Olivia - just a few days before Saturday's fourth annual Fairytale Ball.
Manilla's Olson mindful of roots as honors roll
Ron Olson, a Carroll-born and Manilla-raised named partner with a Los Angeles firm that has collected a string of honors from American Lawyer magazine, wanted to talk about Nile Kinnick, the Heisman Trophy-winning Hawkeye whose life ended during World War II service.
Graphic Edge buys Vermont screen-printer
The Graphic Edge, a screen-printing and embroidery company based in Carroll, has purchased Keith's II Sports of Rutland, Vt. The acquisition - effective last Saturday - will bring together two leaders in the screen-printing industry.
Band: Christ's love should be lived, not just spoken
For the four members of Christian rock band Bread of Stone,

God's love is something that is found in actions, not just words.

Cityview: The Dude
In a world of boomeranging e-mails, constant chatter and 24/7 connectivity, it’s time to go all 1998 on 2010.

We need The Dude, dudes.

As in Lebowski, Jeff Lebowski (aka The Dude), the iconic slacker who helped turn the 1998 Joel and Ethan Coen film “The Big Lebowski” into a cult classic.

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