Carroll, IA

Rasmussens will celebrate 50th anniversary

 DEFIANCE -- Rick and Paulette (Ahrenholtz) Rasmussen of Defiance will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary July 1.  The couple married July 1, 1972 at Defiance United Methodist Church. Rick is a retired farmer and Shelby County Farmers Mutual Insurance manager. Paulette is a retired Harlan Community School counselor.  Family includes...
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St. Anthony Regional Hospital Says Goodbye To President and CEO Ed Smith

St. Anthony Regional Hospital hosted an event yesterday (Wednesday) to say goodbye to President and CEO Ed Smith. Smith Joined the hospital in 1988 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and his career at the hospital lasted 34 years. Smith, who has played a significant role in helping develop the Carroll Community, says all the accomplishments have been a team effort.
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Carroll Woman Charged With Assault For Allegedly Stabbing Victim In The Stomach

A Carroll woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend over the weekend remains in custody on aggravated misdemeanor charges. Thirty-year-old Devani Ariel Hultman was arrested on Friday evening for domestic abuse assault using a weapon. The Carroll Police Department was dispatched to Hultman’s residence in the 900 block of N. East Street in response to a reported altercation. When law enforcement arrived at the scene, they made contact with Hultman, who told officers she had stabbed the victim in the stomach with a knife. Carroll County Emergency Medical Services treated the victim at the scene, and Hultman was booked into the Carroll County jail.

Greene County Sheriff’s Report June 28, 2022

1:32am: A deputy assisted the Jefferson Police Department an arrest of Kaitlin Lowmiller 30 of Jefferson and Travis Smith 31 of Churdan for violation of a no contact order. 3:54am: Travis Smith 31 of Churdan was booked into the jail for a violation of a no contact order. 4:26am: Kaitlin...

IKM-Manning Stakeholders Asked To Fill Out Questionnaire As Strategic Planning Moves Forward

Stakeholders in the IKM-Manning Community School District are asked to weigh in on critical aspects of the school strategic planning process by completing a brief survey. Superintendent Trever Miller says, “As we plan for the future of our school district, we believe it is important to include a variety of perspectives that represent the students, parents, grandparents, alumni, business owners, and community members who have a stake in our district. We hope to get participation from all ages and perspectives that represent the communities we serve.” The 36-question survey opened on Wednesday and will remain available through midnight on July 15. School officials are focusing on four main themes for strategic planning: student achievement and development, school climate and culture, communication and community engagement, and resource management. Stakeholders can find the survey online through the link included with this story on our website. Paper copies are available at the IKM-Manning High School and the libraries and city halls in Manning, Manilla, and Irwin. Respondents should return paper forms to the district office or libraries by July 15. Once surveys are collected, the district plans to hold eight community focus groups to examine the response and delve deeper into each topic. A workgroup will refine the strategic plan throughout the summer, presenting a final draft to staff in August. Once completed, this plan will be implemented beginning at the start of the 2022/23 school year and serve as a five- to 10-year guide for the district.

MRHC To Expand Dermatology Services In September

Manning Regional Healthcare Center (MRHC) is looking to fill a gap in western Iowa for skin care services with the expansion of its dermatology department later this summer. Nurse practitioner, Abby Behrens, will begin offering medical and cosmetic dermatology services in September to provide acne, eczema, rash, and other similar treatments, skin cancer screening, and much more. MRHC CEO Linn Block says, “Abby and her team provide a great service to our patients, and demand has increased. We try to make every attempt to meet the needs of our patients, so we are excited to provide more availability for dermatology services right here in Manning.” And as Iowans prepare to spend the holiday weekend outdoors, MRHC encourages patients to protect themselves from potential damage from the sun and heat. They recommend using UVA/UVB-blocking sunscreen whenever you are outside. Drink plenty of water to offset the risk of dehydration and heat exhaustion. Spend some time in the shade to cool off regularly, and cover skin with a large-brimmed hat or protective clothing when possible. Appointments will be offered twice a month beginning in September on the first and third Wednesday of each month. To learn more about MRHC’s new dermatological offerings, call 712-220-7069.

Jeff council hears of buildings, under way and proposed

Despite having to take down the frame of the metal building and basically start over, the new Greene County animal shelter may still be finished by the end of September. City of Jefferson building officer Chad Stevens reported at the June 28 city council meeting that although engineers are still working on a plan to address problems with the soil type and foundation piers, the project manager told him Monday that they’re still aiming for the original date for substantial completion, Sept. 30, 2022.

Carroll County Public Health Returns To County Oversight July1

Tomorrow (Friday) marks the official end of St. Anthony Regional Hospital’s management of Carroll County Public Health. Historically, the public health department has been split into three segments: Home Care Aides, Environmental Health, and Public Health. Carroll County has contracted with St. Anthony Regional Hospital for 27 years to oversee public health, but that longstanding arrangement is ending following a study ordered by the Carroll County Public Health Board. Home Care Aide Administrator Megan Owen and Environmental Health Director Carey Kersey will serve as interim co-directors during public health’s transition into the county’s structure. Owen says the shift results from the board’s desire to bring the department more in line with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 10 essential public health services guidelines, which focus more on population health.

Audubon softball opens tourney play with West Harrison

(Audubon) It’s 11-13 Audubon against 1-20 West Harrison Friday night on KSOM in the first round of the Class 1A Regional Softball Tournament. Pregame coverage on 96.5 FM starts at around 6:50 with a 7:00 first pitch. Audubon has an experienced team capable of making a splash in the...

Band-Aid Fundraiser at Home State Bank

Home State Bank is asking for donations for children battling cancer. Tabatha Shahan and Shelby Wiggins are co-organizing the Band-aid Benefit for Blank Children’s Hospital oncology department. Wiggins tells Raccoon Valley Radio the nurses in the oncology department allow children to choose special band-aids after they have their chemotherapy ports de-accessed from their bodies. However, during the summer months, the hospital runs low on any fun character or colorful band-aids for kids.
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Westside school construction project on hold

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A long-awaited project for a Region 8 community is on hold. The Westside Consolidated School board held a special called meeting on Thursday, June 30, where they discussed the construction of a new high school. Not long into the meeting, however, costs quickly became the topic...

Jefferson Police Report June 27, 2022

11:22am: A Traffic Stop at Maple and Monroe Streets resulted in Tyler Day of Jefferson being cited for, “Operation without Registration.”. 12:11pm: Demedrious Lyons reported he believed someone had entered his residence at 405 South Chestnut Street, without his permission. Nothing was missing from the property. The officer is investigating.

Independence Day plans told

The city of Churdan will mark Independence Day with Tunes and Treats in the city park. The Churdan public library board and staff will serve ice cream sundaes, brownies and root beer floats starting at 6:30 pm. A free will donation will be accepted, with proceeds going to ongoing programming and operating expenses.

Lane Spieker hits 30th career homer in CAM win over Audubon

(Anita) Four runs in the bottom of the 7th earned CAM a 12-11 home win in baseball over Audubon on Tuesday. Their seventh straight victory moves them to 22-2 on the season. The 8th rated Cougars recovered after coughing up a three run lead in the top of the 7th. Jack Follmann was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring in the game winning run. It was part of a wild final frame which started with Audubon turning an 8-5 deficit into an 11-8 lead in the top of the inning.

Jefferson City Council Moves Forward on Additional Hangar at Airport

The Jefferson City Council met Tuesday night in regular session. The meeting began with three public hearings. The first was on the plans and specifications for a water main improvement project on Russell Street from Highway 4 to the west side of the wastewater treatment plant. The second hearing was on the plans and specifications for the city hall entrance improvement project, which includes a new sidewalk and curb in front of the city hall, along with a new pedestrian ramp and front steps. The third hearing was from an update on the upper story apartment project at 200 East State Street, as part of the process for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The Council then approved all three resolutions following each of the hearings.