Carroll County,

Carroll Woman Arrested For Allegedly Taking Money From Casey’s Cash Register

A Carroll woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing money out of a cash register. The Carroll Police Department reports they responded to the Casey’s Store in the 600 block of W. U.S. Highway 30 at approximately 11:54 a.m. Twenty-three-year-old Ashley Anne Wiederien was arrested and charged with fifth-degree theft. As of Monday morning, she remained in custody at the Carroll County jail.
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Carroll Man Arrested After Multi-County Police Pursuit

(Fort Dodge, IA) — Authorities say a 39-year-old Carroll man has been arrested for a police pursuit that crossed several counties Friday. Nickolas Down was taken into custody when the chase ended near Fort Dodge. The Iowa State Patrol executed a pit maneuver to stop him. The Patrol says the chase starting in Carroll County and reached speeds of around 100 miles an hour. Deputies from Carroll, Calhoun, and Webster counties joined the Iowa State Patrol in the chase. Downs was wanted on a Carroll County warrant for domestic abuse and contempt of court. Charges connected to the chase are pending.
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Guthrie County,

Weekend ATV Rollover in Guthrie County Results in Severe Injuries, Possible Charges

A Marion man suffered severe injuries from a rollover crash in Guthrie County over the weekend. According to the Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office, 48-year-old Jeffery Barth was traveling northbound around the 260th block of Lost Trail at 8:50pm Saturday. Barth took a left-hand curve too fast, as he lost traction of a Polaris All-Terrain Vehicle, as it launched off of the gravel road and into the east ditch, overturned and Barth was ejected from the vehicle. Barth suffered severe internal injuries from blunt force trauma. He was taken to Guthrie County Hospital by Panora EMS.
Grand Junction,

Water Boil Advisory for Portion of Grand Junction

A water boil advisory has been issued for a portion of Grand Junction in Greene County. According to the City, a water main break was reported overnight as crews with the Grand Junction Utility Company are continuing to repair the issue. However, the break has caused properties north of the railroad tracks to be under a boil advisory until further notice. Businesses such as the 30-Yard-Line and the food service area of Casey’s General Store have temporarily closed until water service is restored.
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Jeanne A. Lawler

Jeanne A. Lawler, 93, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Ogden. Father Timothy Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Ogden. Visitation will be prior to services, starting at 9:00 a.m., at the Church on Thursday. For online obituaries & condolences visit:
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Marion man injured in an ATV accident in Guthrie County

(Guthrie Co.) A Marion man was injured in an ATV accident in Guthrie County. The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office says 48-year-old Jeffery Barth was traversing a left hand curve, traveling generally northbound in the 260th block of Lost Trail, and was driving too fast for the curve. The ATV lost traction on the gravel surface, entered the east ditch at a high rate of speed, launched off the roadway into the ditch, overturned and ejected Barth. The ATV came to rest facing west in the ditch with Barth lying next to it near the fence line.
Elk Horn,

New ChargePoint® vehicle charging station in Elk Horn

ELK HORN -- Travelers driving hybrid and electric vehicles between Omaha and Des Moines on Interstate 80 can unplug and recharge at the same time by hopping off the interstate at exit 54 and taking a short drive north on the Western Skies Scenic Byway to the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn.

Linda Wempe of Carroll

Linda Wempe, age 60, of Carroll died Friday, June 11, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday June 18, 2021 at Sharp Funeral Home and The Sharp Center in Carroll. Funeral arrangements...

Area Softball Teams went 2-8 on Monday, Aud, AWV Win, Carroll Plays Well in Loss

Carroll learned on Monday night that they can play with the best in the state and can win as well. The Tigers fell to the top ranked Huskies but had the tying run in scoring position in the bottom 7th. They hung tough all game even after Jena Young hit a home run on the second pitch of the game. Winterset left two runners on in the 1st inning, scored two more runs in the 2nd but couldn’t stretch together hits against Camryn Schable after that and the Tiger defense was outstanding behind her. The Tigers rallied in the 2nd when Parker Adams was hit-by-a-pitch and Brielle Hinners walked. Makalie Kofron hit a shot back up the middle to score both players and Carroll was down 1 after two innings. The Tigers threatened again in the 3rd when Schable tripled with 1 out but Thea Banning battled out of trouble and Winterset held on to the lead. Both Banning and Schable were outstanding with runners on base as Carroll left 5 on base and Winterset stranded 8 on base. The Huskies had runners on 1st and 3rd in the 5th but Schable was able to get a fly out to Brielle Hinners in left. Hinners made several nice running catches. Bailey Acton of Winterset stole several hits from Carroll at 3rd base making 4-5 really good plays on hard hit balls. Brielle Hinners had a one out single up the middle for Carroll and stole 2nd base but with two outs but Carroll couldn’t push the tying run across.

Entire Listening Area Designated In Moderate Drought Stage By U.S. Drought Monitor

As of this (Monday) morning, all of the counties in the Carroll Broadcasting listening area have been classified by the U.S. Drought Monitor as having entered moderate drought conditions (D1). Since last week, the number of counties in extremely dry to severe drought conditions has risen by almost 27 percent. At the moderate drought stage, soybeans begin to abort pods and corn test weights struggle while grasses brown and more grass fires occur. Water levels in ponds are declining as well. The southern portion of the state remains classified as either abnormally dry or with no impact while the extreme northwestern corner has entered severe drought conditions with a D2 classification. Forecasters are expressing concerns that this week’s abnormally warm temperatures and a lack of precipitation in the long-term outlook may create worsening drought conditions across Iowa and the rest of the Midwest. The state and national summary of conditions from the Drought Monitor can be found by following the link included below.

Guthrie Center City Council to Consider a Road Agreement for Iowa DOT

The Guthrie Center City Council will meet tonight. The Council will consider for approval an agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation for maintenance and repair of primary roads, a contract with Region XII Council of Governments for a geographic information system (GIS), and a contract and grant application to the Iowa Economic Development Authority for the recently received Community Development Block Grant for a water main project on Highway 44. Finally, the Council will review an open house celebration for the new bathhouse renovation project on June 19th, as well as reviewing the city wide clean up event on June 16th.

City Of Carroll Is “Firmly” Recommending Water Conservation As Dry Conditions Continue

The City of Carroll is urging residents to monitor and limit water consumption wherever they can as extremely dry conditions continue throughout the region. City Manager, Mike Pogge-Weaver, is reporting that the city’s water supply aquifer has lowered almost 11 feet in the last 38 days while water consumption within the community reached record usage levels over the past week. He says the average daily water use is around 1.17 million gallons. On June 8, more than 2.68 million gallons were pumped, as compared to the all-time peak of just shy of 2.42 million gallons pumped on July 15, 2005. The city’s water conservation policy calls for a drought contingency plan to be implemented when the aquifer falls to a level of 86 feet below ground surface; a level the community is nearing with the aquifer measured at 72.75 feet below ground surface on Thursday, June 10. The city is suggesting residents fix leaking faucets and toilets and report any leaks or broken pipes immediately. They urge everyone to monitor their water bill for unusually high usage, which could indicate a hidden leak; to reduce water with shortened showers and only washing dishes or clothes when there is a full load and to reduce lawn watering to two days per week and in the cooler parts of the day. Restrictions will come into play if that aquifer level reaches the tripping point. Anyone with questions can contact the city at 792-1000.

Bell Tower Festival’s Mission Impossible is Possible

The post-pandemic Bell Tower Festival in Jefferson was deemed a success by the organizers. The event began Friday evening with the opening ceremonies and honoring this year’s Tower of Fame award winners, who were also the grand marshalls for Saturday’s parade. Jefferson High School graduate of 1979 and the President and CEO of the Food Bank of Iowa Michelle Book and a 1965 Jefferson High School graduate who led the State Historical Society for six years Tom Morain. His wife Vikki accepted the award on Tom’s behalf after he passed away last year.