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Animal Rescue Of Carroll Annual Drive-Through Dinner Is Monday Night

Animal Rescue of Carroll is having their annual drive-through dinner on Monday at St. John Lutheran Church in Carroll. Karen Schouten with Animal Rescue of Carroll, says the event is open to the public, and she adds they will be providing a unique summertime menu. The event takes place at...
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Exira-EHK school board approves multiple bids for upcoming school year

(Elk Horn) The Exira-EHK school board took care of a number of routine items during their June meeting. Superintendent Trevor Miller says Kids in the Village is up and running inside the school. The Board has formally approved a lease agreement for the daycare. “It opened June 1st and they have around 15 kids. Getting the quirks out, but it’s going well and it’s good. It helps out the community and it’s a good partnership with our district.”
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Phase 11 Streetscape, Rec Center Bids, And Train Horn Mitigation Back On The Agenda For Monday’s Carroll City Council Meeting

The Carroll City Council will review bids for the proposed Carroll Rec Center improvement project, consider moving forward with the final phase of the Downtown Streetscape Project, and more at tomorrow’s (Monday) meeting. One of the first items of business is formal council approval of the hire of Dan Hannasch as Carroll’s next fire chief. His first official day with the city is July 11, and he will be replacing Greg Schreck, who is retiring next month after a 40-year career with the Carroll Fire Department. City Manager Mike Pogge-Weaver says the council will continue a discussion from their previous meeting concerning the end of the Downtown Streetscape project.

Grants will provide funding for downtown housing in Logan, Glenwood and Clarinda

(Area) Grants administered by Southwest Iowa Planning Council will provide funding for housing in the downtowns of Logan, Glenwood, and Clarinda. The City of Clarinda will receive $200,000 to renovate and update two upper-story housing units. The project will include a complete interior overhaul of the second story space at 115 E Main Street, and will provide two of the only quality, updated rental units near the city center. Transforming this underutilized space into residential units will help to highlight the potential for improved quality of affordable living in downtown Clarinda.

The 40th Annual Manilla Rough Riders Chuckwagon Barbecue Open Horse Show Is This Weekend

The 40th annual Manilla Rough Riders Chuckwagon Barbecue and Open Horse Show is this weekend in Manilla. The event takes place on the north edge of Manilla at Rough Riders Arena on Sunday. Entry to the Horse Show begins at 11:00 a.m., with the show starting at 12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Nine events will take place during the show, including junior barrel crawl, spear race, pole bending, barrel race, flag race, and more. The entry fee is three dollars per event or $15 for all of them. Grilled pork and beef sandwiches along with refreshments will be available. Individuals can contact Jay Miller or Dan Schechinger for more information on the event. Those contact points can be found included with this story on our website.

Denison to celebrate its immigrant community in first-ever heritage festival

A western Iowa city will hold its very first Immigrant Heritage Festival tomorrow. People in Denison will get the chance to celebrate the small town’s diverse communities. The festival will feature everything from cultural dances to a parade to the unveiling of the community’s newest mural — a work of local art that reads “Immigration is Beautiful.” The inaugural event will also feature food trucks, performances by high school students and activities for kids.

The CCSD Board Of Education Will Have A Special Meeting On Monday

The Carroll Community School District (CCSD) Board of Education will convene for a special meeting on Monday. Topics on the board’s agenda include approving end-of-year billing, personnel report, considering the addition of entry-level driver training, and more. The meeting beings at noon at Adams Elementary in the board meeting room, and the meeting will be live-streamed over zoom. A link to the full agenda and the meeting link can be found included with this story on our website.

Atlantic and Harlan Split in a Softball Doubleheader

(Harlan) Harlan held off Atlantic in the first game, and the Trojans won the nightcap in a slugfest at Harlan on Thursday night. A storm swept through Atlantic on June 7, halting the game in the top of the fourth between these two Hawkeye Ten Conference rivals. The contest resumed on Thursday night, with Harlan leading 2-1.

Lo-Ma's Downey to play soccer, wrestle at Morningside

(Logan) -- Logan-Magnolia multi-sporter Jacob Downey will continue that lifestyle at the next level with Morningside. The Panthers standout has decided to play soccer and wrestle for the Mustangs. “It just kind of started with wrestling,” Downey told KMA Sports. “I had a couple colleges ask me to start wrestling...

A Staple In Downtown Carroll Is Closing In The Coming Weeks

A staple in downtown Carroll will close its doors in the coming week. Uptown Sporting Goods has been open for 50 years serving Carroll and the surrounding communities. Owner Larry Greteman says the store has been in the family for a long time. Due to the store closing, there will...

Albert Leroy Smith of Manning, formerly of Schaller

Albert Leroy Smith, of Manning, Iowa, formerly from Schaller, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, June 23, 2022. No services will be held at this time. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller is in charge of arrangements.