Elliott, IA

Mark "Curly" Carlton, age 55, Griswold

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at Please wear your Iowa Hawkeye or Chicago Cubs attire to the Community Building, to help celebrate Curly's life.
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Shen officials stress fireworks ordinance obedience

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah officials urge cooperation from residents this 4th of July weekend when it comes to fireworks. Under the city's ordinance, fireworks are allowed July 1-3 until 10 p.m. and July 4th until 11 p.m. City officials explored limiting fireworks shootings to July 4 because of numerous complaints over loud noises beyond the legal hours. But, the Shenandoah City Council opted to leave the current ordinance as is. Shenandoah Police Chief Josh Gray is among those reviewing proposed changes earlier this year. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program earlier this week, Gray estimated his department received up to 50 complaint calls regarding fireworks as of Thursday...
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Carson and Griswold awarded DNR Derelict Building Grants

(Area) The DNR Derelict Building Grant Program awarded grants to two southwest Iowa communities. The DNR Derelict Building Grant Program was instituted by statute to help rural communities with populations of 5,000 or less remove environmental hazards, improve community appearance and minimize costs by recycling and reusing building materials through deconstruction or renovation of abandoned, derelict buildings.

Iowans Are Asked To Attend Funeral For WWII Veteran With Only One Relative

(Shenandoah, IA) — Iowans are encouraged to attend next week’s funeral for a World War Two veteran who’s only living relative is on the East Coast. Hugh Bell of Shenandoah died June Second at age 98. Bell’s only relative is a nephew in Warwick, Rhode Island, so Iowa Funeral Directors Association manager Taylor Teags wants as many people as possible at Bell’s funeral. Bell was drafted into the Army in 1943, earned his pilot’s wings and an officer’s commission in 1944, and trained pilots in the A-20 and A-26 light bombers. The graveside service for Bell will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery at Eleven A-M on July Eighth and will include military honors conducted by the Shenandoah American Legion Color Guard.

Atlantic Area Chamber Ambassadors visit the Trojan Sport Locker

(Atlantic, Iowa) – The Atlantic Chamber Ambassadors met with Rolly Parrott and Bryant Rasmussen on Thursday, June 30th, 2022, to learn about the Trojan Sports Locker. The Trojan Sports Locker is located in a storage building next to the Parks & Recreation office. Rolly Parrott, the visionary behind the Locker, shared he started the Locker to help students in the Atlantic School District have the proper equipment to participate in sports, without having to worry about the cost.

A's roll to dominant win over Jefferson City

(Clarinda) -- The Clarinda A’s rolled to a 10-1 win over Jefferson City on Thursday. Will Walsh hit a home run among two hits and drove in two, and Max Petersen added a hit and drove in three. Conagher Sands also had two hits and two RBI, and Jared Anderson finished with a two-hit game for the A’s.

KMAland Baseball (6/30): Sweeps for Creston, LC, Clarinda/Harlan split

(KMAland) -- Lewis Central stayed hot in a sweep of Shenandoah, Clarinda and Harlan split, Missouri Valley edged Tri-Center and much more from Thursday’s KMAland baseball slate. HAWKEYE TEN CONFERENCE. Lewis Central 25 Shenandoah 0. The Titans offense totaled 16 hits in the win. Devin Nailor went deep as...

Tarkio Tech offering theater workshops to area students

(Tarkio) -- A pair of upcoming theater workshops are scheduled to come to KMAland. July 26-29 and August 1-5, Tarkio Tech will be hosting the workshops in Tarkio and Shenandoah respectively. The events return after being put on hold last year. John Davis, President of Tarkio Tech, says that students will get the opportunity to improve their theatrical skill set.

Party Like Its 1999 at the Fireside Lounge

(Sponsored) The Fireside Lounge is gonna party like it’s 1999! Mark and Scott have owned the Fireside since 99, so they’re going to be offering 1999 prices, like $1.75 domestic and wells. Plus, a pot luck will be happening so bring a dish to share or just come and enjoy. It’s gonna be a blast from the past with a contest for the best 90’s attire. Plus, jam out with Chris Jones playing your favorites. All this is going on Friday, July 15th from 5-10pm at the 1999 party at the Fireside Lounge in Atlantic. A great place to relax.

Marvin Penning, 79, Nebraska City

Visitation Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church - Nebr. City. Memorials: St. Mary's Catholic Church - Nebr. City or Lourdes Central Catholic School - Nebr. City. Notes: Military Honors will be conducted at the church following the Mass. Condolences may be left at

All Roads Lead Home

The Red Oak community held its annual Junction Days celebration this past weekend. Numerous events took place, including the annual Junction Days parade on Saturday morning. Pictured above, Junction Days Grand Marshal Sharon Bradley waves to the crowd.

Sand releases audit report on city of Clarinda

(Clarinda) -- The State Auditor's Office released its audit report on the city of Clarinda Thursday. According to State Auditor Rob Sand's report, the city's receipts totaled over $16.8 million for the year ending June 30, 2021 -- a 75% increase over the prior year. Additionally, disbursements were up 91% totaling roughly $15 million. According to the report, the significant increase in receipts and disbursements is primarily due to sewer revenue bond proceeds and disbursements for the city's sewer system and street improvement projects.

Red Oak board approves track resurfacing

(Red Oak) -- The Red Oak School District's track is receiving a new coat of structural spray coating later this month. At its regular meeting this week, the Red Oak School Board unanimously approved the bid from Midwest Tennis and Track Company out of Denison for $82,000 to apply the structural spray to the racing surface. The board received a second bid from Upper Midwest Athletic Construction out of Minnesota for around $101,000. Red Oak Superintendent Ron Lorenz says while the Midwest Tennis and Track proposal came in under the engineer's estimate of $85,000, the bid met all requirements.

Audubon baseball to get postseason rolling against Stanton on Saturday

(Audubon) KSOM will bring you a district baseball doubleheader on the air Saturday. Game one features Audubon opposing Stanton. Coon Rapids-Bayard hosts AHSTW in the nightcap. Audubon coach Matt Wilder got a chance to scout Stanton on Thursday night when they beat Logan-Magnolia 9-4. “They are good. They hit the ball well. They squared it up a few times and had a couple of doubles. They put the ball in play, they didn’t strike out a lot, and they got walked a bunch too. I know both teams weren’t throwing their #1’s by any means, but they looked pretty solid.”