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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.
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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...

BOOM!: Hawks rout Fort Dodge twice, close in on repeat conference crown

The Ankeny baseball team is heading into Thursday’s showdown at fifth-ranked Ankeny Centennial on a roll. The Hawks routed visiting Fort Dodge twice in a CIML Iowa Conference doubleheader on Wednesday. They posted a 17-1 victory in four innings in the opener, then completed the sweep with an 11-1 triumph in five innings.

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.

Ankeny looks to regroup after Dodgers sweep twinbill to keep title hopes alive

The Ankeny softball team had a lot to play for on Wednesday against defending state champion Fort Dodge. But so did the third-ranked Dodgers. Fort Dodge won both games of a doubleheader at No. 9 Ankeny to keep its CIML Iowa Conference title hopes alive. The Dodgers posted an 8-2 victory in the opener, then completed the sweep with an 11-0 win in five innings.
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Iowa law enforcement officers are launching a special traffic enforcement program as we approach the holiday weekend. State Trooper Paul Gardner is a public resource officer based in Fort Dodge and says this Independence Day is expected to break travel records, so the roads will be very busy. Gardner says, “We will be out watching for drunk drivers and working the roads hard to make sure everyone’s obeying the speed limit, everyone’s buckled in, people aren’t distracted by a cell phone while they’re driving.”

Jefferson Police Chief Goes Over Consequences If Illegal Fireworks Are Shot Off

As the 4th of July holiday approaches, Jefferson residents are reminded that consumer fireworks are illegal to shoot off within city limits. Police Chief Mark Clouse talks about the consequences if an officer finds you shooting off any fireworks that make an “explosive” noise without a previously approved permit to do so by the city council.

The Newly Renovated Centennial Restaurant in Jefferson to Open Tuesday

The wait is almost over for one Jefferson-based restaurant that has undergone extensive renovations. The Centennial at 100 East State Street will officially open on Tuesday. Restaurateur Sara Ostrander tells Raccoon Valley Radio she will offer homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts and she will have a rotating menu. “Things...

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.

Grand Junction Fire and Rescue to Serve Fundraising Meal

There will be a fundraising meal happening this weekend in Greene County for a worthy cause. The Grand Junction Fire and Rescue Departments are hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday. From 6-10am, everyone is invited to enjoy all you can eat pancakes, sausage patties and eggs, along with milk, orange juice and coffee will be available. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids over five years old and those five and under can eat for free.

Thursday’s Live And Local Concert Will Feature Aged Spirits

The Carroll Chamber of Commerce and Artwork Studio are partnering to create more fun during the Live and Local concert series. Artworks Studio will host the first sidewalk art festival during Thursday’s live concert. Owner of Artworks Studio, Laura Comito, says “The Live and Local concerts are such a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to gather and listen to great music. I wanted to bring a creative element to the concert event by hosting a sidewalk art festival. My hope is that the street art festival will become an annual event for Carroll.” The concert series brings community members together for an evening of music and fun. Coolers and lawn chairs are welcome, and the concert is free and open to the public. Preforming this Thursday is Aged Spirits in Carroll’s downtown central business district.

Muller; standout high school weightlifter

15-year-old Bella Muller is already shining on one of the biggest stages as she excels in weightlifting. Muller has competed in multiple events including the USA Olympic Weightlifting Youth Nationals (held at her club in Carroll in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), the USA Olympic Weightlifting Youth Nationals competition in Detroit in 2021, and the same competition this weekend in Las Vegas.

THE EARLY LEAD: A call for local and diverse opinions

Nostalgia can be a double-edged sword at times. The opinion section of a newspaper used to be the place. The spot where you could find the best debate, the most outlandish ideas and a place where you could find calm. Sadly, the Jefferson Herald opinion section is a shell of...

Local band Through the Darkness wins award of excellence from Iowa Motion Picture Association

Having recently been recognized by the Iowa Motion Picture Association for their music video Saving Silhouettes, Iowa band Through the Darkness is raising a bit of dust. The band consists of Tyler Gathercoal, the drummer and manager, Kristopher Gathercoal, a lyricists, bass player, and artistic director, Andrew Gathercoal, a vocalist, Chaz Wessels, a guitarists and songwriter, Justin Saffell, a guitarist and graphic artist, and Cameron Stevens, a vocalist.