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“It’s all a lot of baloney. It’s all unfounded.”

~Carroll County Supervisor

Gene Meiners
A juvenile detention center in Cherokee supported by Carroll County is on probation for a month because it kept a 17-year-old boy in leg restraints for nearly 48 hours and locked up in solitary confinement for nearly a week.
  • City Council members in Lake City voted to fire their most-recent city administrator Wednesday just days before his three-month probationary employment period ended.

     
  • The chorus of sirens that sound at noon each weekday in Audubon are an unnecessary annoyance that will be scaled back to once each month, city council members decided Monday. 
  • The City of Carroll hopes to have a plan within weeks allowing customers for municipal utilities — water and sewer and garbage — to pay bills using credit cards, and possibly create online accounts that allow for tracking of water usage and charges.

     
  • Carroll residents may disagree about whether to expand or renovate or build a new public library. 
  • Glidden double-murder trial delayed months
    The first-degree murder trial of the man accused of brutally killing a woman and her adult son four months ago in Glidden is now set for February, according to court records. 
  • Glidden-Ralston teachers encouraged to foster curiosity
    What if? The core of teaching is asking what is possible — and the answer should evolve every year, 2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau, told faculty of the Glidden-Ralston Community School District at a professional-development meeting during the first week of school. 
  • Alleged flagpole thief arrested again
    A man who had agreed to plead guilty to stealing more than 500 metal flagpoles from the Carroll American Legion on Memorial Day weekend to sell for scrap skipped a plea hearing this month and on the same day broke into a business and stole $200 and sunglasses, court records allege. 
  • Carroll City Councilwoman Carolyn Siemann said the next year in local government should be one of focus on significantly improving the Carroll Recreation Center. 
  • When the swimming season begins next summer, Lake City residents will be diving into a new outdoor pool.

    The City Council voted 3-0 Monday night to award contract to build a new pool to Sande Construction of Humboldt. 
  • Carroll voters sink lazy river with a big 'no'
    Voters in the City of Carroll Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to use debt financing for $1.355 million of the $1.665 million estimated cost to add a lazy river and associated improvements at the Family Aquatic Center. 
  • Carroll City Council members Monday night approved a $324,000 contract with JEO Consulting, an engineering firm with a Carroll office, for services involved in development of an expanded water supply in Carroll. 
  • A neighbors' spat could lead city officials to adopt a law that requires residents to be less noisy at night. 
  • Branstad announces plan to boost Iowa’s quality of life
    Gov. Terry Branstad Monday unveiled IowaNEXT, an initiative aimed at creating more recreational and cultural opportunities in Iowa. 
  • A trail spur connecting downtown Carroll with the Sauk Rail Trail emerged as a highly popular element of a proposed full-city trails plan at a recent public meeting. 
  • The Carroll County Board of Supervisors approved a 2.25 percent salary increase for county employees Monday, which is in effect for fiscal year 2015. 
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