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“It’s all a lot of baloney. It’s all unfounded.”<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->~Carroll County Supervisor <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Gene Meiners
“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.
  • This wasn't the first time Patrick Gray had approached the Carroll County Supervisors. 
  • Bye, bye, petting zoo?
    A set of long-standing federal regulations that have been overlooked for years may lead to the closing of the petting zoo at Swan Lake State Park, a popular spot for kids and their parents just southeast of Carroll. 
  • Greene County casino deserves state approval, says candidate for Governor
    Democratic candidate for governor Jack Hatch says state regulators should provide an "open market" and a "chance" for Iowa communities to develop casinos - and not analyze the effects on existing gaming complexes when making calls on licensing. 
  • Council scraps proposal to change meetings
    A push by some Audubon City Council members to scale back their bimonthly meetings to one Wednesday each month at 5:30 p.m. - which some residents said would erode their ability to attend and hold their elected officials accountable - is dead for now, interim City Attorney David Wiederstein confirmed this morning. 
  • Council shelves library lease option
    Carroll City Council members deadlocked Monday night with a 3-3 vote for setting a public hearing on a proposed lease for a new public library at the Carroll Depot Business Center. 
  • Leasing space in the Depot Business Center will not cost the city an additional $23 million in library operations over the course of 20 years, despite Greg Siemann's newspaper advertisements to the contrary, said Carroll Public Library director Kelly Fischbach. 
  • Council fires city clerk after long public battle
    Lora Hansen spent her last hours at City Hall this morning - where she had worked for more than 30 years - typing a recap of Wednesday's special City Council meeting in which she was fired. 
  • Audubon City Council members plan to interview candidates and appoint one to replace longtime City Clerk Lora Hansen in a special meeting set for Wednesday. 
  • Engineers recommend the City of Carroll close its Maple Street railroad crossing as part of efforts to reduce train horn noise. 
  • Prompted by renewed complaints about vehicles parked in yards - ranging from cars to boats to campers - the Carroll City Council is considering a parking ban. 
  • Councilman hired, fired as city administrator
    City leaders fired their new city administrator Monday - a week after they hired him - amid backlash from residents who claimed the man was not properly vetted. 
  • Carroll County Supervisors, working with local and state experts, will determine how best to use vast amount of new information on flood plains in the county. 
  • A veteran library consultant selected and given a larger contract with the urging of Councilwoman Carolyn Siemann says the city should sign a proposed lease arrangement with Badding Construction for library services instead of adding on to current lending space in the Farner Government Building. 
  • Absentee voting is underway for City of Carroll voters on a referendum for $1.355 million of the $1.665 million estimated cost to add a lazy river and associated improvements at the Family Aquatic Center. 
  • City leaders expanded their expectations of the Audubon city clerk Monday when they approved a job description that requires the clerk to be an economic-development leader, state and federal grant writer and city website maintainer, in addition to numerous other day-to-day responsibilities that include bookkeeper and personnel manager and the annual job of preparing the city's budget. 
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