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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.
  • Carroll City officials have posted a maximum-occupancy sign of 49 people for the council chambers in the Farner Government Building. 
  • A letter to city hall from former Carroll City Councilman R.W. Collison raising the specter of fallout from a potential fire or terrorist attack on a crowded Carroll Public Library has prompted officials to immediately enforce the full extent of the fire code at the lending institution. 
  • Greg Nath, who has been parks and recreation director for Perry since 2007, was hired Wednesday night as Lake City's new city administrator. 
  • Two Audubon librarians and three library trustees quit their posts last month after library leaders voted to reinstate Gail Richardson as public library director, a job she held for 27 years before she retired in November. 
  • City Council appoints new member amid hiring flap
    City leaders used a blind questionnaire Wednesday to appoint a new city councilman to replace one who resigned last month when he was hired as the city administrator but was fired a week later amid residents' complaints. 
  • Carroll Council will send lazy river project to August vote
    Carroll City Council plans to send a roughly $1.3 million Carroll Family Aquatic Center expansion project - specifically a long lazy river - to voters in an Aug. 5 special election. 
  • Branstad signs Home Base Iowa Act into law
    Gov. Terry E. Branstad, joined by Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Monday signed the Home Base Iowa Act into law at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. In addition, Branstad signed Senate File 2352 providing an additional homestead credit for disabled veterans. 
  • 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. 
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