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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.
  • 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. 
  • A move to scale back the number of Audubon City Council meetings to one night each month - to the first Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. - failed Monday night when the three council members present failed to vote unanimously to approve it. 
  • Carroll City Council members Monday night approved a $1.8 million water-well expansion project aimed at eliminating the need for usage restrictions like the long-running one in place. 
  • Advocates of extending the Carroll Public Library east better not read the 1,040-page "War and Peace" before making their case. They have just weeks to sell the idea before if collides with imminent street construction. 
  • Carroll City Council members Monday signed off on the application for up to $125,000 in state funding for a planned city trails system. 
  • Dave Wiederstein, the Atlantic attorney who since January has worked as Audubon's interim city attorney, was hired permanently for the job by a 4-1 city council vote on Monday. 
  • Carroll city officials say a $772,000 road-and-landscape project will continue south on Court Street to the one-block section between Fourth Street and Fifth Street - even as some library advocates say a proposal to expand the lending facility into that area remains a viable proposition. 
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