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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 Council members Monday approved an action plan for work at the Recreation Center and Merchants Park, as well as other initiatives. 
  • The Audubon City Council — which has endured a barrage of criticism from residents at its regularly scheduled meetings since its illegal vote to fire its then-city clerk in January — voted 4-1 Monday to cut the number of those meetings by half and start 90 minutes earlier. 
  • Emergency vehicles rushing to calls — from law-enforcement cars to fire trucks to ambulances — will turn traffic signals green more quickly at one of the busiest intersections in Carroll under a measure the Carroll City Council approved Monday night. 
  • Carroll’s Clausen inducted into Iowa League of Cities Hall of Fame
    The Iowa League of Cities presented multiple awards to Carroll city officials during the League’s Annual Conference and Exhibit in Council Bluffs. 
  • A capital-improvement plan for the city includes $5 million in streets repair in a wide swath of Carroll in the next five years. 
  • The Audubon City Council is expected to reduce its regularly scheduled meetings to once each month and start 90 minutes earlier than usual, a change that drew criticism from several residents Monday night. 
  • Fifty-six percent of respondents to a survey this fall say they are pleased with the “overall direction” of the city of Carroll. 
  • 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. 
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