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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.
  • After citizens’ uproar, council kills new housing complex
    Fire Chief Greg Schreck and Police Chief Jeff Cayler —watching closely the 49-person fire-code capacity in the chambers at the Farner Government Building — had to keep at least 10 people waiting in the hallway, unable to enter the meeting Monday night. 
  • Branstad tours Pella
    Innovation and efficiency were highlighted Wednesday afternoon when Gov. Terry Branstad toured Pella Corp. in Carroll. Carroll was the governor’s final stop of the day — he started with an Ash Wednesday service in Des Moines and worked his way through Webster City, Ogden and Jefferson. 
  • Ernst: Home Base Iowa will ‘catch on like wildfire’
    U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, in her first official visit to Greene County, mingled Tuesday in Jefferson with more than 50 veterans and economic-development advocates before participating in a program on Home Base Iowa, a state initiative to recruit returning military men and women. 
  • Ernst tours Quality Machine in Audubon
    Quality Machine of Iowa Inc. dabbles in all the areas covered by freshman Sen. Joni Ernst’s committee assignments — agriculture, small business and armed services. 
  • Ernst consoles father of fallen Coon Rapids soldier
    She then directed her full attention — amid of roomful of veterans and regional economic-development advocates in Jefferson Tuesday afternoon — to Coon Rapids’ David Muhr, the father of the late Shawn Muhr, an American soldier who died in Afghanistan just over four years ago. 
  • Roberts takes hands-on approach with investigations
    Rod Roberts has what he describes as a “breath-taking view” of the state Capitol from his office in the Lucas Building. 
  • Carroll City Council members this week approved design contracts for next year’s street-resurfacing and Corridor of Commerce projects. 
  • Council tables library-remodeling plan
    Carroll City Council members Monday night tabled a proposal to finance a plan for development of a $1.8 million remodeling-and-technology upgrade of the existing Carroll Public Library with no expansion. 
  • Councilman Tom Tait, who has been leading an effort to jump-start a Carroll Public Library-improvement plan, said Sunday he has at least five votes to approve funding for a study to remodel the current library. 
  • The Carroll Chamber of Commerce will host its first state legislative forum at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Adams Elementary School cafeteria. 
  • 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. 
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