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  • Moving (a) home
    Tyler Quandt tailed his new house for about 15 miles on county roads and highways last week as it crept to its

    new spot on the southwest side of Carroll. 
  • The new year is expected to be big for one of Carroll’s more visible and highly trafficked intersections. 
  • Judges: murderer did not request attorney
    A 23-year-old Early man who cut and stabbed his mother 88 times, strangled her with a belt and bashed her head with a large glass bottle did not clearly request an attorney before he confessed to the crime, and his conviction — and his sentence of life in prison — will stand, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled this week. 
  • A 39-year-old Carroll man was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine this week after a Montgomery County deputy sheriff spied a “green leafy material” on the man’s shirt during a traffic stop, according to court records.

    Brian Louis Reinart was stopped while driving a vehicle on U.S. Highway 71 about 1:50 a.m. just north of Villisca for an unspecified traffic violation. 
  • Tait: Carroll ‘plant closings’ could confound streets-shop plan

    Beware the best-laid plans. That’s Councilman Tom Tait’s message to his colleagues on a proposed new streets-maintenance facility. The 2nd Ward councilman is concerned that earmarking local-option sales-tax dollars for construction of the estimated $3 million facility — slated for 2016 — will lock the city into a project it can’t escape should economic indicators turn south in Carroll.

  • Lawyer: Carroll woman at fault for McDonald’s fall, injuries
    A 62-year-old Carroll woman who filed a lawsuit last month against the local McDonald’s owner after she fell on a slick floor at the restaurant last year should have avoided the fall by walking a different path, a McDonald’s lawyer wrote in a request to dismiss the lawsuit. 
  • Segebart: Interstates 80, 35 in Iowa should be toll roads
    State Sen. Mark Segebart, R-Vail, Monday night offered a solution to improve Iowa’s roads-and-bridges budget: turn the interstate into toll roads. 
  • Parks and Recreation Director Jack Wardell Monday told the Carroll City Council that the Recreation Center would have a new north entrance giving members around-the-clock access to the fitness area under a construction plan slated for next fiscal year. 
  • Siemann: Connect downtown to Sauk Trail
    Councilwoman Carolyn Siemann Monday night proposed adding $80,000 to the city’s $27.5 million, five-year capital-improvement plan for a recreational trail linking the Main Street connection with the Sauk Rail Trail to downtown Carroll. 
  • Carroll City Council members have unanimously agreed to fund a $27,300 library-improvement study, a project that the Omaha, Nebraska, firm of BCDM plans to start at the beginning of 2015 to determine whether to renovate the existing library or expand it. 
  • Man who abused child relative suffers from fetishism
    A 73-year-old rural Glidden man who pleaded guilty Monday to a felony sex abuse charge for forcing a child to touch his penis is obsessive-compulsive and is sexually aroused by unspecified inanimate objects, according to court records. 
  • ‘A commitment they made’
    A faded photo, 70 years old, shows a young man and woman, faces bright, beaming. 
  • Manning fire department operating out of new station
    The shield of the Manning Volunteer Fire Department stands out proudly on the sides of three sets of custom-built lockers under the bright lights of the city’s new 10,400-square-foot emergency services building. 
  • Scranton city officials Friday reluctantly began the process of moving forward following the sudden death two days before of Mayor Rodney Walker. 
  • Relay for Life team determined  to make a ‘strike’ against cancer
    For nearly 15 years now, Team Heithoff has been making its “strike” against cancer at the Relay for Life in Carroll County. 
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