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  • 2 key local foundations seek grant applications
    Iowa Savings Bank, trustee of the Warren H. Timmerman Charitable Trust and the Gilbert and Barbara Renze Foundation, has announced the grant cycles for 2015 for qualified charitable endeavors. 
  • MINK League Welcome
    On a sunny, humid Wednesday night that very much fit the stereotype of a Midwestern summer, the Carroll Merchants began their inaugural season in a setting that best exemplifies what is possible with their brand of baseball. 
  • Branstad reappoints Roberts to key state post
    Gov. Terry Branstad Monday reappointed Rod Roberts, a former state legislator from Carroll, as director of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, an agency with a vast reach in regulating much of life in Iowa, from nursing homes and restaurants to casinos and grocery stores. 
  • Trailer house murder site burns in arson
    Someone set fire last week to the trailer house where a Glidden woman and her adult son were beaten and stabbed to death last year, according to the town’s fire chief. 
  • Small bar aims high on Coon Rapids’ Main Street
    Chuck’s Place, the small home-town bar that has been a steady presence in Coon Rapids’ downtown for nearly two decades, will be moving soon from its Fifth Avenue location to a new home at 512 Main St. 
  • Historical Society calendars feature county’s cities, ghost towns
    A two-year calendar from the Carroll County Historical Society is loaded with photos and history on a farming area that was part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. 
  • Museum to begin summer season with new ‘Under the Chandelier’ feature
    Carroll County Historical Society will kick off its museum summer season Tuesday, May 26, with a new display feature:  “Under the Chandelier.” 
  • Carroll man to plead guilty to federal crimes, avoid prison
    A 35-year-old Carroll man who managed military contracts in Afghanistan and later illegally worked as a highly paid consultant for one of the contracted companies will plead guilty to at least one federal charge next month, court records show. 
  • The moustachioed mayor
    Mayor Harvey Dales is up before the sunshine. He makes his way to Deb’s Corner Cafe, located at the northeast corner of Fourth and Main. Two large coffee pots sit on the counter above a shelf lined with stacks of heavy navy blue mugs. A mirror covers the wall behind the low counter, reflecting the high-backed booths that line the opposite side of the restaurant. 
  • American Legion: City’s police chief appointment violated veterans law
    Audubon’s failure to post public notice of its police chief job opening violated a state law that gives military veterans an advantage for municipal jobs, according to the American Legion of Iowa. 
  • ‘The rumor mill needs to stop’
    Those who seek to undermine the Audubon City Council need to “get out of the way” so it can tackle a financial crisis that threatens to bankrupt the town, Councilman Jason Hocker said in a lengthy admonishment on Monday. 
  • Feldmann & Company CPA’s recently released an audit report on the City of Carroll, showing, among other things, that the city collected $1.6 million through a combination of the hotel-motel and local-option sales taxes last fiscal year. 
  • Bids on a new gym and secured entrance at Fairview Elementary came in high because the construction companies received incorrect numbers from a subcontractor, Carroll Community School District Superintendent Rob Cordes told board members during a special meeting Friday night. 
  • The Carroll County Democratic Party will host a forum for national and statewide Democratic leaders and presidential hopefuls at the Carroll football stadium in July. 
  • Parched
    If you can believe the NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, climate change is going to be worse on Iowa than previously forecast. 
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