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JEFFERSON: When the Wild Rose Casino & Resort first reopened in Jefferson about a month ago, a line of 140 people waited to get into the popular regional entertainment venue.

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People are tired of worrying about the new coronavirus, and that — combined with a relatively low number of confirmed infections in Carroll County — is causing many local residents to ignore the advice of health experts about how to stem the spread of it.

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Although Independence Day revelers will have to wait for the return of Templeton’s traditional street dance, games and beer garden, there still will be a lot of boom, crackle and sizzle, plus good food to enjoy on Friday night.

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A modernized Rec Center will feature an expanded gymnasium with an indoor elevated walking track, the most-requested addition in the building for years in local surveys, and an expansion of the pool and revamping of locker rooms and other elements — all designed to collectively give the 1977…

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The Carroll Community School district today approved a renewed three-year contract for Dr. Casey Berlau, who just completed his first year as the district’s superintendent this past school year.

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The Western Iowa Networks (WIN) board of directors recently presented a donation to Kellan’s Kingdom in the amount of $20,000 for the Miracle Field that is planned to be constructed in Carroll.

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Carroll City Council members Monday signed off on the use of $7.61 million in local-option sales tax revenues to fund the majority of a plan for a modernized and expanded Recreation Center, one with a second gym, elevated indoor walking track and extended and updated pool and other enhancements.

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MANNING: With the state and the nation still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, Main Street Manning tried to bring a semblance of normalcy back to residents for Father’s Day.

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Narrowly trailing in recent polls ahead of what is anticipated to be a hotly-contested race in the fall, incumbent Republican Sen. Joni Ernst challenged her Democratic rival Theresa Greenfield to a series of six debates ahead of their November general election matchup.

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Halbur Development Corporation members handed out Mr. Freeze treats and welcomed kids to try out the new JAX Web climbing device as well as the other equipment in the recently renovated playground in the city park when they hosted an open house Thursday evening, June 18.

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced cancellation of a number of Manning celebrations — 137th annual Kinderfest, Party on the Bricks and the Alumni Association’s all-high school reunion.

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A long-term care facility for older residents in Buena Vista County desperately sought nurses and certified nursing assistants last week after several of its residents were infected by the new coronavirus.

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JEFFERSON: Adam Schweers, managing partner and one-third owner of the Court Street LLC development firm — and a former mayor of Carroll — said a Jefferson apartment complex, which his firm plans to name the “Wilson Street Suites,” would feature 12 units in what had been called the “White Apa…

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1:50 a.m. — A traffic stop on a tan 2006 Buick Lucerne in the 500 block of East 18th Street led to the arrest of Chol Ajak, 35, of Carroll, for second-offense operating while intoxicated and driving with a revoked license. 

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The alleged misconduct that led Carroll County’s longtime general assistance director to resign under the threat of termination last month was not “willful or deliberate,” according to an unemployment benefits decision.

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The Halbur Community Development Corporation will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, to showcase new improvements in the city’s park.

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Seven Scranton Manufacturing employees have confirmed coronavirus infections, and six more are self-isolating at home because they are potentially infected, according to company officials.

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Lisa Wagner, a longtime employee of the Carroll County Tresurer’s office, is expected to be named interim treasurer next month when current Treasurer Jean Seidl leaves.