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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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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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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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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.

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City of Carroll voters can cast ballots Sept. 8 on a $5.9 million debt-financing plan that’s central to deciding whether the city will have 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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Voters in the City of Carroll could determine the fate of the local-option sales tax and a $13.38 million renovation and expansion of the Recreation Center on a September ballot if a consensus among council members on sending the measures to the public holds.

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Carroll could have a modernized and expanded Recreation Center by October 2022, one with a second gym, elevated indoor walking track and extended and updated pool and other enhancements, if voters approve two measures in September generating $13.38 million for the project.

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Carroll County’s long-time general assistance director — who was in charge of doling out money to people who are desperate to pay rent, utilities and other vital needs — resigned under the threat of termination for violating the rules of that program, according to county officials.

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A $1.6 million resurfacing and milling project is expected to be completed this year on West Street from Seventh Street to 18th Street and on Grant Road from just north of the Middle Raccoon River bridge to the Union Pacific Railroad lines.

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Carroll city officials are preparing for the opening of the city’s outdoor pool, the Carroll Family Aquatic Center, on Friday, May 29. But there likely will be restrictions on the number of people who can enter, and perhaps temporary rules requiring patrons to show a City of Carroll driver’s…

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There were more than 1,200 absentee ballot requests in Carroll County as of last week — which was the start of early voting for the June primary election — and almost all of them were by mail.

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Restaurants and retail stores in 77 of Iowa’s 99 counties that were ordered to close or to operate under significant restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic are allowed to reopen today at “50 percent of normal operating capacity,” Gov. Kim Reynolds announced early this week.

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Under the governor’s staged guidelines, Carroll City officials will open the Carroll Recreation Center Friday and the new public library Monday with limited access.

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JCPenney’s insurance company is suing the city of Carroll for more than $250,000 for the damage a water main break caused to the downtown store in January 2018.

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State officials will ease a ban on elective medical procedures starting next week, and Gov. Kim Reynolds said today she would reveal on Monday her plans "about reopening Iowa" during the coronavirus pandemic.

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No one filed nomination paperwork to run for county supervisor for District 1, which encompasses roughly the southern half of Carroll.

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WASHINGTON: Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) joined Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and 28 members of Congress on a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to take immediate action to assist pork producers and maintain th…

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The new coronavirus outbreak is expected to increase county expenses and lessen its income at a time when county leaders already are overseeing two multi-million-dollar projects to build a new jail and optimize emergency communications.

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For Suzy Danner, serving Glidden the last 31 years, including the last 10 as city clerk/city administrator, was a nearly picture-perfect career.

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In light of the latest data showing the potential deadly toll of the coronavirus pandemic in Iowa, businesswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield is calling for Iowa to join states across the nation in issuing a statewide stay-at-home order to protect the health and safety of Iowans.

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DES MOINES: In a continuing campaign to encourage Iowans to vote by mail in the June 2 primary to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, the office of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate will mail an absentee ballot request form to every active registered voter in the state.

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State Rep. Brian Best, R-Glidden, says Gov. Kim Reynolds is making the right decision on what likely will be the biggest judgment call of her public life in not issuing a statewide shelter-in-place order as some other neighboring states have in efforts to mitigate the global coronavirus outbreak.

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Hunters who prefer to buy their licenses from the County Recorder's office should call to buy them soon, given the coronavirus outbreak that prompted county offices to close to the public and to temporarily reduce their staff.

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Looking to assist a Carroll business community officials describe as facing “untold stresses” from the economic fallout of coronavirus, Carroll City Council members are expected to take the unprecedented step Thursday of making $100,000 available for grants to local businesses of up to $5,000 each.