Growing up in a town in northeast Iowa, Rob Sand remembers hearing the nervous whispers throughout the community when a local storefront shuttered.
County leaders plan to spend about $150,000 to fix a bridge north of Lidderdale that was damaged this past spring when the North Raccoon River flooded.
County leaders are set to auction about 114 acres of land just north of Carroll next month to help pay for a $5 million upgrade to the county’s aging radio communications system.
On blustery winter days, Carroll residents now have 24 hours to clear their sidewalks before being fined, according to an updated snow-removal policy approved by the Carroll City Council Monday night.
Carroll City Council members Monday will consider a snow-removal policy for homes and businesses that would allow the city to more quickly take control of clearing covered sidewalks.
Following are results of city and school board elections in Carroll County and surrounding counties. Results are unofficial until they are canvassed by county board of supervisors. Write-in votes in some cities still are being tallied.
Carroll’s mayor and three sitting members of the council cruised to re-election Tuesday in uncontested races and quickly turned their post-election comments to the work ahead.
Onica Ulveling and Cindy Johnson are the newest members of the Carroll Community School Board, winning spots along with incumbent Karen Friedlein.
To get moving with the process of selling the Carroll County farmland to help pay for a new jail, the Carroll County Board of Supervisors voted during their Monday meeting to hire Gary Rupiper Auctions of Templeton to help sell the land.
Carroll City Council members likely will scale back an ambitious plan for modernizing the Rec Center, opting to scratch an estimated $12.7 million project in favor of more bite-sized updates they think will be more easily digested by a public they sense is fatigued from referendums and spend…
After years of sharing softball fields with Carroll Community School District, Kuemper Catholic School System is in pursuit of a new location to practice and play, a decision that comes after Carroll Schools announced Kuemper would be charged double last year’s rates to rent its facilities.
After weeks of talks on whether to sell county farmland to help pay for the new county jail or hold onto it, county leaders voted unanimously to sell the land through an auction during their meeting today.
Iowa’s U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley, leaders in the fight against the opioid epidemic, are urging their fellow Iowans to participate in the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 26.
After Supervisor Dean Schettler raised concerns during the Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting today, the supervisors decided to continue research into the benefits of selling the county farmland before discussing the topic again at their next meeting Oct. 28.
As the only farmers currently serving in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Jon Tester, D-Montana, introduced legislation aimed at reducing suicides on the nation’s farms.
County leaders agreed Monday they will discuss again whether to sell county farmland to help pay for the construction of the new jail during their next meeting Oct. 21.
Carroll’s Main Street will lose four parking spots, but gain six, after City Council re-voted Monday on a request that will help move forward construction of the new Carroll County jail.
County leaders approved an $8.95 million bond sale today to build a new downtown jail that netted them an additional $1.7 million up-front payment because they agreed to pay a higher interest rate.
City officials have come up with a plan that could add several parking spots downtown while also allowing the county jail project to move forward as planned.
Carroll County leaders are set to issue an $8.95 million bond Thursday to help pay for the new downtown jail after delaying the bond sale from last week because of volatility in the municipal bond market.
A Carroll city councilman who was among those who voted against eliminating four Main Street parking spots for a new downtown jail told the Times Herald he will call for another vote on the matter as he negotiates a compromise with county leaders.
Carroll County will spend about $5 million over the course of the next decade to pay for a new radio communications system for dispatchers, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and others.
The current design of Carroll County’s proposed new jail now might be unfeasible after Carroll’s City Council voted Monday against removing four parking spots on Main Street to allow for the jail’s construction.
Many in the Iowa ag community — “myself included,” said Carroll-based ethanol executive Nick Bowdish — are supporting President Trump in taking on China in broad strategic talks, even if farmers take temporary hits through tariffs, but the goodwill is quickly evaporating over the administrat…
Carroll County might spend more than $4 million to replace its antiquated radio system that is used by dispatchers, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and others to communicate with each other.
The amount of money that voters agreed to spend to construct a new jail last year was about $7 million, according to a presentation that was part of the bond referendum campaign that summer.
It’s possible that a new county jail might be built away from downtown Carroll after bids for the project greatly exceeded what county supervisors intend to spend.
The lowest bid the Carroll County Supervisors received today for a proposed new jail was $10.9 million, which is $2 million more than what voters agreed to borrow to pay for it.