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Every night, after Jean Seidl finishes up her last-minute emails and calls, she gathers up her belongings and heads out of the office feeling at ease.

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The Carroll Chamber of Commerce will host legislative forums in 2020, offering area residents an opportunity to hear directly from local legislators, Sen. Mark Segebart and Rep. Brian Best, to hear first-hand about activities in the legislature and concerns involving pending bills.

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Carroll County Supervisors approved a $1.2 million bid from Craig Wiederin to purchase county-owned farmland after holding a public hearing Monday morning.

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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, if voters approve two measures in September generating $13.38 million for the project.

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Rural America is facing an enormous economic crisis. Since 1990, our country has grown by 75 million people and rural America has shrunk by 3 million. In the latest economic recovery, just 20 large urban counties generated half of the new businesses and new business formation and 31 large co…

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The 2020 elections are rapidly approaching, and we want Iowans to know that your state and local election officials are working together to protect your vote. Foreign adversaries and bad actors around the world would like to disrupt U.S. elections and sow discord in our country. We are dedic…

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In the coming weeks, city officials will decide between two methods of paying for renovations at the Carroll Recreation Center before placing the matter on the ballot for a special election March 3.

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Growing up in a town in northeast Iowa, Rob Sand remembers hearing the nervous whispers throughout the community when a local storefront shuttered.

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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.

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At least one beaver is suspected of damming a drainage ditch southwest of Glidden, which could lead to farm field flooding if the problem isn’t mitigated.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Amy Haskins’ apparent downfall is that she’s confident and well-spoken when she attempts to take elected leaders to task.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Every week, Lou Forward had the same routine: drive into Carroll, go to the grocery store, stop at the bank and drop off cans at the Carroll Redemption Center.