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Thanks to Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), we may have an opportunity to improve the prosecution of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military and do more to protect the victims of those crimes. They have joined (Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) and Richard…

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In Monday’s Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting, a quarterly report was received from the GIS (Geographical Information System) department. The big item was the change to Geo Communication software. This is an upgrade to make information more exclusive to Carroll County.

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In the age of scarcity (for many) and excess (for the few), the language and policies of diversity become zero-sum. What another gets, you lose, so goes the polarized thinking that has turned our public square into a fever swamp of resentments and recriminations.

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Iowa passed a new milestone for energy innovation, but we cannot stop now. We must double down on renewable energy development to not only retain our leadership position, but also to continue the economic comeback for rural Iowa.

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The Carroll County Board of Supervisors in their weekly meeting on Monday awarded to Cessford Construction of Le Grand, Iowa, the contract for resurfacing the 3 miles of E46 from Halbur west to M68.

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In the months since COVID struck, we have encountered many challenges. Iowans lost precious work hours or their job altogether. Kids were home with school closures, and senior citizens became even more shut in. As the state started its economic recovery, a historic storm ripped across commun…

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The first item on the agenda at the Carroll County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Monday was an update on the ISICS radio project by Jason Hoffman, Ray Freeman consultant for the county, Dave Wojitylko and Julian Duran from Motorola. Testing was completed in ½-mile grids with 99.64% passed…

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Last week was the 12th week of the legislative session. In order to be considered this year, policy bills needed to be out of their original chamber and through committee in the second chamber. As such, the Senate spent time last week looking at policy bills sent to us from the House.

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The single free-standing, walk-in mausoleum in the Carroll cemetery was built in 1927 for the Anneberg family. Mausoleums are walk-in structures that are usually meant to contain more than one burial, with the burials interred in crypts or under the floor inside the structure.

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When leaders do not know what to do, they hide behind numbers and statistics. It’s all in the metrics, you know. One thing we have learned from this year of the coronavirus is that numbers seem the safe haven of frightened people, who do not know what to do but hope that we will think that t…

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At the Carroll County Board of Supervisors’ weekly meeting on Monday, County Engineer Zac Andersen received approval to seek bids for milling and resurfacing E46 from Halbur to M68. This 3-mile stretch of county highway was scheduled for 2024 and is seeking bids for fiscal year 2021-22.

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We’ve just completed week nine in the Iowa Senate, and much of that time was focused on floor debate. Last week, a national magazine ranked Iowa No. 1 in the nation for opportunity based on affordability, economic opportunity and equality. Iowa will take a center stage again this week, not f…

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The winners of bracket pools are almost always people who don’t follow the sport of basketball. So I came up with a foolproof plan to win it all this year.

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If you have a student headed to college in the fall, or even in the next two or three years, you may be confused about the various ways to pay for it. Frequently, families find that their own savings and student earnings will not be enough to pay the cost of attendance after scholarships, gr…

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Editor’s Note: Dr. John Evans is a member of the Kuemper Catholic School Board of Education and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish in Mount Carmel. The following was read aloud at rally in Sioux City on Tuesday, March 2, protesting the Catholic Diocese of Sioux City’s pastoral plan.

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While 2020 was a challenging year, I have to look back in amazement at the strength, resiliency and adaptability of the business community in Carroll.

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I want to express my appreciation to East Sac County Elementary School personnel for taking time out of their busy schedules to update me on some of the great things they are doing to ensure a positive educational experience for their students. I hear great things about their principal, and …