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The public land auction of 113.62 acres of county-owned farm ground will be held in the Carroll County Courthouse Courtroom at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. This is an opportunity to purchase land near Carroll that has been under county ownership for many years. The full sale bill is available …

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Mark Cady was right at home at the piano and was an occasional singer, too, maybe best known among family and friends for his rendition of “Easter Parade” each New Year’s Eve — a whimsical tidbit that widened the eyes of some people at his funeral last week.

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When up to 200 students walk out of class to stage a protest, it’s about something more than one teacher’s selective use of the “N” word in trying to explain American history.

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Over the years, Veterans Day has become more and more important to me, perhaps because I have grown older and think more about my years of service in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

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I was in Dubuque last week to toast a friend who was retiring after a long and distinguished career. There was a big community reception that was attended by scores of people.

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Traveling across the country on the campaign trail, I’ve heard so many stories: of hollowed-out Main Streets and generations-old shops being run out of business by new box stores; of few jobs and communities struggling to keep their young people and provide them opportunities as they start f…

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The Carroll County Board of Supervisors at Monday’s meeting went into closed session per Iowa Code 21.5(j) “To discuss the purchase or sale of particular real estate only where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the government body would have to pay for t…

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The most head-scratching and laughable part of sports gambling is how simple it can be. Sports as a whole are a wonderful thing. But they can be incredibly stressful.

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1. Retired Adm. Michael Franken of Sioux City, a native of the Sioux Center area of Iowa and a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, said he opted to bring his long military career to a close with the election of President Trump.

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The Carroll County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Monday began with an update on the Carroll Area Development Corporation from Shannon Landauer, CADC executive director. The update included reports on retail business, housing, preparedness for new businesses and other topics.

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There are two seasons in Minnesota: winter and road construction.

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“American Pastoral” (Pulitzer Prize winner), “I Married a Communist,” and “The Human Stain,” all by Phillip Roth, make up a fairly good trilogy on the human condition, man’s ungodliness, and search for the meaning of life.

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At the Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, the first item on the agenda was a quarterly Ambulance Department update by Director Darrell Baker. He reported that the new ambulance will be delivered in December, mechanical issues with other ambulances, and the average calls f…

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I have been sputtering like an old pickup truck for the past three years over the sometimes outrageous, sometimes ill-informed and often infuriating comments our president makes each day on his Twitter account.

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Last weekend’s roller coaster ride is a prime example of why sports gambling is so difficult, and why I encourage absolutely no one to dump their life-savings into it.

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Ned Hunger’s P-47 Thunderbolt, along with three other P-47’s buzzed the town of Arches, France. They were to liberate a group of 100 or so French Resistance Fighters that had been trapped by Nazi forces on a mountain top over the winter of 1943-’44.

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I had a Facebook message from a Scott Watson in Douds. He is a SE Iowa dirt track announcer and had written a book about his 30-some years of announcing. He was asking me if I would proof it.

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The board entered into closed session per Iowa Code 21.5(1) (c) to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage, the position of the government body in that litigation.

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The first item addressed at the Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, Sept. 23, was approval of payables or claims. County Engineer Dave Paulson then presented utility permits for Section 5 of Pleasant Valley Township and Section 23 of Eden Township. Both applications were a…

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The first item of business at the Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday was the continued discussion on the ISICS (Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System) radio system proposal from Motorola Solutions. The proposal covers enhancements to ISICS platform, microwave …

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In this week’s Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting the board approved the low bid of $10.9 million from Badding Construction of Carroll for construction of the new county law-enforcement center and sheriff’s administration building. Also, the board voted to have Shive-Hattery value e…

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Ro Khanna, a son of immigrants who earned a congressional seat in the nation’s most robust economic district, California’s 17th, home to Silicon Valley, is one of the more popular national figures in, of all places, Jefferson, Iowa — a city located in the heart of Greene County, political te…