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  • Tait: Carroll ‘plant closings’ could confound streets-shop plan

    Beware the best-laid plans. That’s Councilman Tom Tait’s message to his colleagues on a proposed new streets-maintenance facility. The 2nd Ward councilman is concerned that earmarking local-option sales-tax dollars for construction of the estimated $3 million facility — slated for 2016 — will lock the city into a project it can’t escape should economic indicators turn south in Carroll.

  • Lawyer: Carroll woman at fault for McDonald’s fall, injuries
    A 62-year-old Carroll woman who filed a lawsuit last month against the local McDonald’s owner after she fell on a slick floor at the restaurant last year should have avoided the fall by walking a different path, a McDonald’s lawyer wrote in a request to dismiss the lawsuit. 
  • Segebart: Interstates 80, 35 in Iowa should be toll roads
    State Sen. Mark Segebart, R-Vail, Monday night offered a solution to improve Iowa’s roads-and-bridges budget: turn the interstate into toll roads. 
  • Parks and Recreation Director Jack Wardell Monday told the Carroll City Council that the Recreation Center would have a new north entrance giving members around-the-clock access to the fitness area under a construction plan slated for next fiscal year. 
  • Siemann: Connect downtown to Sauk Trail
    Councilwoman Carolyn Siemann Monday night proposed adding $80,000 to the city’s $27.5 million, five-year capital-improvement plan for a recreational trail linking the Main Street connection with the Sauk Rail Trail to downtown Carroll. 
  • Carroll City Council members have unanimously agreed to fund a $27,300 library-improvement study, a project that the Omaha, Nebraska, firm of BCDM plans to start at the beginning of 2015 to determine whether to renovate the existing library or expand it. 
  • Man who abused child relative suffers from fetishism
    A 73-year-old rural Glidden man who pleaded guilty Monday to a felony sex abuse charge for forcing a child to touch his penis is obsessive-compulsive and is sexually aroused by unspecified inanimate objects, according to court records. 
  • ‘A commitment they made’
    A faded photo, 70 years old, shows a young man and woman, faces bright, beaming. 
  • Manning fire department operating out of new station
    The shield of the Manning Volunteer Fire Department stands out proudly on the sides of three sets of custom-built lockers under the bright lights of the city’s new 10,400-square-foot emergency services building. 
  • Scranton city officials Friday reluctantly began the process of moving forward following the sudden death two days before of Mayor Rodney Walker. 
  • Relay for Life team determined  to make a ‘strike’ against cancer
    For nearly 15 years now, Team Heithoff has been making its “strike” against cancer at the Relay for Life in Carroll County. 
  • A potential buyer is “very interested” in purchasing and converting IKM-Manning’s empty school building in Manilla into a year-round flea market, IKM-Manning School District Superintendent Tom Ward told school board members Thursday night. 
  • The Manning Child Care Center and the Milwaukee Trestle Park received $500 each Thursday in Refresh Manning Trust Fund grants. 
  • A 20-year-old Arcadia man was legally drunk when he didn’t yield to a van on U.S. Highway 30 last month that crashed into his car near Scranton, and he and two of his passengers suffered significant injuries, according to court documents. 
  • A draft $27.5 million, five-year capital-improvement plan for the City of Carroll is a no-frills package with intense focus on streets, water and sewer work. 
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