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“It’s all a lot of baloney. It’s all unfounded.”<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->~Carroll County Supervisor <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Gene Meiners
“It’s all a lot of baloney. It’s all unfounded.”

~Carroll County Supervisor

Gene Meiners
A juvenile detention center in Cherokee supported by Carroll County is on probation for a month because it kept a 17-year-old boy in leg restraints for nearly 48 hours and locked up in solitary confinement for nearly a week.
  • Branstad signs Home Base Iowa Act into law
    Gov. Terry E. Branstad, joined by Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Monday signed the Home Base Iowa Act into law at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. In addition, Branstad signed Senate File 2352 providing an additional homestead credit for disabled veterans. 
  • This wasn't the first time Patrick Gray had approached the Carroll County Supervisors. 
  • Bye, bye, petting zoo?
    A set of long-standing federal regulations that have been overlooked for years may lead to the closing of the petting zoo at Swan Lake State Park, a popular spot for kids and their parents just southeast of Carroll. 
  • Greene County casino deserves state approval, says candidate for Governor
    Democratic candidate for governor Jack Hatch says state regulators should provide an "open market" and a "chance" for Iowa communities to develop casinos - and not analyze the effects on existing gaming complexes when making calls on licensing. 
  • Council scraps proposal to change meetings
    A push by some Audubon City Council members to scale back their bimonthly meetings to one Wednesday each month at 5:30 p.m. - which some residents said would erode their ability to attend and hold their elected officials accountable - is dead for now, interim City Attorney David Wiederstein confirmed this morning. 
  • Council shelves library lease option
    Carroll City Council members deadlocked Monday night with a 3-3 vote for setting a public hearing on a proposed lease for a new public library at the Carroll Depot Business Center. 
  • Leasing space in the Depot Business Center will not cost the city an additional $23 million in library operations over the course of 20 years, despite Greg Siemann's newspaper advertisements to the contrary, said Carroll Public Library director Kelly Fischbach. 
  • Council fires city clerk after long public battle
    Lora Hansen spent her last hours at City Hall this morning - where she had worked for more than 30 years - typing a recap of Wednesday's special City Council meeting in which she was fired. 
  • Audubon City Council members plan to interview candidates and appoint one to replace longtime City Clerk Lora Hansen in a special meeting set for Wednesday. 
  • Engineers recommend the City of Carroll close its Maple Street railroad crossing as part of efforts to reduce train horn noise. 
  • Prompted by renewed complaints about vehicles parked in yards - ranging from cars to boats to campers - the Carroll City Council is considering a parking ban. 
  • Councilman hired, fired as city administrator
    City leaders fired their new city administrator Monday - a week after they hired him - amid backlash from residents who claimed the man was not properly vetted. 
  • Carroll County Supervisors, working with local and state experts, will determine how best to use vast amount of new information on flood plains in the county. 
  • A veteran library consultant selected and given a larger contract with the urging of Councilwoman Carolyn Siemann says the city should sign a proposed lease arrangement with Badding Construction for library services instead of adding on to current lending space in the Farner Government Building. 
  • Absentee voting is underway for City of Carroll voters on a referendum for $1.355 million of the $1.665 million estimated cost to add a lazy river and associated improvements at the Family Aquatic Center. 
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