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  • Grab a free lunch, learn how to save yours
    Eat a free lunch on the Iowa Insurance Division at the Carrollton Centre on Thursday, April 9 — and learn how to avoid scam artists intent on the grown-up version of stealing your lunch money. 
  • Communities rally for grieving family
    An estimated 700 people ate soup, donated money and bid on auction items Sunday in a vastly successful fundraiser for a rural Manning family that lost its house and mother to a fire last month. “We were just so, so pleased — it was just amazing how the surrounding communities came together,” said Jeanne Kerkhoff, a Templeton woman who helped organize the Schlichte Family Benefit that went for four hours at the Templeton Community Center. 
  • American Home Shield, the nation’s leading home-warranty business, is finding about 40 percent of its 400-employee Carroll workforce outside of the city. 
  • Moving (a) home
    Tyler Quandt tailed his new house for about 15 miles on county roads and highways last week as it crept to its

    new spot on the southwest side of Carroll. 
  • The new year is expected to be big for one of Carroll’s more visible and highly trafficked intersections. 
  • Judges: murderer did not request attorney
    A 23-year-old Early man who cut and stabbed his mother 88 times, strangled her with a belt and bashed her head with a large glass bottle did not clearly request an attorney before he confessed to the crime, and his conviction — and his sentence of life in prison — will stand, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled this week. 
  • A 39-year-old Carroll man was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine this week after a Montgomery County deputy sheriff spied a “green leafy material” on the man’s shirt during a traffic stop, according to court records.

    Brian Louis Reinart was stopped while driving a vehicle on U.S. Highway 71 about 1:50 a.m. just north of Villisca for an unspecified traffic violation. 
  • 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. 
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