Greene County Sheriff’s Report February 20, 2024
1:12am: A deputy investigated a noise complaint in the 100 block of West Percival Street, Rippey. 5:30am: A deputy investigated a driving complaint on 220th Street near N Avenue. 8:07am: A deputy attempted to locate two dogs running at large near Eaton Avenue and 195th Street. 8:25am: Rodney Reed 60...
Margaret Vermillion, 91, of Carroll, Iowa, formerly of Atlantic
Visitation Location:Roland Funeral Home, Atlantic, Iowa. Visitation Day and Date:Monday, February 26, 2024 (Prior to Service) Visitation Start:9:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Funeral Home:Roland Funeral Home, Atlantic, IA. Cemetery:. Burial will be in the SS Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Notes:. Margaret Vermillion,...
18th Annual Court Classic Boasts 68 Team Registrations With Basketball-Filled Weekend Coming Up
Nearly 70 teams are scheduled to travel to Carroll this weekend for the Chamber of Commerce’s 18th annual Court Classic, and businesses are preparing for an influx of over 2,000 players, coaches, families, and fans for the popular youth basketball tournament. Chamber Program Director Ashley Schable says attendance is way up from last year.
The Carroll Education Association Presented First Proposal To Board Of Education To Kick Off Negotiations
The Carroll Education Association (CEA) presented the board of education with their initial proposal during Monday night’s meeting regarding teacher pay. The CEA’s opening offer is to increase teacher’s base salary to $47,500 and move all remaining teachers working for the school the same percentage. This increase is in regards to the salary teachers will receive and is not including insurance and other benefits. The $47,000 salary request aligns with House Study Bill (HSB) 714, which increases starting pay for educators to that amount, then to $50,000 for their second year of teaching. The Carroll Community School District offered the CEA with its initial proposal of increasing base wage for teachers to $45,100, which is a $555 increase, resulting in a 1% increase in salaries, FICA and IPERS throughout the district. That initial offer is also pending based on legislation that that may be passed in the Iowa House. HSB 714 was introduced on Feb. 14, with a subcommittee approving of the bill on Feb 15. Once further details of this legislation are passed, the CCSD and CEA will come together for smaller meetings to negotiate on both proposals.
Carroll Chamber/CCGP’s Second Legislative Forum Slated For Saturday, Feb. 24 At DMACC
Pictured: Local legislators during the Jan. 27 Legislative Forum in Arcadia. The second of four planned Carroll Chamber of Commerce and Carroll County Growth Partnership (CCGP) Legislative Forums is scheduled for this weekend. The approximately hour-long forum features District 6 Senator Jason Schultz of Schleswig and District 11 Representative Brian Best of Glidden beginning at 10 a.m. in the Carroll Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Knott Commons. The legislators will provide brief opening comments before answering questions prepared by the Chamber/CCGP Legislative Committee. If time allows, attendees can ask questions concerning pending issues at the statehouse. Two other forums are scheduled: March 23 at New Hope in Carroll and April 27 at the Glidden Public Library.
Carroll County Supervisors Approve 3.2% Salary Increase For Elected Office Holders, Non-Elected Staff, And Non-Union Employees
The Carroll County Board of Supervisors approved a 3.2 percent salary increase for elected officials during their meeting earlier today (Tuesday). Near the end of last year, the Carroll County Compensation Board approved a recommendation to the supervisors of a 3.2 percent raise for all elected officials, which included the Sheriff, Recorder, Auditor, County Attorney, and Treasurer, and the five members of the Board of Supervisors. The board can adjust these figures, but they must be done uniformly across all positions, except for the supervisors, which can be done separately. An initial motion from District 5 Supervisor Cindy Scaturico to give the five elected offices a 3.2 percent increase and a $3,500 stipend to the Auditor for budget work as recommended but freeze supervisor pay failed due to a lack of second. A similar motion from Mike Anderson that instead increased supervisor pay by 1.6 percent failed to reach the required three votes for approval. A final motion from District 1 Supervisor Scott Johnson for a 3.2 percent raise for all elected officials and a $3,500 stipend for the Auditor was approved 3-2, with Scaturico and Andersen being the nay votes. Following that vote, the supervisors unanimously approved a 3.2 percent increase for non-elected and non-union staff for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. Union negotiations are ongoing with the Carroll County Paramedics Association, but the supervisors indicated the approved percentages would likely be reflected in future discussions.
How personal income has changed in Greene County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Greene County, Iowa and how it compares to state and national levels.
Updated: City of Audubon Receives USDA Development Loan for New Fire Station
(Audubon) U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced Tuesday that the Agency is investing $29,318,797 in 10 rural Iowa projects to expand business opportunities and hospital access and to support wastewater sanitation planning. The City of Audubon received a $2,800,000 loan to build a fire station. Audubon Fire Chief Tyler...
Jefferson Police Report February 20, 2024
1:09am: Vickie Williams reported items stolen from her vehicle while parked in the 500 Block of East Madison Street. The officer is investigating. 4:40am: Ken Hardman reported water coming up through the street near Grimmell and Lincoln Way Streets. The Public Works Department was contacted. 5:30am: Kennadie Machovec reported a...
Experiencing La Dolce Vita: Discover Carroll's 3 Unmissable Italian Eateries
This article presents three exquisite Italian restaurants located in Carroll. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Donald K. “Skip” Raridon, 79, of Bennington, Nebraska, formerly of Carroll
Funeral services for Donald K. “Skip” Raridon, age 79, of Bennington, NE, and formerly of Carroll, are pending at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, IA.
Dana Man Sentenced to Probation Following Drug Bust
A Dana man was recently sentenced in Greene County District Court from an ongoing investigation with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. According to court documents, 50-year-old Joseph Burchfield pled guilty to two Class D Felonies for his third or subsequent offense for possession of methamphetamine and his third or subsequent offense for possession of marijuana, without habitual offender. He had two five year prison sentences suspended and was placed on probation for three years with the Iowa Department of Correctional Services.
Westwood Punches Ticket to State Tournament with Win over Exira/EHK
(Denison) Westwood’s girls’ basketball team is heading to the state tournament with a perfect 21-0 record. Their latest victory came in a Class 2A Regional Final against Exira/EHK, which they won 55-35 at Denison. The Rebels never trailed in the game, although they did face a brief tie...
Denison Woman Charged for Previously Neglecting Children Following Traffic Stop in Storm Lake
A Denison woman who was wanted on a Buena Vista County warrant regarding neglected children was arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop this past weekend. According to the Storm Lake Police Department, an officer conducted the traffic stop on a vehicle in the one-thousand block of Seneca Street at approximately 8pm Saturday. The driver was identified as 36-year-old Nyakong Dak of Denison. Police found that Dak had a revoked driving status in Iowa for Operating While Intoxicated, and was taken into custody for Driving While Revoked, a serious misdemeanor.
Prescribed burns set by DNR for this spring
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to conduct prescribed burns this spring in Greene, Guthrie and Dallas Counties on wildlife areas managed by the IDNR Saylorville Wildlife Unit. Areas that are scheduled are Bays Branch Wildlife Area, McCord Pond Wildlife Area, Springbrook Wildlife Area, Middle Raccoon River Wildlife Area,...
Greene Co Schools Superintendent Talks Budgeting Without Clear SSA Rate from the State
Public school districts across Iowa are working with their respective school boards to determine what next year’s budget will look like. One item that is still in flux is the Supplemental State Aid (SSA), which is the funding that the Iowa Legislature gives to school districts to use within their budgets. The Legislature has a self-imposed deadline of 30 days from when the session begins to hammer out the following year’s SSA rate, which it hasn’t done yet.
Marilyn Hoffmann of Carroll
Marilyn Hoffmann, 85 of Carroll, died Monday, February 19, 2024 at Journey Senior Services in Carroll. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Holy Spirit Church – St. John Paul II Parish in Carroll. The Celebrant will be Fr. Patrick Behm. Music will be by Kathy Halbur and Cassidy Halbur. Lectors for the Funeral Mass will be Amy Halder, Jane Haun, and Nikki Hoffmann. Gift Bearers will be Brandon Enenbach, Addie Halder, and Evelyn Halder. Eucharistic Minister will be Pat Sanders. Casket Bearers will be Melanie Enenbach, Brian Stoberl, Whitney Spies, Andy Hoffmann, Jacob Hoffmann, Corinne Hoffmann, Ben Hoffmann, Shelby Hoffmann, Hollie Ignacio, and Tanner Hoffmann. Private family burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.
Following are excerpts of daily activities reported by the Greene County sheriff’s office:. Tuesday, Feb. 20: At 9:48 am a deputy located a trailer stolen from Jefferson on 277th St near Redwood Ave in Grant Township. At 10:54 am a deputy investigated criminal mischief in the 500 block of Sand St in Churdan. At 3:49 pm a deputy assisted with a black lab and basset hound that were picked up near C Ave and 250th St in Scranton Township. The dogs were taken to the Community Animal Shelter.
Investor Group Led By Nick Nurse Finalizes Carroll Country Club Purchase
Carroll native and NBA coach Nick Nurse, along with a group of investors, are now officially owners of the Carroll Country Club. The group signed the paperwork last week to formally transfer ownership of the 100+-year-old course on the east side of town, but Nurse says the process began nearly a year ago.
Some in Jefferson at odds with city officials over proposed housing development
JEFFERSON, Iowa — Big changes could be coming to a large vacant property on the north side of Jefferson. The Jefferson City Council approved the first reading of a rezoning plan that would change the land from light industrial to multi-unit residential, which would make way for 50 low-income rental units.