Carroll County, IA

2022 Grant Recipients Announced For Gilbert and Barbara Renze and Warren H. Timmerman Charitable Foundations

The trustee for the Gilbert and Barbara Renze Charitable Foundation and the Warren H. Timmerman Charitable Foundation, Iowa Savings Bank, has announced their 2022 grant awardees. The Renze Foundation will distribute over $72,000 to seven projects within Carroll and Sac Counties, including gear for firefighters in Dedham, training expenses for the Lil’ Wildcat Education Center in Glidden, veteran memorial preservation in Odebolt, and more. To date, the Renze Foundation has provided more than $850,000 in funding. The Timmerman Foundation is awarding over $170,000 to 19 Carroll County projects this year. Selected applications include the Breda Day Care Center for a new fire alarm system, Coon Rapids Main Street for a grain bin mural, Manning Community Services for a senior center remodel, and others. Following this year’s contribution, the Timmerman trust has distributed more than $2,275,000 since its inception. A complete list of the selected projects can be found included below.
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More Than 30 Carroll County Static Exhibits Chosen For Display At Iowa State Fair

More than 30 4-H presenters from the Carroll County Fair were selected to bring their static exhibits or presentation to the Iowa State Fair for display. Judges chose only eight percent of the 392 exhibits showcased during last month’s fair in Coon Rapids. The selected entries include two communications presentations, five animal, ag, and natural resources displays, 11 creative arts exhibits, five family and computer sciences projects, two personal development entries, and six exhibits centered on science, engineering, and technology. Entries were judged at the conference level based on goals, workmanship, creativity, and overall learning. The Iowa State Fair opens Thursday, Aug. 11 in Des Moines and runs through Aug. 21. The complete list of selected entries is included below.
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Carroll County Supervisors To Consider Cemetery Funding And Human Trafficking Coalition Membership At Monday’s Meeting

The Carroll County Board of Supervisors has released the agenda for their next regularly scheduled weekly meeting with only a few items of note on the docket. The board convenes at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8 at the county courthouse. It opens with a continuation of a discussion held at a previous meeting. The Dedham Cemetery board of trustees is requesting funding from the county to help maintain the more than the 150-year-old cemetery. The supervisors then move on to the secondary roads report from County Engineer Zac Andersen and the quarterly report from Recorder Ashten Wittrock. The board will also discuss membership in the Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Human Trafficking Coalition, property transfers, and committee reports. Again, Monday’s meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the courthouse meeting room. It will also be live-streamed via the county’s YouTube channel. Details on how to attend remotely, along with the full agenda, can be found included below.

Man survives helicopter crash in west central Iowa

CARROLL COUNTY, Iowa — A pilot is lucky to be alive after a helicopter crashed in Carroll County. The wreck happened Monday morning south of Arcadia. The sheriff's office says Michael Milliron was spraying a corn field when the engine suddenly quit. He was able to walk to the...

Carroll County Supervisors Approve New Signage For Fricke Building

The Carroll County Board of Supervisors has approved the purchase and installation of new signage outside the county annex, also known as the Fricke building, to reflect changes to the offices housed there. As of July 1, Carroll County Public Health relocated its offices to 608 N. Court St. Carroll County Veterans Affairs and Home Care Aides are the other departments housed there, along with non-governmental agencies. Currently, there are no obvious markings outside the building to indicate to the public what services are offered within. Supervisors Dean Schettler and Rich Ruggles say it can be challenging for some residents to find the correct office.

Carroll Man Accused Of Assaulting Postal Worker Sentenced Thursday

A Carroll man arrested in April for assaulting a postal worker has been sentenced in Carroll County District Court. According to court records, 25-year-old Omare Davonte Prince was charged with assault with the intent to commit sexual abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor. The charge stemmed from an April 20 incident in the 500 block of E. 18th Street. A Carroll Police Department affidavit says Prince grabbed the buttocks and crotch of a female mail carrier while she was inside the Fairview Apartment building. When the victim attempted to leave the building, Prince followed her and continued making inappropriate comments. He pled guilty in June to a lesser count of assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor, and was sentenced Thursday to a year in the Carroll County jail. However, that jail sentence and associated fines were suspended, and Prince was instead placed on probation for two years with the Carroll County Probation Office. The sentence, if ever enforced, will be served consecutively with a 60-day sentence handed down in June for an unrelated assault that occurred in May.

2022 Carroll County Fair Animal Show Results

The Carroll County Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Office has released the final results of animal shows held during the Carroll County Fair last month. Over 150 awards were presented to participants across eight categories. The 2022 Carroll County Fair was held from July 12 through July 17 at the fairgrounds in Coon Rapids. The complete list of awardees can be found included below. Carroll Broadcasting will bring you the list of static exhibits selected for presentation at the Iowa State Fair in upcoming newscasts.

Sheriff: Pilot able to walk away from helicopter crash in Carroll County, IA

ARCADIA, Iowa (KTIV) - A northwest Iowa sheriff’s office says a pilot was able to walk away from a helicopter crash Monday morning. According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, first responders were sent to a helicopter crash south of Arcadia at about 9:30 a.m. The pilot told authorities he was spraying a corn field in a Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter when the engine suddenly quit. The helicopter ended up crashing near the intersection of 210th Street Avenue and Delta Avenue.

Convicted Sex Offender Makes Eighth Attempt To Throw Out 2010 Carroll County District Court Sentencing

A Carroll man convicted in 2010 for sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl is again seeking court action to rescind or reduce his 25-year sentence handed down after a jury found him guilty of the class B felony. Thirty-one-year-old Jesse Raymond Neitzel filed a request for the correction of an illegal sentence last week in Carroll County District Court. In several of his seven prior appeals, Neitzel had argued the sentence he received was unconstitutional, as he was 16 years old when the crime occurred in 2007. In each of those attempts, the court ruled the jury trial and resulting sentencing was handled correctly within the constraints of the law and upheld Neitzel’s conviction and sentence. A hearing in Carroll County District Court has been scheduled for Aug. 22 to review this latest request. Neitzel is required to serve at least 17.5 years of the 25-year sentence, and he has completed just over 12 years of the minimum incarceration. His earliest release date is Oct. 26, 2027.

Helicopter Crashes Near Arcadia Monday Morning

Carroll County first responders were dispatched this (Monday) morning to a report of a helicopter going down south of Arcadia. At approximately 9:30 a.m., the Arcadia and Halbur Fire Departments, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, and Carroll County Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the scene about 2.5 miles south of U.S. Highway 30 in the 21000 block of Delta Avenue. The pilot was transported for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Carroll Broadcasting will bring you more information when official reports become available.

UPDATE: Pilot Reports Helicopter Engine Lost Power Unexpectedly Before Crashing In Field Near Arcadia

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has released additional information regarding a helicopter crash south of Arcadia this (Monday) morning. According to Sheriff Ken Pingrey, the Arcadia and Halbur Fire Departments and Carroll County Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the scene about a quarter-mile southwest of the 210th Street and Delta Avenue intersection. The pilot, identified as 78-year-old Michael Milliron, was able to exit the 206 Jet Ranger under his own power and walk to the roadway. Milliron reports the helicopter unexpectedly cut out and forced him to make an emergency landing in the cornfield. Milliron sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to St. Anthony Regional Hospital by private vehicle for treatment. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to open an investigation into the incident and determine an official cause for Monday’s crash. Photos from the scene can be found included below.

Pilot survives helicopter crash in Carroll County

CARROLL COUNTY, Iowa — The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says a Jet Ranger helicopter performed a crash landing in a cornfield south of Arcadia around 9:30 a.m. Monday. The pilot, 78-year-old Michael Milliron, was able to exit the helicopter without assistance and was taken to St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

United Way Of Carroll’s Annual Grill Out Returns Wednesday At The Piranha Club

The United Way of Carroll’s largest fundraiser of the year is coming up later this week, and organizers are inviting residents to join them for a bite to eat while supporting local causes. Executive Director Jen Munson says they are taking a page out of 2021’s grill-out and will again host it at the Piranha Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3.