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Today's News

  • Three juveniles charged in Friday fight on school bus

    A fight on a Carroll County school bus – a video of which has gone viral online – has resulted in charges of fourth-degree assault with minor injury against two 13-year-old girls, according to Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite.

    Willhoite said Carroll County Dispatch received a call at 3:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, from district Transportation Director Nadena Mahoney about the incident, in which the two girls allegedly assaulted another 13-year-old girl on the bus.

  • Volunteer program to be based on Boone

    A local group hopes to use Boone County volunteer guidelines and training materials to develop its procedures as it works to establish regular office hours at Carroll County’s animal shelter.

    Both Carroll County Animal Support and Carroll County Fiscal Court agree the orientation and handbook used at the Boone County Animal Shelter are what is needed to facilitate animal adoptions using volunteers at the local shelter.

    CCAS Executive Director Tammie Crawford said several members went to Boone County and sat through the volunteer orientation.

  • Dispute over $303,540

    Carrollton city officials want Carroll County Fiscal Court to replenish the local 911 fund with more than $300,000 – money they believe was used to cover the county’s share of program costs.

    The report commissioned by city council makes the claim based on ordinances and an interlocal agreement – signed Nov. 23, 1994, when Bill Welty was mayor and now-mayor Gene McMurry was judge-executive. The fee is paid by landline telephone and cell phone users.

  • Have you met ... Scott Nab

    The plan was to stay in Carrollton for five years, then move back to the family farm near Scottsbluff, Neb.

    But plans change, especially when a young man meets a pretty local girl and falls in love.

    That’s what happened to Scott Nab, who came to work at Dow Corning’s Carrollton Plant in January 1992, right after graduating from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D.

  • Carrollton City Council | Nov. 11 meeting

    Loss control/safety officer position a possibility

    McMurry is in talks with Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne about hiring CU loss control/safety officer Tim Pearson to also cover the city. The mayor said the city paid $1,200 more in liability insurance because the city does not have a loss-control employee. Both Osborne and Pearson are in favor of the arrangement. McMurry said they still need to discuss what share of the expenses the city would pick up. “It’s something we definitely need,” he said.

  • Four musicians to perform charity concert for CCAS

    Rock and Roll is going to the dogs (and cats) at this benefit concert at TKay’s Blues and More, Main Street, Carrollton at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Four musicians will donate their time and talent giving all tips and contributions to help Carroll County Animal Support.

    Mark Louden plays classic rock, Blues and original songs; Jimmy Mundane plays Rasta-Billy and Americana; Tim Pearson plays country music and Donnie Wright plays Southern rock.

  • Carroll County District Court | Nov. 21, 2013

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.

    DISTRICT COURT

  • Winn fall festival

    Kathryn Winn Primary's annual Fall Festival was held Nov. 8, at the school.

  • Cross country runners recognized

    The Carroll County High School cross country team held its annual awards banquet on Nov. 6, at Hometown Pizza.

    State Awards

    Haley Dermon — All 5A Region Team and state qualifier

    Sierra Martinez — 5A region and state qualifier

     

    Girls Awards

    Most Dedicated: Haley Dermon

    Mental Attitude: Jenna Richmond

    Most Improved: Mallory Wilkerson

    Most Valuable: Haley Dermon

     

    Boys Awards

    Most Dedicated: Matthew Beach

  • Wildcats spoil Panthers’ playoff run, 49-26

    After winning their first playoff game in 10 years last week, the Carroll County Panthers were unable to add on to their four-game winning streak, losing 49-26 to district rival Gallatin County in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. The Wildcats (10-2) will take on Newport Central Catholic (8-4) Friday night in Warsaw.