Thursday, November 5, 2020
News Headlines! 11-05-2020
-The city of Sac City has announced that with the 14-day rolling average of daily COVID19 infection rates above 15%, the city will lock the doors to the city office building. Their 14-day average is currently at 17.1%. The city stated that doors will be locked until the 14-day rolling average is below 15%.
-Yesterday, Iowa Workforce Development announced that the Carroll IowaWorks office will relocate to a new facility at 504 Hwy 39 North in Denison. The Denison IowaWorks center will officially open on January 2 of 2021. IWD had previously announced that the IowaWorks office in Carroll would relocate to Denison in order to provide job resources to both Carroll and Denison communities. IWD Director, Beth Townsend, said of of the project, “After working with local leaders, legislators, and the workforce development board to plan the relocation, we couldn't be more excited for the facility to open its doors and connect Crawford County residents with employment services. The new location will expand services to more Iowans and connect them with new opportunities.”
The decision to relocate the IowaWorks office to Denison was made in December of last year after local leaders and IWD officials evaluated the need for an IowaWorks facility in Denison. An expansion office will be available to Carroll residents at a later date.
-The Denison Fire Department has set the city of Denison's fall open burning period to begin on Saturday, November 7th at sunrise and conclude on Sunday, November 15th at sunset. Burning shall only take place after sunrise and before sunset.
-At least four local fire departments responded yesterday afternoon to a rural structure fire in Carroll County. The Breda, Arcadia, Wall Lake and Lake View Fire Departments were dispatched to 120th Street about four miles west of Breda at around 1:50 p.m. on a report of a machine shed and equipment on fire. Additional details are not yet available.
-54 year old Kelly Warnke of Carroll, who was accused of attempting to burn down a Carroll home in August, has been scheduled to go before a jury early next year. Court records state that Warnke submitted his written not guilty plea on Monday to one count of first degree arson, which is a class B felony. An investigation into the incident showed that Warnke had poured gasoline in several locations in the attached garage of the home to start the fire. The trial is set to begin Jan. 12, 2021 with a pretrial conference slated for Dec. 14. A class B felony in Iowa carries a maximum penalty of up to 25 years in prison.
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