Author: Carol McIntire

2020 Carroll County Fair cancelled

The 2020 Carroll County Fair became a victim of COVID-19 this evening when members of the Ag Society voted 8-5 to cancel the 2020 County Fair and hold a virtual livestock auction during a special meeting. Details for the sale will be worked out by a committee. The sale will include still projects and large and small animals. The sale committee will meet with the junior fair sale committee to

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Livestock Quotes June 1

CYA Exchange, LLC dba Carrollton Livestock Auction Sale Date: 6/1/2020 Total # of Head Sold: 151 Cattle Feeder Cattle Light Steers & Bulls 250-525# $81.00 to $147.50 Heavy Steers & Bulls 525-900# $75.00 to $134.00 Light Heifers 250-525# $125.00 to $152.50 Heavy Heifers 525-900# $59.00 to $128.00 Holstein Steers & Bulls 250-900# — to — Cows Holstein Springers — to $790.00 Bred Cow by the head $530.00 to $700.00 Cow/Calf

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Sharing a message of peace

Garrett Grimes of Carrollton was the only person who shared a message during a rally on Public Square in Carrollton Sunday afternoon. Grimes stood at the north end of Public Square holding an orange peace sign and waving at motorist. “My message is love,” he said. “These are crazy times.” Law enforcement, who were alerted to a possible protest, were prepared to handle the situation if it got out of

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Police confiscate large amount of fentanyl during traffic stop

Two Akron men are sitting in the Carroll County jail after Carrollton Police discovered “an enormous amount” of fentanyl during a May 29 early morning traffic stop. Carrollton Police Chief Bob Ellington told The Messenger Patrolman Lionel Woods initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on East Main St. just before 1 a.m. During the stop, 67.75 grams of a substance believed to be fentanyl was confiscated.    “That’s equal

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Livestock Quotes

CYA Exchange, LLC dba Carrollton Livestock Auction Sale Date: 5/25/2020 Total # of Head Sold: 254 Cattle Feeder Cattle Light Steers & Bulls 250-525# $132.00 to $190.00 Heavy Steers & Bulls 525-900# $118.00 to $152.00 Light Heifers 250-525# $86.00 to $143.00 Heavy Heifers 525-900# $58.00 to $132.00 Holstein Steers & Bulls 250-900# $71.00 to $72.00 Jersey Steers 150-900 $45.00 to $56.00 Cows Bred Cow by the head $575.00 to $1,075.00

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County fair remains in limbo

By Carol McIntire, Editor Will there be a 2020 Carroll County Fair? If there is, what will it look like? County junior fair members, concession owners, open class participants and those who simply love the fair, will have to wait until June 2 for answers to those questions. The Ag Society (fair board) plans to meet at 7 p.m. that evening for a special session to decide the fate of

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Livestock Quotes May 18, 2020

CYA Exchange, LLC dba Carrollton Livestock Auction Sale Date: 5/18/2020 Total # of Head Sold: 122 Cattle Feeder Cattle Light Steers & Bulls 250-525# $77.50 to $159.00 Heavy Steers & Bulls 525-900# $85.00 to $155.00 Light Heifers 250-525# $79.00 to $143.00 Heavy Heifers 525-900# $63.00 to $122.00 Holstein Steers & Bulls 250-900# $76.00 to $81.00 Cows Bred Cow by the head $535.00 to $885.00 Cow/Calf Pairs by the pair $1,210.00

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A parade of their own: Communities plan salute to seniors

Graduation and the ceremonies surrounding it may be different this year, but schools and communities are coming up with new ways to honor graduates. Senior awards are being announced via virtual ceremonies as are many scholarships. Parades are planned in several communities and signs are popping up in yards like blooming flowers. Nearly all area schools switched to a platform where graduates received their diplomas individually during a designated time

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Livestock Quotes May 11

CYA Exchange, LLC dba Carrollton Livestock Auction Sale Date: 5/11/2020 Total # of Head Sold: 154 Cattle Feeder Cattle Light Steers & Bulls 250-525# $64.00 to $156.00 Heavy Steers & Bulls 525-900# $75.00 to $145.00 Light Heifers 250-525# $90.00 to $140.00 Heavy Heifers 525-900# $65.00 to $136.00 Holstein Steers & Bulls 250-900# $62.50 to $65.00 Cows Bred Cow by the head $850.00 to $975.00 Cow/Calf Pairs by the pair $600.00

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Livestock Quotes May 4, 2020

CYA Exchange, LLC dba Carrollton Livestock Auction Sale Date: 5/4/2020 Total # of Head Sold: 96 Cattle Feeder Cattle Light Steers & Bulls 250-525# $129.00 to $140.00 Heavy Steers & Bulls 525-900# $95.00 to $136.00 Light Heifers 250-525# $107.00 to $142.00 Holstein Steers & Bulls 250-900# $57.00 to $60.00 Cows Bred Cow by the head $500.00 to $810.00 Cow/Calf Pairs by the pair $875.00 to $1,150.00 Good Cows $60.00 to

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