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Fall is a great time for wildlife watching

Fall is a great time for wildlife watching

By Brianna Sholly Conservation Education Intern Lime Creek Nature Center Fall has arrived with the onset of October. Trees are changing colors and it won’t be long until…

Gov. Reynolds sends letter to President Trump; expresses “deep concern” about EPA direction on RFS

Gov. Reynolds sends letter to President Trump; expresses “deep concern” about EPA direction on RFS

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday expressing her deep concern about the direction the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appears…

DNR wants Iowans to hunt – and to stay safe while doing it

DNR wants Iowans to hunt – and to stay safe while doing it

MASON CITY – The Iowa DNR is launching a new campaign this week called “Let’s Go Hunting” to encourage more people to either try hunting, to get back…

NIACC men’s team ranked 12th, women ranked 23rd

NIACC men’s team ranked 12th, women ranked 23rd

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s cross country team remained at No. 12 in the third USTFCCA NJCAA Division I rankings released Wednesday. The Trojans are one of…

The Aspen Institute names NIACC as one of the Top 150 U.S. community colleges

The Aspen Institute names NIACC as one of the Top 150 U.S. community colleges

MASON CITY – The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges, eligible to compete…

NIACC soccer teams sweep DCTC

NIACC soccer teams sweep DCTC

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s soccer team topped DCTC 2-1 Tuesday in an ICCAC contest on the NIACC campus. NIACC received goals from Harry Holland on a…

Illegal Mexican alien twice-deported sent to prison for returned again to the United States to live in Iowa

Illegal Mexican alien twice-deported sent to prison for returned again to the United States to live in Iowa

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Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

The following is an update from Iowa Democrats: TOPICS: Identity Theft Consumer Tips Tuition Increases at State Universities on Hold State Recreational Trails Receive Grants Time for Students…

Iowa prisoner uses homemade weapons to strike and injure guard; prison on lockdown

Iowa prisoner uses homemade weapons to strike and injure guard; prison on lockdown

FORT MADISON – Iowa State Penitentiary was placed on lockdown/restricted movement Wednesday, October 18, 2017 after an incident involving a staff assault by a prisoner using homemade weapons.…

Globe-Gazette reverses itself, will stop refusing to sell ads to City Council candidate in Mason City

Globe-Gazette reverses itself, will stop refusing to sell ads to City Council candidate in Mason City

Publisher intercedes after Marquardt campaign complains; rogue Editor’s Ad Embargo is countermanded by Higher-Ups MASON CITY – In a stunning reversal apparently directed by Roy Biondi, who is…

Opinion: Renaissance project newsletter with my utility bill packed with lies

Opinion: Renaissance project newsletter with my utility bill packed with lies

I just got a River City Renaissance Project newsletter with my utility bill. Second paragraph is asked the question: How will MC Taxpayers Be Affected? Answer: No General…

Iowa man falls more than 20 feet from tree stand with weakened support straps

Iowa man falls more than 20 feet from tree stand with weakened support straps

WARREN COUNTY — An Iowa man learned the hard way to check his deer hunting stand for safety after it collapsed and sent him tumbling 23 feet down…

Governor wants Iowans more-educated to increase job prospects

Governor wants Iowans more-educated to increase job prospects

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced new Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations Tuesday. The recommendations are a major step forward in achieving…

Iowa man sent to prison for meth conspiracy; got his own daughter involved

Iowa man sent to prison for meth conspiracy; got his own daughter involved

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OBIT: Vonita Mallory, 84, of Charles City

OBIT: Vonita Mallory, 84, of Charles City

Vonita Mallory, 84, of Charles City, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin, Minnesota, where she had resided for the…



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Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

The following is an update from Iowa Democrats: TOPICS: Identity Theft Consumer Tips Tuition Increases…

Globe-Gazette reverses itself, will stop refusing to sell ads to City Council candidate in Mason City

Globe-Gazette reverses itself, will stop refusing to sell ads to City Council candidate in Mason City

Publisher intercedes after Marquardt campaign complains; rogue Editor’s Ad Embargo is countermanded by Higher-Ups MASON…

Opinion: Renaissance project newsletter with my utility bill packed with lies

Opinion: Renaissance project newsletter with my utility bill packed with lies

I just got a River City Renaissance Project newsletter with my utility bill. Second paragraph…

Opinion: Lionel Foster’s long, distinguished list of accomplishments makes him top choice in Ward 2 council race

Opinion: Lionel Foster’s long, distinguished list of accomplishments makes him top choice in Ward 2 council race

This morning I read the Second Ward candidate reviews published by the Globe Gazette. In…

Globe Gazette attacks Marquardt campaign for city council

Globe Gazette attacks Marquardt campaign for city council

STATEMENT FROM MATT MARQUARDT ON GLOBE GAZETTE PUBLISHING HIS PHOTO DEAD LAST USING FAKE LAST…

Wilder column: Hey Democrats: Where’s Our Leadership?

Wilder column: Hey Democrats: Where’s Our Leadership?

“I don’t think people want a new direction, our values unify us and our values…

Opinion: Just vote no and you will be safe

Opinion: Just vote no and you will be safe

I have searched the Sunday Globe – twice – no John Skipper column in today’s…

Iowa Republicans defend commercial property tax cut

Iowa Republicans defend commercial property tax cut

DES MOINES – Iowa Republicans this week are defending a property tax relief bill approved…

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Election:
On November 7, 2017 Regular City Elections will be held for offices in Clear Lake, Mason City, Dougherty, Meservey and Plymouth.

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A program entitled Lime Creek Littles will be held on Monday, October 30 at 4 p.m. at the Lime Creek Nature Center. Lime Creek Littles is for children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult.
On the eve of Halloween, we’ll learn about some of nature’s “scariest” creatures. Perhaps they’re not so scary after all! A craft activity will follow the presentation. There is no charge but registration is required - call 641-423-5309.

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Photographer, David Ottenstein will present his book Iowa: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape at the Mason City Public Library on Tuesday, October 24th. Book talk and signing will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Muse Norris Classroom.

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Worth County:
Congressman Rod Blum's staff will be hosting a local office hour in Northwood on Thursday Oct. 19th. Staff will be on hand at the Worth County Courthouse- Supervisor' Room from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.

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FISHING: Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo County – many Master Angler qualifying yellow bass (10 inches) are available to catch this fall. Use small jigs tipped with a nightcrawler, minnows or cut bait. Stay on the move to find schools of fish.

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Main Street Mason City is hosting an informational / question-and-answer event on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, at Fat Hill Brewing. Food trucks will be on hand for your convenience. Mason City Says Yes committee members will present the program at noon, followed by Q &A.

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NIACC to offer "Writing Your Family History" class

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Community Education will offer a “Writing Your Family History” class on Monday, October 30 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Mason City Library (Mason City Room). The class is designed for students of all ages interested in writing their family history. Course instructor John Skipper will equip students with techniques to go beyond date of birth, date of death and other statistics and bring to life to all the characters in their family history.

Skipper has been a professional writer for more than 50 years and is currently a reporter and columnist for the Mason City Globe Gazette. He is the author of 16 books and is a contributing writer to Iowa History Journal. He taught Creative Writing for 25 years and twice has been a guest speaker at the National Writers Workshop. He says if anything tops his love of writing, it's helping others with their writing.

Tuition is $25 paid upon registration (reference course number 110449). Space is limited so advance registration is required. Register by calling NIACC at 1-888-466-4222 ext. 4358 or register online at www.niacc.edu.

Direct other questions to Allison Lycke, Community Education Program Manager, at 641-923-2252 or Allison.Lycke@niacc.edu.

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-JFK

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Illegal Mexican alien twice-deported sent to prison for returned again to the United States to live in Iowa

Illegal Mexican alien twice-deported sent to prison for returned again to the United States to live in Iowa

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Waterloo man sent to prison after drug-fueled drive-by shooting

Waterloo man sent to prison after drug-fueled drive-by shooting

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who drove by a house in Waterloo, Iowa, and fired a gun twice at the detached garage was sentenced yesterday to more than…

Iowa prisoner uses homemade weapons to strike and injure guard; prison on lockdown

Iowa prisoner uses homemade weapons to strike and injure guard; prison on lockdown

FORT MADISON – Iowa State Penitentiary was placed on lockdown/restricted movement Wednesday, October 18, 2017 after an incident involving a staff assault by a prisoner using homemade weapons.…

Iowa man sent to prison for meth conspiracy; got his own daughter involved

Iowa man sent to prison for meth conspiracy; got his own daughter involved

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Mason City man caught drunk driving – allegedly with drugs – gets sweet plea deal

Mason City man caught drunk driving – allegedly with drugs – gets sweet plea deal

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was caught drunk driving and accused by police of being in possession of an illegal drug pled guilty and got…

Cops nab burglar who stole tools and bike

Cops nab burglar who stole tools and bike

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been arrested in connection with several recent burglaries. On Monday, October 16th, Joshuah John Hockenson (22) of Mason City was…

Iowa woman arrested for prostitution in Ackley

Iowa woman arrested for prostitution in Ackley

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Mason City police plant bait bike, catch thief in action

Mason City police plant bait bike, catch thief in action

MASON CITY – Mason City police are dealign with thieves and vandals across the community, and today used a bait bike to bring an alleged crook to justice.…

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions issues statement on FBI stats showing staggering rise in law enforcement officers killed and assaulted in the line of duty in 2016

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issues statement on FBI stats showing staggering rise in law enforcement officers killed and assaulted in the line of duty in 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the following statement on the FBI’s 2016 Law Enforcement Officers Killed and…

Police arrest man who socked older fan in the face at NFL game

Police arrest man who socked older fan in the face at NFL game

CHARLOTTE, NC – In a brutal display of violence caught on video, an enraged man threw a Mike Tyson style punch…

American family freed from captivity in Pakistan

American family freed from captivity in Pakistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump announced this morning that an American family held hostage in Pakistan has been freed.…