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President Trump changes course in Afghanistan

President Trump changes course in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists.” Those were the words of President Donald J. Trump Monday night as he outlined a new…

Texas man caught by park ranger attempting to blow up Confederate statue

Texas man caught by park ranger attempting to blow up Confederate statue

HOUSTON, TEXAS — A 25-year-old man has been taken into custody for attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property – a Confederate stature – receiving federal financial assistance,…

Man sent to jail for stealing a van and crashing it into a church

Man sent to jail for stealing a van and crashing it into a church

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who stole a suburban, crashed it into a church and ran from police has been sentenced to jail. On May 21,…

Governor’s office, Dept. of Ag issue statements on Argentina pork deal

Governor’s office, Dept. of Ag issue statements on Argentina pork deal

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey issued statements Monday following news late last week that the Trump…

Iowa child molester found hanging in jail cell

Iowa child molester found hanging in jail cell

NEWTON, IOWA – A convicted Iowa child molester was found hanging in his jail cell this weekend. Paz Alcides Chica, age 43, was pronounced dead at 9:53 PM…

10 Missing, 5 Injured After USS John S. McCain Collides With Merchant Ship

10 Missing, 5 Injured After USS John S. McCain Collides With Merchant Ship

SOUTH CHINA SEA — Ten sailors are missing and five others were injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC…

Rock Falls man sent to jail for fighting deputy and dangerous high speed chase

Rock Falls man sent to jail for fighting deputy and dangerous high speed chase

MASON CITY – A Rock Falls man who refused to go quietly after a deputy pulled him over then led police on a high-speed chase has been sent…

President Trump asks for financial contributions in “sweepstakes” to meet him at rally

President Trump asks for financial contributions in “sweepstakes” to meet him at rally

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Billionaire President Donald J. Trump this weekend asked for as little as $3 from each of his supporters to enter a “sweepstakes” with the winner getting…

University of Texas removed statues of Robert E. Lee and others linked to Confederacy

University of Texas removed statues of Robert E. Lee and others linked to Confederacy

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Four statues of people linked to the Confederacy – including infamous General Robert E. Lee – were removed at the University of Texas this weekend.…

Nearly $110,000 in improper disbursements made to Mason City schools employees, audit shows

Nearly $110,000 in improper disbursements made to Mason City schools employees, audit shows

MASON CITY – Nearly $110,000 in improper disbursements were made to Mason City schools employees, an audit released this morning shows, prompting a yet-to-be-released separate special investigation report.…

Northern Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Northern Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A Northern Iowa man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced August 18, 2017, to more than six years in federal prison. Matthew Wessels, 36,…

Charles City man hurt in Monday morning crash outside Mason City

Charles City man hurt in Monday morning crash outside Mason City

MASON CITY – A Charles City man was hurt in a Monday morning crash outside Mason City. The accident took place at about 5:18 AM on Monday, August…

Stealing booze lands Waterloo woman and Dubuque woman in jail

Stealing booze lands Waterloo woman and Dubuque woman in jail

MANCHESTER, IOWA – The allure of booze was so strong that a couple allegedly tried to steal a tasty beverage from a Northern Iowa grocery store. Manchester, Iowa…

Traffic complaint leads to arrest of Mason City woman for drunk driving

Traffic complaint leads to arrest of Mason City woman for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A traffic complaint led to the arrest of a Mason City woman for drunk driving this weekend. Mason City police were dispatched for a traffic…

Man injured after two-vehicle accident south of Mason City Sunday afternoon

Man injured after two-vehicle accident south of Mason City Sunday afternoon

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A two-vehicle crash south of Mason City sent one man to the hospital Sunday afternoon. The accident took place on August 20 at…



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President Trump changes course in Afghanistan

President Trump changes course in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists.” Those were the…

Texas man caught by park ranger attempting to blow up Confederate statue

Texas man caught by park ranger attempting to blow up Confederate statue

HOUSTON, TEXAS — A 25-year-old man has been taken into custody for attempting to maliciously…

President Trump asks for financial contributions in “sweepstakes” to meet him at rally

President Trump asks for financial contributions in “sweepstakes” to meet him at rally

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Billionaire President Donald J. Trump this weekend asked for as little as $3…

University of Texas removed statues of Robert E. Lee and others linked to Confederacy

University of Texas removed statues of Robert E. Lee and others linked to Confederacy

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Four statues of people linked to the Confederacy – including infamous General…

Nearly $110,000 in improper disbursements made to Mason City schools employees, audit shows

Nearly $110,000 in improper disbursements made to Mason City schools employees, audit shows

MASON CITY – Nearly $110,000 in improper disbursements were made to Mason City schools employees,…

Opinion: I speak a ‘foreign’ language and eat ethnic foods; don’t hold it against me

Opinion: I speak a ‘foreign’ language and eat ethnic foods; don’t hold it against me

August 20th, 2017 The thought-provoking words brought forth today by John Skipper deserve more than…

City of Mason City expense report, August 17, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, August 17, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/17/2017 Payee Description Amount ——————————————————— ADAMS SHARPENINGM/E REPAIRS 24.00…

DNR tracks green color in Wright County ditch to egg laying facility

DNR tracks green color in Wright County ditch to egg laying facility

EAGLE GROVE – On Thursday, the Iowa DNR traced a green color and ammonia in…

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A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 88% of Likely U.S. Voters oppose removing the names of Washington and Jefferson from public places and taking down statues in their honor. Just seven percent (7%) favor the removal of their names from the public square because Washington and Jefferson like several of the other early presidents were slave owners.

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Veterans are invited to the ALL VETERANS – ALL ERAS Family BBQ Picnic on Aug 26 at the Northwood Shelter house, Worth County fairgrounds. NOTE: new this year -- serving will start at 12:00 Noon. Come earlier if you want to check out veteran items & enjoy the band. Free door prize tickets. Shuttle assistance also provided. 13th annual BBQ is hosted by local Vietnam Veterans of America, Jerry Parmley North Star Chapter 790. All Era veterans of all branches of service from around the region will be gathering … from WW2 to Korea to Vietnam to Desert Storm to Iraq and Afghanistan troops, cold war servicemen and women of all ages. Spouses or a guest are invited to enjoy the activities also. Good ole American menu of burgers, bratz, sloppy joes, hot dogs, lemonade, plates & utensils provided. Appetizers, side dishes, salads, and yummy desserts to share are very welcome and very appreciated to create a super variety buffet. A four piece band and door prize drawings are planned also.

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139th Annual Fireman's Association Convention will be held in Forest City Sep 6-10. On Sat., Sep 9th, is the parade at 6:30pm.

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A Get Active in Nature (G.A.I.N.) program will be held at the Lime Creek Nature Center on Monday, August 28 at 4 p.m.
“Tagging Monarch Butterflies” is the theme for this GAIN activity. Children and adults will enjoy catching and tagging monarchs as they make their migratory journey to Mexico. Tagging allows biologists to monitor monarch movements and population trends. Monarch numbers have been steadily declining, so tagging efforts have become even more important. G.A.I.N. is an ongoing nature center program of active, outdoor activities for children and their parents or guardians. There is no charge, but registration is required – call 641-423-5309.

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The Humane Society of North Iowa will hold their 18th annual Fall Festival fundraiser on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 from 12:00 - 4:00 at the National Guard Armory in Mason City. This fun family event includes a silent auction (ends at 3:00 pm), bake sale, concession stand, kids’ activities including horse rides and bounce house, and much more! Adoptable animals from the shelter will also be on site. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of North Iowa.

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On Friday August 25, 2017

Sam Crosser will play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the
Library Commons at the Mason City Public Library. Free.

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“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

–Thomas Paine

"The secret to success is doing the stuff other people won't do and doing it for a really long time."

-John Jantsch

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."

-JFK

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Man sent to jail for stealing a van and crashing it into a church

Man sent to jail for stealing a van and crashing it into a church

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who stole a suburban, crashed it into a church and ran from police has been sentenced to jail. On May 21,…

Iowa child molester found hanging in jail cell

Iowa child molester found hanging in jail cell

NEWTON, IOWA – A convicted Iowa child molester was found hanging in his jail cell this weekend. Paz Alcides Chica, age 43, was pronounced dead at 9:53 PM…

Rock Falls man sent to jail for fighting deputy and dangerous high speed chase

Rock Falls man sent to jail for fighting deputy and dangerous high speed chase

MASON CITY – A Rock Falls man who refused to go quietly after a deputy pulled him over then led police on a high-speed chase has been sent…

Northern Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Northern Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A Northern Iowa man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced August 18, 2017, to more than six years in federal prison. Matthew Wessels, 36,…

Northern Iowa man busted for felony drunk driving

Northern Iowa man busted for felony drunk driving

DELAWARE COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was busted this weekend for feloyn drunk driving. On August 20, 2017 a Manchester police officer stopped a car on…

Stealing booze lands Waterloo woman and Dubuque woman in jail

Stealing booze lands Waterloo woman and Dubuque woman in jail

MANCHESTER, IOWA – The allure of booze was so strong that a couple allegedly tried to steal a tasty beverage from a Northern Iowa grocery store. Manchester, Iowa…

Traffic complaint leads to arrest of Mason City woman for drunk driving

Traffic complaint leads to arrest of Mason City woman for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A traffic complaint led to the arrest of a Mason City woman for drunk driving this weekend. Mason City police were dispatched for a traffic…

Mason City woman jailed after alleged drunk driving crash

Mason City woman jailed after alleged drunk driving crash

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Mason City woman was jailed late Friday night after an alleged drunk driving crash. A Cerro Gordo county deputy was called to…

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President Trump changes course in Afghanistan

President Trump changes course in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists.” Those were the words of President Donald J. Trump…

Texas man caught by park ranger attempting to blow up Confederate statue

Texas man caught by park ranger attempting to blow up Confederate statue

HOUSTON, TEXAS — A 25-year-old man has been taken into custody for attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property – a…

10 Missing, 5 Injured After USS John S. McCain Collides With Merchant Ship

10 Missing, 5 Injured After USS John S. McCain Collides With Merchant Ship

SOUTH CHINA SEA — Ten sailors are missing and five others were injured after the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain…