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Gov. Reynolds to present volunteer award to Mason City bank, tour Prestage office

Gov. Reynolds to present volunteer award to Mason City bank, tour Prestage office

MASON CITY – Governor Kim Reynolds will present a volunteer award to a Mason City bank this week, then tour the Prestage hog kill plant office the next…

President Trump blasted for calling for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during National Anthem

President Trump blasted for calling for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during National Anthem

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA – President Donald J. Trump Friday called for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during the National Anthem, and is taking some blowback for his…

Iowa loses to #4 Penn State on last-second touchdown

Iowa loses to #4 Penn State on last-second touchdown

IOWA CITY – A last-second touchdown was just enough for highly-ranked Penn State to beat Iowa, 21-19, at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday night. #4 Penn State is now…

Fall colors beginning to show in Iowa, DNR says

Fall colors beginning to show in Iowa, DNR says

MASON CITY – This year may be a good one for leaf viewers, according to Jeff Goerndt, state forester with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “I…

Couple arrested after burglary reported in Floyd county

Couple arrested after burglary reported in Floyd county

RURAL FLOYD COUNTY – A Charles City man and a New Hampton woman were taken to jail after a burglary was reported at a rural residence in Floyd…

Rockwell fire department to hold fundraiser to help pay for tools and equipment

Rockwell fire department to hold fundraiser to help pay for tools and equipment

ROCKWELL, IOWA – A fundraiser will be held in Rockwell to benefit the fire department, which needs to replace equipment and tools and cover other expenses. The Rockwell…

Cemetery History Walk to be held in Mason City

Cemetery History Walk to be held in Mason City

MASON CITY – Elmwood-St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery is conducting this fall’s History Walk on Saturday, September 30th. There will be a late afternoon History Walk from 4:30 to…

NIACC men place second at Griak, Jacques wins individual title

NIACC men place second at Griak, Jacques wins individual title

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The No. 6 (NJCAA Division I) NIACC men’s cross country team placed second at the University of Minnesota Roy Griak Invitational Division III race…

Milwaukee man charged with felony theft of car in Mason City

Milwaukee man charged with felony theft of car in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Milwaukee, Wisconsin man was picked up in Storm Lake by police after he tried to rip off a dealership on a car deal, and…

NIACC’s Ball commits to Dallas Baptist

NIACC’s Ball commits to Dallas Baptist

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore first baseman Bryce Ball committed to play baseball Friday at Dallas Baptist University. Ball, a first-team all-NJCAA Region XI selection as a freshman,…

Senator John McCain won’t support latest GOP attempt at health care reform

Senator John McCain won’t support latest GOP attempt at health care reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement on health care reform: “As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be…

Rudd couple busted after cops raid house outside Mason City

Rudd couple busted after cops raid house outside Mason City

RURAL MASON CITY – A Rudd couple was busted after cops raided house outside Mason City. On September 21, 2017 the Cerro Gordo Sheriff’s Office executed two search…

Northern Iowa couple hunted down by cops and inserted into cages for alleged crimes

Northern Iowa couple hunted down by cops and inserted into cages for alleged crimes

RURAL PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa couple was caught at an alleged crime scene and ran from police into a corn and then a bean…

Police release possible suspect photos in ATM skimmer case

Police release possible suspect photos in ATM skimmer case

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department is releasing photos of the suspect believed to be involved in the ATM skimmer case earlier this month. The suspect…

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Keyes, 73, of Charles City

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Keyes, 73, of Charles City

Robert “Bob” Keyes, 73, of Charles City, passed away suddenly at his home Wednesday, September 20, 2017. According to his wishes, there will be no public service or…



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ERIC BOOKMEYER, MAYOR OF MASON CITY, IOWA, ATTACKS CITIZEN :


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President Trump blasted for calling for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during National Anthem

President Trump blasted for calling for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during National Anthem

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA – President Donald J. Trump Friday called for NFL owners to fire players…

Senator John McCain won’t support latest GOP attempt at health care reform

Senator John McCain won’t support latest GOP attempt at health care reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement on health care…

Opinion: These NAFTA Rules Are Killing Our Jobs

Opinion: These NAFTA Rules Are Killing Our Jobs

By Wilbur Ross As the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations unfold, there is a…

Attorney General Sessions: “Thugs on notice” and nation faces “deadliest drug crisis in American history”

Attorney General Sessions: “Thugs on notice” and nation faces “deadliest drug crisis in American history”

HARRISBURG, PA – Attorney General Jeff Sessions today told a law enforcement audience that “thugs”…

ACLU sues to get Medicaid coverage for transgender Iowans

ACLU sues to get Medicaid coverage for transgender Iowans

DES MOINES – The ACLU is filing a lawsuit to get Medicaid coverage for transgender…

Coming to NIACC: Michael Feinstein: Celebrating the Crooners – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Bing Crosby, & Others

Coming to NIACC: Michael Feinstein: Celebrating the Crooners – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Bing Crosby, & Others

MASON CITY – Michael Feinstein: Celebrating the Crooners – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis,…

Iowa Supreme Court selects two new business court judges

Iowa Supreme Court selects two new business court judges

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court selected District Judge Sean W. McPartland, Cedar Rapids,…

Charles City man guilty on all counts after caught breaking into vending machines

Charles City man guilty on all counts after caught breaking into vending machines

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man is guilty on all counts in connection to…

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MASON CITY-In 2007, Congress designated September 25th at the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. The annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims gives us all the opportunity to remember those lost to homicide, and honor their memories. The purpose of this day of remembrance is to focus on the impact of murder on families, and communities, and ways to support and serve survivors.
Crisis Intervention Service will be hosting an event to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives to violent crime in our community. The event will include a balloon release in honor of each victim, and a small reception. Refreshments will be provided.
The event will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at East Park Shelter House #2 in Mason City, Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.


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Mason City 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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CURRENT FISHING REPORT:

Clear Lake
The water temperature is 65 degrees. Yellow Bass - Good: Drift a small jig tipped with a piece of crawler or cut bait in 8- to 10-feet of water until you find fish. Try also near the rock reefs. Walleye - Fair: Use a slip bobber and leech or minnow near the rock reefs. Channel Catfish - Fair: Use cut bait or crawlers on the windward side of the lake. Muskellunge - Fair: Try near edge of vegetation and shady areas under docks.

Crystal Lake
Bluegill - Fair: Use a small piece of crawler under a slip bobber near the dredge cut. Black Crappie - Fair: Try a slip bobber and small minnow in the deeper water in the dredge cut. Look for suspended fish on your electronics.

Rice Lake
Walleye - Fair: Use a jig and minnow in the deeper parts of the lake in the late evening.

Silver Lake (Worth)
Largemouth Bass - Good: Largemouth bass are biting on a variety of baits.

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The annual Lime Creek Nature Center “Timber Trot” run will be held on Saturday, October 7 at 9 a.m. at the Lime Creek Nature Center located just north of Mason City off Highway 65.
A $25 entry fee includes refreshments and a shirt. Registration deadline for a guaranteed shirt is Thursday, September 28 at 4 p.m. Registration the day of the event is $30.
Medals will be awarded for first, second and third place for both male and female runners in the following age categories: 20 and under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.
This five-mile trail run is for everyone from those who enjoy competing against others to those who just want to take a leisurely jog for some great scenery and exercise.
To register call Carrie Berg at 641-210-7005 or download a registration brochure at: www.co.cerro-gordo.ia.us (click on “departments” then “Lime Creek”). A map of the route is also available at this website.

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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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“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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Crime

Couple arrested after burglary reported in Floyd county

Couple arrested after burglary reported in Floyd county

RURAL FLOYD COUNTY – A Charles City man and a New Hampton woman were taken to jail after a burglary was reported at a rural residence in Floyd…

Milwaukee man charged with felony theft of car in Mason City

Milwaukee man charged with felony theft of car in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Milwaukee, Wisconsin man was picked up in Storm Lake by police after he tried to rip off a dealership on a car deal, and…

Rudd couple busted after cops raid house outside Mason City

Rudd couple busted after cops raid house outside Mason City

RURAL MASON CITY – A Rudd couple was busted after cops raided house outside Mason City. On September 21, 2017 the Cerro Gordo Sheriff’s Office executed two search…

Northern Iowa couple hunted down by cops and inserted into cages for alleged crimes

Northern Iowa couple hunted down by cops and inserted into cages for alleged crimes

RURAL PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa couple was caught at an alleged crime scene and ran from police into a corn and then a bean…

Police release possible suspect photos in ATM skimmer case

Police release possible suspect photos in ATM skimmer case

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department is releasing photos of the suspect believed to be involved in the ATM skimmer case earlier this month. The suspect…

Mason City man sentenced to over 10 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography

Mason City man sentenced to over 10 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who possessed child pornography was sentenced yesterday to over 10 years in federal prison. Jeffery Landheer, age 47, from Mason City, Iowa, received…

Iowa law enforcement seeks woman who ripped off the elderly

Iowa law enforcement seeks woman who ripped off the elderly

DUBUQUE – Iowa law enforcement is seeking a woman they say committed wire fraud and ripped off the elderly. Payton McCarville (pictured below) and others from Dubuque or…

Illegal alien from Guatemala sent to prison after returning to Iowa after he was deported

Illegal alien from Guatemala sent to prison after returning to Iowa after he was deported

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Guatemalan man who had previously been deported following a federal conviction for unlawfully using identification documents was sentenced on September 18, 2017, to two…

World

President Trump blasted for calling for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during National Anthem

President Trump blasted for calling for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during National Anthem

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA – President Donald J. Trump Friday called for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during the National Anthem,…

Feds: U.S.-produced parts in imported goods from Mexico and Canada declining, while China gaining ground

Feds: U.S.-produced parts in imported goods from Mexico and Canada declining, while China gaining ground

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce says that due to the NAFTA trade deal, U.S.-produced parts in imported…

Attorney General Sessions: “Thugs on notice” and nation faces “deadliest drug crisis in American history”

Attorney General Sessions: “Thugs on notice” and nation faces “deadliest drug crisis in American history”

HARRISBURG, PA – Attorney General Jeff Sessions today told a law enforcement audience that “thugs” are “on notice” and said the…