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Mason City police respond to threat of use of weapon at High School

Mason City police respond to threat of use of weapon at High School

MASON CITY – A student allegedly threatened to use a weapon at Mason City High School on Friday, and police responded with an investigation. On Friday, February 23,…

Crack dealer recently out of prison arrested for felony domestic assault

Crack dealer recently out of prison arrested for felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A convicted crack cocaine dealer who was sent to an Iowa prison and released this past fall was arrested after an alleged violent incident in…

Rep. Upmeyer: Addressing Iowa’s health care challenges

Rep. Upmeyer: Addressing Iowa’s health care challenges

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake – With the first funnel in the rearview mirror, we have narrowed our scope for…

Mackenzie Meyer’s 13 points helps Iowa defeat Indiana, 75-62

Mackenzie Meyer’s 13 points helps Iowa defeat Indiana, 75-62

IOWA CITY – Former Mason City Mohawk Mackenzie Meyer’s 13 points helped Iowa defeat Indiana today at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 75-62. Iowa (23-6; 11-5) jumped out to a 20-8…

Senator Ragan: Schools need to plan for emergencies

Senator Ragan: Schools need to plan for emergencies

The following is a column submitted by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City: Every school in Iowa should have a plan in case of a natural disaster, medical…

ISU Athletics: Iowa State announces 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

ISU Athletics: Iowa State announces 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Letterwinners Club announced today Iowa State’s Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2018. Seven former Cyclone stars will be inducted into the…

NIACC’s Anderly moves to semifinals

NIACC’s Anderly moves to semifinals

COUNCIL BLUFFS – NIACC’s Austin Anderly was the top-ranked wrestler at 141 pounds for most of the year in Intermat’s NJCAA rankings. Heading into the national tournament, Anderly…

OBIT: Carol Jones, 79, of Charles City

OBIT: Carol Jones, 79, of Charles City

Carol Jones, 79, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral service for Carol Jones…

OBIT: Lucille Malenke, 79, of Charles City

OBIT: Lucille Malenke, 79, of Charles City

Lucille Malenke, 79, of Charles City, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. A funeral service for Lucille Malenke…

Candidate for Iowa Governor Cathy Glasson calls on Kim Reynolds to end “out of control” tax incentives to Rockwell Collins

Candidate for Iowa Governor Cathy Glasson calls on Kim Reynolds to end “out of control” tax incentives to Rockwell Collins

CEDAR RAPIDS — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cathy Glasson sharpened her call for major reforms in Iowa’s Research Tax Credit today in wake of the news that Rockwell Collins…

Forest City man guilty of shoplifting at Walmart

Forest City man guilty of shoplifting at Walmart

MASON CITY – A Forest City man is guilty of stealing from the Mason City Walmart. Mason City police were dispatched to the Walmart Super Center store, 4151…

Iowa man who possessed gun that boy fatally shot himself with sent to prison

Iowa man who possessed gun that boy fatally shot himself with sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who illegally possessed a gun that a 4-year-old boy used to fatally shoot himself has been sentenced to 2 months in federal…



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Rep. Upmeyer: Addressing Iowa’s health care challenges

Rep. Upmeyer: Addressing Iowa’s health care challenges

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Senator Ragan: Schools need to plan for emergencies

Senator Ragan: Schools need to plan for emergencies

The following is a column submitted by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City: Every school…

Candidate for Iowa Governor Cathy Glasson calls on Kim Reynolds to end “out of control” tax incentives to Rockwell Collins

Candidate for Iowa Governor Cathy Glasson calls on Kim Reynolds to end “out of control” tax incentives to Rockwell Collins

CEDAR RAPIDS — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cathy Glasson sharpened her call for major reforms in…

Todd Blodgett opinion: GUNS AREN’T THE PROBLEM – PEOPLE ARE

Todd Blodgett opinion: GUNS AREN’T THE PROBLEM – PEOPLE ARE

The FBI has confirmed that on January 5, 2018, someone who was close to alleged…

Worth county deputy under investigation for drinking beer with underage person

Worth county deputy under investigation for drinking beer with underage person

NORTHWOOD – NIT has confirmed that an investigation is underway into the alleged alcohol consumption…

Council OK’s $24.5 million in General Obligation bonds for Renaissance Project; Max Weaver says citizens were lied to (video)

Council OK’s $24.5 million in General Obligation bonds for Renaissance Project; Max Weaver says citizens were lied to (video)

MASON CITY – The Mason City council on Tuesday night gave final approval to sell…

City of Mason City expense report – Feb. 22. 2018

City of Mason City expense report – Feb. 22. 2018

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NIACC Proudly Presents “Germany and Switzerland” Film

NIACC Proudly Presents “Germany and Switzerland” Film

MASON CITY – The 2017-18 Travel and Adventure Film Series continues with “Germany and Switzerland”…

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MASON CITY LEGISLATIVE LISTENING POST:
March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mason City Public Library, 225 2nd St SE
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A winter-themed “KinderNature” program will be held at the Lime Creek Nature Center on Tuesday, February 27 from 4:00-5:00 P.M. “KinderNature” programs are designed for children ages 3-5 years and provide hands-on learning and outdoor activities that encourage curious minds to explore and engage with the natural world.
Parents and their children will enjoy exploring nature together through self-guided activities, crafts, and snack stations. This program includes indoor and outdoor activities, so please dress appropriately.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge to participate, but pre-registration is required - call 423-5309 to register or for more information.

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The Mason City Public Library has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities to host the presentation -- Farm Women as Global Citizens: Post – WWII Authority of the “First Lady of the Farm” -- presented by Dr. Abby Dubisar, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mason City Room of the Mason City Public Library. The lifework of Ruth Buxton Sayre, Iowa native known as “First Lady of the Farm”, will be presented and her role as redefining the characterization of women on farms. This presentation is free and open to the public. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa's communities. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, please call 641-421-3668 in advance. Sponsored by Friends of the Mason City Public Library.

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The Clear Lake Knights of Columbus will host their annual Irish Stew from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 1001 9th Ave. South, Clear Lake, IA. In addition to the stew and condiments, the meal includes a slice of homemade pie. Adults - $8.00, Children under 8 - $4.00 Carry outs are available.

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The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board are sponsoring a trip to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota on Monday, March 12 from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The National Eagle Center includes fascinating exhibits, a cage-free viewing room with live eagles, a gift store, and an observation deck.
The trip will include a presentation at the Eagle Center with live eagles, and fantastic viewing opportunities of wintering bald eagles on the Mississippi River.
Cost for the trip is $35 for members of the Lime Creek Nature Center, $70 for non-members, and $10 for all youth 17 and under. This fee includes transportation in a comfortable motor coach and admission to the Eagle Center. Lunch is not included.
Registration is required by March 9. Call 641-423-5309 to register or for more information.

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April 7-- Legislative Forum, 9 a.m. @ Chickasaw County Farm Bureau office, 506 W Milwaukee St, New Hampton

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