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Whiner’s Den


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  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 12, 2017 at 9:28 am

    No public thank you for your vote Matt?

  2. Barney Fife Reply Report comment

    December 11, 2017 at 5:38 am

    someone thinks he tough but he has to use brass knuckles,. knife, what a man, probably just a woman beater or child molester.

  3. Barney Fife Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Man I just saw there is a dude in jail for carrying dangerous weapons. What classifies as a dangerous weapon besides a gun? Dude looks like he’s dangerous. Just saying

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Knife, or brass knuckles. They are using a lot of brass knucks. If you get hit with one you can get a serious headache.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Switchblade knife, a knife which blade exceeds 5 inches, Hand Gun or Stun Gun. All classified as a dangerous weapon.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 11, 2017 at 8:41 am

        I think the blade must be under 3″ to be legal. That is what it has always been unless they changed it.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 8, 2017 at 1:50 am

    ya a police officer or firefighter doesn’t get that much and who has the tougher job, a officer is out there 24/7 that means on the kids birthdays, recitals, events at schools and churches, holidays like thanksgiving/christmas he is a work. bet Kevin isn’t. they are out there is terrible weather protecting you or standing on a corner directing traffic in blizzards, protecting you, firemen have it a little better, their families can come to the fire station on holidays and eat with them. police don’t have that luxury. just remember this the next time you say “look at that “pig” drinking coffee on my time and money

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 8, 2017 at 1:45 am

    yes the city does, that’s $1000 a week for a year that Jacobson is getting extra besides the $2280.00 a week that he gets for the finance job, damn wish I could work for the city like that for $3280.00 a week, that is obsurb.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Yeah that’s really obsurb. What ever that is.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 8, 2017 at 1:42 am

    why is Kevin Jacobson getting another raise of $26,000??? they say its because of the added workload. what added workload. he is being paid $119,000 a yr to be finance director and now another $52,000 a yr for acting admin.. while he is acting as finance dir he is not doing the admin job and when he is acting as admin he is not doing the finance job, his employees are, they are the ones that should get more money for doing his job. its no extra work for Jacobson as he can only do one job at a time, city just loves to give away your money!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 8, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Then they will want to raise our taxes to pay for it.

      • Jimmy Reply Report comment

        December 12, 2017 at 10:12 am

        Why would they have to raise our taxes? The City is saving hundreds of thousands of dollars by not paying for a city administrator.
        $26,000 extra to do both jobs is a steal for the city.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 8, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      Has he been required to work extra hours to cover the extra work? If not then maybe they should consider combining the positions. Then a pay increase might be justified.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 7, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Just lost 80$ money order from hyvee east,knew it was gone in 2 minutes retraced tracks to no luck,whoever picks up hope you would turn in at service desk,or if not maybe Salvation Bucket or spend it on doing some good because I’m not rich and worked hard for that $ Merry Christmas all the hardworking people.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 12, 2017 at 8:53 am

      Awww hope this somehow gets back to you. ♡

  8. CLMATE CHANGE It's all about taxing us! Reply Report comment

    December 7, 2017 at 7:26 am

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      It’s like most Liberal taxes, a lie.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 8, 2017 at 4:25 am

      Climate change is nothing more than a scheme to tax Americans out of their money, America has always been a working toward clean air and clean water. It wasn’t until that goofy Al Gore lost the election he started this whole climate change BS to start a green energy exchange and a carbon tax. It was always a farce and a money grab. The whole world bought into this big lie..

  9. bodacious Reply Report comment

    December 6, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Matt, although you didn’t win the election, I thought you did a great job of campaigning fairly. You expressed your views, avoided the political BS that characterized the last election and came within 80 some votes of being elected. Please try again. With the pathetic number of eligible people voting, you can win if you can get those numbers up to the 15-20% levels.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 8, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      I could not disagree more. Matt is does not have the temperament for public service. Team player is not anything close to Matt. I think maybe a nighttime janitor would be a good profession for him. Something where he would not have to interact with other people.

      • YES is BEST! Reply Report comment

        December 8, 2017 at 7:39 pm

        Exactly. Marquart has to be the biggest looser this town ever seen. Janitor is too good for him. I just can’t wait to punch that clown in the face so he is warned.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 9, 2017 at 7:34 am

          You have a big mouth Quinn, with nothing to back it up.

      • bodacious Reply Report comment

        December 9, 2017 at 8:28 am

        You don’t need 7 ‘yes’ people to parrot everything the mayor, president, superintendent, or other leader says to be effective. Every council or board needs to have someone who questions what is presented to them. I believe Matt would have done that.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 9, 2017 at 8:40 am

          On this one I agree with you. Someone who will question issues is always good. We have had a council full of yes people for years and it shows. The city is in terrible shape. Just look around at all the boarded up houses and businesses.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Agreed on all counts, Bodacious. Please try again, Matt.

  10. Allen

    Allen Reply Report comment

    December 6, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Observation, What’s the deal with “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      It means some dumb ass is trying to delete your comments.

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 5, 2017 at 3:16 am

    every one should put address numbers on their house, it helps the fire, police,ambulance, ups,fedex.friends, family from out of town, school bus, pizza delivery and could go on and on as to who it helps when the house is numbered. the first thing in the building code for mason city is “no residence shall be occupied until there is 4 inch numbers attached to the residence” why doesn’t the building inspectors make the contractors do this??? by not doing it its a violation of city code. I have worked several jobs that require me going to residences and let me tell you, numbers sure help especially in a emergency, so everyone reading this and has a house un-numbered, get some numbers!!!

    • Allen

      Allen Reply Report comment

      December 5, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Good point. There are a lot of city codes that don’t get enforced, I think that it depends on who you are.

  12. John Reply Report comment

    December 3, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    A parent just shared this link with me. Whoever called the Forest City/Eagle Grove boys basketball game on 107.3 out of Forest City, along with the woman on the air with him should both be fired immediately. What a couple of hicks.

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?storyfbid=10210206452666686&id=1500666310

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 4, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      The link doesn’t work. Or someone took it down.

  13. Matt Marquardt

    Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Regarding the numerous comments here about the alleged behavior of a Mason City radio personality. I suggest you call police or the radio station this person is employed at. Thank you.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2017 at 9:17 am

      That is if you have any real evidence, and are not trying to get even with him because you just dislike him.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 4, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      Guess which stations are owned by the same company? KIOW in Forest City, and Kiss Country and the Fox in Mason City. Racists and perverts on the staff, apparently.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 6, 2017 at 6:49 am

        Not anymore. They were found out and fired.

  14. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Is the city done with picking up yard waste? They didn’t pick it up in my neighborhood last week.The website says through November

    • The Trash Man Reply Report comment

      November 29, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      That’s what they all say, where do you live.

    • Anonymous #3 Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Last week was a Holiday week. Never pick up yard bags on a Holiday week. This week is the last week for yard bags.

  15. Matt G Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2017 at 8:44 am

    …so now MC is back to dealing with the hotel owner that has left them hanging TWICE, are you starting to think that you should have VOTED NO? With no business minds on this council, MC is in real deep trouble.

  16. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 28, 2017 at 10:29 am

    After watching the council meeting last night I have to ask- is it just me or is Masson just seem a bit slow and tell me, how did Janet get elected? She was the best candidate? Together they remind me of a Wal-Mart/NASCAR race.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 29, 2017 at 7:30 am

      I agree with most of your comment. But your superior attitude towards Walmart/Nascar leaves a lot to be desired.

    • Calvin R. Reply Report comment

      November 29, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Masson just sounds a few sandwiches short of a picnic, he’s actually very intelligent and thoughtful. Could certainly use some speech therapy so it doesn’t sounds like he’s gargling marbles when he talks.

  17. Viking Reply Report comment

    November 27, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    What year did Vic Santeramo sell Vic’s Pizza and did the location become?

  18. Lancaster Reply Report comment

    November 27, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Watching mason city council meeting tonight these people are lost at sea with no oars in the water, just wow

  19. mattG Reply Report comment

    November 27, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I seen a picture of the mall hockey arena spot with the name ‘the Money Pit’ this is SO true and fitting.

  20. jenniferG Reply Report comment

    November 27, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Mason City voted ‘yes’ but now the hotel mess should force a new vote IF it changes the original numbers that were voted on, otherwise the voters can claim fraud.

  21. jenniferG Reply Report comment

    November 27, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    JEERS
    I see the North Iowa Band Festival Association gave 2500 to the ‘yes’ vote, That will end my contributions to Band Fest as with many others I’ve talked with on the parade route. You give your money to this so called non bias Association and they spend it on bias issues. DONE WITH THAT.