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City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 16, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 16, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/16/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 175.79 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 397.50 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

Grassley: Tax relief on the way for Iowans

Grassley: Tax relief on the way for Iowans

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a senior member and former chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, voted for landmark tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of…

Energy is among least expensive ingredients for the holiday meal

Energy is among least expensive ingredients for the holiday meal

MASON CITY – This Thanksgiving, cooks across Iowa will all use one universal ingredient – energy. When compared to all the other ingredients for the big holiday meal, energy is…

Matt Marquardt answers John Skipper’s erroneous third question, offers him internship to learn business

Matt Marquardt answers John Skipper’s erroneous third question, offers him internship to learn business

BACKGROUND ON THIS MATTER FROM MATT MARQUARDT WITH ANSWER TO QUESTION 3: The Globe Gazette employs John Skipper as a reporter who writes opinion and so-called “factual” stories. Sometimes, the…

HE’S GONE: Charles Manson dead at 83

HE’S GONE: Charles Manson dead at 83

CORCORAN, CA — Inmate Charles Manson, 83, died of natural causes at 8:13 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at a Kern County hospital. Inmate Manson was admitted to state…

Matt Marquardt answers John Skipper’s erroneous second question, expects “positive, constructive” relationship with new mayor

Matt Marquardt answers John Skipper’s erroneous second question, expects “positive, constructive” relationship with new mayor

BACKGROUND ON THIS MATTER FROM MATT MARQUARDT WITH ANSWER TO QUESTION 2: The Globe Gazette employs John Skipper as a reporter who writes opinion and so-called “factual” stories. Sometimes, the…

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

The following is an update on possible legislative topics from Iowa Democrats: State Budget Out of Balance Again For the fourth time in a year, the state budget is out…

Floyd County Medical Center Foundation begins fund with Floyd County Community Foundation

Floyd County Medical Center Foundation begins fund with Floyd County Community Foundation

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Medical Center Foundation has created an endowment fund with the Floyd County Community Foundation. On Wednesday, November 15, Jim Moon, Board of Commissioners Chair,…

Iowa companies add hundreds of jobs, unemployment dips to lowest rate in nearly 17 years, governor’s office says

Iowa companies add hundreds of jobs, unemployment dips to lowest rate in nearly 17 years, governor’s office says

DES MOINES – Two Iowa companies announced Friday they will add hundreds of jobs. TPI Composites, Inc. said it plans to create 351 new jobs by opening a second manufacturing…

Steve King appears to say that white people lost more in tragedy of slavery than black people

Steve King appears to say that white people lost more in tragedy of slavery than black people

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Who got the worst of the world-wide tragedy that was (is?) human slavery – white people or black people? Steve King seems to point to “evidence” that…

Globe’s Skipper sends questions to Matt Marquardt by mistake – but he will be answered

Globe’s Skipper sends questions to Matt Marquardt by mistake – but he will be answered

BACKGROUND ON THIS MATTER FROM MATT MARQUARDT WITH ANSWER TO QUESTION 1: The Globe Gazette employs John Skipper as a reporter who writes opinion and so-called “factual” stories. Sometimes, the…

Supervisors say “no” to adding new deputy in Palo Alto county

Supervisors say “no” to adding new deputy in Palo Alto county

PALO ALTO COUNTY – Citing a high rate of serious crimes, the Palo Alto County Sheriff asked the board of supervisors to give him another deputy to help keep citizens…

Candidate for Iowa Governor Cathy Glasson stops in Mason City, says “Clean water should be the birthright of every Iowan”

Candidate for Iowa Governor Cathy Glasson stops in Mason City, says “Clean water should be the birthright of every Iowan”

MASON CITY – Democratic Candidate for Governor Cathy Glasson headlined a town hall sponsored by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement PAC Thursday night in Mason City. The ICU nurse and…

King Introduces “Freedom from Union Violence Act”

King Introduces “Freedom from Union Violence Act”

KING: Legislation Closes Loophole Allowing Extortion, Violence, Sabotage by Union Members WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King announces that he has introduced H.R. 4422, the “Freedom from Union Violence Act of 2017”…

Opinion: Congress is benefiting the ‘super-rich’ at our expense

Opinion: Congress is benefiting the ‘super-rich’ at our expense

Lest we forget: back around the early ‘90s, the super-rich decided they needed to be rewarded for funding the campaigns of Congress. The super-rich demanded a huge return on investment.…

Marquardt campaign announces support from Phil Sanchez

Marquardt campaign announces support from Phil Sanchez

STATEMENT FROM MATT MARQUARDT, CANDIDATE FOR CITY COUNCIL, ON SUPPORT FROM PHIL SANCHEZ : I am very pleased to announce that Phil Sanchez has thrown his support behind our campaign…

Iowa police warn of fake call that says “help daddy, help daddy, I am in a bin”

Iowa police warn of fake call that says “help daddy, help daddy, I am in a bin”

MAHASKA COUNTY, IOWA – The scammers just keeping getting more devious and creative, and Iowa law enforcement agencies are warning folks not to fall victim the latest ruse. Several law…

Minnesota Senator Al Franken apologizes for groping woman

Minnesota Senator Al Franken apologizes for groping woman

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Minnesota Senator Al Franken has issued an apology for groping a sleeping woman and laughing about – all as a picture was snapped. A radio talk host…

Steve King votes for big tax cut bill

Steve King votes for big tax cut bill

WASHINGTON, D.C – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting in favor of tax reform legislation that he says will provide a tax cut to Iowans while also…

North Iowa Symphony Orchestra to Present Fall Concert

North Iowa Symphony Orchestra to Present Fall Concert

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Symphony Orchestra (NISO) presents “A Fanfare for a New Beginning” on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30pm at the North Iowa Community Auditorium. This concert…

Marquardt Campaign shifts to next phase of election

Marquardt Campaign shifts to next phase of election

STATEMENT FROM MATT MARQUARDT, CANDIDATE FOR MASON CITY CITY COUNCIL: We are now going to begin IN EARNEST the next phase of this campaign for City Council culminating in the…

Embattled Judge Roy Moore says he is now investigating the women who accuse him of sexual misconduct

Embattled Judge Roy Moore says he is now investigating the women who accuse him of sexual misconduct

ALABAMA – Embattled Judge Roy Moore – accused of sexual assault, misconduct and allegedly once banned from a mall for chasing teenage girls – says he is now investigating the…

Democratic candidate for Governor Cathy Glasson to visit Mason City

Democratic candidate for Governor Cathy Glasson to visit Mason City

MASON CITY – Democratic candidate for Governor Cathy Glasson will be holding a town hall in Mason City on Thursday, November 16th, at 6:30 pm. The town hall will be…

Marquardt Opinion: John Lee got punked by a bartender from KIMT

Marquardt Opinion: John Lee got punked by a bartender from KIMT

John Lee got punked. No way around it. A part-time bartender at a downtown wine bar who also happens to report news at the local TV station played the Ward…

President Trump intervenes to free three alleged college basketball playing shoplifters from China

President Trump intervenes to free three alleged college basketball playing shoplifters from China

HANGZHOU, CHINA – Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting sunglasses in China are now on a flight back to Los Angeles after President Trump intervened in the matter. Last…

Guest Editorial: Veteran’s Preference Law not effective enough

Guest Editorial: Veteran’s Preference Law not effective enough

Iowa Code Chapter 35C is the Veteran’s Preference Code, supposedly providing honorably discharged military veterans preference to job openings in Iowa State Government and its political subdivisions. In theory, this…

Potentially toxic memo on fire chief leaked by mayor or council, administrator says

Potentially toxic memo on fire chief leaked by mayor or council, administrator says

MASON CITY – A confidential memo connected to the suspension of Mason City Fire Chief Al Dyer may have been leaked by at least one elected official – either the…

John McCain says President Trump’s belief in Russia’s Putin “places our national security at risk”

John McCain says President Trump’s belief in Russia’s Putin “places our national security at risk”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump while in Vietnam met up with and believed Russian President Vlad Putin as he again denied meddling in American elections, but a top Republican…

Minnesota sex offender jailed in Mason City beats up inmate

Minnesota sex offender jailed in Mason City beats up inmate

MASON CITY – A level III sex offender jailed in Mason City made his way to another inmate’s cell and inflicted injuries, leading to assault charges. A report from the…

Shopping cart handles: Wipe off to avoid possible danger, or just go with it?

Shopping cart handles: Wipe off to avoid possible danger, or just go with it?

MASON CITY – It’s been in the news the last couple of days – wipe off your shopping cart handles for safety – but is there truly a danger from…

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 2, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 2, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/2/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— ACCURATE AIR CONDITIONING BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTEN 307.81 ADAMS SHARPENINGM/E REPAIRS 12.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PAVING REPAIR…

GOP Senate contender calls teen sex allegation “baseless” amid call for him to drop out

GOP Senate contender calls teen sex allegation “baseless” amid call for him to drop out

MOBILE, ALABAMA – A Republican former judge embroiled in an election to the U.S. Senate says a teen sex encounter allegation against him is “baseless” amid calls for hi to…

Steve King: No more tax deductions for businesses who claim expenses for illegal aliens

Steve King: No more tax deductions for businesses who claim expenses for illegal aliens

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Employers of illegal aliens deduct as a business expense the wages and benefits paid to illegal alien workers – but not for long, if Iowa Congressman Steve King…

ACLU rejoices: Children no longer routinely shackled in court

ACLU rejoices: Children no longer routinely shackled in court

DES MOINES – The ACLU rejoiced this week at a rule change that bars the routine shackling of children in Iowa courts. According to the ACLU, “Thousands of Iowa children…

Senators introduce resolution mandating sexual harassment prevention training in the Senate

Senators introduce resolution mandating sexual harassment prevention training in the Senate

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) as well as Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ron…

Iowa Senator says health care going “from bad to worse” in state, thanks to Republicans

Iowa Senator says health care going “from bad to worse” in state, thanks to Republicans

DES MOINES – A top Iowa Democratic Senator says Iowans “deserve a better approach to health care” than Republicans are allowing in the state. Janet Petersen, Democratic Iowa State Senator…

Voters approve Renaissance Project for downtown Mason City

Voters approve Renaissance Project for downtown Mason City

MASON CITY – Voters in Mason City approved the Renaissance Project for downtown Mason City. The two measures on the ballot passed with about 75% approval; 60% was required. The…

Schickel wins mayor seat; Thoma wins at-large; run-off elections set for Ward 2 and Ward 4 council seats

Schickel wins mayor seat; Thoma wins at-large; run-off elections set for Ward 2 and Ward 4 council seats

MASON CITY – Bill Schickle will be the next mayor of Mason City. Schickel defeated Colleen Niedermayor, 4,173 to 2,367. Alex Klein was third with 485 votes. Tom Thoma won…

Grassley: Clinton ‘grossly negligent’ in Comey’s draft statement on email probe

Grassley: Clinton ‘grossly negligent’ in Comey’s draft statement on email probe

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is seeking more details on the formulation of former FBI director James Comey’s July 2016 remarks announcing that the FBI would not…

Hillary Clinton campaign “shocked” at Brazile allegations

Hillary Clinton campaign “shocked” at Brazile allegations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Hillary Clinton campaign – the team that failed on a grand scale last November – now says they are “shocked” at allegations in a book by…

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