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Nora Springs city council to discuss future of its police department

Nora Springs city council to discuss future of its police department

NORA SPRINGS – The Nora Springs city council tonight will discuss the future of its police department. The Nora Springs city council meets Friday night, June 18 at…

Sheffield to hold community clean-up Saturday, June 19

Sheffield to hold community clean-up Saturday, June 19

SHEFFIELD – Residents of Sheffield are invited to participate in a community clean-up this weekend. The event will be held Saturday, June 19th, 2021 from 9:00 am —…

OBIT: Barbara “Barb” Wolfe

OBIT: Barbara “Barb” Wolfe

Barbara “Barb” Wolfe, 75, of Sheffield, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Sheffield Care Center. A private family gathering will be held on Monday, June…

Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor sent to prison for prostitution and sexual abuse

Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor sent to prison for prostitution and sexual abuse

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor entered a guilty plea to prostitution and sexual abuse and was sent to prison.…

Congress, President Biden create national holiday recognizing emancipation of slaves for June 19

Congress, President Biden create national holiday recognizing emancipation of slaves for June 19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress passed a bill and President Biden signed it, thereby creating a national holiday recognizing the emancipation of slaves 160 years ago for June 19.…

Governor Kim Reynolds to tour Northern Iowa communities today

Governor Kim Reynolds to tour Northern Iowa communities today

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released an updated schedule this morning, announcing she will tour communities in Northern Iowa on Friday, June 18, 2021. The following events…

Pedestrian hit by alleged drunk driver at Mills Fleet Farm in Mason City has died

Pedestrian hit by alleged drunk driver at Mills Fleet Farm in Mason City has died

MASON CITY – A pedestrian hit this week by an alleged drunk driver at Mills Fleet Farm in Mason City has died, police say, and additional charges are…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law following a bill signing ceremony for SF 619: HF 891: an Act relating to appropriations for health…

OBIT: Layton S. McMullin

OBIT: Layton S. McMullin

Layton S. McMullin, 83, of Mason City died on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. A funeral service will be held on Friday,…

Gov. Reynolds signs tax cuts, mental health funding into law   

Gov. Reynolds signs tax cuts, mental health funding into law   

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed SF 619 into law, legislation that cuts taxes and invests significantly in mental health as well as foundational priorities like child…

Former St. Ansgar man and his son arrested for storming U.S. Capitol

Former St. Ansgar man and his son arrested for storming U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former St. Ansgar man and his son have been arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, after tipsters turned them in…

OBIT: Thomas James Zanios III

OBIT: Thomas James Zanios III

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, Thomas James Zanios III, loving husband, father, son, brother, friend, and colleague, passed away at the age of 41. Thomas was born on…

OBIT: Ann Sewell

OBIT: Ann Sewell

Ann Sewell, of 4 Third St NW, Mason City, Iowa died Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. A Funeral Mass…

Wild juveniles engage in rampage at Iowa facility for disturbed children

Wild juveniles engage in rampage at Iowa facility for disturbed children

EMMET COUNTY, IOWA – Juveniles in a facility for disturbed children allegedly engaged in a wild riot and were arrested and taken to a detention center. The Emmet…

Extensive search for missing Iowa man finds him clinging to side of river

Extensive search for missing Iowa man finds him clinging to side of river

WEST DES MOINES – A man went missing this morning and after an extensive search by law enforcement, he was found clinging to the side of a river…



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Nora Springs city council to discuss future of its police department

Nora Springs city council to discuss future of its police department

NORA SPRINGS – The Nora Springs city council tonight will discuss the future of its…

Sheffield to hold community clean-up Saturday, June 19

Sheffield to hold community clean-up Saturday, June 19

SHEFFIELD – Residents of Sheffield are invited to participate in a community clean-up this weekend.…

Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor sent to prison for prostitution and sexual abuse

Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor sent to prison for prostitution and sexual abuse

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor entered…

Congress, President Biden create national holiday recognizing emancipation of slaves for June 19

Congress, President Biden create national holiday recognizing emancipation of slaves for June 19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress passed a bill and President Biden signed it, thereby creating a…

Former St. Ansgar man and his son arrested for storming U.S. Capitol

Former St. Ansgar man and his son arrested for storming U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former St. Ansgar man and his son have been arrested for…

UPDATE: Lost, elderly Mason City woman found and hospitalized

UPDATE: Lost, elderly Mason City woman found and hospitalized

MASON CITY – UPDATE: A lost, elderly Mason City woman has been found and hospitalized.…

Senator Amanda Ragan touts boots to corrections and public safety this Legislative session

Senator Amanda Ragan touts boots to corrections and public safety this Legislative session

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin,…

City of Mason City expense report for June 9, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for June 9, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/9/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————- A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 170.00…

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Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor sent to prison for prostitution and sexual abuse

Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor sent to prison for prostitution and sexual abuse

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor entered a guilty plea to prostitution and…

Pedestrian hit by alleged drunk driver at Mills Fleet Farm in Mason City has died

Pedestrian hit by alleged drunk driver at Mills Fleet Farm in Mason City has died

MASON CITY – A pedestrian hit this week by an alleged drunk driver at Mills Fleet Farm in Mason City has…

Former St. Ansgar man and his son arrested for storming U.S. Capitol

Former St. Ansgar man and his son arrested for storming U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former St. Ansgar man and his son have been arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol on January…

Wild juveniles engage in rampage at Iowa facility for disturbed children

Wild juveniles engage in rampage at Iowa facility for disturbed children

EMMET COUNTY, IOWA – Juveniles in a facility for disturbed children allegedly engaged in a wild riot and were arrested and…

Man shoots and kills his father, mother and sister in Cedar Rapids

Man shoots and kills his father, mother and sister in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man shot and killed his father, mother and sister in Cedar Rapids today, police say. On…

Mason City police investigate after man shot while walking down the street

Mason City police investigate after man shot while walking down the street

MASON CITY – Mason City police are investigating after a man was shot while walking down the street. On Saturday, June…

Waterloo man who ran from Fleet Farm with stolen gun sentenced to federal prison

Waterloo man who ran from Fleet Farm with stolen gun sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who stole a semiautomatic firearm with a 16-round magazine from Fleet Farm in Cedar Falls, Iowa,…

Iowa man sentenced to over a year in federal prison for placing threatening phone call to U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s office

Iowa man sentenced to over a year in federal prison for placing threatening phone call to U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s office

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who called a United States Congressman’s office and told a staffer that he was going to…

Northern Iowa man caught with drugs, gun, child porn

Northern Iowa man caught with drugs, gun, child porn

WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was caught with drugs, gun, and child porn. On June 8th, 2021 a…

Dubuque police track down three suspects after community terrorized with flare gun

Dubuque police track down three suspects after community terrorized with flare gun

DUBUQUE – Dubuque police tracked down three suspects after the community was terrorized with shots from flare guns. On June 9,…

Jury convicts Iowa man of child sexual exploitation offenses

Jury convicts Iowa man of child sexual exploitation offenses

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sexually exploited two girls and committed child pornography offenses was convicted by a jury today…

Decorah heroin user sentenced to federal prison for possessing gun

Decorah heroin user sentenced to federal prison for possessing gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Decorah man who unlawfully possessed a gun while a drug user was sentenced to 46 months in…

Police hunt down alleged shooter in Waterloo

Police hunt down alleged shooter in Waterloo

WATERLOO – A shooting in Waterloo months ago and a police investigation led to a search warrant and the arrest of…

Politics

Congress, President Biden create national holiday recognizing emancipation of slaves for June 19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress passed a bill and President Biden signed it, thereby creating a national holiday recognizing the emancipation of slaves 160 years ago for June…

Governor Kim Reynolds to tour Northern Iowa communities today

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released an updated schedule this morning, announcing she will tour communities in Northern Iowa on Friday, June 18, 2021. The following…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law following a bill signing ceremony for SF 619: HF 891: an Act relating to appropriations for…

Gov. Reynolds signs tax cuts, mental health funding into law   

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed SF 619 into law, legislation that cuts taxes and invests significantly in mental health as well as foundational priorities like…

Workers’ rally to be held in Des Moines at offices of Senators Grassley and Ernst

DES MOINES – Iowa workers will assemble outside of the offices of Senators Grassley and Ernst to demand that workers have the freedom to organize a union…

Senator Amanda Ragan touts boots to corrections and public safety this Legislative session

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The Legislature wrapped up the 2021 session…

Applicants now total 14 for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

DES MOINES – Fourteen Iowans have applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals that will occur when…

City of Mason City expense report for June 9, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/9/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————- A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 170.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL OTHER SUPPLIES 1,212.55 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E SUPPLIES 12.00 AGVANTAGE…

Obits

OBIT: Barbara “Barb” Wolfe

Barbara “Barb” Wolfe, 75, of Sheffield, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Sheffield Care Center. A private family gathering will be held on Monday,…

OBIT: Layton S. McMullin

Layton S. McMullin, 83, of Mason City died on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at the MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. A funeral service will be held on…

OBIT: Thomas James Zanios III

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, Thomas James Zanios III, loving husband, father, son, brother, friend, and colleague, passed away at the age of 41. Thomas was born…

OBIT: Ann Sewell

Ann Sewell, of 4 Third St NW, Mason City, Iowa died Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. A Funeral…

OBIT: Harold Stanley Lucas

Harold Stanley Lucas, 94, of Rural Kensett, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. A graveside service will be held 12:30 pm…

OBIT: Carol E. King

Carol Elaine King, 88, of Mason City, IA passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the MercyOne Hospice Inpatient Unit. Funeral services will be held at 11…

OBIT: Don L. Beattie

Don L. Beattie, 86, of Nora Springs, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 at his home in Nora Springs. A private graveside will be held in the…

OBIT: James “Jimmy” Alton Powell

James “Jimmy” Alton Powell, 62, of Mason City, died Friday, June 11, 2021, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. Arrangements are pending at this…