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Hawkeye men’s basketball signs 2 prep standouts

Hawkeye men’s basketball signs 2 prep standouts

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced on Wednesday that Joe Toussaint and Patrick McCaffery have signed a National Letter of Intent…

NIACC falls to Ellsworth on mat

NIACC falls to Ellsworth on mat

MASON CITY – The No. 10 Ellsworth wrestling team topped NIACC 31-15 in an ICCAC dual Wednesday night in the NIACC gym. Picking up wins for the Trojans…

Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

LOS ANGELES – The famous porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti, who has been battling President Trump for months and even tested waters for a Presidential run, has been…

5 NIACC players sign with DI schools

5 NIACC players sign with DI schools

MASON CITY – Five NIACC baseball players signed NCAA Division I schools on Wednesday. Pitchers Evan Reifert and Michael Oh signed with North Carolina of the Atlantic Coast…

Gov. Reynolds appointments Mason City police officer to board

Gov. Reynolds appointments Mason City police officer to board

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions today, including a an officer from Mason City. Tiffany Creekmur, a Sergeant with the Mason…

Republicans irked that Shannon Latham puts up good fight versus Amanda Ragan but predictably lost

Republicans irked that Shannon Latham puts up good fight versus Amanda Ragan but predictably lost

MASON CITY – State Senator Amanda Ragan’s closest brush with defeat has left many north Iowans shocked, with more than a few Republicans irked at the defeated GOP…

Mason City man dies after hit by truck driven by man with suspended license

Mason City man dies after hit by truck driven by man with suspended license

MASON CITY – A Mason City man died after he was hit by a truck driven by a man with a suspended license. On Nov 7, 2018, at 10:47…

Black campaign worker arrested in Iowa after refusing to talk to police (videos)

Black campaign worker arrested in Iowa after refusing to talk to police (videos)

WEST DES MOINES – Police in West Des Moines today attempted to explain how late in October, a black campaign worker was stopped, detained and frisked by police…

Report says U.S. is losing military advantage over Russia and China and could be beaten in war

Report says U.S. is losing military advantage over Russia and China and could be beaten in war

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s arch-rivals Russia and China are closing the military gap and could challenge or even defeat the U.S. in a war, a new report for…

Man arrested in Missouri on murder warrant after girlfriend dies in Webster City

Man arrested in Missouri on murder warrant after girlfriend dies in Webster City

DES MOINES – A man has been arrested in Missouri on a murder warrant after his girlfriend died in Webster City. On September 22, 2018, the Webster City…

Grassley will be Senate Pro Tempore for 116th Congress – third in line for Presidency

Grassley will be Senate Pro Tempore for 116th Congress – third in line for Presidency

WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Republican majority of the upcoming 116th Congress unanimously nominated Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who was first elected to serve Iowans in the…

Ragan re-elected Whip for Senate Democrats in Legislature

Ragan re-elected Whip for Senate Democrats in Legislature

DES MOINES – State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City will continue to help lead the Iowa Legislature over the next two years. Senator Ragan was re-elected Whip…



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Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

LOS ANGELES – The famous porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti, who has been battling President…

Republicans irked that Shannon Latham puts up good fight versus Amanda Ragan but predictably lost

Republicans irked that Shannon Latham puts up good fight versus Amanda Ragan but predictably lost

MASON CITY – State Senator Amanda Ragan’s closest brush with defeat has left many north…

Mason City man dies after hit by truck driven by man with suspended license

Mason City man dies after hit by truck driven by man with suspended license

MASON CITY – A Mason City man died after he was hit by a truck driven…

Black campaign worker arrested in Iowa after refusing to talk to police (videos)

Black campaign worker arrested in Iowa after refusing to talk to police (videos)

WEST DES MOINES – Police in West Des Moines today attempted to explain how late…

Report says U.S. is losing military advantage over Russia and China and could be beaten in war

Report says U.S. is losing military advantage over Russia and China and could be beaten in war

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s arch-rivals Russia and China are closing the military gap and could…

Ragan re-elected Whip for Senate Democrats in Legislature

Ragan re-elected Whip for Senate Democrats in Legislature

DES MOINES – State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City will continue to help lead…

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 1, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 1, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/1/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS…

Dogs and puppies found living in deplorable conditions in Worth county, then rescued

Dogs and puppies found living in deplorable conditions in Worth county, then rescued

WORTH COUNTY, IOWA—At the request of the Worth County Sheriff’s Office, the ASPCA (American Society…

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Cerro Gordo county offices and candidates for November 6, 2018 general election

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The Cerro Gordo County Auditor’s office will be open Saturday, November 3rd and Monday, November 5th for absentee voting for the 2018 General Election until 5:00 p.m.
A voter may cast an absentee ballot in person on any regular business day prior to Election Day, November 6th at the Courthouse between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Persons with questions about the 2018 General Election may contact the County Auditor at (641) 421-3041, or by visiting the county website at www.cgcounty.org or by following the Auditor on Facebook.

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The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board Roadside Management staff will soon begin annual tree and brush removal efforts within county road right-of-ways. Manual removal of trees and brush this year will be focused primarily within Union, Mount Vernon, Bath, and Owen townships according to the Cerro Gordo County brush removal policy. Please use caution when approaching a work zone as staff and equipment may be working in close proximity to traveled portions of the road.
Residents of Cerro Gordo County may request a full load(s) of mulch by contacting the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board at (641) 423-5309. Mulch will be delivered at no cost to dump sites in close proximity to work areas. The Roadside Management staff requests that potential dump sites be unobstructed and clearly flagged to facilitate easy delivery.

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"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time."

- Leo Tolstoy

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. "

- Sun Tzu

"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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Man arrested in Missouri on murder warrant after girlfriend dies in Webster City

Man arrested in Missouri on murder warrant after girlfriend dies in Webster City

DES MOINES – A man has been arrested in Missouri on a murder warrant after his girlfriend died in Webster City. On September 22, 2018, the Webster City…

Swerving Charles City driver accused of felony drunk driving

Swerving Charles City driver accused of felony drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – Police say a Charles City woman was “swerving all over the road” when she was stopped and arrested for felony drunk driving Tuesday afternoon. The…

New Yorker caught drunk driving in Charles City

New Yorker caught drunk driving in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A New Yorker was caught drunk driving in Charles City this weekend. According to Charles City police, at 1:48 AM on Sunday, November 11, officers…

Iowa prison inmate Henry Whitfield dies

Iowa prison inmate Henry Whitfield dies

CORALVILLE – Henry Lee Whitfield was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 6:27 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 in a hospice room of the Iowa Medical…

Iowa’s “Bachelor” Chris Soules cops a plea after running down farmer

Iowa’s “Bachelor” Chris Soules cops a plea after running down farmer

BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA – Iowa farm boy Chris Soules, who starred in “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars”, has struck a plea deal for his involvement in…

North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations in Iowa

North Carolina and Louisiana hunters plead guilty to multiple major hunting violations in Iowa

TAYLOR COUNTY, IA – On Wednesday, November 7, Iowa DNR Conservation Officers Andrea Bevington and Adam Arnold were checking hunters in deer camps in Taylor County when they…

Cash and gun stolen in Grafton burglaries overnight

Cash and gun stolen in Grafton burglaries overnight

GRAFTON – Burglaries to cars and at least one business took place in Grafton overnight, and a gun and cash may have been stolen. Worth county sheriff Dan…

Charles City woman accused of attempted murder

Charles City woman accused of attempted murder

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman is facing a felony charge of attempted murder after a house was raided this week. Charles City police responded to what…

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Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

LOS ANGELES – The famous porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti, who has been battling President Trump for months and even tested…

Black campaign worker arrested in Iowa after refusing to talk to police (videos)

Black campaign worker arrested in Iowa after refusing to talk to police (videos)

WEST DES MOINES – Police in West Des Moines today attempted to explain how late in October, a black campaign worker…

Report says U.S. is losing military advantage over Russia and China and could be beaten in war

Report says U.S. is losing military advantage over Russia and China and could be beaten in war

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s arch-rivals Russia and China are closing the military gap and could challenge or even defeat the U.S.…