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Convicted Iowa sex abuser dies from Covid-19 serving life sentence

Convicted Iowa sex abuser dies from Covid-19 serving life sentence

IOWA CITY – A convicted Iowa sex abuser died from Covid-19 while serving a life sentence for his crimes. Ray Gene Triplett was pronounced dead, likely due to…

Nashua man dead after collision with semi

Nashua man dead after collision with semi

CHICKASAW COUNTY – A Nashua man is dead after a collision with semi. An auto accident occurred in Chickasaw county on September 15, 2021, at about 2:48 PM…

OBIT: Joan Marie Otterman

OBIT: Joan Marie Otterman

Joan Marie Otterman went home to be with our Lord on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Family will greet visitors on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. at…

OBIT: Rev. Msgr. Joseph J. Slepicka

OBIT: Rev. Msgr. Joseph J. Slepicka

Rev. Monsignor Joseph J. Slepicka, 92, of Clear Lake and formerly of Mason City, died Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason…

College Football: Iowa defeats Kent State), 30-7

College Football: Iowa defeats Kent State), 30-7

IOWA CITY – Iowa (3-0) defeated Kent State (1-2), 30-7, on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa has won its last nine games. The Hawkeyes have outscored their last…

OBIT: Loretta “Lorie” Waters

OBIT: Loretta “Lorie” Waters

Loretta “Lorie” Waters, 74, of Plymouth, died on Friday, September 17, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City. A funeral service will be held…

College Football: UNI dominates St. Thomas, 44-3

College Football: UNI dominates St. Thomas, 44-3

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The University of Northern Iowa football dominated St. Thomas in its home season opener, 44-3 UNI scored off the opening drive, and 6 Panthers…

Fort Dodge man flees cops in Cadillac with illegal drugs; stop sticks and corn field halt pursuit

Fort Dodge man flees cops in Cadillac with illegal drugs; stop sticks and corn field halt pursuit

WEBSTER COUNTY – A Fort Dodge man fled cops in a Cadillac and after stop sticks disabled his ride, he fled into a corn field where he was…

Floyd County Medical Center names new CEO

Floyd County Medical Center names new CEO

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Medical Center Board of Trustees has selected Dawnett Willis as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Floyd County Medical Center (FCMC).…

Person falls to death at state park in Iowa

Person falls to death at state park in Iowa

BELLEVUE, IOWA – The Iowa DNR is investigating a fatal incident at Bellevue State Park in Iowa where a person fell to their death. At 4:21 a.m. on…

OBIT: Alice J. Malek

OBIT: Alice J. Malek

Alice J. Malek, 95, of Garner passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Unit in Mason City. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m.,…

North Iowa man killed by fumes while working with storage tank

North Iowa man killed by fumes while working with storage tank

KOSSUTH COUNTY – A North Iowa man was killed by fumes while working with a storage tank, an investigation shows. The Kossuth County Sheriffs Office and Kossuth County…

Senator Amanda Ragan explains Iowa’s redistricting for Congressional, state House and state Senate districts

Senator Amanda Ragan explains Iowa’s redistricting for Congressional, state House and state Senate districts

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The Iowa Legislature’s role in redistricting is under…

Convicted Iowa murderer succumbs to Covid-19 while serving life sentence

Convicted Iowa murderer succumbs to Covid-19 while serving life sentence

IOWA CITY – A convicted Iowa murderer succumbed to Covid-19 while serving life sentence James Lee Blair was pronounced dead, likely due to complications related to COVID-19 and…



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Senator Amanda Ragan explains Iowa’s redistricting for Congressional, state House and state Senate districts

Senator Amanda Ragan explains Iowa’s redistricting for Congressional, state House and state Senate districts

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

Two Mason City High School Seniors named as semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program

Two Mason City High School Seniors named as semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program

MASON CITY – Two Mason City High School Seniors have been named as semifinalists in…

Mason City police seek help identifying downtown vandals

Mason City police seek help identifying downtown vandals

MASON CITY – Mason City police are seeking help identifying vandals who damaged vehicles in…

Mason City school board makes request for comments on mandating masks in school

Mason City school board makes request for comments on mandating masks in school

MASON CITY – At the Mason City Community School District Board of Education meeting to…

Three juveniles arrested on felonies after “terroristic threats” at Emmetsburg school

Three juveniles arrested on felonies after “terroristic threats” at Emmetsburg school

EMMETSBURG – Three juveniles were arrested on felonies after they allegedly made “terroristic threats” at…

One dead, one hurt in crash at Highway 122 and California Avenue in Mason City

One dead, one hurt in crash at Highway 122 and California Avenue in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Waterloo man is dead and an Osage man hurt in a…

College Football: Iowa prepares for Saturday game against Kent State

College Football: Iowa prepares for Saturday game against Kent State

IOWA CITY – Fresh off another routine victory over in-state for Iowa State, the Iowa…

College Football: Iowa prepares to defeat Iowa State and keep Cy-Hawk Trophy

College Football: Iowa prepares to defeat Iowa State and keep Cy-Hawk Trophy

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes are preparing to head to Ames this weekend to…

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Convicted Iowa sex abuser dies from Covid-19 serving life sentence

Convicted Iowa sex abuser dies from Covid-19 serving life sentence

IOWA CITY – A convicted Iowa sex abuser died from Covid-19 while serving a life sentence for his crimes. Ray Gene…

Fort Dodge man flees cops in Cadillac with illegal drugs; stop sticks and corn field halt pursuit

Fort Dodge man flees cops in Cadillac with illegal drugs; stop sticks and corn field halt pursuit

WEBSTER COUNTY – A Fort Dodge man fled cops in a Cadillac and after stop sticks disabled his ride, he fled…

Convicted Iowa murderer succumbs to Covid-19 while serving life sentence

Convicted Iowa murderer succumbs to Covid-19 while serving life sentence

IOWA CITY – A convicted Iowa murderer succumbed to Covid-19 while serving life sentence James Lee Blair was pronounced dead, likely…

Iowa man arrested after house was set on fire

Iowa man arrested after house was set on fire

KELLOGG, IOWA – An Iowa man was arrested after a small town house was set on fire. On Wednesday, September 15th,…

Mason City police seek help identifying downtown vandals

Mason City police seek help identifying downtown vandals

MASON CITY – Mason City police are seeking help identifying vandals who damaged vehicles in the downtown area. On Tuesday, September…

Winnebago county deputy shoots and kills armed man despondent over medical diagnosis

Winnebago county deputy shoots and kills armed man despondent over medical diagnosis

THOMPSON, IOWA – A Winnebago county deputy shot and killed an armed man despondent over medical diagnosis this past weekend. On…

Placing an incendiary device on another’s property leads to federal prison for Iowa man

Placing an incendiary device on another’s property leads to federal prison for Iowa man

CEDAR RAPIDS -A man who placed an incendiary device on the property of another was sentenced September 7, 2021, to more…

Cops in Ames track down suspect who robbed convenience store

Cops in Ames track down suspect who robbed convenience store

AMES – Cops in Ames tracked down a suspect who allegedly robbed a convenience store days ago. On September 1, 2021,…

FBI issues”national call for tips from the American people” to find Washington pipe bomb planter

FBI issues”national call for tips from the American people” to find Washington pipe bomb planter

WASHIGNTON, D.C. – The FBI has issued a “national call for tips from the American people” to find the Washington pipe…

New Mexico man given probation for flying unstable plane with no license and landing in Waterloo

New Mexico man given probation for flying unstable plane with no license and landing in Waterloo

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who attempted to pilot an airplane from Wisconsin to New Mexico without a pilot’s license was…

Humboldt man caught drunk driving

Humboldt man caught drunk driving

PALO ALTO COUNTY – A Humboldt man was arrested for drunk driving. On September 5, 2021 at 5:48 PM, the Palo…

Arson investigation in park leads state conservation officers to troublesome Iowa man

Arson investigation in park leads state conservation officers to troublesome Iowa man

JOHNSON COUNTY, IOWA – An arson investigation in a large park led state conservation officers to an Iowa man. Jereme Goltz,…

Politics

Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation 

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain. The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through October 17, 2021. The proclamation allows vehicles transporting…

Senator Amanda Ragan explains Iowa’s redistricting for Congressional, state House and state Senate districts

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The Iowa Legislature’s role in redistricting is…

Mason City school board makes request for comments on mandating masks in school

MASON CITY – At the Mason City Community School District Board of Education meeting to be held on September 20, 2021, the Board Meeting Agenda will have…

Reynolds sets date for Iowa House District 29 special election

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation today setting Tuesday, October 12, 2021, as the date for a special election in Iowa House District 29…

Iowa announces broadband grant recipients of $100M investment

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) are proud to announce the recipients of the State of Iowa Broadband Grants…

Governor Reynolds sets special session for redistricting

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation convening a special legislative session on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The purpose of the special session will…

Gov. Reynolds announces appointments to Iowa’s boards & commissions; Mason City’s Burnett and Anderson among them

DES MOINES – Friday, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointments are subject to Senate confirmation: Board of Athletic Training Erica…

Reynolds Administration announces staff changes

DES MOINES – Today the Reynolds Administration has announced staff changes. Below is a list of new staff and their new role: Stephanie Groen, will now serve…

Obits

OBIT: Joan Marie Otterman

Joan Marie Otterman went home to be with our Lord on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Family will greet visitors on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 from 4-6 p.m.…

OBIT: Rev. Msgr. Joseph J. Slepicka

Rev. Monsignor Joseph J. Slepicka, 92, of Clear Lake and formerly of Mason City, died Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in…

College Football: Iowa defeats Kent State), 30-7

IOWA CITY – Iowa (3-0) defeated Kent State (1-2), 30-7, on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa has won its last nine games. The Hawkeyes have outscored their…

OBIT: Loretta “Lorie” Waters

Loretta “Lorie” Waters, 74, of Plymouth, died on Friday, September 17, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City. A funeral service will be…

OBIT: Alice J. Malek

Alice J. Malek, 95, of Garner passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Unit in Mason City. Funeral services will be held 10:30…

OBIT: Barbara Joann Rush

Barbara J. Rush, 75, of Mason City, IA died on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at MercyOne Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Per her wishes, she will…

OBIT: Dennis Dee Dodd

Dennis Dodd, 81, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center, Mason City, IA. A Celebration of Life will be held at…

OBIT: Colleen M. Olson

Colleen May Olson, 87, of Mason City, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at her home. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 17,…