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OBIT: Elizabeth “Betty” Haus, 88, of Charles City

OBIT: Elizabeth “Betty” Haus, 88, of Charles City

Elizabeth “Betty” Haus, 88, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A Mass of Christian Burial…

Ammonia in storm water runoff led to Northern Iowa fish kill

Ammonia in storm water runoff led to Northern Iowa fish kill

MALCOM — DNR staff spent two days in the field looking for the source of a fish kill on Little Bear Creek one mile west of Malcom. The…

NIACC women’s and men’s cross country teams receive top-ten ranking

NIACC women’s and men’s cross country teams receive top-ten ranking

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s cross country team is ranked ninth in the initial USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I poll released Wednesday. NIACC placed sixth at the Luther…

Iowa Department of Education seeks public input on use of seclusion and restraint in schools

Iowa Department of Education seeks public input on use of seclusion and restraint in schools

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today announced six meetings to gather public input on proposed revisions to rules regarding the appropriate use of seclusion and…

California will restrict certain travel to Iowa due to gender-affirming care restrictions

California will restrict certain travel to Iowa due to gender-affirming care restrictions

SACRAMENTO– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently announced that, effective October 4, 2019, California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Iowa because of a new provision in…

Armed man barricades himself in Waterloo house, later discovered deceased

Armed man barricades himself in Waterloo house, later discovered deceased

WATERLOO – An armed man barricaded himself in a Waterloo house and was later discovered deceased. On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at approximately 1:26 PM, Waterloo Police responded…

Northern Iowa woman threatens others with rifle as eviction served by police

Northern Iowa woman threatens others with rifle as eviction served by police

ESTHERVILLE – A Northern Iowa woman threatened others with a rifle as an eviction notice was served by police, then she was busted with meth-selling materials. An Estherville…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 12, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 12, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/12/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 707.80 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE…

LAKE MILLS, Iowa – Trevis and Kris Erickson saw as business opportunity emerge 150 feet from the front of their new home. The couple had moved to a…

Awards announced for the Ceramics at the MacNider Exhibition

Awards announced for the Ceramics at the MacNider Exhibition

MASON CITY – Awards were announced for the Ceramics at the MacNider: Celebrating Artwork Created in the Museum’s Ceramic Studio exhibition on Friday, August 2. The awards announcement…

 Hawkeye football players earn awards for stellar play versus Cyclones

 Hawkeye football players earn awards for stellar play versus Cyclones

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa kicker Keith Duncan and defensive back D.J. Johnson have been recognized as Big Ten Conference Players of the Week following Iowa’s 18-17 win…

Local health department warns of increase in cases of severe lung disease and points to vaping as culprit

Local health department warns of increase in cases of severe lung disease and points to vaping as culprit

MASON CITY – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a Health Advisory regarding severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette use. The CDC is providing…

Two men arrested after Northern Iowa death investigation

Two men arrested after Northern Iowa death investigation

ESTHERVILLE – Two men were arrested after a long investigation into the death of a man in Estherville that happened back in January. On Monday January 29th, 2018…

Unionized American auto workers go on strike after helping General Motors reach record-level profits

Unionized American auto workers go on strike after helping General Motors reach record-level profits

DETROIT – Local Union leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at…

Mason City man under investigation after crashing truck through closed railroad intersection

Mason City man under investigation after crashing truck through closed railroad intersection

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is under investigation after yet another incident in which a driver crashed his truck into a rail road intersection where no…



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Ammonia in storm water runoff led to Northern Iowa fish kill

Ammonia in storm water runoff led to Northern Iowa fish kill

MALCOM — DNR staff spent two days in the field looking for the source of…

Iowa Department of Education seeks public input on use of seclusion and restraint in schools

Iowa Department of Education seeks public input on use of seclusion and restraint in schools

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today announced six meetings to gather public…

California will restrict certain travel to Iowa due to gender-affirming care restrictions

California will restrict certain travel to Iowa due to gender-affirming care restrictions

SACRAMENTO– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently announced that, effective October 4, 2019, California will…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 12, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 12, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/12/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS…

LAKE MILLS, Iowa – Trevis and Kris Erickson saw as business opportunity emerge 150 feet…

Awards announced for the Ceramics at the MacNider Exhibition

Awards announced for the Ceramics at the MacNider Exhibition

MASON CITY – Awards were announced for the Ceramics at the MacNider: Celebrating Artwork Created…

Local health department warns of increase in cases of severe lung disease and points to vaping as culprit

Local health department warns of increase in cases of severe lung disease and points to vaping as culprit

MASON CITY – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a Health…

Unionized American auto workers go on strike after helping General Motors reach record-level profits

Unionized American auto workers go on strike after helping General Motors reach record-level profits

DETROIT – Local Union leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning after the 2015…

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Iowa state parks prepping for 100th Anniversary in 2020

Iowa state parks have set Saturday, Sept. 28 as annual Volunteer Day, when Iowans are invited to lend a hand at more than 40 parks hosting clean-up events.
Volunteer activities will focus on prepping for the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Iowa state park system in 2020. The DNR is working with several organizations to create park improvements and plan activities for the centennial event.
Clean-up efforts will be unique for each park depending on clean-up needs, but may include litter pick-up, staining or painting buildings, planting trees, clearing trails and more. Citizens interested in volunteering can learn more at https://www.iowadnr.gov/volunteer.

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CLEAR LAKE:
The Clear Lake Fire Department will be hosting its Annual September 11th Program. The Program will be held in the Front of the Clear Lake Fire Department at our 9/11 Steel Memorial on Wed Sept 11th, 2019 @ 6:00 PM.
Councilman and Historian Bennett Smith of Clear Lake will be the guest speaker this year. There will be Music by the High School Band, VFW Honor Guard Flag Raising, Helmet Presentation and a time to remember. This Program will be rain or shine.

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MASON CITY:
The Frontage Road between South Eisenhower Avenue and Village Green Drive will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, September 3rd for approximately two weeks. This closure is necessary for the placement of underground utilities and new concrete. Access to all businesses along the Frontage Road will be maintained.
City Engineering Department staff advises motorists to plan to use alternate routes during this closure.


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Charles City man arrested after alleged violent attack

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Mason City man guilty of assaulting police

Mason City man guilty of assaulting police

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Armed man barricades himself in Waterloo house, later discovered deceased

Armed man barricades himself in Waterloo house, later discovered deceased

WATERLOO – An armed man barricaded himself in a Waterloo house and was later discovered deceased. On Thursday, September 12, 2019…

Northern Iowa woman threatens others with rifle as eviction served by police

Northern Iowa woman threatens others with rifle as eviction served by police

ESTHERVILLE – A Northern Iowa woman threatened others with a rifle as an eviction notice was served by police, then she…

Two men arrested after Northern Iowa death investigation

Two men arrested after Northern Iowa death investigation

ESTHERVILLE – Two men were arrested after a long investigation into the death of a man in Estherville that happened back…

Iowa man who sold heroin that caused two overdoses sentenced to federal prison

Iowa man who sold heroin that caused two overdoses sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold heroin to two individuals who nearly died was sentenced today to more than six…

Mason City man under investigation after crashing truck through closed railroad intersection

Mason City man under investigation after crashing truck through closed railroad intersection

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is under investigation after yet another incident in which a driver crashed his truck…

Charles City man facing felony drug charges

Charles City man facing felony drug charges

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man nabbed on a warrant this week is now facing felony drug charges. On September…

Man who helped two others invade rural Iowa home and sexually assault elderly women to get decades in prison for his crimes

Man who helped two others invade rural Iowa home and sexually assault elderly women to get decades in prison for his crimes

AMES – A man who joined two others in invading a rural Iowa home and sexually assaulting an 82-year-old woman will…

Mason City man charged with felony drunk driving after crashing vehicle into train

Mason City man charged with felony drunk driving after crashing vehicle into train

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail, charged with felony drunk driving after crashing his vehicle into a…

Northern Iowa man jailed after shooting hole through apartment window

Northern Iowa man jailed after shooting hole through apartment window

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was jailed after police say he shot a hole through his apartment window. On…

Charles City man arrested after alleged violent attack

Charles City man arrested after alleged violent attack

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Man who allegedly delivered facial fractures to person at Grafton Community Center pleads not guilty to felony willful injury

Man who allegedly delivered facial fractures to person at Grafton Community Center pleads not guilty to felony willful injury

GRAFTON, IOWA – A man who was arrested in July on a felony charge after he allegedly delivered multiple facial fractures…

Osage man arrested after high-speed chase in Worth county

Osage man arrested after high-speed chase in Worth county

NORTHWOOD – An Osage man was arrested after a high-speed chase in Worth county. On September 3, 2019, a Worth County…

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Iowa Department of Education seeks public input on use of seclusion and restraint in schools

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today announced six meetings to gather public input on proposed revisions to rules regarding the appropriate use of seclusion…

California will restrict certain travel to Iowa due to gender-affirming care restrictions

SACRAMENTO– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently announced that, effective October 4, 2019, California will prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Iowa because of a new provision…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 12, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/12/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 707.80 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC…

News update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a news update from Iowa Democrats, released September 11, 2019: Trump Trade Conflict Adding to Slow Economic Growth The damage caused by the Trump…

Iowa State Board of Education adopts proficiency recommendations for the new state test

DES MOINES – The State Board of Education today approved performance levels that determine how many students met expectations on Iowa’s new state test, the Iowa Statewide…

Iowa Governor Reynolds applauds EPA dismantle of clean water act

WASHINGTON — At an event in Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Department of the Army Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil…

J.D. Scholten: Iowa Farmers Struggling To Make a Dime as a Result of Trump’s Trade War

SIOUX CITY — J.D. Scholten, congressional candidate for Iowa’s 4th district, today published an opinion piece in the Sioux City Journal about President Trump’s reckless trade war and the…

Miller announces bipartisan investigation of Google

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller released the following statement on a bipartisan investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices related to state and federal…

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OBIT: Elizabeth “Betty” Haus, 88, of Charles City

Elizabeth “Betty” Haus, 88, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A Mass of Christian…

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Gardner, 92, of Charles City

Robert “Bob” Gardner, 92, of Charles City, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A memorial service for…

OBIT: Charles “Chuck” Gray, 63, of Cedar Falls, formerly Charles City

Charles “Chuck” Gray, 63, of Cedar Falls, formerly Charles City, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his home. A funeral service for Chuck Gray will be…

OBIT: Duane A. Jerdee, 75, of Charles City

Duane A. Jerdee, 75, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A funeral service for Duane…

OBIT: Virginia Tietz, 86, of Charles City

Virginia Tietz, 86, of Charles City passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019. Virginia was a kind, loving, and generous person with a big personality and a…

OBIT: Tom Jolas of Mason City

Tom passed peacefully in the loving arms of our Lord and entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, August 19, 2019. A Funeral service will be…

OBIT: Virginia Tudor, 88, of Charles City

Virginia Tudor, 88, of Charles City, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly with her family by her side. A funeral…

OBIT: Raymond Reed, 76, of Greene

Raymond Reed, 76, of Greene, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 in his sleep at home. A funeral service for Raymond Reed will be held at 11:00…