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Cedar Falls man who shot a person in the face sent to prison

Cedar Falls man who shot a person in the face sent to prison

CEDAR FALLS – A Cedar Falls man who illegally acquired and possessed firearms after shooting a man in the face in 2017 was sentenced to more than 5…

Iowa Supreme Court issues statement on legislative redistricting

Iowa Supreme Court issues statement on legislative redistricting

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court has issued a statement on legislative redistricting, which is set for this year. Redistricting must occur every ten years. 2021 is…

OBIT: Hermelinda “Cora” Gomez

OBIT: Hermelinda “Cora” Gomez

Hermelinda Legorretta Gomez, 97, of Mason City, Iowa was welcomed into the arms of our Lord peacefully on Saturday, April 10, 2021. A Funeral Mass will be held…

OBIT: Shirley Ann Schmidt Lowder

OBIT: Shirley Ann Schmidt Lowder

Shirley Ann Schmidt Lowder age 84 of Osage, IA passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 of natural causes. Shirley was born July 17, 1936. There will be…

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City: As supply has increased dramatically in recent months, all Iowans ages 16 and up are…

Senator Amanda Ragan touts bipartisan bills that have garnered support

Senator Amanda Ragan touts bipartisan bills that have garnered support

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: PUBLIC SAFETY BILLS WIN UNANIMOUS SUPPORT I am…

Waterloo man driving 100mph arrested for felony drunk driving and child endangerment

Waterloo man driving 100mph arrested for felony drunk driving and child endangerment

BREMER COUNTY – A Waterloo man was arrested for felony drunk driving and child endangerment at 100 miles per hour. On March 20, 2021, the Bremer county sheriff’s…

Volunteers sought for Mason City Earth Day cleanup and festival

Volunteers sought for Mason City Earth Day cleanup and festival

MASON CITY – The Mason City Earth Day Committee has set dates for the city’s 27th annual community-wide cleanup and festival. From April 19 – May 6, cleanup…

Iowa State Patrol grateful for support in loss of Sergeant Jim Smith

Iowa State Patrol grateful for support in loss of Sergeant Jim Smith

INDEPENDENCE – Friday, the Iowa State Patrol laid to rest a hero in Sergeant Jim Smith, who courageously served the State of Iowa for 27 years. He made…

OBIT: Kathryn C. Tabbert

OBIT: Kathryn C. Tabbert

Kathryn Clara Tabbert, age 91, of Osage, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at the Faith Lutheran Home in Osage. Funeral services will be held 10:30…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Mason City’s Wattnem, others to Iowa’s boards and commissions

Gov. Reynolds appoints Mason City’s Wattnem, others to Iowa’s boards and commissions

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointments are subject to Senate confirmation: Accountancy Examining Board Lesley Bartholomew, Sioux City…

College Basketball: Caleb Grill returning to Iowa State

College Basketball: Caleb Grill returning to Iowa State

AMES – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger announced that Caleb Grill will transfer back to play for the Cyclones after spending last season at UNLV.…

Former Mohawk Sydney Eaton named MVC Co-Golfer of the Week

Former Mohawk Sydney Eaton named MVC Co-Golfer of the Week

ST. LOUIS – UNI’s Sydney Eaton – a former Mason City Mohawk – was named MVC’s Co-Golfer of the Week for her performances at the UNI Spring Invite…

Eagle Grove man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking 20 pounds of meth within protected zone

Eagle Grove man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking 20 pounds of meth within protected zone

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced April 12, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Cory Schultz, 38, from Eagle Grove, Iowa,…

JUCO Softball: NIACC’s Worman is ICCAC softball player of week

JUCO Softball: NIACC’s Worman is ICCAC softball player of week

MASON CITY – NIACC freshman outfielder Hailey was selected as the ICCAC Division II softball player of the week for the week of April 5-11. Worman, who prepped…



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Iowa Supreme Court issues statement on legislative redistricting

Iowa Supreme Court issues statement on legislative redistricting

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court has issued a statement on legislative redistricting, which…

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City: As supply…

Senator Amanda Ragan touts bipartisan bills that have garnered support

Senator Amanda Ragan touts bipartisan bills that have garnered support

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

Volunteers sought for Mason City Earth Day cleanup and festival

Volunteers sought for Mason City Earth Day cleanup and festival

MASON CITY – The Mason City Earth Day Committee has set dates for the city’s…

Iowa State Patrol grateful for support in loss of Sergeant Jim Smith

Iowa State Patrol grateful for support in loss of Sergeant Jim Smith

INDEPENDENCE – Friday, the Iowa State Patrol laid to rest a hero in Sergeant Jim…

Eagle Grove man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking 20 pounds of meth within protected zone

Eagle Grove man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking 20 pounds of meth within protected zone

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced April 12, 2021,…

Arbor Day Foundation names Mason City a Growth Award Winner and Tree City USA

Arbor Day Foundation names Mason City a Growth Award Winner and Tree City USA

DES MOINES  – Every year the Urban Forestry Awards luncheon recognizes cities, college campuses and…

Mason City man’s car totaled after elderly woman runs stop light in Charles City

Mason City man’s car totaled after elderly woman runs stop light in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A Mason City man’s car was totaled after an elderly woman ran…

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Cedar Falls man who shot a person in the face sent to prison

Cedar Falls man who shot a person in the face sent to prison

CEDAR FALLS – A Cedar Falls man who illegally acquired and possessed firearms after shooting a man in the face in…

Waterloo man driving 100mph arrested for felony drunk driving and child endangerment

Waterloo man driving 100mph arrested for felony drunk driving and child endangerment

BREMER COUNTY – A Waterloo man was arrested for felony drunk driving and child endangerment at 100 miles per hour. On…

Eagle Grove man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking 20 pounds of meth within protected zone

Eagle Grove man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for trafficking 20 pounds of meth within protected zone

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced April 12, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City.…

Texas man pleads guilty to Iowa-Minnesota meth conspiracy

Texas man pleads guilty to Iowa-Minnesota meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty April 15, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City.…

Police say two men shot in Mason City this past weekend

Police say two men shot in Mason City this past weekend

MASON CITY – Police are saying two men were shot in Mason City this past weekend. At approximately 10:00 p.m. on…

Eagle Grove man sentenced to federal prison for meth

Eagle Grove man sentenced to federal prison for meth

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced April 10, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City.…

Waterloo man charged with assault after chasing cops with a gun

Waterloo man charged with assault after chasing cops with a gun

WATERLOO – A Waterloo man is suffering from gunshot wounds in a hospital as he is charged with assault after chasing…

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for armed carjackings

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for armed carjackings

SIOUX CITY – A man who carjacked and robbed two men at gunpoint in a single evening was sentenced to fifteen…

Iowa State Patrol trooper killed in Grundy county standoff

Iowa State Patrol trooper killed in Grundy county standoff

GRUNDY CENTER, IOWA – An Iowa State Patrol trooper was killed in a Grundy county standoff. On Friday, April 9, 2021,…

Iowa man arrested after allegedly slamming puppy to ground, breaking multiple bones

Iowa man arrested after allegedly slamming puppy to ground, breaking multiple bones

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man was arrested after allegedly slamming a puppy to the ground, breaking multiple bones. A cooperative…

Illegal alien nabbed in Northern Iowa on immigration and meth charges

Illegal alien nabbed in Northern Iowa on immigration and meth charges

SIOUX CITY – An illegal alien caught in Northern Iowa has been sent to prison on immigration and meth charges. Emmanuel…

One dead in Cedar Rapids hotel stabbing; man wanted for murder out of Texas nabbed at scene

One dead in Cedar Rapids hotel stabbing; man wanted for murder out of Texas nabbed at scene

CEDAR RAPIDS – One man is dead after a stabbing incident at a Cedar Rapids hotel and after cops caught the…

Mason City murder suspect nabbed in Algona

Mason City murder suspect nabbed in Algona

MASON CITY – A man wanted for murder in Mason City was nabbed by cops in Algona. At approximately 4 PM…

Iowa man refuses to leave relative’s home, points gun at cops, who then flee

Iowa man refuses to leave relative’s home, points gun at cops, who then flee

ONALASKA, IOWA – An Iowa man wasn’t wanted at his relative’s home, and when cops arrived to wake him up from…

Politics

Iowa Supreme Court issues statement on legislative redistricting

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court has issued a statement on legislative redistricting, which is set for this year. Redistricting must occur every ten years. 2021…

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City: As supply has increased dramatically in recent months, all Iowans ages 16 and up…

Senator Amanda Ragan touts bipartisan bills that have garnered support

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: PUBLIC SAFETY BILLS WIN UNANIMOUS SUPPORT I…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Mason City’s Wattnem, others to Iowa’s boards and commissions

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointments are subject to Senate confirmation: Accountancy Examining Board Lesley Bartholomew, Sioux…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law 

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: SF 172:  An Act relating to the definition of Sex Act or Sexual Activity for the purpose…

Feds announce program offering families up to $9,000 for COVID-19 related funeral expenses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government is announcing a program offering families up to $9,000 for COVID-19 related funeral expenses. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental…

Iowa Supreme Court assigns two Iowa Business Specialty Court Judges

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court has selected District Judge Jeffrey D. Bert, Bettendorf, and District Judge David Nelmark, Des Moines, as Iowa Business Specialty Court…

HUD announces over $42.5 million to increase affordable housing to address homelessness in Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced the allocation of nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds,…

Obits

OBIT: Hermelinda “Cora” Gomez

Hermelinda Legorretta Gomez, 97, of Mason City, Iowa was welcomed into the arms of our Lord peacefully on Saturday, April 10, 2021. A Funeral Mass will be…

OBIT: Shirley Ann Schmidt Lowder

Shirley Ann Schmidt Lowder age 84 of Osage, IA passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 of natural causes. Shirley was born July 17, 1936. There will…

OBIT: Kathryn C. Tabbert

Kathryn Clara Tabbert, age 91, of Osage, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at the Faith Lutheran Home in Osage. Funeral services will be held…

OBIT: Lenna M. Wilder

Lenna Mae (Mariner) Wilder passed away in the early morning of April 13th, 2021 at her home in Garner, IA. Graveside services will be held on April…

OBIT: June Maxine Ransom

June Maxine Ransom, 97 of Ventura, died Sunday, April 11, 2021, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City. A graveside service will be held at 10:30…

OBIT: Dennis D Ginther

Dennis D. Ginther, 78 long time Rockford resident at 101 West Main, Ave, Rockford, died Wednesday night at Mercy One North Iowa in Mason City. A visitation…

OBIT: John Henry Brinkman

Dr. John H. Brinkman, 84, of Mason City, Iowa, passed away peacefully at Mercy One North Iowa Hospice surrounded by family, on April 3 2021. John was…

OBIT: Louise Mary Burnett

Louise M. Burnett, 86, of Nora Springs and formerly of Rudd, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Nora Spring Care Center. Funeral Services will…