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ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A woman who left her life in Alabama to become a bride for an ISIS terrorist in Syria – but is now begging to return…

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 12, 2019: Aaron’s Snow Removal, plow/blad 50.00 1 Absolute Waste Remov, sanit disp 342.70 1 Ames, Virginia, election official 95.00 1 Bergeron,…

Democrats report schools get “record low funding” and “significant increase in crime” in Iowa

Democrats report schools get “record low funding” and “significant increase in crime” in Iowa

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats released in recent days: Schools Get Record Low Funding, Again This week, there was bi-partisan opposition to the PreK-12…

Rep. Todd Prichard explains his non-support of one education bill, support of another

Rep. Todd Prichard explains his non-support of one education bill, support of another

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City: It was an interesting week in the Iowa Legislature. One, the weather continues to wreak…

NIACC’s Buford earns ICCAC weekly honor

NIACC’s Buford earns ICCAC weekly honor

MASON CITY – For the second time this season, NIACC’s Jada Buford has been selected as the ICCAC women’s basketball player of the week for the week of…

OBIT: James “Jim” Balkenende, 76, of Charles City

OBIT: James “Jim” Balkenende, 76, of Charles City

James “Jim” Balkenende, 76, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. A memorial service for Jim Balkenende…

Basketball: Iowa drops home conference game to Maryland, 66-65

Basketball: Iowa drops home conference game to Maryland, 66-65

IOWA CITY – Maryland’s Bruno Fernando tipped in the game-winning basket with 7.8 seconds remaining to lead the Terrapins over the Iowa Hawkeyes, 66-65, Tuesday night at Carver-Hawkeye…

OBIT: Marie Herold, 79, of Osage

OBIT: Marie Herold, 79, of Osage

Marie Herold, 79, of Osage, formerly Charles City, entered into eternal rest Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage surrounded by her…

Gov. Reynolds signs historic education funding bills, adding nearly $90 million in spending

Gov. Reynolds signs historic education funding bills, adding nearly $90 million in spending

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 306 and HF 307, historic preK-12 education funding at the Iowa State Capitol surrounded by education advocates and students…

Iowa man thrown from fast-moving snowmobile suffers spinal injuries

Iowa man thrown from fast-moving snowmobile suffers spinal injuries

LEHIGH, IOWA – Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers responded to a snowmobile crash on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:45 p.m., approximately four miles south of…

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads not guilty to harassment

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads not guilty to harassment

MASON CITY – Former Cerro Gordo supervisor Jay Urdahl, charged with harassment and cited by Mason City police after allegedly leaving a scary fake rat and a note…

Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Bernie Sanders announced today his run for President for the 2020 election. “I’m running for president,” the 77-year-old said in a released statement. “I…



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ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A woman who left her life in Alabama to become a bride…

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 12, 2019: Aaron’s Snow Removal, plow/blad 50.00 1 Absolute…

Public Safety Commissioner announces new Colonel to lead the Iowa State Patrol

Public Safety Commissioner announces new Colonel to lead the Iowa State Patrol

DES MOINES – Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Stephan K. Bayens, is pleased to announce…

Democrats report schools get “record low funding” and “significant increase in crime” in Iowa

Democrats report schools get “record low funding” and “significant increase in crime” in Iowa

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats released in recent days: Schools Get…

Rep. Todd Prichard explains his non-support of one education bill, support of another

Rep. Todd Prichard explains his non-support of one education bill, support of another

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

Gov. Reynolds signs historic education funding bills, adding nearly $90 million in spending

Gov. Reynolds signs historic education funding bills, adding nearly $90 million in spending

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 306 and HF 307, historic preK-12…

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads not guilty to harassment

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads not guilty to harassment

MASON CITY – Former Cerro Gordo supervisor Jay Urdahl, charged with harassment and cited by…

Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Bernie Sanders announced today his run for President for the 2020…

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Congressman Steve King: My next town hall meeting will take place on Saturday morning (Feb. 23) in Ida Grove.
The town hall will be held from 9:30-10:30 AM Central at the Ida Grove Community Rec Center, located in Ida Grove at 311 Barnes St. This town hall will be the third of the 39 scheduled town halls I am holding this year.

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STEVE KING will be holding his 2nd of 39 scheduled town halls in Lyon County on Monday, February 18. The event is open to the public and to the media. The Town Hall will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM Central at the Forster Community Center, 404 Main Street, Rock Rapids, IA.

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The Clear Lake Knights of Columbus will host their annual Irish Stew from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 1001 9th Ave. South, Clear Lake, IA. In addition to the stew and condiments, the meal includes a slice of homemade pie. Adults - $8.00, Children under 8 - $4.00 Carry outs are available. Handicap Accessible.

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”The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”

- Plato, “The Republic”

"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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Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads not guilty to harassment

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads not guilty to harassment

MASON CITY – Former Cerro Gordo supervisor Jay Urdahl, charged with harassment and cited by Mason City police after allegedly leaving a scary fake rat and a note…

West Hancock teacher accused of felony drunk driving

West Hancock teacher accused of felony drunk driving

BRITT – A West Hancock educator was arrested for a third drunk driving offense recently. Raylea Hepker, age 27, allegedly committed her latest drunk driving offense on January…

Waterloo police charge man with first-degree murder and abuse of corpse

Waterloo police charge man with first-degree murder and abuse of corpse

WATERLOO – Waterloo police charged a man serving a prison sentence for robbery with first-degree murder and abuse of corpse On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 Waterloo Police received…

Rudd man accused of stealing precious Buddy Holly heirlooms

Rudd man accused of stealing precious Buddy Holly heirlooms

CLEAR LAKE – A Rudd man is accused of stealing precious Buddy Holly heirlooms that were recently recovered. OnFebruary 15, 2019 at around 3:40 pm, Clear Lake Police Officers…

Illegal alien from Honduras caught in Wright county sent to prison after dealing weed and sex assault

Illegal alien from Honduras caught in Wright county sent to prison after dealing weed and sex assault

SIOUX CITY – A man who entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on February 6, 2019, to five months’ in prison. Walter Redondo-Amador, age 23,…

Police say “precious heirlooms” stolen from family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake have been recovered

Police say “precious heirlooms” stolen from family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake have been recovered

CLEAR LAKE – Police say “precious heirlooms” that were stolen in recent days from the family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake have been recovered. During the early…

Mason City nurse sentenced to three years in prison for stealing pain medication from patients

Mason City nurse sentenced to three years in prison for stealing pain medication from patients

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa nurse who stole pain medications from his patients and created false medical records to cover up his thefts was sentenced February 13, 2019,…

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ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A woman who left her life in Alabama to become a bride for an ISIS terrorist in Syria…

Public Safety Commissioner announces new Colonel to lead the Iowa State Patrol

Public Safety Commissioner announces new Colonel to lead the Iowa State Patrol

DES MOINES – Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Stephan K. Bayens, is pleased to announce the selection of Captain Nathan Fulk…

Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Bernie Sanders announced today his run for President for the 2020 election. “I’m running for president,” the…