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Wanted man caught after police pursuit in Humboldt

Wanted man caught after police pursuit in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT – A wanted man was caught after a police pursuit in Humboldt Tuesday afternoon. On August 20, 2019, at approximately 3:19 PM, an officer with the Humboldt…

OBIT: Tom Jolas of Mason City

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 held…

OBIT: Virginia Tudor, 88, of Charles City

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 service…

Governor Reynolds appoints new Adjutant General 

Governor Reynolds appoints new Adjutant General 

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds has selected Maj. Gen. Benjamin J. Corell as the new Adjutant General for the Iowa National Guard. Corell recently returned from a…

Health department: Anyone who has received a tattoo or body piercing from an unlicensed facility in the North Iowa area should be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C

Health department: Anyone who has received a tattoo or body piercing from an unlicensed facility in the North Iowa area should be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C

MASON CITY – After recent reports and complaints regarding unlicensed tattoo facilities and artists in the area, public health officials remind residents to only get tattoos and body…

College Football: Iowa’s Stanley named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

College Football: Iowa’s Stanley named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior quarterback Nate Stanley has been named to the 2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list. The award is presented annually…

Biden edges Warren by 10 votes in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump surpasses 96% among Republicans

Biden edges Warren by 10 votes in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump surpasses 96% among Republicans

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa State Fair Straw Poll featured a very close race between Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. Biden…

Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant to be torn down in Mason City, replaced with tire store

Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant to be torn down in Mason City, replaced with tire store

MASON CITY – The former Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant building in Mason City is being torn down and will be replaced with a tire store. Demolition of the former…

Iowa and Iowa State make AP top 25 preseason football poll

Iowa and Iowa State make AP top 25 preseason football poll

IOWA CITY – It’s still a Hawkeye state, but Iowa’s rival Iowa State plans to make a statement this season as both teams make the preseason top 25…

Two “money mules” who defrauded victims in Iowa and across country sent to prison

Two “money mules” who defrauded victims in Iowa and across country sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two Georgia residents who participated as “money mules” in a scheme to defraud victims across the country out of more than $300,000 were each sentenced…

Lime Creek Nature Center to hold annual Fall Festival on September 8

Lime Creek Nature Center to hold annual Fall Festival on September 8

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board are hosting their annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 8 at the nature center located…

Green infrastructure conferences to be held in Iowa

Green infrastructure conferences to be held in Iowa

DES MOINES – Two opportunities to explore the possibilities of green stormwater infrastructure are coming up in September 2019.  Iowa City will host the Eastern Iowa Green Infrastructure conference…

Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff in honor of fallen Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy, Stephanie Schreurs

Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff in honor of fallen Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy, Stephanie Schreurs

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff on Monday, August 19th, 2019 until sunset in honor and remembrance…

University of Iowa Athletic Training undergoes structural shift

University of Iowa Athletic Training undergoes structural shift

IOWA CITY – The athletic training program at the University of Iowa has a long history of success and it is once again surging ahead of the curve…

Storm Lake man sentenced to federal prison for receiving child pornography

Storm Lake man sentenced to federal prison for receiving child pornography

SIOUX CITY – A man who received child pornography was sentenced August 9, 2019, to 6 years in federal prison. James Gailey, 49, from Storm Lake, Iowa, received…



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Governor Reynolds appoints new Adjutant General 

Governor Reynolds appoints new Adjutant General 

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds has selected Maj. Gen. Benjamin J. Corell as the…

Health department: Anyone who has received a tattoo or body piercing from an unlicensed facility in the North Iowa area should be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C

Health department: Anyone who has received a tattoo or body piercing from an unlicensed facility in the North Iowa area should be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C

MASON CITY – After recent reports and complaints regarding unlicensed tattoo facilities and artists in…

Biden edges Warren by 10 votes in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump surpasses 96% among Republicans

Biden edges Warren by 10 votes in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump surpasses 96% among Republicans

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa State Fair Straw Poll featured a…

Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant to be torn down in Mason City, replaced with tire store

Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant to be torn down in Mason City, replaced with tire store

MASON CITY – The former Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant building in Mason City is being torn…

Lime Creek Nature Center to hold annual Fall Festival on September 8

Lime Creek Nature Center to hold annual Fall Festival on September 8

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board are hosting…

Green infrastructure conferences to be held in Iowa

Green infrastructure conferences to be held in Iowa

DES MOINES – Two opportunities to explore the possibilities of green stormwater infrastructure are coming up…

Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff in honor of fallen Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy, Stephanie Schreurs

Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff in honor of fallen Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy, Stephanie Schreurs

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered…

Governor Reynolds calls for greater federal flexibility in workforce development efforts

Governor Reynolds calls for greater federal flexibility in workforce development efforts

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds testified today at a field hearing of the U.S.…

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MASON CITY:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, marks the 36th Anniversary for the Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. Starting at 5:00 p.m. residents are encouraged to show solidarity by turning on porch lights and heading to the North Iowa Events Center for the free fun-packed “family affair” in the All Seasons Bldg.

A variety of activities will be held including a kid power pedal tractor pull event, bounce houses and balloon creations by Today’s Your Day as well as displays and demonstrations presented by local community organizations and youth oriented programs. Free food will be served and there will be a drawing for prizes. This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. Join us in spending the evening, “Giving Crime & Drugs a Going Away Party”.

This event is sponsored in conjunction with the National Association of Town Watch, and locally by the Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board along with the Mason City Police Department.

The event will be held rain or shine.

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THE HATS will be performing at the Mason City Public Library on Friday, August 9th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Commons. The library's summer music schedule for 2019 will continue through August featuring different performers each Friday. These performances are free and open to the public.

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Wanted man caught after police pursuit in Humboldt

Wanted man caught after police pursuit in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT – A wanted man was caught after a police pursuit in Humboldt Tuesday afternoon. On August 20, 2019, at approximately…

Two “money mules” who defrauded victims in Iowa and across country sent to prison

Two “money mules” who defrauded victims in Iowa and across country sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two Georgia residents who participated as “money mules” in a scheme to defraud victims across the country out…

Storm Lake man sentenced to federal prison for receiving child pornography

Storm Lake man sentenced to federal prison for receiving child pornography

SIOUX CITY – A man who received child pornography was sentenced August 9, 2019, to 6 years in federal prison. James…

Counterfeit money lab busted by Northern Iowa law enforcement

Counterfeit money lab busted by Northern Iowa law enforcement

FAYETTE COUNTY – Policies this Northern Iowa county have busted what they call a counterfeit money lab, and one man is…

Iowa man caught and arrested in Waverly basement after 2-day pursuit

Iowa man caught and arrested in Waverly basement after 2-day pursuit

WAVERLY – An Iowa man led police on a 2-day pursuit out of Black Hawk county before he was finally caught…

Chicago-area man sentenced to 25 years after agreeing to trade child porn for chance to molest kids

Chicago-area man sentenced to 25 years after agreeing to trade child porn for chance to molest kids

CHICAGO — A north suburban man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in federal prison for distributing thousands of sexually explicit…

Man gets 20 years in prison for mailing bombs to Hillary, Biden, Booker, Robert De Niro and other lib’s

Man gets 20 years in prison for mailing bombs to Hillary, Biden, Booker, Robert De Niro and other lib’s

NEW YORK – Cesar Altieri Sayoc was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison in connection with his mailing of…

Mexican man and 4-time drunk driver deported twice in 2017 sent to prison after coming back to Iowa yet again

Mexican man and 4-time drunk driver deported twice in 2017 sent to prison after coming back to Iowa yet again

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to 24 months…

Mason City man guilty of assaulting police

Mason City man guilty of assaulting police

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Out of control woman at Northern Iowa DHS office busted with meth

Out of control woman at Northern Iowa DHS office busted with meth

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – An out of control woman at a Northern Iowa DHS office was busted with meth after the cops…

South Texas man convicted of smuggling 27 illegal aliens in the back of a tractor trailer

South Texas man convicted of smuggling 27 illegal aliens in the back of a tractor trailer

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A South Texas man was convicted Tuesday for the unlawful transportation of 27 undocumented aliens in the…

Female juvenile arrested after alleged threat to “shoot up” Albert Lea, MN High School

Female juvenile arrested after alleged threat to “shoot up” Albert Lea, MN High School

ALBERT LEA, MN — A female juvenile has been arrested after an alleged threat made online to “shoot up” the Albert…

Fort Dodge man arrested after shooting

Fort Dodge man arrested after shooting

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge man was arrested after shooting another man Sunday morning. On Sunday, August 11th at approximately…

Iowa crack dealer sentenced to more than fifteen years in federal prison

Iowa crack dealer sentenced to more than fifteen years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold crack cocaine near a park and an elementary school was sentenced August 12, 2019,…

Fort Dodge meth dealer sent to prison

Fort Dodge meth dealer sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced August 8, 2019, to 14 years in federal prison.…

Politics

Biden edges Warren by 10 votes in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump surpasses 96% among Republicans

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa State Fair Straw Poll featured a very close race between Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.…

Governor Reynolds calls for greater federal flexibility in workforce development efforts

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds testified today at a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, chaired by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst…

Hickenlooper ends presidential campaign

DENVER, CO – “I will never stop believing that America can only move forward when we work together.” Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper ended his campaign for…

City of Mason City expense report for August 15, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/15/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 305.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 943.52 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES9.15 ALL STAR PEST…

Steve King slammed for suggesting rape and incest bolster population

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Congressman Steve King was roundly slammed for suggesting rape and incest bolster population. King made the remarks in Urbandale and the remarks were…

Grassley, Ernst Op-ed: USMCA will bring home the bacon for Iowa, nation

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa: Our state leads the nation in pork production. In fact, Iowa pork exports account for approximately $2 billion annually.…

Four Mason City school board seats up for election on November 5

MASON CITY– The Iowa Association of School Boards and Mason City Community School District urge Iowans passionate about education to consider running in the November 5 school…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Elizabeth Johnson as Executive Director of Iowa Civil Rights Commission

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Elizabeth Johnson of Altoona to serve as Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Johnson, currently…

Obits

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…

OBIT: Keith “Mac” McInroy, 86, of Charles City

Keith “Mac” McInroy, 86, of Charles City passed away at his home on August 2, 2019. According to his wishes, Mac has been cremated and a celebration…

OBIT: Steven “Steve” Bartholmey, 47, of Osage

Steven “Steve” Bartholmey, 47, of Osage, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at his home in Osage. A gathering of family and friends for Steve Bartholmey will…

OBIT: Marjorie “Marge” Tjebkes, 66, of Charles City

Marjorie “Marge” Tjebkes, 66, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Osage Rehab & Health Center in Osage, Iowa. Private family burial will take…

OBIT: Darla Ritter Davidson, 58, of Charles City

Darla Ritter Davidson, 58, of Charles City, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City. A funeral service for Darla Ritter…

OBIT: Jean Semelhack, 85, of Charles City

Jean Semelhack, 85, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A memorial service for Jean…