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Women’s College Basketball: Iowa destroys Penn State, 100-57; Meyer scores 10

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa destroys Penn State, 100-57; Meyer scores 10

IOWA CITY – Iowa destroyed Penn State, 100-57, Saturday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena as former Mason City Mohawk Mackenzie Meyer scored 10 points. The Hawkeyes have won 35 consecutive…

College Basketball: Iowa State soundly beaten by Texas Tech, 87-57

College Basketball: Iowa State soundly beaten by Texas Tech, 87-57

AMES – Iowa State was soundly beaten by Texas Tech by 30 points Saturday in Hilton Coliseum, 87-57. Texas Tech (18-9, 9-5 Big 12) shot 57.1 percent from the…

One hurt in car versus deer collision near Clear Lake

One hurt in car versus deer collision near Clear Lake

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – One person was hurt in a car versus deer collision near Clear Lake Sunday morning. On February 23 at 12:22 AM, the Cerro Gordo…

Car strikes deer, sending it through the air and a man’s windshield, killing him

Car strikes deer, sending it through the air and a man’s windshield, killing him

KEOKUK COUNTY – A man died after a car struck a deer and sent the furry beast through the air and then through his windshield, where it struck…

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 20, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 20, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/20/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 308.69 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTEN 650.00 AMERICAN…

Rep. Upmeyer focuses on child care access and affordability and high speed internet to under-served areas

Rep. Upmeyer focuses on child care access and affordability and high speed internet to under-served areas

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: The First Funnel Week The Legislature’s first funnel was…

Ragan seeks fairness for mobile home dwellers

Ragan seeks fairness for mobile home dwellers

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: It’s become clear in recent years that Iowa law does…

Iowa Legislature shoots down conversion therapy ban bill

Iowa Legislature shoots down conversion therapy ban bill

DES MOINES – The Iowa Legislature has shot down a conversion therapy ban bill that would have outlawed the practice of trying to counsel or force LBGTQ kids…

College Basketball: UNI dropped on the road by Indiana State, 67-64

College Basketball: UNI dropped on the road by Indiana State, 67-64

HERRE HAUTE, Indiana – The UNI men’s basketball team fell to the Sycamores of Indiana State 67-64 on Thursday night. The Panthers now move to 22-5 overall and…

Women’s College Basketball: UNI beaten by Illinois State, 69-61

Women’s College Basketball: UNI beaten by Illinois State, 69-61

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI Women’s basketball overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to take a fourth-quarter lead, but the Panthers fell to Illinois State 69-61 in overtime Thursday…

College Wrestling: UNI tames Wisconsin, 20-18

College Wrestling: UNI tames Wisconsin, 20-18

MADISON, Wisc. – If you ask Isaiah Patton about his senior year, you would be hard-pressed to find much to be excited about, but that changed Thursday night…

OBIT: Wilbur “Willie” Van Hauen, 77, of Charles City

OBIT: Wilbur “Willie” Van Hauen, 77, of Charles City

Wilbur “Willie” Van Hauen, 77, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo with his loving family by his…

Mason City woman wins $50,000 prize on scratch ticket From boyfriend

Mason City woman wins $50,000 prize on scratch ticket From boyfriend

CLIVE, Iowa — A Mason City woman has won a $50,000 lottery prize on a ticket purchased for her by her boyfriend. Laura Swai, 36, won the third…

DEA announces launch of Operation Crystal Shield, cracking down on methamphetamine trafficking transportation hubs

DEA announces launch of Operation Crystal Shield, cracking down on methamphetamine trafficking transportation hubs

WASHINGTON – Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced that the DEA will direct enforcement resources to methamphetamine “transportation hubs” — areas where methamphetamine is often…

Three hurt in car-bus collision outside Clear Lake

Three hurt in car-bus collision outside Clear Lake

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – Three people were hurt in car-bus collision outside Clear Lake. The accident took place on the afternoon of February 12, 2020, at about 2:30…



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One hurt in car versus deer collision near Clear Lake

One hurt in car versus deer collision near Clear Lake

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – One person was hurt in a car versus deer collision near…

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 20, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 20, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/20/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS…

Rep. Upmeyer focuses on child care access and affordability and high speed internet to under-served areas

Rep. Upmeyer focuses on child care access and affordability and high speed internet to under-served areas

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker…

Iowa Legislature shoots down conversion therapy ban bill

Iowa Legislature shoots down conversion therapy ban bill

DES MOINES – The Iowa Legislature has shot down a conversion therapy ban bill that…

Mason City woman wins $50,000 prize on scratch ticket From boyfriend

Mason City woman wins $50,000 prize on scratch ticket From boyfriend

CLIVE, Iowa — A Mason City woman has won a $50,000 lottery prize on a…

DEA announces launch of Operation Crystal Shield, cracking down on methamphetamine trafficking transportation hubs

DEA announces launch of Operation Crystal Shield, cracking down on methamphetamine trafficking transportation hubs

WASHINGTON – Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced that the DEA will…

Three hurt in car-bus collision outside Clear Lake

Three hurt in car-bus collision outside Clear Lake

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – Three people were hurt in car-bus collision outside Clear Lake. The…

Grassley: Religious freedoms under attack – U.S. can promote and protect liberty globally

Grassley: Religious freedoms under attack – U.S. can promote and protect liberty globally

By Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa The Declaration of Independence recognizes each individual is endowed…

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Mason City man behind bars after setting dumpster fires

Mason City man behind bars after setting dumpster fires

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Britt man sent to prison for sexual abuse

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Iowa methamphetamine dealer sentenced to federal prison for over a decade

Iowa methamphetamine dealer sentenced to federal prison for over a decade

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Dubuque man who possessed over 94 grams of pure methamphetamine was sentenced on February 19, 2020, to…

DEA announces launch of Operation Crystal Shield, cracking down on methamphetamine trafficking transportation hubs

DEA announces launch of Operation Crystal Shield, cracking down on methamphetamine trafficking transportation hubs

WASHINGTON – Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced that the DEA will direct enforcement resources to methamphetamine “transportation…

Iowa college professor jailed on murder charges after husband is bound and killed

Iowa college professor jailed on murder charges after husband is bound and killed

WEST DES MOINES – An Iowa woman has been jailed on murder charges after her husband was bound and killed. On…

Iowa cop and canine chase wanted man into woods

Iowa cop and canine chase wanted man into woods

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Mason City men arrested for harboring a runaway

Mason City men arrested for harboring a runaway

CLEAR LAKE – Two Mason City men are behind bars after police say they harbored a runaway child. On Tuesday afternoon,…

Fugitive arrested in Hancock county convenience store

Fugitive arrested in Hancock county convenience store

GARNER – A wanted fugitive from the law was apprehended in a Hancock county convenience store early Sunday morning. On February…

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Staff assault reported at Anamosa Penitentiary

Staff assault reported at Anamosa Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Anamosa State Penitentiary at approximately 7:40 PM last night. The…

Clear Lake man arrested for lascivious acts with a child

Clear Lake man arrested for lascivious acts with a child

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man was arrested today for lascivious acts with a child. On Friday February 14, 2020…

Iowa man involved in large-scale heroin ring found guilty after jury trial

Iowa man involved in large-scale heroin ring found guilty after jury trial

CEDAR RAPIDS – A federal jury found a man who conspired with other people to sell heroin in Cedar Rapids guilty…

Iowa man guilty of murder of Floyd county resident

Iowa man guilty of murder of Floyd county resident

DES MOINES – A jury has convicted Armando Adame III in the shooting death of Michael Bruce Johns of Floyd county.…

Guatemalan man caught living in Waterloo sent to prison for Illegally reentering United States after being deported

Guatemalan man caught living in Waterloo sent to prison for Illegally reentering United States after being deported

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

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City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 20, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/20/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 308.69 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTEN 650.00…

Rep. Upmeyer focuses on child care access and affordability and high speed internet to under-served areas

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: The First Funnel Week The Legislature’s first funnel…

Ragan seeks fairness for mobile home dwellers

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: It’s become clear in recent years that Iowa law…

Iowa Legislature shoots down conversion therapy ban bill

DES MOINES – The Iowa Legislature has shot down a conversion therapy ban bill that would have outlawed the practice of trying to counsel or force LBGTQ…

Clear Lake voters to decide bond vote on March 3 for range of projects

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake voters will decide a bond vote on March 3 for a range of projects. A Special Election will be held on March…

Grassley: Religious freedoms under attack – U.S. can promote and protect liberty globally

By Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa The Declaration of Independence recognizes each individual is endowed with inalienable rights. Americans cherish our blessings of freedom, including the rights…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Scott Marler to serve as Director at IDOT

DES MOINES– Today, Gov. Reynolds announced the appointment of Scott Marler to serve as Director at the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT). His appointment is effective Monday,…

News update from Iowa Democrats, February 14, 2019

The following is a news update from Iowa Democrats: School Funding Bill Delayed, Conflicts with Senate House and Senate lawmakers have yet to resolve their differences on…

Obits

OBIT: Wilbur “Willie” Van Hauen, 77, of Charles City

Wilbur “Willie” Van Hauen, 77, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo with his loving family by…

OBIT: James “Jim” Boss, 62, of Charles City

James “Jim” Boss, 62, of Charles City, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 at the MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City with his loving…

OBIT: Naomi Bienfang, 55, of Charles City

Naomi Bienfang, 55, of Charles City, passed away February 9, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center from the combination of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), frontal temporal…

OBIT: Leon Isakson, 82, of Colwell

Leon Isakson, 82, of Colwell, died peacefully at home February 7, 2020 where he was cared for by his loving family. A funeral service for Leon Isakson…

OBIT: Doris Thorson, 85, of Charles City

Doris Thorson, 85, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at MercyOne Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. A funeral for Doris Thorson will be…

OBIT: David Head, 59, of Charles City

David Head, 59, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. Funeral service for David Head will…

OBIT: Joyce Hinz, 78, of Charles City

Joyce Hinz, 78, of Charles City, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Saturday, February 01, 2020 in New Hampton. A funeral service for Joyce Hinz will be…

OBIT: Corlyss Fitz, 90, of Rockford

Corlyss Fitz, 90, of Rockford, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Faith Lutheran Home in Osage. A funeral service for Corlyss Fitz will…