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Iowa labor union leader alarmed by four staff assaults at mental health institute

Iowa labor union leader alarmed by four staff assaults at mental health institute

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding four assaults on staff members at the Independence Mental Health Institute over the span…

Northern Iowa man charged after throwing bat at reckless teen driver

Northern Iowa man charged after throwing bat at reckless teen driver

GRAETTINGER, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man has been charged after throwing a baseball bat at a reckless teen driver. On June 18, 2019 at 9:28 PM, the…

President Trump officially launches re-election campaign; Iowa Democrats respond

President Trump officially launches re-election campaign; Iowa Democrats respond

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – President Trump made his re-election campaign official Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida, and Iowa Democrats are not enthusiastic about the news. Iowa Democratic Party Chair…

Iowa man charged with luring teen, sex crimes

Iowa man charged with luring teen, sex crimes

DES MOINES – An Iowa man has been charged in a small, rural community with luring a teen and sex crimes as he remains under investigation after his…

More than thirty charged across Eastern Iowa with federal gun law violations

More than thirty charged across Eastern Iowa with federal gun law violations

CEDAR RAPIDS – More than thirty people have been charged across Eastern Iowa with federal gun law violations, authorities said today. Law enforcement agencies across the state continue…

Authorities continue to search for man missing from Rock Falls campground

Authorities continue to search for man missing from Rock Falls campground

PLYMOUTH, IOWA – Authorities continue to search for a man missing from a Rock Falls campground. The Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office continues its investigation of missing person…

Two Oelwein residents airlifted to hospital after motorcycle hits deer

Two Oelwein residents airlifted to hospital after motorcycle hits deer

FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – Two Oelwein residents were airlifted to a hospital after the motorcycle they were riding on hit a deer. On June 15, 2019 at 1:20…

Estherville man accused of stealing from a booster club for kids

Estherville man accused of stealing from a booster club for kids

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – An Estherville man is accused of stealing from a booster club for kids and now faces a felony charge. On June 17, 2019 the Estherville…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gerd W. Clabaugh interim director Department of Human Services; Democrats demand action

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gerd W. Clabaugh interim director Department of Human Services; Democrats demand action

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds appointed Gerd W. Clabaugh to serve as interim director of the Department of Human Services. He will continue to serve as director…

Guatemalan man living in Charles City sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States

Guatemalan man living in Charles City sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States

CHARLES CITY – A Guatemalan man living in Charles City has been sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States. A man who illegally returned to the United…

Paroled man accused of assaulting woman “throughout the morning” in Fort Dodge Monday morning

Paroled man accused of assaulting woman “throughout the morning” in Fort Dodge Monday morning

FORT DODGE – A paroled man is accused of assaulting a woman “throughout the morning” in Fort Dodge Monday morning and is now behind bars. On June 17,…

UPDATE: Four dead in West Des Moines by gunshot; three murdered, one suicide

UPDATE: Four dead in West Des Moines by gunshot; three murdered, one suicide

WEST DES MOINES – The family that was found dead in a West Des Moines house this weekend all died by gunshot as three were murdered and one…

Jessica and Derek Balsley of The Art of Education University recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center June Entrepreneurs of the Month

Jessica and Derek Balsley of The Art of Education University recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center June Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The Art of Education University, founded by Jessica and Derek Balsley in 2011, is a local Iowa success story of building a global company in…

Mason City police say man was intoxicated when he crashed car with three children inside, sending them to hospital

Mason City police say man was intoxicated when he crashed car with three children inside, sending them to hospital

MASON CITY – Mason City police said today a man was intoxicated when he crashed his car with three children inside, sending them to hospital, and he’s now…

ICE arrests 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in 5-day enforcement surge in 6 Midwestern states

ICE arrests 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in 5-day enforcement surge in 6 Midwestern states

CHICAGO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in six Midwest states during a five-day enforcement action, which…



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Iowa labor union leader alarmed by four staff assaults at mental health institute

Iowa labor union leader alarmed by four staff assaults at mental health institute

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding four…

Northern Iowa man charged after throwing bat at reckless teen driver

Northern Iowa man charged after throwing bat at reckless teen driver

GRAETTINGER, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man has been charged after throwing a baseball bat…

3 Things You Need to Do After Being at Fault in a Car Accident

3 Things You Need to Do After Being at Fault in a Car Accident

No matter how good of a driver you may be, one momentary lapse in concentration…

President Trump officially launches re-election campaign; Iowa Democrats respond

President Trump officially launches re-election campaign; Iowa Democrats respond

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – President Trump made his re-election campaign official Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida,…

Authorities continue to search for man missing from Rock Falls campground

Authorities continue to search for man missing from Rock Falls campground

PLYMOUTH, IOWA – Authorities continue to search for a man missing from a Rock Falls…

Two Oelwein residents airlifted to hospital after motorcycle hits deer

Two Oelwein residents airlifted to hospital after motorcycle hits deer

FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – Two Oelwein residents were airlifted to a hospital after the motorcycle…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gerd W. Clabaugh interim director Department of Human Services; Democrats demand action

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gerd W. Clabaugh interim director Department of Human Services; Democrats demand action

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds appointed Gerd W. Clabaugh to serve as interim director…

Jessica and Derek Balsley of The Art of Education University recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center June Entrepreneurs of the Month

Jessica and Derek Balsley of The Art of Education University recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center June Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The Art of Education University, founded by Jessica and Derek Balsley in…

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The Mason City Public Library’s Summer Music Schedule for 2019 continues with THE HATS on Friday, June 7th. THE HATS will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Commons. Music performances for the summer schedule will continue through August with different music performers each Friday. These performances are free and open to the public. Please call 641-421-3668, for further information.

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The Mason City Public Library’s Summer Music Schedule for 2019 continues with FELDSPAR on Friday, June 14th. FELDSPAR will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Commons. Music performances for the summer schedule will continue through August with different music performers each Friday. These performances are free and open to the public.

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Northern Iowa man charged after throwing bat at reckless teen driver

Northern Iowa man charged after throwing bat at reckless teen driver

GRAETTINGER, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man has been charged after throwing a baseball bat at a reckless teen driver. On…

Des Moines man caught after allegedly robbing five metro area retail stores

Des Moines man caught after allegedly robbing five metro area retail stores

DES MOINES – A Des Moines man was caught after allegedly robbing five metro area retail stores. Des Moines police say…

Iowa man charged with luring teen, sex crimes

Iowa man charged with luring teen, sex crimes

DES MOINES – An Iowa man has been charged in a small, rural community with luring a teen and sex crimes…

More than thirty charged across Eastern Iowa with federal gun law violations

More than thirty charged across Eastern Iowa with federal gun law violations

CEDAR RAPIDS – More than thirty people have been charged across Eastern Iowa with federal gun law violations, authorities said today.…

Estherville man accused of stealing from a booster club for kids

Estherville man accused of stealing from a booster club for kids

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – An Estherville man is accused of stealing from a booster club for kids and now faces a felony…

Guatemalan man living in Charles City sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States

Guatemalan man living in Charles City sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States

CHARLES CITY – A Guatemalan man living in Charles City has been sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States. A…

Paroled man accused of assaulting woman “throughout the morning” in Fort Dodge Monday morning

Paroled man accused of assaulting woman “throughout the morning” in Fort Dodge Monday morning

FORT DODGE – A paroled man is accused of assaulting a woman “throughout the morning” in Fort Dodge Monday morning and…

Dubuque police investigate after man shot in torso

Dubuque police investigate after man shot in torso

DUBUQUE – Police in Dubuque are piecing together the circumstances surrounding a shooting tht left a man with a bullet wound…

UPDATE: Four dead in West Des Moines by gunshot; three murdered, one suicide

UPDATE: Four dead in West Des Moines by gunshot; three murdered, one suicide

WEST DES MOINES – The family that was found dead in a West Des Moines house this weekend all died by…

Mason City police say man was intoxicated when he crashed car with three children inside, sending them to hospital

Mason City police say man was intoxicated when he crashed car with three children inside, sending them to hospital

MASON CITY – Mason City police said today a man was intoxicated when he crashed his car with three children inside,…

ICE arrests 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in 5-day enforcement surge in 6 Midwestern states

ICE arrests 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in 5-day enforcement surge in 6 Midwestern states

CHICAGO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 140 criminal aliens and immigration violators in six Midwest…

Vehicle pursuit leads to arrest of Fertile man for felony drunk driving charge

Vehicle pursuit leads to arrest of Fertile man for felony drunk driving charge

HANLONTOWN – A Fertile man refused to stop for a law enforcement officer Sunday morning on a rural Cerro Gordo county…

Charge filed in May 25 boating incident at Browns Lake

Charge filed in May 25 boating incident at Browns Lake

SALIX, IOWA – DNR Conservation Officers have filed a charge and warnings as a result of a boat incident that happened…

Ames man arrested for burning gay pride flag he ripped from church wall

Ames man arrested for burning gay pride flag he ripped from church wall

AMES – An Ames man is behind bars after he allegedly tore a gay pride flag off the wall of a…

Politics

Iowa labor union leader alarmed by four staff assaults at mental health institute

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement regarding four assaults on staff members at the Independence Mental Health Institute over the…

President Trump officially launches re-election campaign; Iowa Democrats respond

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – President Trump made his re-election campaign official Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida, and Iowa Democrats are not enthusiastic about the news. Iowa Democratic Party…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gerd W. Clabaugh interim director Department of Human Services; Democrats demand action

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds appointed Gerd W. Clabaugh to serve as interim director of the Department of Human Services. He will continue to serve as…

Justice Department announces new Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new federal law enforcement effort will coordinate action against foreign fraud schemes that target American seniors. Attorney General William P. Barr today announced…

Gov. Reynolds announces “This Is Iowa” campaign to encourage people to choose Iowa

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced a new effort to encourage people from across the nation to visit, live and work in Iowa. The “This…

Senator Amanda Ragan: “How can we make Iowa No. 1 again? Put Iowans First!”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: We recently learned that Iowa is no longer the…

Federal agency finds Kellyanne Conway repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, recommends removal from federal service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) today sent a report to President Donald J. Trump finding that Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway…

City of Mason City expense report for June 13, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/13/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 176.94 AERIAL SERVICES INC OTHER IMPROVEMENTS 17,862.00 AHA! PROCESS INC PROFESSIONAL…

Obits

OBIT: Patrick J. Paulus, 66

Patrick J. Paulus, 66, of Navarre, Florida, passed away on May 29, 2019. He was the husband of Cathy J. Paulus and they shared 46 years of…

OBIT: Sandra “Sandy” J. Meyers, 82, of Floyd

Sandra “Sandy” J. Meyers, 82, of Floyd, Iowa, died Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Good Shepard Health Center in Mason City. A memorial service for Sandy…

OBIT: Elsie Martin, 94, of Charles City

Elsie Martin, 94, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral service for Elsie…

OBIT: Keith Quade, 68, of Charles City

Keith Quade, 68, of Charles City, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. A funeral service for Keith Quade…

OBIT: Roberta Butterfield, 83, of Charles City

Roberta Butterfield, 83, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral service for Roberta…

OBIT: Martin J. Miller, 76, of Floyd

Martin J. Miller, 76, of Floyd, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home with his loving family by his side. A…

OBIT: Helga King, 78, of Charles City

Helga King, 78, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City with her loving family by her…

NIACC hall of famer remembered as loyal, caring

By KIRK HARDCASTLE NIACC sports information director MASON CITY – Mr. NIACC. That’s what current NIACC baseball coach Travis Hergert called Jerry Dunbar, who started out at…