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Meggan Alexander calls her ordeal with fraud case “Operation Stolen Dreams”

Meggan Alexander calls her ordeal with fraud case “Operation Stolen Dreams”

Meggan Alexander and her husband David, were convicted in December of mortgage fraud, involving their “dream home” (pictured above) at 919 North Adams in Mason City. She says the ordeal…

Watts says Globe misses the mark in its ‘year in review’

Watts says Globe misses the mark in its ‘year in review’

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Chris Watts of Mason City) Just finished skipping throught the Glob’s year in review. Noticed them dragging Max and the council and the strip–r club in…

Man arrested during domestic situation

Two Mason City police officers responded to a domestic situation at 112 16th Street SE in Mason City at 3:43 PM on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 and arrested a 42…

Cop puts deer out of its misery

A Mason City police officer was dispatched to a call about an animal at 1561 Plymouth Rd NE in Mason City on Wednesday, December 29, 2010. The officer humanely dispatched…

Cops remove snowmen from the road

Two Mason City police officers responded to a traffic complaint at or near 217 19th Street SE in Mason City on Thursday, December 30 at 2:03 AM. Apparently there were…

Subject arrested at Gracious Estates during domestic situation

Three Mason City police officers responded to a domestic call from 777 S. Eisenhower Ave, LOT316, in Mason City at 2:41 AM on Thursday, December 30 and arrested a 37…

Man arrested at Hy-Vee West

Two Mason City police officers responded to a call from Hy-Vee West at 2400 4th St SW at 1:41 on Thursday, Dec. 30 and arrested a 54 year-old man for…

Meggan Alexander calls her ordeal with fraud case “Operation Stolen Dreams”

Meggan Alexander calls her ordeal with fraud case “Operation Stolen Dreams”

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – Buying and living in your dream home is supposed to be a wonderful experience, but that’s not how it turned out for Meggan Alexander and…

Almost time to reserve your shelter house for warmer weather

Monday January 3, 2011 is the first day to reserve shelter houses in Mason City for the 2011 season (May – September). Facility usage fee is $5 per hour. Fee…

Temporary Employment Services – RFQ from Mason City

Bid Details:The City of Mason City is currently requesting quotes for temporary employment services for debris monitors related to the City’s flood recovery and flood buyout projects. The Request for…

Mother defends son and daughter-in-law in fraud case publicity

Mother defends son and daughter-in-law in fraud case publicity

Nancy Alexander is the mother and mother-in-law to David and Meggan Alexander, who have been in the news recently, due to their conviction for mortgage fraud. She contacted NorthIowaToday.com to…

City pays Globe Gazette handsomely for printing of public notices

City pays Globe Gazette handsomely for printing of public notices

The City of Mason City pays the Globe Gazette over $30,000 per year on average over the last six years for the printing of public notices, according to figures acquired…

Missouri driver rolls car on I-35 but escapes injury

A driver from Missouri escaped serious injury when his car rolled on I-35. Damion McDunn, 35, of Springfield, Missouri, was southbound on I-35 in the left lane on December 23rd…

North Iowa Fair to be downsized

North Iowa Fair to be downsized

The North Iowa Fair Board has decided to downsize the annual North Iowa Fair in 2011. According to the meeting minutes from the Visit Mason City Executive Committee, the Visit…

Wellness Programs for Women to Begin at the Focus Living Center

Focus Living Center News Release Focus Living Center will begin programs for women in January. The Focus Living Center offers programs for women using a whole person wellness approach and…

Bookmeyer sets council workshop meetings

MASON CITY – After some City Council members voiced a desire for better communication amongst themselves, Mayor Eric Bookmeyer has scheduled non-mandatory council workshops that will occur on the 2nd…

Platinum Motors latest used car dealership to open in Mason City

Platinum Motors latest used car dealership to open in Mason City

Platinum Motors is the latest used car dealership to open in Mason City. It is located near Shopko at 145 6th Street Southwest. NorthIowaToday.com called Platinum Motors and talked to…

Fight at Burke’s Bar prompts cop call

Fight at Burke’s Bar prompts cop call

At least three Mason City Police officers responded to a call from Burke’s Bar & Grill at 1221 N Federal Ave at 12:23 AM on December 27th due to a…

Police called to church for harassment

Mason City police were called to Christian Fellowship Church at 1181 15 St SW in Mason City on Monday, December 27th, 2010. Officer was dispatched to talk to the reporting…

Dental office manager arrested for theft

Dental office manager arrested for theft

Central Park Dentistry office manager accused of stealing over $80,000 over a number of years from the business.|On Monday, December 27, 2010, investigators of the Mason City Police Department charged…

Several City departments in Mason City are over budget

Several City departments in Mason City are over budget

City of Mason City listed several of its departments that were over budget through the end of November of this year. Some should fall into line as the year progresses.|The…

Mason City Police investigate burglary and make arrest

At least five Mason City police officers responded to a burglary report at 4:39 AM on December 26th. A 21 year old subject was arrested. The addresses involved were 222…

Person hospitalized after assault call

Mason City police responded to an assault call from the North Iowa Transition Center at 408 1st Street NW in Mason City. No report was taken at the request of…

Christmas Eve pawn shop burglars busted

Christmas Eve pawn shop burglars busted

Two teenagers were arrested by the Mason City Police early Thursday morning after an alarm sounded at Mister Money at 1417 4th Street SW in Mason City. At least six…

Roller City’s New Year’s Eve Bash

Roller City will be open to the public for a New Year’s Eve celebration from 8:30pm-12:30am on Friday Dec. 31st. 6 Dollar admission per skater. Bring in the New Year…

Consulting firm gathering information on computer service & repair possibilities in North Iowa

Des Moines ñ A Des Moines consulting firm has been contracted to get market share information regarding computer repair and computer service available in the North Iowa Area. Higher Level…

Two arrested in brawl at Dillinger’s

Two arrested in brawl at Dillinger’s

Mason City police responded to a disturbance call at Dillinger’s Bar at 1617 South Monroe in Mason City on December 19th. NorthIowaToday.com was told by a witness that one subject…

Cops visit subject who was “seeing things”

Mason City police officers responded to a suspicion call at 207 8th Place SE at 2:09 PM on Christmas day. Officers talked to a subject about “seeing things.” The subject…

Two vehicle accident near Clear Lake leaves drivers uninjured

A driver from Illinois was attempting to pass a vehicle driven by 53 year-old Bobbie Graham of Klemme on I-35 southbound near the 196.85 mile marker, two miles north of…

Semi-truck crosses median on I-35 and enters ditch

A semi-truck driven by 31 year-old Suad Arapovic of Urbandale was headed south on I-35 on December 20 at 2:30 PM when Arapovic lost control of the vehicle and it…

Track with flatbed jackknifes on I-35 causing $50,000 damage

A Pickup truck with a flatbed attached jackknifed on December 21st causing about $50,000 in damage. Ibragimov Sherzodbek, 27, of Overland Park Kansas, was drink north on I-35 at 8…

Altered prescription used at Wal-Mart leads to arrest

Altered prescription used at Wal-Mart leads to arrest

On December 22, 2010 Mason City Police responded to a possible altering of a written prescription at Wal-Mart in Mason City. An investigation into the incident led to the arrest…

Hanging new artwork at the MacNider Museum

Hanging new artwork at the MacNider Museum

MASON CITY, Iowa – Visitors to the Charles H. MacNider Museum will notice two new pieces of artwork hanging in the Beck Gallery. Revolt on the Amistad and Horse Sense…

Fullerton Funeral Home in Rockwell is ready again

(News release from Fullerton Funeral Home) Last January both furnaces in the Fullerton Funeral Home located at 120 S. 3rd St. in Rockwell, Iowa shut down and the building froze…

Harassment, theft, other calls for help keeping cops busy at Autumn Park apartments

Harassment, theft, other calls for help keeping cops busy at Autumn Park apartments

Mason City Police officers responded to at least nine requests for help MASON CITY – Mason City Police officers responded to at least nine requests for help over the last…

Globe Gazette hears it from City Council before it gets its title

Globe Gazette hears it from City Council before it gets its title

The Globe Gazette got on Tuesday’s City Council agenda and asked to be the “official publication of record.” The Globe got that, and more, once Council began discussing the issue.…

City Council looking at options for dealing with vicious animals

City Council looking at options for dealing with vicious animals

The City Council may consider a breed ban or other measures on animals the Council deems “potentially vicious.” This comes in the wake of a much-publicized pit bull attack on…

Cops called to Bank of America due to irate customer

Three Mason City police officers responded to a call about an irate customer at Bank of America at 25 West State Street in Mason City on December 21 at 1:49…

Hy-Vee shoplifter tracked down

Mason City Police officers were dispatched to Hy-Vee at 551 S Illinois Ave on December 22 at 12:20 PM for a shoplifter. Subject pushed a cart of items out of…

Possible counterfeit bill passed at Wal-Mart

Mason City police officers investigated a counterfeit / forgery call December 22 at Wal-Mart at 12:42 PM.|…

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