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Iowa High School Seniors Top the “Nation’s Report Card”

Iowa High School Seniors Top the “Nation’s Report Card”

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com Rep. Sharon Steckman) High school seniors in Iowa outperformed their peers in reading and mathematics on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) test, commonly referred to…

Animal control tends to rabbit

Mason City animal control officer responded to a call about an animal at 943 5th Street SE on Wednesday at 10:38 AM. The officer tagged the door advising the owner…

Counterfeit money passed at Menard’s

Mason City Police were dispatched to Menard’s 540 Village Green Drive on Wednesday afternoon at 2:29 PM for a counterfeit bill that was passed.|…

Lowest Funding for Schools in History

Lowest Funding for Schools in History

Despite opposition from parents, teachers, and school leaders, the majority party in the Iowa House approved a bill to provide zero growth to Iowa schools in the next two years.|(Press…

Cameras discourage crime in, near liquor store

Cameras discourage crime in, near liquor store

MASON CITY ñ Video cameras that were installed following a fight at Northside Liquor last May have definitely had the desired effect, according to Gulshan “Sonny” Abbas, manager of the…

Accumulations by Peter Children

Accumulations by Peter Children

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Peter Children) Of late I have been pondering accumulations, there are both good and bad in this arena of psychosomatic behavior. I have over forty years…

Census figures released for Iowa; Mason City population down 3.7%

The census bureau has released Iowa’s 2010 figures. Cerro Gordo county lost 2,296 residents since 2000. It’s 2010 population is listed as 44,151, ranked 13th in the state. Mason City…

School superintendent survey results: No increase in state aid will lead to fewer teachers, crowded classes, higher property taxes

School superintendent survey results:  No increase in state aid will lead to fewer teachers,  crowded classes, higher property taxes

A survey of Iowa’s superintendents reveals that more than 80 percent of Iowa’s school districts are considering laying off teachers and other staff, crowding more children into a classroom and…

Investing in education is key to our future

Investing in education is key to our future

Strong schools are a key to Iowa’s economic success. Our path to a high-wage Iowa future depends on the quality of our local schools.|(Press release from Sen. Amanda Ragan) Strong…