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Panthers Ready to Kick Off Outdoor Season at Wichita State

Panthers Ready to Kick Off Outdoor Season at Wichita State

The University of Northern Iowa men’s and women’s track and field teams will kick off the 2011 outdoor season with a triangular meet at Wichita State University on Sat., Apr.…

NIACC Job Fair an annual success

NIACC Job Fair an annual success

NIACC held its annual Job & Internship Fair Wednesday. The annual event it designed to bring local businesses in touch with the public and prospective employees. Above: NIACC Career Services…

Head-banging bird an amusing sign of spring

Head-banging bird an amusing sign of spring

We came to call him Bumpy ñ a robin that kept flying into the deck door off of our kitchen. Story by Joe Buttweiler.|We came to call him Bumpy ñ…

Quality Preschool Showcased in Mason City

Public, parents, preschoolers are welcome to attend Senator Amanda Ragan and Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City are sponsoring a demonstration of quality preschool on Saturday, April 2. Dedicated preschool…

NIACC Presents “Once Upon a Time” Quodlibet 36th Annual Variety Show

NIACC Presents “Once Upon a Time”  Quodlibet 36th Annual Variety Show

The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Concert Choir and the NIACC Singers are pleased to announce “Once Upon a Time” as the theme for the 2011 performance of Quodlibet.…

Busy Week Against UNI, Creighton, No. 21 Texas A&M

Busy Week Against UNI, Creighton, No. 21 Texas A&M

AMES, Iowa ñ The Iowa State softball team is off and running now that it is at the halfway point of the 2011 season. |AMES, Iowa ñ The Iowa State…

School Board OK’s bid for John Adams Middle School renovation

School Board OK’s bid for John Adams Middle School renovation

MASON CITY – The Mason City School board met in a special session on Tuesday to discuss and vote on approving a bid for phase 3 renovation work on John…

Steckman says hundreds of education jobs could be lost

Steckman says hundreds of education jobs could be lost

Agreeing with other state legislators who Monday said Republicans have cut too much from the state’s budget for education, Rep. Sharon Steckman told NorthIowaToday.com that “We are holding our schools…

Supervisors meet and discuss road conditions, bridge replacement, more

Supervisors meet and discuss road conditions, bridge replacement, more

Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Tuesday morning in the courthouse and discussed road conditions, a bridge replacement contract, a grant application and a land sale possibility.|Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met…

Soccer camps offered for North Iowa youth

Soccer camps offered for North Iowa youth

GARNER — Kids in Scotland grow up with soccer as part of their daily life. It’s on TV. They’re playing it in schoolyards and backyards and side yards. And maybe…

Finding Your Way … with Wellness by Mary J. Witherall

Finding Your Way … with Wellness by Mary J. Witherall

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Mary J. Witherall) I feel the need to respond to the articles in Sunday’s Globe Gazette In Business magazine Healthbeat section on the topic of Wellness.…

Cyclones Open Spring with Two Wins

Cyclones Open Spring with Two Wins

AMES, Iowa ñ The Iowa State volleyball squad returned to the court for the first time this spring on Saturday, defeating Wayne State (25-14, 25-10, 25-15) and Northern Iowa (26-28,…

Benefit for David Fenton SR. to be held Sunday, April 3rd at 1 PM

(Submitted by Sarah Peverill of Garner) My father-in-law was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer early November, after 6weeks of Chemo and radiation, he underwent surgery in Iowa City to have his…

What is your opinion of the multi-million dollar Streetscape project in downtown Mason City?

What is your opinion of the multi-million dollar Streetscape project in downtown Mason City?

Mason City has embarked on a project to once again attempt to inject life into its downtown. This time they are calling it a ‘streetscape improvement.’ As work continues, businesses…

Job & Internship Fair this Wednesday

Job & Internship Fair this Wednesday

North Iowa Area Community College is hosting a Job & Internship Fair Wednesday, March 30 at the NIACC gym. The fair will be held from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.…

Anticipated Crowd Forces Move of Bunch Funeral Service

LANCASTER, CA— Former Buddy Holley drummer Carl Bunch remained upbeat to the end. “Even though he knew he was dying, he was positive and at peace,” said his wife Dorothy…

Yard Waste Collection Resumes in Mason City

Beginning Monday, April 4, residents may set out yard waste and tree branches on the day of garbage pick-up. Several methods of disposal are available for yard waste: LEAVES1. Compost…

Pink slips for at least 1,500-plus teachers and other school employees

Pink slips for at least 1,500-plus teachers  and other school employees

Republican legislators make local school funding the lowest state budget priority in 40 years|DES MOINES: The pressure is on House Republicans to approve an increase in basic state aid to…

Eatery owner wants big rigs parked elsewhere

Eatery owner wants big rigs parked elsewhere

MASON CITY — Business at Butcher’s Steakhouse in downtown Mason City increased by 50 percent after the street in front of the restaurant reopened to traffic, according to owner Laurie…

Escapee arrested after fleeing

Escapee arrested after fleeing

On March 26, 2011 at about 7:55 AM, Mason City police officers responded to the BeJe Clark Residential Facility at 818 15th SW on a report of one of their…

Prescribed burning on county roads

The ROW Vegetation Management staff of the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board will be conducting prescribed burns in county road right of ways during the next few months. Prescribed burns…

RHOADS NETS JUCO DEFENSIVE TACKLE

RHOADS NETS JUCO DEFENSIVE TACKLE

AMES, Iowa ñ Defensive tackle Henry Simon, a 6-3, 302-pounder, who made 39 tackles at Grossmont (Calif.) College last season, has signed a national letter of intent to attend and…

Cerro Gordo County Courthouse meetings and agendas for week of March 28, 2011

Cerro Gordo County Courthouse meetings and agendas for week of March 28, 2011

MEETINGS AND AGENDASFOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 28, 2011 MONDAY, MARCH 28, 201112:00 p.m. Wellness Lunch & Learn ñ Boardroom TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 20119:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors Regular Session…

School Board to meet Tuesday for special session

School Board to meet Tuesday for special session

AGENDA Mason City Community School DistrictSpecial Session of the Board of Education Tuesday, March 29, 2011 A special session of the Board of Education will be held at 12:15 p.m.…

READER NAMED IOWA STATEíS TOP WRESTLER AT BANQUET

READER NAMED IOWA STATEíS TOP WRESTLER AT BANQUET

AMES, Iowa ñ Iowa State NCAA 174-pound champion Jon Reader reaped the awards of a remarkable 39-0 season, being named the Cyclones’ Most Outstanding Wrestler at the 2011 Iowa State…

HAWKEYES BEAT WESTERN ILLINOIS, WIN SERIES

HAWKEYES BEAT WESTERN ILLINOIS, WIN SERIES

MACOMB, Ill. – – The Iowa baseball team beat Western Illinois Sunday afternoon, 6-2.|MACOMB, Ill. – – The Iowa baseball team beat Western Illinois Sunday afternoon, 6-2, at Boyer Field.…

Iowa uses 12 hits to down Buckeyes, 7-2 in women’s softball

Iowa uses 12 hits to down Buckeyes, 7-2 in women’s softball

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The University of Iowa softball team completed a two game sweep over Ohio State, winning 7-2 Sunday afternoon|COLUMBUS, Ohio — The University of Iowa softball team completed…

No. 17 Oklahoma State Run-Rules Cyclones for Series Split

No. 17 Oklahoma State Run-Rules Cyclones for Series Split

AMES, Iowa ñ No. 17 Oklahoma State posted six run innings the third and fifth to lead them to a 15-1 five-inning win over Iowa State Sunday afternoon. |AMES, Iowa…

Former Buddy Holly drummer Carl Bunch died “positive and at peace”

Former Buddy Holly drummer Carl Bunch died “positive and at peace”

LANCASTER, CA – Even though he had been in a hospital since the middle of February, Carl Bunch’s death is still a “shock” for his family, friends and fans.  …

Iowa Wins Big Ten Opener at Ohio State

Iowa Wins Big Ten Opener at Ohio State

Hawkeyes down Buckeyes in Columbus, 5-3 in women’s softball |COLUMBUS, Ohio — The University of Iowa softball team won its Big Ten Conference opener, topping Ohio State, 5-3, Saturday afternoon…

Homers Lift Cyclones over No. 17 Cowgirls

Homers Lift Cyclones over No. 17 Cowgirls

AMES, Iowa ñ A two-run home run by Erica Miller in the bottom of the sixth inning pushed Iowa State to a 4-3 victory over the No. 17 Oklahoma State…

LATHAM REPORT: Regulation Is Killing Jobs and the American Dream

LATHAM REPORT: Regulation Is Killing Jobs and the American Dream

It’s difficult to think of an economic activity in the United States that isn’t regulated by the government at some point or another. Scores of federal departments, agencies and programs…

Former Buddy Holly Drummer Dies

Former Buddy Holly Drummer Dies

LANCASTER, CA— The musician who kept the beat and suffered the worst from the brutal cold during of one of rock ‘n roll’s most infamous tours is dead. Carl Bunch,…

FIVE PEOPLE SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR METH-DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY

FIVE PEOPLE SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR METH-DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY

Four men and one woman have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a Mason City area methamphetamine distribution conspiracy. Ryan O’Connor, age 30, of Midlothian City, Illinois,…

CERRO GORDO COUNTY MAN GETS OVER 11 YEARS FOR METH CONSPIRACY

CERRO GORDO COUNTY MAN GETS OVER 11 YEARS FOR METH CONSPIRACY

A Cerro Gordo County man was sentenced March 18, 2011, to 135 months in federal prison on drug charges. Jeffrey Smith, age 27, of Clear Lake, Iowa, received his prison…

BROWN, HAWKEYES DOWN WESTERN ILLINOIS

BROWN, HAWKEYES DOWN WESTERN ILLINOIS

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa baseball team defeated Western Illinois Saturday afternoon at Duane Banks Field, 5-4. |IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa baseball team defeated Western Illinois Saturday…

Harkin, Hoyer Applaud EEOC’s Issuance of ADA Amendments Act Regulations

Harkin, Hoyer Applaud EEOC’s Issuance of ADA Amendments Act Regulations

Amendments Act restores the intent of the original ADA law to protect anyone with a disability, even if they take steps to mitigate their condition. |WASHINGTON ñ Senate Health, Education,…

Iowa Unemployment Rate Remains at 6.1 Percent

DES MOINES, IOWA ñ The Iowa job market continued to show improved hiring in February, while the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 6.1 percent.|DES MOINES, IOWA ñ…

HAWKEYES FALL TO WESTERN ILLINOIS IN HOME OPENER

HAWKEYES FALL TO WESTERN ILLINOIS IN HOME OPENER

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa baseball team lost to Western Illinois Friday in its home opener at Duane Banks Field, 4-2. |IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa baseball team…

Drunk Boating Lowered to .08

(From Rep. Sharon Steckman) The House unanimously passed a bill this week that lowers the blood alcohol limit for operating a boat while intoxicated from .10 to 08. This will…

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