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Reputations and Good Names (by Peter Spektrum)

Reputations and Good Names (by Peter Spektrum)

I want to draw a comparison to the recent awarding of $85,000 to Shane Philpott’s Christian Fellowship Church for “slanderous” comments allegedly made by Logan Wernet and Michael Lashbrook, with…

Donors Sought for NIACC Student Senate Blood Drive

Donors Sought for NIACC Student Senate Blood Drive

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Student Senate will sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Activity Center on the NIACC…

IOWA PRISON POPULATION FORECAST ñ 2010-2020

Prison Population Forecast Report. The Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning Division (CJJPD) of the Department of Human Rights released its report entitled, “Iowa’s Prison Population Forecast FY 2010ñ FY 2020.”…

Burrito Bunker opening soon in Mason City

Burrito Bunker opening soon in Mason City

MASON CITY – Mexican food lovers will soon be able to order custom-made burritos and such with locally raised meat. Shaun Hoffman and Lance Martin, both of Little Cedar, plan…

Levy rate reduction available for merged school districts in North Iowa

As of December 31, 2010, 16 school districts have formed merger agreements for the school year beginning in the fall of 2011 (2011-2012 school year). Based on the current number…

Fixing Struggling Schools (by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan)

Miami Herald Op-ed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan: Fixing Struggling Schools An excerpt of the op-ed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is printed below. “Every day educators across…

From the Capitol to You (from Sharon Steckman)

From the Capitol to You (from Sharon Steckman)

As promised, this week was really intense as committees worked hard to vote out bills before the end of “funnel week”. Unfortunately I was often in those meetings when visitors…

MacNider Art Museum – 31st Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show – Call For Entries

MacNider Art Museum – 31st Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show – Call For Entries

All residents of Cerro Gordo County, high school age and over, and any student registered at NIACC (North Iowa Area Community College) for the spring or summer semesters of 2011,…

Bomb threat at Mason City High School

Bomb threat at Mason City High School

The following information was emailed from Mason City School officials and obtained by NorthIowaToday.com: “To Mason City High School Families, At lunch on Thursday, March 3, 2011 a student found…

Human Rights Commission approves three applicants

Human Rights Commission approves three applicants

The Mason City Human Rights Commission met Thursday and approved three applicants for the three vacancies on the commission. Two approved were brought by Mayor Eric Bookmeyer; a third applicant…