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Finding Your Way…

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Mary J. Witherall) I was recently presenting in a workshop for women about leading a life with focus and purpose and why that is so important.…

Latest from Gracious Estates

Latest from Gracious Estates

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by source preferring to remain anonymous) News around Gracious Estates is that the management, Melissa Noland and Dara Davis, were escorted out of the office on Tuesday,…

Mason City Schools: Are they doing the job?

NorthIowaToday.com would like to know the thoughts of parents in Mason City on Mason City Schools. Do your children enjoy school? What are the biggest problems at the schools? What…

CERRO GORDO COUNTY MAN WINS $30,000 LOTTERY PRIZE

CERRO GORDO COUNTY MAN WINS  $30,000 LOTTERY PRIZE

DES MOINES, Iowa ñ A Cerro Gordo County man won the top prize of $30,000 playing the lottery’s “Match & Win” instant-scratch game. Darris Larson from Plymouth claimed his prize…

CGCCB Staff Upgrade Bluebird Box Program

By Adam Sears, Natural Resource Biologist, R.O.W. Vegetation, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board, 641-423-5309 The Cerro Gordo County Eastern bluebird population is in for quite a surprise when it returns…

Fresh snow in North Iowa

Fresh snow in North Iowa

Trees at the Virginia Street roundabout in East Park were coated with snow Wednesday morning. About 4 inches of the beautiful but wet and heavy white stuff fell by mid-morning.…

Mason City Library’s website now offers Tumblebooks

Mason City Library’s website now offers Tumblebooks

The Mason City Public Library’s web site, www.mcpl.org, now offers a service called Tumblebooks. According to Library Director Mary Markwalter, “This is a neat new service that offers e-books, electronic…

Preschool debated in Des Moines

Preschool debated in Des Moines

Tonight we debated HF535, the Governor’s voucher plan for preschool. The bill passed on party lines. I am especially disappointed that this House did not take into account the turmoil…

New Year’s Resolutions Fading Fast?

Three months ago, many Iowans pledged that 2011 would be the year they ‘get healthy.’ For some, that meant strict diets with unrealistic requirements, or lofty fitness goals that included…

MASON CITY MAN TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR POSSESSING AMMUNITION

A man with a domestic abuse conviction who then possessed ammunition was sentenced today to almost four years in federal prison. Brandon Snater, age 30, from Mason City, Iowa, received…

CHARGES FILED AGAINST THREE IN MANLY, IOWA INVESTIGATION

Manly, Iowa — Sexual abuse charges were filed against three individuals for an incident that occurred in early December. The individuals involved are: Tyler Randall Wirtjes, 27 yrs., of Manly,…

Hunter Education Classes Offered Prior to Spring Turkey Season

A number of hunter education courses are scheduled across the state over the next few weeks for prospective turkey hunters to become certified in time for the spring season. Iowa…

Ice Fishing Not Advised Over Much of Iowa

Ice conditions are deteriorating over much of Iowa, leaving only the far north counties where ice fishing is still happening. Even in these northern counties where the ice thickness had…

Council members criticize news coverage

Council members criticize news coverage

Some Mason City City Council members have been unhappy lately with what has been written about them in the media and have openly expressed their displeasure. Most of the criticism…

An interview with Hawkeye Coach Fran McCaffery

An interview with Hawkeye Coach Fran McCaffery

Q. Michigan State again so soon; Is that bad? COACH McCAFFERY: I don’t think it makes any difference for either team. Both teams fresh in each other’s minds. We just…