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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.  …