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Woman arrested for shoplifting and trespassing at Shopko

Woman arrested for shoplifting and trespassing at Shopko

A woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon at Shopko. Michelle Marie Stump, 38, was arrested at 1:35 p.m. on charges of criminal trespassing and third-degree theft. Stump is being held in…

Collision with injuries Monday in Mason City

On May 30th, 2011 at about 1:04 p.m., Mason City Ploice Officers responded to a collision involving a single vehicle that struck a light pole in the 200 block of…

Ron Paul, presidential candidate, visits Mason City Tuesday

MASON CITY – Presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul visited the Rose Bowl in Mason City Tuesday afternoon, bringing his unique message to a crowd of over 100 people.…

State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, Rep. Steckman and Sen. Ragan to hold question and answer Wednesday

State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, Rep. Steckman and Sen. Ragan to hold question and answer Wednesday

State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, Rep. Sharon Steckman and Sen. Amanda Ragan will meet the public and hold a question and answer session Wednesday afternoon in Mason City. The meeting will…

Treasurer Fizgerald Cautions Branstad, This Isn’t the Wild West

Des Moines, IA – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald responded today to Governor Branstad’s claims of being the “new sheriff in town.”|Des Moines, IA – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald responded today…

More races from I-35 Speedway Monday evening

More races from I-35 Speedway Monday evening

MASON CITY – The I-35 Speedway hosted a second set of races Monday night starting at 6:00 pm. After the first set, the track was very dry. The cars flying…

Supervisors meet, OK fireworks permit

Supervisors meet, OK fireworks permit

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Tuesday morning and got a report on road construction plans from the county engineer. Assessments were ordered in several drainage districts.…

Ron Paul to Visit Mason City; Marks Fourth Visit to Iowa in a Month

ANKENY, IA ñ On Tuesday, May 31, 12 term Republican Congressman will arrive in Mason City for a special event as he reaches out to Iowa voters. This will be…

Races made-up Monday at I-35 Speedway

Races made-up Monday at I-35 Speedway

The rain Sunday evening caused the I-35 Speedway Races to be cancelled and to be rescheduled for Monday. The Hot Laps got started at 1:00, from then on, it was…

North Iowa Bucks beat Silverbacks 44-8

North Iowa Bucks beat Silverbacks 44-8

The N.I. Bucks dominated the Minnesota Silverbacks 44-8 Sunday in Burnsville, MN. |The N.I. Bucks dominated the Minnesota Silverbacks 44-8 Sunday in Burnsville, MN. “We were able to run the…

UNI kick returner listed among FCS Top 10

UNI kick returner listed among FCS Top 10

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — University of Northern Iowa kick returner Carlos Anderson has been named among the top 10 FCS special teams players by The Sports Network. |CEDAR FALLS, Iowa…

NIACC women’s track and field team finishes 12th in the nation

NIACC women’s track and field team finishes 12th in the nation

The NIACC women’s track team placed 12th at the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. |The NIACC women’s track team placed 12th at the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.…

Iowa Unemployment Rate Eases Slightly to 6.0 Percent

DES MOINES, IOWA ñ Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate eased slightly in April to 6.0 percent from the previous month’s rate of 6.1 percent. |DES MOINES, IOWA ñ Iowa’s seasonally…

Memorial Day observed in Charles City

Memorial Day observed in Charles City

Memorial Day is a time to remember and a time to honor those who served our country and those who gave everything to keep this country free. Began after the…

Streetscape work continues in Mason City, week of May 30th

Streetscape work continues in Mason City, week of May 30th

Update from city staff on progress of Federal Avenue streetscape project: Click here to view some photos. General Notes:McKiness’ project work in Enterprise Alley is complete for now; however, the…

Cerro Gordo County Supervisors meeting agenda for Tuesday morning, May 31

CERRO GORDO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR SESSIONTUESDAY, MAY 31, 20119:30 A.M. ñ BOARDROOM All times listed on the agenda, except the starting time, are tentative. I. Approval of Agenda…

Cerro Gordo County courthouse meeting and agendas for week of May 30, 2011

MEETINGS AND AGENDAS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 30, 2011 MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011COURTHOUSE CLOSED IN RECOGNITION OF MEMORIAL DAY TUESDAY, MAY 31, 20119:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors Regular Session…

Memorial Day Ceremony held at Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City

Memorial Day Ceremony held at Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Memorial Day ceremony was held at Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City Monday morning. The ceremony was conducted by the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association. Mayor Eric…

Quagmire by Peter Children

Quagmire by Peter Children

(Op-ed submitted by Peter Children) Words are just words, until they’re put together, after which they can become powerful, influential, meaningful, enlightening, comforting, critical, educational, hurtful, warm,…..and the list goes…

Grant dollars available to help train new employees in North Iowa

Our region has received grant money through the Workforce Investment Act that can help offset the cost to train new employees for up to the first six months they are…

Band Fest parade dodges rain, kicks off another family-friendly event

Band Fest parade dodges rain, kicks off another family-friendly event

MASON CITY – The annual band fest parade dodged rain and put on a great show for spectators Saturday morning. One of Mason City’s signature events, Band Fest is held…

Budget Discussion Extends Session

Budget Discussion Extends Session

The Legislature has not finished its work for the year as legislative leaders and the governor work to reach an agreement on the state budget. Ironically, the Legislature finished early…

Memorial Day Honors Fallen Soldiers

Memorial Day Honors Fallen Soldiers

With 3,000 Iowa National Guard soldiers deployed during this holiday weekend, it is a good time to remember and honor those soldiers who have died serving our country as well…

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer – May 27, 2011

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer – May 27, 2011

As we celebrate the Memorial Day weekend we are also usually heralding in the beginning of summer. Instead, we continue to work to adjourn this legislative session. |From Rep. Linda…

Senate votes to improve mental health services for Iowans

Senate votes to improve mental health services for Iowans

We voted this week to make mental health and disability services more accessible and affordable to Iowans in all parts of the state.|From Sen. Amanda Ragan We voted this week…

A Correction (that’s good news!)

A Correction (that’s good news!)

I’ve repeatedly said that the state of Iowa will have $600 million in our reserve funds and $300 million in our ending balance when the fiscal year comes to a…

Sen. Ragan congratulates graduate of one of Iowa’s quality pre-schools for four-year-olds

Sen. Ragan congratulates graduate of one of Iowa’s quality pre-schools for four-year-olds

State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City talks with Waukee resident Kennedy Haag, a visitor to the Iowa Senate, during a pause in debate on Thursday, May 26. Kennedy is…

Citizen’s Listening Post on Proposed Multi-Purpose Center

Citizen’s Listening Post on Proposed Multi-Purpose Center

The citizens of the City of Mason City are invited to attend a Listening Post on the Proposed Multi-Purpose Center on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the…

Looking forward to relaxation and a job

Looking forward to relaxation and a job

MASON CITY ñ Chuck Pennington slowly pedaled his way up the sidewalk on Fourth Street Southeast, heading to Hy-Vee East to cash in some cans. By Joe Buttweiler.|MASON CITY ñ…

Opinion: Broken Promises

Opinion: Broken Promises

Mary Madison lives on Mason City’s west side and is a member of a group of citizens called Concerned Citizens for Clean Air (CCCA). Mary and the CCCA are addressing…

Hy-Vee East expansion underway behind the scenes

Hy-Vee East expansion underway behind the scenes

by Joe Buttweiler – MASON CITY – A new pharmacy, wine and spirits store, club meeting room and specialty foods counters are among the many additions that will be built…

Osemele earns first team All-America honors

Osemele earns first team All-America honors

AMES, Iowa ñ Iowa State offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele (kah-LETCH-ee) (Oh-sim-AH-lee) has been named a pre-season first-team All-American by Phil Steele’s 2011 College Football Preview. |AMES, Iowa ñ Iowa State…

No need to hurt local students when Iowa has a billion dollars in the bank

No need to hurt local students when Iowa has a billion dollars in the bank

Just 6.5% of existing savings will meet local school needs next year. Personal point by Senator Daryl Beall of Fort Dodge.|Personal point by Senator Daryl Beall of Fort Dodge. “One.…

Snapshot of homeless on a sunny afternoon

Snapshot of homeless on a sunny afternoon

MASON CITY — Gail Thomas got out of her white sports utility vehicle and gave a $20 bill to Justin Rinde. “You guys make sure these dogs get food and…

Chrysler Repays Outstanding TARP Loans

Early Repayment Comes Six Years before Loans Mature in 2017; 115,000 Jobs Added in Auto Industry since June 2009 ñ Strongest Growth in a Decade|WASHINGTON ñ Today, the U.S. Department…

City Council hears about proposed multi-purpose center from committee

City Council hears about proposed multi-purpose center from committee

The Mason City City Council and Mayor were presented with the findings from the multi-purpose center committee on Tuesday night. The seven member committee has been working on gathering information…

Airport fire station groundwork work to begin soon

Airport fire station groundwork work to begin soon

(Story by Joe Buttweiler) MASON CITY -Utility work that will extend the municipal water supply from Clear Lake to the Mason City Municipal Airport is expected to begin the second…

Passenger numbers up at Mason City Municipal Airport

Passenger numbers up at Mason City Municipal Airport

MASON CITY — The number of people flying out of the Mason City Municipal Airport was up 40 percent in the first three months of 2011 compared to the same…

STOLEN: Help us locate your stolen items, get answers and catch crooks.

STOLEN: Help us locate your stolen items, get answers and catch crooks.

Got this idea from a page on Facebook, and after trying to help a young Mason City man locate his stolen bike. Have you had something STOLEN or vandalized? Have…

City Council to meet Tuesday evening for worksession and special meeting

City Council to meet Tuesday evening for worksession and special meeting

The Mason City City Council and Mayor will meet for a worksession and special meeting tonight in the Mason City Room at the library. The worksession features a presentation of…

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