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Mason City schools update from T.J. Jumper, Director of Secondary Programs

From T.J. Jumper, Director of Secondary Programs This last school year was a turbulent whirl wind in Mason City. There were so many highs and too many emotional lows for…

Generous Gift to Hoover Elementary from Forthman Family Announced

Generous Gift to Hoover Elementary from Forthman Family Announced

The Forthman family – Linda, Charles, Michael and Jennifer (Gunderson), owners and operators of The Floor to Ceiling store, surprised the Hoover staff by announcing that they are going to…

Governor Branstad requests agricultural disaster designation for six Iowa counties

Governor Branstad requests agricultural disaster designation for six Iowa counties

(DES MOINES) ñ Governor Terry E. Branstad sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today requesting a Secretarial Disaster Designation for six Iowa counties due to damages…

Murder Charge Levied against Thomas Petersen

Allison, IOWA — Monday, law enforcement charged 39 year old Thomas Petersen, of Greene, Iowa with Murder in the First Degree, a Class A Felony. Thirty-six year old Judy Renee…

DHS awards Abuse Prevention Grants to several North Iowa community-based volunteer coalitions

DES MOINES, Iowa ñ The Iowa Department of Human Services Tuesday announced intent to award child abuse prevention grants to about 80 community-based volunteer coalitions totaling $1.4 million. “These grants…

Heat Watch Issued – Take Precautions to Protect Your Health

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for much of Iowa for Thursday due to hot and humid conditions. Afternoon temperatures are expected to reach the mid…

$1500 REWARD for the return of Hanah, an American Bulldog, missing since the Joplin Tornado

$1500 REWARD for the return of Hanah, an American Bulldog, missing since the Joplin Tornado

(In an attempt to help spread the word about the missing dog, Hanah, NorthIowaToday.com published this story.) Desperately Seeking Hanah. On May 22, Kari Wilkes was home alone when news of…

Veteran’s plaque rededication set for Saturday, July 2nd

Mason City Veterans Memorial Association will be rededicating a plaque “in honor of their heroic dead” on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM on the veterans ground inside the…

IA 346 near Nashua closed due to a water main break

NASHUA, Iowa ñ June 29, 2011 ñ Repair of a broken water main has closed Iowa 346 between U. S. 218 and Chickasaw County Road T-76 near Nashua until Thursday,…

Dodge House getting a second chance at life

Dodge House getting a second chance at life

Like a dowager from another time, this 96 year old former hotel known as the Dodge House, is getting a second chance at life. The old girl is getting a…

High mileage mopeds save on cost of fuel; on sale now

High mileage mopeds save on cost of fuel; on sale now

Even with the recent decline in the price of gas, it is still far from being affordable. The price of gas, among other things, contributes to the decrease in car…

FMC Early Childhood IA Area Schedules Summer Retreat

Residents in Floyd, Mitchell, and Chickasaw counties interested in early childhood issues are invited to a summer retreat. FMC Community Empowerment/Early Childhood Iowa will host the afternoon event on Tuesday,…

Senate approves compromise that protects Iowans’ priorities, prevents shutdown

Senate approves compromise that protects Iowans’ priorities, prevents shutdown

With the end of the fiscal year quickly approaching, I’ve been at the Statehouse working on a sensible budget compromise in the best interest of Iowa families, students, businesses and…

“We transformed the world,” Santorum tells Clear Lake audience

“We transformed the world,” Santorum tells Clear Lake audience

Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum was in Clear Lake Tuesday, completing his 21st visit to Iowa. “We transformed the world,” he said, when the founding fathers gave power to the…