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In response to Evelyn Ganzglass, by Larrey Loeckle

Ms. Evelyn Ganzglass is proposing Socialism, which are failed policies of Obama and the Democrats. She writes: Two strategies they could implement are work sharing and subsidized jobs. These socialistic…

Hamilton County couple plead guilty to meth conspiracy

A man and woman who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine pled guilty August 29, 2011, in federal court in Sioux City. Kristen McCoy, 43, from Stanhope, Iowa, and Todd…

Stockpile Syndrome: Hoarders psychologist Dr. Robin Zasio gets to the bottom of this disorderly conduct

By Christine Champagne It’s hard not to talk to the television while watching Hoarders. I have caught myself blurting out “Why can’t he throw away that 10-year-old can of beans?”…

Lee receives second NYSE timetable

(Editor’s note: Lee Enterprises owns the Globe Gazette and other regional newspapers in North Iowa.) DAVENPORT, Iowa (Aug. 19, 2011) ó As anticipated and previously disclosed, Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE:…

City, county offices to be closed on Labor Day

City offices in Mason City will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day. City transit buses will not be operating on that day. The make-up day…

High unemployment doesn’t have to be the new normal

By Evelyn Ganzglass This Labor Day is different. The old truths about a dynamic labor market in which the young and unemployed could quickly find jobs have given way to…

Feldt-Tennyson makes final jump as a member of the military

Feldt-Tennyson makes final jump as a member of the military

Parachuting into Bolan Saturday morning was Sgt. 1st Class Elisa Feldt-Tennyson, making her final jump as a member of the armed forces. She was there to help Bolan celebrate their…

Utility work on East State Street begins Sept. 6

Beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 7:00 a.m., the Mason City Utility Division will begin Water Main repairs at East State Street and South Carolina Avenue. East State Street will…

U.S. 18 improvement project to be discussed Sept. 7 in Hawkeye

AMES, Iowa ñ Aug. 30, 2011 ñ The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public information meeting Wednesday, Sept. 7, to discuss the next phase of construction on…

City Council to discuss Alliant Energy franchise agreement and city attorney position

City Council to discuss Alliant Energy franchise agreement and city attorney position

The Mason City city Council and Mayor Eric Bookmeyer will hold a work session Thursday night at City Hall in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. They will be discussing the…

Breaking News: Servantez to run for At-Large City Councl

Breaking News: Servantez to run for At-Large City Councl

Breaking News: Sandy Servantez will be challenging Alex Kuhn for the City Council At-Large seat. Servantez is best known as a public servant, serving as a friend of the Human…

Meyer to take similar position in Cedar Falls

Meyer to take similar position in Cedar Falls

Mason City City Attorney Tom Meyer, was is resigning his position in Mason City effective September 2, has taken a similar job in Cedar Falls. According to Dick McAlister, Director…

New Hampshire voters aren’t sold on anyone yet for 2012

New Hampshire voters aren’t sold on anyone yet for 2012

DOVER, N.H. ó When it comes to the politics of 2012, New Hampshire is a state of uncertainty. From Keene in the southwest corner to Dover on the other side…

Iowa company pleads guilty to participating in ready-mix concrete price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracy

WASHINGTON ó An Iowa ready-mix concrete company pleaded guilty today to participating in a price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracy for the sales of ready-mix concrete, the Department of Justice announced. |WASHINGTON…

Manly Junction Railroad and Ag Days held over the weekend

Manly Junction Railroad and Ag Days held over the weekend

Story by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer Manly had a full day of activities set up for everybody Saturday. Starting early Saturday morning, the Public Library, at 127 S. Grant,…

IPO plans pulled at a furious pace

LOS ANGELES ó The painful drop in the stock market has sucked the air out of initial public offerings.|By Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES ó The painful drop…

Obama picks labor specialist Krueger to head Council of Economic Advisers

Obama picks labor specialist Krueger to head Council of Economic Advisers

WASHINGTON ó President Barack Obama is moving to install labor specialist Alan Krueger as chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers in an effort to bolster the depleted White House…

Cerro Gordo Supervisors hear road report, abate taxes

Cerro Gordo Supervisors hear road report, abate taxes

The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors heard a road report from County Engineer Mary Kelly at their meeting Tuesday morning. Kelly discussed signage at railroad crossings, brush cutting along county roads,…

13th Street NE trestle painting project completed

13th Street NE trestle painting project completed

A group of volunteers completed painting the 13th Street NE trestle on Saturday. Both the east and west sides were painted a shiny silver. The project was supposed to be…

Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds announce state partnership with Google to assist Iowa businesses online

Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds announce state partnership with Google to assist Iowa businesses online

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds today announced a state partnership with Google that will assist Iowa businesses in establishing an online presence. This Google-led program, called…

Street Closure; North Monroe Avenue

Beginning Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at 8:00 a.m., sanitary sewer main repairs will begin in the 100 & 200 blocks of North Monroe Avenue. North Monroe Avenue will be closed…

Building located at 318 3rd Street SW finally to be demolished

Building located at 318 3rd Street SW finally to be demolished

A building located at 318 3rd Street SW is scheduled to be demolished in the next few weeks. The owners of the building, Lee and Mary Ellen Snell, as well…

School board explains choice of portable classrooms for eighth graders in Mason City

School board explains choice of portable classrooms for eighth graders in Mason City

MASON CITY — Students, parents and others got a chance Monday evening to walk through the new temporary classrooms where John Adams Middle School eighth-graders will be educated this year.…

Steckman attends affordable health insurance discussion

Steckman attends affordable health insurance discussion

Des Moines, Iowa ñ State Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City was tapped by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to represent the State of Iowa at an Affordable Insurance Exchange…

North Iowa Youth Center open house set for Tuesday

North Iowa Youth Center open house set for Tuesday

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School board explains choice of portable classrooms for eighth graders in Mason City

School board explains choice of portable classrooms for eighth graders in Mason City

MASON CITY — Students, parents and others got a chance Monday evening to walk through the new temporary classrooms where John Adams Middle School eighth-graders will be educated this year.…

Bernanke reassures on economy, doesnít lay out next steps

Bernanke reassures on economy, doesnít lay out next steps

WASHINGTON ó The U.S. economy is likely to keep growing, albeit at a subpar pace because of continuing head winds, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday in a much-anticipated…

To find economic solutions, let’s look to ourselves

I don’t have a solution, but I do wish to propose a different way of approaching the problem. The problem is that first, the economy is in tatters. Unemployment hovers…

Shoplifting Duo Held on Immigration Charges

Shoplifting Duo Held on Immigration Charges

Shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday, August 26th, Mason City Police were called to Hy-Vee West to take a report of two shoplifters. Elidio Perea, age 43, and Clementine Hernandez,…

Quasquicentennial Celebrated in Bolan

Quasquicentennial Celebrated in Bolan

The small community of Bolan might only have a population of 29, but they celebrated their Quassquicentennial (125th birthday) in a big city way. Above: People celebrate and enjoy the…

Latham: Yet Another Labor Day When Americans Are Rightfully Asking: Where are the jobs?

Latham: Yet Another Labor Day When Americans Are Rightfully Asking: Where are the jobs?

Labor Day always reminds us of the productivity, resilience, ingenuity and spirit of working Americans. They truly are the backbone of the American economy. Unfortunately, too many Americans continue to…

NIACOG gets $61,000 grant

NIACOG gets $61,000 grant

Senator Tom Harkin announced last week that four Iowa regional planning commissions and councils of government received grants totaling $243,000. Locally, the North Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG), located…

Taxpayers Recover Nearly $900 Million From TARP Warrant Sales During Last Six Months

Taxpayers Recover Nearly $900 Million From TARP Warrant Sales During Last Six Months

Cumulative Proceeds from Warrant Dispositions Now Reach More Than $9 Billion Since TARP’s Inception. |Cumulative Proceeds from Warrant Dispositions Now Reach More Than $9 Billion Since TARP’s Inception WASHINGTON ñ…

Worth County Jaycees to sponsor 5K run / walk

The Worth County Jaycees are sponsoring a 5K run / walk on September 10th in Northwood. Entry fee is $25 the day of the race. Participants can register starting at…

Nelson wants city attorney position scrutinized

Nelson wants city attorney position scrutinized

In a letter to other City Council members and City Administrator Brent Trout, Councilman Don Nelson asked Trout to look at cities of similar size in Iowa to determine how…

These cities wonder: What jobs crisis?

These cities wonder: What jobs crisis?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. ó There really are jobs out there. Just not enough of them. It’s true: America’s bleak economic landscape includes pockets of prosperity. Factories are expanding in the Sacramento…

Baby Belgians carry heritage to the future (photos)

Baby Belgians carry heritage to the future (photos)

by Joe Buttweiler ROCKWELL – Paul Pruin took off his Pioneer seed cap and whacked the pony on the rump. “C’mon,” he said repeatedly, coaxing the foal and four others…

Labor Day Picnic to be held

Labor Day Picnic to be held

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Street Closure; 1st Street SW in Mason City

Beginning Monday, August 29, 2011 at 8:00 a.m., sanitary sewer main repairs will begin in the 400 block of 1st Street SW. This street will be closed between South Madison…

Mason City Woman’s Club Press Release

The Mason City Woman’s Club is celebrating 89 years as it begins its new season of service and programs. Opening the season is the annual Tour of Homes on Tuesday,…

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