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Four escape early morning Mason City house fire

Four escape early morning Mason City house fire

MASON CITY – Mason City firefighters were dispatched to 717 South Jersey Avenue Thursday morning at about 4:30 a.m. Flames were said to have been shooting out the windows, starting…

Decker House looking for new tenants

Decker House looking for new tenants

Story by Jody Spear The ladies tat run The Decker House, Lee Olson and Fredde Jilek (pictured, right), are looking for someone that would like to take over the Bed…

Yesterday & Today (by Peter Children)

(Op-ed by Peter Children) I remember this city as it looked many years ago. I graduated from high school in 1952 some 59 years ago and was in the downtown…

Branstad orders flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Iowa service members who have lost their lives since 9/11

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2011, until 8 a.m. on Monday,…

Weed Control at City Owned Downtown Parking Lots in Mason City

Pending favorable weather conditions, the City of Mason City will be treating the city owned parking lots in the downtown area for weed control during the week of September 12,…

Marketing Your Small Business

Marketing Your Small Business

Marketing Your Small Business…It Does Not Have To Be Expensive! Cathy Swager of Cathy Swager Consulting, LLC will share tips on how to market your business. Her presentation and discussion…

Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright to be Performed at the Mason City Community Theatre

Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright to be Performed at the Mason City Community Theatre

Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright, by Jeffrey Hatcher and Eric Simonson will be directed by Crystal Meier at the Mason City Community Theatre, located at 215 S.…

Mayor Bookmeyer recognizes Foster’s achievement

MASON CITY – Mayor Eric Bookmeyer of Mason City recognized Lionel Foster at Tuesday’s City Council  meeting for his achievement of being inducted into the Iowa African American Hall of…

Foreign earnings tax break could add 2.9 million jobs, study says

WASHINGTON_A huge, one-time tax break to lure back about half of the $1.4 trillion in earnings held abroad by U.S. companies would produce nearly 3 million jobs nationwide over two…

Yahoo’s future is up in the air

SAN FRANCISCO ó Yahoo Inc. is once again Silicon Valley’s favorite punch line.Hearing the news that the struggling Internet company had fired Carol Bartz, comedian Andy Borowitz joked on Twitter:…

FBI probe into homeís link to 9/11 hijackers wasnít reported to Congress, commission

By Anthony Summers and Dan Christensen, McClatchy Newspapers MIAMI ó Just two weeks before the 9/11 hijackers slammed into the Pentagon and World Trade Center, members of a Saudi family…

Perry, Romney square off in Reagan Library debate

Perry, Romney square off in Reagan Library debate

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. ó Sharing a debate stage for the first time, Republicans Rick Perry and Mitt Romney sparred Wednesday night in a series of testy exchanges over jobs, Social…

Amazon reaches deal over online sales tax in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. ó In a deal with state lawmakers and brick-and-mortar stores, Amazon tentatively agreed Wednesday to stop fighting a requirement that Internet retailers collect sales tax on California purchases.|By…

Kuhn sets week of ward meetings to collect citizen’s ideas

Kuhn sets week of ward meetings to collect citizen’s ideas

City Council candidate Alex Kuhn will hold a meetings in each city ward in Mason City to communicate with citizens. “I want to make sure I am a voice of…

Iowa DOT small equipment auction Sept. 17

AMES, Iowa ñ Sept. 7, 2011 ñ A public auction of small equipment and miscellaneous items will be held by the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) on its grounds in…

Mason City School Board candidates hold forum

Mason City School Board candidates hold forum

Candidates for the Mason City School Board held a forum Wednesday evening at Lincoln School. All seven candidates attended. Four of the seven are incumbents (Darshini Jayawardena, Paula Recinos, Robert…

School Board candidate Wineinger to meet public

School Board candidate Wineinger to meet public

Ed Wineinger, a candidate for the Mason City Community School District Board of Education, will be at the Jitters Coffee Bar on Saturday, September 10, 2011, for a “Meet the…

Wildfires give Perry opportunity to show his governing skills

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. ó Wednesday’s debate is supposed to be the moment front-runner Rick Perry finally stands toe-to-toe ó or at least podium-to-podium ó with the rest of the GOP…

The real Reagan might not meet today’s GOP standards

LOS ANGELES ó When eight Republican presidential candidates gather to debate Wednesday night in Simi Valley, one thing seems certain: Lavish tribute will be paid to Ronald Reagan.|By Mark Z.…

Speech comes amid rising doubts about Obama’s leadership

Speech comes amid rising doubts about Obama’s leadership

WASHINGTON ó A speech to a joint session of Congress is one of the prized “leadership moments” that only the president is afforded in American politics. And on Thursday, it’s…