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Humane Society to host 12th annual Fall Festival

The Humane Society of North Iowa will host its 12th Annual Fall Festival Fundraiser on Sunday, September 25th at the National Guard Armory in Mason City. The event is open…

McDonald’s new west side restaurant to open Friday

McDonald’s new west side restaurant to open Friday

McDonald’s new west side restaurant is set to open on Friday, September 23rd at 5:00 a.m. Workers were still buzzing around the outside of the building putting on final touches…

Iran frees American hikers convicted of spying

Iran frees American hikers convicted of spying

TEHRAN, Iran ó The release of two American hikers convicted of spying in Iran ended an international drama involving longtime foes, but was also emblematic of the infighting among Tehran’s…

Volunteers Will Work on Five Fall City Projects This Saturday

Approximately 30 volunteers will be completing five separate projects for the City of Mason City beginning at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 24. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter…

Lee stock takes a beating today

Lee stock takes a beating today

Stock price for Lee Enterprises, which owns the Globe Gazette in Mason City, was down nearly 8% to 75.5 cents per share at noon Thursday. Earlier in September, Lee stock…

Personalities will play big role in 3rd ward council race (by Peter Children)

(Op-ed by Peter J. Children) The headline was carried the on front page of September 20th in the local propaganda machine. Its author tried his best to remain impartial when…

MacNider Morning Coffee Takes a Closer Look at the Native American Photographs of Edward S. Curtis

MacNider Morning Coffee Takes a Closer Look at the Native American Photographs of Edward S. Curtis

Edward S. Curtis’s Native American photographic portraits have been a source of both admiration and controversy since their rediscovery in the early 1970’s. . Financed by J. P. Morgan and…

Humane Society is not a vet clinic

From the Humane Society of North Iowa: Sadly, it is a frequent occurrence that a person will show up at the Humane Society of North Iowa shelter with a sick,…

Sheriff’s deputies respond to knife fight in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH – Four Cerro Gordo County sheriff’s officers responded to a call Monday evening at 11:04 p.m. about an altercation involving a knife. Two juveniles were involved in the altercation,…

Branstad orders flags at half-staff Friday through Monday to honor volunteer firefighter Michael Collins and Iowa State Trooper Mark Toney

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff Friday, September 23, 2011 at 8 a.m. until Monday, September 26, 2011 at 8…

Central Park Dentistry building gets enviro-friendly roof

Central Park Dentistry building gets enviro-friendly roof

The Central Park Dentistry building, 23 N. Federal Ave. in Mason City, had a “green” roof consisting of sedum rolled out Tuesday afternoon. The Xero Flor roof, installed by Northern…

Alliant Energy Foundation provides grants to northern Iowa non-profits

** $7,800 provided to communities and charitable groups in second grant cycle of 2011 Cedar Rapids, Iowa ñ September 21, 2011 ñ The Alliant Energy Foundation contributed $7,800 to non-profit…

Attorney says Alliant’s $500K threat groundless

Attorney says Alliant’s $500K threat groundless

Alliant Energy is holding a bill of over $500,000 that they say will come due if the Mason City City Council does not pass a “mutually beneficial” franchise agreement. According…

Nearly-renovated band shell was paint-balled this weekend

Nearly-renovated band shell was paint-balled this weekend

Some people worked very hard to renovate one of Mason City’s treasures, the East Park band shell. Apparently, some people could care less. Over the weekend, vandals fired red paint…

Focus Living Center Open House This Saturday

Focus Living Center will be having an Open House this Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the new location in downtown Mason City, 124 West State…

Former Mohawk football coach John Lee is a candidate for City Council

Former Mohawk football coach John Lee is a candidate for City Council

Former Mohawk football coach John Lee is a candidate for the 1st ward in the upcoming Mason City City Council elections. So far, the only other candidate for that spot…

Clear Lake Large Item Pick scheduled for October 10th through October 13th

The 2011 Fall Large Item Pickup will take place Monday, October 10th to Thursday, October 13th. Residents are encouraged to use this opportunity to dispose of large items that cannot…