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Fall Camping Offers Quiet, Scenic Experience

DES MOINES – Iowa’s peak camping season ends on Sept. 30, meaning off season rates will reduce the camping fees for the rest of the fall. “We are heading in…

North Iowa Technology Expo to be held at Southbridge Mall Oct. 1

From Southbridge Mall: Come see Mason City Web, Best Buy, Digital One Solutions, Mason City Ford, i-Wireless, Three Eagles, NIP Fitness, and many more vendors at the 2011 North Iowa…

Iowa DOT takes proactive approach to improve Floyd County intersection

AMES, Iowa ñ Sept. 28, 2011 ñ Recent improvements at the intersection of U.S. 18, Iowa 27 and Floyd County Road T-44, just south of the city of Floyd, are…

Budget like it’s 1995

By Tom Campbell, Los Angeles Times With Congress showing little sign of being able to agree on a budget, the battle has now shifted to authorizing a temporary extension of…

Mason City man sent to prison after violation of probation a 2nd time

Mason City man sent to prison after violation of probation a 2nd time

MASON CITY – In Cerro Gordo County District Court September 27th, Cole Pearce, age 19, of Mason City was convicted for a 2nd time of violating probation and sentenced to…

Child endangerment charge dropped in plea bargain

Child endangerment charge dropped in plea bargain

On January 15th, 2011 Mason City Police arrested Terri Lynn Stewart, age 42, for OWI and child endangerment on 4th Street SW following a traffic stop. According to online court…

Other local businesses coming forward seeking help, but will City deliver?

Other local businesses coming forward seeking help, but will City deliver?

The City of Mason City has no formal written policy on awarding financial incentive packages to businesses, and now more business owners are coming forward seeking help. The good news…

Latham to hold public meeting Wednesday night

Latham to hold public meeting Wednesday night

Mason City City Council first ward candidate Tim Latham will be holding a public meeting Wednesday night at the Mason City Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30. “Ask the tough…

Construction Update ñ Mason City 19th Street SE Widening

From the City of Mason City: Week beginning Monday, September 26 The north portion of the intersection at 19th Street SE and South Pennsylvania Avenue has been opened. The north…

Masqueraders lucky to be able to express themselves (by Peter Children)

(Op-ed by Peter Children) I am acutely aware that there are either a loosely knit group or one person masquerading as three or four different people who intensely dislike every…