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Charity basketball game to be held Tuesday night at the Mohawk gym

MASON CITY – The Mason City Mohawks’ and North Butler Bearcats’ JV & Varsity Girls’ Basketball teams will square off inside Mohawk Gym tonight 6:30 p.m. The Iowa Hall of…

Mitchell County receives disaster declaration from USDA

DES MOINES – The Office of Gov. Branstad has received notification that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted Gov. Branstad’s request for a disaster declaration for Mitchell…

Mason City City Council to meet Tuesday evening

MASON CITY – The Mason City City Council will meet Tuesday evening, 7:00pm, at the Mason City Library in the Mason City Room. On the agenda is a Certificate of…

Spencer man admits to receiving child pornography

SIOUX CITY – A man who received child pornography pled guilty today in federal court in Sioux City. Justin Funck, age 27, of Spencer, Iowa, was convicted of one count…

Mason City man sentenced to Beje Clark for car theft

Mason City man sentenced to Beje Clark for car theft

MASON CITY – Shawn Armstrong, age 38, of Mason City was sentenced to a residential treatment program at Beje Clark by Judge Colleen Weiland in Cerro Gordo County District court…

FBI Releases 2010 Hate Crime Statistics

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released Hate Crime Statistics, 2010 based on information submitted by law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. These data indicate that 6,628 criminal…

Gingrich: ‘Dramatic change’ needed in Washington

Gingrich: ‘Dramatic change’ needed in Washington

by Joe Buttweiler, photos by Steve Waechter. SHEFFIELD – Saying he wants to be known as the paycheck president instead of a food stamp president, former U.S. Speaker of the…

Op-ed: Risky Business (by Peter Children)

(Op-ed by Peter Children) When I write an opinion I first  put on hip boots because I know I am going to have to get down and roll around  with…

Mediacom to raise rates effective December 15th

Mediacom to raise rates effective December 15th

MASON CITY – The folowing letter was sent to the City of Mason City from cable TV and internet provider Mediacom:…

River City’s Dames of Anarchy’s first roller derby bout was a hit

River City’s Dames of Anarchy’s first roller derby bout was a hit

MASON CITY – Who would have expected the spectacular turnout the River City “Dames of Anarchy” had Saturday night for their first bout? A half hour before it was to…

Cerro Gordo Supervisors meeting, November 15, 2011

MASON CITY – Watch video of Cerro Gordo County Supervisor’s meeting from November 15th, 2011: Agenda is here.  …

North Iowa’s own “dog whisperer”

North Iowa’s own “dog whisperer”

MASON CITY – North Iowa has its own “dog whisperer.” His name is Craig Markham (pictured, right), and he is the owner and manager of “The Dog Whisperer” located at…