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Rose Bowl High Scores 12/9, 12/11 and 12/12/ 2011

Early Bird Mixed 12/09/11 High team scratch game – K O Comsturction 772 High team scratch series – Team 8 2155 High Individual games 1. Roger Myhre 270 2. Chad…

Google to be in Clear Lake Dec. 19th to record veteran’s tributes

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad today is encouraging Iowans to take part in a new Google venture paying tribute to and thanking members of our armed services. The site, www.youtube.com/veterans,…

Tourism Marketing Grants Due Feb. 2, 2012

Celebrating the program’s 15th year and nearly $110,000 of tourism marketing awards, Visit Mason City encourages events, tournaments, conventions and tourism facilities that create visitor activity for the Mason City…

Mason City School Construction Updates – 2011-12-14

Mason City School Construction Updates – 2011-12-14

Phase 3A – Larson Contacting – Punch-list for the Kitchen has been completed and there are a few items that will be corrected. – Fire alarm programming will be completed.…

Op-ed: Warning is ironic (by Peter Children)

The Youth Task Force is warning young people of a sweep by local and area law enforcement authorities who are cracking down on underage drinking. Ironic isn’t it that this…

Iowa post office closures delayed after Gov. Branstad calls for moratorium

(DES MOINES)- Gov. Branstad today released a statement praising the United States Postal Service for heeding his advice and delaying the closure of Iowa post offices. “I am pleased to…

Ace Mentor Program receives recognition from Obama; about the North Iowa program

The White House has just announced that ACE is one of eight recipients for the prestigious 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). PAESMEM is…

Op-ed: When Guidelines Don’t Guide (by Julianne Atkinson of Clear Lake)

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting started by a staff report that listed the five guidelines, which I believe are mandated by the state and that must be met in…

DNR Air Quality Bureau requires emissions inventories to be submitted by March 31, 2012

Facilities subject to Title V of the Clean Air Act must submit their emissions inventories for 2011 to the DNR Air Quality Bureau by March 31, 2012. Similar to last…

January Antlerless Deer Licenses on Sale Soon

Licenses for the January antlerless deer season may be purchased beginning Dec. 15 for select counties. The season is open to all hunters regardless of any other deer licenses they…

Get the Most Out of Your Backyard Bird Feeder

From the Iowa DNR: Colder temperatures and the inevitable snow doesn’t shut down the outdoor season for many of us. We just shift gears. Iowans spend more than $300 million…

Fishing Regulations Relaxed at Worth County’s Silver Lake Ahead of Renovation

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources relaxed the fishing regulations at Silver Lake, in Worth County, effective immediately, to allow anglers to harvest fish before the lake is drained as…

Grassley Presses for Passage of Balanced Budget Amendment

From Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Mr. President, I am very pleased that the Senate is today taking up the Balanced Budget Amendment. The Senate has passed a balanced budget…

Two Vehicle Accident on Thrush Avenue, with injury

Two Vehicle Accident on Thrush Avenue, with injury

At approximately 11:00 am Tuesday, there was a report of a two vehicle accident on Thrush Avenue and 150th Street with injury and a small child involved. Mason City emergency…

Op-ed: Warning is ironic (by Peter Children)

The Youth Task Force is warning young people of a sweep by local and area law enforcement authorities who are cracking down on underage drinking. Ironic isn’t it that this…

Google to be in Clear Lake Dec. 19th to record veteran’s tributes

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad today is encouraging Iowans to take part in a new Google venture paying tribute to and thanking members of our armed services. The site, www.youtube.com/veterans,…

Two Vehicle Accident on Thrush Avenue, with injury

Two Vehicle Accident on Thrush Avenue, with injury

At approximately 11:00 am Tuesday, there was a report of a two vehicle accident on Thrush Avenue and 150th Street with injury and a small child involved. Mason City emergency…

Grassley Presses for Passage of Balanced Budget Amendment

Prepared Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Ranking Member, Senate Committee on the Judiciary Debate on the Balanced Budget Amendment Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Mr. President, I am…

Fishing Regulations Relaxed at Worth County’s Silver Lake Ahead of Renovation

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources relaxed the fishing regulations at Silver Lake, in Worth County, effective immediately, to allow anglers to harvest fish before the lake is drained as…

Get the Most Out of Your Backyard Bird Feeder

From the Iowa DNR: Colder temperatures and the inevitable snow doesn’t shut down the outdoor season for many of us. We just shift gears. Iowans spend more than $300 million…

January Antlerless Deer Licenses on Sale Soon

Licenses for the January antlerless deer season may be purchased beginning Dec. 15 for select counties. The season is open to all hunters regardless of any other deer licenses they…

Wastewater Discharges to Des Moines River Following Equipment Failure

Malfunctioning equipment at a pumping station led to a wastewater discharge to the Des Moines River on Monday. The city of Des Moines estimates that 378,000 gallons of untreated wastewater…

DNR Air Quality Bureau requires emissions inventories to be submitted by March 31, 2012

Facilities subject to Title V of the Clean Air Act must submit their emissions inventories for 2011 to the DNR Air Quality Bureau by March 31, 2012. Similar to last…

Illinois Man Injured Sunday While Hunting in Iowa

An Illinois man was injured Sunday while hunting deer in Monona County. Seth Johnson, 30, of Plainfield, Ill., was hunting in a group of approximately 10 other hunters, when a…

Alleged Sex Offender In Cedar Rapids Charged With Failing To Register

Earnest Twaite, age 55, from Cedar Rapids, has been charged with failure to register as a sex offender. The charge is contained in an Indictment filed December 7, 2011, in…

Iowa Insurance Agent To Pay US To Resolve False Claims Allegations On The Federal Crop Insurance Program

WASHINGTON – Russell Hawley and Hawley Insurance Inc. of Vail, Iowa, have agreed to pay the United States $834,897.50 to settle allegations that they caused false claims to be submitted…

Two Iowa Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Illegal Re-Entry As Felons

Two men who illegally re-entered the United States from Mexico and Guatemala were sentenced on December 6, 2011, to federal prison. Alfredo Guerrero-Chavez, age 34, from Mexico, and Cristobal Velasquez-Lopez,…

Iowa Woman Receives 20 Years For Distributing Methamphetamine

A woman who conspired to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and aided and abetted in the distribution of methamphetamine was sentenced November 30, 2011, to 20 years’ in federal prison. Shelle…

Milford, Iowa, Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth Conviction

A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced December 1, 2011, to more than five years in federal prison. Benjamin MacMillan, 36, from Milford, Iowa, received the prison term…

City takes Myhre off CES project lead; Weaver banned from talking to her

City takes Myhre off CES project lead; Weaver banned from talking to her

Mason City officials have changed course in their strategy to win the approval of a waste to energy plant. Growth and Development Director Pam Myhre has been removed as the…

Op-ed: When Guidelines Don’t Guide (by Julianne Atkinson of Clear Lake)

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting started by a staff report that listed the five guidelines, which I believe are mandated by the state and that must be met in…

Mohawk bowling teams beat Waukee

Mohawk bowling teams beat Waukee

The Mason City Mohawk bowling teams notched three wins out of four matches against Waukee on Monday. Evan Stalker was the high scorer of the meet, rolling a 191 and…

Ace Mentor Program receives recognition from Obama; about the North Iowa program

The White House has just announced that ACE is one of eight recipients for the prestigious 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). PAESMEM is…

Hawkeye football players earn post-season honors

Hawkeye football players earn post-season honors

IOWA CITY, IOWA – – Several members of the University of Iowa football team have gained post season honors from various media outlets and websites since the conclusion of the…

Landwehr Leads Cyclone All-America Honors

Landwehr Leads Cyclone All-America Honors

AMES, Iowa – Junior setter Alison Landwehr garnered her first all-America honor Wednesday, selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association First Team All-America. Outside hitter Carly Jenson earned a spot…

Osemele named to Sports Illustrated 1st team All-American

Osemele named to Sports Illustrated 1st team All-American

Ames, Iowa — AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele got a text from former Iowa State quarterback Bret Meyer Tuesday. “It said that I had been…

Rose Bowl High Scores 12/9, 12/11 and 12/12/ 2011

Early Bird Mixed 12/09/11 High team scratch game – K O Comsturction 772 High team scratch series – Team 8 2155 High Individual games 1. Roger Myhre 270 2. Chad…

Iowa post office closures delayed after Gov. Branstad calls for moratorium

(DES MOINES)- Gov. Branstad today released a statement praising the United States Postal Service for heeding his advice and delaying the closure of Iowa post offices. “I am pleased to…

AGP bridge comes down

AGP bridge comes down

MASON CITY – Tuesday morning, a short strip of one of the east bound lanes on 19th Street SW was blocked off in front of AGP, Ag Processing, Inc. AGP…

Mason City School Construction Updates – 2011-12-14

Mason City School Construction Updates – 2011-12-14

Phase 3A – Larson Contacting – Punch-list for the Kitchen has been completed and there are a few items that will be corrected. – Fire alarm programming will be completed.…

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