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Hawkeye baseball team falls to West Virginia

Hawkeye baseball team falls to West Virginia

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The University of Iowa baseball team lost a 4-3 decision Sunday morning to West Virginia in the final game of the Big Ten/Big East Challenge. The…

Iowa defeats Indiana, 78-66

Iowa defeats Indiana, 78-66

Interview with Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery: Coach, start with Matt? COACH McCAFFERY:  Well, you know, I said the other day it was a shame that we didn’t ride his performance…

Manly resident arrested in Mason City on burglary and domestic assault charges

Manly resident arrested in Mason City on burglary and domestic assault charges

MASON CITY – At 1:46 a.m. Sunday morning Mason City police responded to a report of an assault at 675 8th Street SE in Mason City. Allegedly 41-year-old Thomas Michael…

Internet retail tax puts state GOP in a bind

Baird Helgeson, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – An increasingly tense fissure is opening among Republican legislators over a proposal to require Internet retailers to collect state taxes. The issue pits behemoth Internet…

State wrestling team results

3A: 1. Bettendorf 170.0 2. Southeast Polk 156.5 3. Iowa City, West 126.5 4. Linn Mar, Marion 126.0 5. Prairie, Cedar Rapids 86.5 6. Valley, West Des Moines 84.0 7.…

In LeVar Woods and Brian Ferentz, Hawkeye staff adds right stuff

In LeVar Woods and Brian Ferentz, Hawkeye staff adds right stuff

Mike Hlas, CR Gazette – Some people just have it. Just from their presence and the way they conduct themselves, you know they’ve got the right stuff. You know they…

Albert Lea elder abusers serve just 42 days

Tim Engstrom, Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. – Two convicted elder abusers only served 42 days each of their 180-day jail sentences, according to Freeborn County jail records. Brianna Broitzman and Ashton…

Boy Scouts sued over teen’s abuse

By Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The mother of a Santa Barbara County teenager says he was wronged twice — once by the 450-pound Boy Scout leader…

Iran says it’s cutting oil exports to France, Britain

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Iran said Sunday that it was cutting off oil exports to France and Britain in a pre-emptive strike against European economic…

First astronauts’ spacesuits were a marvel in their day

By Mark J. Price, Akron Beacon Journal – AKRON, Ohio — If it hadn’t been for Akron ingenuity, astronaut John Glenn might have had to circle the planet in his skivvies.…

Avalanches kill 4 in Washington state

By Brian M. Rosenthal, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — Avalanches just minutes apart killed four people at two resorts Sunday — one burying three skiers at Stevens Pass ski resort…

Presidential candidate says Mexico is ready for a woman to lead

By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times – MEXICO CITY — “I will be the first woman president of Mexico.” Thus declared Josefina Vazquez Mota on the night this month when she…

Eagles nest finds a home in Mason City

Eagles nest finds a home in Mason City

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Decorah, you may have a rival. An eagle’s nest has been located in Mason City on South Birch Drive, and people are talking…

Long-time city employee Lowe retires

Long-time city employee Lowe retires

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – A long-time city employee celebrated his retirement on Friday evening. Mike Lowe, who worked for the City of Mason City for 39 years…

Despite lack of wind, kite festival a success

Despite lack of wind, kite festival a success

CLEAR LAKE – The forecast called for sunny skies and 38 degrees, with a wind chill to make it feel like 14 degrees. With eleven inches of ice on Clear…

Iowa State Women Stave Off Oklahoma, 77-71

Iowa State Women Stave Off Oklahoma, 77-71

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State got a crucial 3-point bucket by Lauren Mansfield with 1:41 remaining, a hook shot from Chelsea Poppens at the 1:02 mark and hit 9-of-10 free…

Op-ed: City needs to pay attention to fairgrounds (by Peter Children)

We are at the very threshold of Spring, the season of promise, new beginnings and fresh air.  Open windows after being shut in for the winter.  So what will we…

UI Softball: Iowa Routs Iowa State, 26-5

UI Softball: Iowa Routs Iowa State, 26-5

TEMPE, Ariz. — The University of Iowa softball team posted school records in runs, hits, RBI, total bases and team batting average in a 26-5, five-inning rout of in-state rival…

Target asks more incentives for Cedar Falls project that overdelivered

Dave DeWitte, CR Gazette – Target Corp. has been granted $2.27 million more in state tax credits because it added 199 jobs and invested $50.6 million more than planned in its…

North Iowa Choral Society holds spring season auditions

The North Iowa Choral Society, a semi-professional audition-only SATB choral ensemble, is holding auditions for male voices for the 2012 spring season. The North Iowa Choral society is under the direction…

Midwest farmland values rose 22% in 2011, highest rate since 1976

George C. Ford, CR Gazette – The average value of good farmland in Iowa and surrounding states rose 22 percent in 2011, the highest rate of increase since 1976, according…

Pappajohn Center Offering Free Event for Businesses of All Sizes

Pappajohn Center Offering Free Event for Businesses of All Sizes

Entrepreneurs’ Exchange, Business Growth through Exporting, on February 21 Exporting is not complex and represents an opportunity to significantly grow your business.  Some of Iowa’s biggest companies get half their…

Scholarships Available for Central Springs Graduating Seniors

The late John R. Adams, a native of Nora Springs, established the Adams Family Foundation in 2006 with the purpose of providing scholarships to local students. Mr. Adams valued the…

Independent Films Available for Purchase at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

Independent Films Available for Purchase at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

MASON CITY – In conjunction with the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s 2012 Winter Film Series, Films in February, Movies in March, two independent films will be available for purchase…

“Animal Talk” program to be held at Lime Creek

“Animal Talk” program to be held at Lime Creek

MASON CITY – A program entitled “Animal Talk” will be held on Monday, February 27th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Lime Creek Nature Center. Crickets make sounds by rubbing their…

Neighborhood meeting to be held on 6th Street SW project

A neighborhood meeting has been scheduled to allow property owners an opportunity to acquire information and provide feedback to the City regarding the 6th Street SW Utility and Street Improvements…

When it comes to auto shows, Detroit rules

By Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press – CHICAGO — The auto show in the Windy City has surrendered, but that doesn’t mean Detroit can relax. After competing fiercely for decades…

Sizing up China’s next leader no easy task, WikiLeaks cables show

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — During his visit to the United States this week, China’s heir apparent, Xi Jinping, appeared personable to American audiences and resolute to…

Op-ed: If you need a diamond, read this (by Peter Children)

I want to share something with everyone who reads what I write; to some it will be a revelation, to others it will not be. What I want you to…

After 500 shows, ‘The Simpsons’ still has stories to tell

By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The Simpsons of Springfield, USA, will mark their 500th episode as a TV family Sunday. “The Simpsons,” in its 23rd season…

Jason Aldean remains the guy next door

By Jon Bream, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Jason Aldean is known as country music’s boundary buster. He rapped on his No. 1 single “Dirt Road Anthem.” He enlisted pop…

Soccer: NIACC’s Brown signs with Ashford University

MASON CITY, Iowa – Trojan defenseman Simon Brown signed a national letter of intent to play at Ashford University in Clinton beginning in the fall. Brown, a native of Dublin,…

Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced For Producing Child Pornography

A man who photographed his sexual abuse of a child was sentenced February 10th to more than 27 years in federal prison. Scott Alan Schupp, age 33, from Cedar Rapids,…

Santorum goes after Romney and Obama in appeal to conservative base in Ohio

Santorum goes after Romney and Obama in appeal to conservative base in Ohio

By Mitchell Landsberg and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – COLUMBUS, Ohio — As he bounded from one cheering throng to the next in the battleground state of Ohio, Rick Santorum…

Arizona sheriff denies threatening to deport lover

By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — An Arizona sheriff running for Congress as a Republican denied accusations Saturday that he threatened to deport an alleged ex-lover, a…

Christopherson Hits 1,000; Cyclones Down Oklahoma

Christopherson Hits 1,000; Cyclones Down Oklahoma

AMES, Iowa – Scott Christopherson drilled five 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help Iowa State down Oklahoma, 80-69 Saturday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum, as the Cyclones won their fifth-straight…

Obama calls election ‘make or break’ for the middle class

Obama calls election ‘make or break’ for the middle class

By Jim Brunner and Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times – SEATTLE — President Barack Obama called the 2012 election a “make-or-break moment” for the middle class Friday during a campaign swing…

Obama’s lucrative fundraising trips are criticized by the opposition party

By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau – EVERETT, Wash. — President Barack Obama spent the better part of the last week rubbing elbows with the Hollywood and tech…

Boycott war brewing on the grounds of Starbucks’ gun policy

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – SEATTLE — Those who prefer to drink their lattes packing protection on their hip turned out at Starbucks across the country on the first…

NIACC Track and Field Performs at Region XI Indoors

NIACC Track and Field Performs at Region XI Indoors

DECORAH, Iowa – Emily Burchett (Fr., Mayview, MO) won the women’s weight throw and Cesar Guevara (Fr., Ackley, IA) qualified for the NJCAA National Indoor Championships in the men’s 600-meter…

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