On November 9th, 2021, St. Gabriel Communications, 88.5 mhz, Adel, IA, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for authority to construct a new noncommercial educational FM broadcast station to operate on 89.9 mhz, at Mason City, IA. Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/views/public/nceDraftCopy?displayType=html&appKey=25076f917ce2e04b017d002e8c140a22&id=25076f917ce2e04b017d002e8c140a22&goBack=N#sect-chanFacility

On November 9th, 2021, St. Gabriel Communications, 88.5 FM, Adel, IA, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for authority to construct a new noncommercial educational FM broadcast station to operate on 89.9 FM, at Spencer, IA. Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/views/public/nceDraftCopy?displayType=html&appKey=25076f917ce2e04b017ce708493e0cfb&id=25076f917ce2e04b017ce708493e0cfb&goBack=N
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Public invited to Flap Jacks & Ham Outdoor Breakfast fundraiser

MASON CITY – The public is invited to an “All You Can Eat” annual Flapjacks & Ham Outdoor Breakfast. The event is a fundraiser hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of…

Op-ed: Observations (by Peter Children)

We are on the downward slide of summer; I figure the 4thof July as being the pinnacle and as the pendulum moves it begins its downward slide.  We just emerged…

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ draws $140 million to its web

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Hordes of moviegoers were bitten by the “Spider-Man” bug this weekend, as the superhero flick flew to the top of…

Turner Classic Movies celebrates the legacy of Ernest Borgnine

By Susan King, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Turner Classic Movies will celebrate the career and legacy of Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine, who died Sunday at age 95,…

AMC’s new Chinese owner has big plans for cinema chain

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — The Chinese tycoon Wang Jianlin proudly pointed to the sweeping abstract painting of the Great Wall hanging in his marble-walled office.…

Remembering Our Fallen: Rockford Celebrates Lost Soldiers and Jon Tumilson

Remembering Our Fallen: Rockford Celebrates Lost Soldiers and Jon Tumilson

ROCKFORD – Saturday was a day full of activities, food, memories and good times. The life of Navy SEAL and Rockford native, Jon Tumilson, was celebrated, starting with a pancake…

Video shows killing of Afghan woman accused of adultery

By Laura King And Aimal Yaqubi, Los Angeles Times – KABUL, Afghanistan — Human-rights activists and Western officials expressed horror Sunday at a video showing a young Afghan woman who…

Minn. corn reported in better condition than in other states

Gretchen Schlosser, West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn. – The plentiful rainfall in May and June built up the subsoil moisture profile and that has carried the crop so far into…

ISU’s Knott, Klein on Bednarik Watch List

ISU’s Knott, Klein on Bednarik Watch List

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State linebackers A.J. Klein and Jake Knott have been named to the Bednarik Award Watch List. The honor annually recognizes the top defensive player in college…

Supervisors hold regular meeting Monday morning

Supervisors hold regular meeting Monday morning

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY -The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Monday morning at the courthouse. They heard a road report from County Engineer Mary Kelly.  She informed the…

“Finally” Kyle Germundson Wins Sports Mod Feature

“Finally” Kyle Germundson Wins Sports Mod Feature

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – In one word, “How do you feel, Kyle?” “Relieved!” Kyle Germundson’s, #69, said after winning Sunday night’s Sports Mod Feature.…

Editorial: “I have food poisoning”…Common Myths and Misconceptions

Editorial: “I have food poisoning”…Common Myths and Misconceptions

Editorial by Brian Hanft, Environmental Health Service Manager, Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health Have you ever attended a wedding, party, family reunion or large gathering where food was…

Ragan: Encouraging job creation and economic growth

Ragan: Encouraging job creation and economic growth

From Sen. Amanda Ragan – With the Iowa economy on the mend, the Legislature focused this year on enhanced job creation and economic growth. We approved expanded job training, smart…

Pakistanis mass to protest resumption of NATO supply line to Afghanistan

By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times – ISLAMABAD — Thousands of followers of leading Islamist clerics began marching Sunday from the eastern city of Lahore to the capital, Islamabad, to…

Ernest Borgnine, who won Oscar for ‘Marty,’ showed comic side in sitcom, dies at 95

Ernest Borgnine, who won Oscar for ‘Marty,’ showed comic side in sitcom, dies at 95

By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Ernest Borgnine seemed born to play the heavy when he burst onto the Hollywood scene as “Fatso” Judson, a sadistic…

Protesters raise cloud of sand as Romney raises $3 million in N.Y.

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times – SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — They never got close, and Mitt Romney may not have even seen them, but protesters — some from Occupy Wall…

Iowa revenue director’s relocation package raises questions about state perks

Iowa revenue director’s relocation package raises questions about state perks

Erin Jordan, CR Gazette – One state director’s relocation expenses, which included closing costs on a Des Moines condo, have raised questions about executive benefits and who signs off on…

4 adventurers plan to cross Arctic Ocean in rowboat

By Amy Hubbard, Los Angeles Times – They’re calling it the Arctic Row. Four men with a profound love of adventure are setting out to do something dangerous and unprecedented…

Furcal drives in two runs to rescue the Cardinals

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Somewhere between first and second base the mob engulfed Rafael Furcal. They ripped at his jersey, punched him, grabbed him…

Chicago police train hundreds of cops to patrol on bikes

Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune – Chicago police Lt. Richard Plotke steered the bicycle around an obstacle course of eight cones designed to give him an idea of how it will…

TV picks for the week of July 9-15

By Dale Roe, Austin American-Statesman – This week’s TV picks: —Monday: “The Bachelorette” 7 p.m., ABC: Remember when the Rolling Stones couldn’t sing “Let’s Spend the Night Together” on TV? Tonight,…

5 “malicious” fire calls to MCFD from Mercy East Campus in 2011

5 “malicious” fire calls to MCFD from Mercy East Campus in 2011

MASON CITY – Mason City Fire Chief Bob Platts was recently asked about calls for service to Mercy Hospital where his department had to respond. He offered the following information:…

Twins break down in extra-innings loss to Rangers

Twins break down in extra-innings loss to Rangers

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – ARLINGTON, Texas — The Minnesota Twins had one foot out of Rangers Ballpark with a victory on Sunday night. Righthander…

Branstad names Jason Carlstrom chair of the Iowa Board of Parole

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today named Jason Carlstrom, of Spirit Lake, as chair of the Iowa Board of Parole, effective September 3. Carlstrom, 41, replaces Doris Kelley, who…

Gang Member Sentenced to 120 Months for Role in Sex Trafficking High School Girls

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Michael Tavon Jefferies, aka “Loc,” 21, of Woodbridge, Virginia, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for his role as a…

Ohio man pleads guilty to luring a minor for sexual activity

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio man pleaded guilty Friday to charges he enticed a minor into illegal sexual activity. The plea follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s…

South Texas father and son arrested, charged with HSI special agent shooting

MCALLEN, Texas – Two south Texas men, father and son, were arrested and charged Thursday with assaulting a special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations…

Upmeyer: Obamacare “will have a negative impact on job growth and opportunity for Iowans”

Upmeyer: Obamacare “will have a negative impact on job growth and opportunity for Iowans”

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – In the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law, some are debating whether the government…

Man held without bail in slaying of 75-year-old man

Dan Hinkel, Chicago Tribune – A man charged in the robbery and fatal stabbing of a 75-year-old man in his Calumet Heights home had been in a relationship with the…

Central Gardens of North Iowa Creates Fund with the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation

Central Gardens of North Iowa Creates Fund with the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation

CERRO GORDO COUNTY, July 8, 2012 – On May 29th, 2012, Central Gardens of North Iowa finalized a fund agreement with the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation (CGCCF), an affiliate…

Dems: One-Year NCLB Waiver Confirms Legislature’s Approach

Dems: One-Year NCLB Waiver Confirms Legislature’s Approach

From Senator Herman Quirmbach – On July 2, the U.S. Department of Education issued Iowa a one-year waiver of what Iowa Education Director Jason Glass called “the unrealistic accountability measures…

Former 1st-round pick Hinrich coming home to Bulls

By K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — The notion began on the June 2010 draft night the Bulls traded Kirk Hinrich to the Wizards for additional salary cap space…

Facebook, Yahoo settle patent feud, announce new ad partnership

By Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Facebook and Yahoo said Friday they have agreed to an expanded advertising partnership while settling a controversial patent…

Will the Freeh report on Penn State scandal affect Paterno’s legacy?

By Frank Fitzpatrick, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Somewhere the late Joe Paterno must be anxiously pacing the sideline, frustrated that in his last great battle, a contest whose…

Great white shark attacks kayak offshore near Santa Cruz, Calif.

By Shanna McCord, Santa Cruz Sentinel – PLEASURE POINT, Calif. — A great white shark, estimated to be up to 18 feet long, sheared through the front end of a…

Sen. Rob Portman is in N.H., but not meeting Romney, he says

By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times – CONCORD, N.H. — Was he or wasn’t he? Did he or didn’t he? Maybe, and no, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, told reporters for…

Health care ruling triggers millions in campaign donations

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The long-term political consequences of last week’s Supreme Court ruling on the health care law remains unclear. But early indications…