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Cubs’ Maholm gives up only 4 hits for 8 innings in victory over Pirates

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – PITTSBURGH — Paul Maholm spent seven years in Pittsburgh pitching for lousy Pirates teams before joining the Cubs this offseason as a free agent.…

Cubs’ Dempster taking time to explore options

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – PITTSBURGH — The long goodbye for Ryan Dempster may head into overtime after the Cubs’ veteran said Tuesday he would take his time to…

Mason City man flees authorities for third time; caught on North Federal

Mason City man flees authorities for third time; caught on North Federal

MASON CITY – On 7-24-12 at 1544 hours the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department along with Mason City Police Department attempted to apprehend Norris Odell Hughes Jr., age 26, of…

White Sox rally for 9 in late innings of 11-4 victory over Twins

White Sox rally for 9 in late innings of 11-4 victory over Twins

By Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Jose Quintana suffered his second rough start of the second half Tuesday night. But he escaped with no decision because the offense…

Derr deals drugs, arrested on NIACC campus, gets suspended sentence

Derr deals drugs, arrested on NIACC campus, gets suspended sentence

On Tuesday, July 24th, North Iowa Area Community College President Debra Derr accompanied her son, 20-year-old, Brennan Robert Derr, to his sentencing hearing for his part in distribution of cocaine…

Deferred judgment handed down in child endangerment case

Deferred judgment handed down in child endangerment case

Vallery Mae Thomas, age 21, of Mason City will serve no jail time on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and child endangerment. The charges are in…

“Biggest, meanest and most powerful” monster trucks dazzle Franklin County Fair

“Biggest, meanest and most powerful” monster trucks dazzle Franklin County Fair

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – The saying “In like a Lion, out like a Lamb” would not discribe the way the Franklin County Fair ended.  The roar of…

Two Clear Lake men face immigration charges following assault

Two Clear Lake men face immigration charges following assault

MASON CITY – According to a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s media report, shortly before 1:30pm on Tuesday law enforcement arrested two Clear Lake men on warrants at their apartment listed…

Latham: Obama over-regulating economy

Latham: Obama over-regulating economy

From Rep. Tom Latham – Every day in Washington, armies of federal bureaucrats are drawing up new regulations that impact our economy.  While some regulations serve a legitimate purpose by…

Mason City Council to hold work session today

Mason City Council to hold work session today

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council and Mayor will hold a work session Tuesday at 4 PM at City Hall, second floor conference room. On the agenda, the council…

Iowa State Brings Back Billboard Campaign

Iowa State Brings Back Billboard Campaign

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa State University Athletics Department announced today that it is bringing back one of the department’s most popular prior marketing initiatives by unveiling a new billboard campaign…

Possible party leads to police and ambulance visit

Possible party leads to police and ambulance visit

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – Around 6:45 pm Monday evening, an ambulance was dispatched to 309 North Adams for an unresponsive female. The ambulance arrived…

Alliant Energy to cycle appliances, and urges energy conservation

Alliant Energy to cycle appliances, and urges energy conservation

During continued heat wave, utility urges customers to conserve energy –  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – July 24, 2012 – Interstate Power and Light Co. (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, announced…

Supervisors met Tuesday morning

Supervisors met Tuesday morning

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY -The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Tuesday morning at their regular meeting at the courthouse. They selected a new polling place for Mason City…

Female doctors grapple with salary inequity

By Allyn Gaestel, The Philadelphia Inquirer – PHILADELPHIA — Jo Buyske recalls her salary negotiations in 1998to become chief of surgery at Philadelphia’s Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. A male colleague…

Wind farm rises on Alaskan island

By Lisa Demer, McClatchy Newspapers – FIRE ISLAND, Alaska — Look hard to the west from mainland Anchorage. The horizon is changing fast. Tall towers are rising up on Fire…

Mexico takes flight as hub for aerospace industry

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers – QUERETARO, Mexico — In one part of this central Mexico city, technicians overhaul commercial aircraft engines and landing gear. Across town, engineers assemble fuselages…

Progress Iowa to Congressman Latham: ‘We Want Our Money Back’

Progress Iowa to Congressman Latham: ‘We Want Our Money Back’

Petition drive launched at LathamBailout.com to return the $2.4 million borrowed by his family bank and never paid back –  DES MOINES, IOWA — Progress Iowa today launched a petition…

Mason City man nabbed on theft warrant

Mason City man nabbed on theft warrant

by Jody Spear and KellyMeyer – MASON CITY – Around 5:30 PM Monday, the Mason City Police Department was chasing a wanted man in the vicinity of 5th and 6th…

Child advocates welcome Penn State’s $60 million fine

By Mike Dawson, McClatchy Newspapers – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The NCAA’s sanctions came down hard on Penn State, but one of them is being touted as a victory for…

Anaheim residents angry after rash of officer-involved shootings

By Nicole Santa Cruz and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times – ANAHEIM, Calif. — A recent uptick in officer-involved shootings in Anaheim has prompted outrage from residents concerned about police…

Rebekah Brooks, seven others to be charged in phone-hacking scandal

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times – LONDON — Prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against eight people in connection with Britain’s phone-hacking scandal, including a onetime confidant of media baron…

Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies at 61 after bout with cancer

Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies at 61 after bout with cancer

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Former NASA astronaut Sally K. Ride, a Stanford-educated physicist who used her clout to inspire generations of…

Mercy welcomes new doctor

Mercy welcomes new doctor

MASON CITY – Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa is welcoming a new doctor. According to their Facebook page, Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa, along with Neurosurgery of North…

Jan Laue elected President of the Iowa Alliance of Retired Americans

Jan Laue elected President of the Iowa Alliance of Retired Americans

From the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO – The Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans, held their annual convention, July 11, 2012 at the Meadows (Prairie Meadows) in Altoona. Don Rowan…

Death notice: Robert Dean Wiley, 82

Robert “Bob” Deane Wiley, 82, of 1502 9th St. S.W., Mason City, IA, died Monday, July 23, 2012 at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.  Condolences may be shared with the…

Obit: Margaret ‘Peggy’ Moore-Frazee-Guynn, 65

Obit: Margaret ‘Peggy’ Moore-Frazee-Guynn, 65

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Moore-Frazee-Guynn, 65, of 51 Cedar Terrace St., Charles City died July 22, 2012 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday July 25,…

Twins fall to White Sox

Twins fall to White Sox

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – CHICAGO – Scout summits take place at ballparks across the major leagues at this time of year, and there was…

Cardinals’ Berkman may not play as much

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Ten days into his return from knee surgery, Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman has felt his timing start to return…

Phil Rogers: Tigers’ deal swings balance of power in AL Central

By Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Checkmate? That’s not a word you really can use in baseball, especially not on July 24. But the Tigers’ trade with the…

Erickson took NCAA’s deal rather than accept ‘death penalty’

By Chip Minemyer, McClatchy Newspapers – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Faced with the prospect of the death penalty for his school’s football program, Rodney Erickson signed the agreement announced Monday…

Greg Cote: NCAA justice fits the crime, offers relief

By Greg Cote, McClatchy Newspapers – MIAMI — There was an almost visceral satisfaction in hearing the NCAA president on Monday recite the severe punishment against Penn State and its…

Cardinals fall to Dodgers again

Cardinals fall to Dodgers again

By Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — It didn’t take long for the afterglow from the St. Louis Cardinals’ jubilant sweep of the rival Chicago Cubs over…

Huey Lewis & The News still have that soul

By Melissa Ruggieri, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ATLANTA — Huey Lewis & the News were ubiquitous in the ‘80s. A band that, at its core, revered blues, doo-wop and soul…

IRS to consider tightening election spending rules for nonprofits

By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — After more than a year of needling the Internal Revenue Service to tighten standards for election spending by nonprofit groups, advocates…

NCAA penalties stun Penn State students

By Matt Morgan, McClatchy Newspapers – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Loud groans echoed through the HUB-Robeson Center lounge Monday as NCAA President Mark Emmert announced each sanction against Penn State.…

Jeremy Lin says he’s regaining his bearings

By Marcus Thompson II, Contra Costa Times – As he looked back on the craziest year he could imagine, Bay Area native Jeremy Lin conceded to the truth of hindsight.…

Florida State picked to win ACC title

By Susan Miller Degnan, McClatchy Newspapers – GREENSBORO, N.C. — Florida State, which has not won an ACC title since 2005, was the consensus choice by the media to win…

Bryan Burwell: Ben Johnson battered track’s image at 1988 Olympics

By Bryan Burwell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Sometimes when you’re in the midst of a tumultuous moment, it’s difficult to peer outside the storm and consider what a particular event…

‘We have been rocked,’ State College community leaders say

‘We have been rocked,’ State College community leaders say

By Jessica Vanderkolk and Matt Carroll, McClatchy Newspapers – STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Centre County Commissioner Steve Dershem said the NCAA acted as “judge, jury and executioner for the entire…

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