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Sculpture removed … by who is unclear

Part of two arms still remain of the sculpture “Jumping Through Hoops” that was located at the intersection of State Street and Federal Avenue.

MASON CITY – Jacque Frazee can’t be thrilled about what happened to his sculpture that used to be in Mason City.

Frazee is the artist who created the “Jumping Through Hoops” sculpture that was placed outside Moorman Clothiers as part of Mason City’s new Sculpture Walk, just installed this past September.

Thing is, his sculpture is now gone.  Only two sharp, jagged stumps remain of the arms that used to support the rest of the sculpture.  It appears that the sculpture was broken right off and then taken away.

However, Mason City police said Sunday, after a few phone calls, that the statue had only been “bent” but they also said that it was “vandalized” and that someone may have “hung on it.”

Police said that they had spoken with Mason City Chamber of Commerce Director Robin Anderson on Sunday and that the Chamber had the sculpture removed to be repaired.  It wasn’t immediately clear when the damage to the statue was done and when the Chamber had the statue “removed.”

Police said the statue was removed until it could be “fixed.”

As a condition of installing the sculptures, Anderson’s “non-profit” group must carry $1,000,000 / occurrence and $2,000,000 cumulative insurance coverage and list the City as an alternate insured.

If you have information or witnessed vandalism to this sculpture, please call the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636.

Dave Frenz admiring the scultpure “Jumping Through Hoops” soon after it was installed in September.
Close up of sculpture where it was “removed.”
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