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Mason City police officers help put smiles on needy kids’ faces

Mason City police officers help put smiles on needy kids’ faces

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department made some children very happy with their “Cops for Kids at Christmas” Monday night at…

Mason City / Clear Lake School Districts to review security at schools

Mason City / Clear Lake School Districts to review security at schools

MASON CITY – Mason City and Clear Lake School Superintendent Anita Micich confirmed today that both school districts are reviewing security and emergency preparedness at individual school sites. Micich said…

Winnebago Industries Names Kelli Harms to the position of Marketing and Sales Promotion Manager

Winnebago Industries Names Kelli Harms to the position of Marketing and Sales Promotion Manager

FOREST CITY, IOWA, December 18, 2012 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, has named Kelli Harms to the position of marketing and sales…

Two Chinese Individuals Charged in Scheme to Obtain Controlled Dual-Use American Technology

PORTLAND, OR—U.S. Attorney S. Amanda Marshall, FBI Special Agent in Charge Greg Fowler, and Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Export Enforcement Special Agent in Charge…

Bail Bondsman Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, MO—David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a bail bondsman from Kansas City, Missouri has been sentenced in federal court…

UNI men preparing to take on #20 UNLV on the road

UNI men preparing to take on #20 UNLV on the road

LAS VEGAS – The UNI Panthers men’s basketball team is preparing to take on the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Wednesday at he Thomas & Mack Center. UNI (6-4 overall) will travel…

WBB: Cyclones Get 10th Straight Win over Northern Iowa

WBB: Cyclones Get 10th Straight Win over Northern Iowa

Cyclones Get 10th Straight Win over Northern Iowa – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Hallie Christofferson scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Iowa State (7-1 overall, 0-0 Big 12)…

Harkin, others inroduce “Making Work Pay” tax credit legislation

Harkin, others inroduce “Making Work Pay” tax credit legislation

Harkin, Udall, Sanders Urge Tax Incentives for Working Families – WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) have introduced legislation to support…

Middle Class Iowans in Ames to Deliver Letters and Petitions From Over 450 Iowans to Tom Latham

Ames, Iowa – Today, December 18th at 12:30 p.m., Progress Iowa and local activists will join Iowa taxpayers at Rep. Tom Latham’s office in Ames to deliver letters and petitions…

20 Beautiful Children by Cameo Smith

Re-printed at request of NIT reader – Twas 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate. their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the…

Mercy erects “mock-up fence” so residents can visualize property border

Mercy erects “mock-up fence” so residents can visualize property border

MASON CITY – There used to be just some wooden sticks to look at, painted pink, so anyone interested could see where the re-routed 1st Street SW, just north of…

Iowa Wrestling tops Buffalo, 39-3

Iowa Wrestling tops Buffalo, 39-3

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University of Iowa wrestling team defeated Buffalo, 39-3, Monday night at Alumni Arena. Iowa won nine of 10 bouts and scored bonus points in eights contests…

Steckman: Iowa could see $1.5 billion in surplus funds

Steckman: Iowa could see $1.5 billion in surplus funds

From Representative Sharon Steckman – The state’s non-partisan budget experts, the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC), held their quarterly meeting and increased their estimate for revenue growth from $6.482 billion to…

Prolific supplier of fake green cards arrested after undercover investigation

SEATTLE – A previously deported Mexican national pleaded guilty Monday to making, possessing and selling fraudulent immigration documents, following an undercover probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland…

American Family Association says Sam’s Club, L.L.Bean respond to Naughty or Nice list

After being downgraded on AFA’s Naughty or Nice list last week, Sam’s Club and L.L.Bean responded directly to AFA with positive results, earning them a place on the “Nice” list.…

Kanawha now home to world’s largest paper snowflake

Kanawha now home to world’s largest paper snowflake

Kanawha, Home of the Worldʼs Largest Paper Snowflake – Guinness World Records recently verified Christa Faye Hanson’s paper snowflake record.  The record was set on September 3, at the 2012…

Latham blasts White House plan to retire Iowa F-16s

Latham blasts White House plan to retire Iowa F-16s

Washington, D.C. – Iowa Congressman Tom Latham on Monday blasted U.S. House and Senate Defense reauthorization negotiators for dropping a provision that would have temporarily blocked the White House’s planned…

Jury finds career criminal from St. Paul guilty of possessing a 20-gauge sawed-off shotgun

MINNEAPOLIS – Recently in federal court in St. Paul, a trial jury found a 31-year-old career criminal from St. Paul guilty of possessing a 20-gauge sawed-off shotgun. On December 14,…

RSVP Announces 3 New Advisory Council Members

Three new members have joined the Advisory Council of RSVP, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of North Central Iowa. Dr. Larry D. Hill of Thompson was superintendent of schools…

Mason City police seek purse snatching suspect

Mason City police seek purse snatching suspect

MASON CITY – On 12/05/12 Mason City Police took a report of a purse being stolen.  The victim’s credit cards were then used at several businesses around Mason City.  We…

Grassley: Q&A on the Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

Grassley: Q&A on the Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

Q:    Why is there a production tax credit for wind energy? A:    In 1992, the Energy Policy Act passed by Congress included an amendment I offered to establish a production…

Iowa DOT urges caution as winter weather system approaches and holiday travel picks up

Iowa DOT urges caution as winter weather system approaches and holiday travel picks up

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 18, 2012 – With the anticipation of a busy holiday travel weekend approaching, the Iowa Department of Transportation is cautioning drivers that the first major winter…

Health Department announces first flu case of season

Health Department announces first flu case of season

(Mason City) — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has confirmed a positive case of influenza (flu) in our county. With this recent case, Disease Prevention and Investigation…

Intro to Biotechnology Course Begins January 14 in Charles City

Intro to Biotechnology Course Begins January 14 in Charles City

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College’s Introduction to Biotechnology course will be taught at Charles City High School beginning January 14. The course is offered through a STEM…

UI Baseball: Hawkeyes Release 2013 Schedule

UI Baseball: Hawkeyes Release 2013 Schedule

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head baseball coach Jack Dahm announced the details of the 2013 spring schedule Monday.  The Hawkeyes’ 52-game slate will include 12 games against…

Gang leader sentenced to more than 17 years for child sex trafficking

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Yimmy Pineda-Penado, aka Critico, 22, of Alexandria, Va., was sentenced by United States District Judge Anthony J. Trenga today to 210 months in prison followed by five…

Big Ten enjoys successful fall sports season

Big Ten enjoys successful fall sports season

Park Ridge, Ill. – Big Ten teams enjoyed considerable success during the fall sport season highlighted by a national championship for the Indiana men’s soccer team. The fall season also…