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City of Mason City claims, submitted 2013-12-19

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report, 12/19/2013 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 313.18 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 9,991.46 AKAY CONSULTING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 6,090.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC…

Convicted sex offender runs from Beje, loses foot race to officers

Convicted sex offender runs from Beje, loses foot race to officers

MASON CITY – A man serving time in the Beje Clark Residential Center was caught by police this week after an apparent getaway attempt. According to police, on December 17th…

C.G. jury convicts Marshalltown man of manslaughter, abuse of corpse

C.G. jury convicts Marshalltown man of manslaughter, abuse of corpse

MASON CITY – The trial of a Marshalltown man accused of first degree murder and abuse of a corpse that was held in Mason City ended with a conviction on…

Single vehicle rollover on Waverly Road injures teen

WAVERLY – At approximately 3:45 pm Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident in the 7900 blk of Waverly Road. On arrival Deputies observed a white 1994 Honda Civic laying…

Catholic Defense League accuses MPR of hiding information in priest sex scandal

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Catholic Defense League called on Minnesota Public Radio to immediately release all pertinent and credible information they have regarding any sexual abuse scandals. “It has…

Iowa man dead after collision on icy road

Iowa man dead after collision on icy road

WAYNE COUNTY, IA – An Iowa man is dead and another injured after a two-car collision in Southern Iowa early Friday. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol,…

Man sent to prison for sexually abusing toddler and streaming footage of the assault over Internet

Man sent to prison for sexually abusing toddler and streaming footage of the assault over Internet

TRENTON, NJ – An Ocean County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a toddler and streaming footage of the assault over the…

Hoover’s Hatchery wins Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center contest

Hoover’s Hatchery wins Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center contest

MASON CITY – The winner of a small business contest held at the NIACC Pappajohn Center was announced this week. On December 4 the Dream Big Grow Here North Central…

Dem. Iowa Senator says more doubts have been raised about using funds to chase fraudulent voters

Dem. Iowa Senator says more doubts have been raised about using funds to chase fraudulent voters

DES MOINES – Findings from an investigation by Iowa’s State Auditor raises new doubts about Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s use of federal funding for his voter purge campaign.…

UPDATE: Food bank wins $500

UPDATE: Food bank wins $500

From the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank: UPDATE: 2 PM: Thanks everyone. Your likes and your passionate encouraging of others to like our photo helped Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank win $500.…

Man arrested after interfering with traffic stop, charged with felony

Man arrested after interfering with traffic stop, charged with felony

MASON CITY – Police arrested a local man Wednesday after he approached an officer conducting a traffic stop and disrupted his duties. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office,…

Former Des Moines, Iowa police officer indicted for civil rights violation

DES MOINES, IA – Colin Boone, previously employed as an officer of the Des Moines, Iowa Police Department, was indicted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, on the charge of deprivation…

Signs for optimism are returning to the cattle market after years of difficulty, according to Iowa State markets expert

Signs for optimism are returning to the cattle market after years of difficulty, according to Iowa State markets expert

AMES, Iowa – For the first time in years, the pendulum is swinging back toward profitability for the American cattle industry, according to an Iowa State University cattle markets expert.…

Iowans emitted an average of 43.45 metric tons of greenhouse gases per person in 2012

WINDSOR HEIGHTS – According to the DNR’s legislatively mandated “2012 Iowa Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report” Iowa greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) decreased 3.27 percent from 2011 levels, but remains 8.30 percent…

Afghan police seize three weapons caches

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan leaders and a team of national and local police conducted two operations in the Pul-e Alam and Muhammad Agha districts confiscating three weapons caches Dec.…

Six Chinese nationals indicted for stealing trade secrets of U.S. seed companies

DES MOINES, IA – United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt announced the indictment on December 17, 2013, against six Chinese nationals for conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed…

Winnebago Trend earns “Top 2014 RV Debut” from RVBusiness

Winnebago Trend earns “Top 2014 RV Debut” from RVBusiness

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO) earned a “Top 2014 RV Debut” from RVBusiness Magazine for the Company’s Winnebago Trend Class C motorhome. “Just as the North American…

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Union County, Iowa

DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Creston, the county seat of Union County, making this the fifth…

Candlelight Christmas service and soup supper to be held in Forest City

FOREST CITY – Heritage Park of North Iowa will hold a candlelight Christmas Service at Beaver Creek Church at 5 p.m., Dec. 27, 2013, with a soup supper to follow…

Afghan commandos kill insurgent

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan –Afghan National Security Forces killed one insurgent and arrested three others during a clearing operation in Nangarhar province’s Khogyani district Dec. 20. Commandos from 1st Special Operations…