Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Build Your Online Presence
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the North Iowa Region
Got odd jobs in Charles City?
Mowing lawns, trimming, sweeping sidewalks, take out trash
Call Scott, 641-228-0138
Founded October 1, 2010

Home » 2014 » April » 01

Nashua man arrested in Charles City for drunk driving

Nashua man arrested in Charles City for drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Nashua man was arrested last week in Charles City for drunk driving. Charles City police reported that on March 21 at about 4:44 PM and officer…

Supervisor candidate Casey Callanan announces campaign website, Facebook page

Supervisor candidate Casey Callanan announces campaign website, Facebook page

CLEAR LAKE – Casey Callanan, Republican candidate for 2nd district Cerro Gordo county Supervisor, said today that his campaign’s website and Facebook page are up and running, and he hopes…

Delores Dodge wins $25,000 playing the “Bingo Boxes” lottery game

Delores Dodge wins $25,000 playing the “Bingo Boxes” lottery game

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Mason City woman credits good luck for her $25,000 lottery win. “I feel like I’m on a lucky streak right now because I think people…

Casey’s to build second distribution center

ANKENY – Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ symbol CASY) today announced that it plans to break ground on the Company’s second distribution center in November 2014. The facility will be…

Man dead after trading shots with Northeast Iowa police officer Tuesday morning

Man dead after trading shots with Northeast Iowa police officer Tuesday morning

MAQUOKETA, IOWA – An Iowa police officer was shot Tuesday morning as he conducted a traffic stop. At approximately 2:51 AM on April 1, 2014, A Maquoketa Police Officer stopped…

Arneson appointed Interim Corridor President

Arneson appointed Interim Corridor President

NORTH IOWA – The North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation today announced that Shaun Arneson, Corridor Vice President of Existing Business & Project Management, will serve as Interim President of…

River City Sports Festival organizers add flat-track roller derby to lineup

MASON CITY – Ernest “The Cat” Miller, former WCW Superstar and commissioner of the River City Sports Festival [RCSF], an amateur multi-sport competition being held May 9–11, 2014, in Mason City, Iowa,…

Annual Poetry Festival to be held April 6 at MCHS

Annual Poetry Festival to be held April 6 at MCHS

MASON CITY – The Mason City High School 9th and 10th grade Honors English Program would like to extend an invitation to the community to join them in celebrating poets…

Woman who helped rob bank caught stealing at Wal-Mart

Woman who helped rob bank caught stealing at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – Spending just one year in prison may have failed at rehabilitating a Mason City woman who helped rob a bank two years ago, as she was caught…

Obamacare website struggles to take applications on deadline date

Obamacare website struggles to take applications on deadline date

NIT – The Obamacare website – Healthcare.gov – struggled to take applications and shut down unexpectedly Monday as people swarmed the site on the final day to get health care…

North Iowa man injured in single-vehicle accident

North Iowa man injured in single-vehicle accident

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man was hospitalized after a single-vehicle accident Tuesday morning. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office said that Tuesday morning at about 7:02 AM, deputies…

Branstad to sign Newton Speedway bill into law Wednesday in Newton

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad announced Monday that he will sign Senate File 2341, an Act relating to the rebate of sales tax imposed and collected at an automobile…

Iowa Supreme Court Justices to meet with Toledo area students

Iowa Supreme Court Justices to meet with Toledo area students

DES MOINES – On Wednesday, April 9 at 1:15 p.m., Iowa Supreme Court Justice Brent Appel will meet with students during Tama County Government Day at the Reinig Center, 1007…

NATO celebrates anniversaries of new members, opens door for more

WASHINGTON – The North Atlantic Council (NATO) today celebrates the anniversaries of the latest three rounds of NATO enlargement: the fifteenth anniversary of the accession of the Czech Republic, Hungary…

Senator Grassley answers questions on EPA

Senator Grassley answers questions on EPA

From Senator Charles Grassley – Q: Does the Environmental Protection Agency have jurisdiction over waterways on Iowa farms? A: Congress writes environmental laws to set in place policies that protect…

Panther D-lineman Xavier Williams looks to lead defense

Panther D-lineman Xavier Williams looks to lead defense

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications By Michael Haller, UNI Athletic Communications Intern Player Profile: #98 Defensive linemen Xavier Williams – Grandview, Mo. product, Xavier Williams is looking to lead the Panthers…

UN calls for more peacekeepers in Central African Republic

UN calls for more peacekeepers in Central African Republic

NEW YORK – With the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui having relapsed into wider violence, the United Nations human rights office today urged States to support the world…

UN expert heads to UK to investigate violence against women

UN expert heads to UK to investigate violence against women

LONDON – Domestic and sexual violence, sexual bullying and harassment, forced and early marriages, and female genital mutilation – all these issues and more will be on the docket as…