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Robin Anderson: Glad “vandal” is caught

Robin Anderson: Glad “vandal” is caught

MASON CITY – A broken piano apparently brought a tear to Robin Anderson’s eye today. The woman who has scored hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars for her pet projects…

Jeff Horner: “I am ashamed to have graduated from Mason City High School”

Jeff Horner: “I am ashamed to have graduated from Mason City High School”

NIT – Students, parents, teachers, coaches and citizens are not the only ones who are scratching their heads these days at the actions, decisions and seemingly endless financial struggles going…

Annual growth in spending on retail prescription drugs slows

Annual growth in spending on retail prescription drugs slows

WASHINGTON – About half of all Americans reported taking one or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days during 2007-2010, and 1 in 10 took five or more, according…

AT&T to acquire DIRECTV for $50 billion

AT&T to acquire DIRECTV for $50 billion

DALLAS, TEXAS and EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – May 18, 2014 – AT&T (NYSE:T) and DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire DIRECTV…

Iowa women charged with child endangerment for knowingly leaving children with sex offender

Iowa women charged with child endangerment for knowingly leaving children with sex offender

DAVENPORT – Five Quad Cities area women were charged with child endangerment recently after they knowingly left their children under the custody and control of a registered sex offender. Some…

MC School board to meet again Monday; lunch prices set to be escalated

MC School board to meet again Monday; lunch prices set to be escalated

MASON CITY – The regular meeting of the Mason City Board of Education will convene at 5:30 PM in the Board Room of the School Administration Building. The school board…

Barred Mason City driver caught for OWI 3

Barred Mason City driver caught for OWI 3

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested for felony operating while intoxicated late Saturday night. Timothy Dean Smith, age 23, was stopped by a Cerro Gordo deputy at…

City to spray for weeds on downtown city property

City to spray for weeds on downtown city property

MASON CITY – Pending favorable weather conditions, the City of Mason City will be treating the city owned parking lots in the downtown area and city facilities including City Hall,…

Clear Lake man – out on bond for 3rd offense OWI – arrested for domestic assault

Clear Lake man  – out on bond for 3rd offense OWI – arrested for domestic assault

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man was arrested late Saturday for assault. Wayne David Lones, age 34, was booked just after midnight Sunday on a charge of simple domestic…

Des Moines miscreant topples downtown piano

Des Moines miscreant topples downtown piano

MASON CITY – Police allege that a Des Moines man got liquored up and trashed a community piano in the Cultural Crescent. Police said Sunday morning that at about 2:15…

Former Mohawk Dean Oliver is new assistant coach at Illinois State

Former Mohawk Dean Oliver is new assistant coach at Illinois State

NORMAL, ILL. – A legendary former Mohawk basketball player has taken a job with Illinois State as an assistant basketball coach. Dean Oliver said last week via social media that…

US looks to further rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders around the world

US looks to further rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders around the world

WASHINGTON – The US State Department said it has significantly expanded efforts to promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons throughout the world…

Iowa to participate in “Click It or Ticket” campaign

Iowa to participate in “Click It or Ticket” campaign

DES MOINES – The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is reminding the motoring public during May 19 – June 1, Iowa law enforcement agencies will be participating in the National “Click…