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Iowa men open season with 90-56 trouncing of Hampton

Iowa men open season with 90-56 trouncing of Hampton

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes opened the 2014-2015 basketball season with a 90-56 victory over Hampton, and announced a contract extension for coach Fran McCaffery. Five Hawkeyes scored in…

MC woman arrested on probation violation just weeks after guilty plea

MC woman arrested on probation violation just weeks after guilty plea

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who received a lenient plea deal just weeks ago in a theft and drug case is already accused of contempt of court and…

Guatemalan man deported after second illegal entry to U.S.

Guatemalan man deported after second illegal entry to U.S.

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally re-entered the country and used a false social security number to obtain employment in Buena-Vista County was sentenced on November 4, 2014, to…

Illegal alien who moved to Cedar Falls and stole identity of U.S. citizen sent to prison

Illegal alien who moved to Cedar Falls and stole identity of U.S. citizen sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal alien from Mexico who lived in Cedar Falls and assumed the identity of a United States citizen was sentenced today to more than two years…

Senate Republican Conference elects leadership for 114th Congress

Senate Republican Conference elects leadership for 114th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Republican conference elected the following leadership team for the 114th Session of Congress: Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) as Senate Republican Leader, John Cornyn (R-Texas) as Senate…

Charles Wolf, former Mason City resident, dies at 81

Charles Wolf, former Mason City resident, dies at 81

By Stephen Miller, bloomberg.com (Re-printed at request of local friends) Charles Wolf, a celebrated Apple Inc. analyst at Needham & Co. who jumped to Wall Street after teaching at Columbia…

Hampton woman wins $10K after buying scratch ticket in MC

Hampton woman wins $10K after buying scratch ticket in MC

DES MOINES – The first of 13 top prizes of $10,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s new “Merry Bucks” holiday instant-scratch game was claimed by a northern Iowa woman. Tammy…

Student establishes dance club at Waldorf College

Student establishes dance club at Waldorf College

FOREST CITY – Nigeria native and Waldorf College freshman Aminat Oke took the initiative to create The Rhythmic Steppers, a student dance organization, on campus with one goal in mind…

Op-ed: The Ultimate Price of Nicotine Use

Op-ed: The Ultimate Price of Nicotine Use

By: Penny McCaslin, Tobacco Program Coordinator, Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health With the Great American Smoke Out happening on Thursday, November 20th, there will be many advertisements, articles,…

Defense Secretary announces changes to U.S. nuclear deterrent

Defense Secretary announces changes to U.S. nuclear deterrent

By Jim Garamone, DoD News, Defense Media Activity – WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has announced a series of measures to increase investment in America’s nuclear…

WWII vet and wife killed after struck by semi

WWII vet and wife killed after struck by semi

BANCROFT, IA – An Algona couple lost their lives after a three-vehicle accident Thursday in Kossuth county. Edward Foertsch, age 88 and a World War II vet that helped free…

Minnesota man pleads guilty in hotel attack

Minnesota man pleads guilty in hotel attack

MASON CITY – A Minnesota man who came to Clear Lake last spring to meet a woman at a hotel and then allegedly cut her with a knife and confined…

Nora Springs man sent to jail for 17 days after leading cops on chase last summer

Nora Springs man sent to jail for 17 days after leading cops on chase last summer

MASON CITY – A Nora Springs man who successfully eluded law enforcement last July on an ATV and then on foot before he was later caught has been sent to…

Mason City man caught drunk driving for fifth time

Mason City man caught drunk driving for fifth time

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail on a charge of drunk driving for the fifth time. Sidney Arthur Riekens, age 64, was brought to the Cerro…