Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010


Home » 2015 » March » 31

Clear Lake now taking apps for police chief

Clear Lake now taking apps for police chief

CLEAR LAKE – The city of Clear Lake is moving ahead with the search for a permanent police chief. Interim Chief Rex McChesney passed away in December of last year.…

Cyclone guard Naz Long to undergo hip surgery

Cyclone guard Naz Long to undergo hip surgery

AMES – Iowa State guard Naz Long will have arthroscopic surgery performed on his left hip Wednesday morning to alleviate chronic pain that worsened throughout his junior season. The surgery…

Nancy Pelosi ecstatic that U.S. will work with U.N. to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Nancy Pelosi ecstatic that U.S. will work with U.N. to cut greenhouse gas emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement today following an announcement by the White House that the United States will submit a proposal to the 2015 U.N.…

President Obama commutes sentences of 22 drug offenders, including 3 from Iowa

President Obama commutes sentences of 22 drug offenders, including 3 from Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama granted commutations of sentence to 22 individuals, including three from Iowa. According to the White House, the President is “building on his commitment…

Mason City man charged with sexual assault nearly a year after alleged crime took place

Mason City man charged with sexual assault nearly a year after alleged crime took place

MASON CITY – A North Iowa man has been charged with sexual assault in Mason City nearly a year after the alleged crime was committed. Mason City police confirmed today…

Clear Lake man who broke into Mason City woman’s house gets deferred judgement

Clear Lake man who broke into Mason City woman’s house gets deferred judgement

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man received a deferred judgement in a felony burglary case. Daniel Franken, age 24, was originally charged with felony second degree burglary in connection…

Mason City woman guilty of domestic abuse

Mason City woman guilty of domestic abuse

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman pleaded guilty to domestic abuse assault this month and is serving a 2 day jail term. Nadia Noel Contreras, age 38, was arrested…

Small child injured after being struck by car in Mason City

Small child injured after being struck by car in Mason City

MASON CITY – Police said Tuesday that they are investigating an incident Monday evening where a woman struck a 2-year-old child with her car. According to police, on Monday evening…

Governor applauds Senate passage of anti-bullying bill

Governor applauds Senate passage of anti-bullying bill

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today applauded the Iowa State Senate for passing Senate File 345, a bill that works to prevent…

Health department expert asks: “What’s your plan for severe weather?”

Health department expert asks: “What’s your plan for severe weather?”

Submitted by: Jodi Willemsen, Acute Infectious Disease, Epidemiology & Preparedness Service Manager – Spring is here… although Mother Nature has us guessing otherwise lately! While spring may bring back the…

Grant helps sponsor after school program in Rockford

Grant helps sponsor after school program in Rockford

“The ASK program has been ongoing for six years”, director Deb Kadera, was quoted as saying. “We expect anywhere from 2 to 15 kids – but always plan for 15…

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal: “Let’s turn attention to responsibly funding Iowa schools again”

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal: “Let’s turn attention to responsibly funding Iowa schools again”

Statement by Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs after sending School Start Date compromise (SF 227) to the Governor’s desk: “When it comes to the school start date, Governor…

Tuttle named to Wooden Award All-America Team

Tuttle named to Wooden Award All-America Team

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2015 John R. Wooden Award All Americans on a 30-minute show on ESPNU on March 30. Selected by nearly…

Mason City woman given deferred judgement for stealing from mall store

Mason City woman given deferred judgement for stealing from mall store

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who faced a felony theft charge for stealing from a store she worked at was given a deferred judgement and must pay thousands…