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June 30, 2021 at 2:46 pm
The only thing Trump ever put first was Trump!
June 30, 2021 at 1:33 pm
Our country is being divided no matter who you support, Democrats & Republicans causing hate between all people and religion just to get their way. Meanwhile regular people get caught up in the crossfire and hate is spread and in many cases innocent Americans lose their lives.
July 3, 2021 at 12:49 pm
It’s actually Russian-based bots doing that. Putin knows how ignorant, uneducated people there are here. You don’t need a degree to be educated, either, you just need to read a lot. First you have to know how to read, and be sober enought to do it, though.
June 30, 2021 at 1:31 pm
The state court ruled that Facebook is not a “lawless no-man’s-land” and could be held accountable following three Texas-based lawsuits that involved teenage sex traffic victims.
June 30, 2021 at 11:24 am
Don’t forget the usual shit about the stolen election too!
June 30, 2021 at 11:22 am
And Trump never lied? Where do you get that shit that you smoke?
June 30, 2021 at 6:10 pm
Great deflection you moron.
NIT Publisher Reply
June 30, 2021 at 9:27 am
Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank will be closed Monday, July 5th.
June 30, 2021 at 9:32 am
They should close it for good. Most of the people going there can buy their own food or go to work.
June 30, 2021 at 12:50 pm
Do all Q’Anon believers hate poor people or just you?
June 30, 2021 at 1:24 pm
Don’t hate poor people at all. Most can get a job and a paycheck if we quit making it easy on them not to work. The people I can’t stand are lying ass liberals.
June 30, 2021 at 9:25 pm
I think your reasoning is flawed, all due respect. Just because a job is available does not mean people must automatically take it. A lot of employers have been abusing people for years, decades really, and a lot of folks have had enough. They realize their time is more valuable than a bum job for a tiny paycheck. Employers should offer competitive wages and working conditions that entice folk to actually WANT to work there. If the business can’t or won’t do that, they should fold up their tent or invent a new way to run their business without employees.
June 30, 2021 at 10:46 pm
“they should fold up their tent or invent a new way to run their business without employees.”
Then you would piss and moan about having to check yourself out.
June 30, 2021 at 1:28 pm
I see those people lined up for free food and I know a lot of them and they are retired and are able to pay for their own food. Something wrong with the system when you see the new or near new cars and SUV’s they drive. They are playing the system.
July 1, 2021 at 2:09 pm
So because they chose to make a responsible choice and have reliable transportation and probably made sacrifices to get it they are allowed to have hard times? I mean I’ll fish and hunt and lean on friends before I go to the food bank but you’re being a dumb ass about it. Why do you care anyway? Make you mad that off brand canned goods and low quality food is being donated to other ppl? You think somehow if they didn’t get free food and deal with the shame caused by fvckheads like yourself you’d somehow have more money in your pocket? It is all bout money for you apparently cuz lives don’t really matter. I think you and people like you have jobs they hate but have had to go to everyday for decades because you couldn’t use a condom the right way and you despise anyone who doesn’t suffer like you, you call it pride and responsibility but you’re a slave to your choices and your job and it makes you mad to see ppl living life without being as frustrated, angry and hateful as you because you think everyone should suffer how you have or they aren’t doing it right. You’re just an ass
June 30, 2021 at 1:47 pm
Before you start calling people names you should get your head out of your ass and research subjects.
July 2, 2021 at 4:19 pm
Inarticulate. Lol…. Good try but no gold star for you.
June 30, 2021 at 7:25 am
If the corrupt biden regime would uphold immigration laws other states would’nt be sending law inforcement to the southern states that are requesting it. By the way are these illegals arriving in Iowa – 50 state patrolmen to Texas – 500/5000 illegals arrive in Iowa ? Give me a break comrade !
June 30, 2021 at 7:55 am
Most likely Hampton.
June 30, 2021 at 7:19 am
Read the article on Worth County new proposed windmill laws – I see the old former supervisor sort of acting like a lobbyist for the wind mill crowd. Does he own any of the land that will be exempted from these restrictions? Looks like his ties to land in Worth County made him some good money in the past years. Sounded like the spokesman for the wind company more or less said to the the commission that they lacked the intelligence to make any ordinances regarding THEIR windmill farms. Sounds a little socialist if you you know what I mean (bullying) by the way is any foreign investment involved here – say china. Don’t be fooled or conned folks.
July 5, 2021 at 7:21 am
“Sounded like the spokesman for the wind company more or less said to the the commission that they lacked the intelligence to make any ordinances regarding THEIR windmill farms. ”
Go back and reread it, he is saying they don’t have the authority. The wind company’s holds the point of view that they are totally grandfathered no matter what they want to do. That since their “farms” were started before this/these ordinance/s (possibly) voted in, they get to follow the rules in place back when they first started putting up the mills.
June 30, 2021 at 6:11 am
Here in Iowa we have 287 State patrolman, 185 below normal staffing. Sending 50 of those patrolmen for political purposes, compromises the safety of people here in Iowa.
That is equal to an entire night shift in the state. It threatens those in rural communities who depend on the state patrol for backup.
And it would be Insanity to think otherwise.
Blue Wave Reply
June 30, 2021 at 8:00 am
Get yourself a gun to protect your property, and help control the lawbreakers and scofflaws. Aim for center mass.
June 30, 2021 at 8:21 am
Not the worst advice.
June 30, 2021 at 9:30 am
I have several weapons. Time to start carrying again.
July 2, 2021 at 3:45 am
First and foremost, I will not deny any person the right to legally own a gun.
Second my belief in non-violence, restricts me from purchasing a firearm that is meant to kill people. It is not my job to play judge and jury to others.
I depend on law enforcement to protect the citizens that they are chartered to protect.
June 30, 2021 at 8:23 am
It’s sheer comedy sending a patrolmen from Iowa many hundreds of miles away to defend states with way larger populations with actual expertise in dealing with border issues. But hey, Kim might have been drinking again when she dreamed this up, who knows?
June 30, 2021 at 4:25 am
Hey little Mattie Markwart, as MC’s resident douchebag are going to run for City Council again?
Third times a charm to get your ass kicked one more time.
The first time you got your sorry ass kicked by the stupidest person to ever sit on the MC Council,
one Janet Solberg. Damn how much of dumbass do you have to be to get beaten by that idiot?
Second time you got your ass handed to you by a geriatric retread,John Jaszewski.
Last time that you ran you promised to hold open public forums, but that never happened.
But no one was surprised at that, as everyone is wise to your lies & bullshit..
June 30, 2021 at 8:25 am
Oh hey it’s the landlord again, cool. Could I get some maintenance in here (inside your head) the doors and windows are all locked up tight and no air circulates due to how empty the dwelling is… thanks for the free domicile and the luscious page view$.
June 30, 2021 at 12:08 pm
Typical little Mattie response.
This is what he does when he has nothing to come back with to counter any comments.
You notice that he never addressed or denies his lies about holding an open public forum.
But then again that is to be expected as he is very lame & incompetent. That is why he got his ass kicked in City elections and also why he only has this shitpit of a website and a lame ass web design that is pathetic.
I kick in some page view$ there little Mattie because even you are in need of some pity, even though you are a self-made dickhead.
You always rely on others to support your pathetic life, like when you begged for and mooched $30,000 from MC taxpayers.
Hell, you even had to get your Mommy to finance your last election run.
Markwart, you need to get rid of your panties, put on some big boy pants and grow a pair.
June 30, 2021 at 8:13 pm
( thought Matt’s reply was spot on. You clearly have a thing for him.
July 2, 2021 at 3:38 am
You would think that.
It is difficult to think clearly when you have your head up Markwart’s ass.
July 2, 2021 at 4:17 pm
Not true. I wouldn’t know him if I ran into him on the street. I just like people who don’t religiously follow someone who tells them what to think.
June 30, 2021 at 11:41 am
At least he has the balls to back his beliefs with actions. I doubt that you do. You’d just rather sit around and bitch.
June 30, 2021 at 12:06 pm
Not quite, Markwart doesn’t have any balls.
And you really should remove your lips that are firmly affixed to Mattie’s sorry ass.
June 30, 2021 at 6:13 pm
Nice deflection, you moron. Do you do anything but come to this site to call the owner names?
June 29, 2021 at 6:14 pm
Sorry but you are wrong. The executive they are charging now is going to cooperate with the DA’s office as they pursue more serious charges.https://www.democracynow.org/2021/6/28/headlines/manhattan_district_attorney_set_to_file_criminal_charges_against_trump_organization
June 29, 2021 at 5:33 pm
June 29, 2021 at 3:08 pm
The left were the ones bailing out criminal rioters and calling them peaceful protesters just watching the mainstream media defend the riots and criminalize the police officers. They still do it on every station.
June 29, 2021 at 3:07 pm
The democrats started that crap about wanting to refund the police. No just like everything else they screw up on they want to blame Republicans for their mistakes or either blame climate control
June 29, 2021 at 6:23 pm
Why did they want to refund the police? Did the police overpay on something? Or did you mean re-fund which means to fund again?
June 29, 2021 at 8:05 pm
your one smart guy catching that misspelled word, you must be an expert on the keyboard.
June 30, 2021 at 6:18 pm
I am pretty good on the keyboard. Does your moniker refer to your hair, your political affiliation or your sad personality?
July 4, 2021 at 12:12 pm
June 29, 2021 at 3:03 pm
Democrats don’t get embarrassed. One has to have a sense of shame to get embarrassed, and to have a sense of shame, one has to have a sense of what is right and wrong. Democrats are not qualified in that area.
Democrats really need a large group of extremely stupid people to believe anything they say. It was the Democrats who screamed throughout 2020 to defund the police on every mainstream media network. It was Democrat politicians in DNC-controlled cities that voted to defund the police. You have to have a very short memory to believe anything from the Democrat cult.
June 29, 2021 at 6:25 pm
“Democrats really need a large group of extremely stupid people to believe anything they say” If that is true, they better start recruiting the trumpanzees. They don’t have a clue.
June 29, 2021 at 3:02 pm
Liberals will never learn. Criminals do not obey the law and they prey on the unprotected. You cannot fix stupid.
June 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm
You are completely wrong, the Maderna and Fiser shots work very well against the Delta variant. The Johnson, not so much although it will help you to not get as sick. Get your acts straight.
June 29, 2021 at 5:29 pm
Here’s some facts for you, The World Health Organization’s decision to encourage those who are fully vaccinated to wear masks as a result of the highly transmissible Delta variant is “a good idea,” according to University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix’s Dr. Shad Marvasti. Here we go again!!!
June 29, 2021 at 2:39 pm
It’s an American team, kick her off.
June 29, 2021 at 5:25 pm
They won’t kick her off and they will bow down to the political correctness tribe.
June 29, 2021 at 12:25 pm
Why would the cia/fbi/dept of no justice want Tucker off the air? PS that was a TRICK QUESTION according to sippy cup.
July 3, 2021 at 12:56 pm
They just want him to stop lying about them, and everything else.
June 29, 2021 at 9:55 am
Don’t support the RNC. They didn’t stand behind Trump. Biden did not win
the 2020 election and the RNC turned their head at the fraud. I support Trump NOT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!
Hey Jen do you even know what you are talking about. Raggedy Anne at it again lies and deceives the public….her deception is so obvious, she should be ashamed of herself, but nooo, the money that she makes is too good…..I hope your parents see you in all your filthy lying, your one lost soul.
June 29, 2021 at 9:54 am
Both Biden and Harris should be impeached for failure to go ANYTHING to stop the invasion of illegals into America!
June 29, 2021 at 9:52 am
We do not need a federal government power grab.
June 29, 2021 at 9:51 am
Federal overreach into our elections is unacceptable. It violates our original constitutional arrangement.
The Left is already pushing an even worse bill, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Do not let the bill’s name fool you. It is not a civil rights bill. It is an attempt to strip states of their powers to govern and run their own elections. It is still a massive federal takeover of elections. It would put ideologically radical bureaucrats at the Department of Justice in charge of every single detail of our elections.
June 30, 2021 at 8:39 am
States can run clean elections within the law but not Bizarro World elections where outcomes are thrown out by a political party which doesn’t like the outcome (they lost) like Trump and his Q freaks have tried to do.
June 29, 2021 at 9:50 am
Nearly 4 in 10 (38%) Americans say they are still wearing a mask about as often as they did before – including 41% of those who have been vaccinated. Vaccinated Democrats (51%) being more likely than vaccinated Republicans (23%) to wear masks with the same frequency. Can it be because Democrats have a lot more to hide?
June 29, 2021 at 11:10 am
They do not want you to see them smirking
June 29, 2021 at 6:16 pm
Hello bot. I see you are back at it. Eventually Town Hall is going to start charging you for stealing all their stories.
July 3, 2021 at 12:58 pm
no it’s because so many repugs smell so bad
June 28, 2021 at 7:26 pm
NY Election Raises Red Flags: Poll Watchers Find *MORE* Ballots Than Voters
June 28, 2021 at 7:35 pm
June 29, 2021 at 8:11 am
Read the news, you can read can’t you?
June 29, 2021 at 8:34 am
I don’t read Izvestia.
June 29, 2021 at 9:47 am
If there was no fraud, WHY ARE THEY FIGHTING THE AUDIT SO HARD?!?!?!
June 29, 2021 at 10:13 am
Because they want to commit fraud with a scam audit!
June 29, 2021 at 11:08 am
not with the world watching now
June 29, 2021 at 2:27 pm
never bothered them before they just keep repeating lies
June 30, 2021 at 8:40 am
Those auditors are close to jail cells at this time, stay tuned for the headlines and mug shots.
June 28, 2021 at 7:14 pm
Biden SUPPORTS Olympian who trashed America, Gwen Berry.
June 29, 2021 at 9:57 am
Does it really matter what some athlete did, other than evidently annoy the hell out of you?
June 29, 2021 at 11:07 am
kinda like bitin the hand that feeds you isn’t it?
June 30, 2021 at 8:03 am
It’s called, disrespect!
July 1, 2021 at 2:15 pm
Any other time no. Just another poor athlete trying to lean on social justice to gain traction before she washes out of her sport like keppernick. As an athlete representing the United States of america in the world stage? Absolutely she is a piece of shit. She should be bounced out of any and all national leagues and her sponsorships stripped. She is just a self important dick trying to make sure she’s seen and maybe make a dime off the stupid she is expressing. She is a stupid woman.
July 1, 2021 at 2:33 pm
No, she isn’t stupid, she is a brave woman. She stood up for a cause she believes in, knowing the backlash from some would be cruel and harsh. Until this country figures out that racism is prevalent here, we will continue to have people speaking up and speaking out. Go USA!
June 30, 2021 at 6:20 pm
Exactly what did she do to “trash” America?
June 28, 2021 at 2:31 pm
So much for peace
June 28, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Those who do not show respect to our U.S. Flag, Symbol of our great and generous Nation should not represent our Nation in Olympic and other world competitions in sports or technology, etc…
So quit the team that REPRESENTS AMERICA, and stop grifting off of the country and people you claim to hate. What a disgusting way to make a living.
June 29, 2021 at 10:01 am
Nah. We fought wars so people could express themselves. Rational judges rule all the time you can criticize your country and government (like the founders did) – unlike in places like China or Russia… maybe you’d like it better there? Love it or leave it, bud.
June 29, 2021 at 9:53 pm
Is it patriotic to hump a flag? Is it patriotic to wrap a flag around your body? Is it patriotic to use a flag to beat policemen? Is it?! Gwen Barry did not disrespect the flag or our nation.
July 1, 2021 at 2:34 pm
It’s ok only if it is Donald J (stands for joke) Trump.
June 28, 2021 at 2:29 pm
The federal government should not be funding nor contributing to the indoctrination of #CriticalRaceTheory.
June 30, 2021 at 6:21 pm
Yeah, right, cuz history doesn’t matter.
July 4, 2021 at 12:44 am
History does matter, not the teaching of racism to children. Critical Race Theory is racism that promotes more racism. It does not help to break the cycle, it strengthens and perpetuates it.
June 28, 2021 at 2:27 pm
The liberal propaganda machine is working hard to manipulate the population.
That’s what Dems do… ALL TALK NO ACTUAL ACTION THEN BLAMES OTHERS!!!
June 28, 2021 at 2:26 pm
Unprofessional?” Freedom of Speech is still a constitutional right! Pay attention…….this right is basically denied for anyone who goes against the socialist liberal democrats. If you don’t believe that, you aren’t “paying attention” or you are eat up with apathy and stupidity.
June 28, 2021 at 2:25 pm
Ban ” woke” Generals from the Military. They are the “enemy”. They don’t care? We don’t either! Pack up your gear young people, join the Military, take their places!
June 28, 2021 at 10:09 am
Hey little Mattie Markwart, as MC’s resident douchebag are going to run for City Council again?
Third times a charm to get your ass kicked one more time.
The first time you got your sorry ass kicked by the stupidest person to ever sit on the MC Council,
one Janet Solberg. Damn how much of dumbass do you have to be to get beaten by that idiot?
Second time you got your ass handed to you by a geriatric retread,John Jaszewski.
Last time that you ran you promised to hold open public forums, but that never happened.
But no one was surprised at that, as everyone is wise to your lies & bullshit.
June 28, 2021 at 1:10 pm
Why don’t you run? Then we would have 2 douchebags running against each other.
June 29, 2021 at 9:58 am
Dang, I really like where I live, but if I can also live rent free inside your head like this, at least remodel the place, it smells like an old shoe in here (lol)
June 26, 2021 at 7:56 pm
Free ice cream for all….
June 26, 2021 at 1:55 pm
There are 4 real branches of the US Military.
The US Army
The US Marines
The US Navy
and The US Coast Guard.
The US Air Force really are drag queens.
June 26, 2021 at 10:55 am
School Boards run by Politically correct people, Concern more about resumes than the Children.
June 26, 2021 at 6:22 pm
June 27, 2021 at 8:10 am
June 26, 2021 at 10:54 am
Once the US military was a force that could win. Right now: make very sure you do not enter any conflict! Because you will not be successful.
Are our Military bought and paid for like our politicians, bureaucrats and Media?
June 28, 2021 at 7:22 pm
Why don’t you ask them if this is really a question? Because you know you’ll get your a** kicked, that’s why.
June 26, 2021 at 10:53 am
We need to charge politicians for not keeping their oath: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
June 26, 2021 at 5:36 pm
Charge them with what crime, exactly?
June 26, 2021 at 10:20 pm
If their oath was ever enforced, most of both parties would be in prison.
June 28, 2021 at 7:44 pm
Republicans have had it with Trump.
THE DEMOS ARE SCARED SPITLESS ABOUT THE ARIZONA RECOUNT. DEMOS FEAR THE DOMINOES WILL START FALLING WHEN THE OTHER 5 SWING STATES WANT RECOUNTS TO PROVE VOTER FRAUD PUT BIDEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
June 26, 2021 at 5:37 pm
The AZ “recount” is a complete trainwreck that will probably result in criminal charges for the morons conducting it. Check back later for the headlines.
June 27, 2021 at 9:28 am
Even if-and it won’t- the recount shows trump won Arizona by 25 million votes, it doesn’t matter. The vote was certified and can’t be changed.
June 27, 2021 at 10:08 am
June 28, 2021 at 2:12 pm
We can change anything if we really want too.
June 26, 2021 at 10:13 am
(To be published between June 30, 2021 and July 15, 2021)
NOTICE OF BOND SALE
Time and Place of Sealed Bids: Bids for the sale of Bonds of the City of Mason City, State of Iowa, hereafter described, must be received at the office of the City Administrator, City Hall, 10 First Street NW, Mason City, Iowa 50401-3224; Telephone 641-421-3600 (the “Issuer”) in accordance with the official Terms of Offering, on the 20th day of July, 2021. The bids will then be publicly opened and referred for action to the meeting of the City Council in conformity with the Terms of Offering.
The Bonds: The Bonds to be offered are the following:
GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 2021A, in the amount of $3,950,000*, to be dated August 18, 2021* (the “Bonds”). Bids to be received before 10:30 A.M. C.D.T.
TAXABLE GENERAL OBLIGATION URBAN RENEWAL BONDS, SERIES 2021B, in the amount of $8,185,000*, to be dated August 18, 2021* (the “Bonds”). Bids to be received before 11:00 A.M. C.D.T.
(Collectively, “the Bonds”).
*Subject to principal adjustment pursuant to official Terms of Offering.
Manner of Bidding: Open bids will not be received. Bids will be received in any of the following methods:
• Sealed Bidding: Sealed bids may be submitted and will be received at the office of the City Administrator at City Hall, 10 First Street Nw, Mason City, Iowa 50401-3224.
• Electronic Internet Bidding: Electronic internet bids will be received at the office of the City Administrator at City Hall, 10 First Street Nw, Mason City, Iowa 50401-3224. The bids must be submitted through the SPEERAUCTION competitive bidding system.
• Electronic Facsimile Bidding: Electronic facsimile bids will be received by the City’s Municipal Advisor, Speer Financial, Inc., Waterloo, Iowa (facsimile number: (319) 291-8628). Electronic facsimile bids will be treated as sealed bids.
Consideration of Bids: After the time for receipt of bids has passed, the close of sealed bids will be announced. Sealed bids will then be publicly opened and announced. Finally, electronic internet bids will be accessed and announced.
Sale and Award: The sale and award of the Bonds will be held at a meeting of the City Council on July 20, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. It is possible that the meeting may be held electronically. Please see the City’s website and the agenda for additional details.
Official Statement: The Issuer has issued an Official Statement of information pertaining to the Bonds to be offered, including a statement of the Terms of Offering and an Official Bid Form, which is incorporated by reference as a part of this notice. The Official Statement may be obtained by request addressed to the City Clerk, City Hall, 10 First Street NW, Mason City, Iowa 50401-3224; Telephone 641-421-3600 or the Issuer’s Municipal Advisor, Speer Financial, Inc., 531 Commercial Street, Waterloo, Iowa, 50703, Telephone: 319-291-2077.
Terms of Offering: All bids shall be in conformity with and the sale shall be in accordance with the Terms of Offering as set forth in the Official Statement.
Legal Opinion: The Bonds will be sold subject to the opinion of Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., Attorneys of Des Moines, Iowa, as to the legality and their opinion will be furnished together with the printed Bonds without cost to the purchaser and all bids will be so conditioned. Except to the extent necessary to issue their opinion as to the legality of the Bonds, the attorneys will not examine or review or express any opinion with respect to the accuracy or completeness of documents, materials or statements made or furnished in connection with the sale, issuance or marketing of the Bonds.
Rights Reserved: The right is reserved to reject any or all bids, and to waive any irregularities as deemed to be in the best interests of the public.
By order of the City Council of the City of Mason City, State of Iowa.
City Clerk, City of Mason City, State of Iowa
(End of Notice)
Donkey > Elephant Reply
June 25, 2021 at 9:34 pm
thank God Joe Biden is President. hopefully that orange Trainwreck ends up broke and in a courtroom soon
June 26, 2021 at 10:44 am
There is no place , in our country, for domestic terrorism. The fffffking left complain about January 6th but not the 3 plus years of riots, chaos, destruction, murder……etc that we Americans had to deal with.
June 26, 2021 at 10:46 am
Every state should stand up and tell Biden where to shove his executive orders! He thinks he’s a DICTATOR! Well actually, HE DOESN’T THINK ON HIS OWN AT ALL!!
June 25, 2021 at 5:41 pm
Chauvin going away for decades makes me imagine George smiling down from heaven as some piping hot justice is served.
June 26, 2021 at 7:53 pm
Thought he was smilin cuz he was drug free
June 25, 2021 at 4:32 pm
Biden does not have the mental acuity to run this country. Who is pulling his strings? Who is running this country in the background?
June 25, 2021 at 10:47 pm
Well, for most of trump’s presidency, the right always pointed to the economy – Look how good it’s going! Trump’s a businessman. How’s your IRA doing? Like more money in your paycheck? Then came covid and it tanked. One of trump’s election harangues dealt with how great he built the economy and if Biden was elected, it would tank again. The stock market was his barometer and it just keeps going up. but you don’t say sh*t about that.
June 26, 2021 at 8:25 am
Tell ya what retard…excuse me, retread, you will have no problem donating your brain as it has never been used.
June 28, 2021 at 2:20 pm
Progressives were openly racist, called for (and, in some cases managed to do it) the forced sterilization of people they deemed unworthy of reproduction either through mental illness, low IQ, or skin color, and firmly believed in their own moral and intellectual superiority.
June 28, 2021 at 2:21 pm
“Progressive” has a horrible history of racism and discrimination. No one would accept “the new Klan” that isn’t into racism. Then again, a lot of KKK members were progressives too…
June 25, 2021 at 3:46 pm
The Justice Department under Trump subpoenaed communications records of journalists, Democratic members and staffers in the House of Representatives, and even Trump’s own White House counsel, all without their knowledge. All of this is illegal and trump needs to be charged with his crimes.
June 25, 2021 at 5:42 pm
I cosign on this
June 26, 2021 at 6:25 pm
I see that none of the right wing wackos on this site have commented on this post. Wonder why. I don’t because they know it is true and that trump is a crook but they will never, ever admit it.
June 28, 2021 at 2:18 pm
Critical race theory isn’t real! At least that’s what Democrats would have you believe. They scream it from the mountain tops, chant it wherever masses of unwashed leftists get together to share their ideas and scabies with each other.
June 28, 2021 at 2:19 pm
The ultimate goal for Democrats has been to “fundamentally transform” the country, not reform it, not tweak it. That’s what Democrats are employing critical race theory to bring about.
Progressives have never been interested in the rights or lives of individuals, aside from their own. Hilary Clinton is a good example of this.
June 28, 2021 at 2:22 pm
The fight is coming if we don’t impeach Biden Harris NOW. We need President Donald J. Trump back more than ever to stop the racist groups and Left wingers Antifa BLM groups hate the AMERICAN PEOPLE . They need to get out of America
June 28, 2021 at 10:44 pm
Good grief. trump is done, and you better start looking for someone else to adore because he isn’t coming back. He kept you entertained for 5 years, now the show is over. It was cancelled, not for low ratings, but because the show became too offensive to too many people. His true character was exposed and it didn’t sit right with good Americans so he was voted out. Live with it.
June 28, 2021 at 8:22 am
You deflect which is typical when it comes to the crimes of the trump cartel.
June 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm
NOTICE OF COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE MASON CITY UNIFIED URBAN RENEWAL AREA PURSUANT TO MINIMUM DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS, COMPETITIVE CRITERIA, AND PROCEDURES
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Mason City, Iowa (the “City”) has received a proposal in the form of a purchase and sale agreement (the “Agreement”) from River City Development Co., Ltd. (the “Buyer”) related to the sale and development of certain City-owned property (the “Real Estate”), which is located within the Mason City Unified Urban Renewal Area, locally known as 328 2nd Street NW, Mason City, Iowa, and more particularly described as follows:
THE WEST HALF (W1/2) OF LOTS SIX (6) AND SEVEN (7) IN BLOCK FIFTY-TWO (52) IN HORACE G. PARKER’S ADDITION TO MASON CITY, IOWA
The Agreement proposes that the City would sell the Real Estate to Buyer for $2,500.00 and in consideration of Buyer’s other obligations under the Agreement, including Buyer agreeing to rehabilitate and renovate an existing structure on the Real Estate into a single-family dwelling.
In order to comply with Iowa Code Section 403.8, the City has established reasonably competitive bidding procedures for the disposition of the Real Estate and all persons interested in submitting a proposal to compete for the purchase and redevelopment of the Real Estate may submit a proposal meeting the requirements set forth herein:
The Real Estate offered for sale and redevelopment is legally described above.
In order to qualify for consideration for selection, each bidder must submit a proposal that contains terms no less favorable to the City than those set forth in the Agreement submitted by Buyer, which Agreement is on file with the City Clerk, a copy of which is available by contacting the City Clerk’s office at (641) 421-3600.
In order to qualify for consideration for selection, each bidder must submit a proposal that provides for the bidder’s purchase of the Real Estate at not less than fair value in accordance with Iowa Code Section 403.8.
Written proposals for the purchase of the Real Estate must be received by the City Clerk’s office at or before 1:00 PM on August 10, 2021, mailed or personally delivered to City Hall, 10 First Street NW, Mason City, IA 50401.
Each qualifying competing proposal received will be publicly opened by the City Clerk or her designee in the City Clerk’s office at 1:00 P.M. on August 10, 2021, and will be presented to the City Council during a public hearing at a special Council meeting to be held on August 17, 2021 which begins at 7:00 P.M. The Council shall judge the strength of the proposals meeting the foregoing minimum requirements by the criteria set forth above and shall make the final evaluation and selection of a proposal.
In the event that no other qualified proposals are timely submitted, the City intends to enter into the Agreement and sell the Real Estate to Buyer on the terms proposed.
This notice is given by order of the City Council of the City of Mason City in the State of Iowa, as provided by Sections 364.6 and 403.8 of the Code of Iowa.
Dated this 6th day of July, 2021.
/s/Aaron Burnett ______
City Clerk, City of Mason City in the State of Iowa
June 25, 2021 at 9:41 am
Stop letting criminals go free and crime rates will drop. Joe is a moron.
Hillary won by 2 million Reply
June 25, 2021 at 8:01 am
Derek Chauvin will be sentenced today for the murder of George Floyd, rest in peace hero while DC rots for decades
June 25, 2021 at 3:50 pm
22.5 years, and he’ll have to serve 15 years before the possibility of parole. Inho it wasn’t enough but I think the judge gave those years to prevent an appeal over the sentence.
June 28, 2021 at 8:51 am
Derek Chauvin got sentenced to 22.5 years for the OVERDOSE DEATH of the THUG/JUNKIE,George Floyd.
June 25, 2021 at 1:35 am
with all the negative comments about joe, I would suppose that all of you sent back the stimulus checks, didnt you
June 25, 2021 at 7:19 am
Did you send yours back to trump?
June 25, 2021 at 7:39 am
No donated it to Biden’s election fund.
June 25, 2021 at 5:44 pm
haha, snap! these trumpies are so easy to own
June 26, 2021 at 8:06 am
Sure you did!
June 26, 2021 at 9:04 am
I have a canceled check.
June 25, 2021 at 1:33 am
rain, huh. weatherman is the only person that can be wrong 90% of the time and still have a job
June 24, 2021 at 4:20 pm
Mass mailing of ballots got Biden elected. When I voted at the court house in Mason City I had to show my drivers license so they could scan it. Many states vilated their constitution by mass mailing ballots and not checking signitures.
June 24, 2021 at 10:27 pm
June 25, 2021 at 3:09 am
retread, you are a prime example why some people should not be allowed to vote because they are a dumbass.
And you are indeed a dumbass.
June 25, 2021 at 10:07 am
They let you vote, and you’re an old piece of shit. Dumbass!
June 25, 2021 at 11:36 am
The best part of you ran down your mama’s legs.
And it could have been from any one of dozens of idiots that boned her.
June 25, 2021 at 5:45 pm
vote by mail is old as hell, Donny Dum Dum lost bigly, no go cry you traitor
June 25, 2021 at 5:51 pm
Old bonespurs voted by mail boo hoo.
June 25, 2021 at 8:57 pm
Don’t care how you vote as long as it is legal
June 26, 2021 at 11:13 pm
Since voting and buying guns are both constitutional rights, I propose they be regarded equally, and we do one of two things. Either, we make buying a gun as easy as voting, or, we make voting as difficult as buying a gun. Just sayin’
Pastor David H. Grisham
June 27, 2021 at 12:21 pm
So says the ‘Pastor’ who was thrown out of an Amarillo shopping center for screaming at children and their parents waiting to see Santa Claus. “Santa does not exist”
June 24, 2021 at 3:55 pm
Our govt was elected by the people. If you chose to piss and moan and cry because your man lost then it’s past time for you to grow up. You are in the minority- those who think tRump won. You definitely aren’t in the majority. Anyway, anyone who attempts to disrupt our govt proceedings is committing federal felonies. I wonder what happened to the Repub opinion of personal responsibility, it seems to have blown away with the breeze now that they have charges to deal with. Poor babies.
June 24, 2021 at 9:48 am
Time to throw all school board members out of office that do not listen to the parents and citizens that pay for education ! These people have pushed the envelope to far! Time to take back our country and freedoms, religion and our way of life and to hell with anybody that does not like it they can move somewhere else !!
June 24, 2021 at 12:53 pm
It’s really to bad you don’t move somewhere else. All you ever do is bitch, and bawl, about everything in America! Now it’s even the school boards. I bet you’re the type that would bitch if you got hung with a new rope!
June 25, 2021 at 9:40 am
Lots to bitch about when there are Dumb Asses like you.
June 25, 2021 at 1:36 pm
You really need to run for public office. Since you’re such a F**K’n genius, I’m sure you can solve all the world problems in one day!
June 25, 2021 at 8:56 pm
June 26, 2021 at 6:28 pm
This guy would never run for public office because his past is so filled with dumb shit and criminal activity that he might get 2% of the vote if he ran against a rock.
June 24, 2021 at 9:46 am
JOE BIDEN=THE MOST ANTI-AMERICAN PRESIDENT IN HISTORY
June 24, 2021 at 3:57 pm
Biden was voted into office by the majority of the American people. What was it that you and your ilk used to say? Oh yeah, YOUR GUY LOST SO DEAL WITH IT.
June 24, 2021 at 8:34 pm
Up and we get to deal with commie Joe too
June 26, 2021 at 11:16 pm
Easy to explain. Trump derangement syndrome (TDS) is a pejorative term usually for criticism or negative reactions to former United States President Donald Trump.
Biden sucks and so does everyone that voted for him.
June 25, 2021 at 1:32 pm
Trump sucks and everyone that voted for him.
June 24, 2021 at 9:45 am
Joke Obiden~Here’s the Deal~It Will Take More Than A Nuke To Stop Conservatives !!!
June 24, 2021 at 10:26 pm
Give the trumpers a bottle of Coors, some porno magazines and a red hat and they will stop for a couple of monnths.
June 25, 2021 at 8:54 pm
voice of experience?
June 25, 2021 at 10:39 pm
Yeah, I gave a couple of my neighbors all 3 and they have been happy since April. They want more porno tho.
The Buffoon in Chief is an embarrassment to America.
June 24, 2021 at 9:44 am
This President is a clear and present danger to America. Our Congress should put a stop to this horror show.
June 24, 2021 at 9:51 am
Well, then someone needs to put a stop to your daily shit show on here!
June 24, 2021 at 7:47 pm
Why, the daily shit shows = $$$$$$
They’re coming for your guns and your 2nd amendment rights. Part of the Marxist Communist conversion of the country formerly known as America.
June 24, 2021 at 9:43 am
Impeach gun grabbing Joe.
Who voted for Biden? I don’t know of anyone who will admit that they did, which leads credibility to the voter fraud theory.
June 24, 2021 at 9:42 am
Beijing Joe is a senile incompetent, corrupt humongous idiot!
Someone please shut this buffoon up and get our real president back!
June 24, 2021 at 9:47 am
Ahh, I think that will be in August when he is reinstated. Right?
June 24, 2021 at 9:41 am
Joe forgets, those F15s and Weapons all belong to We The People. The taxpayers paid for and own them, not the government. All he’s got is a sippy cup.
It is not legal gun owners causing the problem . Start supporting the police and let them do their job. Get rid of these Democrat leaders in these states.
June 24, 2021 at 9:40 am
We are the government Joe. We the People !! You’ll find that out very soon.
I agree with white liberals – white liberals are racists. And since I do not like racists, I do not like white liberals. I am a racist against white liberals.
June 24, 2021 at 8:31 pm
Talk like Joe.
June 24, 2021 at 1:03 am
This website is like surfing the internet in 2001 lol. Great for nostalgia.
June 24, 2021 at 8:30 pm
Thanks for coming back
June 23, 2021 at 5:56 pm
China has had spies in the United States for years. China has stolen our intellectual property rights for years. China has manipulated its currency for years.
June 23, 2021 at 12:36 pm
Why do you log on to it???????????????
June 23, 2021 at 6:10 pm
You don’t need to “log on to it” dumbass.
Just open it, unless of course you are one of the idiots that actually pays good money for worthless content.
June 23, 2021 at 7:38 pm
You sound like another Democratic sponge
June 23, 2021 at 7:16 am
that you can’t stop reading
June 21, 2021 at 5:17 pm
You really are one stupid motherfu*ker.
It is called supply & demand.
Back then the demand for gas & other fuels was very low due to the botched response to Covid 19 by that idiot & traitor Donald Trump.
June 21, 2021 at 2:07 pm
Time to clean the next bathroom, bot? See you later.
June 21, 2021 at 2:06 pm
No, you are satan’s tool. Always preaching hate.
June 21, 2021 at 12:48 pm
Your uncle joe and aunt jamala won’t let them. That kind of enforcement doesn’t fit their ideology. You think that it’s ban now, wait until there are no more police! Your neighborhood psychologist will control them.
June 21, 2021 at 10:17 am
The moral gravity of procured abortion is apparent in all its truth.
June 23, 2021 at 9:11 pm
Are you still here, spouting your bull shit?
June 24, 2021 at 9:38 am
Too tough for you to understand?
June 21, 2021 at 10:16 am
Speaking for the Catholic Church — stated plainly that abortion is murder.
June 23, 2021 at 7:19 am
The pope doesn’t think so. Who are you to speak for the Catholic Church?
Capitalists helped everyone, including the poor.
June 21, 2021 at 10:14 am
So sick of reading a article about the corruption ,and all the shit he and a lot of others got away with but NOTHING GETS DONE ABOUT, it’s under the rug as they say.
June 22, 2021 at 3:06 pm
That “he” is Trump, right? Well, he hasn’t gotten away with anything yet. The investigations are piling up information on his criminal activities and the sh*t will soon hit the fan.
June 23, 2021 at 7:15 am
they will hide it until the Republicans get in office,then it will be treated like they treat Trump
June 23, 2021 at 5:40 pm
You are a IDIOT, almost all of the fraudulent charges have already been dismissed and more are pending every day.
June 21, 2021 at 10:13 am
Always amazes me that talentless individuals who have gained recognition in the country despite their lack of knowledge, think that anybody cares about their hatred of the country that brought them from obscurity into wealth.
June 21, 2021 at 10:12 am
Democrats in Washington are increasingly frustrated because their legislative ambitions far outstrip their congressional majorities.
Hello bot. You are foolish.
June 23, 2021 at 7:11 am
hate the truth?
June 23, 2021 at 7:14 am
The bot doesn’t tell the truth. The bot advances conspiracy theories, fear tactics and the QAnon bullshit.
June 23, 2021 at 5:45 pm
Aw, look at you being all cute and using big words and everything. Trying to pretend you are smart.
June 23, 2021 at 9:42 pm
Which “big” words didn’t you understand?
June 21, 2021 at 1:15 am
what happened to Japan, used to be everything you bought said “made in Japan” , now it all says “made in china”
June 21, 2021 at 7:26 am
You know what happened.
June 21, 2021 at 7:28 pm
Joe and corporate greed
June 21, 2021 at 8:22 pm
Y’all are full of bull shat. It was always “Made in Taiwan” and little has been made in the US cheaply for a very long time. Instead of making everything political try using common sense.
June 21, 2021 at 10:16 pm
Now isn’t that calling the kettle black?
June 20, 2021 at 8:25 pm
Upon seeing you,his child, for the first time, your father lost his lunch. He has spent the rest of his life apologizing to his wife.
“I should have pulled out of your butt sooner, I’m so very sorry” he said to her…over & over & over again.
June 20, 2021 at 8:50 pm
I see that you can’t come up with anything original.
June 20, 2021 at 5:37 pm
It is incredible and disgusting, that idiots and morons fell for his words and lies! What a shame and sickening that idiots voted and supported FAT F OTANGE MAN!
June 21, 2021 at 10:17 pm
He has never done anything, better!
June 20, 2021 at 10:56 am
Article on Infro Wars this morning – The city of Ellingston ILL. is cancelling the 4th of July parade and fireworks and replacing it with a Juneteenth and LGBT parade – but what else would you expect from a liberal socialist shithole – Cancel your Independence day – A national holiday celebrating a long fought war against a foreign power and America Independence from a dictatorship not to mention the thousands of American Patriots who gave their lifes to free America and its patriotic American people. To replace it with a false GOD is a communist agenda and sinful to say the least. What did you expects from these heathens who stole the election?
June 20, 2021 at 11:21 am
Can you verify this? I’ve looked everywhere and can’t seem to find any other reports on it.
June 22, 2021 at 10:18 am
It isn’t anywhere else because he made it up. And what the hell is “Infro Wars?”
June 22, 2021 at 11:29 pm
This is what was being referred to.
City holds Juneteenth and gay pride celebrations after canceling July Fourth celebration
June 23, 2021 at 7:18 am
They cancelled it in March when a lot of communities were cancelling events in the summer. Right now, the science says gatherings are safe if you have been vaccinated. It’s a little late in the game to organize and produce a big show. By the way, they didn’t cancel the 4th of July. The last time I checked, it is still on the calendar between July 3rd and July 5th. Don’t be a Karen.
June 23, 2021 at 10:39 pm
Just reported a link to an article their speedy, and said it took like 10 seconds to find.
June 19, 2021 at 10:20 pm
Our Founding Fathers declared Freedom of Speech one of our first rights because they never wanted us to be silenced by tyrants.
June 20, 2021 at 7:42 am
Another was the right to bear arms and that right shall not be infringed.
June 20, 2021 at 8:37 am
Yep, back when guns held only one shot and took some time to reload and fire.
June 22, 2021 at 11:25 pm
And freedom of speech meant you could actually say things WITHOUT WORRY of asshats trying to censor or deplatform you.
You are using failed logic in your argument. “back when guns held only one shot and took some time to reload and fire.”
To use this same logic, lets go back to NO Electronic Media, NO Telephones/Cell Phones,NO High Speed Printing presses, NO High Speed Delivery, NO Radio, NO television, Taking months to get news across 13 small states. High speed transit being, the speed of the horse.
June 23, 2021 at 2:44 pm
Freedom of Speech only means that there will be no GOVERNMENTAL backlash to your speech, if your community or social media platform finds it offensive they have a right to censor you. Hey, if you don’t like it then keep your offensiveness off of the internet.
June 23, 2021 at 10:59 pm
Anonymous June 23, 2021 at 2:44 pm
You want to say,”Yep, back when guns held only one shot and took some time to reload and fire.”
In the majority opinion authored by Justice Antonin Scalia,June 26 2008, the Court first conducted a textual analysis of the operative clause, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Court found that this language guarantees an individual right to possess and carry weapons. The Court examined historical evidence that it found consistent with its textual analysis. The Court then considered the Second Amendment’s prefatory clause, “[a] well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,” and determined that while this clause announces a purpose for recognizing an individual right to keep and bear arms, it does not limit the operative clause.
June 24, 2021 at 1:09 am
You’re a real thinker. You seriously think the founding fathers didn’t imagine gun technology would advance? Men who grew and developed and participated in the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION didn’t see the designs changing and becoming better and more efficient over time? You’re a retard. It isn’t written about hunting. Regulated has 4 definitions and they never meant government over reach when they wrote the document. You’re really a waste of space.
June 25, 2021 at 11:18 pm
I don’t think the founding fathers imagined the public owning their own arsenals was in their minds at the time. They had to believe that those that came after them wouldn’t needlessly imperil themselves by allowing ordinary citizens ‘outgunning’ the police.
June 19, 2021 at 7:52 pm
What a whiny little pissant you are. I guess you don’t realize that comments are deleted after they have been reported many times. I guess you think that only comments by you and those that think like you do should be the only ones not deleted.
June 18, 2021 at 10:11 am
Conf. Room A, Library 6-15-21
Mason City, Iowa 6:00 P.M.
OF THE CITY COUNCIL
The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in special session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in Conference Room A of Public Library at 6:00 P.M., on June 15, 2021. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called there were present, Bill Schickel, Mayor in the Chair, and the following Council Members: Lee, Adams, Thoma, Symonds, Jaszewski, Masson. Absent: None.
Adopt Agenda: Motion, Masson; 2nd, Jaszewski that the agenda be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)
Closed Session: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Masson that Council proceed into closed session pursuant to Chapter 21.5.1(i), Code of Iowa to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session (City Administrator Annual Evaluation). AYES: All (Motion carried.)
Council adjourned to closed session at 6:01 P.M.
Council reconvened in open session at 6:48 P.M.
The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:49 P.M.
Bill Schickel, Mayor
Aaron Burnett, City Clerk
Conf. A, Public Library 6-15-21
Mason City, Iowa 6:00 P.M.
OF THE CITY COUNCIL
The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in closed session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the Conference Room A of Mason City Public Library, at 6:01 P.M., on June 15, 2021. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called there were present, Bill Schickel, Mayor in the Chair, and the following Council Members: Adams, Lee, Jaszewski, Thoma, Symonds, Masson. Absent: None.
The Mayor noted the Council had entered into Closed Session upon an affirmative vote during the open session of a Special Council Meeting pursuant to Chapter 21.5.1(i), Code of Iowa to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session (City Administrator Annual Evaluation).
The matter was discussed.
Motion, Masson; 2nd, Jaszewski that Council return to open session at 6:48 P.M. AYES: All (Motion carried.)
Bill Schickel, Mayor
June 18, 2021 at 10:07 am
Starting Monday, June 21st and lasting until Thursday, June 24th, the Operation & Maintenance Utility Crew will close South Louisiana Avenue between Maple Drive and 2nd Street SE. Residents along Louisiana Avenue will be able to access driveways via 2nd Street. Access to Cabin Coffee will be maintained from Highway 122 and from Indiana Avenue. Anyone using the drive-through can access from the north.
Water service will be interrupted starting at 1 pm Monday, June 21st from 2nd Street SE to 4th Street SE on Louisiana Avenue. Water service should be restored by 3 pm.
This closure is necessary to install a mainline valve and relocate a fire hydrant.
Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use alternate routes during this repair.
June 18, 2021 at 9:15 am
Mason City Room June 15, 2021
Mason City, Iowa 7:00 P.M.
OF THE CITY COUNCIL
The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in regular session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the Mason City Room of the Mason City Public Library, at 7:00 P.M., on June 15, 2021. Due to COVID-19, the meeting was held as a virtual meeting via Zoom. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called there were present, Bill Schickel, Mayor in the Chair, and the following Council Members: Thoma, Jaszewski, Symonds, Masson, Adams, Lee. Absent: None.
Adopt Agenda: Motion, Symonds; 2nd, Lee that the agenda be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)
Mr. O’Connor with the North Iowa Events Center provided an update.
City Administrator Burnett presented his Monthly Activity Report.
Prior to adopting the Consent Agenda Item #11 was removed to be acted upon separately.
Consent Agenda: Regular Minutes of June 1 and Special Minutes of June 8, 2021; Claims dated May 20 and 27, 2021 in the amount of $1,810,253.99; Hy-Vee #2, Historic Park Inn, Sidewinder, Tobacco Outlet #552, Yesway Store #1011, #10019, #10026; #10028; #10032; #10033, Walmart, Casey’s General Stores #19, #1621, #1893, #2458, #2437, Homers; Tobacco License: Casey’s #19, #1621, #1893, #2437, #2458; Dollar General #6730; Family Dollar Store #24844; Fareway #491; Fleet Farm Fuel; Fleet Farm; Hy-Vee Food #1, #2; Hy-Vee Drug Store; Hy-Vee Gas #2; Kwik Star #1027 #1077, #1085; Liquor, Tobacco & Grocery; Mason Smoke Shop; Murphy USA #6795; Northside Liquor; Ransoms Cigar Store; River City Vape; Tobacco Outlet #552; Walgreens #05941; Wal-Mart #810; Yesway #10011, #10019, #10026, #10028, #10032, #10033; Approval of a 2.65% wage increase for non-bargaining employees for Fiscal Year 2021; Resolution No. 21-156, a resolution setting the compensation for certain appointed officials; Resolution No. 21-148, approving contract and bond for the construction of the “24th Street SW Paving Project”; Resolution No. 21-149, award contract to T.J.’s Trucking and Excavating Inc. of Winona Minnesota for the Water Reclamation Facility – Biofilter Improvements; Resolution No. 21-150, approving the purchase of two F250 ¾ ton pickup trucks from Prichard Auto Company of Britt, Iowa for the Operation and Maintenance Park and Internal Services Department; Resolution No. 21-151, award contract to Young Construction of Mason City, Iowa for the Park Maintenance Garage Roof Replacement; Resolution No. 21-152, fixing a date for a meeting on the proposition of the issuance of not to exceed $3,700,000 General Obligation Bonds of the City of Mason City, State of Iowa (for Essential Corporate Purposes), and providing for publication of notice thereof; Resolution No. 21-153, fixing a date for a meeting on the proposition of the issuance of not to exceed $300,000 General Obligation Bonds of the City of Mason City, State of Iowa (for General Corporate Purposes), and providing for publication of notice thereof; Resolution No. 21-154, nominating and appointing City Administrator/City Clerk Aaron Burnett to represent the Governmental Sub-Division with the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool, was presented. Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Symonds that all items in the Consent Agenda be approved and Resolutions adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)
11.CoRL and DoRL Program Revisions: Motion, Adams; 2nd, Masson that Resolution No. 21-155, approving procedural changes to the Corridor Revitalization Loan (CoRL) and the Downtown Revitalization Loan (DoRL) programs, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding scoring, funds available, whether the scoring would be public record, etc. AYES: All (Motion carried.)
Setting Water, Sewer and Garbage Rates: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Thoma that the Ordinance No. 21-6, repealing Title 6, Chapter 1, “Public Utilities”, Article A. Water Rates, Section 1, Rates and Charges established, Subsections A and B (1) in their entirety, and adopting new Subsections A and B (1) in lieu thereof, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)Motion, Thoma; 2nd , Adams Ordinance No. 21-7, , repealing Title 6, Chapter 2: “Sanitary Sewers”, Article A. “Sewer Rates”, Section 3: “Schedule of Rates”, Subsection A and B, and adopting a new subsection A and B in lieu thereof, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.) Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Symonds that Ordinance No. 21-8, , repealing Title 4, Chapter 2: “Garbage, Refuse, Recyclables and Yard Waste”, Article C: “Solid Wastes”, Subsection 12: “Charges”, and Adopting a new Subsection 12 in lieu thereof, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)
Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:41 p.m.
June 18, 2021 at 8:28 am
Even Putin hates liberals. Too funny.
June 18, 2021 at 1:04 pm
Thought you thought Biden was a liberal? Putin’s kissing up to him in a big way, because his ASSet Trump is out of power, which is where he’s going to stay.
June 20, 2021 at 7:47 am
Yup got him a pipeline didn’t it
June 20, 2021 at 3:49 pm
In real life, I doubt that Putins kissing up to anybody.
June 17, 2021 at 6:08 pm
Enjoy this comma before the storm, because the storm is coming.
June 18, 2021 at 1:08 pm
Then it will be the apostrophe after the storm? There obviously isn’t an IQ test test to join your Qtard group.
June 19, 2021 at 8:55 pm
Take your warm milk and go nite nite
June 20, 2021 at 1:27 pm
That’s “night night” Go take the spelling test again, dimwit.
June 20, 2021 at 8:28 pm
He/She/It/They passed the spelling test, it was made by liberals, “No Child Left Behind”.
June 22, 2021 at 10:24 am
“No Child Left Behind” was created and implemented by the George W. Bush administration. Can’t you get anything right?
June 17, 2021 at 6:07 pm
The drug cartels bragged to one detective that they and the Mafia own Arizona. He says Arizona is far more corrupt than Chicago. Arizona has become “a cow thieves’ paradise.”
June 18, 2021 at 5:43 pm
Arizona is a red state. Figures.
June 19, 2021 at 12:23 pm
Wait, the cartels are running cows now? So they’re done dealing drugs?
June 17, 2021 at 2:05 pm
7-2 supreme court upholds OBAMAcare you Q nutjobs heads must be exploding right now
June 17, 2021 at 11:38 am
Due to emergency repairs, the intersection at 6th Street SW and South Polk Place will be closed for approximately one week effective immediately.
June 16, 2021 at 7:07 pm
“We have a bunch of godless, anti-Christian Democrats leading our nation’s public education system.”
Is that right? So many of the Democrats I know practice their faith on a regular basis. They span all sorts of religions, including Roman Catholicism.
All of them, believe that they must not only follow the laws of their faith, but also conform to secular laws as well.
One of those secular ideas is all men are created equal. Our Constitution says everyone is afforded equal protection under the law. That includes those who your belief system may not find acceptable.
Yet are we not taught to forgive the sinners? Are not taught that our nation was founded on religious freedom?
As an Independent, it is my thinking that for too long, many people have been suppressed in one form or another. Indeed, through deliberate, exclusionary, and obnoxious words and deeds.
I grew up in an age where it was fashionable to be racist. We cannot ignore that, we should not pretend that it never existed. And if we teach our children it was a falsehood, or perhaps even a noble idea, then we are hurting them as well.
June 16, 2021 at 5:53 pm
Putin said today there is no happiness in life. Sure glad our real President showed up and schooled Donny’s Boss today. Thanks Joe!
June 20, 2021 at 1:29 pm
He lost hisprize ASSet in the American White House. Of course he’s not happy.
June 16, 2021 at 4:52 pm
Anyone that still supports that treasonous & traitorous Donald Trump should first have their nuts nailed to a tree stump and pushed over backwards.
Then haul them away and have them hung, drawn & quartered and finally have their heads mounted on pikes at Mar a Lago.
June 16, 2021 at 8:14 pm
What about the Karens?
June 18, 2021 at 10:24 am
Come on you chickenshit keyboard tough guy. Put your name on here and see how you you make it you gutless wonder.
June 18, 2021 at 1:16 pm
^^^ Thinks he’s Charlie Bronson
June 18, 2021 at 10:26 am
Biden is Pathetic!
June 18, 2021 at 10:27 am
WAKE UP AMERICA….
June 18, 2021 at 10:28 am
Post Turtle-a turtle balanced on top of a fence post, didn’t get up there by himself, doesn’t belong up there, doesn’t know what to do while he is up there, and he is elevated beyond his ability to function!! IMAGINE THE CONVERSATION, ALL THE WHILE, “PUTIN IS WONDERING, WHO ARE THE DUMB ASSES WHO PUT HIM UP THERE!”
June 18, 2021 at 10:29 am
Liberalism is a mental illness..
June 18, 2021 at 5:15 pm
This mess is unsustainable and what happens next may get ugly.
June 18, 2021 at 5:47 pm
are you trying out for a career as a comedian? If not, you should because you are hilarious.
June 16, 2021 at 11:55 am
Looks like Putin is getting worked over by President Biden and the media today. Any of you righties (traitors) triggered by that?
June 16, 2021 at 3:14 pm
Looks like the Donkey has a Elephant up his ass. Biden was made out to be exactly what he is, a demented old fool who can’t remember where he lives.
June 19, 2021 at 9:38 pm
Buddy, you take some awfully strong meds.
Please get some professional help. There are mental health programs that may work.
June 22, 2021 at 10:26 am
You should know
June 16, 2021 at 11:49 am
So what else do the voices tell you? You really should start taking your meds again.
June 16, 2021 at 9:54 am
So what did Trump ever do to Putin? Since you’re such a political genius.
June 16, 2021 at 10:24 am
June 16, 2021 at 6:55 am
What is going in Mason City with all the shootings? Is it the D Boyz or the C Boyz? Or maybe the white trash tweakers?
June 16, 2021 at 9:52 pm
It’s probably about 2 or 3 trigger happy a-holes, living is HUD housing owned by rich republicans.
June 19, 2021 at 8:52 pm
Hardy’s Republican? Ha Ha
June 16, 2021 at 6:47 am
Here we go again. That time of year where no respect, idiot, assholes that don’t care and will not follow the law, light fireworks whenever they want to! ENOUGH! OUTLAW FIREWORKS IN MASON CITY! MAKE THIS YEAR THE LAST ONE!
June 15, 2021 at 8:48 pm
Expand the Supreme Court. Abolish the Electoral College. End the filibuster.
June 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm
Donkey= Communist Jack Ass. You must have been practicing your goose stepping.
June 16, 2021 at 1:55 pm
Elephant = domestic terrorist and low IQ cultist. I could add Proud Boy.
June 16, 2021 at 1:56 pm
If I would of added Proud Boy I would have been redundant.
June 16, 2021 at 8:12 pm
redundant like looking in the mirror as seeing an a$$
June 17, 2021 at 3:56 pm
No, redundant like a dumb comment from you.
June 19, 2021 at 8:51 pm
Yes, you are a fine example of redundant
June 18, 2021 at 7:31 am
jealous, aren’t you?
June 15, 2021 at 4:43 pm
The Proud Idiots are imploding, whining all the way. https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/15/politics/proud-boys-dysfunction-capitol-attack/index.html
June 15, 2021 at 12:28 am
how many grouettes are in the country jail and how many work at the globe
June 14, 2021 at 5:59 pm
No, he is glad Biden is a President who will work with them rather than an overgrown baby who wants it his way or he will go home. I don’t know how many times it can be said, but the United States cannot go it alone. We need other countries and we need to be able to trust them and we need them to trust us. That wasn’t possible under trump.
June 14, 2021 at 5:56 pm
Get ready folks. The bot barrage begins anew.
June 14, 2021 at 8:13 pm
Did he lie?
June 14, 2021 at 11:14 pm
Yes, he did.
June 14, 2021 at 3:10 pm
If we really want to reduce gun violence, our elected leaders must put politics aside, identify the sociocultural factors contributing to it and focus on eliminating them.
June 14, 2021 at 3:09 pm
We have a bunch of godless, anti-Christian Democrats leading our nation’s public education system.
June 14, 2021 at 6:09 pm
No, the god-less, anti-Christian is living in Mar a Lago
June 15, 2021 at 7:39 pm
June 16, 2021 at 6:50 am
Says the ex lier in chief!
June 16, 2021 at 3:16 pm
All of his so called lies have been shown to be the truth.
Journalists have gotten so much wrong over the last 4 years it makes you wonder if they got anything right. You name the “scandal” some left-wing outlet reported between 2016 and today about the former President and you will see a story that doesn’t stand up to basic fact-checking.
June 16, 2021 at 3:17 pm
Here are a few examples of “bombshell” stories that had “the walls closing in” on Donald Trump that have completely collapsed the second anyone bothered to be the most basic of journalism on them: Trump called dead Allied soldiers “losers.”
Russia “hacked” the 2016 election. Trump ordered Georgia officials to “find votes.” Hydroxychloroquine has no value and is basically poison that will kill people with COVID. Trump ignored Russia putting bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan. COVID was not from a lab in Wuhan. Trump ordered the tear gassing of “peaceful protesters” so he could have a photo-op. Trump called neo-Nazis and white supremacists “very fine people.” Donald Trump Jr. got early access to Wikileaks emails. Russian collusion, etc., etc. You name the story and the odds that it held up to simple research and reporting is about zero
June 16, 2021 at 3:18 pm
The Washington Post kept a running total of “Trump lies” on their website. As it turns out, their website, and the websites of their fellow “news” outlets were the biggest lies of them all.
June 16, 2021 at 3:19 pm
Don’t you just hate it when facts show you to be the fool you are?
June 16, 2021 at 6:02 pm
Obama Founded ISIS??? IDIOT!
June 16, 2021 at 8:09 pm
And O’Biden is funding it with US tax dollars
June 17, 2021 at 1:48 pm
His “so-called lies” have not been shown to be truth. One or two of them were not as bad as the media reported but to use the Republican ‘whataboutism’, do you thing the right wing media sites report truthfully on Biden or Obama or Clinton?
Liberalism=Anything Goes ! Satanism=Anything Goes ! Does Anyone See The Connection ? This Evil Critical Race Theory and Sexual Perversion Indoctrination is a Marxist “Divide and Conquer” Tactic used to Destroy the Family Unit !!
June 14, 2021 at 6:07 pm
You are such a misinformed and fear-stoked person. How do you exist?
June 15, 2021 at 10:28 am
He knows it’s wrong, he’s just lying again to delude the low-IQ voters
June 15, 2021 at 1:57 pm
If you swap class for race in the Critical Race Theory bullshit, you have the same hook, line, and sinker used by Mao in the mid 60’s. The Chinese “Cultural Revolution”. You were either “woke” or not. Even the wording is the same.
Forget the show host, listen to the woman who lived through it.
June 16, 2021 at 1:58 pm
Saying there is no systemic racism in this country and then banning the Critical Race Theory in schools shows that systemic racism is alive and well in the Governor’s home.
June 16, 2021 at 8:05 pm
CRT is systematic racism
June 17, 2021 at 1:45 pm
No, it’s not.
June 18, 2021 at 3:40 am
Anonymous June 17, 2021 at 1:45 pm
It is obvious that you have never read the 6 tenets of CRT, if you say it is not racist.
This is what it says.
These “basic tenets” of CRT, according to the authors, include the following claims:
(1) Race is socially constructed, not biologically natural.
(2) Racism in the United States is normal, not aberrational: it is the common, ordinary experience of most people of color.
(3) Owing to what critical race theorists call “interest convergence” or “material determinism,” legal advances (or setbacks) for people of color tend to serve the interests of dominant white groups. Thus, the racial hierarchy that characterizes American society may be unaffected or even reinforced by ostensible improvements in the legal status of oppressed or exploited people.
(4) Members of minority groups periodically undergo “differential racialization,” or the attribution to them of varying sets of negative stereotypes, again depending on the needs or interests of whites.
(5) According to the thesis of “intersectionality” or “antiessentialism,” no individual can be adequately identified by membership in a single group. An African American person, for example, may also identify as a woman, a lesbian, a feminist, a Christian, and so on.
Finally, (6) the “voice of color” thesis holds that people of color are uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of other members of their group (or groups) regarding the forms and effects of racism. This consensus has led to the growth of the “legal story
Now that you have had a chance to read the racist bullshit that is CRT, are you a racist and agree with it? That’s what it teaches, rather you want to believe it or not.
June 18, 2021 at 7:39 am
I have read it, and not just the 6 tenets. It helps people to understand the systemic racism that is, as one of the tenets states, a normal occurrence in the US and other countries where one race is the majority. We, as people, inherently want to dominate others and in a race dominant society, who better to dominate than the minority because they have little or no power. I am racist, I know that but I work every day to overcome the racism that has slipped into my life growing up in white America.
June 14, 2021 at 3:08 pm
What on earth is wrong with our “so called education system.”Cut the funding for all for all who are pushing this agenda.Seems like they have forgotten how to teach the three “Rs”.
June 14, 2021 at 3:07 pm
If you think about it, these are all pedophiles, these people teaching sexual acts to young children. They should all go to prison.
June 14, 2021 at 10:34 pm
Starting with you, since it seems like it’s all you think about
June 14, 2021 at 3:06 pm
Enough of racist generalizations about Blacks. And enough of the distortions that Blacks have not been gaining ground in our free country and that where we do have problems, we need more government.
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