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City of Mason City expense report, March 23, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, March 23, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/23/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————— ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 60.00 AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS DUES & PUBLICATIONS 500.00 ANDERSON, JAYLINREFUND 25.00 APPLIED…

Suspect arrested in Israel for making threats to Jewish organizations across the United States

Suspect arrested in Israel for making threats to Jewish organizations across the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An arrest has been made in Israel in connection to threats to Jewish organizations across the United State and around the world. Early on the morning of…

Woman on probation for prostitution caught drunk driving in Charles City

Woman on probation for prostitution caught drunk driving in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A woman who was prosecuted for prostitution in Mason City and given a deferred judgment with probation was jailed this weekend for drunk driving in Charles City.…

Charles City woman caught drunk driving

Charles City woman caught drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was jailed this weekend for drunk driving. A Charles City police officer conducted a traffic stop just before 2 AM on Saturday, March…

Charles City police add two new officers

Charles City police add two new officers

CHARLES CITY – The Charles City police department announced Monday they were welcoming two new officers to the force. “We are excited to have two new members added to our…

Robbers allegedly invade Mason City home Monday; police seek leads

Robbers allegedly invade Mason City home Monday; police seek leads

MASON CITY – Mason City police are seeking leads on an alleged robbery that took place at a Mason City home today around noon. Officers responded to a residence in…

Trump’s approval rating drops to new low of 36%

Trump’s approval rating drops to new low of 36%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s job approval rating fell to 36% over the weekend after Republicans’ failed effort Friday to repeal and replace Obamacare. Gallup reports Trump’s new approval…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks announcing Sanctuary Jurisdictions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks announcing Sanctuary Jurisdictions

Monday, March 27, 2017 Good afternoon. The Department of Justice has a duty to enforce our nation’s laws, including our immigration laws. Those laws require us to promptly remove aliens…

Clear Lake man damages squad cars after violent domestic episode

Clear Lake man damages squad cars after violent domestic episode

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man who once nearly drowned in Mason City got violent with a person and then two squad cars Sunday night and now finds himself…

Allen appointed Interim President at Iowa State

Allen appointed Interim President at Iowa State

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Board of Regents has approved Benjamin Allen as Iowa State University’s interim president, effective May 9. Allen will serve as senior policy adviser at Iowa…

Over 17,000 Iowa wind-related jobs possible by 2020, says consulting firm

Over 17,000 Iowa wind-related jobs possible by 2020, says consulting firm

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds highlighted Iowa’s leadership in wind energy at their Monday morning press conference, citing a new report.  The Governor and Lt.…

Accused Rockwell domestic abuser back behind bars

Accused Rockwell domestic abuser back behind bars

ROCKWELL – Police took a Rockwell man to jail after at least two no-contact order violations in connection to an alleged domestic abuse incident. On Monday evening, March 6, 2017,…

TeeTee Starks to transfer from Iowa State

TeeTee Starks to transfer from Iowa State

MES, Iowa – Redshirt freshman guard TeeTee Starks is transferring from the Iowa State women’s basketball program, head coach Bill Fennelly announced Sunday. “All of us associated with Iowa State…

Engineer’s report gives American infrastructure poor grades

Engineer’s report gives American infrastructure poor grades

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, with many segments and sectors of the nation’s infrastructure received near-failing grades, including…

Ernst, other legislators introduce legislation to support young people in agriculture

Ernst, other legislators introduce legislation to support young people in agriculture

WASHINGTON – A bill designed to encourage the next generation of agriculture producers was introduced last week in Washington. U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and U.S.…

Apology demanded from Iowa Representative for using gay slur

Apology demanded from Iowa Representative for using gay slur

DES MOINES – An allegedly dismissive response from an Iowa state Representative about his previous use of the gay slur term “red rider” has brought calls for an apology. On…

Forest City tattoo artist jailed on three child support warrants

Forest City tattoo artist jailed on three child support warrants

MASON CITY – A Forest City man was jailed this weekend after law enforcement caught up with him on three arrest warrants from around the state connected to outstanding child…

War rages in Mosul, Iraq; thousands displaced everyday

War rages in Mosul, Iraq; thousands displaced everyday

MOSUL, IRAQ – Even though President Bush declared victory in Iraq way back in 2003, a vicious war rages there to this day, with hundreds dead in the city of…

Teams and sponsors sought for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids’ Sake

Teams and sponsors sought for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids’ Sake

GREENE, IOWA – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa is inviting businesses, organizations, and individuals to lace up their bowling shoes and participate in the organization’s largest annual fundraiser…

Ernst questions USDA nominee Perdue at confirmation hearing

Ernst questions USDA nominee Perdue at confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee and chair of the Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, today questioned President…

New commercial and recreational turtle harvest seasons and catch limits

New commercial and recreational turtle harvest seasons and catch limits

DES MOINES – New commercial and recreational turtle harvest seasons and daily catch limits start March 22. A harvest season and catch limits will help protect Iowa’s harvestable turtle breeding…

NIACC track teams win three events at Grand View

NIACC track teams win three events at Grand View

DES MOINES – The NIACC men’s track and field team won two events and the women’s team won one event at the season-opening Grand View Invitational on Saturday. NIACC’s Blake…

Name released in Cerro Gordo county jail inmate death

Name released in Cerro Gordo county jail inmate death

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County inmate found unresponsive in the detox cell on March 23, 2017, has been identified as Taras Devlin Roan, 54, of Mason City, Iowa.…

Former NIACC player Ben McCollum coaches NW Missouri State to National Title

Former NIACC player Ben McCollum coaches NW Missouri State to National Title

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA – A former NIACC basketball player has coached his Northwest Missouri State men’s basketball team to a National Title today. The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats captured…

Iowa man guilty of meth and money laundering conspiracies, sending money back to Mexico

Iowa man guilty of meth and money laundering conspiracies, sending money back to Mexico

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Opinion: Be Patient. Lifestyle and Diet Change Takes Time.

Opinion: Be Patient. Lifestyle and Diet Change Takes Time.

During the month of March, the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourage individuals all around the country to celebrate National Nutrition…

NIACC baseball team signs pair of players

NIACC baseball team signs pair of players

MASON CITY – The NIACC baseball team has added two more signees to the 2018 recruiting class. Signing with the Trojans are Jacob Cross, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound right-handed pitcher from…

NIACC track teams open season Saturday at Grand View

NIACC track teams open season Saturday at Grand View

By KIRK HARDCASTLE NIACC sports information director MASON CITY – NIACC’s Wal Khat capped off his indoor track and field season by winning the 800-meter run at the NJCAA national…

OBIT: Phyllis Schrader, 87, of Charles City

OBIT: Phyllis Schrader, 87, of Charles City

Phyllis Schrader, 87, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Cedar Health in Charles City. A funeral service for Phyllis Schrader will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,…

OBIT: Marcus Quade, 73, of Charles City

OBIT: Marcus Quade, 73, of Charles City

Marcus Quade, 73, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A memorial service for Marcus Quade will be held…

Heinous crimes against children leads “disgusted and shocked” court to sentence Iowa man to 205 years in prison

Heinous crimes against children leads “disgusted and shocked” court to sentence Iowa man to 205 years in prison

BOONE, IOWA – The disgusting and heinous crimes of an Iowa man against children over a number of years have placed him behind bars for over two centuries. On March…

Iowa mom behind bars after 2-month-old baby starves to death

Iowa mom behind bars after 2-month-old baby starves to death

KEOSUAQUA, IOWA – An Iowa mother allegedly allowed her young baby to starve to death, and now finds herself behind bars. On Thursday, July 7, 2016, at approximately 3:28 AM,…

Waverly man caught illegally transporting thousands of gallons of petroleum and diesel fuel

Waverly man caught illegally transporting thousands of gallons of petroleum and diesel fuel

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Rep. Linda Upmeyer says GOP’s work this session “will allow schools to thrive and provide our kids with a world class education”

Rep. Linda Upmeyer says GOP’s work this session “will allow schools to thrive and provide our kids with a world class education”

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake – Broadening the Conversation Only about three weeks remain for this year’s session so our focus will soon turn to the state budget.…

North Ender caught with meth on Interstate

North Ender caught with meth on Interstate

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A North End man was caught tooling south on Interstate 35 with the dangerous drug methamphetamine. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a traffic stop…

Garner man busted on felony meth possession in Mason City

Garner man busted on felony meth possession in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Garner man illegally cruising a Mason City neighborhood was busted with the powerful drug methamphetamine and faces a felony charge. A CErro Gordo county deputy conducted…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City – One of the things that has been striking about this week has been the huge number of emails that I have received…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City – WEEK 11 AT THE STATEHOUSE Education & Job Training Can Turn Iowa Economy Around In trying to understand why Iowa’s economy has…

Keystone pipeline approved by Trump administration

Keystone pipeline approved by Trump administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The controversial Keystone Pipeline is one step closer to moving crude oil from Canada through the United States today after the State Department OK’d a permit. The…

Mason City public pool passes to be sold beginning April 1

Mason City public pool passes to be sold beginning April 1

MASON CITY – Spring is here, and that means summer is right around the corner – and public pools will open before you know it. 2017 Aquatic Center Season Passes…