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Opinion: Beware of puppets in our city government

Opinion: Beware of puppets in our city government

On Sunday, John Skipper introduced metaphors into to the mix. These were linked to the coming change on the council and perhaps Trout’s position. Here is a metaphor….change is good!…

Senate Majority Leader McConnell says repeal and replace Obamacare a failed mission

Senate Majority Leader McConnell says repeal and replace Obamacare a failed mission

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following statement regarding a vote to repeal Obamacare: “Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal…

Iowa linebacker Jewell named to Butkus Award Watch List

Iowa linebacker Jewell named to Butkus Award Watch List

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior linebacker Josey Jewell has been named to the 2017 Butkus Award Watch List. The announcement was made Monday by the Butkus Foundation. The…

Cyclone safety Kamari Cotton-Moya named to Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

Cyclone safety Kamari Cotton-Moya named to Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

AMES – Iowa State senior safety Kamari Cotton-Moya has been named to the 2017 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List, announced today by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Established in…

Iowans hold vigil in support of immigrants

Iowans hold vigil in support of immigrants

DES MOINES – Early on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, the Iowa Sanctuary Movement held a vigil in front of the Federal Building downtown to demonstrate its support for immigrant families…

Cyclone wide receiver Ryen named to Hornung Award Watch List

Cyclone wide receiver Ryen named to Hornung Award Watch List

AMES – Iowa State senior wide receiver/punt returner Trever Ryen has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2017 Paul Hornung Award, announced today by the Louisville Sports…

Iowa motorcyclists hurt during rally when their bikes collided

Iowa motorcyclists hurt during rally when their bikes collided

STANLEY, IOWA – Three motorcycle riders were hospitalized after their bikes collided during a motorcycle rally near a small Northern Iowa town. On July 15, 2017 at 1:06 PM, the…

Authorities investigating after Minneapolis police shoot and kill woman who reported a crime

Authorities investigating after Minneapolis police shoot and kill woman who reported a crime

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) continues to investigate an officer involved shooting incident that happened late Saturday night in Minneapolis. The…

Charles City man accused of burglary in Waverly

Charles City man accused of burglary in Waverly

MASON CITY – A Charles City man is accused of burglary in Waverly and faces having his probation revoked for bringing drugs to the county jail. Tristan G. Hillhouse, age…

Iowa man pleads guilty to distribution of child pornography

Iowa man pleads guilty to distribution of child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who distributed child pornography pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Scott Ristine, age 40, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was convicted of…

Sheffield woman guilty of second drunk driving offense

Sheffield woman guilty of second drunk driving offense

MASON CITY – A Sheffield woman is guilty of drunk driving for a second time and serving a week behind bars. A caller in Swaledale reported a suspicious vehicle in their driveway…

OBIT: Kenneth “Ken” Kilby, 74, of Charles City

OBIT: Kenneth “Ken” Kilby, 74, of Charles City

Kenneth “Ken” Kilby, 74, of Charles City, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 16, 2017. A funeral service for Ken will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday,…

Federal government to allow “suffering businesses” to hire thousands of immigrant workers

Federal government to allow “suffering businesses” to hire thousands of immigrant workers

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary nonagricultural workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 additional temporary nonagricultural…

Senator Grassley delivers remarks at Family Leadership Summit

Senator Grassley delivers remarks at Family Leadership Summit

DES MOINES – Senator Charles Grassley gave a speech this weekend at the 6th annual Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines. The Family Leadership Summit is “an annual get-together of…

Public is invited to “Flapjacks & Ham” Breakfast Fundraiser served by Vietnam Veterans at North Iowa Events Center on July 23rd

Public is invited to “Flapjacks & Ham” Breakfast Fundraiser served by Vietnam Veterans at North Iowa Events Center on July 23rd

MASON CITY – Enjoy a hearty outdoor breakfast cooked by area veterans at the North Iowa Events Center this coming weekend. Smell the hearty aroma of “flapjacks” (pancakes), eggs and…

OBIT: William (Bill) Chester Boyd, 77

OBIT: William (Bill) Chester Boyd, 77

William (Bill) Chester Boyd was born April 4th, 1939 at the Franklin County Lutheran Hospital in Hampton Iowa. He was carried to Heaven July 15, 2017 surrounded by his wife,…