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Former Webster City school board member must register as sex offender after guilty plea to lascivious acts

Former Webster City school board member must register as sex offender after guilty plea to lascivious acts

WEBSTER CITY – A former Webster City school board member has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection to charges stemming from lascivious acts he committed against a minor. Paul…

Iowa Governor candidate McGuire: “Gov. Reynolds is wrong to force taxpayers to pay for Republican senators’ misconduct”

Iowa Governor candidate McGuire: “Gov. Reynolds is wrong to force taxpayers to pay for Republican senators’ misconduct”

DES MOINES – Amidst the state’s growing budget crisis, Gov. Reynolds stands by her decision to use $2.2 million of Iowa’s general funds to pay for damages owed after a…

Mason City man caught drunk driving

Mason City man caught drunk driving

RURAL MASON CITY – A Mason City man was caught drunk driving early Thursday morning on a local highway. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a traffic stop at the…

Clarion farmer elected U.S. Grains Council Chairman, first woman to hold the office

Clarion farmer elected U.S. Grains Council Chairman, first woman to hold the office

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON – Deb Keller, a farmer from Clarion, Iowa, was elected as U.S. Grains Council (USGC) chairman Wednesday at the organization’s 57th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Vancouver,…

OBIT: Victoria “Vicki” Roeder, 70, of Charles City

OBIT: Victoria “Vicki” Roeder, 70, of Charles City

Victoria “Vicki” Roeder, 70, of Charles City, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City after suffering many years with dementia. Vicki’s…

NAACP’s travel advisory warns: If you are black, watch your back in Missouri

NAACP’s travel advisory warns: If you are black, watch your back in Missouri

BALTIMORE, MD – The NAACP has issued a “Travel Advisory” for the state of Missouri, effective through August 28, 2017, and calls for African American travelers, visitors and Missourians to…

Cops: “Enraged” Iowa man jailed after choking his alleged victim

Cops: “Enraged” Iowa man jailed after choking his alleged victim

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Dangerous Iowa woman sent to prison for felony drunk driving in Palo Alto county

Dangerous Iowa woman sent to prison for felony drunk driving in Palo Alto county

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Illegal alien from Mexico sentenced to prison after returning to the United States following two deportations

Illegal alien from Mexico sentenced to prison after returning to the United States following two deportations

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man who had previously been deported twice was sentenced today to 16 months in federal prison. Leonardo Vega-Martinez, age 40, a citizen of Mexico who…

NIACC’s Nick Frenz wins Golf Coaches Association of America Scholarship

NIACC’s Nick Frenz wins Golf Coaches Association of America Scholarship

MASON CITY – Former NIACC student-athlete Nick Frenz, the son of NIACC golf coach Chris Frenz, has been awarded the Golf Coaches Association of America Presidential Scholarship. Frenz, who ran…

Report: Iowa Medicaid patients’ satisfaction ranks second highest in nation

Report: Iowa Medicaid patients’ satisfaction ranks second highest in nation

DES MOINES – Iowa Medicaid patients’ satisfaction with the state’s modernized program ranks second highest in the nation, according to results released earlier this week by JD Power, a global…

Clarion man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for receipt of child pornography

Clarion man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for receipt of child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who received child pornography was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in federal prison. Jonathan Sebert, age 25, from Clarion, Iowa, received the sentence after a…

Fort Dodge man sentenced to prison for dealing meth

Fort Dodge man sentenced to prison for dealing meth

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced on August 2, 2017, to more than 15 years in federal prison. Andrew Smith, 32, from Fort Dodge,…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City – Annual Sales Tax Holiday Weekend August 4-5 Iowa’s annual sales tax holiday is the first weekend…