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Mason City man hurt after rolling pickup truck into ditch

Mason City man hurt after rolling pickup truck into ditch

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Mason City man was hurt after rolling his pickup truck into a ditch Saturday. On September 30, 2017 at about 1:01 PM, the Cerro…

Opinion: Just vote no so you can sleep like a baby at night

Opinion: Just vote no so you can sleep like a baby at night

While I wasn’t able to attend Thursday evening’s mind washing, I was able to glean enough by scanning the propaganda from the front page story in the Globe and compare…

Allegedly corrupt fed resigns after bilking taxpayers with free use of private jet

Allegedly corrupt fed resigns after bilking taxpayers with free use of private jet

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The alleged corrupt head of the Health and Human Services department has resigned after it was discovered he was using a taxpayer-funded private jet for his own…

City of Mason City expense report, September 28, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, September 28, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/28/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 356.66 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 304.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL…

Mason City police today searching for drivers who text

Mason City police today searching for drivers who text

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City are searching for those who commit the deadly act of texting while driving. The Mason City Police Department alerted residents just after noon…

Public forum held on downtown Renaissance Project (photos)

Public forum held on downtown Renaissance Project (photos)

MASON CITY – A small group of citizens attended a public forum Thursday evening offered by city officials in Mason City on the proposed Renaissance project planned for the downtown…

Wisconsin man who came to Northern Iowa town to entice minor faces possible life sentence

Wisconsin man who came to Northern Iowa town to entice minor faces possible life sentence

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Wisconsin man who came to a Northern Iowa town to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity pled guilty yesterday in federal court in…

Public invited to Brent Trout farewell gala

Public invited to Brent Trout farewell gala

MASON CITY – There will be a farewell reception for Mason City City Administrator Brent Trout on Monday, October 16, 2017 from 4-6 pm in the Salsbury Room at the…

Volunteers sought for tree planting projects in Mason City

Volunteers sought for tree planting projects in Mason City

MASON CITY – The public is invited to volunteer with two tree plantings coming up in Mason City. The first planting is on Wednesday, October 4th at Roosevelt Elementary School…

NIACC presents “Tibet: A Light in the Darkness” film

NIACC presents “Tibet: A Light in the Darkness” film

MASON CITY – The 2017-18 Travel and Adventure Film Series begins with Tom Sterling presenting the film “Tibet: A Light in the Darkness” at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6…

NIACC assistant coach Sebolt to go into IHSAA hall of fame

NIACC assistant coach Sebolt to go into IHSAA hall of fame

DES MOINES – NIACC assistant wrestling coach TJ Sebolt will be inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame on Feb. 17 at Wells Fargo Arena during…

Opinion: The “yes” people are liars with no facts, don’t be duped!

Opinion: The “yes” people are liars with no facts, don’t be duped!

Tonight the City of Mason City is going to attempt to put you in the ether for all the wrong reasons. This is a dastardly act, unconscionable would better describe…

Eagle Grove man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of a child and extortion

Eagle Grove man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of a child and extortion

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sexually exploited a child and committed extortion pled guilty yesterday in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Jason Marvets, age 30, from Eagle Grove, Iowa,…

Two charged with crimes after theater screen slashed in Webster City

Two charged with crimes after theater screen slashed in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY, IOWA – Two people – including a juvenile – have been charged with crimes after a theater screen was slashed in Webster City, forcing the business to close.…

Another planned attack on woman in rural area along road

Another planned attack on woman in rural area along road

NORTH IOWA AREA – A female was assaulted in the North Iowa area when she stopped to assist a supposed stranded motorist, and police are issuing a warning. NIT reported…

Opinion: 10 questions from citizens on the Renaissance project

Opinion: 10 questions from citizens on the Renaissance project

OPEN LETTER TO OUR COMMUNITY The community has many concerns as it relates to the “downtown” renaissance. Since the promoters have two meetings scheduled to sell this to the taxpayers,…

Mason City man accused of choking Illinois man to death in fight

Mason City man accused of choking Illinois man to death in fight

OTTAWA, ILLINOIS – A Mason City, Iowa man is behind bars in Illinois at this time, accused along with another defendant with choking a man to death in a fight.…

Two arrested after fight in Charles City

Two arrested after fight in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Two men were taken to jail after a fight this weekend in Charles City. The incident took place Saturday, September 23. Charles City police were called at…

Methers rooted out of rural Bremer county trailer

Methers rooted out of rural Bremer county trailer

RURAL BREMER COUNTY, IOWA – Three alleged meth criminal were rooted out of a rural Bremer county trailer this week and taken to jail. On September 26, 2017, the Bremer…

Attorney General Sessions slams rules on college campuses dictating boundaries of free speech

Attorney General Sessions slams rules on college campuses dictating boundaries of free speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Many believe college campuses are bastions of learning, free thought and free speech, but the nation’s top legal official says not so fast, rules are in place…

Iowa Lottery sorry for releasing social security numbers and other sensitive information about winners

Iowa Lottery sorry for releasing social security numbers and other sensitive information about winners

CLIVE, IOWA – The Iowa Lottery inadvertently released the Social Security numbers of some of its prize winners from calendar year 2011. “This release of sensitive data was unintentional,” Iowa…

Woman who allegedly abducted her kids at knifepoint says she’s not guilty; cohort takes plea

Woman who allegedly abducted her kids at knifepoint says she’s not guilty; cohort takes plea

BUFFALO CENTER – A woman who allegedly abducted her kids at knifepoint last year in Buffalo Center says she is not guilty, even as her cohort took a plea deal.…

Council candidate Tom Thoma plans events to meet public

Council candidate Tom Thoma plans events to meet public

MASON CITY — Tom Thoma, candidate for the at-large seat on the Mason City Council, has scheduled a series of “Tailgate Town Halls” meet-and-greets in Mason City parks and two…

City of Mason City expense report, Sept. 21, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, Sept. 21, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/21/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— 1ST INSURANCE FEE PROGRAMS 421.17 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 141.57 AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS DUES & PUBLICATIONS…

Clear Lake council campaign dust-up: Candidate Bennett Smith says new candidate Ben Smith should not be on ballot

Clear Lake council campaign dust-up: Candidate Bennett Smith says new candidate Ben Smith should not be on ballot

CLEAR LAKE – A man named Jack Smith has declared he is a candidate for Clear Lake city council, but wants to be on the ballot as Ben Smith –…

Mason City to conduct two public forums on proposed Renaissance Project for downtown

Mason City to conduct two public forums on proposed Renaissance Project for downtown

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City will conduct two public forums to present information related to the River City Renaissance Project. The forums will be held on September…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Crystal Cronk as district court judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Crystal Cronk on Sept. 6 as district court judge in the Judicial District 8A. Cronk will fill the judicial seat formerly held by…

Iowa man’s road rage leads to death threat against garbage truck driver, then attempted murder of police chief

Iowa man’s road rage leads to death threat against garbage truck driver, then attempted murder of police chief

DAVENPORT – An Iowa man threatened the life of a garbage truck driver, then actually stole the truck and led police on a dangerous chase that hurt a police chief…

St. Paul man jailed after throwing rocks at cars

St. Paul man jailed after throwing rocks at cars

MASON CITY – A St. Paul man was near an adult store Sunday night when he began throwing rocks at cars, leading to his arrest. Law enforcement was called around…

Shootout in Davenport today leads to arrest of four people

Shootout in Davenport today leads to arrest of four people

DAVENPORT, IOWA – A shootout and car chase led police to capture and arrest four people Monday in Davenport. On Monday, September 25, 2017, at approximately 12:11 AM, Davenport police…

Mason City releases agreement with non-profit on multi-million dollar renovation of Music Man Square

Mason City releases agreement with non-profit on multi-million dollar renovation of Music Man Square

MASON CITY – Today, Mason City released a document detailing an agreement between the city and a local non-profit to renovate the Music Man Square as part of the downtown…

Iowa National Guard sends airmen to Puerto Rico

Iowa National Guard sends airmen to Puerto Rico

DES MOINES – In cooperation with Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 24 security forces personnel from the Iowa Air National Guard will…

Garner woman accused of drunk driving, killing man on motorcycle

Garner woman accused of drunk driving, killing man on motorcycle

GARNER, IOWA – A Garner woman is behind bars in Mason City, accused of felony homicide by vehicle and drunk driving after she struck a Belmond motorcyclist head-on this past…

Opinion: Way, way too many vacant rooms in Mason City hotels, no need for another

Opinion: Way, way too many vacant rooms in Mason City hotels, no need for another

I personally contacted the general manager of what would be considered the top 4 hotel/motels in Mason City that rent rooms. The accumulative total of rooms that are available for…

City of Mason City expense report, August 31, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, August 31, 2017

Publication Report City of Mason City 08/31/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ———— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 304.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 96,284.96 ANDERSON, KAREN CAMPGROUND COMMISSIONS 1,264.20 APA…

NIACC to hold free workshop on “Being Black In Iowa”

NIACC to hold free workshop on “Being Black In Iowa”

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will hold a workshop about “Being Black In Iowa” on Monday, October 2, in the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the…

Gratz hired as new NIACC softball coach

Gratz hired as new NIACC softball coach

By KIRK HARDCASTLE, NIACC sports information director MASON CITY – Dan Gratz has been hired as the new NIACC softball coach. Gratz was the Director of Softball Operations at the…

Comedian Lily Tomlin to perform at NIACC

Comedian Lily Tomlin to perform at NIACC

MASON CITY – Get ready to laugh with An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin, at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October…

Vikings OK with players protesting during NFL games in wake of Trump’s combative statements

Vikings OK with players protesting during NFL games in wake of Trump’s combative statements

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Minnesota Viking owners Zygi and Mark Wilf and the entire Wilf family today said they are OK with players protesting during NFL games after the President…

Gov. Reynolds to present volunteer award to Mason City bank, tour Prestage office

Gov. Reynolds to present volunteer award to Mason City bank, tour Prestage office

MASON CITY – Governor Kim Reynolds will present a volunteer award to a Mason City bank this week, then tour the Prestage hog kill plant office the next day. On…

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