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Mason City Domino’s Pizza owner supports Steve King with financial contributions

Mason City Domino’s Pizza owner supports Steve King with financial contributions

MASON CITY – The owner of the Mason City Domino’s Pizza restaurant gave multiple donations last year to support Iowa Congressman Steve King. According to Federal Election Commission records, Paul…

Iowa man dies after crashing airplane into farm field

Iowa man dies after crashing airplane into farm field

MAHASKA COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa man died in a plane crash last week in rural Mahaska county. The pilot that died as a result of an airplane accident in…

Four people die in Iowa house fire Christmas morning

Four people die in Iowa house fire Christmas morning

BLUE GRASS, IOWA – Four people have died in an Iowa house fire early Christman morning, police say. On December 25th, 2017 at approximately 12:34 AM, Blue Grass Fire Department,…

Ice safety reminder as Iowa lakes freeze over

Ice safety reminder as Iowa lakes freeze over

CLEAR LAKE – The recent blast of arctic air is growing ice on lakes and ponds over much of Iowa. Anglers are starting to get out for the popular early…

Armed meth dealer sent to prison after caught cruising streets of small Iowa town

Armed meth dealer sent to prison after caught cruising streets of small Iowa town

CEDAR RAPIDS – An armed, convicted meth dealer was caught cruising the streets of Oelwein by police and soon sent to prison. Kyle Dwayne Boleyn, age 42, received a 15-year…

Alliant Energy to build wind farm in Franklin county

Alliant Energy to build wind farm in Franklin county

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IOWA – Alliant Energy will place up to 69 new and turbines in Franklin county next year. Alliant announced this month it will build and own English Farms…

Ventura man flees traffic stop

Ventura man flees traffic stop

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Venture man refused to stop for Cerro Gordo county law enforcement, leading to a vehicle pursuit and his eventual arrest. On December 25, 2017…

Swaledale man caught drunk driving for second time

Swaledale man caught drunk driving for second time

SWALEDALE – A Swaledale man who was one caught drunk driving and given a deferred judgement was jailed again on the same offense. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a…

Driver reportedly flees vehicle rollover near Plymouth

Driver reportedly flees vehicle rollover near Plymouth

PLYMOUTH – Emergency responders were sent to a vehicle rollover near Plymouth Sunday, but reportedly, the driver fled the scene. According to information relayed to NIT, the accident took place…

Dog killer accused of meth possession for third time this year

Dog killer accused of meth possession for third time this year

MASON CITY – A man who once threw a dog into a burning Mason City house on purpose is accused of toting meth for the third time this year. Cerro…

Former owner and director of Iowa boarding school for troubled teens found guilty of sexual exploitation, assault

Former owner and director of Iowa boarding school for troubled teens found guilty of sexual exploitation, assault

KEOKUK, IOWA – The former owner and director of an Iowa boarding school for troubled teens has been found guilty of sexual exploitation and assault. On December 1, 2015 the…

Feds demolish Obama-era guidelines that let crooks evade jail for not paying fines

Feds demolish Obama-era guidelines that let crooks evade jail for not paying fines

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Justice Department this week nullified over two dozens guidelines that made life easier for criminals, one of which called on judges to go easy on crooks…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Tod Deck as district court judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Tod Deck as district court judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Tod Deck Thursday as district court judge in the Judicial District 3B. Deck will fill the judicial seat formerly held by Judge Edward…

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

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

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report Dec 21, 2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— 1ST INSURANCE GENERAL LIABILITY 340,236.90 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 336.73 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 30,835.21 AMERICAN…

G8 Development hotelier set to drop lawsuit against city – but not until agreement is signed

G8 Development hotelier set to drop lawsuit against city – but not until agreement is signed

MASON CITY – The developer tentatively selected to build a hotel in downtown Mason City also has a pending lawsuit against the city’s top shot-callers and will drop the legal…

Schickel to name John Lee Mayor Pro-Tem

Schickel to name John Lee Mayor Pro-Tem

MASON CITY – Bill Schickel, set to become the new mayor in Mason City, will appoint councilman John Lee to be the Mayor Pro Tem, sources within City Hall tell…

Iowa labor union leader says Eldora training school employees taunted and assaulted by residents

Iowa labor union leader says Eldora training school employees taunted and assaulted by residents

DES MOINES – An Iowa labor union leader says the Eldora training school has become a hotbed for residents who game the system by taunting and assaulting employees who cannot…

At least half-dozen Iowa teens charged in drug and sexting investigations

At least half-dozen Iowa teens charged in drug and sexting investigations

FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – Law enforcement in Fayette county, Iowa, conducted a number investigations into illegal drug and sexting activity and arrested at over half-a-dozen teens as a result. Over…

Rockford man to get new trial after violent crime conviction

Rockford man to get new trial after violent crime conviction

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Rockwell woman dies in crash, Charles City man charged with homicide by vehicle

Rockwell woman dies in crash, Charles City man charged with homicide by vehicle

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A fatal accident has claimed the life of a Rockwell woman, and a Charles City man faces a serious crime in connection with the death.…

Clear Lake man sentenced to nearly three years in prison after creating fake collateral documents in connection with $3.8 million loan request

Clear Lake man sentenced to nearly three years in prison after creating fake collateral documents in connection with $3.8 million loan request

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who created false documents to convince Farm Credit Services of America (FCSA) to give him and his son loans totaling more than $3.8 million was…

Charles City’s Connell signs with NIACC

Charles City’s Connell signs with NIACC

CHARLES CITY – Charles City’s Gavin Connell signed a national letter of intent on Thursday to run cross country at NIACC in the fall of 2018. Connell placed 36th in…

NIACC baseball team ranked 16th by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

NIACC baseball team ranked 16th by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

MASON CITY – The NIACC baseball team is ranked No. 16 by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper in its 2018 NJCAA Division II preseason poll. NIACC (39-19 overall in 2017) is…

Combatting the Second Most Common Mental Health Risk in Qatar – Depression

Combatting the Second Most Common Mental Health Risk in Qatar – Depression

As recently as April of this year, an expert from the esteemed Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) was reported as saying that depression is the second most common mental health problem…

The Role of a Respiratory Therapist in Chronic Respiratory Diseases

The Role of a Respiratory Therapist in Chronic Respiratory Diseases

A respiratory therapist is somebody who looks after children and adults with long term or chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis or emphysema. They may provide emergency care…

America and Obesity – Alarming statistics

America and Obesity – Alarming statistics

Obesity is a condition when your body accumulates more fat than acceptable, resulting in unfavorable health conditions with time. There was a period when this was a word not known…

Israel forces kill man in wheelchair, prompting investigation

Israel forces kill man in wheelchair, prompting investigation

GENEVA – The shooting and death of a man without legs by Israeli border security who was protesting President Trump’s idea to recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel has…

State begins mailing Voter ID cards to registered voters who lack driver’s licenses, non-driver ID’s

State begins mailing Voter ID cards to registered voters who lack driver’s licenses, non-driver ID’s

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced recently that his office begins mailing Voter ID cards to registered voters in the state who do not possess a…

United Nations demands that U.S. give up Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capitol of Israel

United Nations demands that U.S. give up Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capitol of Israel

NEW YORK – By an overwhelming majority, Member States in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday “demanded” that all countries comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the status of…

Mason City council to consider development agreement with G8 Development next week

Mason City council to consider development agreement with G8 Development next week

MASON CITY – The Mason City council will meet next week and consider a resolution to enter into a development agreement for a hotel with G8 Development. The Mason City…

The NIACC Performing Arts and Leadership Series Proudly Presents Mr. Popper’s Penguins

The NIACC Performing Arts and Leadership Series Proudly Presents Mr. Popper’s Penguins

MASON CITY – The NIACC Performing Arts and Leadership Series proudly presents Mr. Popper’s Penguins at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday,…

Gov. Reynolds gushes after Congress approves Republican tax reform

Gov. Reynolds gushes after Congress approves Republican tax reform

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds commended the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by Republicans in Congress. “Congress took an historic step today with the passage…

President Trump commutes prison sentence of former Iowa slaughterhouse manager

President Trump commutes prison sentence of former Iowa slaughterhouse manager

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Donald J. Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former vice president of an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse that was raided by authorities, and…

NIACC women’s basketball team remains No. 2 in poll

NIACC women’s basketball team remains No. 2 in poll

MASON CITY – For the third straight week, the NIACC women’s basketball team remained No. 2 in the third NJCAA Divsion II poll released Tuesday. NIACC (12-1 overall) was also…

Iowa State football: Cyclones sign 18 In December

Iowa State football: Cyclones sign 18 In December

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State football program inked 18 players to letters of intent in the early December signing period, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell announced today. For…

OBIT: Phyllis Marie Rague, 83, of Charles City

OBIT: Phyllis Marie Rague, 83, of Charles City

Phyllis Marie Rague, 83, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2017 in Charles City, Iowa. A memorial service for Phyllis Rague will be held Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 2:00…

Changes occur in NIACC soccer programs

Changes occur in NIACC soccer programs

By KIRK HARDCASTLE NIACC sports information director MASON CITY – After six seasons, Jonathan Platt is stepping down as the NIACC men’s soccer coach and director of soccer operations. Platt,…

Clear Lake’s Pedelty signs with NIACC

Clear Lake’s Pedelty signs with NIACC

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake senior Sam Pedelty signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to run cross country at NIACC next fall. Pedelty placed 40th in the Class 3A…

OBIT: Doris Louise Greenzweig, 91, of Charles City

OBIT: Doris Louise Greenzweig, 91, of Charles City

Doris Louise Greenzweig, 91, died on December 19, 2017 at Apple Valley Assisted Living in Charles City, Iowa. A funeral service for Doris will be held Saturday, December 23, 2017…

Man pointing BB gun causes Iowa hospital to go into lockdown

Man pointing BB gun causes Iowa hospital to go into lockdown

MANCHESTER, IOWA – A man was spotted with what appeared to be a firearm in an Iowa hospital parking lot, sending the facility into lockdown. The Manchester Police Department with…