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Mason City council approves $500,000 in aid to hotel developer, plus $8,000 for skywalk study

Mason City council approves $500,000 in aid to hotel developer, plus $8,000 for skywalk study

MASON CITY – The Mason City mayor and council took more steps this week to make sure the Renaissance Project takes flight, approving payouts to a hotel developer and a…

Wisconsin child porn aficionado and gamer sent to prison for traveling to Iowa to entice minor

Wisconsin child porn aficionado and gamer sent to prison for traveling to Iowa to entice minor

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Wisconsin man who enticed an Iowa minor to engage in illegal sexual activity was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison on March 19, 2018. Carson…

Homicidal drunk driver sent to prison for 25 years

Homicidal drunk driver sent to prison for 25 years

MASON CITY – A homicidal drunk driver has been sent to prison for a quarter-century after she killed a motorcyclist last summer. Nathan R. Wadsley, age 31 of Belmond, was…

Zoetis plant in Charles City set for expansion

Zoetis plant in Charles City set for expansion

CHARLES CITY – The Zoetis plant in Charles City is set for expansion. The Charles City city council met on March 19 and approved a development agreement with Zoetis, Inc.,…

Charles City police raid homes in search of illegal drugs

Charles City police raid homes in search of illegal drugs

CHARLES CITY – Charles City police raided homes this week in search of illegal drugs. According to the Charles City police department, officers executed two search warrants Monday, March 19…

Iowa man shoots himself dead after violent domestic incident

Iowa man shoots himself dead after violent domestic incident

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man is dead after he brought a gun to a domestic altercation. Cedar Rapids police officers were dispatched to 639 40th Street SE Tuesday morning…

Big fireworks event coming back to Mason City this summer

Big fireworks event coming back to Mason City this summer

MASON CITY – The Pyrotechnics Guild International (PGI) Board of Directors recently announced that the North Iowa Events Center in Mason City, Iowa has been selected as the site for…

Eagle Grove man sentenced to over 28 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting and extorting a child

Eagle Grove man sentenced to over 28 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting and extorting a child

CEDAR RAPIDS – A thirty-year old man who sexually exploited a child and then extorted the minor with threats to release explicit photos was sentenced to more than 28 years…

OBIT: Anita “Gerry” Bray, 84, of Charles City

OBIT: Anita “Gerry” Bray, 84, of Charles City

Anita “Gerry” Bray, 84, of Charles City, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at Chautauqua Guest Home #2 in Charles City, Iowa. A funeral service for Gerry Bray will be…

Mason City man faces burglary and theft charges

Mason City man faces burglary and theft charges

MASON CITY – A Mason City man facing burglary charges in Worth county has been charged in Cerro Gordo county with felony burglary and theft. Joshua Thomas Teeter, age 20,…

Gov. Reynolds signs law allowing for broad forms of payment for amusement concessions at fair

Gov. Reynolds signs law allowing for broad forms of payment for amusement concessions at fair

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following bill into law on Tuesday: House File 2417: an Act relating to allowable forms for payment for amusement concessions at a…

Man accused of drunk driving and causing accident in Northern Iowa that killed two teens

Man accused of drunk driving and causing accident in Northern Iowa that killed two teens

DES MOINES – An Iowa man is accused of drunk driving and causing an accident that took the lives of two teens. On Monday, March 19, 2018, the Iowa State…

Iowa’s Ferentz holds press conference

Iowa’s Ferentz holds press conference

IOWA CITY – Iowa’s head football coach, Kirk Ferentz, held a press conference on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. University of Iowa Football Media Conference: KIRK FERENTZ: Good afternoon. Before we…

Amanda Ragan officially files for re-election

Amanda Ragan officially files for re-election

MASON CITY – Senator Amanda Ragan has announced she will seek re-election to the Iowa State Senate in District 27. “I’m running for re-election because I’m passionate about community service,”…

Six Iowans sent to prison for duping elderly victims across U.S.

Six Iowans sent to prison for duping elderly victims across U.S.

CEDAR RAPIDS – Six people from the Dubuque, Iowa, area were sentenced this month to federal prison for participating in a fraud that victimized more than 250 elderly victims across…

Gov. Reynolds praises Iowa Senate on unanimous passage of the “Future Ready Iowa Act”

Gov. Reynolds praises Iowa Senate on unanimous passage of the “Future Ready Iowa Act”

DES MOINES – The Iowa Senate approved the “Future Ready Iowa Act” on Monday in a unanimous vote of 47-0, sending the legislation to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ desk for signature.…

Voting now open in Cerro Gordo county for April 10 special election

Voting now open in Cerro Gordo county for April 10 special election

MASON CITY – Absentee ballots are now available for the April 10th special countywide election. That election will fill a vacancy in the office of Cerro Gordo County Auditor and…

Mason City woman guilty of second-offense drunk driving

Mason City woman guilty of second-offense drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman has been jailed after she pled guilty to her second run driving offense and was involved in a costly accident. Mason City police…

Travis R. Grassel announced campaign for Iowa House of Representatives, District 44

Travis R. Grassel announced campaign for Iowa House of Representatives, District 44

WAUKEE, IOWA – Travis R. Grassel, CPCU, of Waukee, Iowa announced March 16th that he will run for the Iowa House of Representatives, District 44. District 44 covers the communities…

Cerro Gordo county attorney Dalen to run for re-election and may face conservative opponent

Cerro Gordo county attorney Dalen to run for re-election and may face conservative opponent

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county attorney Carlyle Dalen will run for re-election this fall – but he may have competition from a man advocating for stronger prosecution of sex assault…

Central American man sent to prison for using fake ID card to get a job in Iowa

Central American man sent to prison for using fake ID card to get a job in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal alien who got a job in Iowa using a fake ID was sentenced today to more than two months in federal prison. Jose Lopez-Morales, age…

Shattered Glass to be performed at NIACC

Shattered Glass to be performed at NIACC

NIACC proudly presents the hot, young, conductorless string group Shattered Glass, at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. This…

Spencer Lee to be Presented Hammer Award at UWW World Cup

Spencer Lee to be Presented Hammer Award at UWW World Cup

IOWA CITY – Amateur Wrestling News announced Monday that University of Iowa freshman Spencer Lee is the winner of the 2018 Hammer Award. The award is annually presented to the…

Janssen to run for Iowa House, District 26

Janssen to run for Iowa House, District 26

CARLISLE, IOWA – Jeff Janssen of Carlisle, Iowa, announced today that he will run for the Iowa House of Representatives, District 26. District 26 covers a large portion of Warren…

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats: Workforce Training Legislation Passes Iowa House Iowa currently faces a skills gap. That’s because there are not enough workers possessing the…

City of Mason City expense report – March 15, 2018

City of Mason City expense report – March 15, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 03/15/2018 Payee Description Amount ———– ——————————- ————– 1ST INSURANCE CONCESSION SUPPLIES 245.43 ADVANCED SYSTEMSEQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 183.25 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 150.00…

NCAA Tournament with former Mohawks: Mellman’s Creighton Blue Jays top Meyer’s Hawkeyes

NCAA Tournament with former Mohawks: Mellman’s Creighton Blue Jays top Meyer’s Hawkeyes

LOS ANGELES – Two former Mason City Mohawk basketball stars squared off in the NCAA women’s Division I basketball tournament Saturday as Myah Mellman’s Creighton Blue Jays defeated Mackenzie Meyer’s…

Wrestling: Iowa’s Spencer Lee wins NCAA Championship

Wrestling: Iowa’s Spencer Lee wins NCAA Championship

CLEVELAND – University of Iowa freshman Spencer Lee defeated Rutgers’ Nick Suriano, 5-1, on Saturday night to win the 125-pound title at the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Lee, the No.…

Mason City woman accused of shoplifting at Shopko

Mason City woman accused of shoplifting at Shopko

MASON CITY –  A Mason City woman was jailed after an alleged shoplifting incident at Shopko. Mason City police officers were dispatched to Shopko, 615 South Monroe Avenue, on the…

Iowa Falls man with criminal past sent to prison after found with gun

Iowa Falls man with criminal past sent to prison after found with gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man whose criminal history includes attempted first degree murder, attempted armed robbery, and being an accessory after the fact to armed robbery, was sentenced today to…

Stoll Wins Gorriaran Trophy at NCAA Championships

Stoll Wins Gorriaran Trophy at NCAA Championships

CLEVELAND, OHIO – University of Iowa junior Sam Stoll was awarded the Gorriaran Trophy on Saturday night at the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships. The award is presented annually to the…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes clinch third place at National Championships

Wrestling: Hawkeyes clinch third place at National Championships

CLEVELAND – The University of Iowa wrestling team won three matches in the medal rounds Saturday to clinch third place at the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships at Quicken Loans Arena.…

Voters will decide on hotel and motel tax in rural Cerro Gordo county

Voters will decide on hotel and motel tax in rural Cerro Gordo county

MASON CITY – On April 10, voters in Cerro Gordo county will decide whether to impose a new hotel and motel tax in rural areas of the county. YES or…

DNR and Alliant Energy partner to provide trees for energy savings

DES MOINES – Alliant Energy residential customers can purchase landscaping trees for their homes at a deep discount this spring. Customers may reserve up to two trees and pick them…

Iowa State University student sentenced for manufacturing anabolic steroids with raw materials imported from China

Iowa State University student sentenced for manufacturing anabolic steroids with raw materials imported from China

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa State University student has been put on probation for manufacturing anabolic steroids with materials imported from China. James Nhan, age 23 from Orange City, Iowa,…

Waterloo man sentenced to ten years in prison after illegally possessing gun used in shooting of teen

Waterloo man sentenced to ten years in prison after illegally possessing gun used in shooting of teen

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man got the maximum allowable sentence after he illegally possessed a gun he used to shoot a minor. Eric Cortez Sallis, age 27, from Waterloo,…

Gov. Reynolds sets date for Iowa State Senate District 25 special election

Gov. Reynolds sets date for Iowa State Senate District 25 special election

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation on Thursday setting the date for a special election in Iowa State Senate District 25. The special election will be held…

Okoboji woman arrested in credit card crime case

Okoboji woman arrested in credit card crime case

SIOUX CITY – An Okoboji resident has been arrested and charged with nineteen(19) felony charges: Six (6) counts of Forgery, six (6) counts of Credit Card Fraud, six (6) counts…

Basketball coach from Iowa accused of federal child porn crime

Basketball coach from Iowa accused of federal child porn crime

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who has coached boys basketball in Iowa is accused of a federal child porn crime and is behind bars. On February 22, 2018, the Iowa…

OBIT: Ellen A. Meyer, age 103, of Charles City

OBIT: Ellen A. Meyer, age 103, of Charles City

Ellen A. Meyer, age 103, of Charles City was called home on Thursday, March 15, 2018. A funeral service for Ellen Meyer will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March…