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Marshalltown man sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for trafficking ice methamphetamine

Marshalltown man sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for trafficking ice methamphetamine

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who trafficked ice methamphetamine for months in 2015 was sentenced on March 26, 2018, to more than 12 years in federal prison. Jason Nauman, age…

Staff assault reported at Anamosa State Penitentiary

Staff assault reported at Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA, IOWA – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa, IA at approximately 6:42 p.m. on Sunday, April 1. The correctional officer…

DEA investigation surge into opioid prescriptions leads to dozens of arrests and revoked registrations at pharmacies

DEA investigation surge into opioid prescriptions leads to dozens of arrests and revoked registrations at pharmacies

WASHINGTON – For 45 days in February and March, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration surged its enforcement and administrative resources to identify and investigate prescribers and pharmacies that dispensed disproportionately…

Gov. Reynolds signs 9 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 9 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following nine bills into law on Monday: House File 2195: an Act relating to members of the state transportation commission, and including…

Mason City Schools Special Election set for Tuesday; 10 years of property tax at stake

Mason City Schools Special Election set for Tuesday; 10 years of property tax at stake

MASON CITY – Voters in Mason City will decide Tuesday whether to tax property owners for another 10 years to support the school district. Proponents who say “vote yes” claim…

City of Mason City expense report, March 29, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, March 29, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/29/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————- ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 304.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 4,099.73 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 114,377.55 ARAMARK…

Opinion: CAFO’s, hotels, aluminum siding and votes

Opinion: CAFO’s, hotels, aluminum siding and votes

I read John Skipper’s Sunday column this morning….I could easily relate to it after all I have lived here my entire life and stood witness to both the good and…

Gov. Reynolds signs affordable health plan bill

Gov. Reynolds signs affordable health plan bill

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill on Monday that creates affordable health plan options for Iowans who can’t afford to buy health insurance. Senate File 2349 allows…

Folks from Clear Lake, Mason City and Forest City arrested after search warrant

Folks from Clear Lake, Mason City and Forest City arrested after search warrant

FOREST CITY – Four people were taken to jail after a search warrant was conducted recently in Forest City. On March 20, 2018, at 11:10 PM a search warrant was…