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Governor Kim Reynolds to visit Mason City, present local bank with volunteerism award

Governor Kim Reynolds to visit Mason City, present local bank with volunteerism award

MASON CITY – Governor Kim Reynolds will visit Mason City this coming week and present a local bank with a volunteerism award. On Friday, July 20, 2018, Gov. Reynolds will…

Two from Clear Lake busted on felony drug charges

Two from Clear Lake busted on felony drug charges

CLEAR LAKE – Police in Clear Lake nabbed two people on drug-related charges this weekend. On July 13, 2018, the Clear Lake Police arrested Heather M. Copas, age 37, and…

Britt man taken by ambulance to hospital after accident outside Mason City

Britt man taken by ambulance to hospital after accident outside Mason City

RURAL MASON CITY – A Britt man taken by ambulance to the hospital after an accident outside Mason City. On Friday, July 13, 2018 at approximately 11:37 AM, Cerro Gordo…

2017 Iowa pheasant harvest tops 220,000, 2018 nesting forecast is mixed

2017 Iowa pheasant harvest tops 220,000, 2018 nesting forecast is mixed

DES MOINES – An estimated 55,000 hunters harvested more than 221,000 roosters in Iowa last fall; a slight decline from 245,000 harvested in 2016. Hunters reported good success across the…

Six-time deported Mexican man who lived in Iowa sent to federal prison

Six-time deported Mexican man who lived in Iowa sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A six-time deported Mexican man who illegally lived in Iowa and drove drunk and possessed illegal drugs after was sentenced this week to four months in federal…

Cyclospora infections linked to Mcdonald’s restaurants in Iowa

Cyclospora infections linked to Mcdonald’s restaurants in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is investigating an increase in Cyclospora infections that appear to be connected to consumption of McDonald’s salads. The Illinois Department…

Lime Creek Nature Center sets photo contest

Lime Creek Nature Center sets photo contest

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center is holding a photo contest for participants of all ages to showcase nature and activity photos taken at Lime Creek Conservation Area…

City of Mason City expense report, July 12, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, July 12, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/12/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 624.60 ADAMS SHARPENINGM/E REPAIRS 28.50 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 304.00 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 85.00…

Mason City woman accused of assault after theft report at liquor store

Mason City woman accused of assault after theft report at liquor store

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Wet and warm June for most of Iowa

Wet and warm June for most of Iowa

DES MOINES — After a warm May, Iowa experienced a wet and warm June for most of the state, according to the latest Water Summary Update. June 2018 was the…

Five Iowa men face federal charges after man shot dead in drug deal gone bad

Five Iowa men face federal charges after man shot dead in drug deal gone bad

CEDAR RAPIDS – Five Iowa men are facing federal charges after a bad drug deal led to the shooting death of a man. Chase Daniel Zerba, age 20, from Coggon,…

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of July 12, 2018

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of July 12, 2018

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the…

Worth county man rescued from tipped-over skid loader

Worth county man rescued from tipped-over skid loader

RURAL NORTHWOOD – A Worth county man was rescued from a tipped-over skid loader Wednesday. On July 10, 2018, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a call stating a Bob…

Car in ditch leads to drunk driving arrest for Mason City woman

Car in ditch leads to drunk driving arrest for Mason City woman

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A car found in a Worth county ditch led to the arrest of a Mason City woman for drunk driving. On July 7th, 2018 the Worth…

Diabetes Prevention Program in Cerro Gordo county beginning July 18, nearly full

Diabetes Prevention Program in Cerro Gordo county beginning July 18, nearly full

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health and the Mason City Family YMCA, with support from Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, are offering a program to…

Trump Administration completes reunification for eligible children under age 5

Trump Administration completes reunification for eligible children under age 5

WASHINGTON, D.C. – HHS Secretary Alex Azar, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the following joint statement regarding reunification efforts for children under age 5: “Dedicated…

Three Cyclones named to Preseason All-Big 12 football team

Three Cyclones named to Preseason All-Big 12 football team

IRVING, Texas – The 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team was announced Wednesday, and three Cyclones made the list in Brian Peavy (CB), JaQuan Bailey (DE) and David Montgomery (RB).…

Former NBA player sentenced in Missouri to 6 years in federal prison for charity fraud scheme, filing false tax returns

Former NBA player sentenced in Missouri to 6 years in federal prison for charity fraud scheme, filing false tax returns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former professional basketball player was sentenced to six years in federal prison Monday on charges related to an extensive charity fraud scheme. This sentence resulted…

OBIT: James “Jim” Dettmer, 75, of Charles City

OBIT: James “Jim” Dettmer, 75, of Charles City

James “Jim” Dettmer, 75, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his home. A funeral service for Jim Dettmer will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday,…

Former DuPont employee from St. Ansgar pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets and lying to the FBI

Former DuPont employee from St. Ansgar pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets and lying to the FBI

CEDAR RAPIDS – Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, pled guilty today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids to one count of trade secret theft…

Republican Party of Iowa announces Mason City’s Barb Hovland added to State Central Committee

Republican Party of Iowa announces Mason City’s Barb Hovland added to State Central Committee

DES MOINES – The Republican Party of Iowa announced the new members of its State Central Committee today. The committee held its first joint meeting following the 2018 RPI State…

Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act marks 10th anniversary

Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act marks 10th anniversary

MASON CITY — The Iowa Smokefree Air Act turned 10 years old July 1, 2018. Iowa is one of 25 states that have enacted comprehensive smoke-free laws addressing secondhand smoke…

Police discover “large amount of meth” at Mason City house after search for wanted man

Police discover “large amount of meth” at Mason City house after search for wanted man

MASON CITY – Police converged on a Mason City house Tuesday in search of a wanted man, and they got their suspect, along with what they describe as a “large…

Stabbing leads to felony charge for Mason City man

Stabbing leads to felony charge for Mason City man

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DNR releases names of those involved in Clear Lake crash

DNR releases names of those involved in Clear Lake crash

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is releasing the names of the juveniles involved in Friday’s crash on Clear Lake involving two personal watercrafts. Kyle Olberding,…

USDA applauds housing eligibility for temporary farm workers

USDA applauds housing eligibility for temporary farm workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released internal guidance on changes made to farm labor housing eligibility. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 amended a section…

Mental Insights for Runners: How to Remain Focused

It is normal for athletes to lose focus and almost give up in the middle of running. It does not matter whether you are in a normal race or in…

Practical Ways to Boost Your Confidence

In life, it’s important that you’re able to be confident in who you are. It is critical as confidence can take you far in your career, help you develop and…

Igniting fireworks with friends turns deadly for Iowa teen

Igniting fireworks with friends turns deadly for Iowa teen

WAVERLY, IOWA – An Iowa teen died from injuries sustained while lighting off fireworks with his friends over the weekend. On July 7, 2018 at approximately 11:30 p.m. The Bremer…

President Donald J. Trump nominates Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

President Donald J. Trump nominates Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday night, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit…

Mason City woman jailed for drunk driving, allegedly slashed tires, leading to felony charge

Mason City woman jailed for drunk driving, allegedly slashed tires, leading to felony charge

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Auto crash takes life of Iowa Falls man

Auto crash takes life of Iowa Falls man

RURAL HAMILTON COUNTY – An Iowa Falls man died after his vehicle left a rural roadway and struck a utility pole. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the crash took…

Former Iowa Governor Robert Ray passes away

Former Iowa Governor Robert Ray passes away

DES MOINES – Robert D. Ray, former long-time Iowa governor, passed away Sunday morning from an illness. He was governor from 1969 to 1983. Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following…

Girl injured when struck by personal watercraft in Clear Lake

Girl injured when struck by personal watercraft in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources law enforcement and Clear Lake Fire and Rescue responded to a crash involving several juveniles on Clear Lake at approximately 8:15…

St. Ansgar man charged with theft of trade secrets and lying to the FBI

St. Ansgar man charged with theft of trade secrets and lying to the FBI

CEDAR RAPIDS – A St. Ansgar man has been charged with theft of trade secrets and lying to the FBI. Josh Harry Isler, age 55, from St. Ansgar, Iowa, has…

Reckless ATV driver chased and arrested in Charles City; man faces felony

Reckless ATV driver chased and arrested in Charles City; man faces felony

CHARLES CITY – An alleged reckless ATV driver was chased and arrested by police in Charles City and now the man faces a felony charge. The incident took place on…

Border Patrol apprehends 20 illegal aliens in Texas house

Border Patrol apprehends 20 illegal aliens in Texas house

EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station and the Del Rio Sector Field Intelligence Team, along with agents from Homeland Security Investigations,…

Man thrown to ground and hurt in Mason City after riding bike into power line blocking sidewalk, lands on dangerous water mains

Man thrown to ground and hurt in Mason City after riding bike into power line blocking sidewalk, lands on dangerous water mains

MASON CITY – A man laid on the gravelly Mason City sidewalk next to the busy roadway, clutching his back and ribs, groaning in pain as he struggled to his…

Charles City police bust Waterloo man for drunk driving

Charles City police bust Waterloo man for drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Waterloo man with a criminal past was caught drunk driving in Charles City. On the evening of July 4, at about 7:40 PM, officers with the…

City of Mason City expense report, July 5, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, July 5, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/5/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————- ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 150,554.14 ANDERSON, KAREN CAMPGROUND COMMISSIONS 2,505.30 BANKS,REGAN OTHER IMPROVEMENTS 200.00 BERNIE LOWE &…

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