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Man found deceased in Rockwell grain elevator

Man found deceased in Rockwell grain elevator

ROCKWELL – A Mason City man was found deceased in a Rockwell grain elevator. Employees of Five Star Coop in Rockwell, Iowa, located at 420 Main Street, arrived to work…

Two arrested in Clear Lake for theft of Sea-Doo

Two arrested in Clear Lake for theft of Sea-Doo

CLEAR LAKE – Police in Clear Lake were alerted to the theft of a Sea-Doo watercraft and quickly unraveled the mystery as to who the alleged culprits are. On August…

OBIT: Patsy Rouse, 76, of Charles City

OBIT: Patsy Rouse, 76, of Charles City

Patsy Rouse, 76, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City under the care of hospice and with her family…

Mason City man leads law enforcement on high-speed chase before surrendering in Worth county

Mason City man leads law enforcement on high-speed chase before surrendering in Worth county

NORTHWOOD – A Mason City man lead law enforcement on a high-speed chase before surrendering in Winnebago county. On August 28, 2018 at approximately 10:51 PM, a deputy with the…

Hamilton county law enforcement accuse man of two sexual assaults

Hamilton county law enforcement accuse man of two sexual assaults

WEBSTER CITY – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office out of Webster City has arrested a man involved in two separate sexual assaults which occurred in July of this year. Mason…

Big Ten announces 2022-25 football schedule for Iowa Hawkeyes

Big Ten announces 2022-25 football schedule for Iowa Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa football team will resume its day-after-Thanksgiving meeting with Nebraska beginning in 2022, as the Big Ten Conference announced the entire slate of Big…

Iowa football media conference with head coach Kirk Ferentz

Iowa football media conference with head coach Kirk Ferentz

IOWA CITY – The following is the latest football media conference from University of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, held Tuesday, August 28, 2018: KIRK FERENTZ: Welcome and good afternoon…

U.S. GDP increased 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018

U.S. GDP increased 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, according to the “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The…

U.S. soldier who kissed ISIS flag and swore allegiance to terrorist group found guilty, faces 25 years in prison

U.S. soldier who kissed ISIS flag and swore allegiance to terrorist group found guilty, faces 25 years in prison

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A U.S. soldier who kissed the ISIS flag, swore allegiance to the terrorist group and was ready to go on a shooting spree has been found guilty…

Life sentences for North Iowa man who sexually abused young girls

Life sentences for North Iowa man who sexually abused young girls

FOREST CITY – A North Iowa man will spend the rest of his life in prison for sexual abuse of two girls. A guilty verdict was rendered back in April…

NIACC opens ICCAC season with 3-0 win over Southwestern

NIACC opens ICCAC season with 3-0 win over Southwestern

MASON CITY – The NIACC volleyball team opened its home and ICCAC season with a 3-0 win over Southwestern Wednesday night in the NIACC gym. NIACC (3-2 overall) won 25-15,…

County volunteer retires, is honored with certificate

County volunteer retires, is honored with certificate

MASON CITY – A Cerro Gordo county volunteer retired this week and  was honored with a certificate. Jack Davis stepped down this week after 23 years as a volunteer serving on…

Former Iowa bank vice president pleads guilty to obstructing FDIC examination

Former Iowa bank vice president pleads guilty to obstructing FDIC examination

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former vice president at Center Point Bank & Trust who aided and abetted the obstruction of an FDIC examination pled guilty on August 27, 2018. Martin…

NIACC announces Spring 2018 President’s and Dean’s List

NIACC announces Spring 2018 President’s and Dean’s List

MASON CITY – NIACC today announced its Spring 2018 President’s and Dean’s List. NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT’S LIST 2018 SPRING TERM (Students who complete a minimum of six…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gregory Milani as district court judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gregory Milani as district court judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Gregory Milani as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 8A. Milani, of Moravia, received his undergraduate and…

Current sheriff’s deputy seeks county auditor position

Current sheriff’s deputy seeks county auditor position

MASON CITY – Current Cerro Gordo County Deputy Louie Bram is pleased to announce that he will be running for county auditor in the November 6, 2018 general election. In…

Update from Iowa Democrats

Update from Iowa Democrats

The following is an update from Iowa Democrats: Labor Day Celebrations in Iowa From better wages to the weekend to safe working conditions, all Iowans benefit today from the hard…

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff in honor, remembrance of John McCain

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff in honor, remembrance of John McCain

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Sunday, September 2, 2018, in honor and remembrance of…

Iowa’s pheasant population second highest in a decade

Iowa’s pheasant population second highest in a decade

BOONE – Iowa’s pheasant hunters can expect to find more birds this fall when they head to the fields, predict state wildlife experts. That forecast is based on the recently…

Suspicious financial transactions in excess of $200K in Iowa school district leads woman’s arrest

Suspicious financial transactions in excess of $200K in Iowa school district leads woman’s arrest

GRANGER, IOWA – Suspicious financial transactions in excess of $200K in an Iowa school district has landed a woman in jail. On January 31, 2018, the Iowa Division of Criminal…

NIACC soccer matches canceled today

NIACC soccer matches canceled today

MASON CITY – Due to the possibility of severe weather Tuesday afternoon, the NIACC men’s and women’s soccer matches against Lake Superior College have been canceled. Both teams were slated…

Greene woman hurt in two-car crash in rural Cerro Gordo county

Greene woman hurt in two-car crash in rural Cerro Gordo county

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Greene woman was hurt in two-car crash Monday in rural Cerro Gordo county. On August 27, 2018 at approximately 4:51 PM, Cerro Gordo county…

Senator Joni Ernst to divorce husband

Senator Joni Ernst to divorce husband

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican U.S. Senator Joni Ernst is divorcing her husband, according to a statement released Monday from her Congressional office. The statement reads: “Senator Ernst and her husband,…

USDA announces details of assistance for farmers impacted by unjustified retaliation

USDA announces details of assistance for farmers impacted by unjustified retaliation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage…

19 foreign nationals indicted for illegally voting in 2016 elections

19 foreign nationals indicted for illegally voting in 2016 elections

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Nineteen foreign nationals were charged with unlawfully voting in the 2016 elections Friday, and a U.S. citizen was charged with aiding and abetting an alien to falsely…

Health officials give guidance on food safety during and after a power outage

Health officials give guidance on food safety during and after a power outage

MASON CITY — Recent storms have caused a great deal of damage throughout North Iowa. One of the more serious concerns is power outages. When a power outage occurs, your…

City of Mason City expense report, August 23, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, August 23, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/23/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTEN 182.83 AGVANTAGE FS INCMATERIAL 1,605.00 ANDERSON, KAREN CAMPGROUND COMMISSIONS 5,114.70 ARAMARK…

Cerro Gordo County claims for August 21, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for August 21, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, August 21, 2018: Download the PDF file .…

O’Connor accepts Republican Party nomination for Cerro Gordo county auditor election

O’Connor accepts Republican Party nomination for Cerro Gordo county auditor election

MASON CITY – Don O’Connor of Mason City announced today that he has accepted the Republican Party nomination for Cerro Gordo county auditor in an upcoming election. Mr. O’Connor’s statement:…

Dubuque man sentenced to 20 years’ prison for meth trafficking and money laundering

Dubuque man sentenced to 20 years’ prison for meth trafficking and money laundering

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who trafficked at least 50 pounds of methamphetamine in the Dubuque, Iowa, area was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in federal prison. Derek Richard Rath,…

Frisky feline causes car catastrophe for Parkersburg teen

Frisky feline causes car catastrophe for Parkersburg teen

BUTLER COUNTY – A frisky feline caused a Parkersburg teen to lose control of his Malibu, send his sled tumbling into a ditch. Nicholas Grill was traveling eastbound on Highway…

NIACC’s Wako places fifth at regional time trial

NIACC’s Wako places fifth at regional time trial

DAVENPORT – NIACC’s Abdiaziz Wako placed fifth at the NJCAA Region XI men’s time trial Saturday at Crow Creek Park. Wako, a sophomore, covered the five-kilometer course in 17 minutes,…

NIACC women place third at regional time trial

NIACC women place third at regional time trial

DAVENPORT – The NIACC women’s cross country team placed third at the NJCAA Region XI time trial on Saturday with 58 points at Crow Creek Park. Iowa Central won the…

Iowa’s top elected officials remember the late John McCain, who passed away over the weekend

Iowa’s top elected officials remember the late John McCain, who passed away over the weekend

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arizona Senator John McCain passed away Saturday, August 25, from cancer.  Iowa’s top elected officials responded with statements: Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Saturday night…

Wedmore accepts Democratic Party nomination for Cerro Gordo county auditor election

Wedmore accepts Democratic Party nomination for Cerro Gordo county auditor election

ROCKWELL – Adam Wedmore of Rockwell announced today that he has accepted the Democratic Party nomination for Cerro Gordo county auditor in an upcoming election. Mr. Wedmore’s announcement: “I am…

Man who allegedly fled from cops after swallowing meth to be arraigned Monday in Worth county

Man who allegedly fled from cops after swallowing meth to be arraigned Monday in Worth county

NORTHWOOD – A man on probation for felony theft will be arraigned Monday after police say he swallowed half a gram of meth as cops chased him through Worth county…

Two avoid injury after alleged distracted driving causes vehicle rollover accident outside Mason City

Two avoid injury after alleged distracted driving causes vehicle rollover accident outside Mason City

  RURAL MASON CITY – An alleged distracted driver and his passenger avoided injury after a vehicle rollover accident outside Mason City late Saturday night. According to the Cerro Gordo…

Drunk drivers arrested in Worth county; motorcyclist clocked at 107 mph

Drunk drivers arrested in Worth county; motorcyclist clocked at 107 mph

WORTH COUNTY – The Worth county sheriff’s office has taken a number of drunk drivers to jail in recent days. On August 26, 2018 at 2:43 AM, a Worth County…

Northern Iowa man caught recklessly drunk driving in Worth county, put deputy in danger

Northern Iowa man caught recklessly drunk driving in Worth county, put deputy in danger

WORTH COUNTY – A Worth county deputy was nearly struck by a drunk driver and the culprit was chased down by the fearless law enforcement officer and arrested on several…

Iowa State freshmen football players suspended for “poor choices”

Iowa State freshmen football players suspended for “poor choices”

AMES, IOWA – Four Iowa State freshmen football players have been suspended for “poor choices,” the team announced today. “Four freshmen – Tayvonn Kyle, Jaeveyon Morton, Joseph Scates and Dallas…

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