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Noah Fant departs Iowa football, skips bowl game, to enter NFL Draft

Noah Fant departs Iowa football, skips bowl game, to enter NFL Draft

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa football program announced Friday that junior tight end Noah Fant will forego his remaining eligibility and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft. He…

Joice woman suffers head injury after pickup rolls on icy road

Joice woman suffers head injury after pickup rolls on icy road

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – The Cerro Gordo county sheriffs’ office responded to a single vehicle roll over accident with injuries on Friday. A 2005 Ford F250 Super Duty pickup…

How To Prepare Your Place For A Romantic Date: 10 Easy Steps

Love and relationships are impossible without touching moments. A romantic date is the best way to express all your sincere feelings and emotions. At such a moment, the most miraculous…

Auto crash in Mason City causes thousands of dollars in damage, transit bus evacuation (photos)

Auto crash in Mason City causes thousands of dollars in damage, transit bus evacuation (photos)

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Shooting reported in Mason City Thursday

Shooting reported in Mason City Thursday

MASON CITY – Police responded to a shooting at a rail line in Mason City Thursday. On November 29, 2018, at approximately 4:30 p.m. Mason City Police responded to a…

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of November 29

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of November 29

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…

Free Christmas Concert to be held in Mason City Dec. 12

MASON CITY – New Horizons Band will present a free Christmas Concert at Music Man Square, 308 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Mason City, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 4pm in Reunion…

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 29, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 29, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/29/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 304.00 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 45.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 125.00 ALL STAR…

OBIT: Jerry Mead, 73, of Charles City

OBIT: Jerry Mead, 73, of Charles City

Jerry Mead, 73, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City. A funeral service for Jerry Mead will be held…

Iowa deputy issued citation for unlawful possession of Whitetail deer antlers

Iowa deputy issued citation for unlawful possession of Whitetail deer antlers

GREENE COUNTY, IOWA – On November 3, 2018, a DNR Conservation Officer received a call from a man who came upon a scene of a woman who had hit a…

Hawkeyes’ play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin suspended 2 games for comments on Iowa players

Hawkeyes’ play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin suspended 2 games for comments on Iowa players

IOWA CITY – Learfield, the exclusive multimedia rights holder for University of Iowa Athletics, today announced a two-game suspension for Hawkeyes’ men’s basketball play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin. The suspension follows…

Iowa State’s Campbell named Big 12 Coach of the Year for second-straight season

Iowa State’s Campbell named Big 12 Coach of the Year for second-straight season

IRVING, Texas- For the second year in a row, Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell was honored for his coaching efforts by earning 2018 Big 12 Conference Co-Coach of…

OBIT: Doris Elaine Price

OBIT: Doris Elaine Price

Doris E. Price, 88, of Mason City passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center- North Iowa. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November…

OBIT: Marsha Jo Cory

OBIT: Marsha Jo Cory

Marsha J. Lilly Cory, 64, of Clear Lake, passed away on November 26, 2018 at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. A memorial service will be held at the…

OBIT: Wilma M Ades

OBIT: Wilma M Ades

Wilma Marie Ades of Clear Lake, age 74 passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 26, 2018 surrounded by her family. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday,…

Iowa men’s basketball team gets big win over Pitt Tuesday night, 69-68

Iowa men’s basketball team gets big win over Pitt Tuesday night, 69-68

IOWA CITY – The Iowa men’s basketball team scored a big win over Pitt Tuesday night, 69-68, in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Nicholas Baer scored 14 of his 16 points…

NIACC’s Buford earns NJCAA Division II national POW award

NIACC’s Buford earns NJCAA Division II national POW award

MASON CITY – NIACC freshman Jada Buford was selected as the NJCAA Division II national player of the week for the week of Nov. 19-26 on Wednesday. Buford was also…

Local law enforcement searches for absconded sex offender

Local law enforcement searches for absconded sex offender

GARNER – Local law enforcement is now searching for an absconded sex offender. David John Banak, age 46, has multiple warrants in Hancock County, the sheriff’s office there announced Tuesday.…

Senator Amanda Ragan preparing list of “constituent priorities”

Senator Amanda Ragan preparing list of “constituent priorities”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: What are your top 3 priorities for 2019? As another year comes…

OBIT: Bonnie Lou (Roby Caudill) Mitchell, 93, of Ankeny

OBIT: Bonnie Lou (Roby Caudill) Mitchell, 93, of Ankeny

Bonnie Lou (Roby Caudill) Mitchell, 93, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly Charles City, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at The Bridges at Ankeny. A Funeral Mass for Bonnie Lou Mitchell…

OBIT: Lois M. McIntyre

OBIT: Lois M. McIntyre

Lois M. McIntyre, 103, of Mason City passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, November…

OBIT: Hazel L. Darg

OBIT: Hazel L. Darg

Hazel L. Darg, 92, of Rockwell passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. A memorial service will be held at 6:30…

OBIT: Elizabeth “Betty” Morse

OBIT: Elizabeth “Betty” Morse

Elizabeth “Betty” (Coe) Morse passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the age of 100, at the IOOF Home in Mason City, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at…

Iowa’s Kaleb Young named B1G Wrestler of the Week

Iowa’s Kaleb Young named B1G Wrestler of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa sophomore Kaleb Young has been named Big Ten Conference Wrestler of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. Young, ranked No. 13 at 157…

Iowa’s Hooker named the Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year

Iowa’s Hooker named the Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior defensive back Amani Hooker has been named the Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year and sophomore wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette has…

OBIT: Jack Goodale

OBIT: Jack Goodale

Jack Dean Goodale, age 65, of Stacyville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 26, 2018, at Mitchell County Regional Health Center Emergency Room in Osage. Funeral services will be held…

GM to lay off upwards of 14,000 workers; President Trump threatens punishment

GM to lay off upwards of 14,000 workers; President Trump threatens punishment

DETROIT – General Motors said today it would close 5 production plants and shed nearly 14,000 workers to “accelerate its transformation” and in response, President Donald Trump promised punishment. Tuesday,…

Iowa DNR warns citizens to stay safe as lakes freeze over

Iowa DNR warns citizens to stay safe as 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…

NIACC’s Buford selected as ICCAC Player of the Week

NIACC’s Buford selected as ICCAC Player of the Week

MASON CITY – NIACC freshman Jada Buford was selected as the ICCAC women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Nov. 19-26. It is the second time this…

Iowa’s Auditor says state saved $126 million after privatizing Medicaid

Iowa’s Auditor says state saved $126 million after privatizing Medicaid

DES MOINES – State Auditor Mary Mosiman on Monday released a report on a review of Medicaid savings estimates as a result of the Iowa Department of Human Services (Department)…

Iowa’s Nelson named Big Ten Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Iowa’s Nelson named Big Ten Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior defensive end Anthony Nelson has been named Big Ten Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 31-28 win over Nebraska in the…

Charles City woman hospitalized after car crash Monday

Charles City woman hospitalized after car crash Monday

BREMER COUNTY – A Charles City woman was injured in an auto crash Monday in Bremer county. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place Monday, November 26…

Convicted Iowa felons sent to prison after caught with guns in Waterloo

Convicted Iowa felons sent to prison after caught with guns in Waterloo

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two dangerous, convicted Iowa felons who each possessed a gun were sentenced on November 26, 2018, to nearly six years apiece in federal prison. Tereall Deshawn Green,…

Iowa State Patrol claims busy Holiday weekend

Iowa State Patrol claims busy Holiday weekend

DES MOINES – The Iowa State Patrol said they responded to dozens of auto crashes Sunday during a one-day blizzard that hit the state. The Iowa State Patrol covered 93…

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 21, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 21, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/21/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE AUTO INSURANCE FT & EC 164.84 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL BUILDING…

Alleged bum checks written by Southbridge Mall owner for late taxes revives lawsuit from county

Alleged bum checks written by Southbridge Mall owner for late taxes revives lawsuit from county

MASON CITY – The owner of Southbridge Mall allegedly wrote a number of bad checks to cover his overdue tax fees, prompting Cerro Gordo county to renew a lawsuit. On…

Common Questions From First-Time Property Buyers

Common Questions From First-Time Property Buyers

Getting your foot on the property ladder is an incredibly exciting period and the start of a new chapter in your life. Buying a house can also be intimidating as…

Fort Dodge man sentenced for meth and firearm convictions conspiracy involved over seven pounds of meth

Fort Dodge man sentenced for meth and firearm convictions conspiracy involved over seven pounds of meth

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while possessing a firearm was sentenced November 7, 2018, to twenty years in federal prison. Carl Douglas Lambert, Jr. 47,…

OBIT: Joy M. Drennen

OBIT: Joy M. Drennen

Joy M. Drennen, 75, of Mason City passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City. Services are pending.…

OBIT: John D. Fox

John D. Fox, age 69, formerly of Forest City, died on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Lake Mills Care Center in Lake Mills, Iowa. Per his wishes, his body…

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