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CDC warns eaters to avoid romaine lettuce

CDC warns eaters to avoid romaine lettuce

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we…

Steckman selected to Iowa House leadership post

Steckman selected to Iowa House leadership post

DES MOINES – State Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City has been selected by her colleagues to serve as an Assistant Minority Leader in the Iowa House of Representatives for…

U.S. forces conduct airstrikes in Africa, killing up to 37 possible terrorists

U.S. forces conduct airstrikes in Africa, killing up to 37 possible terrorists

DEBATSCILE, SOMALIA – U.S. forces conducted two airstrikes in Somalia on Monday, killing 37 al Shabab fighters. In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted two (2)…

Cerro Gordo County claims for November 13, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for November 13, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for November 13, 2018: Download the PDF file .…

More than 700 Thanksgiving meals served during free community event Sunday in Mason City

More than 700 Thanksgiving meals served during free community event Sunday in Mason City

MASON CITY – CENT Credit Union’s annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors proved very successful this year, with more than 700 meals served. CENT, along with sponsors Financial Freedom Controls, Cozy…

Three people arrested in connection to drug raid in Northwood

Three people arrested in connection to drug raid in Northwood

NORTHWOOD – Police caught three people in connection to a raid on a residence in Northwood, resulting in drug charges. On November 17, 2018 at approximately 11:27 AM, deputies with…

Blue Pit Community Trout Stocking event to be held Wednesday in Mason City

Blue Pit Community Trout Stocking event to be held Wednesday in Mason City

MASON CITY – Blue Pit in Mason City will be stocked with trout Wednesday, and the public is invited to participate. The Iowa DNR invites the public to the Blue…

Iowa’s Epenesa named B1G Co-Defensive Player of the Week after dominating Illinois

Iowa’s Epenesa named B1G Co-Defensive Player of the Week after dominating Illinois

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa sophomore defensive end A.J. Epenesa has been named Big Ten Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 63-0 win at Illinois. The announcement…

Grassley says he will opt for Chairmanship of Senate Finance Committee, leave Judiciary Committee

Grassley says he will opt for Chairmanship of Senate Finance Committee, leave Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today announced that he will opt to serve as chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance during the 116th Congress when committees are…

Iowa State asks Board of Regents for permission to construct $90 million “sports performance center”

Iowa State asks Board of Regents for permission to construct $90 million “sports performance center”

AMES – The Iowa State Athletics Department asked for final approval from the Board of Regents on Thursday, Nov. 15, to begin construction of a $90 million, 110,000-square foot, sports…

Iowa Supreme Court Justice announces retirement

Iowa Supreme Court Justice announces retirement

DES MOINES – An Iowa Supreme Court Justice announced his retirement last week. Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht, Sloan, announced his intention to resign from the supreme court December…

Man responsible for trafficking nearly ten pounds of meth in Northern Iowa sent to prison

Man responsible for trafficking nearly ten pounds of meth in Northern Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who got ice methamphetamine from California and then resold it in Iowa was sentenced on October 25, 2018, to more than seven years in federal…

State seeks penalties against Belle Plaine, Iowa man for asbestos, burning violations

State seeks penalties against Belle Plaine, Iowa man for asbestos, burning violations

DES MOINES — The state of Iowa seeks thousands of dollars in penalties against a Belle Plaine man for illegally burning trailer homes containing asbestos. The pile of debris smoldered…

Iowa dismantles Illinois, 63-0, in Big Ten road contest

Iowa dismantles Illinois, 63-0, in Big Ten road contest

CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS – The Iowa Hawkeye football team completely embarrassed the Illinois Fighting Illini in their home stadium Saturday with a dominating 63-0 win to snap a three-game losing streak.…

Former Mohawk Mackenzie Meyer helps lead Iowa past NCCU, 106-39

Former Mohawk Mackenzie Meyer helps lead Iowa past NCCU, 106-39

IOWA CITY – Former Mason City Mohawk Mackenzie Meyer helped lead Iowa past NCCU, 106-39, Saturday in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Four Hawkeyes scored in double figures in the game, including Makenzie…

Clear Lake woman rescued after falling through ice trying to save dog

Clear Lake woman rescued after falling through ice trying to save dog

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake woman was rescued by emergency responders after falling through ice trying to save her dog Saturday afternoon. The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to…

Two hurt in accident outside Mason City

Two hurt in accident outside Mason City

RURAL MASON CITY – Two people were hurt in an auto accident outside Mason City Saturday. Cerro Gordo county deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident with injuries. The accident occurred…

Mason City administrator says “path forward for” River City Renaissance “is becoming clear” and hotel developer could be selected soon

Mason City administrator says “path forward for” River City Renaissance “is becoming clear” and hotel developer could be selected soon

MASON CITY – Good news was released today for fans of Mason City’s downtown “Renaissance” project, as City Administrator Aaron Burnett says the “path forward” for the game-changing project is…

Illegal alien from Guatemala sent to prison for illegally reentering U.S.; caught drunk driving twice

Illegal alien from Guatemala sent to prison for illegally reentering U.S.; caught drunk driving twice

SIOUX CITY – A man who entered the United States illegally from Guatemala was sentenced on November 13, 2018, to 10 months’ in prison. Elmer Martinez-Niz, age 24, from Guatemala,…

Alliant says “energy” is among least expensive ingredients for the holiday meal

Alliant says “energy” is among least expensive ingredients for the holiday meal

CEDAR RAPIDS – This Thanksgiving, cooks across Iowa will all use one universal ingredient – energy. When compared to all the other ingredients for the big holiday meal, energy is…

New artwork to the collection on display at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

New artwork to the collection on display at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new artwork by contemporary ceramic artist Peter Pincus. The piece was purchase with…

Iowa State’s Hakeem Butler is a Tyler Rose Earl Campbell Award

Iowa State’s Hakeem Butler is a Tyler Rose Earl Campbell Award

TYLER, Texas – Iowa State junior wide receiver Hakeem Butler is one of 13 finalists for the Tyler Rose Earl Campbell Award. The award is named after the 1977 Heisman…

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 15, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 15, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/15/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————– ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTEN 1,060.26 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 172.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC…

Iowa defeats UConn 91-71 to win 2K Empire Classic in New York

Iowa defeats UConn 91-71 to win 2K Empire Classic in New York

NEW YORK – The Iowa men’s basketball team defeated the UConn Huskies 91 to 72 to claim the 2018 2K Empire Classic in New York Friday night. Iowa jumped out…

NIACC men’s basketball win at Southeastern

NIACC men’s basketball win at Southeastern

BURLINGTON – The NIACC men’s basketball team topped Southeastern 94-86 in a nonconference contest Friday night. Orrington Hamilton hit a 3-point goal with four minutes, 30 seconds to go to…

OBIT: Alyce Hocking, 83, of Floyd

OBIT: Alyce Hocking, 83, of Floyd

Alyce Hocking, 83, of Floyd, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service for Alyce Hocking will be held at 10:30…

DeSanto, Murin Debut with Pins to Lead Iowa Over Princeton

DeSanto, Murin Debut with Pins to Lead Iowa Over Princeton

IOWA CITY – Austin DeSanto and Max Murin introduced themselves to the Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd with a pair pins Friday to lead the third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team to a…

Admitted drug dealer from Fort Dodge guilty of federal firearm offense

Admitted drug dealer from Fort Dodge guilty of federal firearm offense

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally possessed a firearm pled guilty November 15, 2018, in federal court in Sioux City. Torre Ashton Mosley, 25, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was…

Honduran illegal caught drunk in Iowa sentenced to prison for reentering the United States

Honduran illegal caught drunk in Iowa sentenced to prison for reentering the United States

SIOUX CITY – A man entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on November 13, 2018, to three months’ in prison. Denis Orlando Orellana-Martinez, age 32, from Honduras,…

Iowa Attorney General gathering information on clergy abuse

Iowa Attorney General gathering information on clergy abuse

DES MOINES – Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller said this month that his office is gathering information on clergy abuse and meeting with bishops and survivors of abuse. The Iowa…

Two Charles City men hurt in vehicle rollover near Mason City Friday morning

Two Charles City men hurt in vehicle rollover near Mason City Friday morning

RURAL MASON CITY – Two Charles City men were hurt in a vehicle rollover near Mason City Friday morning and alcohol is suspected to have played a factor. On November…

Iowa defeats #13 Oregon in Madison Square Garden, 77-69

Iowa defeats #13 Oregon in Madison Square Garden, 77-69

NEW YORK – Superb free throw shooting helped Iowa defeat #13 Oregon in Madison Square Garden Thursday night, 77-69. The game was played as part of the 2K Empire Classic.…

Man who shot two dead at grocery store last month in Kentucky charged with federal hate crimes

Man who shot two dead at grocery store last month in Kentucky charged with federal hate crimes

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Gregory A. Bush, 51, was indicted this week by a federal grand jury on hate crime and firearm charges arising out of the racially motivated murder of…

Hawkeye men’s basketball signs 2 prep standouts

Hawkeye men’s basketball signs 2 prep standouts

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced on Wednesday that Joe Toussaint and Patrick McCaffery have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend…

NIACC falls to Ellsworth on mat

NIACC falls to Ellsworth on mat

MASON CITY – The No. 10 Ellsworth wrestling team topped NIACC 31-15 in an ICCAC dual Wednesday night in the NIACC gym. Picking up wins for the Trojans (0-1) were…

Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

LOS ANGELES – The famous porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti, who has been battling President Trump for months and even tested waters for a Presidential run, has been arrested for…

5 NIACC players sign with DI schools

5 NIACC players sign with DI schools

MASON CITY – Five NIACC baseball players signed NCAA Division I schools on Wednesday. Pitchers Evan Reifert and Michael Oh signed with North Carolina of the Atlantic Coast Conference, pitcher…

Gov. Reynolds appointments Mason City police officer to board

Gov. Reynolds appointments Mason City police officer to board

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions today, including a an officer from Mason City. Tiffany Creekmur, a Sergeant with the Mason City Police…

Republicans irked that Shannon Latham puts up good fight versus Amanda Ragan but predictably lost

Republicans irked that Shannon Latham puts up good fight versus Amanda Ragan but predictably lost

MASON CITY – State Senator Amanda Ragan’s closest brush with defeat has left many north Iowans shocked, with more than a few Republicans irked at the defeated GOP nominee –…

Mason City man dies after hit by truck driven by man with suspended license

Mason City man dies after hit by truck driven by man with suspended license

MASON CITY – A Mason City man died after he was hit by a truck driven by a man with a suspended license. On Nov 7, 2018, at 10:47 PM, 43-year-old…