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SUV slams through front of Kwik Coin Laundry in Mason City Wednesday morning

SUV slams through front of Kwik Coin Laundry in Mason City Wednesday morning

MASON CITY – An SUV slammed through the front of the Kwik Coin Laundry in Mason City Wednesday morning, and the driver was cited. Today, at 10:02 am, a collision was…

Senator Amanda Ragan speaks of recent bipartisan successes in legislature

Senator Amanda Ragan speaks of recent bipartisan successes in legislature

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: BIPARTSAN SUCCESSES Employment leave for adoptive parents is family friendly A family…

Mason City woman disputes charges brought by police after alleged dog attack

Mason City woman disputes charges brought by police after alleged dog attack

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman vehemently denies charges brought by police after a child suffered an injury caused by her dog. Tammy Starbuck of Mason City was recently…

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

SIOUX CITY -A convicted felon who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed guns pled guilty March 12, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Wayne Allen Quillen, Jr. 49,…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for seven additional counties 

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for seven additional counties 

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to…

Iowa woman who witnessed to Waterloo shooting and later lied to grand jury sent to federal prison

Iowa woman who witnessed to Waterloo shooting and later lied to grand jury sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman who lied to a federal grand jury about a shooting in Waterloo was sentenced today to two years in federal prison. Karla Myles, age…

Webster City man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy possessed and distributed meth within public park zone

Webster City man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy possessed and distributed meth within public park zone

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty March 18, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Jeremy Alan Frye, 35, from Webster City, Iowa, was…

Water advisories in place for southwest Iowa communities

Water advisories in place for southwest Iowa communities

SOUTHWEST IOWA – This morning the City of Glenwood’s water treatment plant was inundated by the floodwaters, forcing the plant to be shut down and city officials have issued a…

Why Team Building Is Important For Your Business

Why Team Building Is Important For Your Business

Working with a team is a big step up for any business owner. You may have started your business by yourself, and worked alone for quite some time before coming…

Cerro Gordo county expense report: March 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report: March 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report for March 12, 2019: CLAIMS March 12, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Aaron’s Snow Removal, plow/blade 125.00 1 Alliant Energy, utilities 20.48 1 CDW Government, Inc.,…

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was jailed for drunk driving recently. On March 13, 2019 at about 9:23 PM, officers with the Charles City police department stopped a…

Mason City woman cited after child “repeatedly scratched by a dog” leading to hospitalization

Mason City woman cited after child “repeatedly scratched by a dog” leading to hospitalization

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was given two citations after a child in her care was allegedly “repeatedly scratched by a dog”. Mason City police officers were called…

Hilton Coliseum concourse renovation worth $25 million clears regent committee

Hilton Coliseum concourse renovation worth $25 million clears regent committee

AMES – Iowa State’s venerable Hilton Coliseum will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation project to expand its concourses, add additional concession areas, replace aging mechanical systems and improve fan accessibility…

Rockwell man wins $30,000 lottery prize

Rockwell man wins $30,000 lottery prize

MASON CITY — A Cerro Gordo County man has won a $30,000 lottery prize. Stephen Leininger, 54, of Rockwell won the big prize playing the Iowa Lottery’s “$300,000 Platinum Cash”…

Women’s college basketball: Cyclones earn No. 3 seed; will face No. 14 New Mexico State Saturday

Women’s college basketball: Cyclones earn No. 3 seed; will face No. 14 New Mexico State Saturday

AMES – The Iowa State women’s basketball team has been selected to play in its 18th NCAA Tournament, and 11th appearance in the last 13 years. The 3rd-seeded Cyclones will…

OBIT: Vernon “Vern” Nieland, formerly of Charles City

OBIT: Vernon “Vern” Nieland, formerly of Charles City

Vernon “Vern” Nieland, of Marshalltown, Iowa (formerly Charles City, Iowa), passed from this world on March 14, 2019, surrounded by family at the age of 91. A Mass of Christian…

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Chambers, 73, of Elma

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Chambers, 73, of Elma

Robert “Bob” Chambers, 73, of Elma, Iowa passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. A gathering of family and friends will be held from…

NCAA Tournament: Hawkeyes saddled with #10 seed and road game against Cincinnati

NCAA Tournament: Hawkeyes saddled with #10 seed and road game against Cincinnati

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s basketball team received an at-large berth to the 2019 Men’s Basketball Tournament by a tournament committee that was clearly not impressed…

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats: Improvements to School Infrastructure Passes House The Iowa House passed a bill this week to extend funding for school infrastructure improvements…

Cold, wet February brought more than 40 inches of snow to Northern Iowa

Cold, wet February brought more than 40 inches of snow to Northern Iowa

DES MOINES — More than 40 inches of snow fell in parts of northern Iowa in February, while temperatures fell as low as 20 degrees below zero, according to the…

Charles City man guilty of shoplifting, then given jail sentence

Charles City man guilty of shoplifting, then given jail sentence

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested after he was accused of shoplifting, then served a jail sentence. On March 4, 2019 at about 2:56 PM, officers with…

Lime Creek Nature Center sets fundraising auction

Lime Creek Nature Center sets fundraising auction

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center Foundation has scheduled an “Art of Nature” Fundraising event for Thursday, March 28 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Lime Creek…

United States Attorney’s Office and Sioux City Human Rights Commission to host forum on protecting places of worship

United States Attorney’s Office and Sioux City Human Rights Commission to host forum on protecting places of worship

SIOUX CITY, IA –United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. and the Sioux City Human Rights Commission will host a community forum focused on protecting places of worship. Leaders of…

Iowa State dismantles Kansas for Big 12 Tournament Championship, 78-66

Iowa State dismantles Kansas for Big 12 Tournament Championship, 78-66

KANSAS CITY – Iowa State will be among the hottest teams in the nation heading into the NCAA tournament after a dominating win against Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament…

Rep. Steckman: Some bills advance, others are “dead”

Rep. Steckman: Some bills advance, others are “dead”

The following is a legislative update from Democratic Rep. Sharon Steckman, representing the middle-third of Cerro Gordo county in the Iowa Legislature: We have now passed through the first funnel…

Runoff from manure application reaches Storm Lake

Runoff from manure application reaches Storm Lake

STORM LAKE – Wednesday afternoon, a complaint sent Iowa DNR staff to investigate a claim that manure runoff was reaching Storm Lake. They traced runoff to manure application on fields…

College basketball: Iowa viciously bounced from Big Ten Tournament by Michigan, 73-54

College basketball: Iowa viciously bounced from Big Ten Tournament by Michigan, 73-54

CHICAGO – Iowa’s easy ride in the Big Ten Tournament came crashing down to earth Friday night when the buzzsaw that is Michigan Wolverine basketball humbled the  Hawkeyes, 73-54. Iowa’s…

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving after allegedly fleeing accident scene

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving after allegedly fleeing accident scene

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man has been arrested for drunk driving after allegedly fleeing an accident scene. The incident took place on the evening of March 6.  That day,…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 15 additional counties

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 15 additional counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to…

Mason City judge applies for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

Mason City judge applies for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

DES MOINES – Thirty Iowans have applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the two vacancies on the Iowa Court of Appeals that occurred when Chief Judge David Danilson retired…

College basketball: Iowa State sneaks past top-seed Kansas State in Big 12 Tourney,

College basketball: Iowa State sneaks past top-seed Kansas State in Big 12 Tourney,

KANSAS CITY – Iowa State did what it does best Friday, which is advance in the Big 12 Conference Tournament with a 63-59 win over Kansas State. Marial Shayok struggled…

Presidential candidate Hickenlooper completes first trip to Iowa

Presidential candidate Hickenlooper completes first trip to Iowa

DENVER, CO – Over the weekend, former Colorado Governor and Democratic presidential candidate, Hickenlooper met with voters in Des Moines, Charles City, Cedar Falls, Dubuque, Clinton, and Cedar Rapids. The…

Iowa defeats Illinois in Big Ten Tournament opener, 83-62

Iowa defeats Illinois in Big Ten Tournament opener, 83-62

CHICAGO – Nicholas Baer led the Iowa Hawkeyes with a season high with 17 points in defeating the Illinois Fighting Illini Thursday night int he Big Ten Tournament opener in…

Iowa man in state prison manages to deal “pounds of meth,” leading to long federal prison sentence

Iowa man in state prison manages to deal “pounds of meth,” leading to long federal prison sentence

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who was responsible for distributing pounds of ice methamphetamine was sentenced today to more than ten years in federal prison. Duane Baker, age 28, from…

Boy hurt when school bus slides off icy road in Mitchell county

Boy hurt when school bus slides off icy road in Mitchell county

RURAL MITCHELL COUNTY – A boy was hurt when a school bus slid off an icy road in Mitchell county Wednesday morning. A school bus from the Osage School District…

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to campaign across Iowa this weekend with stops Scheduled in Waterloo, Dubuque, Independence, Cedar Rapids and Davenport

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to campaign across Iowa this weekend with stops Scheduled in Waterloo, Dubuque, Independence, Cedar Rapids and Davenport

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — This weekend, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will campaign across eastern Iowa, where she will meet with local residents at events in Waterloo, Dubuque, Independence, Cedar Rapids, and…

Multiple search warrants executed at Fort Dodge houses lead to seizure of illegal drugs, gun and large sum of cash

Multiple search warrants executed at Fort Dodge houses lead to seizure of illegal drugs, gun and large sum of cash

FORT DODGE – Multiple search warrants were executed Thursday at Fort Dodge houses, leading to seizure of illegal drugs, gun, a large sum of cash, and promises of arrests. On…

Iowa birthday bank robber sent federal prison for 5 years

Iowa birthday bank robber sent federal prison for 5 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who robbed a bank in Springville last year was sentenced today to five years in federal prison.  Joseph Jay Kripner, age 46 of Monticello,…

Gov. Reynolds signs Ag Trespass legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs Ag Trespass legislation into law

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed S.F. 519 into law following a bipartisan vote by both the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa State Senate earlier this…

City of Mason City Publication Report March 14, 2019

City of Mason City Publication Report March 14, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/14/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 34.20 AKINS, GARY D EDUCATION AND TRAINING 45.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

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