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Cerro Gordo Health Department offers Nutrition Coaching and InBody Analyzer Scans

Cerro Gordo Health Department offers Nutrition Coaching and InBody Analyzer Scans

MASON CITY –  The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is now offering Nutrition Coaching paired with an InBody Analyzer scan to the public. Nutrition coaching allows you to…

City of Mason City expense report, Jan. 17, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, Jan. 17, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 01/17/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,390.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 150.00…

Senator Ragan says she is “working for you” at the Capitol

Senator Ragan says she is “working for you” at the Capitol

DES MOINES – Today, Senator Amanda Ragan alerted citizens they she is “working for you” during the new legislative session. According to a statement from Senator Ragan: The 2019 legislative…

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing shutdown

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump canceled liberal Senator Nancy Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing woes of the lingering federal government shutdown, a day after the House Speaker recommended his postpone his…

Mason City’s Shopko to remain open during company restructuring

Mason City’s Shopko to remain open during company restructuring

GREEN BAY, WI – Mason City’s Shopko retail store will remain open during company restructuring, the company announced this week. Shopko was founded in 1962 and currently operates 134 Shopko…

College basketball: Iowa defeats Penn State for Big Ten Conference road win

College basketball: Iowa defeats Penn State for Big Ten Conference road win

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Iowa men’s basketball team beat Penn State, 89-82, in a Big Ten Conference road game Wednesday evening. Iowa’s (#23/24) 89 points are the most scored…

Audit of City of Mason City available for viewing

Audit of City of Mason City available for viewing

MASON CITY – Kronlage & Olson, P.C., Certified Public Accountants today released an audit report on the City of Mason City for the year ended June 30, 2018. The City’s…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg to declare January “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month” in Iowa

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg to declare January “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month” in Iowa

DES MOINES – On Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda, Gov. Kim Reynolds will sign a proclamation declaring January as “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention…

Tonja Ihlenfeldt now featured artist at Waldorf University gallery

Tonja Ihlenfeldt now featured artist at Waldorf University gallery

FOREST CITY, IOWA, Jan. 16, 2019 – Waldorf University will host an artist reception for local artist Tonja Ihlenfeldt on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the university gallery…

Winnebago launches new wheelchair-friendly RV collection

Winnebago launches new wheelchair-friendly RV collection

FOREST CITY, IOWA – Aiming to bring greater freedom and comfort to people traveling in wheelchairs or with limited mobility, ​Winnebago​ Industries has launched three ​accessibility-enhanced motorhomes​, the Intent 30R AE,…

Rep. Steckman begins 2019 legislative session focused on “jobs, great public schools, and access to health care”

Rep. Steckman begins 2019 legislative session focused on “jobs, great public schools, and access to health care”

DES MOINES – Sharon Steckman, representing most of Mason City and the central third of Cerro Gordo county in the Iowa House, says she begins 2019 legislative session focused on…

Two Minnesotans accused of beating person in Worth county hotel

Two Minnesotans accused of beating person in Worth county hotel

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Rudd woman, allegedly drunk, crashes car into pickup, mailbox and yard in Mason City

Rudd woman, allegedly drunk, crashes car into pickup, mailbox and yard in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Rudd woman, allegedly drunk and possibly texting, crashed her Pontiac into a pickup, a mailbox and a yard in Mason City Sunday evening. Mason City police tell…

Mason City council ready to award first bid for work on multi-purpose arena

Mason City council ready to award first bid for work on multi-purpose arena

MASON CITY – The Mason City council is set to award the first bid for work on the planned multi-purpose arena that will be constructed in the former JC Penney…

Senator Ragan says she “will work to move Iowa forward while opposing legislation that would hold Iowa back”

Senator Ragan says she “will work to move Iowa forward while opposing legislation that would hold Iowa back”

DES MOINES – Amanda Ragan, representing Mason City along with parts of Butler, Cerro Gordo, and Franklin counties in the Iowa Senate, says she will fight bad legislation while moving…

Iowa Congressman Steve King booted from committees, claims his alleged racist quotes to New York Times “completely mischaracterized”

Iowa Congressman Steve King booted from committees, claims his alleged racist quotes to New York Times “completely mischaracterized”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa’s 4th District Congressman, Steve King, is enduring a hailstorm of consequences after his alleged racist views were exposed in a recent New York Times article, as…

Illinois Congressman moves to censure Steve King over alleged “rabid racism”

Illinois Congressman moves to censure Steve King over alleged “rabid racism”

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement announcing that he will be introducing a resolution to formally censure U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) for…

Man charged with attempted murder after shooting woman in chest in Ames

Man charged with attempted murder after shooting woman in chest in Ames

AMES – A man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting a woman in the chest Saturday afternoon in Ames. On January 12, 2019, at 4:16 p.m., Ames Police were…

Mason City man arrested on warrant in drunk driving case; gets half of fine waived

Mason City man arrested on warrant in drunk driving case; gets half of fine waived

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OBIT: Douglas J. Nelson, 76, of Charles City

OBIT: Douglas J. Nelson, 76, of Charles City

Douglas J. Nelson, 76, of Charles City died January 10, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City. A family and friends graveside service will be held at…

OBIT: Marvin LeRoy Dolloff

OBIT: Marvin LeRoy Dolloff

Marvin LeRoy Dolloff, 86 died Friday, January 11, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in CCU surrounded by his loved ones. A Celebration of Life for Marvin will be held at…

OBIT: Gene A. Haugo, 82 of Lake Mills

OBIT: Gene A. Haugo, 82 of Lake Mills

Gene A. Haugo, 82 of Lake Mills, IA, died Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Muse Morris Hospice Unit in Mason City, IA. Memorial service will be 11 AM, Saturday,…

WRESTLING: No. 21 Iowa State Defeats Fresno State, 31-6

WRESTLING: No. 21 Iowa State Defeats Fresno State, 31-6

AMES – No. 21 Iowa State (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) defeated Fresno State (4-6, 1-3 Big 12), 31-6 in wrestling action Sunday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State won eight…

OBIT: Alice Potter

OBIT: Alice Potter

Alice J. Potter, 87, of Garner passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at…

OBIT: Robert L. Ennen

OBIT: Robert L. Ennen

Robert L. Ennen, 89, of Mason City, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Good Shepherd Health Center. No arrangements are being made at this time.…

Iowa Completes 2023 Football Schedule

Iowa Completes 2023 Football Schedule

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa has added home dates with Western Michigan and Utah State to complete its 2023 football schedule. Iowa also announced the dates for the Iowa…

Semester Kick-Off: Lifelong Learning Institute Coffee at NIACC

Semester Kick-Off: Lifelong Learning Institute Coffee at NIACC

MASON CITY – The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will start the semester off with a cup of coffee and a chance to meet…

Iowa man dead after violent crash during police chase

Iowa man dead after violent crash during police chase

MONTOUR,IOWA – An Iowa man is dead after a violent crash during a police chase. The accident took place Friday, January 11 just after midnight near 308 Northwood Drive in Montour,…

Floyd County Community Foundation holds Grant Awards Ceremony

Floyd County Community Foundation holds Grant Awards Ceremony

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Community Foundation is holding a Grant Awards Ceremony on January 23 to celebrate their 2018 grants recipients. The ceremony will be held at the…

Auto versus semi accident reported Sunday on Interstate 35 in Worth county

Auto versus semi accident reported Sunday on Interstate 35 in Worth county

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A car and a semi truck collided in Worth county on Sunday afternoon, and a man complained of pain after the accident. Around 4 PM Sunday…

Cerro Gordo County claims for January 8, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for January 8, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for January 8, 2018: Download the PDF file .…

Three players depart Iowa football team

Three players depart Iowa football team

IOWA CITY – Three additional University of Iowa football players have declared for the NFL Draft, forfeiting their remaining college eligibility. Juniors Amani Hooker and Anthony Nelson, and sophomore T.J.…

Wrestling: Iowa silences Minnesota, 24-10

Wrestling: Iowa silences Minnesota, 24-10

MINNEAPOLIS – The fourth-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defended the Governor’s Border Belt on Sunday at Minnesota, defeating the eighth-ranked Gophers, 24-10, at a sold out Maturi Pavilion. Iowa…

GOP Senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns

GOP Senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley along with Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, Steve Daines of Montana, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, John Barrasso of Wyoming, Jim…

Opinion: What will come next after monumental corruption exposed in Mason City School District?

Opinion: What will come next after monumental corruption exposed in Mason City School District?

After all this corruption and a State Audit showing how and who made off with $2.2M of public money from an elected Board so naive, unprepared, and lazy as to…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Michael Hooper as District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Michael Hooper as district court judge in the Fourth Judicial District. Hooper, of Atlantic, Iowa, received his undergraduate degree…

Iowa State’s Solomon Young to miss remainder of season

Iowa State’s Solomon Young to miss remainder of season

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm announced today that junior forward Solomon Young will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season as he continues to…

RSVP of North Central Iowa Volunteers applauded for helping students succeed

MASON CITY – In recognition of January as National Mentoring Month, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of North Central Iowa is celebrating the work of Reading Coach Volunteers. RSVP Reading…

OBIT: Margaret “Marge” Maser, 65, of Charles City

OBIT: Margaret “Marge” Maser, 65, of Charles City

Margaret “Marge” Maser, 65, of Charles City, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A funeral service for Marge Maser will be…

Men’s basketball: Iowa defeats Ohio State, 72-62

Men’s basketball: Iowa defeats Ohio State, 72-62

IOWA CITY – Iowa defeated Ohio State Saturday in Iowa City in a Big Ten Conference home game. Iowa trailed, 26-24 after a low-scoring first half. Jordan Bohannon became the…

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