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OBIT: Marvin D. Kitner

OBIT: Marvin D. Kitner

Marvin D. Kitner, 81, of Mason City, died Wednesday (January 30, 2019) at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. A Memorial Service will be held for Marvin at a…

On third anniversary of her death, Senator Ernst re-introduces Sarah’s Law

WASHINGTON – On January 31, 2016, the night of her graduation, Sarah Root, a twenty-one year-old Iowan from Council Bluffs, was struck and killed in Omaha, Neb., by Edwin Mejia,…

Waldorf University’s Knit Wits to participate in American Heart Association Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign for a second year

Waldorf University’s Knit Wits to participate in American Heart Association Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign for a second year

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University’s knitting club, Knit Wits, is once again partnering with the American Heart Association Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign to donate handcrafted red hats to newborn…

Governor Reynolds to visit Mason City on Friday

Governor Reynolds to visit Mason City on Friday

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg are continuing their Condition of the State Tour this week and plan to visit Mason City on Friday, February…

Roundup of NIACC athletics news

Roundup of NIACC athletics news

MASON CITY – For the second straight week, a NIACC women’s basketball player has earned the ICCAC’s player of the week honor. NIACC freshman Autam Mendez was selected as the…

Iowa man guilty of trying to hire hitman to kill two people

Iowa man guilty of trying to hire hitman to kill two people

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who was serving a fifteen year federal prison sentence when he tried to hire a “hitman” to murder two people in Northeast Iowa was convicted…

Eastern Iowa man busted by State Patrol after high-speed chase in Cerro Gordo county

Eastern Iowa man busted by State Patrol after high-speed chase in Cerro Gordo county

CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Eastern Iowa man was busted by the State Patrol after a high-speed chase in Cerro Gordo county. Travis Coleman, showing a latest address of Davenport, Iowa,…

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor Jay Urdahl charged with harassment of elderly woman

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor Jay Urdahl charged with harassment of elderly woman

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Iowa man accused of murder of man whose body was found in Floyd county in 2017

Iowa man accused of murder of man whose body was found in Floyd county in 2017

DES MOINES – The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation have made an arrest in the homicide of 28 year…

Former Cerro Gordo county auditor Ken Kline given award before retirement

Former Cerro Gordo county auditor Ken Kline given award before retirement

DES MOINES – Tuesday, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate presented Deputy Commissioner of Elections Ken Kline with a National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)Medallion Award. “Ken was the…

Brace for dangerous cold over next couple of days, citizens warned

Brace for dangerous cold over next couple of days, citizens warned

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City is urging residents to take precautions over the next couple of days as life-threatening cold temperatures impact the area. Citizens are encouraged…

Floyd county sheriff nabs speeding Michigan man with handgun and heroin, cruising for Mason City

Floyd county sheriff nabs speeding Michigan man with handgun and heroin, cruising for Mason City

FLOYD COUNTY, IOWA – The Floyd county sheriff’s office announced the arrest of an armed Michigan man headed to Mason City possibly to deal heroin. On December 31, 2018 the…

Demolition of JC Penney begins in Mason City

Demolition of JC Penney begins in Mason City

MASON CITY – The first step in building a new multi-purpose arena in Mason City is underway with the demolition of the interior of the former JC Penney store in…

Cerro Gordo County claims for January 22, 2019

Cerro Gordo County claims for January 22, 2019

Cerro Gordo County claims for January 22, 2019: Download the PDF file .…

Wrestling: No. 3 Oklahoma State Takes Down No. 15 Iowa State, 22-15

Wrestling: No. 3 Oklahoma State Takes Down No. 15 Iowa State, 22-15

STILLWATER, Okla. – No. 15 Iowa State (7-2, 4-1 Big 12) fell to No. 3 Oklahoma State (10-0, 6-0 Big 12), 22-15. In the dual, redshirt senior Willie Miklus defeated…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes top Northwestern, 32-7

Wrestling: Hawkeyes top Northwestern, 32-7

EVANSTON, Illinois – The fourth-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team rode past Northwestern, 32-7, on Sunday afternoon at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Iowa dominated the top position in each win, totaling more than…

Blumenthal & Grassley introduce Special Counsel Transparency Act

Blumenthal & Grassley introduce Special Counsel Transparency Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced transparency legislation today to ensure that the work of Justice Department Special…

Married Iowa men fight, one ends up shot

Married Iowa men fight, one ends up shot

WEST DES MOINES – A married male couple got into a fight Sunday night in West Des Moines, police say, and one ended up getting shot and both were injured.…

10 Best Tips for Young Couples 

There is an old saying that goes something like this, “If only youth knew, if only old could …” Yes, the physical potential of people of age is relatively smaller,…

Iowa man dies in coyote hunting incident

Iowa man dies in coyote hunting incident

CLAY COUNTY, IOWA – On January 27, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Clay County Sheriff’s deputies, Iowa DNR conservation officers and local emergency personnel responded to a report of a hunting…

OBIT: Steven “Steve” Lee Buseman, 53, of Charles City

OBIT: Steven “Steve” Lee Buseman, 53, of Charles City

Steven “Steve” Lee Buseman, 53, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota with his loving family at…

Missing Iowa boy found deceased

Missing Iowa boy found deceased

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA – A missing Iowa boy was found deceased today, police in Marshalltown, Iowa announced. The Marshalltown Police Department regretfully reports Corey Brown, age 13, was found deceased today.…

Senator Ragan says Democrats are “committed to improving life for everyday Iowans”

Senator Ragan says Democrats are “committed to improving life for everyday Iowans”

The following is a legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, who serves Butler, Cerro Gordo, and Franklin counties: Survey: How can everyday Iowans get ahead? Senate Democrats…

Forest City man gets light sentence after shooting at school bus

Forest City man gets light sentence after shooting at school bus

FOREST CITY – A Forest City man got probation and a suspended fine after shooting out a window on a school bus with children inside. On January 5, 2018, at…

Kenyan-born Michigan residents arrested for conspiracy to join ISIS, use car to run down Americans

Kenyan-born Michigan residents arrested for conspiracy to join ISIS, use car to run down Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three residents of Lansing, Michigan, were arrested without incident Monday afternoon for conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely the Islamic State…

Three Kansas men sentenced to prison for plotting to bomb Somali immigrants

Three Kansas men sentenced to prison for plotting to bomb Somali immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three men from southwest Kansas were sentenced to 25, 26 and 30 years imprisonment on charges of conspiring to detonate a bomb at an apartment complex in…

Wrestling: Iowa State defeats Oklahoma, 25-6

Wrestling: Iowa State defeats Oklahoma, 25-6

AMES, Iowa – No. 15 Iowa State (7-1, 4-0 Big 12) remained undefeated in Big 12 dual wrestling action with a 25-6 win over Oklahoma (5-4, 1-2 Big 12) Friday…

OBIT: Richard “Dick” Lee Tobin

OBIT: Richard “Dick” Lee Tobin

Richard “Dick” L. Tobin, 78 of Floyd Iowa died Friday night January 25, 2018 at the Osage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Arrangements are with Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home and Cremation…

News update from Iowa Democrats

News update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a new update from Iowa Democrats: Veterans Day on the Hill; Condition of the Iowa National Guard This week, veterans and their families traveled to Des Moines…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

The following is a Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City: This has been a rather strange week, mostly due to weather conditions.  The Legislature never meets on…

NIACC VS Waldorf was once a great rivalry

NIACC VS Waldorf was once a great rivalry

By KIRK HARDCASTLE NIACC Sports Information Director When you begin to discuss the great college rivalries, several come to mind. On the national scene, North Carolina/Duke, Auburn/Alabama and USC/UCLA are…

Man accused of felony theft in Worth county

Man accused of felony theft in Worth county

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Grace Church to host prom for people with special needs

Grace Church to host prom for people with special needs

MASON CTY – Grace Church announced this week that they will serve as one of nearly 500 churches around the world already registered to host Night to Shine 2019, sponsored…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes dominate Illinois, 31-8

Wrestling: Hawkeyes dominate Illinois, 31-8

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — The fourth-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team rolled past No. 20 Illinois, 31-8, on Friday night at Huff Hall. Spencer Lee opened the dual with a fall,…

Trump advisor Roger Stone indicted on federal charges

Trump advisor Roger Stone indicted on federal charges

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – Trump advisor Roger Stone has been indicted on federal charges and nabbed by heavily armed and armored agents this morning at his Florida home. The indictment claims…

Ice anglers in Iowa welcome cold weather

Ice anglers in Iowa welcome cold weather

CLEAR LAKE – After an unusually mild winter, cold weather has finally arrived across Iowa and is covering previously open lakes and ponds with a layer of ice. But anglers…

Welcoming and Retaining Diverse Talent Seminar to be held at NIACC

Welcoming and Retaining Diverse Talent Seminar to be held at NIACC

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has collaborated with IowaWorks and Employers’ Council of Iowa to offer Welcoming & Retaining Diverse Talent, a half-day seminar designed to…

DNR providing extra enforcement over 2019 Winter Games in Okoboji

DNR providing extra enforcement over 2019 Winter Games in Okoboji

OKOBOJI, IOWA – DNR conservation officers will be partnering with the Iowa State Patrol and the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office on a special enforcement project over the Winter Games at Okoboji…

Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wants to tax wealth, not income

Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren wants to tax wealth, not income

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a bulletin to possible supporters this week, Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said she wants to tax wealth, not income, pointing to ultra-rich with fancy possessions. The…

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of January 24, 2019

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of January 24, 2019

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…

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