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Auto accident with minor injuries reported in rural Mason City

Auto accident with minor injuries reported in rural Mason City

MASON CITY – An auto accident with minor injuries was reported in rural Mason City early Thursday. On February 28 at approximately 7:15 AM, a 2012 Chevrolet Impala being operated…

OBIT: Paul J. Ritter, 93, of Charles City

OBIT: Paul J. Ritter, 93, of Charles City

Paul J. Ritter, 93, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage with his family by his side. A Mass…

Garner man awaits trial on multiple felony charges

Garner man awaits trial on multiple felony charges

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U.S. House passes bill requiring background checks on all guns sales

U.S. House passes bill requiring background checks on all guns sales

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U. S. House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday to require background checks on all gun sales in the country. This bill is the first gun…

Iowa Head Coach Fran McCaffery suspended 2 games for ripping refs

Iowa Head Coach Fran McCaffery suspended 2 games for ripping refs

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta announced on Wednesday a two-game suspension of head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery for unsportsmanlike comments directed at an…

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

TESTIMONY OF MICHAEL D. COHEN COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND REFORM U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEBRUARY 27, 2019 Chairman Cummings, Ranking Member Jordan, and Members of the Committee, thank you for…

Gary Dolphin, “Voice of the Hawkeyes,” will return to action next year

Gary Dolphin, “Voice of the Hawkeyes,” will return to action next year

IOWA  CITY — Hawkeye Sports Properties, the multimedia rights manager for University of Iowa Athletics, today announced it will reinstate play-by-play announcer Gary Dolphin beginning with coverage of football spring practice. Dolphin…

Brazilian man’s outrageous behavior on flight that led to landing in Iowa gets prison term

Brazilian man’s outrageous behavior on flight that led to landing in Iowa gets prison term

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Brazilian man’s outrageous behavior on a flight that led to the airliner landing in Iowa received a prison term at sentencing this week. Guilherme Alves De…

Newman’s Steven Ringo to run cross country at NIACC next season

Newman’s Steven Ringo to run cross country at NIACC next season

MASON CITY – Newman Catholic’s Steven Ringo signed a national letter of intent to run cross country at NIACC next season. The NIACC men’s cross country team placed 25th at…

Grassley Op-ed: Pharma execs should stop grandstanding and work to lower prescription prices

Grassley Op-ed: Pharma execs should stop grandstanding and work to lower prescription prices

By U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Feb 26, 2019 It’s not every day an Iowan has the opportunity to wake up and ask top executives of seven major pharmaceutical…

Basketball: Iowa pummeled by Ohio State, 90-70

Basketball: Iowa pummeled by Ohio State, 90-70

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Iowa was dominated Tuesday night in a Big Ten road game against Ohio State, losing the contest 90-70. Freshman Joe Wieskamp led Iowa’s effort with a team-high…

Ernst votes to protect lives of children born after failed abortions

Ernst votes to protect lives of children born after failed abortions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a longtime and outspoken pro-life advocate, on Monday voted in support of legislation to protect the lives of children born-alive after a failed…

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 19, 2019

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 19, 2019

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 19, 2019: Download the PDF file .…

Southbound Interstate 35 to reopen at noon today; northbound remains closed

Southbound Interstate 35 to reopen at noon today; northbound remains closed

AMES – The Iowa Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Iowa State Patrol, will be reopening southbound Interstate 35 from the Northwood exit south at noon today. Once the…

Wrestling: Missouri defeats Iowa State, 23-15

Wrestling: Missouri defeats Iowa State, 23-15

AMES – No. 5 Missouri (16-1, 7-0 MAC) defeated No. 11 Iowa State (10-4, 6-2 Big 12), 23-15 Sunday afternoon in wrestling action at Hilton Coliseum. The two teams split the…

Algona contractor who put workers in danger of asbestos exposure sentenced to probation

Algona contractor who put workers in danger of asbestos exposure sentenced to probation

CEDAR RAPIDS – An experienced Algona contractor who purchased and renovated the former Kossuth County Home without thoroughly inspecting for asbestos was sentenced February 13, 2019, to two years of…

Convicted Plymouth meth criminal and two others caught with loaded gun, meth, pills

Convicted Plymouth meth criminal and two others caught with loaded gun, meth, pills

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Osage educator arrested for drunk driving in Charles City

Osage educator arrested for drunk driving in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – An Osage man who is a school principal was recently arrested for drunk driving in Charles City. On February 16, 2019 at 11:21 PM, officers with the…

Wrestling: #3 Iowa beaten by #2 Oklahoma State, 27-12

Wrestling: #3 Iowa beaten by #2 Oklahoma State, 27-12

STILLWATER, OK – The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team fell to No. 2 Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon, 27-12, in front of a sold-out crowd at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The…

Semi-conscious female found on rural Worth county road

Semi-conscious female found on rural Worth county road

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Mason City duo arrested after illegally scarfing down Red Bull and hot dog

Mason City duo arrested after illegally scarfing down Red Bull and hot dog

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Basketball: Iowa State drops conference road game at TCU, 75-72

Basketball: Iowa State drops conference road game at TCU, 75-72

FORT WORTH, TX – Iowa State dropped a conference road game at TCU, 75-72, Saturday. Forward Michael Jacobson led Iowa State with 17 points in just 22 minutes of action.…

Cerro Gordo Sheriff: Don’t travel

Cerro Gordo Sheriff: Don’t travel

MASON CITY – A tow ban is currently in affect for Cerro Gordo County roads until further notice. Travel is not advised. The sheriff’s office is receiving multiple calls for…

Charles City man on probation for domestic violence caught drunk driving

Charles City man on probation for domestic violence caught drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City responded to a disturbance in the process, arrested a man for drunk driving that is already on probation for domestic violence. The incident…

Women’s basketball: #1 Baylor defeats #20 Iowa State, 73-60

Women’s basketball: #1 Baylor defeats #20 Iowa State, 73-60

AMES – No. 1 Baylor (25-1, 15-1 Big 12) defeated No. 20 Iowa State (20-7, 10-5 Big 12) 73-60 Saturday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum. The Bears had three players in…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Alan Heavens as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Alan Heavens as District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced her appointment of Alan Heavens as district court judge in Judicial Election District 1A. Heavens, of Garnavillo, Iowa, received his undergraduate degree from…

Hawkeye athletics announcer Gary Dolphin silenced after “King Kong” reference

Hawkeye athletics announcer Gary Dolphin silenced after “King Kong” reference

IOWA CITY – The voice of Iowa Hawkeye basketball and football, Gary Dolphin, has been suspended once again this season, this time after praising an opposing player for soundly defeating…

Rep. Upmeyer: “Common-sense budgeting” taking place in Iowa Legislature

Rep. Upmeyer: “Common-sense budgeting” taking place in Iowa Legislature

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: Who else is sick of all this snow? It seems like as soon as we get…

6 Unusual Dating Apps for Geeks

Swipe left, swipe right – aren’t you tired of that? But who said that dating is easy? Fortunately, not all dating apps are based on the same principle. How should…

Rep. Steckman: Bill advancing that would allow “politicians and campaign donors” to pick Iowa judges

Rep. Steckman: Bill advancing that would allow “politicians and campaign donors” to pick Iowa judges

The following is a legislative update from Democratic Rep. Sharon Steckman, who represents the middle third of Cerro Gordo county: Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to…

OBIT: Rose Wiggins, 80, of Charles City

OBIT: Rose Wiggins, 80, of Charles City

Rose Wiggins, 80, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019. A funeral service for Rose Wiggins will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Hauser…

Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. announced today that the Northern District of Iowa collected $4,488,405.85 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018. Of this…

Editorial: You only get one heart. Love it!

Editorial: You only get one heart. Love it!

By: Karen Crimmings, RN, CIC Many of us bulldoze through life thinking our bodies are invincible. We tell ourselves things like “that will never happen to me” and “well, I…

Governor Reynolds announces additional cabinet appointments

Governor Reynolds announces additional cabinet appointments

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced several additional cabinet appointments today. These cabinet secretaries will serve as important agents as Gov. Reynolds carries out her work to serve Iowans.…

Older Iowans warned about offers of ‘free government benefits’

Older Iowans warned about offers of ‘free government benefits’

DES MOINES – Older Iowans who receive official-looking mailers with “FREE government benefits” in large print should beware: A private company might be fishing for your information and trying to…

OBIT: Cleo Jones, 91, of Charles City

OBIT: Cleo Jones, 91, of Charles City

Cleo Jones, 91, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019. A funeral service for Cleo Jones will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Immaculate…

Illegal alien from Honduras nabbed at Spencer hotel, sent to prison for 6 months

Illegal alien from Honduras nabbed at Spencer hotel, sent to prison for 6 months

SIOUX CITY – A man who entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on February 20, 2019, to six months’ in prison. Enrique Garcia-Dormes, age 32, from Honduras,…

Hawkeye football team picks up graduate transfer defensive lineman

Hawkeye football team picks up graduate transfer defensive lineman

IOWA CITY – Graduate transfer defensive lineman Zach VanValkenburg has signed a national letter of intent to join the University of Iowa football program. VanValkenburg joins the program with two…

Jussie Smollett axed from 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’

Jussie Smollett axed from 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’

CHICAGO – Shamed faker Jussie Smollett has been axed from his acting job on the set of the 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’ after duping lefties into believing his…

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 21, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 21, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/21/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 110.19 ALERTS THAT WORK INC BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS 869.99 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

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