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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…