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Illegal alien from Honduras caught in Wright county sent to prison after dealing weed and sex assault

Illegal alien from Honduras caught in Wright county sent to prison after dealing weed and sex assault

SIOUX CITY – A man who entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on February 6, 2019, to five months’ in prison. Walter Redondo-Amador, age 23, from Honduras,…

Police say “precious heirlooms” stolen from family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake have been recovered

Police say “precious heirlooms” stolen from family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake have been recovered

CLEAR LAKE – Police say “precious heirlooms” that were stolen in recent days from the family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake have been recovered. During the early morning hours…

Steve King euphoric that President Trump will declare national emergency to build border wall

Steve King euphoric that President Trump will declare national emergency to build border wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House said today that President Trump will sign a government funding bill passed by Congress to avert another shutdown and he will also take other executive…

Wrestling: No. 12 Iowa State Takes Out Oregon State 23-14

Wrestling: No. 12 Iowa State Takes Out Oregon State 23-14

CORVALLIS, Ore. – No. 12 Iowa State (10-2, 6-1 Big 12) went on the road and took out Oregon State (4-7, 0-1 Pac 12), 23-14 in a late night Monday…

Mason City nurse sentenced to three years in prison for stealing pain medication from patients

Mason City nurse sentenced to three years in prison for stealing pain medication from patients

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa nurse who stole pain medications from his patients and created false medical records to cover up his thefts was sentenced February 13, 2019, to three…

Three arrested for meth crimes in Spirit Lake as children allegedly endangered

Three arrested for meth crimes in Spirit Lake as children allegedly endangered

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – Three people were arrested for meth crimes in Spirit Lake as children were allegedly endangered during their ordeal. On February 10, 2019, the Dickinson County Sheriff’s…

Waldorf University to host “Reel Rock 13” rock climbing/mountaineering independent film festival

Waldorf University to host “Reel Rock 13” rock climbing/mountaineering independent film festival

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University will host a screening of the “Reel Rock 13” independent film festival on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Boman…

Illegal alien sent to prison for using U.S. citizen’s social security number to get job

Illegal alien sent to prison for using U.S. citizen’s social security number to get job

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man who used false identification documents to obtain jobs was sentenced today to more than three months in federal prison. Sergio Castro-Ramirez, age 40, a…

Cops chase convicted meth dealer who fled Beje Clark after short prison term

Cops chase convicted meth dealer who fled Beje Clark after short prison term

MASON CITY – A meth dealer sent to prison on a ten-year term got out real early then proceeded to abscond from the Beje Clark halfway house, eventually leading cops…

Waterloo man accused of burglary in Fertile

Waterloo man accused of burglary in Fertile

NORTHWOOD – A man is behind bars after an alleged burglary attempt in Fertile. On November 23, 2018 at about 1:20 AM the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a report…

Algona felon sent to federal prison for possessing a firearm

Algona felon sent to federal prison for possessing a firearm

SIOUX CITY – A two-time Algona felon who possessed a three different firearms on three different occasions was sentenced to two years in federal prison today. Chad Michael Chase, age…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on education funding legislation

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on education funding legislation

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement after the Iowa Senate voted to advance preK-12 education funding: “With the Iowa Legislature’s approval of historic preK-12 school funding, we…

Over 300 migrants caught trying to enter U.S. at New Mexico location

Over 300 migrants caught trying to enter U.S. at New Mexico location

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – As large groups of illegal aliens continue to cross through the Lordsburg area near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry, U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the…

Feds look to control and monitor drone traffic

Feds look to control and monitor drone traffic

WASHINGTON D.C. –  The federal government is looking to control and monitor the ever-increasing drone traffic and activity in the nation’s skies. According to the Department of Homeland Security, in…

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman found guilty on all charges in US Court

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman found guilty on all charges in US Court

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, the boss of the Siniloa Cartel, also known by various aliases, including “El Chapo” and “El Rapido,” was convicted Tuesday by a federal…

Iowa State Patrol Troopers to conduct alcohol, nicotine and vapor product compliance checks at local establishments

Iowa State Patrol Troopers to conduct alcohol, nicotine and vapor product compliance checks at local establishments

SPENCER, Iowa – The Iowa State Patrol has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of youth. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program…

Northern Iowa man caught in stolen pickup truck with half pound of meth and heroin

Northern Iowa man caught in stolen pickup truck with half pound of meth and heroin

RURAL ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was charged as the result of the investigation into a stolen vehicle found parked at a farm south of Estherville recently. According…

Disabled Iowa man who sued Fleet Farm after denied use of motorized cart loses lawsuit

Disabled Iowa man who sued Fleet Farm after denied use of motorized cart loses lawsuit

MASON CITY – A handicapped man who trudged out of the Mason City Fleet Farm store nearly 2 years ago on his knees after he was denied use of a…

Grassley claims Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is successful

Grassley claims Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is successful

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, says the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been a huge success. The following are…

Northern Iowa man sent to federal prison for meth and guns

Northern Iowa man sent to federal prison for meth and guns

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed  a firearm was sentenced February 11, 2019, to more than seven years in federal prison. Mark David…

Waterloo felon sentenced to over four years for illegally possessing a firearm

Waterloo felon sentenced to over four years for illegally possessing a firearm

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who possessed a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense was sentenced today to more than four years in federal prison. Brady Lee…

Iowa police officer investigated and charged with felony after burglary of vet clinic

Iowa police officer investigated and charged with felony after burglary of vet clinic

FAIRFIELD – During the month of November 2018, the Veterinary Clinic, Fairfield, IA, began to suspect shortages of a Schedule IV narcotic from their inventory. The Clinic staff began to…

DNR to recap hunting seasons, discuss possible rule changes at public meetings across the state

DNR to recap hunting seasons, discuss possible rule changes at public meetings across the state

VENTURA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a series of town hall-style meetings where local staff will provide updates on recently completed hunting seasons, discuss possible…

CERRO GORDO COUNTY CALENDAR YEAR 2018 SALARY LIST

CERRO GORDO COUNTY CALENDAR YEAR 2018 SALARY LIST

CERRO GORDO COUNTY CALENDAR YEAR 2018 SALARY LIST James E Aberg 67,448.26 Wendy Renae Alcorn 60,507.20 Carrie A. Allen 40,176.41 Gary L Allen 47,761.72 Jeremy M Ames 50,122.37 Amber M…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, February 5, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, February 5, 2019

CLAIMS February 5, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Aberg, Jim, meals/mileage 553.18 1 Aberg, Jim, repair 81.43 1 Aberg, Jim, telephone 35.00 1 Accurate Analytical, lab tests 510.00 2 Airgas USA…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, January 29, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, January 29, 2019

CLAIMS January 29, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Alliant Energy, utilities 9718.30  2 Cardmember Service, meals/mileage 256.49  1 Cardmember Service, purch serv 29.66  1 Cardmember Service, supplies 40.33  1 Clear Lake…

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BUDGET ESTIMATE – MASON CITY

“NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BUDGET ESTIMATE Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2019 – Ending June 30, 2020 City of Mason City, Iowa The City Council will conduct a public hearing…

OBIT: Lorraine Beekman, 83, of Charles City

OBIT: Lorraine Beekman, 83, of Charles City

Lorraine Beekman, 83, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. A Celebration of the Funeral Mass for Lorraine will…

NIACC set to host district wrestling tournament

NIACC set to host district wrestling tournament

MASON CITY – The No. 19 NIACC wrestling team will host the NJCAA Central District Tournament on Sunday in the NIACC gym. The district tournament, which includes Ellsworth, Iowa Central,…

Rep. Sharon Steckman: Bill “falls short” of funding needed for schools

Rep. Sharon Steckman: Bill “falls short” of funding needed for schools

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City: House Study Bill 109 passed out of sub-committee and the Education committee on Wednesday of this week.…

NIACC wrestlers place third at districts, qualify 7 for nationals

NIACC wrestlers place third at districts, qualify 7 for nationals

MASON CITY – The NIACC wrestling team placed third at the NJCAA Central District Tournament on Sunday in the NIACC gym. NIACC qualified seven wrestlers for the NJCAA Division I…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer says schools to get funding boost

Rep. Linda Upmeyer says schools to get funding boost

The following is a legislative update from Senator Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: We’ve wrapped up another week at the Statehouse and it was great to see many people from…

Mason City High School announces new head football coach

Mason City High School announces new head football coach

MASON CITY – Mason City High School announced that Brandon Krusey has been selected as its Head Football Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.  His hiring is subject to school board…

Mason City man accused of burglary, flees cops as they close in

Mason City man accused of burglary, flees cops as they close in

MASON CITY – A Mason City unsuccessfully ran from police as a search warrant was executed at a house in connection to a burglary in Manly. On January 24, 2019…

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 7, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 7, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/7/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 293.99 ACTIVE911 INC COMPUTER EXPENSE 546.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 23.30 ADVANCED…

Attorney General Whitaker testifies before House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Whitaker testifies before House Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Matt Whitaker – formerly of Iowa – is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Friday. He was not subpoenaed and will not answer questions pertaining…

Iowa State patrol nabs driver on ice-covered Northern Iowa road traveling over 95 miles per hour

Iowa State patrol nabs driver on ice-covered Northern Iowa road traveling over 95 miles per hour

MANCHESTER, IOWA – An Iowa State Patrolman with “nerves of steel” chased down a dangerous, speeding driver Thursday on an ice-covered Northern Iowa highway. Jon Stickney is an Iowa State…

College basketball: #20 Iowa shoots past Indiana, 77-72

College basketball: #20 Iowa shoots past Indiana, 77-72

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The Iowa men’s basketball team picked up an important road victory in Big Ten Conference play Wednesday night, defeating the Indiana Hoosiers 77-72. Iowa had three players…

Two men caught after high-speed chase through Clear Lake

Two men caught after high-speed chase through Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Two men were caught after a high-speed chase through Clear Lake late Thursday evening. On February 7, 2019, at about 10:15 PM, a Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s…

Senator Ragan: “Practical measures can improve Iowa Medicaid”

Senator Ragan: “Practical measures can improve Iowa Medicaid”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Butler, Cerro Gordo, and Franklin counties: Privatized, for-profit Medicaid continues to cause chaos and uncertainty for Iowa families,…

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