Breakthrough Web Design - 641-201-1459 - Build Your Online Presence
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the North Iowa Region
Expert Web Design
for your business

CALL 641-201-1459
• Founded 2010
Home » 2019 » June

City of Mason City expense report, June 27, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, June 27, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/27/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 1,334.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 51,876.92 ARAMARK UNIFORM…

Rep. Steve King introduces bill to add citizenship question to census

Rep. Steve King introduces bill to add citizenship question to census

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King introduced a bill this week that would add a question to the 2020 census form asking people if they are U.S. citizens. The move comes…

Mason City woman caught drunk driving again after citizen complaints

Mason City woman caught drunk driving again after citizen complaints

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested for drunk driving after citizens once again complained to law enforcement about her alleged operation of her motor vehicle. Kristy Gaye…

Two women charged after putting vehicle into Clear Lake and lying to police

Two women charged after putting vehicle into Clear Lake and lying to police

CLEAR LAKE – Two women were arrested and charged on June 27, 2019, regarding the vehicle driving into Clear Lake on Sunday morning, June 23. After a thorough investigation in…

Mason City man arrested for three counts of felony sex abuse

Mason City man arrested for three counts of felony sex abuse

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been arrested for three counts of felony sex abuse. On June 28, 2019, 40-year-old Bryan Lee Holmes of Mason City was arrested…

Mason City man accused of sexual abuse of teen pleads not guilty

Mason City man accused of sexual abuse of teen pleads not guilty

Please SUBSCRIBE to read this story.

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of June 27, 2019

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of June 27, 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…

Grandparents and children rescued from Northern Iowa tubing incident

Grandparents and children rescued from Northern Iowa tubing incident

RURAL WINNESHIEK COUNTY – Two grandparents and their young granddaughters evaded travesty Wednesday when they became trapped in the Upper Iowa River and authorities had to rescue them On June…

Senate passes bill to spend billions on border crisis

Senate passes bill to spend billions on border crisis

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed an emergency spending bill on a vote of 84-8 to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Kayla Lyon new DNR Director

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Kayla Lyon to Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, effective July 8. Lyon will replace Bruce Trautman,…

Former Mason City man charged with federal gun law crime

Former Mason City man charged with federal gun law crime

SIOUX CITY – A former Mason City man has been charged with a federal gun law crime. Law enforcement throughout Northwest Iowa, and the United States Attorney’s Office are helping…

Cerro Gordo attorney’s office announces no criminal charges to be brought after $2.2 million of improper disbursements identified in Mason City School District under former Superintendents Anita Micich and Mike Penca

Cerro Gordo attorney’s office announces no criminal charges to be brought after $2.2 million of improper disbursements identified in Mason City School District under former Superintendents Anita Micich and Mike Penca

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo attorney’s office announced today that no criminal charges are to be brought after $2.2 million of improper disbursements were identified in Mason City School…

Mason City man on probation for drug charges arrested in Worth county, speeding in BMW

Mason City man on probation for drug charges arrested in Worth county, speeding in BMW

Please SUBSCRIBE to read this story.

Mason City man faces possible prison time after felony drunk driving guilty plea

Mason City man faces possible prison time after felony drunk driving guilty plea

Please SUBSCRIBE to read this story.

Rockwell man wins $10,000 lottery prize

Rockwell man wins $10,000 lottery prize

MASON CITY – A Rockwell man has won a $10,000 Mega Millions prize. Gerald Ries of Rockwell matched four white balls and the Mega Ball® in the June 14 drawing. He…

Cerro Gordo sheriff’s office seeks clues on missing rental truck

Cerro Gordo sheriff’s office seeks clues on missing rental truck

MASON CITY – Law enforcement is office is seeking clues on a missing rental truck from Mason City and a possible suspect in the case. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s…

OBIT: Genevieve “Gennie” Springer, 84, of Charles City

OBIT: Genevieve “Gennie” Springer, 84, of Charles City

Genevieve “Gennie” Springer, 84, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Colonial Manor in Elma with her loving family by her side. A funeral service for Genevieve…

Northern Iowa man guilty of federal crime over stolen gun, using meth and weed

Northern Iowa man guilty of federal crime over stolen gun, using meth and weed

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who sold a stolen firearm and was an unlawful user of marijuana and methamphetamine pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Gilbert…

In response to watchdog report on seclusion and restraint in schools, Ernst, Grassley call for immediate action to ensure the safety of Iowa’s children

In response to watchdog report on seclusion and restraint in schools, Ernst, Grassley call for immediate action to ensure the safety of Iowa’s children

WASHINGTON — In response to a non-partisan government report confirming systemic problems in the reporting of seclusion and restraint in schools, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA)…

Waldorf University announces Dean’s List for Spring 2018/19 semester

Waldorf University announces Dean’s List for Spring 2018/19 semester

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University is pleased to recognize students that have achieved the Dean’s List for the spring 2018/19 semester. To achieve the Dean’s List, students must be full-time,…

Northern Iowa man accused of supplying booze for underage drinking party

Northern Iowa man accused of supplying booze for underage drinking party

RUTHVEN – A Northern Iowa man has been arrested after an underage drinking party, accused of supplying the alcohol. On Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 01:05 am, the Palo Alto…

Mason City police officer breaks elbow chasing wanted man

Mason City police officer breaks elbow chasing wanted man

MASON CITY – A Mason City police officer broke his elbow while chasing a wanted man Monday afternoon. On Monday, June 24, 2019, at approximately 4:30 PM, two Mason City…

Ceramics exhibition opens at the MacNider Museum

Ceramics exhibition opens at the MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – Celebrating Artwork Created in the Museum’s Ceramic Studio, a competitive exhibition highlighting ceramic works created in the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s Ceramic Studio, opens on Friday,…

Iowa felon sentenced to seven years in federal prison for helping to fence stolen guns

Iowa felon sentenced to seven years in federal prison for helping to fence stolen guns

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Anamosa man who helped fence stolen firearms was sentenced on June 20, 2019, to seven years in federal prison. David A. Miller, age 48, from Anamosa,…

Sen. Amanda Ragan says shakeup at Department of Human Services concerns Iowans

Sen. Amanda Ragan says shakeup at Department of Human Services concerns Iowans

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: Iowans were stunned June 17 when the head of the Iowa Department…

Medical cannabis veto override in Iowa is more than halfway to goal

Medical cannabis veto override in Iowa is more than halfway to goal

DES MOINES – Iowans pushing to overturn Governor Reynold’s veto of medical cannabis reforms are more than halfway towards their goal of calling for a special session. House File 732…

How an Unexpected Disaster in Mason City Could Inform Your Business

There’s nothing more valuable to a business owner than cautionary tales. Nobody has the time to learn everything themselves, and nobody has the money to make all the mistakes themselves,…

Mason City motorcyclist arrested after fleeing Clear Lake police

Mason City motorcyclist arrested after fleeing Clear Lake police

VENTURA – A Mason City man sped away from police in Clear Lake on his motorcycle, but was soon caught when the vehicle broke down. On June 24, 2019, around…

New Window Coverings Franchise – Veteran owned and operated – provides local homeowners with convenience and value

New Window Coverings Franchise – Veteran owned and operated – provides local homeowners with convenience and value

MASON CITY – Budget Blinds – the largest window coverings franchise in North America – announced it will now offer its convenient shop-at-home services to customers in the Mason City…

Stolen vehicle recovered from Clear Lake, police seek leads

Stolen vehicle recovered from Clear Lake, police seek leads

CLEAR LAKE – A stolen vehicle was recovered today from Clear Lake, and police are seeking leads in the case. On June 23, 2019 around 2:50 am a Clear Lake…

Homes for Iowa hosts groundbreaking ceremony at Newton Correctional Facility

Homes for Iowa hosts groundbreaking ceremony at Newton Correctional Facility

NEWTON – This week, the Iowa Dept. of Corrections and Iowa Prison Industries held the official groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site of the future Homes for Iowa Inc. project.…

Athlon Sports names 4 Hawkeyes to Preseason All-America Team

Athlon Sports names 4 Hawkeyes to Preseason All-America Team

IOWA CITY – Four University of Iowa football student-athletes — junior defensive end A.J. Epenesa, junior wide receiver and return specialist Ihmir Smith-Marsette, junior offensive lineman Alaric Jackson, and junior…

Eight people who worked together to distribute ice methamphetamine in Dubuque sentenced to federal prison

Eight people who worked together to distribute ice methamphetamine in Dubuque sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Eight people who, among other crimes, conspired to sell over three kilograms of ice methamphetamine in the Dubuque area have been sentenced cumulatively to more than 97…

City of mason City expense report for June 20, 2019

City of mason City expense report for June 20, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/20/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 28.50 AIRGAS USA LLC TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 14.94 ANDERSEN’S MARKET OTHER SUPPLIES 8.10 ANIMAL…

Corrections director announces new head of institutions

Corrections director announces new head of institutions

DES MOINES – Department of Corrections Director Beth Skinner announced today that she has selected the next Deputy Director of Institutions. Dir. Skinner has selected current warden of the Anamosa…

Last of three assailants who invaded Iowa home and sexually assaulted 82-year-old woman caught

Last of three assailants who invaded Iowa home and sexually assaulted 82-year-old woman caught

AMES – A man who joined two others in invading a rural Iowa home and sexually assaulting an 82-year-old woman has been caught by police. The Story County Sheriff’s Office…

Texas Governor deploys 1,000 National Guard soldiers to assist with border crisis

Texas Governor deploys 1,000 National Guard soldiers to assist with border crisis

WASHINGTON – Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the Lone Star State will be sending approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Texas National Guard to the Southwest border in order…

President Trump aborts strike on Iran after they gun down drone

President Trump aborts strike on Iran after they gun down drone

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Muslim nation of Iran gunned down an American drone and President Donald Trump mercifully called off a retaliatory strike minutes before it was to take place,…

Secretary Pate honors Iowa county IT organization for election security assistance

Secretary Pate honors Iowa county IT organization for election security assistance

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate honored the Iowa County Information Technology organization (ICIT) with a prestigious award for its assistance with improving election cybersecurity across the…

Man charged in death of Iowa infant after inflicting injuries, authorities say

Man charged in death of Iowa infant after inflicting injuries, authorities say

DES MOINES – A man is behind bars after authorities say he inflicted fatal injuries upon a 4-month-old baby boy while the mother was at work. On June 19, 2019,…

Page 1 of 512345