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OBIT: Virginia Tietz, 86, of Charles City

OBIT: Virginia Tietz, 86, of Charles City

Virginia Tietz, 86, of Charles City passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019. Virginia was a kind, loving, and generous person with a big personality and a huge laugh that…

News update from Iowa Democrats

News update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a news update released by Iowa Democrats this week: Students Paying Higher Tuition this Fall After another year of low funding from the Iowa Legislature, students and…

Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 12 in Clear Lake

Natural Resource Commission to meet Sept. 12 in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 12, at the Lakeview Community Center, 10 North Lakeview…

Fire reported at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

Fire reported at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

FORT DODGE- At approximately 2 p.m. today, the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility placed a call to the local fire department to assist in responding to a fire that had developed…

Sheffield police say no danger after online threats made to students

Sheffield police say no danger after online threats made to students

SHEFFIELD, IOWA – Sheffield police say there is no danger after online threats were made to students. According to Sheffield Chief of Police Brad A. Gardner, “the Sheffield Police Department…

Bernie Sanders announces he will release plan to cancel all past due medical debt and address all future medical debt 

Bernie Sanders announces he will release plan to cancel all past due medical debt and address all future medical debt 

FLORENCE, SC – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders this weekend previewed his proposal to cancel all past due medical debt and address all future medical debt. In America today, medical debt is…

Alliant Energy implodes Sutherland coal-fired generating station

Alliant Energy implodes Sutherland coal-fired generating station

MARSHALLTOWN – Alliant Energy completed the implosion of the remaining structures of the company’s Sutherland Generating Station (SGS) on Friday. The demolition was carried out by Bierlein Companies from Midland,…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Julie Schumacher to the Court of Appeals

Gov. Reynolds appoints Julie Schumacher to the Court of Appeals

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Julie Schumacher as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals. Schumacher, of Schleswig, Iowa, currently serves as a…

4 Top Tips for Entrepreneurs

4 Top Tips for Entrepreneurs

Many of us dream of quitting our 9-5 grind and following something more enjoyable and lucrative. However, most people either never have the courage to make the leap, or don’t…

City of Mason City expense report for August 29, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 29, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report Aug 29, 2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 524.02 AHLERS AND COONEY PC GENERAL LIABILITY 1,035.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL OTHER…

Senator Ragan: Iowa needs more workers and they want health insurance

Senator Ragan: Iowa needs more workers and they want health insurance

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: Within the next few years, our state must find an additional 127,700…

Northern Iowa man in jail after allegedly vandalizing on cemetery

Northern Iowa man in jail after allegedly vandalizing on cemetery

MANCHESTER, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man is behind bars after he allegedly vandalized numerous headstones at a cemetery. On August 16th , 2019 at approximately 9:48 AM the Manchester…

Fort Dodge man convicted of meth conspiracy

Fort Dodge man convicted of meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was convicted by a jury today after a three-day trial in federal court in Sioux City. Timothy Wunder, age 44,…

Highly-regarded wide-receiver Oliver Martin made immediately eligible for Hawkeyes

Highly-regarded wide-receiver Oliver Martin made immediately eligible for Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa sophomore wide receiver Oliver Martin has been approved for immediate eligibility by the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference. Martin, a native of Coralville,…

Gov. Reynolds announces Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund recipients

Gov. Reynolds announces Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund recipients

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the first 13 recipients of the new Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund, a matching grant designed to help employers carry out…

Eagle Grove man nabbed after police charge him with child molestation

Eagle Grove man nabbed after police charge him with child molestation

EAGLE GROVE – An Eagle Grove man has been nabbed after police charged him with child molestation. On August 27, 2019, officers of the Eagle Grove Police Department arrested Joe…

Northern Iowa man’s pickup engulfed in flames as he climbs water tower, removes clothing

Northern Iowa man’s pickup engulfed in flames as he climbs water tower, removes clothing

WAUKON, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man’s pickup was engulfed in flames as he climbed a water tower at the local sheriff’s office and removed his clothing, authorities say, On…

Waterloo man who tried to hire hitman to kill college professor and girlfriend’s ex sent to prison

Waterloo man who tried to hire hitman to kill college professor and girlfriend’s ex sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former medical student from Waterloo who sold two guns to a felon and tried to pay for a murder with a machine gun was sentenced today…

How to Care for Your Clothes Properly

How to Care for Your Clothes Properly

Since you probably have a closet full of garments, knowing how to look after each and every one of them can feel like a minefield. However, it is important to…

How to Feel Better While Suffering from a Low Mood

How to Feel Better While Suffering from a Low Mood

Everyone experiences ups and downs throughout their lives. Some people develop skills to combat their low mood while others find it more helpful to seek advice from expert sources. While…

Iowa DNR provides update on pheasant population, Labor Day boat traffic, virus plaguing deer, and more

Iowa DNR provides update on pheasant population, Labor Day boat traffic, virus plaguing deer, and more

CLEAR LAKE – Iowa’s pheasant hunters should expect to find a similar number of birds as last year, with the exception of south central and southeast Iowa, where the pheasant…

Gov. Reynolds to host roundtable on meth abuse with White House Drug Czar

Gov. Reynolds to host roundtable on meth abuse with White House Drug Czar

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds will host a roundtable with U.S. Drug Czar Jim Carroll, Dale Woolery, Director of the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy, and members of…

Hawkeyes name captains for season opener versus Miami-Ohio

Hawkeyes name captains for season opener versus Miami-Ohio

IOWA CITY – At a University of Iowa football media conference held Tuesday, head coach Kirk Ferentz said Saturday’s team captains for the season-opening game versus Miami-Ohio are Michael Ojemudia,…

Iowa Corn Farmers: “We’re fed up with Trump’s broken promises”

Iowa Corn Farmers: “We’re fed up with Trump’s broken promises”

DES MOINES – On Tuesday of this week, at the Iowa Corn Growers Association’s (ICGA) Annual Grassroots Summit, delegates of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and members rallied to express…

Iowa athletic association begs nasty parents to shape up at games

Iowa athletic association begs nasty parents to shape up at games

DES MOINES – The Iowa high school athletic association (IHSAA) is begging nasty parents, who are ruining the athletic experience for players, coaches and umpires, to shape up at games.…

Mason City man’s storage locker raided by cops, who find thousands of dollars and suspected meth

Mason City man’s storage locker raided by cops, who find thousands of dollars and suspected meth

MASON CITY – A Mason City man’s storage locker was raided by cops, who found thousands of dollars and suspected methamphetamines. On August 26, 2019, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s…

IPERS’ FY2019 investment performance exceeds assumption

IPERS’ FY2019 investment performance exceeds assumption

DES MOINES – The Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS) announced today its investment portfolio returned 8.35%, net of fees, in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. This exceeded…

Charles City couple seriously injured in motorcycle accident

Charles City couple seriously injured in motorcycle accident

MITCHELL, IOWA – A Charles City couple was seriously injured in motorcycle accident in Mitchell county. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place Friday, August 24 around…

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun offenses

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun offenses

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and possessed firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking pled guilty August 15, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City.…

Mason City woman reaching for cell phone crashes into pole

Mason City woman reaching for cell phone crashes into pole

CHARLES CITY – A Mason City woman reaching for her cell phone crashed into pole in grocery store parking lot in Charles City. The incident took place on the morning…

Expungement and Employment Barriers Clinic to be held in Mason City

MASON CITY – Iowa Workforce Development, North Iowa Area Community College, and Friends of the Family are hosting an Expungement and Employment Barriers Clinic on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from…

Bruce and Connie Goddard recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center July Entrepreneurs of the Month

Bruce and Connie Goddard recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center July Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Bruce and Connie Goddard of EZ Manufacturing as the August 2019…

Man sentenced to over 25 years in prison for trafficking meth from California to Iowa

Man sentenced to over 25 years in prison for trafficking meth from California to Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who admitted trafficking meth from California to Iowa was sentenced August 26, 2019, to more than 25 years in federal prison. Thomas Edward Clutts, Jr.,…

Illegal alien from Guatemala who used stolen social security number to get job in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal alien from Guatemala who used stolen social security number to get job in Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used another person’s Social Security number to get a job was sentenced August 22, 2019, to four months in federal prison. Bonifacio Martin-Martin, age…

Nashua felon sent to prison for burglary

Nashua felon sent to prison for burglary

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted felon who possessed a gun was sentenced August 15, 2019, to one year in federal prison. Bradley Dean Mohring, age 56, from Nashua, Iowa, received…

Iowa DOT looking at possible changes to South Federal Avenue in Mason City

Iowa DOT looking at possible changes to South Federal Avenue in Mason City

MASON CITY – The Iowa DOT is looking at possible changes to South Federal Avenue in Mason City, just after North Federal was changed to a 3-lane road. Will the…

Dog struck and killed by Charles City driver

Dog struck and killed by Charles City driver

CHARLES CITY – A dog was killed when struck by a Charles City driver. The accident happened on the afternoon of August 21, police say. At about 3:49 PM that…

Mason City man accused of vandalizing local businesses

Mason City man accused of vandalizing local businesses

MASON CITY – A Mason City man with a history of property damage has been arrested and accused of vandalizing local businesses. On August 25, 2019, Mason City Police Department…

Lung disease and at least one death reported from use of e-cigarettes

Lung disease and at least one death reported from use of e-cigarettes

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health reports that four cases of respiratory illness in young adults with a history of vaping have been reported to the agency. The…

Iowa heroin and fentanyl dealer who caused overdoses sent to prison

Iowa heroin and fentanyl dealer who caused overdoses sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold opioids that resulted in two near-fatal overdoses was sentenced August 22, 2019, to 25 years in federal prison. Jason Bates, age 44, from…

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