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College Football: Iowa State’s Purdy honored for performance against TCU

College Football: Iowa State’s Purdy honored for performance against TCU

AMES – Iowa State QB Brock Purdy was honored by the Davey O’Brien Award and the Manning Award for his performance vs. TCU over the weekend. Purdy, who is on…

North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team gives awards

North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team gives awards

MASON CITY – Embracing Diversity awards were presented during the September 20th Ethnic Lunch by Central Park event.  Dan Gapinski of the North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team (NIDAT) presented the…

Estherville man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

Estherville man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while illegally possessing guns pled guilty September 20, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Dustin Julich, 35, from Estherville,…

Mexican man who tried to enter U.S. with child porn on his phone sent to prison

Mexican man who tried to enter U.S. with child porn on his phone sent to prison

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A Mexican national was sentenced recently to six years in federal prison following his conviction of possessing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, Southern District of…

Fourth Mason City Man sentenced for involvement in sale of stolen guns

Fourth Mason City Man sentenced for involvement in sale of stolen guns

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mason City man who assisted with the sale of a stolen firearm was sentenced October 4, 2019 to three years in federal prison. Amador Ramos, age…

J.D. Scholten announces first Sstops of “Don’t Forget About Us” town hall tour

J.D. Scholten announces first Sstops of “Don’t Forget About Us” town hall tour

SIOUX CITY — J.D. Scholten, candidate for Iowa’s 4th congressional district, today announced updates to the first stops of his “Don’t Forget About Us” town hall tour. During this tour,…

NIACC’s Lifelong Learning Institute to hold free class on mental health first aid

NIACC’s Lifelong Learning Institute to hold free class on mental health first aid

MASON CITY – The Lifelong Learning Institute at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will hold a class discussing “Mental Health First Aid” on Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October…

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Iowa’s Wieskamp named Preseason All-Big Ten

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Iowa’s Wieskamp named Preseason All-Big Ten

ROSEMONT, Ill. – University of Iowa sophomore Joe Wieskamp is one of 10 men’s basketball players selected to the 2019-20 Preseason All-Big Ten team as selected by a media voting panel. The Big…

How to Recover From a Car Accident

How to Recover From a Car Accident

Getting back into the swing of things after a traumatic and damaging car accident can be a troublesome affair. Not only might you be injured and forced to miss a…

GOP choose Pat Grassley as new Speaker of the House for Iowa Legislature

GOP choose Pat Grassley as new Speaker of the House for Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES – Republicans control the Iowa House Representatives and, tasked with finding a replacement for the retiring Linda Upmeyer, they have selected Pat Grassley – grandson of U.S. Senator…

Mason City police department awarded $480K grant

Mason City police department awarded $480K grant

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department has been awarded an Implementation Grant by the Bureau of Justice Assistance through the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP). The…

OBIT: Mary Lou (Tynan) Sprague, 87

OBIT: Mary Lou (Tynan) Sprague, 87

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Mary Lou (Tynan) Sprague, was called to be home with the Lord and passed away at the age of 87. A funeral service will be…

OBIT: Maxine Vetter, 82

OBIT: Maxine Vetter, 82

Maxine Vetter, 82, passed away October 4, 2019. At Maxine’s request there will be no funeral.  A private graveside service and a Celebration of Life will be held at a…