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Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 108, Illinois 72

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 108, Illinois 72

IOWA CITY – Iowa picked up an easy Big Ten Conference victory Tuesday, walloping Illinois 108-72. The Hawkeyes have won 28 consecutive home games, ranking third in the country behind…

Sheffield police arrest Mason City man after reckless driving incident

Sheffield police arrest Mason City man after reckless driving incident

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College Basketball: Iowa State beaten at home by Florida A&M, 70-68

College Basketball: Iowa State beaten at home by Florida A&M, 70-68

AMES – Iowa State was beaten at home by Florida A&M, 70-68, Tuesday night in Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State (7-5) built a 9-point halftime lead and extended to 12 points…

College Basketball: UNI falls to Illinois State 70-76

College Basketball: UNI falls to Illinois State 70-76

NORMAL, Illinois – The UNI men’s basketball team kicked off MVC basketball play on Tuesday afternoon, falling to the Redbirds 70-76 to move to 11-2 overall and 0-1 in the…

Clear Lake woman eludes arrest for drunk driving, fleeing police, and 17 traffic violations

Clear Lake woman eludes arrest for drunk driving, fleeing police, and 17 traffic violations

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Clear Lake Bank contributes $5,000 to Mason City’s High Line Trail project

Clear Lake Bank contributes $5,000 to Mason City’s High Line Trail project

MASON CITY – Clear Lake Bank has made a $5,000 contribution to Mason City’s High Line Trail project, it was announced Tuesday. The Iowa Bankers Association announced that Clear Lake…

College Wrestling: Lujan captures title, Panthers finish second at Midlands Championship

College Wrestling: Lujan captures title, Panthers finish second at Midlands Championship

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Taylor Lujan became the ninth Midlands Champion in UNI history and the Panthers matched the highest team finish in program history at second place in the…

College Wrestling: Behind 5 titles, Hawkeyes set Midlands Tournament record

College Wrestling: Behind 5 titles, Hawkeyes set Midlands Tournament record

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois – The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team scored a tournament record 196.5 points to win the 2019 Ken Kraft Midlands Championships on Monday. The team title…

Iowa Caucus Campaign: Bernie Sanders releases medical information

Iowa Caucus Campaign: Bernie Sanders releases medical information

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday released letters from three doctors, including his primary physician and two cardiologists, showing he is fit and ready to serve as president…

Sanders campaign announces farmer, nurse, and activist Barb Kalbach as Iowa Campaign Co-Chair

Sanders campaign announces farmer, nurse, and activist Barb Kalbach as Iowa Campaign Co-Chair

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Monday named former Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) president, farmer and retired nurse Barb Kalbach as an Iowa campaign co-chair. Kalbach…

Klobuchar campaign claims 11 new Iowa endorsements after 99-County Tour 

Klobuchar campaign claims 11 new Iowa endorsements after 99-County Tour 

DES MOINES, IA — Following the completion of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s 99-county tour of Iowa, Amy for America announced 11 new Iowa endorsers today. Endorsers include former elected officials and…

Iowan dead in Hardin county car crash

Iowan dead in Hardin county car crash

RURAL HARDIN COUNTY – One Iowa teen died and several other people were hurt in an auto crash in rural Hardin county on Monday afternoon. The Iowa State Patrol reports…

Women’s College Basketball: Cyclones hold off North Alabama, 80-72

Women’s College Basketball: Cyclones hold off North Alabama, 80-72

AMES – Iowa State (8-3) used a 12-0 third-quarter run to surge past North Alabama (9-3), 80-72, on Monday night at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones were led by a 22-point,…

Ragan and Steckman to hold legislative preview in Mason City

Ragan and Steckman to hold legislative preview in Mason City

MASON CITY – State Sen. Amanda Ragan and State Rep. Sharon Steckman will hold a legislative preview this Saturday, January 4. The meeting will take place from 10 AM to…

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes advance 7 to Midlands Finals

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes advance 7 to Midlands Finals

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois – Seven Hawkeyes will wrestle for titles Monday night at the 2019 Ken Kraft Midlands Championships in Sears Centre Arena. Austin DeSanto, Max Murin, Alex Marinelli, and…

City of Mason City expense report for Dec. 26, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Dec. 26, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/26/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ———— ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 18,058.18 BERNIE LOWE & ASSOCIATES INC MEDICAL SERVICE 4,469.00 BLICK ART MATERIALS OTHER…

Trained marksman fires gun at shooter during Texas church service, potentially saving lives

Trained marksman fires gun at shooter during Texas church service, potentially saving lives

SETTLEMENT, TEXAS – A 71 year-old trained marksman fired a single shot during a church service this weekend, killing a gunman who had already taken two lives and was poised…

Northern Iowa man charged with attempted murder after firing shots during bar fight

Northern Iowa man charged with attempted murder after firing shots during bar fight

ELGIN, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly firing shots during a bar fight. On December 29, 2019, at approximately 2:00 PM, the Fayette…

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes advance 10 to semifinals

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes advance 10 to semifinals

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Illinois – The University of Iowa wrestling team advanced 10 wrestlers to the semifinals of the 2019 Ken Kraft Midlands Championships following quarterfinal action Sunday inside the Sears…

College Basketball: #25 Iowa 93, Kennesaw State 51

College Basketball: #25 Iowa 93, Kennesaw State 51

IOWA CITY – A sellout crowd enjoyed an easy Iowa victory on Sunday over Kennesaw State, 93-51. Iowa had powerful post players in Luka Garza, Ryan Kriener, and Cordell Pemsl who…

College Wrestling: Four Panthers Advance to Semis, UNI in second after day one at the Midlands

College Wrestling: Four Panthers Advance to Semis, UNI in second after day one at the Midlands

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Four Panthers advanced to semifinals, four Panthers remain in the consolation brackets and the Panthers are in second place at the Midlands Championships at Sears Centre…

Iowa Falls man stays at scene of crime to smoke meth, Worth county deputy takes him to jail

Iowa Falls man stays at scene of crime to smoke meth, Worth county deputy takes him to jail

WORTH COUNTY – An Iowa Falls man was set free during a traffic stop, but stuck around to allegedly take a hit of meth and cops took him to the…

Camping World Bowl: Iowa State demoralized by Notre Dame, 33-9

Camping World Bowl: Iowa State demoralized by Notre Dame, 33-9

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Iowa State got a brief good start to the Camping World Bowl before muffing a punt return and opening the door to a beat down by Notre…

Iowa man brags about shooting up house with mother and children inside; cops get wise and nab him

Iowa man brags about shooting up house with mother and children inside; cops get wise and nab him

DUBUQUE – An Iowa man bragged about shooting up a house with a mother and her children inside, and cops got wise and nabbed him on multiple felony charges. According…

Charles City man accused of sex abuse of special needs female under his care

Charles City man accused of sex abuse of special needs female under his care

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Iowa DNR conservation officer assists with ice rescue

Iowa DNR conservation officer assists with ice rescue

WARREN COUNTY, IOWA – On December 27, around 3:15pm, Warren County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call came of two people that had gone through the ice at Summerset State…

Blodgett Opinion: Lessons from Labour’s loss

Blodgett Opinion: Lessons from Labour’s loss

In the classic 1978 movie, ‘Animal House’, a pretentious university Dean meets with some fraternity members whom he dislikes. Chiding a pledge, the sneering administrator says, being “fat, drunk and…

Holiday Bowl: Explosive plays help Iowa crush USC, 49-28

Holiday Bowl: Explosive plays help Iowa crush USC, 49-28

SAN DIEGO – Iowa unleashed Amir Smith-Marsette upon the hapless USC Trojans Friday night, and his series of explosive plays helped the Hawkeyes crush the Trojans, 49-28 for a Holiday…

Secretary Pate refers nine instances of suspected double voting to county prosecutors

Secretary Pate refers nine instances of suspected double voting to county prosecutors

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate referred nine voters to county attorneys for allegedly voting twice in the 2018 general election. They are suspected of voting in…

Adam Wedmore to seek re-election as Cerro Gordo County Auditor in 2020

Adam Wedmore to seek re-election as Cerro Gordo County Auditor in 2020

MASON CITY – Adam Wedmore will seek re-election as Cerro Gordo County Auditor in 2020, he announced today. I’ve had the pleasure to serve as Cerro Gordo County Auditor since…

Gov. Reynolds, Gov. Holcomb make friendly wager over Camping World Bowl

Gov. Reynolds, Gov. Holcomb make friendly wager over Camping World Bowl

DES MOINES – Today, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb agreed to a friendly wager to highlight the upcoming Camping World Bowl game in Orlando, Fla., on…

Man gets 20 years in prison after undercover sting operation showed he wanted to kill and mutilate a child

Man gets 20 years in prison after undercover sting operation showed he wanted to kill and mutilate a child

BEAUMONT, TX — An East Texas man pleaded guilty Friday to federal child exploitation violations, which included repeated interest in raping, killing and cannibalizing a 13-year-old girl as part of…

Livestock neglect investigated in Dubuque

Livestock neglect investigated in Dubuque

DUBUQUE – The neglect of dozens of animals in Dubuque, Iowa has been investigated and resulted in the arrest of an Iowa man. On December 7, 2019 at approximately 10:30…

Mayor Pete Buttigieg to return to Iowa on December 28-30

Mayor Pete Buttigieg to return to Iowa on December 28-30

DES MOINES, IA – Mayor Pete Buttigieg will campaign in Iowa on December 28-30 with stops in Marshalltown, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Knoxville, Centerville, Ottumwa, Fort Madison, and Maquoketa.…

Cerro Gordo Health Department encourages Norovirus prevention

Cerro Gordo Health Department encourages Norovirus prevention

MASON CITY – The Iowa Department of Public Health has recently seen several cases of Norovirus throughout the state. CG Public Health is encouraging community members to engage in norovirus…

Former bank President in Iowa who aided the obstruction of an FDIC investigation gets probation

Former bank President in Iowa who aided the obstruction of an FDIC investigation gets probation

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former bank president who aided the obstruction of an FDIC examination was sentenced to 5 years’ probation. Cecil Capper, age 74, from Marion, Iowa, received the…

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of December 26, 2019

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of December 26, 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…

Mason City woman guilty of second drunk driving offense

Mason City woman guilty of second drunk driving offense

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is guilty of a second drunk driving offense. Mason City police were dispatched fo a traffic collision back on the evening October 29,…

DNR to host public meeting on timber harvest at McIntosh Woods

DNR to host public meeting on timber harvest at McIntosh Woods

VENTURA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Ventura Community Center, 4 N. Weimer Street, to…

Lodge at Iowa’s Palisades Kepler State Park vandalized

Lodge at Iowa’s Palisades Kepler State Park vandalized

LINN COUNTY — DNR staff discovered the Palisades Kepler State Park lodge was vandalized sometime in the overnight hours of Sunday, December 23, 2019. When staff discovered the vandalism, they…

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