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Hawkeye athletics announcer Gary Dolphin silenced after “King Kong” reference

Hawkeye athletics announcer Gary Dolphin silenced after “King Kong” reference

IOWA CITY – The voice of Iowa Hawkeye basketball and football, Gary Dolphin, has been suspended once again this season, this time after praising an opposing player for soundly defeating…

Rep. Upmeyer: “Common-sense budgeting” taking place in Iowa Legislature

Rep. Upmeyer: “Common-sense budgeting” taking place in Iowa Legislature

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: Who else is sick of all this snow? It seems like as soon as we get…

6 Unusual Dating Apps for Geeks

Swipe left, swipe right – aren’t you tired of that? But who said that dating is easy? Fortunately, not all dating apps are based on the same principle. How should…

Rep. Steckman: Bill advancing that would allow “politicians and campaign donors” to pick Iowa judges

Rep. Steckman: Bill advancing that would allow “politicians and campaign donors” to pick Iowa judges

The following is a legislative update from Democratic Rep. Sharon Steckman, who represents the middle third of Cerro Gordo county: Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to…

OBIT: Rose Wiggins, 80, of Charles City

OBIT: Rose Wiggins, 80, of Charles City

Rose Wiggins, 80, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019. A funeral service for Rose Wiggins will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Hauser…

Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

Northern District of Iowa U.S. Attorney’s Office collects over $4,000,000 for taxpayers in fiscal year 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. announced today that the Northern District of Iowa collected $4,488,405.85 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018. Of this…

Editorial: You only get one heart. Love it!

Editorial: You only get one heart. Love it!

By: Karen Crimmings, RN, CIC Many of us bulldoze through life thinking our bodies are invincible. We tell ourselves things like “that will never happen to me” and “well, I…

Governor Reynolds announces additional cabinet appointments

Governor Reynolds announces additional cabinet appointments

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced several additional cabinet appointments today. These cabinet secretaries will serve as important agents as Gov. Reynolds carries out her work to serve Iowans.…

Older Iowans warned about offers of ‘free government benefits’

Older Iowans warned about offers of ‘free government benefits’

DES MOINES – Older Iowans who receive official-looking mailers with “FREE government benefits” in large print should beware: A private company might be fishing for your information and trying to…

OBIT: Cleo Jones, 91, of Charles City

OBIT: Cleo Jones, 91, of Charles City

Cleo Jones, 91, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019. A funeral service for Cleo Jones will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Immaculate…

Illegal alien from Honduras nabbed at Spencer hotel, sent to prison for 6 months

Illegal alien from Honduras nabbed at Spencer hotel, sent to prison for 6 months

SIOUX CITY – A man who entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on February 20, 2019, to six months’ in prison. Enrique Garcia-Dormes, age 32, from Honduras,…

Hawkeye football team picks up graduate transfer defensive lineman

Hawkeye football team picks up graduate transfer defensive lineman

IOWA CITY – Graduate transfer defensive lineman Zach VanValkenburg has signed a national letter of intent to join the University of Iowa football program. VanValkenburg joins the program with two…

Jussie Smollett axed from 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’

Jussie Smollett axed from 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’

CHICAGO – Shamed faker Jussie Smollett has been axed from his acting job on the set of the 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’ after duping lefties into believing his…

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 21, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 21, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/21/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 110.19 ALERTS THAT WORK INC BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS 869.99 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

Nashua investment adviser punished by Iowa Attorney General

Nashua investment adviser punished by Iowa Attorney General

DES MOINES — A Nashua investment adviser accused of illegally selling advice to veterans must change her business practices and pay a fine under a settlement with the Iowa Attorney…

Wrestling: Northern Iowa topples Iowa State, 22-13

Wrestling: Northern Iowa topples Iowa State, 22-13

CEDAR FALLS – The No. 11 Iowa State wrestling team (10-3, 6-2 Big 12) fell to in-state foe No. 17 Northern Iowa (7-5, 7-1 Big 12) Thursday night, 22-13. The…

Derek and Lizanne Engh of North Iowa Lumber & Design recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center February Entrepreneurs of the Month

Derek and Lizanne Engh of North Iowa Lumber & Design recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center February Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Derek and Lizanne Engh of North Iowa Lumber & Design as…

Mexican criminal living in Eagle Grove sent to prison for illegally reentering the United States

Mexican criminal living in Eagle Grove sent to prison for illegally reentering the United States

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man convicted of numerous crimes who illegally returned to the United States to live in Eagle Grove after being deported four times was sentenced to…

Selling two guns leads to over three years in federal prison for convicted felon from Nashua

Selling two guns leads to over three years in federal prison for convicted felon from Nashua

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Nashua man with multiple prior felony convictions who sold two firearms in July 2018 was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison. Dalton Mathias…

Gov. Reynolds selects Christopher McDonald as Supreme Court justice

Gov. Reynolds selects Christopher McDonald as Supreme Court justice

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Judge Christopher McDonald as her Iowa Supreme Court justice selection Wednesday morning at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. McDonald, of Des…

Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

CHICAGO – Chicago police arrested actor Jussie Smollet after an egregious fake hate crime report pinning blame on fictitious, racist Trump supporters Jussie Smollet, age 36, who “stars” in a…

ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A woman who left her life in Alabama to become a bride for an ISIS terrorist in Syria – but is now begging to return home –…

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 12, 2019: Aaron’s Snow Removal, plow/blad 50.00 1 Absolute Waste Remov, sanit disp 342.70 1 Ames, Virginia, election official 95.00 1 Bergeron, Justin, meals/mileage…

Public Safety Commissioner announces new Colonel to lead the Iowa State Patrol

Public Safety Commissioner announces new Colonel to lead the Iowa State Patrol

DES MOINES – Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Stephan K. Bayens, is pleased to announce the selection of Captain Nathan Fulk as the 17th Chief of the Iowa State Patrol.…

Democrats report schools get “record low funding” and “significant increase in crime” in Iowa

Democrats report schools get “record low funding” and “significant increase in crime” in Iowa

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats released in recent days: Schools Get Record Low Funding, Again This week, there was bi-partisan opposition to the PreK-12 school aid…

Rep. Todd Prichard explains his non-support of one education bill, support of another

Rep. Todd Prichard explains his non-support of one education bill, support of another

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City: It was an interesting week in the Iowa Legislature. One, the weather continues to wreak havoc on…

NIACC’s Buford earns ICCAC weekly honor

NIACC’s Buford earns ICCAC weekly honor

MASON CITY – For the second time this season, NIACC’s Jada Buford has been selected as the ICCAC women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Feb. 11-17.…

OBIT: James “Jim” Balkenende, 76, of Charles City

OBIT: James “Jim” Balkenende, 76, of Charles City

James “Jim” Balkenende, 76, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. A memorial service for Jim Balkenende will be…

The Basics of Planning a Wedding

At some point in your life, you may find yourself in the position where you have to plan a wedding. It could be because someone close to you is getting…

Basketball: Iowa drops home conference game to Maryland, 66-65

Basketball: Iowa drops home conference game to Maryland, 66-65

IOWA CITY – Maryland’s Bruno Fernando tipped in the game-winning basket with 7.8 seconds remaining to lead the Terrapins over the Iowa Hawkeyes, 66-65, Tuesday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The…

OBIT: Marie Herold, 79, of Osage

OBIT: Marie Herold, 79, of Osage

Marie Herold, 79, of Osage, formerly Charles City, entered into eternal rest Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage surrounded by her family. A…

Gov. Reynolds signs historic education funding bills, adding nearly $90 million in spending

Gov. Reynolds signs historic education funding bills, adding nearly $90 million in spending

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 306 and HF 307, historic preK-12 education funding at the Iowa State Capitol surrounded by education advocates and students from North…

Iowa man thrown from fast-moving snowmobile suffers spinal injuries

Iowa man thrown from fast-moving snowmobile suffers spinal injuries

LEHIGH, IOWA – Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers responded to a snowmobile crash on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:45 p.m., approximately four miles south of Lehigh on…

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads not guilty to harassment

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads not guilty to harassment

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Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Bernie Sanders announced today his run for President for the 2020 election. “I’m running for president,” the 77-year-old said in a released statement. “I am asking…

West Hancock teacher accused of felony drunk driving

West Hancock teacher accused of felony drunk driving

BRITT – A West Hancock educator was arrested for a third drunk driving offense recently. Raylea Hepker, age 27, allegedly committed her latest drunk driving offense on January 28. She…

Governor Reynolds encourages Iowa high school and college students to join Innovative Cybersecurity Competition

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds is pleased to announce that Iowa is partnering with SANS to offer the Girls Go CyberStart competition again this year.  Iowa first participated in…

NIACC announces 2018 Fall Term President’s List and Dean’s List

NIACC announces 2018 Fall Term President’s List and Dean’s List

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College is pleased to announce that 773 individuals have been named to the 2018 Fall Term President’s List and Dean’s List.  These students…

Gov. Reynolds won’t fight judge’s decision striking down Fetal Heartbeat Law

Gov. Reynolds won’t fight judge’s decision striking down Fetal Heartbeat Law

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement on her decision not to appeal the ruling of Iowa District Court Judge Michael Huppert that Iowa Code chapter 146C…

Gov. Reynolds set special election in Iowa State Senate

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds issued a proclamation on Monday setting the date for a special election following the resignation of State Senator Jeff Danielson for Tuesday, March 19, 2019.…