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Iowa’s McCaffery prepares team to face tough Penn State squad Saturday in Carver Arena

Iowa’s McCaffery prepares team to face tough Penn State squad Saturday in Carver Arena

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa Basketball men’s head coach Fran McCaffery held a press conference Friday in advance of the home game Saturday versus Penn State. University of Iowa…

Women’s College Basketball: UNI falls to Vaparaiso, 72-69

Women’s College Basketball: UNI falls to Vaparaiso, 72-69

VALPARAISO, Ind. –A three-point shot at the buzzer was deflected and UNI women’s basketball fell 72-69 on the road Friday. The Panthers and Crusaders were identical from the field, both…

Mason City man who crashed car into train gets suspended prison sentence for felony drunk driving

Mason City man who crashed car into train gets suspended prison sentence for felony drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was taken to the hospital after he drove his pickup into a train is guilty of felony drunk driving, but avoided prison.…

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 27, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 27, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/27/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABC LOCK SERVICE BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTEN 143.78 ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 34,235.20 ACTION TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE395.00 ADAMS SHARPENINGM/E…

Cerro Gordo health department prepares for Coronavirus

Cerro Gordo health department prepares for Coronavirus

MASON CITY – CG Public Health is advising residents about what they can do now to prepare for the potential spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. To date, no…

UNI’s Katie Taylor named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

UNI’s Katie Taylor named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – Katie Taylor was named the 2019-20 MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for swimming and diving. Taylor earned MVC All-Conference first-team honors and maintained a 3.97 GPA…

Senator Amanda Ragan focused on improving the learning environment for all students

Senator Amanda Ragan focused on improving the learning environment for all students

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: Teachers and schools will have more tools for addressing disruptive student behavior,…

Women’s College Basketball: Makenzie Meyer’s 24 points leads Iowa past Minnesota, 90-82

Women’s College Basketball: Makenzie Meyer’s 24 points leads Iowa past Minnesota, 90-82

IOWA CITY – Former Mason City Mohawk Makenzie Meyer’s 24 points helped lead Iowa past Minnesota, 90-82, Thursday night. The Hawkeyes (23-5, 14-3) have won 36 consecutive home games, ranking…

Iowa man sentenced to two years in federal prison for possessing child pornography; must compensate victims

Iowa man sentenced to two years in federal prison for possessing child pornography; must compensate victims

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who possessed child pornography was sentenced today to two years in federal prison and must pay restitution to his victims. Troy French, age 29,…

DEA announces improvements to medication assisted treatment

DEA announces improvements to medication assisted treatment

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced an important step to improve access to medication assisted treatment, especially in rural areas where those suffering with opioid use disorder may…

10 Simple Steps to Start a Business in Iowa

10 Simple Steps to Start a Business in Iowa

Many people dream about starting their own business in Iowa. Whether you want to open an office, restaurant, or shop, follow these simple tips below to get your business off…

Feds announce progress on implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

Feds announce progress on implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced today that China has taken numerous actions to begin implementing its agriculture-related commitments under…

College Basketball: UNI beats Evansville, 84-64; Wins MVC Regular Season Title

College Basketball: UNI beats Evansville, 84-64; Wins MVC Regular Season Title

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI men’s basketball team secured a share of the MVC Regular Season Title after defeating the Purple Aces of Evansville 84-64 Wednesday night in the McLeod…

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa State comes up short against Kansas State

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa State comes up short against Kansas State

MANHATTAN, KS – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (15-11, 7-8 Big 12) battled hard but ultimately came up short at Kansas State (14-12, 8-7 Big 12), 60-51. KSU held…

NIACC seeks to raise taxes on property owners for improvements

NIACC seeks to raise taxes on property owners for improvements

MASON CITY – NIACC is seeking to raise property taxes for campus upgrades. According to information from North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), located in Mason City, “the cost is…

Northern Iowa man arrested for assault

Northern Iowa man arrested for assault

GRAETTINGER, IOWA – On February 24, 2020 at 7:44 am, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office responded to an assault at 508 S Washington Ave, Graettinger. After investigating the incident,…

Waldorf University announces Dean’s List for Fall 2019-2020 semester

Waldorf University announces Dean’s List for Fall 2019-2020 semester

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University is pleased to recognize students that have achieved the Dean’s List for the fall 2019/20 semester. To achieve the Dean’s List, students must be full-time,…

Steckman seeks seventh term representing Cerro Gordo County in Iowa House

Steckman seeks seventh term representing Cerro Gordo County in Iowa House

MASON CITY – Iowa House Assistant Democratic Leader and State Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City announced on Wednesday that she will seek a seventh term to House District 53.…

College Softball: Sami Williams named Big 12 Softball Player Of The Week

College Softball: Sami Williams named Big 12 Softball Player Of The Week

AMES – Iowa State’s Sami Williams was named the Big 12 Player of the Week on Tuesday following a historic weekend for the senior at the Gamecock Invitational. The native…

Cerro Gordo Health Department announces rise in influenza activity

Cerro Gordo Health Department announces rise in influenza activity

MASON CITY – CG Public Health is continuing to see an increase in the amount of influenza activity in Cerro Gordo County. CG Public Health is encouraging community members to…

Longest cross-border tunnel discovered in San Diego

Longest cross-border tunnel discovered in San Diego

SAN DIEGO – After a challenging multi-year, inter-agency investigation, utilizing technology capabilities, intelligence gathering, and community outreach, law enforcement partners on the San Diego Tunnel Task Force have exposed the…

Dubuque cocaine dealer sentenced to federal prison

Dubuque cocaine dealer sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Dubuque man who possessed and sold crack cocaine near a school was sentenced today to more than five years in federal prison. John Saunders, age 44,…

College Basketball: No. 24 Michigan State 78, No. 18 Iowa 70

College Basketball: No. 24 Michigan State 78, No. 18 Iowa 70

EAST LANSING, MI – Iowa dropped a hard-fought, close game on the road to Michigan State Tuesday night, 78-70, despite another top-notch performance from Luka Garza. Garza extended his streak…

Women’s College Basketball: ISU nets league-high seven on Academic All-Big 12 Teams

Women’s College Basketball: ISU nets league-high seven on Academic All-Big 12 Teams

IRVING, Texas – The Iowa State women’s basketball team placed seven student-athletes on the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 team. The Cyclones’ Adriana Camber, Nia Washington, Madison Wise, Ines Nezerwa, Morgan…

College Wrestling: Lugo named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

College Wrestling: Lugo named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior Pat Lugo has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. Lugo, ranked No. 2 at 149 pounds,…

OBIT: Kathryn Johnson, 98, of Charles City

OBIT: Kathryn Johnson, 98, of Charles City

Kathryn Johnson, 98, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Funeral services for Kathryn Johnson will be held on…

OBIT: Donald “Don” McIntosh, 90, of Evansdale

OBIT: Donald “Don” McIntosh, 90, of Evansdale

Donald “Don” McIntosh, 90, of Evansdale, formerly Waterloo, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Unity Point Health Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. A private family graveside service for Don…

Man shot in Mason City as police investigate second shooting incident in two days

Man shot in Mason City as police investigate second shooting incident in two days

MASON CITY – A man was shot in Mason City as police investigate a second shooting incident in two days. On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at around 4:45 pm, Mason…

Jimmy John’s sandwich chain warned by FDA about serving “adulterated fresh produce” after several e coli outbreaks including one in Iowa

Jimmy John’s sandwich chain warned by FDA about serving “adulterated fresh produce” after several e coli outbreaks including one in Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jimmy John’s sandwich chain was warned today by the Food and Drug Administration about serving “adulterated fresh produce” after several e coli outbreaks, including one in Iowa.…

Marijuana sales rake in $10 million for Illinois in first month of legal sales

Marijuana sales rake in $10 million for Illinois in first month of legal sales

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Revenue announced that adult-use cannabis sales generated $7,332,058 in cannabis tax revenue during the month of January, with an additional $3,147,928.29 generated in…

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Clarinda Correctional Facility

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Clarinda Correctional Facility

CLARINDA – A correctional officer was assaulted at approximately 3:05 pm Monday at the Clarinda Correctional Facility. The officer was escorting two inmates to their units when one of the…

College Baseball: Iowa’s Judkins named B1G Pitcher of the Week

College Baseball: Iowa’s Judkins named B1G Pitcher of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior Grant Judkins has been named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Monday by the league office. It is Judkins’…

Northern Iowa man accused of sexually abusing teen

Northern Iowa man accused of sexually abusing teen

WEST UNION – A Northern Iowa man has been accused of sexually abusing teen. On February 21, 2020, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office completed an investigation that lead to an…

DNR officials help rescue man in Iowa’s Lake Wapello

DNR officials help rescue man in Iowa’s Lake Wapello

DRAKESVILLE, Iowa – Iowa DNR officials helped rescue a man that had fallen through the ice at Lake Wapello in Davis County Monday night around 5:30. The man had been…

Gov. Reynolds signs SF2164, critical school funding legislation

Gov. Reynolds signs SF2164, critical school funding legislation

DES MOINES– Today Gov. Reynolds was joined by lawmakers and education advocates when she signed S.F. 2164, an education funding bill designed to help schools with transportation funding and per…

Webster city woman and infant death investigation concludes, state officials say

Webster city woman and infant death investigation concludes, state officials say

WEBSTER CITY – A mother and her infant were discovered dead in a Webster City house and an investigation into their deaths has concluded, Iowa officials say. On November 10,…

Northwood woman who faked cancer diagnosis then cashed in faces trial in April on felony charges

Northwood woman who faked cancer diagnosis then cashed in faces trial in April on felony charges

NORTHWOOD – A woman who police say faked her own cancer diagnosis to gain gifts, money, and a bedroom makeover has will face a jury trial in April on felony…

Waverly man arrested while hiding in a park after attacking and seriously injuring person with a hatchet

Waverly man arrested while hiding in a park after attacking and seriously injuring person with a hatchet

WAVERLY – A Waverly man was arrested while hiding in a park after attacking and seriously injuring a person with a hatchet. On February 21, 2020, the Waverly Police Department…

Man arrested after shooting incident; police seek victim

Man arrested after shooting incident; police seek victim

MASON CITY – There was a shooting on Mason City’s North End Monday and police believe a person was shot as they later arrested a man who returned to the…

Justice Susan Christensen named Chief Justice of Iowa Supreme Court

Justice Susan Christensen named Chief Justice of Iowa Supreme Court

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court has selected Justice Susan Christensen, Harlan, as its next chief justice. Justice Christensen will succeed Chief Justice Mark Cady who passed away suddenly…

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