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U.S. gross domestic product plummets over 32%

U.S. gross domestic product plummets over 32%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The total value of goods and services produced in the United States – gross domestic product (GDP) – declined by 32.9% in the last quarter, shrinking the…

OBIT: Fred Castle, Jr., 61, of Charles City

OBIT: Fred Castle, Jr., 61, of Charles City

Fred Castle, Jr., 61, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his home. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020…

OBIT: Karen Praska, 77, of Charles City

OBIT: Karen Praska, 77, of Charles City

Karen Praska, 77, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020. The family of Karen extends an invitation to anyone who would like to attend her visitation and funeral.…

Back-to-school reminder:  Vaccinations required to enroll in school

Back-to-school reminder:  Vaccinations required to enroll in school

MASON CITY –With school registration beginning in early August, CG Public Health urges parents to schedule their child’s vaccination appointment as soon as possible. CG Public Health is offering vaccinations by…

Inmate assaults staff Tuesday night at Iowa State Penitentiary

Inmate assaults staff Tuesday night at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary at approximately 7:10 PM Tuesday night. The officer was handling the distribution of medications…

College Basketball: UNI’s AJ Green Withdraws From 2020 NBA Draft

College Basketball: UNI’s AJ Green Withdraws From 2020 NBA Draft

CEDAR FALLS – UNI guard AJ Green has withdrawn his name from the 2020 NBA draft and will return to UNI for the 2020-21 season. Green, the 2020 MVC Larry…

Election 2020: How will Iowa impact the results?

Iowa’s place in all US general elections, past and present, is hardly understated. Traditionally, from 1972 onwards, it’s here where voting begins. The Iowa caucus system has been a political…

Cerro Gordo Treasurer Wright reminds beleaguered property owners to pay up

Cerro Gordo Treasurer Wright reminds beleaguered property owners to pay up

MASON CITY – Local property owners, whom prop up schools, municipalities, the county and the state budgets, need to pay up their taxes or face penalties, Cerro Gordo Treasurer Pat…

Narcotics task force nabs armed Mason City man on drug dealing charges

Narcotics task force nabs armed Mason City man on drug dealing charges

MASON CITY – The local narcotics task force nabbed an armed Mason City man on drug dealing charges Thursday morning. Task force officers and special agents assigned to the North…