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Iowa motorcyclist killed when driver turn left in front of oncoming bike

Iowa motorcyclist killed when driver turn left in front of oncoming bike

SCOTT COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa motorcyclist was killed today when woman driver turned left in front of the oncoming bike. On Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at approximately 1:46 PM,…

Iowa woman dead after her motorcycle was rear-ended by teen driver

Iowa woman dead after her motorcycle was rear-ended by teen driver

MARSHALL COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa woman died in a crash in Friday in Marshall county when a teen rear-ended her Honda motorcycle. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the…

OBIT: Leanna S. Johnson

OBIT: Leanna S. Johnson

Leanna (Susie) Johnson, 76, of Mason City, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the Good Shepherd Health Center. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, July…

Wrong way drunk driver arrested in Palo Alto county

Wrong way drunk driver arrested in Palo Alto county

EMMETSBURG – Cops nabbed a dangerous wrong-way drunk driver this weekend in Palo Alto county near a popular casino. On July 23, 2021 at 4:08 PM, the Palo Alto county…

Police investigation nets four North Iowa meth suspects

Police investigation nets four North Iowa meth suspects

MALLARD, IOWA – A police investigation this weekend netted four North Iowa meth suspects. On July 24, 2021 at 1:40 AM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint…

Opinion: Former Mason City man says “the worst is yet to come” in pandemic

Opinion: Former Mason City man says “the worst is yet to come” in pandemic

Written by Ty Green (formerly of Mason City) Let’s all STAY ALERT. Everyone please keep your immune systems as high as possible. Vitamins daily, eat healthy foods, continue TO MASK…

Algona auto races announcer utters racist remarks as onlookers cheer the hate, bringing worldwide shame to Northern Iowa

Algona auto races announcer utters racist remarks as onlookers cheer the hate, bringing worldwide shame to Northern Iowa

ALGONA – An Algona auto races announcer recently uttered racist remarks as onlookers cheered the hate dripping from his muzzle, bringing worldwide shame to the racetrack and Northern Iowa via…

Federal search warrants executed in Iowa’s capitol city

Federal search warrants executed in Iowa’s capitol city

DES MOINES – Federal search warrants were executed in Iowa’s capitol city. On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, federal search warrants were executed at the following locations in the Des Moines…

Head-on collision in Mason City claims one life

Head-on collision in Mason City claims one life

MASON CITY – A head-on collision Saturday morning in Mason City has claimed one life, police say. On July 24, 2021, at 6:30 AM, Mason City Police Department, Cerro Gordo…

Man in Ames kills himself as police enter residence

Man in Ames kills himself as police enter residence

AMES – A man in Ames died as police entered a residence ro perform an investigation. On July 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM, the Marshalltown Police Department was conducting an…

College Football: Iowa’s Ferentz has confidence in team, quarterback Petras

College Football: Iowa’s Ferentz has confidence in team, quarterback Petras

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Iowa Hawkeyes head football coach Kirk Ferentz held a press conference at Big Ten Football Media Days and expressed confidence in his team and starting quarterback Spencer…

OBIT: Michael Joseph “Mike” Frein

OBIT: Michael Joseph “Mike” Frein

Michael Joseph “Mike” Frein, 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the IOOF Home in Mason City, IA. A Funeral Mass will be…

OBIT: Luella Barker

OBIT: Luella Barker

Luella Barker, 89, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Denver Sunset Home in Denver, Iowa. A funeral service for Luella Barker will be held at 1:00…

“Very dangerous person” from Waterloo sentenced to eight years in federal prison

“Very dangerous person” from Waterloo sentenced to eight years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man with multiple prior convictions involving violence was sentenced today to eight years in federal prison. Trenton Sliekers, age 28, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison…

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation

DES MOINES – Friday, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that extends some regulatory relief for an additional 30 days. The proclamation can be found online here. …

Northern Iowa youth killed in auto accident Thursday

Northern Iowa youth killed in auto accident Thursday

EMMET COUNTY, IOWA – A traffic accident claimed the life of an Northern Iowa youth earlier Thursday. According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, the sheriff’s office received a call…

Wanted Mason City man flees in his Astro van, cops catch him hiding under mattress

Wanted Mason City man flees in his Astro van, cops catch him hiding under mattress

MASON CITY – He urged his Astro van to top speeds of 90 miles per hour and beyond, ultimately fleeing to his home and the comfort of his mattress, before…

Webster County man sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Webster County man sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 14, 2021, to more than 17 years in federal prison. Russell Gentry, 32, from Fort Dodge, Iowa,…

New Exhibition opens in MacNider Museum’s Center Space Gallery

New Exhibition opens in MacNider Museum’s Center Space Gallery

MASON CITY – Susan E. Kuennen won Best in Show during the Iowa Crafts: 44 exhibition in 2019 for her basket, Plowin’ Snow. As prize for her win she was…

Senator Amanda Ragan describes 5 ways Iowa agriculture is getting a boost

Senator Amanda Ragan describes 5 ways Iowa agriculture is getting a boost

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: A comprehensive approach to pandemic recovery can help ensure Iowans…

Clear Lake police nab suspect who allegedly vandalized “Main Street U.S.A.” sign

Clear Lake police nab suspect who allegedly vandalized “Main Street U.S.A.” sign

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake police say they have nabbed the suspect who allegedly recently vandalized the community’s “Main Street U.S.A.” sign. On July 21, 2021, the Clear Lake Police…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gina Badding to the Court of Appeals

Gov. Reynolds appoints Gina Badding to the Court of Appeals

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Gina Badding as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals. Badding, of Carroll, Iowa, currently serves as a…

Northern Iowa man busted with child porn after cops investigate

Northern Iowa man busted with child porn after cops investigate

WADENA, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was busted with child porn after cops led an investigation and searched his home. After a week-long investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office…

Pelosi boots conspiracy Republicans off select committee set to investigate traitors who stormed Capitol an Jan. 6

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement on the Republican recommendations to serve on the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States…

OBIT: Eugene “Jeep” Fatta

OBIT: Eugene “Jeep” Fatta

Eugene “Jeep” Fatta, 61, of Mason City, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 at his home. Per Eugene’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be…

OBIT: Wayne Eugene Vandervort

OBIT: Wayne Eugene Vandervort

Wayne Eugene Vandervort, 96, of Clear Lake, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Rockwell Community Nursing Home in Rockwell. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 26,…

Key Dates for Sports Fans This Summer and Fall

Key Dates for Sports Fans This Summer and Fall

2021 is a year jam-packed with sport. Europe has just finished its Euro 2020 soccer tournament, South America has just completed the Copa América, and the Olympics are now underway…

Feds charge Donald Trump advisor and inauguration head with being foreign agent

Feds charge Donald Trump advisor and inauguration head with being foreign agent

BROOKLYN, NY – A seven-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Thomas Joseph Barrack, Matthew Grimes, and Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi, also known as…

Northwest Iowa meth conspiracy lands woman in federal prison

Northwest Iowa meth conspiracy lands woman in federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 15, 2021, to more than 5 years in federal prison. Ruby Blankenship, 45, from Brandon, South Dakota,…

OBIT: LeRoy J. Knutson

OBIT: LeRoy J. Knutson

LeRoy J. Knutson, 96, of Mason City passed away Friday, July 9, 2021 at the IOOF home in Mason City. A Memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July…

OBIT: Gerald Allen Madsen

OBIT: Gerald Allen Madsen

Gerald Allen Madsen, 74, of Clear Lake, died Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Rockwell Community Nursing Home in Rockwell. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July…

OBIT: W. Lyle Butler

OBIT: W. Lyle Butler

W. Lyle Butler, 92, of Mason City, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the MercyOne Hospice Inpatient Unit. Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M., Friday, July…

Clever Ways to Expand One’s Knowledge During Down Time

Clever Ways to Expand One’s Knowledge During Down Time

Nowadays, most people find themselves looking for ways in which to improve their skillset and perhaps learn something new. While the desire to broaden one’s horizons may be apparent, one…

Tips To Improve Academic Performance in College And Graduate With Honors?

Tips To Improve Academic Performance in College And Graduate With Honors?

All students seem to understand that good grades don’t guarantee good knowledge, but some of them still have a dream of being straight-A students and even graduate with honors. There’s…

Teen found dead, shot in car in Cedar Rapids; police say targeted slaying

Teen found dead, shot in car in Cedar Rapids; police say targeted slaying

CEDAR RAPIDS – A teen was found dead, shot in a car in Cedar Rapids and police say the killing was a targeted slaying. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at…

U.S. Central Command says America is 95% complete in withdrawal from Afghanistan

U.S. Central Command says America is 95% complete in withdrawal from Afghanistan

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command provides the following update on the orderly and responsible withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, as of 10 a.m. on July 19, 2021. Since…

RSVP volunteers honored for service in North Central Iowa

RSVP volunteers honored for service in North Central Iowa

MASON CITY – Volunteers throughout North Central Iowa were honored for their cumulative years of service to their communities during RSVP’s annual Volunteer Celebration on June 9, with a ‘Parking…

College Football: Cyclones land eight on Preseason All-Big 12 Team

College Football: Cyclones land eight on Preseason All-Big 12 Team

IRVING, Texas – Eight Iowa State players – Mike Rose (LB), Charlie Kolar (TE), Greg Eisworth II (DB), Breece Hall (RB), Xavier Hutchinson (WR), Colin Newell (OL), Trevor Downing (OL)…

Violent Waterloo criminal sent to prison for over 28 years for role in importing meth from Mexico to Iowa

Violent Waterloo criminal sent to prison for over 28 years for role in importing meth from Mexico to Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man, who was involved in the importation and distribution of thousands of kilograms of methamphetamine was sentenced today, July 19, 2021, to nearly 29 years…

OBIT: Terry Marie Walter

OBIT: Terry Marie Walter

Terry Marie Walter, 59, of Mason City, IA died at home on July 18, 2021. A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 2-4 pm at Fullerton…

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