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U.S. State Department press briefing for October 25, 2021: Military takeover in Sudan, vaccination policy, cyber agenda, Turkey diplomacy, and China-Russia joint naval exercis

U.S. State Department press briefing for October 25, 2021: Military takeover in Sudan, vaccination policy, cyber agenda, Turkey diplomacy, and China-Russia joint naval exercis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on October 25, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from military takeover in Sudan, vaccination policy, cyber agenda, Turkey diplomacy,…

OBIT: Dale Easterly

OBIT: Dale Easterly

Dale Easterly, 96, of Charles City, died on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at the MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City with his family by his side. A funeral…

OBIT: Joseph Branchcomb

OBIT: Joseph Branchcomb

Joseph “Joe” Branchcomb. Jr., age 75, of Humboldt passed away on October 19, 2021 at Unity Point Health Allen Memorial in Waterloo. Funeral services will be 10 AM on Saturday…

OBIT: Kary Scott Paulson

OBIT: Kary Scott Paulson

Kary Scott Paulson, 75, of Northwood, Iowa passed away on October 15th, 2021 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A celebration of life for Kary will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday October…

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Elthon

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Elthon

Robert “Bob” Elthon, 85, of Charles City, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. A funeral service for Bob Elthon will…

Iowa man struck and killed by motorist when leaving car to check on deer damage

Iowa man struck and killed by motorist when leaving car to check on deer damage

WARREN COUNTY – An Iowa man was struck and killed by a motorist when leaving the car he was riding in to check on damage after hitting a deer. According…

OBIT: Jerald Eugene Heifner

OBIT: Jerald Eugene Heifner

Jerald Eugene Heifner was born on May 13, 1927, in Titonka, Iowa. He was the oldest child of Vincent and Ivy (Carlson) Heifner. He passed away on October 20, 2021,…

Phil Sanchez Opinion: Big corporations “refuse to share the wealth with those who helped make it” leading to strikes

Phil Sanchez Opinion: Big corporations “refuse to share the wealth with those who helped make it” leading to strikes

To the Editor, A resurgence of union activity and labor strikes is sweeping across our nation. The UAW’s 10,000 workers at John Deere have become the latest union to strike…

OBIT: Ryan Lynch

OBIT: Ryan Lynch

A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Divine Mercy Parish – St. Cecelia Church in Algona. A private family graveside service will…

Northern Iowa man charged with neglecting dozens of livestock

Northern Iowa man charged with neglecting dozens of livestock

KOSSUTH COUNTY – A Northern Iowa man is charged with neglecting dozens of livestock in Kossuth county. On September 29th, 2021 the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3507 70th…

Troy Levenhagen, Mason City’s only challenger for City Council, continues to campaign

Troy Levenhagen, Mason City’s only challenger for City Council, continues to campaign

MASON CITY – It’s somewhat of an a-typical, dull election season in Mason City with only one challenger for a seat on Mason City’s City Council, but Troy Levenhagen continues…

College Basketball: Iowa State sys goodbye to former transfer Hinson

College Basketball: Iowa State sys goodbye to former transfer Hinson

AMES – Iowa State head coach T.J. Otzelberger announced Saturday that redshirt junior Blake Hinson has quit the team. “I met with all of our players individually Thursday to discuss…

OBIT: Dennis Keith McMillan

OBIT: Dennis Keith McMillan

Celebrating the life of Dennis K. McMillan, servant of God who was born in Evanston, Illinois on October 19, 1948 to Andrew J. and Phyllis U. McMillan. With his wife…

OBIT: LoRee M. Kulhavy

OBIT: LoRee M. Kulhavy

LoRee Maxine Kulhavy, 101, died on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at the MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 25, 2021, at…

College Football: UNI topples No. 6 SDSU, 26-17

College Football: UNI topples No. 6 SDSU, 26-17

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The University of Northern Iowa football team knocked off No. 6 South Dakota State on its Hobo Day (Homecoming), 26-17. The No. 20 Panthers improve to 4-3…

College Football: Iowa State 24, #8 Oklahoma State 21

College Football: Iowa State 24, #8 Oklahoma State 21

AMES – Iowa State defeated Oklahoma State for the first time at Jack Trice Stadium since 2011. Matt Campbell has now defeated every Big 12 team at home and on…

Hackers malign Trump’s social media page

Hackers malign Trump’s social media page

POSSIBLY SOMEWHERE IN FLORIDA, USA – Donald Trump posted a social media page and instantly, hackers easily broke in and posted better content than was already there. The images included,…

10 Things No One Tell You about Long Distance Relationships

Whether through watching a romantic movie or through an experience itself, you know that a long-distance relationship is always hard to keep and even sometimes close to impossible. Sadly, in…

OBIT: HOWARD H. KRAUSE

OBIT: HOWARD H. KRAUSE

Howard Henry Krause was born August 2, 1931 at the farm in rural Lone Rock, the son of Walter and Rose (Kressin) Krause. He attended Parochial School at Lotts Creek…

Eagle Grove man pleads guilty to meth charges

Eagle Grove man pleads guilty to meth charges

SIOUX CITY – A man who possessed with intent to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty October 12, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Celestin Loux, 64, from Eagle Grove, Iowa,…

OBIT: Mildred L. Creekmur

OBIT: Mildred L. Creekmur

Mildred Lucille Creekmur, 97, of Mason City, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. Services are private. Memorials may be directed to…

Moderna and J & J COVID-19 vaccine boosters approved

Moderna and J & J COVID-19 vaccine boosters approved

MASON CITY – On October 21st, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’s (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of…

OBIT: Elaine Ricks

OBIT: Elaine Ricks

A funeral service for Elaine Ricks, 85, of Mentor, Minnesota, formerly of Titonka, Iowa, will be held 11:00 am Friday, October 29, 2021, at Ramsey Reformed Church in Titonka. Burial…

Mason City woman arrested in Albert Lea after shooting at hotel room

Mason City woman arrested in Albert Lea after shooting at hotel room

ALBERT LEA, MN — A Mason City woman was arrested in Albert Lea after shooting at a hotel room, police say. On October 22, 2021 at approximately 8:50 AM, officers…

College Wrestling: UNI released 2021-2022 season schedule

College Wrestling: UNI released 2021-2022 season schedule

CEDAR FALLS – The University of Northern Iowa wrestling team will host seven home events in the 2021-22 season. The Panthers open the season on the road at the Cyclone…

OBIT: Arlo Wayne Movick

OBIT: Arlo Wayne Movick

Arlo Movick, 87, of Mason City died Monday, October 18, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at…

OBIT: Doris Van Horn

OBIT: Doris Van Horn

Doris Van Horn, age 92 of Humboldt, passed away at her home Thursday, October 14, 2021. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 10:30…

College Football: Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz named to Dodd Trophy Midseason List

College Football: Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz named to Dodd Trophy Midseason List

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa Moon Family head football coach Kirk Ferentz is one 16 head coaches named to the Dodd Trophy Midseason Watch List. The announcement was made…

OBIT: Joan D Juehring

OBIT: Joan D Juehring

Joan Juehring, age 90, of Iowa Falls, passed away, October 18, 2021, at Scenic Manor in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021 at…

OBIT: Sylvan Lemke

OBIT: Sylvan Lemke

Sylvan Martin Lemke, was born on September 15, 1927 in Wilbert, Minnesota to Otto and Elizabeth (Wessel) Lemke. He passed away on October 17, 2021, at Valley Vue Care Center…

Iowa man convicted in grisly murder during bad drug deal

Iowa man convicted in grisly murder during bad drug deal

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the grisly murder of his meth dealer. Matthew Barrett Robbins, age 49, from Cedar…

OBIT: Lyle H. Peterson

OBIT: Lyle H. Peterson

Lyle H. Peterson, 58, of Mason City and formerly of Ventura, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 at MercyOne Hospice of North Iowa. A Graveside service will be held 2:00…

USDA to make up to $1.15 billion available to help people living in rural communities access high-speed internet

USDA to make up to $1.15 billion available to help people living in rural communities access high-speed internet

GENESEO, Ill. – Iowa has a big budget surplus but also the second-slowest internet speed in the country, and a new federal program could help the lagging state catch up…

Vehicle rollover in rural Mason City delivers minor injuries to vehicle occupants

Vehicle rollover in rural Mason City delivers minor injuries to vehicle occupants

MASON CITY – A vehicle rollover in rural Mason City delivered minor injuries to the vehicle occupants. At about 8:26 PM on October 21, Cerro Gordo County Sheriffs Deputies responded…

Waterloo shooting results in federal conviction

Waterloo shooting results in federal conviction

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who exchanged gunfire with others in the 900 block of West Fifth Street in Waterloo, Iowa, on July 31, 2020, pled guilty today in…

Fareway Stores and Alliant Energy partner for Boone solar project

Fareway Stores and Alliant Energy partner for Boone solar project

BOONE – Alliant Energy and Fareway Stores, Inc. announce a collaboration to install a 1-megawatt solar facility in the Boone Industrial Park on a six-acre site adjacent to Fareway’s campus…

Department of Justice sues man who robocalled residents of Iowa town with threatening messages

Department of Justice sues man who robocalled residents of Iowa town with threatening messages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, the Department of Justice served a complaint filed against a Montana man to recover a $9.9 million penalty imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for…

Rep. Axne, Rob Sand to speak at Progress Iowa 7th Annual Corn Feed

Rep. Axne, Rob Sand to speak at Progress Iowa 7th Annual Corn Feed

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa announced this week that their seventh annual Progress Iowa Corn Feed will be held on Tuesday, October 26th with Rep. Cindy Axne, State Auditor Rob…

OBIT: Lowell J. Cook

OBIT: Lowell J. Cook

Lowell J. Cook, 92, formerly of Mason City, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Rockwell Community Nursing Home. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 22,…

OBIT: Edwin A. McDaniel

OBIT: Edwin A. McDaniel

Edwin A. McDaniel passed away of natural causes on October 14, 2021. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at 2 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church,…

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