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Luka Garza named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award finalist

Luka Garza named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award finalist

IOWA CITY – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Friday the five finalists for the 2021 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award, which includes University of…

Senator Amanda Ragan asks, “WHERE’S THE COVID RECOVERY?”

Senator Amanda Ragan asks, “WHERE’S THE COVID RECOVERY?”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: My goal for the 2021 session is to focus on…

College Football: UNI defeats Youngstown State, 21-0

College Football: UNI defeats Youngstown State, 21-0

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – Dom Williams scored two touchdowns, and the UNI defense held Youngstown State to just 135 yards of offense while keeping them off the scoreboard to earn head…

College Track & Field: Iowa wins indoor B1G Ten Championship team title

College Track & Field: Iowa wins indoor B1G Ten Championship team title

GENEVA, OHIO – The University of Iowa men’s track and field team scored a school-record 119 points to win the 2021 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday…

College Basketball: UNI defeats Illinois State 94-87 in double overtime

College Basketball: UNI defeats Illinois State 94-87 in double overtime

NORMAL, Ill – The UNI men’s basketball team defeated the Redbirds of Illinois State 94-87 in double overtime on Saturday. The win marked Ben Jacobson’s 300th career victory. The Panthers…

Iowa’s Kim Reynolds, three GOP Rep’s opposes stimulus package passed by U.S. House

Iowa’s Kim Reynolds, three GOP Rep’s opposes stimulus package passed by U.S. House

DES MOINES – Iowa’s top Republican elected officials oppose the pandemic stimulus package that was passed Friday. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds opposed the bill, joining a statement with other Republicans…

OBIT: Ronda “Deeann” Lloyd

OBIT: Ronda “Deeann” Lloyd

Ronda “Deeann” Grant Lloyd, 60, tragically passed away Monday, February 22, 2021, in her Mason City home. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, March 6, 2021, at…

OBIT: Sandra Ann Sharp

OBIT: Sandra Ann Sharp

Sandra Sharp, 81, of Mason City, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Mason City after a brief battle with cancer. Sandra’s family will…

State recognizes Cerro Gordo County vaccination efforts with extra doses

State recognizes Cerro Gordo County vaccination efforts with extra doses

MASON CITY –The week of March 1st, CG Public Health will receive an additional 1,170 doses of COVID-19 vaccine bringing the total number of COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed the…

College Basketball: Iowa’s Nunge suffers season-ending injury

College Basketball: Iowa’s Nunge suffers season-ending injury

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa men’s basketball redshirt sophomore Jack Nunge suffered a season-ending torn meniscus of his right knee in the first half of Thursday’s road game at…

College Softball: UNI defeated by Samford, 1-0

College Softball: UNI defeated by Samford, 1-0

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – UNI softball fell to the Bulldogs of Samford University 1-0 in Day 1 of the Samford Tournament on Feb 26th. The Panthers had three hits against the…

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 25, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 25, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/25/2021 Payee Description Amount ———————————- ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 50.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 43,858.16 ANDERSON, TYLER REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 63.55 APOLLO WATER…

College Basketball: UNI defeats Illinois State, 70-56

College Basketball: UNI defeats Illinois State, 70-56

NORMAL, Ill – The UNI men’s basketball team defeated the Redbirds of Illinois State 70-56 on Friday night, led by senior Trae Berhow’s15-point performance. The win marked head coach Ben…

OBIT: Kirk Andrew Servantez

OBIT: Kirk Andrew Servantez

Kirk Andrew Servantez, 36, of Mason City died on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on…

Waldorf University announces first trapshooting head coach, Tarron Glidden

Waldorf University announces first trapshooting head coach, Tarron Glidden

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University is excited to announce Tarron Glidden as the first trapshooting coach for the Waldorf Warrior Trapshooting team. Glidden, a 2013 graduate of New Hampton, resides…

Mason City woman dies in mobile home after fire caused by smoking materials

Mason City woman dies in mobile home after fire caused by smoking materials

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman died in her mobile home this week after a fire caused by smoking materials. The Mason City Fire Department responded to 777 S.…

Mitchell county sheriff seeking tool thief

Mitchell county sheriff seeking tool thief

OSAGE – In the last few days, several reports of construction tools being stolen have been reported to the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office, and law enforcement is seeking clues to…

Iowa murder suspect tracked down after 2011 killing

Iowa murder suspect tracked down after 2011 killing

CEDAR RAPIDS – A suspect in a cold case murder has been tracked down, police in Iowa’s second-largest city say. The Cedar Rapids Police Department, in cooperation with the Linn…

OBIT: Tim Mark Wilmarth

OBIT: Tim Mark Wilmarth

Tim Mark Wilmarth, 61, of Mason City died on Monday, February 22, 2021. A visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Major…

Waldorf University Music Department to host Matt Gender as key performer for the upcoming Music Career Day 2021

Waldorf University Music Department to host Matt Gender as key performer for the upcoming Music Career Day 2021

FOREST CITY – The Waldorf University Music Department is excited to announce local recording engineer, organist, and church music director, Dr. Matt Gender, will be featured as the key speaker…

Mason City man dies in rural Cerro Gordo county auto crash

Mason City man dies in rural Cerro Gordo county auto crash

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Mason City man died in rural Cerro Gordo county auto crash. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a crash occurred just north of Sheffield,…

Mason City police searching for suspect vehicle after possible shots fired in neighborhood

Mason City police searching for suspect vehicle after possible shots fired in neighborhood

MASON CITY – Mason City police are searching for a suspect vehicle after possible shots were fired in a North End neighborhood this past weekend. A Mason City police spokesman…

Mason City man cited after losing control of pickup and destroying light pole near downtown

Mason City man cited after losing control of pickup and destroying light pole near downtown

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been cited after losing control of his pickup and destroying a light pole near downtown. At 10:36 PM on Sunday, February 21,…

CG Public Health announces COVID-19 vaccine partnership with MercyOne North Iowa

CG Public Health announces COVID-19 vaccine partnership with MercyOne North Iowa

MASON CITY – Through continued partnership, CG Public Health and MercyOne North Iowa have developed a plan for an additional point of distribution for COVID-19 vaccines in Cerro Gordo County.…

Iowa man sent to federal prison for distributing meth

Iowa man sent to federal prison for distributing meth

SIOUX CITY – A man who distributed methamphetamine was sentenced on February 24, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Silas Bui, 25, from Sioux City, Iowa, pled guilty to…

JUCO Wrestling: NIACC tops Iowa Central, 26-23

JUCO Wrestling: NIACC tops Iowa Central, 26-23

MASON CITY – The No. 9 NIACC wrestling team edged No. 6 Iowa Central 26-23 in an ICCAC dual meet Wednesday night in the NIACC gym. NIACC (2-1 in duals)…

OBIT: Lester Eugene Taylor

OBIT: Lester Eugene Taylor

Lester Eugene Taylor, 77, of Clear Lake, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at his home. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private family Celebration of Life will be held…

Charles City man accused of molesting a child

Charles City man accused of molesting a child

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man is facing serious charges connected to the alleged sexual abuse or molestation of a child. 53-year-old Jeffrey Ralph Hitchcock, age 53, was arrested…

Dumont woman hurt in auto crash Tuesday morning

Dumont woman hurt in auto crash Tuesday morning

MASON CITY – A North Iowa woman was hurt in an auto accident in rural Mason City Tuesday morning. On February 23, 2021 at about 2:07 PM, the Cerro Gordo…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law, including education spending increase  

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law, including education spending increase  

DES MOINES – Tuesday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: S.F. 269: An Act relating to public school funding by establishing the state percent of growth and the categorical state percent of growth…

OBIT: Dean William Hoffman

OBIT: Dean William Hoffman

Dean William Hoffman, 90, peacefully passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 in his St. Ansgar home. Per his wishes his body has been cremated and the family will have…

OBIT: Shirley Irene Wallace

OBIT: Shirley Irene Wallace

Shirley Irene Wallace, 88, of Mason City passed away on February 19th after a sudden illness. She lived a long and selfless life. Known as Grandma Shirley to most she…

Police in Ames seek man who allegedly murdered a woman

Police in Ames seek man who allegedly murdered a woman

AMES – Police in Ames are seeking a man who allegedly murdered a woman. On February 20, 2021, at 7:02 PM, the Ames Police Department conducted a welfare check at…

Golfer Tiger Woods badly hurt in auto crash

Golfer Tiger Woods badly hurt in auto crash

LOS ANGELES, CA – Golfer Tiger Woods was badly hurt in an auto crash Tuesday morning. On February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:12 AM, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department…

Fire causes major damage and tenant evacuations at Clear Lake multi-family structure

Fire causes major damage and tenant evacuations at Clear Lake multi-family structure

CLEAR LAKE – Major fire damage and tenants were evacuated at a multi-unit dwelling in Clear Lake Sunday. The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire…

College Wrestling: Iowa earns share of Big Ten Regular Season Championship

College Wrestling: Iowa earns share of Big Ten Regular Season Championship

IOWA CITY – The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday that Iowa and Penn State are co-champions of the 2021 conference regular season. The top-ranked Hawkeyes finished the dual season 5-0.…

Butler county man sentenced to federal prison for gun conviction

Butler county man sentenced to federal prison for gun conviction

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced on February 22, 2021, to 3 years in federal prison. Michael Limkemann, 35, from Clarksville, Iowa, pled guilty…

The Most Dangerous States to Drive In

The Most Dangerous States to Drive In

Do you find yourself on the road driving a good portion of your day? Maybe your morning and evening commute are the only times you’re really out on the road?…

Opinion: Let’s work together to make Iowa public schools great again

Opinion: Let’s work together to make Iowa public schools great again

By Sen. Zach Wahls and Rep. Todd Prichard Public education has long been the foundation of our state. For generations, Iowans could count on a great public education from Iowa…

How to Prevent Elevator Accidents in Your Building

How to Prevent Elevator Accidents in Your Building

Elevators in the modern age are extremely reliable and safe mechanisms to move people or cargo between floors. The cables involved in the electric motor hoisting system are very strong…

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