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College Basketball: UNI defeated by Sycamores, 61-57

College Basketball: UNI defeated by Sycamores, 61-57

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI men’s basketball team took on the 3rd place Sycamores of Indiana State on Saturday afternoon, falling 61-57. The Panther’s opened the game hot, knocking down…

OBIT: Ralph James Shafer

OBIT: Ralph James Shafer

Ralph James Shafer, 89, of Mason City, died on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his home. Ralph was born March 24, 1931 in Grand Junction, Iowa to Carl and Pearl…

Illegal alien who traveled from Cali to Iowa with 11 lbs. of meth and loaded gun sent to prison

Illegal alien who traveled from Cali to Iowa with 11 lbs. of meth and loaded gun sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A man, illegally in the United States, who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while possessing a firearm was sentenced February 3, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City.…

College Football: Iowa’s Ferentz talks recruits and 2021 season

College Football: Iowa’s Ferentz talks recruits and 2021 season

IOWA CITY – Iowa’s Ferentz held a press conference this week and talked about the program’s recruits and the upcoming 2021 season: University of Iowa Football Media Conference Wednesday, February…

Former manager of Iowa cooperative sentenced to prison in grain blending scheme

Former manager of Iowa cooperative sentenced to prison in grain blending scheme

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former high-level manager of a Sioux Center grain cooperative who directed subordinate employees to blend oats into soybeans was sentenced February 2, 2021, to three months…

OBIT: Virginia Ward

OBIT: Virginia Ward

Virginia Ward, 95, of Mason City, passed away on January 21, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center North Iowa. No services will be held because of the virus and health issues…

Iowa to receive $4.7 million to address opioid crisis

Iowa to receive $4.7 million to address opioid crisis

DES MOINES — Iowa will receive $4,677,279 over five years as part of a settlement with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Co., over its role in…

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 4, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 4, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/4/2021 Payee Description Amount ——————————– AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS #14583 M/E REPAIRS 175.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 321.28 ACTIVE911 INC MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 585.00 AHLERS…

OPINION: Rep. Sharon Steckman opposes school voucher system offered by Republicans in Legislature

OPINION: Rep. Sharon Steckman opposes school voucher system offered by Republicans in Legislature

“If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years plant trees. If your plan is 100 years educate children.” Confucius. Our democracy is…

Deer rams North Iowa woman’s pickup, causes possible injuries to driver and $10K damage

Deer rams North Iowa woman’s pickup, causes possible injuries to driver and $10K damage

PALO ALTO COUNTY – A deer sprang from a ditch and rammed a North Iowa woman’s pickup, causing her possible injuries and $10,000 damage to the vehicle. On February 3,…

College Volleyball: Hawkeyes fall in five-set thriller against Hoosiers

College Volleyball: Hawkeyes fall in five-set thriller against Hoosiers

CORALVILLE –The University of Iowa Volleyball team came up short in its second match against Indiana, falling 3-2 in a five-set thriller inside Xtream Arena on Saturday afternoon. Junior Courtney…

Woman hurt in two-vehicle collision outside Clear Lake Friday

Woman hurt in two-vehicle collision outside Clear Lake Friday

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – A woman was hurt in a two-vehicle collision outside Clear Lake Friday. On February 5, 2021 at about 11:00 AM, the Cerro Gordo Sheriff’s Office responded…

BIG Ten adjusts 2021 Iowa football schedule

BIG Ten adjusts 2021 Iowa football schedule

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa football schedule has been adjusted for the 2021 season, with opponents remaining as originally announced, but the sequence of opponents changing. That includes…

Four UNI coaches receive contract extensions

Four UNI coaches receive contract extensions

CEDAR FALLS – UNI Director of Athletics David Harris announced contract extensions for four UNI coaches; Chris Sagers (Women’s Tennis), Nick Lakin (Women’s Swim and Dive), Bruce Erickson (Women’s Soccer)…

North Iowa woman charged with theft for allegedly stealing packages on steps

North Iowa woman charged with theft for allegedly stealing packages on steps

RUTHVEN – A North Iowa woman is charged with theft for allegedly stealing packages on residence steps. On January 31, 2021, at 9:47 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office…

OBIT: Duane Ray Mummelthie

OBIT: Duane Ray Mummelthie

Duane Ray Mummelthie, 84, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, in his Gilbert, Arizona home. A private family service will be held in Mason City, before his burial…

Gov. Kim Reynolds phases out Covid requirements as new virus variants creep into state

Gov. Kim Reynolds phases out Covid requirements as new virus variants creep into state

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds is phasing out Covid requirements in Iowa as new virus variants are creeping into the state. Friday, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster…