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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…

Two North Iowans join NIACC Foundation Board of Directors

Two North Iowans join NIACC Foundation Board of Directors

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Foundation announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Mary Amsbaugh of Sheffield is a Human…

OBIT: Gerald Patrick “Pat” Svejda

OBIT: Gerald Patrick “Pat” Svejda

Gerald Patrick “Pat” Svejda, 88, of Mason City formerly of Lake Latowana, Missouri died on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the MercyOne North Iowa Hospice. A celebration of life will…

College Football: Former Cyclone Deon Broomfield named ISU safeties coach

College Football: Former Cyclone Deon Broomfield named ISU safeties coach

AMES – Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell announced that Deon Broomfield, a former standout for the Cyclones in the defensive secondary (2010-13), who already has five years of…

OBIT: Joseph Henry Herrera

OBIT: Joseph Henry Herrera

Joseph Henry Herrera, 84, of Mason City, IA, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at…

OBIT: Karen L Hurd

OBIT: Karen L Hurd

Karen L. Hurd, 74, of Mason City, passed away Sunday February 21, 2021 at Mercy One Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City. A celebration of life will be held from 2:00…

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – Two staff members were assaulted by an inmate at the Anamosa State Penitentiary on Monday. At 7:55 AM Monday morning, a correctional officer was struck in the face…

Two alleged North Iowa burglars arrested after long police investigation

Two alleged North Iowa burglars arrested after long police investigation

ALGONA – Two alleged North Iowa burglars were arrested after a long police investigation. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, along with assistance from the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), filed…

OBIT: Leon Max Smith

OBIT: Leon Max Smith

Leon Max Smith, 65, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021, at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, IA. Per his wishes his body has been cremated and no services will be…