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Mason City police investigating fatal motorcycle crash

Mason City police investigating fatal motorcycle crash

MASON CITY – Mason City police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash and are seeking more clues. On Monday, March 29, 2021 at around 4:25 PM, Mason City Police Department…

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Otzelberger adds Kyle Green as assistant coach

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Otzelberger adds Kyle Green as assistant coach

AMES – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger has added longtime Northern Iowa assistant and 25-year veteran of college basketball Kyle Green to his staff as an assistant…

Teen saved from cold Iowa lake after kayak sinks

Teen saved from cold Iowa lake after kayak sinks

LAKE DARLING, IOWA – A 17-year-old from Marion, Iowa was pulled from Lake Darling Friday afternoon, March 19 after the kayak he was paddling sank from a crack in its…

Ames booze sellers fail alcohol compliance checks

Ames booze sellers fail alcohol compliance checks

AMES – More than a few persons in Iowa’s third-best college town who were selling booze failed alcohol compliance checks, police declared this week. The Ames Police Department’s Safe Neighborhoods…

Two Northern Iowa men caught with illegal drug marijuana after traffic stop

Two Northern Iowa men caught with illegal drug marijuana after traffic stop

ARMSTRONG, IOWA – A Kossuth county sheriff’s deputy on patrol in Armstrong on March 16th observed some suspicious behavior in the Casey’s General Store at 3:25 pm. The deputy following…

Final nine community trout ponds in Iowa ready for anglers to catch trout

Final nine community trout ponds in Iowa ready for anglers to catch trout

CEDAR FALLS – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at the nine remaining community trout ponds as part of its cool weather…

OBIT: Anne S. Cameron

OBIT: Anne S. Cameron

Anne Strickland Cameron, 96, of Mason City, passed away on Sunday, March 21,2021, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers…

OBIT: Frances M. Berneman

OBIT: Frances M. Berneman

Frances M. Berneman, 88, of Mason City passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City. A memorial mass will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday,…

New law impacts boat operators on federal waterways beginning April 1

New law impacts boat operators on federal waterways beginning April 1

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new federal law goes into effect on April 1, that requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the…

Conservation Board opens Bluebill boat ramp

Conservation Board opens Bluebill boat ramp

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Effective immediately, the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board has opened access to the boat ramp at the Bluebill Wildlife Area. A reminder to boaters using…

College Basketball: Otzelberger names Blount an Assistant Coach

College Basketball: Otzelberger names Blount an Assistant Coach

AMES – JR Blount, widely recognized as one of the top assistant coaches in the Mountain West Conference, has been named an assistant coach by Iowa State head men’s basketball…

JUCO Wrestling: NIACC’s McCleish earns ICCAC wrestler of week honor

JUCO Wrestling: NIACC’s McCleish earns ICCAC wrestler of week honor

MASON CITY – NIACC freshman wrestler Chase McCleish was selected as the ICCAC wrestler of the week for the week of March 22-28. McCleish, who is ranked eighth at 184…

College Basketball: Iowa center Jack Nunge to transfer

College Basketball: Iowa center Jack Nunge to transfer

IOWA CITY – Redshirt sophomore Jack Nunge has notified head coach Fran McCaffery of his intentions to transfer from the University of Iowa and the men’s basketball program. “After long…

OBIT: Larry Charles Munn

OBIT: Larry Charles Munn

Larry Charles Munn, 80, of Clear Lake, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, at his home. Per Larry’s wishes, his body has been cremated and an inurnment will be held…

OBIT: Kathryn S. Jones

OBIT: Kathryn S. Jones

Kathryn S. Jones, 79, of Mason City, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center – North Iowa. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May…

OBIT: Marnie Marie Reifenrath

OBIT: Marnie Marie Reifenrath

Marnie Marie Reifenrath, 36, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at her home on March 22, 2021. She was born December 21, 1984 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, IL to…

North Iowa Casey’s store worker arrested after report of missing cash given to cops

North Iowa Casey’s store worker arrested after report of missing cash given to cops

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College Wrestling: Iowa’s Spencer Lee wins Dan Hodge Trophy

College Wrestling: Iowa’s Spencer Lee wins Dan Hodge Trophy

IOWA CITY – For the second year in a row, University of Iowa national champion Spencer Lee has been awarded the WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy. The award is…

Greene man with revoked license and on probation for felony theft caught drunk driving in Charles City

Greene man with revoked license and on probation for felony theft caught drunk driving in Charles City

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Mason City man nabbed after Yes Way convenience store burglarized

Mason City man nabbed after Yes Way convenience store burglarized

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Iowa State University students involved in boating accident; one dead

Iowa State University students involved in boating accident; one dead

AMES – Members of the Iowa State Crew Club were practicing Sunday morning at Little Wall Lake in Hamilton County when their boat capsized. Three of the five students were…

Top Iowa election official Pate tells Nancy Pelosi to butt out of Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ election “victory” over Rita Hart

Top Iowa election official Pate tells Nancy Pelosi to butt out of Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ election “victory” over Rita Hart

DES MOINES – Iowa’s top election official, Paul Pate, is telling California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to butt out of Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ election “victory” over Rita Hart, an election contested by…

A Photographer’s Field-Day: List of The Best Tools for Product Photography

A Photographer’s Field-Day: List of The Best Tools for Product Photography

Whether you seek to make your own product photos for your vintage Etsy shop or decide what basic equipment to buy for your photo studio, the list will be essentially…

City of Mason City expense report for March 25, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for March 25, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/25/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE BUILDING INSURANCE F & EC 2,327.00 AGVANTAGE FS INCMAINTENANCE MATERIAL 471.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 767.00…

Iowa Falls woman caught in Clarksville with meth, charged with felony

Iowa Falls woman caught in Clarksville with meth, charged with felony

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Waterloo felon sent back to federal prison for escaping halfway house and fleeing to Chicago

Waterloo felon sent back to federal prison for escaping halfway house and fleeing to Chicago

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who left a halfway house in August 2020 for Chicago was sentenced March 25, 2021, to one year in federal prison. Robert Donzell Luckie,…

Legislative update from House District 54 Rep. Shannon Latham

Legislative update from House District 54 Rep. Shannon Latham

The following is a legislative update from Representative Shanon Latham, Iowa House District 54, covering portions of Cerro Gordo, Butler and Franklin counties: To the People of House District 54:…

College Football: Panthers cruise over Western Illinois, 34-20

College Football: Panthers cruise over Western Illinois, 34-20

MACOMB, Ill. – Isaiah Weston took the opening offensive play of the game 75 yards for a touchdown, and Omar Brown capped the first half with a blocked field goal…

OBIT: Arlene Elizabeth Van Sabben

OBIT: Arlene Elizabeth Van Sabben

Arlene Elizabeth Van Sabben, 98, passed away peacefully at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, IA on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on…

Minnesota woman guilty of giving terrorist spy she was in love with the names of persons and assets in a war zone

Minnesota woman guilty of giving terrorist spy she was in love with the names of persons and assets in a war zone

WASHINGTON – A Minnesota woman pleaded guilty Friday to one count of delivering national defense information to aid a Hizballah spy she was in love with. According to court documents,…

OBIT: Charles L. “Chuck” Nichol

OBIT: Charles L. “Chuck” Nichol

Charles L. “Chuck” Nichol died Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City at the age of 83. A memorial service will be held 10:00am Tuesday,…

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Otzelberger retains Byars and Robinson

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Otzelberger retains Byars and Robinson

AMES – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger has announced that he will retain assistant coach Daniyal Robinson and director of basketball operations Micah Byars. The pair has…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Justin Lightfoot as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Justin Lightfoot as District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds this week announced her appointment of Justin Lightfoot as a district court judge in Judicial District 6. Lightfoot, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, currently serves…

OBIT: Richard Lee Smith

OBIT: Richard Lee Smith

Richard Lee Smith, 90, passed away on March 22, 2021. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Mason City First Presbyterian Church. Inurnment will be…

Decorah native Kephart on 2020-21 Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Team

Decorah native Kephart on 2020-21 Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Team

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Missouri Valley Conference announced the 2020-21 Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Team on Wednesday. UNI junior Andrew Kephart landed on the men’s academic team with a 3.61…

Gov. Reynolds appoints John Sandy as District Court Judge 

Gov. Reynolds appoints John Sandy as District Court Judge 

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of John Sandy as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 3A. Sandy, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, currently practices law with the Sandy…

Rep. Todd Prichard opposes public money for private charter schools in Iowa

Rep. Todd Prichard opposes public money for private charter schools in Iowa

CHARLES CITY – Rep. Rep. Todd Prichard, representing Floyd county opposes public money for private charter schools in Iowa, he said today in an email statement: In the middle of…

Gov. Reynolds to tour various locations in Iowa today

Gov. Reynolds to tour various locations in Iowa today

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds will tour various locations in Iowa today, her office announced this morning: Friday March 26, 2021 Gov. Reynolds tours Natural Shrimp Inc.  2567 190th Street Blairsburg, IA 7:30 a.m. Gov.…

OBIT: Leslie M. “Les” Graversen

OBIT: Leslie M. “Les” Graversen

Mason City – Leslie M. “Les” Graversen, 93, of Mason City passed away on March 23, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. Visitation and public viewing will be held…

OBIT: Evelyn P. Hogan

OBIT: Evelyn P. Hogan

Evelyn Pauline Hogan, 89, of Dougherty, died on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Country Meadow Place in Mason City. She passed peacefully, surrounded by family, friends, and caring staff into…

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