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Feds announce program offering families up to $9,000 for COVID-19 related funeral expenses

Feds announce program offering families up to $9,000 for COVID-19 related funeral expenses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government is announcing a program offering families up to $9,000 for COVID-19 related funeral expenses. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of…

College Basketball: Cyclones add Minnesota transfer Gabe Kalscheur

College Basketball: Cyclones add Minnesota transfer Gabe Kalscheur

AMES – Iowa State head coach T.J. Otzelberger announced the signing of Minnesota transfer Gabe Kalscheur (CAL-sure). Kalscheur, who has two years remaining to play, is a 6-4 guard from…

One hurt in Charles City auto accident

One hurt in Charles City auto accident

CHARLES CITY – One person was hurt and another cited by police in a Charles City auto accident. On April 6, 2021 at about 12:14 PM, officers with the Charles…

Iowa Supreme Court assigns two Iowa Business Specialty Court Judges

Iowa Supreme Court assigns two Iowa Business Specialty Court Judges

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court has selected District Judge Jeffrey D. Bert, Bettendorf, and District Judge David Nelmark, Des Moines, as Iowa Business Specialty Court judges. Judge Bert…

Eagle Grove man sentenced to federal prison for meth

Eagle Grove man sentenced to federal prison for meth

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced April 10, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. James Calvert, 44, from Eagle Grove, Iowa, pled guilty…

JUCO Baseball: NIACC’s Kramer strikes out 18 in win over Southwestern

JUCO Baseball: NIACC’s Kramer strikes out 18 in win over Southwestern

CRESTON – Left-hander Collin Kramer struck out 18 batters and tossed a complete-game shutout in NIACC’s 13-0 seven-inning win over Southwestern in the second game of Sunday’s ICCAC doubleheader. Kramer,…

Waterloo man charged with assault after chasing cops with a gun

Waterloo man charged with assault after chasing cops with a gun

WATERLOO – A Waterloo man is suffering from gunshot wounds in a hospital as he is charged with assault after chasing cops with a gun this week. On Wednesday, April…

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for armed carjackings

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for armed carjackings

SIOUX CITY – A man who carjacked and robbed two men at gunpoint in a single evening was sentenced to fifteen years in federal prison. The sentencing took place April…

College Football: UNI defeated by #2 NDSU, 23-20

College Football: UNI defeated by #2 NDSU, 23-20

CEDAR FALLS – UNI Football battled to the final whistle but fell 23-20 to No. 2 North Dakota State in the season finale Saturday at the UNI-Dome. The Panther defense…

Iowa State Patrol trooper killed in Grundy county standoff

Iowa State Patrol trooper killed in Grundy county standoff

GRUNDY CENTER, IOWA – An Iowa State Patrol trooper was killed in a Grundy county standoff. On Friday, April 9, 2021, Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith #462, a 27-year-veteran…

HUD announces over $42.5 million to increase affordable housing to address homelessness in Iowa

HUD announces over $42.5 million to increase affordable housing to address homelessness in Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced the allocation of nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds, including $42,538,435 to…

Iowa DNR says drought conditions improving after rainy, warm March

Iowa DNR says drought conditions improving after rainy, warm March

DES MOINES — Drought conditions are improving across the state, thanks to more precipitation than usual during March, according to the latest Water Summary Update. In March, 2.62 inches of…

Senator Amanda Ragan proclaims, “prison tragedy shows need for corrections funding”

Senator Amanda Ragan proclaims, “prison tragedy shows need for corrections funding”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: On March 23, two inmates attempted to escape Anamosa State…

Iowa man arrested after allegedly slamming puppy to ground, breaking multiple bones

Iowa man arrested after allegedly slamming puppy to ground, breaking multiple bones

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man was arrested after allegedly slamming a puppy to the ground, breaking multiple bones. A cooperative investigation by Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control with…

Health Department warns: Cooperation still required in our fight against COVID-19

Health Department warns: Cooperation still required in our fight against COVID-19

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo county health department is warning that “cooperation still required in our fight against COVID-19” as the virus continues to impact lives. COVID-19 cases are…

City of Mason City expense report for April 8, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for April 8, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/8/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 324.12 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 226.50 ANDERSON, TYLER OFFICE SUPPLIES 35.00…

OBIT: Dennis D Ginther

OBIT: Dennis D Ginther

Dennis D. Ginther, 78 long time Rockford resident at 101 West Main, Ave, Rockford, died Wednesday night at Mercy One North Iowa in Mason City. A visitation and graveside service…

House Ethics Committee launches investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, after lurid accusations surface

House Ethics Committee launches investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, after lurid accusations surface

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics is investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz after a series of lurid accusations surfaced in recent weeks. The Chairman and Ranking…

OBIT: John Henry Brinkman

OBIT: John Henry Brinkman

Dr. John H. Brinkman, 84, of Mason City, Iowa, passed away peacefully at Mercy One North Iowa Hospice surrounded by family, on April 3 2021. John was born in Ames,…

OBIT: Louise Mary Burnett

OBIT: Louise Mary Burnett

Louise M. Burnett, 86, of Nora Springs and formerly of Rudd, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Nora Spring Care Center. Funeral Services will be held 11:30…

OBIT: Marvin Hackbart

OBIT: Marvin Hackbart

Marvin L. Hackbart, 70, of Mason City, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at his home in Mason City. The son of Elroy and Joyce (Nitcher) Hackbart, Marvin was born in…

How to Create the Ultimate Banner Display

When you are looking to improve the design of your store, create a display for an expo, or market a new product or service, a banner can be a great…

How To Check The Alignment Of Your Candidate’s Integrity To Your Startup

Startups force entrepreneurs to acquire new skills on the fly while reacting to rapidly changing business demands, but no one can keep up the hectic pace. Sooner or later, you’ll…

Why you and your business should use reverse image search

Reverse image search is an excellent search engine technique that involves picking an image and utilizing a search engine to obtain the same image on other websites. It is a…

Estherville man allegedly goes berserk with gun on roommates, responding cops find drug lab

Estherville man allegedly goes berserk with gun on roommates, responding cops find drug lab

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North Iowa businesses compete in Venture School Launch Day

North Iowa businesses compete in Venture School Launch Day

MASON CITY — The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center hosted Venture School Launch Day on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The spring 2021 cohort of nine teams competed in person after…

Former Mitchell county supervisor vents on appointment of Josh Byrnes to Iowa Utilities Board

Former Mitchell county supervisor vents on appointment of Josh Byrnes to Iowa Utilities Board

MITCHELL COUNTY, IOWA – In December of 2020, it was announced that the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) welcomed Joshua J. Byrnes to the board. Now, a former Mitchell county supervisor…

Iowa man killed in motorcycle accident in Fayette county

Iowa man killed in motorcycle accident in Fayette county

FAYETTE COUNTY – An Iowa man was recently killed in a motorcycle accident in Fayette county. On April 3, 2021 at 10:06 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received several…

OBIT: Ralph G. Martin

OBIT: Ralph G. Martin

Ralph Martin, 91, of Rockford, IA died on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the Rockwell Nursing Home. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 5-7 p.m.…

College Basketball: Iowa’s Garza wins Wooden Award, sweeps national awards

College Basketball: Iowa’s Garza wins Wooden Award, sweeps national awards

IOWA CITY – Senior Luka Garza became the University of Iowa’s first winner of the John R. Wooden Player of the Year Award. The announcement was made Tuesday evening by…

Hawkeye Wrestling to be recognized at Kinnick Stadium April 17

Hawkeye Wrestling to be recognized at Kinnick Stadium April 17

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa will celebrate the 2021 NCAA Championship Hawkeye wrestling team April 17 at Kinnick Stadium following the Iowa football open practice. The open practice…

Money available through NIACOG for home repairs

Money available through NIACOG for home repairs

MASON CITY – Two programs through NIACOG could help fund home repairs for area residents. There are two programs available through NIACOG in Mason City that could provide funds for home…

Illegal alien nabbed in Northern Iowa on immigration and meth charges

Illegal alien nabbed in Northern Iowa on immigration and meth charges

SIOUX CITY – An illegal alien caught in Northern Iowa has been sent to prison on immigration and meth charges. Emmanuel Nieto-Trenado, age 33 from Mexico and living in Milford,…

One dead in Cedar Rapids hotel stabbing; man wanted for murder out of Texas nabbed at scene

One dead in Cedar Rapids hotel stabbing; man wanted for murder out of Texas nabbed at scene

CEDAR RAPIDS – One man is dead after a stabbing incident at a Cedar Rapids hotel and after cops caught the suspect, they also nabbed a man wanted wanted for…

Forest City man dead and another man injured after ATV rollover accident

Forest City man dead and another man injured after ATV rollover accident

RURAL WINNEBAGO COUNTY, IOWA – A Forest City man is dead and another man was injured after an ATV rollover accident. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol,…

City of Mason City expense report for April 1, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for April 1, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 04/01/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE OTHER SUPPLIES 1,798.81 AHLERS AND COONEY PC TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE 2,927.36 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL…

Iowa paddlers need to take extra precautions to stay safe

Iowa paddlers need to take extra precautions to stay safe

CLEAR LAKE – With recent warmer temperatures, restless paddlers are ready to put canoes and kayaks in the water. Early spring paddling can provide solitude, exercise and an opportunity to…

Spirit Lake Hatchery filling with northern pike

Spirit Lake Hatchery filling with northern pike

SPIRIT LAKE – Crews with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources placed fyke nets in the outlets of the sloughs that flow into Big Spirit Lake on March 23 to…

Applications now being accepted for Iowa rent and utility assistance

Applications now being accepted for Iowa rent and utility assistance

DES MOINES – Iowa renters can now apply for assistance with rent and/or utility payments through the Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program. Program details and the application is available…

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Otzelberger announces support staff

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Otzelberger announces support staff

AMES – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger has announced his complete support staff. Otzelberger has named Nate Schmidt as the Cyclones’ recruiting and player development coordinator, Pete…

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