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USDA increases emergency SNAP benefits for 25 million Americans

USDA increases emergency SNAP benefits for 25 million Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) took action this week to provide $1 billion per month in additional food assistance to an estimated 25 million people in…

Senator Amanda Ragan warns: “Charter schools will drain funding from Iowa’s public schools”

Senator Amanda Ragan warns: “Charter schools will drain funding from Iowa’s public schools”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: A bill that passed the Iowa House and is making…

College Basketball: Iowa’s Luka Garza receives Naismith Trophy

College Basketball: Iowa’s Luka Garza receives Naismith Trophy

INDIANAPOLIS — University of Iowa senior Luka Garza is the recipient of the 2021 Naismith Trophy, the most prestigious individual basketball honor presented annually to college basketball’s most outstanding player.…

OBIT: Harvey D. Alitz

OBIT: Harvey D. Alitz

Harvey D. Alitz, 83, of Mason City died Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at North Iowa Hospice Muse Norris Inpatient Unit surrounded by family after a long courageous battle with health…

OBIT: Geraldine “Geri” Hess

OBIT: Geraldine “Geri” Hess

Geraldine “Geri” Hess, 92, of Peoria, AZ, formerly of Clear Lake and Mason City, IA, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at her home in Arizona. Geri was born…

OBIT: Michael Anthony Creviston

OBIT: Michael Anthony Creviston

Michael Anthony Creviston, 36, of Mason City, died Thursday, March 31, 2021, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday,…