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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…