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Three dead in Fayette county crash

Three dead in Fayette county crash

RURAL WEST UNION, IOWA – Three people died in an auto crash near West Union, Iowa Friday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a two-vehicle auto crash occurred on…

OBIT: Thomas Newman

OBIT: Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman, 78 of Clear Lake, died Friday, May 28, 2021, at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021,…

OBIT: Kalia Strickler

OBIT: Kalia Strickler

Kalia Strickler, 23, of Osage, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Prairie Lakes Church in…

OBIT: Marjorie Merie Culver

OBIT: Marjorie Merie Culver

Marjorie Merie Culver, 95, of Ames, Iowa, formerly of Manly, Iowa, passed away peacefully Friday, May 28, 2021 at Bickford Assisted Living, Ames, Iowa. A Funeral Service will be held…

OBIT: Gordon D. Seehawer

OBIT: Gordon D. Seehawer

Gordon D. Seehawer, 40, of Mason City passed away Friday, September 18, 2020. A private family graveside service will be held in Buffalo Township Cemetery near Titonka, where Gordon will…

Cristhian Rivera found guilty in murder of Mollie Tibbetts

Cristhian Rivera found guilty in murder of Mollie Tibbetts

DAVENPORT – A jury on Friday found Cristhian Bahena Rivera guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts. Rivera, 24, who resided in rural Poweshiek County, in the…

Governors implore federal justice department to investigate anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry 

Governors implore federal justice department to investigate anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry 

DES MOINES– Governor Kim Reynolds and five other governors wrote to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), asking them to continue their investigation into anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking…

Two hurt in head-on collision between Mason City and Clear Lake

Two hurt in head-on collision between Mason City and Clear Lake

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – Two people were hurt in a head-on collision between Mason City and Clear Lake. The accident took place on May 28, 2021 at about 5:37 PM…

OBIT: Lowell L. Murphy

OBIT: Lowell L. Murphy

Lowell L. Murphy, 72, of Mason City passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021 at his home with his son at his side. Arrangements are pending at this time. Memorials may…

What is the best route for young American soccer players?

The collegiate system has been the pathways for all great American athletes to make their way to the top of their respective sports. Tom Brady made his way at Michigan…

More than 1.8 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total payments reach nearly 167 million

More than 1.8 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total payments reach nearly 167 million

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced Wednesday they have disbursed more than 1.8 million additional Economic…

Man shot in alley in Mason City; police investigating

Man shot in alley in Mason City; police investigating

MASON CITY – A man was shot in an alley in Mason City, leading police to investigate the incident. The Mason City Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that…

Iconic Mason City ice cream parlor Birdsall’s to re-open

Iconic Mason City ice cream parlor Birdsall’s to re-open

MASON CITY – An iconic Mason City ice cream parlor is re-opening, a community organization is reporting. Birdsall’s ice cream shop closed in 2020. Later, the owner of Mason City’s…

Mason City woman wins $100,000 lottery prize

Mason City woman wins $100,000 lottery prize

CLIVE, IOWA — A Mason City woman said she initially thought she was trying to convince herself of things when she saw a $100,000 prize on her lottery scratch ticket.…

Two juveniles charged after fight at a North Iowa school

Two juveniles charged after fight at a North Iowa school

RUTHVEN, IOWA – Two juveniles were charged after a fight at a North Iowa school. On May 10, 2021 at 9:07 AM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a…

OBIT: Verna L Gourley

OBIT: Verna L Gourley

Verna L. Gourley, 94, of Mason City, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Good Shepherd Care Center, Mason City. A memorial service will be held at a later date.…

Weapons seized after incident at Spencer school

Weapons seized after incident at Spencer school

SPENCER, IOWA – Weapons were seized after an incident at a school in Spencer, Iowa, police say. The incident took place on May 10th, 2021. At approximately 6:00 PM that…

OBIT: Leo J. Johnson

OBIT: Leo J. Johnson

Leo J. Johnson, 77, of Mason City, passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at the Good Shepherd Health Center. Services are currently pending. Memorials may be directed to St.…

Staff assault reported at Iowa State Penitentiary

Staff assault reported at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary at approximately 8:15 a.m. this morning. The officer was escorting an inmate to his…

The Pros and Cons of Polymer Firearms

The Pros and Cons of Polymer Firearms

The use of steel versus polymer firearms has been a hot debate over the years since polymer’s first introduction to the firearm market some years ago. Since being first released,…

The most common CBD questions answered

The most common CBD questions answered

If you keep up to date with the latest trends you must have notice the hype surrounding CBD. It can be a fairly misunderstood product, though, so to help clear…

OBIT: LaVonne C. Pedelty

OBIT: LaVonne C. Pedelty

LaVonne C. Pedelty, 62, of Mason City, died Saturday (May 22, 2021) at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. A gathering and celebration of life will be held…

OBIT: Izetta June Weaver

OBIT: Izetta June Weaver

Izetta June Weaver, 95, of Clear Lake, died Thursday, December 10, 2020, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. Per Izetta’s wishes, her body has been cremated and…

Award Winners Announced at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum for the 41st Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

Award Winners Announced at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum for the 41st Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

MASON CITY – Award winners have been named in the 41st Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum. Thirty-nine entered photographs by twenty artists were…

Mason City police arrest three males from Belmond after robbery and stabbing incident

Mason City police arrest three males from Belmond after robbery and stabbing incident

MASON CITY – Mason City police arrested three males from Belmond after a robbery and stabbing incident. On Thursday, April 1, 2021, at approximately 6:26 PM, the Mason City Police…

NIACC announces new athletic director

NIACC announces new athletic director

MASON CITY – Cam Olson will become North Iowa Area Community College’s fifth athletic director in school history. Olson, who previously served as an interim athletic director at San Jose…

College Basketball: Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon sucker-punched in Iowa City, receives head injury

College Basketball: Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon sucker-punched in Iowa City, receives head injury

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior basketball player Jordan Bohannon was physical assaulted early Sunday morning in Iowa City. Bohannon is recovering after receiving medical attention to treat a…

College Basketball: Seth Tuttle named assistant coach at UNI

College Basketball: Seth Tuttle named assistant coach at UNI

CEDAR FALLS – UNI men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson has announced the promotion of video coordinator and former All-American Seth Tuttle to his staff as an assistant coach. Tuttle joined…

OBIT: James Morehead

OBIT: James Morehead

James Leroy Morehead, 85, of Manly passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 at the MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Unit in Mason City with his family at his side. A funeral…

OBIT: William L. Nicholas

OBIT: William L. Nicholas

William L. Nicholas, 91, of Clear Lake, died Monday, May 24, 2021, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May…

OBIT: Arnold G. Peterson

OBIT: Arnold G. Peterson

Arnold G. Peterson, 94, of Northwood passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May…

OBIT: Todd M. Wise

OBIT: Todd M. Wise

Todd M. Wise, 61, of Leland passed away May 23, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice, Mason City, after a courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Service will be held…

OBIT: John Henry

OBIT: John Henry

John H. Henry, 82, of Nora Springs, formerly Charles City, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021 at the Nora Springs Care center in Nora Springs. According to John’s wishes, cremation…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed into law HF 867, an Act relating to and making appropriations and related statutory changes involving certain state agencies, funds, and certain other entities, providing regulatory…

OBIT: JoAnn Marie Mahlstedt

OBIT: JoAnn Marie Mahlstedt

Clear Lake – JoAnn M. Mahlstedt, 70, of Clear Lake passed away Saturday May 22, 2021 at the MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. Care of the family…

Man arrested for homicide by motor vehicle after Iowa woman found dead along Interstate

Man arrested for homicide by motor vehicle after Iowa woman found dead along Interstate

WEST DES MOINES – Police have arrested a man for homicide by motor vehicle after investigating the death of an Iowa woman who was struck and killed on an Interstate…

10 Steps to Building a Winning Trading Plan

Strategy is the foundation to success. If you are new to the forex world, the first step is to create a trading plan to guide your research and investment activities.…

How to Modernize Your Life

How to Modernize Your Life

Do you often feel behind the times? It is very easy to feel this way in today’s day and age with so much new technology available as well as so…

How to react to a stock market tanking – what not to do

How to react to a stock market tanking – what not to do

As the US stock markets reached new highs in the first quarter of 2021 in the wake of coronavirus recovery positivity, many shrewd observers were warning of artificially inflated valuations.…

Woman arrested after Mason City stabbing

Woman arrested after Mason City stabbing

MASON CITY – A woman was arrested after a Mason City stabbing incident, police say. On May 23rd, 2021, at 7:26 p.m., Mason City Police Officers were dispatched to 324…

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