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The Benefits of Taking Cold Showers 

As summer approaches its end and the temperature drops, the idea of showering in cold water seems less appealing. However, throughout history people have taken cold showers for multiple reasons,…

College Athletics: Iowa announces coaches contract extensions

College Athletics: Iowa announces coaches contract extensions

IOWA CITY – Nine head coaches of University of Iowa intercollegiate athletic programs have received contract extensions. The announcement was made Monday by Gary Barta, Henry B. and Patricia B.…

College Football: Iowa names Duke Slater Field at Kinnick Stadium

College Football: Iowa names Duke Slater Field at Kinnick Stadium

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Wednesday the naming of Duke Slater Field at Kinnick Stadium. The naming was approved by the Board of Regents, State…

Cerro Gordo Health Department offering free at-home COVID-19 testing kits

Cerro Gordo Health Department offering free at-home COVID-19 testing kits

MASON CITY – CG Public Health is now offering free, at-home, saliva COVID-19 testing kits. These non-invasive, self-contained testing kits contain a shipping box, and a return label for users…

Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation distributes $101,443 to local organizations

Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation distributes $101,443 to local organizations

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation (CGCCF) held its 2021 grant awards celebration at the Ventura Community Center on July 28, announcing the distribution of $101,443 in…

Eagle Grove man to federal prison for meth trafficking near a park

Eagle Grove man to federal prison for  meth trafficking near a park

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 27, 2021, to 5 years in federal prison. Donovan Lalor, 50, from Eagle Grove, Iowa, was convicted…

KCMR Radio and Main Street Mason City will host “Project Gratitude”

KCMR Radio and Main Street Mason City will host “Project Gratitude”

MASON CITY – KCMR Radio and Main Street Mason City will host “Project Gratitude” Saturday, August 7 beginning at 10 a.m. in Central Park. “There are so many positive things…

Biden-Harris Administration extends eviction moratorium for homeowners

Biden-Harris Administration extends eviction moratorium for homeowners

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended through Sept. 30, the eviction moratorium for homeowners of properties financed or guaranteed by USDA. “The United States is still reeling…

NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Joe Jamtgaard & Jackie Villela of Dave’s Auto Service as the July 2021 Entrepreneurs of the Month

NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Joe Jamtgaard & Jackie Villela of Dave’s Auto Service as the July 2021 Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to recognize Joe Jamtgaard and Jackie Villela of Dave’s Auto in Lake Mills, IA…

Iowa man who sexually assaulted child dies in prison

Iowa man who sexually assaulted child dies in prison

CORALVILLE – An Iowa man who sexually assaulted a child died in prison. Vincent Duncan was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021…

College Basketball: Iowa’s Wieskamp, Garza selected in NBA Draft

College Basketball: Iowa’s Wieskamp, Garza selected in NBA Draft

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa men’s basketball players Joe Wieskamp and Luka Garza were chosen in the 2021 NBA Draft held Thursday evening in Brooklyn, New York. Wieskamp was…

Northern Iowa methamphetamine dealer who sexually assaulted a woman sentenced to more than sixteen years in prison

Northern Iowa methamphetamine dealer who sexually assaulted a woman sentenced to more than sixteen years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sexually assaulted a woman after he distributed methamphetamine to her was sentenced on June 25, 2021, to more than sixteen years in federal prison.…

Four people shot in Davenport

Four people shot in Davenport

DAVENPORT – Four people were shot during an incident in Davenport this week. On Thursday July 29th, 2021 at 9:15 PM, afternoon shift units responded to Pacific and W. Locust…

Former NIACC track and field standout Kaputin to compete in Olympics on Sunday

Former NIACC track and field standout Kaputin to compete in Olympics on Sunday

TOKYO – Former NIACC track and field standout Rellie Kaputin will realize a lifelong dream Sunday night at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Kaputin, who competed at NIACC in 2014-15, will…

Man shot in Des Moines suburb during fight

Man shot in Des Moines suburb during fight

WINDSOR HEIGHTS – A man was shot in this Des Moines suburb during a fight Saturday night. On Saturday, July 31, 2021, at approximately 1:13 am officers with the Windsor…

Iranian national charged with illegally exporting laboratory equipment to Iran

Iranian national charged with illegally exporting laboratory equipment to Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment today charging a Canadian national with the unlawful export of laboratory equipment from the United…

OBIT: Pete Arnold

OBIT: Pete Arnold

Pete Arnold, 81, of Mason City, died Thursday, July 29, 2021 at his home in Mason City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Monday, August 2, 2021…

Gov. Reynolds announces appointments to Iowa’s boards & commissions

Gov. Reynolds announces appointments to Iowa’s boards & commissions

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following appointments are subject to Senate confirmation: Board of Barbering: Rebecca Brockmann, O’Brien Board of…

Iowa man sent to prison for lascivious acts with a minor

Iowa man sent to prison for lascivious acts with a minor

BOONE – An Iowa man has been sent to prison for lascivious acts with a minor. Steven Roy Lapham, age 73 of Council Bluffs, appeared in District Court for sentencing…

Mason City Arena to host “America’s Night Out Against Crime” on August 3

Mason City Arena to host “America’s Night Out Against Crime” on August 3

MASON CITY – Mason City Arena will host “America’s Night Out Against Crime” on August 3. Tuesday, August 3, 2021, marks the 38th Annual National Night Out crime and drug…

Iowa representative John Landon dies

Iowa representative John Landon dies

ANKENY – An Iowa legislator has passed away. Republican John Landon served four terms in the Iowa House. His professions were Ag business and real estate in the Ankeny, Iowa…

Mason City’s MRAP armored vehicle ready to battle crooks, floods, protect officers and more – but is it truly needed?

Mason City’s MRAP armored vehicle ready to battle crooks, floods, protect officers and more – but is it truly needed?

MASON CITY – Mason City police have a snazzy Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) ready and waiting should local crooks get too cocky, but is it truly needed? Police Chief…

OBIT: Daniel “Dan” Howell

OBIT: Daniel “Dan” Howell

Daniel “Dan” Howell, 62, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A memorial service for Dan Howell…

Woman found dead in Dubuque

Woman found dead in Dubuque

DUBUQUE – Police are investigating after a woman was found dead in Dubuque. On July 28, 2021, at approximately 9:50 p.m. Dubuque Police responded to 635 W. 11th Street Apt.…

Man wanted in Iowa for molesting child finally caught in Michigan

Man wanted in Iowa for molesting child finally caught in Michigan

ELGIN, IOWA – A man wanted in Iowa for molesting a child was finally caught in Michigan. In August of 2020 the Fayette county sheriff’s office asked the public’s help…

Algona man, allegedly intoxicated, leads cops on chase through multiple counties in North Iowa before caught

Algona man, allegedly intoxicated, leads cops on chase through multiple counties in North Iowa before caught

SPIRIT LAKE – An Algona man, allegedly intoxicated, led cops on a chase through multiple counties in North Iowa before he was caught. On Thursday, July 29, 2021, shortly after…

Mason City man leads deputy on dangerous chase into town, then crashes into house

Mason City man leads deputy on dangerous chase into town, then crashes into house

MASON CITY – A Mason City man led a deputy on dangerous chase into town, then crashed his van into a house. At about 1:17 AM on July 29, 2021,…

Justice Department warns states to fully comply with federal elections laws

Justice Department warns states to fully comply with federal elections laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the release of two guidance documents to ensure states fully comply with federal laws regarding elections, specifically federal statutes affecting…

Gov. Reynolds appoints James Daane as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints James Daane as District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday announced her appointment of James Daane as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 3B. Daane, of Sioux City, Iowa, currently…

OBIT: Beverly R. Thomas

OBIT: Beverly R. Thomas

Beverly Rae Thomas, 90, of Mason City, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m.…

Iowa troopers return from border security “mission”   

Iowa troopers return from border security “mission”   

DES MOINES – Today Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers have successfully concluded their deployment to the U.S. Southern Border to aid law enforcement…

Kim Reynolds is against new COVID-19 guidance on masks and blames immigrants for spreading virus

Kim Reynolds is against new COVID-19 guidance on masks and blames immigrants for spreading virus

DES MOINES – Tuesday, Governor Reynolds released the following statement following newly-released COVID-19 guidance: “The Biden Administration’s new COVID-19 guidance telling fully vaccinated Iowans to now wear masks is not…

OBIT: Wilma Opal Schriever

OBIT: Wilma Opal Schriever

Wilma Opal Schriver, 100, of Mason City, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021, at the IOOF Home. A private family service will be held at a later date. Inurnment…

OBIT: John William Datema

OBIT: John William Datema

John William Datema, 81, of Clear Lake, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, under hospice care at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake. A memorial service will be held…

OBIT: Virgil C. Juenger

OBIT: Virgil C. Juenger

Virgil C. Juenger, age 96 of Stacyville, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Osage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Osage. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00…

OBIT: Arvith (Arv) Foat

OBIT: Arvith (Arv) Foat

Arvith (Arv) Foat passed away July 26, 2021 at the age of 87. He was born March 10, 1934 in Minot North Dakota and was preceded in death by his…

Iowa motorcyclist killed when driver turn left in front of oncoming bike

Iowa motorcyclist killed when driver turn left in front of oncoming bike

SCOTT COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa motorcyclist was killed today when woman driver turned left in front of the oncoming bike. On Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at approximately 1:46 PM,…

Iowa woman dead after her motorcycle was rear-ended by teen driver

Iowa woman dead after her motorcycle was rear-ended by teen driver

MARSHALL COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa woman died in a crash in Friday in Marshall county when a teen rear-ended her Honda motorcycle. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the…

OBIT: Leanna S. Johnson

OBIT: Leanna S. Johnson

Leanna (Susie) Johnson, 76, of Mason City, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the Good Shepherd Health Center. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, July…

Wrong way drunk driver arrested in Palo Alto county

Wrong way drunk driver arrested in Palo Alto county

EMMETSBURG – Cops nabbed a dangerous wrong-way drunk driver this weekend in Palo Alto county near a popular casino. On July 23, 2021 at 4:08 PM, the Palo Alto county…

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