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OBIT: David L Cobb Jr.

OBIT: David L Cobb Jr.

David L. Cobb Jr. , 56, of Rockwell, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center of Mason City. A celebration of life will be held…

OBIT: Dolores “Dolly” Hanna

OBIT: Dolores “Dolly” Hanna

Dolores M. Hanna, 87, of Mason City, died on September 26, 2021, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the…

OBIT: Duane Dee Coe

OBIT: Duane Dee Coe

Duane Dee Coe, 82, of Mason City, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at the Good Shepherd Health Center after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Even in his…

OBIT: Carleton Watters

OBIT: Carleton Watters

Carleton Watters, 44, of Swaledale, died on September 27, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2021, at…

OBIT: Marvin Solberg

OBIT: Marvin Solberg

Marvin Solberg, 87, of Floyd, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Faith Lutheran Home in Osage with his loving family by his side. A funeral service for Marvin Solberg…

Nineteen charged with federal gun law violations in the Waterloo, Iowa, area

Nineteen charged with federal gun law violations in the Waterloo, Iowa, area

WATERLOO – Law enforcement agencies in the Waterloo, Iowa, area continue to make communities safer by partnering to reduce gun related crimes and violence. The United States Attorney’s Office for…

OBIT: Larry Bierstedt

OBIT: Larry Bierstedt

Larry Lee Bierstedt, the son of Clarence and Clara (Kressin) Bierstedt was born January 1, 1945, in Algona, Iowa. He died on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital…

Iowa woman struck and killed by auto driver

Iowa woman struck and killed by auto driver

CLIVE, IOWA – An Iowa woman was struck and killed by an auto driver recently in this Des Moines suburb. On September 19, 2021, at 6:28 AM, Clive Police responded…

OBIT: Allen R. Dumstorff

OBIT: Allen R. Dumstorff

A funeral Mass for Allen Dumstorff, 78, of Bancroft will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Divine Mercy Parish – St. Johns Catholic Church in…

Liquor store shootout sends Waterloo felon to hospital, then to federal prison

Liquor store shootout sends Waterloo felon to hospital, then to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who was shot in the ankle during a shootout at a liquor store in Waterloo, Iowa, was sentenced today to two years in federal prison. Demitrius…

Iowa police officer accused of sex assault

Iowa police officer accused of sex assault

ELDRIDGE, IOWA – An Iowa police officer is accused of a sex assault. On Friday, September 24, 2021, the Iowa Division of the Criminal Investigation – Major Crime Unit was…

Man who received pound quantities of meth and sold it in Mason City sent to prison

Man who received pound quantities of meth and sold it in Mason City sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A Mason City man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced September 27, 2021 to 14 years in federal prison. Cameron Brunstein, age 30, from Mason City,…

Mason City man with 10 guns sent to prison for dealing meth

Mason City man with 10 guns sent to prison for dealing meth

SIOUX CITY – A Mason City man was sentenced September 27, 2021 to nearly two years in federal prison. Brett Wetter, age 46, from Mason City, received the prison term…

Clear Lake woman cited after auto collision

Clear Lake woman cited after auto collision

RURAL MASON CITY – A Clear Lake woman was cited after an auto collision. On Tuesday afternoon, September 28, 2021, at about 1:23 PM, the Cerro Gordo Gordo County Sheriff’s…

Drunk Belmond woman causes thousands in damages after crashing her Monte Carlo into Mason City house

Drunk Belmond woman causes thousands in damages after crashing her Monte Carlo into Mason City house

MASON CITY – A drunk Belmond woman racing through town crashed her Monte Carlo into a Mason City house, causing thousands of dollars in damages. A Mason City police spokesman…

OBIT: Lyle W. Bensen

OBIT: Lyle W. Bensen

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at First Lutheran Church in Algona with Reverend Dave Grindberg officiating. Burial will be held in…

College Football: Iowa prepares to face unbeaten Maryland on the road on short week

College Football: Iowa prepares to face unbeaten Maryland on the road on short week

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes are preparing to face the unbeaten Maryland Terrapins in a Big 10 Conferene road game Friday night. University of Iowa Football Media Conference Tuesday,…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Kraig Paulsen to head Department of Management

Gov. Reynolds appoints Kraig Paulsen to head Department of Management

DES MOINES – Today Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Kraig Paulsen, currently director of the Iowa Department of Revenue, to serve as interim director of the Department of…

OBIT: Dianna Faye Voigt

OBIT: Dianna Faye Voigt

Dianna Voigt, age 80, of Lime Springs, Iowa,, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco, Iowa. A visitation will be held…

OBIT: Eugene “Gene” “Mack” McCauley

OBIT: Eugene “Gene” “Mack” McCauley

Eugene “Gene” “Mack” McCauley, 92, of Charles City, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home surrounded by his loving family. A funeral Mass for…

President Obama breaks ground on his presidential center in Chicago

President Obama breaks ground on his presidential center in Chicago

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, September 28, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined President and Mrs. Obama at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center. Check…

NIACC’s Bertry earns ICCAC weekly honor for 7th time

NIACC’s Bertry earns ICCAC weekly honor for 7th time

MASON CITY – For the seventh time in her career and second time this season, NIACC’s Sarah Bertry was selected as the ICCAC Division II female cross country athlete of…

JUCO Cross Country: Another weekly honor for NIACC’s Kipkemboi

JUCO Cross Country: Another weekly honor for NIACC’s Kipkemboi

MASON CITY – Another day, another honor for NIACC’s Melvin Kipkemboi. A day after being selected as the USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II cross country athlete of the week, Kipkemboi earned…

Northern Iowa man tries to evade cops, tosses weed and meth baggies

Northern Iowa man tries to evade cops, tosses weed and meth baggies

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Dangerous, armed Chicago druggie toting coke, heroin and fentanyl who crashed car fleeing cops in Iowa faces prison

Dangerous, armed Chicago druggie toting coke, heroin and fentanyl who crashed car fleeing cops in Iowa faces prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Chicago drug dealer who led Iowa cops on a high‑speed chase that ended with his car on its hood and his gun, heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine…

OBIT: Frank Richard Garcia Sr.

OBIT: Frank Richard Garcia Sr.

Frank Richard Garcia Sr., 91, passed away in his Mason City, IA home on Sunday, September 26, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, September 30,…

OBIT: Darlene Deloris Smith

OBIT: Darlene Deloris Smith

Darlene Deloris Smith, 94, of Clear Lake, passed away Friday, Sept 24, 2021 at home surrounded by family. There will be a public graveside service held on Thursday, Sept 30th…

OBIT: William B. “Bill” Witt

OBIT: William B. “Bill” Witt

Bill Witt, 73, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. A musical celebration of life will be held Thursday, September 30th at the Columbia…

More than 420,000 households received emergency rental assistance in august, totaling over $2.3 billion in payments

More than 420,000 households received emergency rental assistance in august, totaling over $2.3 billion in payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – State and local governments have made over 1.4 million Emergency Rental Assistance payments to households and distributed $7.7 billion since January The state and local government grantees…

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC’s Kipkemboi earns USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II weekly honor

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC’s Kipkemboi earns USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II weekly honor

MASON CITY – NIACC’s Melvin Kipkemboi was selected as the USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II men’s cross country athlete of the week on Monday. Kipkemboi placed fourth in the Maroon Division…

What to Look for in a Home Insurance Policy

What to Look for in a Home Insurance Policy

  Purchasing a home for the first time and becoming an official homeowner is an exciting time. You finally have a place that is all your own, and you have…

Mason City man gifts hand-made pens to police department

Mason City man gifts hand-made pens to police department

MASON CITY – A Mason City man gifted hand-made pens to the police department recently. Officer Jason Hugi reported via social media that on Friday, September 24, 2021, the department…

OBIT: Joe Guy

OBIT: Joe Guy

A funeral service for Joe Guy, 84, of Swea City will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 4, 2021, at the Renwick Baptist Church in Renwick. Visitation will…

Todd Blodgett Opinion: Art, Crack Cocaine & Influence-Peddling

Todd Blodgett Opinion: Art, Crack Cocaine & Influence-Peddling

New York City art dealer Georges Berges, retained by Hunter Biden to sell his paintings, has signed a shady deal that’s justifiably raising suspicions. Under the terms of the sordid…

Woman who stole thousands from Mason City church must repent her sins in federal prison

Woman who stole thousands from Mason City church must repent her sins in federal prison

MASON CITY – A woman who stole nearly $275,000 over a four-year period from a Mason City church will attempt to repent her sins from inside a federal prison. Melissa…

OBIT: Perry F. Nelson

OBIT: Perry F. Nelson

Perry F. Nelson, 89, of Hanlontown passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Unit in Mason City. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday,…

OBIT: Edna Caroline Boehnke

OBIT: Edna Caroline Boehnke

Edna Caroline Boehnke (Wrede) of Edina, MN, died Thursday, September 23, 2021, from pneumonia and complications of dementia, surrounded by a roomful of her children and grandchildren. She was both…

OBIT: Darrel Bunkofske

OBIT: Darrel Bunkofske

Private family services for Darrel will be held. Darrel David Bunkofske, son of William and Myrtle (Harsch) Bunkofske, was born on June 7, 1935 in Swea City, Iowa. He passed…

Meth-fueled Estherville man caught after repeatedly burglarizing neighbor

Meth-fueled Estherville man caught after repeatedly burglarizing neighbor

ESTHERVILLE – An Estherville man fueled by meth was caught by cops after burglarizing his neighbor repeatedly. On September 20th at around 9:36 A.M. officers of the Estherville Police Department…

OBIT: Beatrice “Bea” Ann Smoley

OBIT: Beatrice “Bea” Ann Smoley

Beatrice “Bea” Ann Smoley, 88, of Buffalo Center passed away September 24, 2021, at Timely Mission Nursing Home in Buffalo Center, Iowa. A funeral service will be held 10:30 am…

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