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North Iowa man killed by fumes while working with storage tank

North Iowa man killed by fumes while working with storage tank

KOSSUTH COUNTY – A North Iowa man was killed by fumes while working with a storage tank, an investigation shows. The Kossuth County Sheriffs Office and Kossuth County Emergency Management…

Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation 

Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation 

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain. The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through October 17, 2021. The proclamation allows vehicles transporting corn, soybeans, hay,…

Senator Amanda Ragan explains Iowa’s redistricting for Congressional, state House and state Senate districts

Senator Amanda Ragan explains Iowa’s redistricting for Congressional, state House and state Senate districts

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The Iowa Legislature’s role in redistricting is under way. The…

Convicted Iowa murderer succumbs to Covid-19 while serving life sentence

Convicted Iowa murderer succumbs to Covid-19 while serving life sentence

IOWA CITY – A convicted Iowa murderer succumbed to Covid-19 while serving life sentence James Lee Blair was pronounced dead, likely due to complications related to COVID-19 and other preexisting…

College Football: Iowa’s Taylor named B1G Co-Special Teams Player of the Week

College Football: Iowa’s Taylor named B1G Co-Special Teams Player of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa sophomore punter Tory Taylor has been named Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week following No. 10 Iowa’s 27-17 win at No. 9…

College Basketball: UNI releases 2021-2022 full schedule

College Basketball: UNI releases 2021-2022 full schedule

CEDAR FALLS – The Panthers’ Men’s Basketball team returns to full-season action with the announcement of the 2021-2022 full schedule. Wednesday afternoon UNI released its non-conference schedule along with the…

Two Mason City High School Seniors named as semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program

Two Mason City High School Seniors named as semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program

MASON CITY – Two Mason City High School Seniors have been named as semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, according to Dave Versteeg, Superintendent of Schools. Officials of…

OBIT: Barbara Joann Rush

OBIT: Barbara Joann Rush

Barbara J. Rush, 75, of Mason City, IA died on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at MercyOne Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Per her wishes, she will be cremated and…