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Ghislaine Maxwell convicted of being part of Epstein pedophile ring

Ghislaine Maxwell convicted of being part of Epstein pedophile ring

NEW YORK – Ghislaine Maxwell, a close friend of Donald Trump who partied with him many times, is now convicted of helping dead man Jeffrey Epstein run a pedophile ring…

Suspect armed with shotgun fires and injures one person, causes standoff with police in Cedar Falls

Suspect armed with shotgun fires and injures one person, causes standoff with police in Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS – A suspect armed with a shotgun fired the weapon and injured one person, and then caused a standoff with police in Cedar Falls. On December 30th, 2021…

College Basketball: UNI opens home MVC schedule against Evansville

College Basketball: UNI opens home MVC schedule against Evansville

CEDAR FALLS – UNI men’s basketball will ring in the new year on Sunday afternoon, hosting the Evansville Purple Aces in the first home Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) game of…

OBIT: Elden “Flick” Lanning

OBIT: Elden “Flick” Lanning

Elden “Flick” Lanning, age 89, of Gilmore City passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Bickford Cottages Assisted Living in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held at…

OBIT: Janice Swartz

OBIT: Janice Swartz

Janice A. Swartz, passed away on December 20, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota at the age of 75. She was born on February 27, 1946, to Joseph…

Over 52,000 Afghan Nationals re-settled in USA

Over 52,000 Afghan Nationals re-settled in USA

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, the last group of Afghan nationals temporarily housed at Fort Bliss, Texas as part of Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) departed the base. Fort Bliss is the third…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Derek Johnson as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Derek Johnson as District Court Judge

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Derek Johnson as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 2B. Johnson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, currently serves as…

College Wrestling: Two UNI Panthers medal at Matmen Open at 133 pounds

College Wrestling:  Two UNI Panthers medal at Matmen Open at 133 pounds

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – UNI wrestling’s Julian Farber avenged a first-round loss that set him up for a fourth-place finish, and Jack Wagner took seventh at the Matmen Open. Three…

Cali man who stormed a synagogue and tried to burn down a mosque gets life in prison

Cali man who stormed a synagogue and tried to burn down a mosque gets life in prison

SAN DIEGO – John T. Earnest, a Rancho Penasquitos man who entered the Chabad of Poway on April 27, 2019, opened fire and killed one woman, injured three others, and…

OBIT: William Oy Lo

OBIT: William Oy Lo

William Oy Lo, 62, of Clear Lake, died Sunday, December 19, 2021, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday,…

OBIT: Bernadette “Babe” M. Van Zile

OBIT: Bernadette “Babe” M. Van Zile

Bernadette “Babe” M. Van Zile, 99, of Mason City, died Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30…

College Basketball: No. 8 Cyclones host No. 1 Baylor on New Year’s Day

College Basketball: No. 8 Cyclones host No. 1 Baylor on New Year’s Day

AMES – In Iowa State’s first top-10 showdown since 2014, No. 8 Iowa State hosts No. 1 Baylor at Hilton Coliseum on New Year’s Day. The Matchup: No. 8 Iowa State…

OBIT: Reuben Krueger

OBIT: Reuben Krueger

Reuben William Krueger was born March 29, 1948, in Sioux City, Iowa to Rosie (Border) and Reuben Krueger. He passed away December 20, 2021, at North Iowa Medical Center in…

OBIT: Arlene D. Rafdal

OBIT: Arlene D. Rafdal

A funeral service for Arlene Rafdal of Titonka, will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Ramsey Reformed Church in rural Titonka. Burial will be in the…

College Football: Iowa State drops Cheez-It Bowl to Clemson, 20-13

College Football: Iowa State drops Cheez-It Bowl to Clemson, 20-13

ORLANDO – Iowa State played perennial power Clemson tough in the 2021 Cheez-It Bowl, but couldn’t get past the Tigers, losing 20-13. A fourth-quarter touchdown by tight end Charlie Kolar…

OBIT: Norma E. Ostmo

OBIT: Norma E. Ostmo

Norma Elaine Ostmo, 79, passed away peacefully at home in Mason City on December 20. A visitation for Norma will be held at Major-Erickson, 111 North Pennsylvania Ave, Mason City,…

OBIT: LaVern R. Vaage

OBIT: LaVern R. Vaage

LaVern R. Vaage, 88, of Mason City, passed away Friday, December 17, 2021, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Inpatient Unit. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on…

College Basketball: Iowa 92, Western Illinois 71

College Basketball: Iowa 92, Western Illinois 71

IOWA CITY – The nation’s leading scorer, Keegan Murray, led Iowa to a blowout win over Western Illinois, 92-71. Murray, a sophomore, poured in game bests in points (29) and…

Feds give New York City $20 million to deploy “violence interrupters” to curb gun violence among youth

Feds give New York City $20 million to deploy “violence interrupters” to curb gun violence among youth

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it has awarded the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (NYC-MOCJ) over $20.5 million in federal commitments to…

Hy-Vee to place its own armed militia in stores to root out shoplifters, crooks and miscreants

Hy-Vee to place its own armed militia in stores to root out shoplifters, crooks and miscreants

WEST DES MOINES — As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of both its customers and employees, Hy-Vee is introducing its new Hy-Vee Retail Security…

OBIT: Richard D. Groth

OBIT: Richard D. Groth

Richard “Rick” Dale Groth, 64, of Mason City, IA passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM…

OBIT: Sharon L. Kropman

OBIT: Sharon L. Kropman

Sharon L. Kropman, 70, of Mason City, passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center – North Iowa. A funeral service will be on Monday, December 20,…

WHY DO PEOPLE IN NY SWITCH TO VAPING?

WHY DO PEOPLE IN NY SWITCH TO VAPING?

Vaping has been a popular activity in the modern world for a while already. In fact, vaping has already moved from the position of top new things in this world.…

National Parks You Can Take the RV in Winter

One of the benefits of owning an RV is that you may decide to go on a holiday on a whim. Interested in spending your next weekend in a national…

Casino Bonuses: How to Find Good Online Offers

Casino Bonuses: How to Find Good Online Offers

Aside from regular winnings, casino bonuses are one of the biggest upsides of gambling. However, receiving such bonuses might be tricky if you lack sufficient experience and knowledge. But, if…

College Basketball: Cyclones add transfer Tre King

College Basketball: Cyclones add transfer Tre King

AMES – Iowa State men’s head basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger has announced the addition of Georgetown transfer Tre King. King is a 6-7 forward out of Lexington, Kentucky, who spent…

College Wrestling: Iowa’s Spencer Lee named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week

College Wrestling: Iowa’s Spencer Lee named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior Spencer Lee was named Big Ten Conference Co-Wrestler of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. Lee returned to the Hawkeye lineup Dec.…

Twice-deported illegal alien from Mexico busted in Waterloo, sent to prison

Twice-deported illegal alien from Mexico busted in Waterloo, sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A twice-deported illegal alien from Mexico was busted living in Waterloo and sent to federal prison for a year. Gabriel Marceleno-Lopez, age 29, a citizen of Mexico…

OBIT: Marvin Benning

OBIT: Marvin Benning

Marvin Benning, 47, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. A funeral Mass for Marvin Benning will be held at…

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes to compete Saturday and Sunday at Southern Scuffle

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes to compete Saturday and Sunday at Southern Scuffle

IOWA CITY – Fourteen members of the University of Iowa wrestling team compete Saturday and Sunday at the 2022 Southern Scuffle at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The schedule change…

OBIT: Ruth Zelinsky

OBIT: Ruth Zelinsky

Ruth Raola Zelinsky, daughter of Earl and Charlotte (Singbush) Ferguson was born on November 28, 1919 in an apartment above a retail store in Wallingford, Iowa. She passed away on…

OBIT: LaVonne “Bonnie” Kathleen (Cuffel) Rust

OBIT: LaVonne “Bonnie” Kathleen (Cuffel) Rust

Lavonne “Bonnie” Kathleen Rust, 89, of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away peacefully on the evening of Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital. Memorial services for Bonnie…

Todd Blodgett’s pro-Mohawk comments ruffle Globe-Gazette editor’s fur, is fired from nearly-kaput newspaper for second time since 2017

Todd Blodgett’s pro-Mohawk comments ruffle Globe-Gazette editor’s fur, is fired from nearly-kaput newspaper for second time since 2017

MASON CITY – Back in 2017, the-then editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette, David Mayberry, terminated Todd Blodgett, who consistently wrote the most popular columns that the Globe-Gazette had ever…

Northern Iowa man escapes fiery semi crash after falling asleep behind the wheel

Northern Iowa man escapes fiery semi crash after falling asleep behind the wheel

BUCHANAN COUNTY – A Northern Iowa man escaped a fiery semi crash after falling asleep behind the wheel of the rig. On Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at approximately 4:25 am,…

OBIT: Floyd Arnold Petersburg

OBIT: Floyd Arnold Petersburg

Floyd Arnold Petersburg, age 97, died Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Country Meadow Place Assisted Living in Mason City, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December…

Iowa dad sent to prison after 1,000 crack cocaine drug deals with help of daughter

Iowa dad sent to prison after 1,000 crack cocaine drug deals with help of daughter

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who conspired with his daughter to distribute crack cocaine was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison. Kendell Lamont Thomas, age…

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Brockington is once again Big 12 Player of the Week

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Brockington is once again Big 12 Player of the Week

AMES – Iowa State senior Izaiah Brockington has been named Big 12 Co-Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week. It is the first player of the week honor…

OBIT: Frederick H. “Fred” Donovan

OBIT: Frederick H. “Fred” Donovan

Frederick Herbert “Fred” Donovan, 90, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Good Shepherd Health Care Center, Mason City, IA. A graveside Service will be held 1:30 pm Wednesday,…

Women’s Basketball: Iowa-Penn State game canceled due to COVID

Women’s Basketball: Iowa-Penn State game canceled due to COVID

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa women’s basketball game at Penn State on Thursday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. CT has been canceled out of abundance of caution due…

OBIT: Joyce C. Fortier

OBIT: Joyce C. Fortier

Joyce C. Fortier, 89, of Mason City, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. A funeral service will be held 11:00 am…

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