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City of Mason City expense report for April 8, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for April 8, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/8/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 324.12 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 226.50 ANDERSON, TYLER OFFICE SUPPLIES 35.00…

How to Create the Ultimate Banner Display

When you are looking to improve the design of your store, create a display for an expo, or market a new product or service, a banner can be a great…

How To Check The Alignment Of Your Candidate’s Integrity To Your Startup

Startups force entrepreneurs to acquire new skills on the fly while reacting to rapidly changing business demands, but no one can keep up the hectic pace. Sooner or later, you’ll…

Why you and your business should use reverse image search

Reverse image search is an excellent search engine technique that involves picking an image and utilizing a search engine to obtain the same image on other websites. It is a…

North Iowa businesses compete in Venture School Launch Day

North Iowa businesses compete in Venture School Launch Day

MASON CITY — The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center hosted Venture School Launch Day on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The spring 2021 cohort of nine teams competed in person after…

City of Mason City expense report for April 1, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for April 1, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 04/01/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE OTHER SUPPLIES 1,798.81 AHLERS AND COONEY PC TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE 2,927.36 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL…

USDA increases emergency SNAP benefits for 25 million Americans

USDA increases emergency SNAP benefits for 25 million Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) took action this week to provide $1 billion per month in additional food assistance to an estimated 25 million people in…

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation  

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation  

DES MOINES – Friday, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that extends critical regulatory relief for an additional 30 days to those on the frontlines of COVID19 recovery. The proclamation continues to strongly encourage Iowans, businesses, and organizations to take…

Attorney General Miller fights for Iowa renewable fuel industry in U.S. Supreme Court

Attorney General Miller fights for Iowa renewable fuel industry in U.S. Supreme Court

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller filed an amicus brief today in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting several renewable fuels and agricultural associations in their challenge to the EPA’s…

City of Mason City expense report for March 25, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for March 25, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/25/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE BUILDING INSURANCE F & EC 2,327.00 AGVANTAGE FS INCMAINTENANCE MATERIAL 471.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 767.00…

Gov. Reynolds launches Child Care Task Force, announces child care grant awardees

Gov. Reynolds launches Child Care Task Force, announces child care grant awardees

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds has signed Executive Order 8 launching a new Child Care Task Force to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and…

John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition to award $100,000 in cash prizes

John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition to award $100,000 in cash prizes

MASON CITY – Applications for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition will be accepted starting Monday, March 15th. The sixteenth annual statewide competition will be awarding $100,000 in cash prizes.…

Iowa allocates $15 million in CARES Funds to broadband programs

Iowa allocates $15 million in CARES Funds to broadband programs

DES MOINES – Today the state of Iowa has awarded 14 broadband providers with $15,542,302 in Empower Rural Iowa broadband grants made possible through Governor Reynolds allocation of federal CARES…

City of Mason City expense report for March 18, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for March 18, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/18/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 280.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 9,925.44 APPLIED INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 65.65 ARAMARK…

Successfully leading a business through times of crisis and change

Successfully leading a business through times of crisis and change

Companies should be ready to face obstacles and deal with changes daily. The ability to cope under pressure makes you stronger as a leader and strengthens the organization. You might…

Should You Quit Your Job Before Launching a Business?

Starting a new company is labor-intensive. It takes plenty of time and energy that may be in short supply. If you are ready to take this step and wondering if…

City of Mason City expense report for March 4, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for March 4, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/4/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 321.28 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,080.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE…

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation

DES MOINES – Friday, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that extends critical regulatory relief for an additional 30 days to those on the frontlines of COVID19…

Iowa launches improved reinstatement process to aid small businesses

Iowa launches improved reinstatement process to aid small businesses

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds and Secretary of State Paul Pate announced a new interagency partnership with Iowa Workforce Development to assist Iowa businesses with the reinstatement process through…

Iowa Board of Medicine files charges against Mason City physician Dr. William E. Olson

Iowa Board of Medicine files charges against Mason City physician Dr. William E. Olson

DES MOINES – The Iowa Board of Medicine announced it has filed charges against Mason City physician Dr. William E. Olson. William E. Olson, M.D., a 55-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who practices…

Iowa Board of Medicine disciplines Mason City physician Dr. Janice Kirsch

Iowa Board of Medicine disciplines Mason City physician Dr. Janice Kirsch

DES MOINES – The Iowa Board of Medicine announced disciplinary measures taken against Mason City physician Dr. Janice Kirsch. Janice A. Kirsch, M.D., a 57-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who practices family…

HUD awards over $7.8 million for public housing in Iowa

HUD awards over $7.8 million for public housing in Iowa

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development this week awarded $7,826,510 to public housing authorities in Iowa. In total, HUD awarded more than $2.7 billion in funding…

NIACC earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation

NIACC earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College announced that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both…

Iowa’s Kim Reynolds, three GOP Rep’s opposes stimulus package passed by U.S. House

Iowa’s Kim Reynolds, three GOP Rep’s opposes stimulus package passed by U.S. House

DES MOINES – Iowa’s top Republican elected officials oppose the pandemic stimulus package that was passed Friday. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds opposed the bill, joining a statement with other Republicans…

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 25, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 25, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/25/2021 Payee Description Amount ———————————- ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 50.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 43,858.16 ANDERSON, TYLER REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 63.55 APOLLO WATER…

Waldorf University Music Department to host Matt Gender as key performer for the upcoming Music Career Day 2021

Waldorf University Music Department to host Matt Gender as key performer for the upcoming Music Career Day 2021

FOREST CITY – The Waldorf University Music Department is excited to announce local recording engineer, organist, and church music director, Dr. Matt Gender, will be featured as the key speaker…

Two North Iowans join NIACC Foundation Board of Directors

Two North Iowans join NIACC Foundation Board of Directors

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Foundation announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Mary Amsbaugh of Sheffield is a Human…

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 18, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 18, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/18/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 150.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC SUMP PUMP ELECTRICITY 1,558.80 AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS MISCELLANEOUS…

Opinion: GOP unemployment legislation pending in Iowa hurts those out of work

Opinion: GOP unemployment legislation pending in Iowa hurts those out of work

Many Iowans have experienced filing for unemployment for the first time this year. As a result, many Iowans now realize just how important this lifeline can be for working people…

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 11, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 11, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/11/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ALEXANDER, NANCY REFUND 49.08 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 11,995.20 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 7,635.06 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES UNIFORM RENTAL…

Property tax increase of over 3% being proposed for Mason City

Property tax increase of over 3% being proposed for Mason City

MASON CITY – A sizable tax increase of over 3% is being considered for Mason City property owners. A City Hall memo posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, states that…

Gov. Reynolds signs proclamation that eases transport rules for heating fuels

Gov. Reynolds signs proclamation that eases transport rules for heating fuels

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation that eases transport rules for crews and drivers hauling motor and heating fuels. The proclamation temporarily suspends regulatory provisions of…

Gov. Reynolds signs proclamation easing propane transport rules

Gov. Reynolds signs proclamation easing propane transport rules

DES MOINES– Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation that will ease transport rules for propane in Iowa. This proclamation will temporarily suspend regulatory provisions of Iowa code §321.449 pertaining to…

Governor Reynolds announces manufacturing roadmap for Iowa

Governor Reynolds announces manufacturing roadmap for Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds, along with the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Innovation Council, today announced the state’s Manufacturing 4.0 plan, a roadmap to help Iowa…

New funds available in Iowa to support innovative rural projects and housing assessments 

New funds available in Iowa to support innovative rural projects and housing assessments 

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds announced this week and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced two competitive funds available for rural communities with a population under 20,000. Specifically, funding of…

IRS Criminal Investigation and U.S. Attorney’s Office remind taxpayers to file accurate returns; Choose a tax preparer carefully

IRS Criminal Investigation and U.S. Attorney’s Office remind taxpayers to file accurate returns; Choose a tax preparer carefully

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa reminded taxpayers today to file accurate tax…

POET applauds Iowa Governor’s drive to E15 by 2025

POET applauds Iowa Governor’s drive to E15 by 2025

SIOUX FALLS – POET applauded Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, who today announced proposed legislation to speed the statewide adoption of higher biofuel blends and make E15 the standard fuel option…

Iowa to receive $4.7 million to address opioid crisis

Iowa to receive $4.7 million to address opioid crisis

DES MOINES — Iowa will receive $4,677,279 over five years as part of a settlement with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Co., over its role in…

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 4, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for Feb. 4, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/4/2021 Payee Description Amount ——————————– AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS #14583 M/E REPAIRS 175.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 321.28 ACTIVE911 INC MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 585.00 AHLERS…

Audit of Mason City’s City expenses released

Audit of Mason City’s City expenses released

MASON CITY – An audit of Mason City’s City expenses was released this week. Kronlage & Olson, P.C., Certified Public Accountants released an audit report on the City of Mason…

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