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City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 7, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 7, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/7/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABARR, REBECCA EXHIBIT COSTS 150.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 332.69 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 137.54 ADVANCED…

Donald Trump ordered to pay $2 million for using charity foundation to further his election; Iowa event for veterans was a sham

Donald Trump ordered to pay $2 million for using charity foundation to further his election; Iowa event for veterans was a sham

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A judge ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump must pay a $2,000,000 penalty for using his Trump Foundation charity to further his 2016 presidential campaign. The New York…

Winnebago completes $270 million acquisition of Newmar

Winnebago completes $270 million acquisition of Newmar

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Newmar Corporation (“Newmar”), a leading…

Mason City High School students to participate in Career and College Exploration Day

Mason City High School students to participate in Career and College Exploration Day

MASON CITY, Iowa – Mason City High School students will be gearing up for their futures on Thursday, November 14, during an all school career and college exploration day. Career…

Winners announced at the 2019 NIACC Pappajohn Center Entrepreneur Gala

Winners announced at the 2019 NIACC Pappajohn Center Entrepreneur Gala

MASON CITY – The 2019 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrated North Iowa’s entrepreneurs on October 29, 2019 at a special recognition event at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City.…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 31, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 31, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/31/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 9,016.92 ADVANCED SYSTEMS COPY CHARGE 138.54 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 275.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC…

Senator calls on Iowans to speak up about impact of EPA proposal on farmers and rural economy

Senator calls on Iowans to speak up about impact of EPA proposal on farmers and rural economy

MOUNT PLEASANT – State Sen. Rich Taylor (D-Mount Pleasant), a member of the Iowa Senate Agriculture Committee, today called on Iowans to raise their voices in support of Iowa farmers…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 24, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 24, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/24/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABBAS, TOM FEE PROGRAMS 135.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 247.67 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES OFFICE SUPPLIES 85.10 ARAMARK…

Grassley: How Congress Can Fix High Drug Prices

Grassley: How Congress Can Fix High Drug Prices

By Sens. Chuck Grassley and Kevin Cramer Washington is consumed with wall-to-wall coverage of impeachment, Ukraine, and transcripts. Every question we receive from the D.C. press corps is about that.…

Lacey Huisman and Michele Johnson recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center October Entrepreneurs of the Month

Lacey Huisman and Michele Johnson recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center October Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Lacey Huisman and Michele Johnson of Petunias & Pixie Dust as…

Candi Karsjens joins the NIACC Pappajohn Center as Director of Innovation & Acceleration

Candi Karsjens joins the NIACC Pappajohn Center as Director of Innovation & Acceleration

MASON CITY – The NIACC Pappajohn Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to welcome Candi Karsjens as Director of Innovation & Acceleration. Candi will be responsible for providing…

Workforce Housing Tax Credits Now Available for Counties Under Disaster Declaration

DES MOINES – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced that $10 million in Workforce Housing tax credits (WHTC) are now available for qualified housing projects in the 10…

City of Mason City expense report for October 17, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for October 17, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/17/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 584.89 ADVANCED SYSTEMS OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 153.25 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 585.60…

Health department receives $2.9 million lead-based paint grant to reduce lead hazards in Cerro Gordo county

Health department receives $2.9 million lead-based paint grant to reduce lead hazards in Cerro Gordo county

MASON CITY – CG Public Health has received a new federal grant of $2.9 million to continue efforts to protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and…

US-China trade deal announced, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks

US-China trade deal announced, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A US-China trade deal was announced this weekend, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks before any deal is finalized. President Donald Trump spent the…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 10, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 10, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/10/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE FEE PROGRAMS 346.43 3SI SECURITY SYSTEMS INC INVESTIGATION FUND 216.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 272.00 AFFORDABLE…

Prairie View Industrial Center becomes Iowa’s newest certified Super Park

AMES – Ag-biotech companies will find 730 acres of opportunity at Iowa’s newest Super Park. The work to certify Prairie View Industrial Center will save companies at least a year…

Finalists announced for NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala awards

Finalists announced for NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala awards

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is proud to announce the finalists for the 2019 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala awards. The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala will take place on…

Gov. Reynolds announces study findings on the economic opportunities of the EdTech Sector in Iowa

Gov. Reynolds announces study findings on the economic opportunities of the EdTech Sector in Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and representatives from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Iowa Innovation Council (IIC), today released an economic development roadmap for Iowa’s EdTech industry.…

Finalists announced for NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala Awards

Finalists announced for NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala Awards

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is proud to announce the finalists for the 2019 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala awards. The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala will take place on…

Gov. Reynolds invites employers to learn about the benefits of hiring formerly incarcerated individuals

Gov. Reynolds invites employers to learn about the benefits of hiring formerly incarcerated individuals

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds encourages employers human resources managers to attend the Employer and Reentry Breakfast Roundtable and learn about the employment opportunities available with formerly incarcerated individuals. The…

POET Biorefining receives top workplace wellness award

POET Biorefining receives top workplace wellness award

MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo Public Health Department this week presented the annual Workplace Wellness Diamond Award to POET Biorefining of Hanlontown. The Workplace Wellness Awards Program is a…

Karl and Jean Schilling recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center September Entrepreneurs of the Month

Karl and Jean Schilling recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center September Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Karl and Jean Schilling of Kaleidoscopes to You as the September…

Iowa budget closes with full cash reserves, surplus of $289M

Iowa budget closes with full cash reserves, surplus of $289M

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced this week the State of Iowa will end Fiscal Year 2019 with a balance of $289.3 million in its General Fund. “Iowa’s fiscal…

Trump and EPA announce biofuel deal

Trump and EPA announce biofuel deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after President Donald J. Trump successfully…

City of Mason City expense report for October 3, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for October 3, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/3/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 585.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 5,199.67 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 268.00 AGVANTAGE FS…

Alliant Energy: “Customers to see benefits in proposed settlement of Alliant Energy’s Iowa electric rate review”

Alliant Energy: “Customers to see benefits in proposed settlement of Alliant Energy’s Iowa electric rate review”

CEDAR RAPIDS – Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company has filed a partial settlement agreement in its current electric rate review. Customers would see lower than expected increases in electric bills…

Finding the right premises for your business

Finding the right premises for your business

Although many people nowadays choose to set their business up online, the good old-fashioned approach of having a walk-in premises is incredibly desirable. As well as having a port-of-call for…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 26, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 26, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/26/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 84.02 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 60.00 ALLEN, JAMES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,120.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement today after President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe signed a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement during a United Nations summit to…

Gov. Reynolds designates September 28th, Carson King Day in Iowa, after twitter uproar

Gov. Reynolds designates September 28th, Carson King Day in Iowa, after twitter uproar

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds Gov. signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, September 28, 2019, as Carson King Day in the state of Iowa. Watch the governor’s remarks on…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 19, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 19, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/19/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 219.98 ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 1,008.43 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,480.00 ALL STAR PEST…

Colt to cease production of AR-15 and other “sporting rifles”

Colt to cease production of AR-15 and other “sporting rifles”

WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT – A military-style weapon that has reportedly been used in several recent mass shootings won’t be in production, the company that makes them announced. Colt, which manufactures…

From Idea to a Full-Fledged Successful Business – How Iowans Can Start their Own Mid-Sized Business from Home

From Idea to a Full-Fledged Successful Business – How Iowans Can Start their Own Mid-Sized Business from Home

While Iowa is traditionally known for its agriculture and food production industry, there are many other industries that Iowans are branching into, and with great success. In a report published…

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 12, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 12, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/12/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 707.80 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 272.17…

3 Advertising Ideas For Small Businesses

3 Advertising Ideas For Small Businesses

There’s no prouder moment than launching a new business. For anybody that has spent months or even years to see a business idea come to life, once launched is when…

Unionized American auto workers go on strike after helping General Motors reach record-level profits

Unionized American auto workers go on strike after helping General Motors reach record-level profits

DETROIT – Local Union leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on…

Winnebago Industries to acquire premium RV manufacturer Newmar

Winnebago Industries to acquire premium RV manufacturer Newmar

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Newmar Corporation (“Newmar”), a leading…

Restaurant and sports bar under construction in Southbridge Mall

Restaurant and sports bar under construction in Southbridge Mall

MASON CITY – A restaurant and sports bar venue is under construction in Southbridge Mall’s south entrance area and is seeking city dollars to help the project along. According to…

Plymouth to get new bus stop with help from University of Iowa students

Plymouth to get new bus stop with help from University of Iowa students

IOWA CITY – Students in Plymouth, Iowa, will soon be warmer, drier, and safer—as well as have their devices fully charged—while waiting for their buses thanks to a grant through…

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