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City of Mason City expense report for August 15, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 15, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/15/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 305.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 943.52 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES9.15 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND…

Alliant Energy releases 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report

Alliant Energy releases 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report

MADISON, WI – Alliant Energy released its Corporate Sustainability Report (alliantenergy.com/sustainability), highlighting the company’s broad sustainability efforts. The report outlines Alliant Energy’s continuing efforts to meet the ever-changing needs of…

Hy-Vee warns customers of data exposure

Hy-Vee warns customers of data exposure

WEST DES MOINES – Hy-Vee, Inc. is conducting an investigation into a data incident involving its payment processing systems, in which customer payment data may have been exposed. Hy-Vee takes…

City of Mason City expense report for August 8, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 8, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/8/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 293.99 ADAMS SHARPENINGM/E REPAIRS 16.50 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 66.95 AHLERS AND…

Treasury designates China as a currency manipulator

Treasury designates China as a currency manipulator

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to analyze the exchange rate policies of other countries. Under Section 3004 of…

City of Mason City expense report for August 1, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 1, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/1/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 610.00 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 1,036.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 51.80 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES…

Victims of Equifax data breach can claim settlement

Victims of Equifax data breach can claim settlement

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller announced that a coalition of 50 attorneys general has reached a proposed settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a…

Gov. Reynolds highlights employment opportunities in Iowa, 80,000+ job opportunities

Gov. Reynolds highlights employment opportunities in Iowa, 80,000+ job opportunities

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced more than 80,000 jobs available on IowaWORKS.gov during a press conference at the Kelley Conference Room at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Gov.…

State Farm awards Iowa State Patrol $40,000 to advance auto safety efforts

State Farm awards Iowa State Patrol $40,000 to advance auto safety efforts

DES MOINES – The Iowa State Patrol has received a $40,000 grant from State Farm for two Seatbelt Convincers which will be used statewide. The seatbelt convincers simulate roughly a…

Keith and Holly Messenger of SERVPRO – Mason City recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center July Entrepreneurs of the Month

Keith and Holly Messenger of SERVPRO – Mason City recognized  as NIACC Pappajohn Center July Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Keith and Holly Messenger of SERVPRO in Mason City as the…

Gov. Reynolds announces upcoming Future Ready Iowa Events

Gov. Reynolds announces upcoming Future Ready Iowa Events

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds announced 27 collaborative, public-private partnership events will be taking place to help Iowa build a skilled workforce for the future. From Sept. 4 to…

Dilapidated hotel near Mason City downtown sold and will be re-habbed

Dilapidated hotel near Mason City downtown sold and will be re-habbed

MASON CITY – A dilapidated hotel that devolved into a serious eyesore near downtown Mason City has been sold, and it will be under renovation immediately. The former Americas Best…

City of Mason City expense report for July 25, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for July 25, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/25/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ———— ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 100.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 37,733.17 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 6,663.12 ARAMARK UNIFORM…

Valero of Lakota, Iowa recognized as “community-minded” company by volunteer organization

Valero of Lakota, Iowa recognized as “community-minded” company by volunteer organization

LAKOTA, IOWA — For a sixth consecutive time, Valero Energy Corporation has been named to The Civic 50, a list of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States…

Feds slam Facebook with $5 billion penalty for deceiving users

Feds slam Facebook with $5 billion penalty for deceiving users

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Facebook, Inc. will pay a record-breaking $5 billion penalty, and submit to new restrictions and a modified corporate structure that will hold the company accountable for the…

Nominations now being accepted for the 2019 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala

Nominations now being accepted for the 2019 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala

MASON CITY, Iowa – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is now accepting nominations for the Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala Awards. The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala will take place on Tuesday, October…

City of Mason City expense report, July 18, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, July 18, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/18/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 4IMPRINT COMMUNITY POLICING 354.19 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 124.90 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 300.00 AMES…

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

ALBERT LEA, MN — An Albert Lea man was fired from his job and evidently returned to the scene with a shotgun to find his supervisor. On Tuesday, July 16,…

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

WAYLAND, IOWA – An Iowa businessman is being investigated for stealing employee wages, authorities say. In October of 2017, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Curtis Wagler and Walger…

Iowa breaks record for new business filings for fourth consecutive year

Iowa breaks record for new business filings for fourth consecutive year

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans set a record for most new business filings in a single year, for the fourth year in a row. During…

“Blue Ribbon” North Iowa Fair is back, management proclaims

“Blue Ribbon” North Iowa Fair is back, management proclaims

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Fair Association Board of Directors, staff and volunteers cordially invite the public to explore “New Heights” at the 2019 North Iowa Fair, returning to…

City of Mason City expense report for July 11, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for July 11, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/11/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 576.05 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 861.70 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 155.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC…

NIACC Pappajohn Center announces Entrepreneur Gala in October

NIACC Pappajohn Center announces Entrepreneur Gala in October

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host the NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrates the entrepreneurs and…

Grassley statement on new threats to Renewable Fuel Standard

Grassley statement on new threats to Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today released the following statement in response to recent media reports on new threats to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “For years, Big Oil…

City of Mason City expense report, June 27, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, June 27, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/27/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 1,334.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 51,876.92 ARAMARK UNIFORM…

Cerro Gordo attorney’s office announces no criminal charges to be brought after $2.2 million of improper disbursements identified in Mason City School District under former Superintendents Anita Micich and Mike Penca

Cerro Gordo attorney’s office announces no criminal charges to be brought after $2.2 million of improper disbursements identified in Mason City School District under former Superintendents Anita Micich and Mike Penca

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo attorney’s office announced today that no criminal charges are to be brought after $2.2 million of improper disbursements were identified in Mason City School…

New Window Coverings Franchise – Veteran owned and operated – provides local homeowners with convenience and value

New Window Coverings Franchise – Veteran owned and operated – provides local homeowners with convenience and value

MASON CITY – Budget Blinds – the largest window coverings franchise in North America – announced it will now offer its convenient shop-at-home services to customers in the Mason City…

Homes for Iowa hosts groundbreaking ceremony at Newton Correctional Facility

Homes for Iowa hosts groundbreaking ceremony at Newton Correctional Facility

NEWTON – This week, the Iowa Dept. of Corrections and Iowa Prison Industries held the official groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site of the future Homes for Iowa Inc. project.…

City of mason City expense report for June 20, 2019

City of mason City expense report for June 20, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/20/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 28.50 AIRGAS USA LLC TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 14.94 ANDERSEN’S MARKET OTHER SUPPLIES 8.10 ANIMAL…

Why Iowa is a Great Place to Start up a Business

Why Iowa is a Great Place to Start up a Business

Although many entrepreneurs may head to renowned business hubs such as New York and Pennsylvania, there are many opportunities for individuals looking to start up a business in Iowa and…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, June 11, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, June 11, 2019

CLAIMS June 11, 2019 Cerro Gordo County ABC/PFI Legal Servic, serve notice 170.00 1 Accurate Analytical, lab tests 120.58 2 AdvancedMD, repair 5268.00 1 Affordable Towing, freight 375.00 1 Ahlers…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, June 4, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, June 4, 2019

CLAIMS June 4, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Alliant Energy, utilities 96.09 2 Amazon LLC, equip 62.66 1 Amazon LLC, purch serv 101.36 1 Amazon LLC, supplies 257.05 1 Clear Lake…

Jessica and Derek Balsley of The Art of Education University recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center June Entrepreneurs of the Month

Jessica and Derek Balsley of The Art of Education University recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center June Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The Art of Education University, founded by Jessica and Derek Balsley in 2011, is a local Iowa success story of building a global company in a rural…

Gov. Reynolds announces “This Is Iowa” campaign to encourage people to choose Iowa

Gov. Reynolds announces “This Is Iowa” campaign to encourage people to choose Iowa

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced a new effort to encourage people from across the nation to visit, live and work in Iowa. The “This is Iowa” campaign…

City of Mason City expense report for June 13, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for June 13, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/13/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 176.94 AERIAL SERVICES INC OTHER IMPROVEMENTS 17,862.00 AHA! PROCESS INC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 3,500.00 AHLERS…

Mason City and Gatehouse have development agreement ready for 95-room hotel; City council to consider at next meeting

Mason City and Gatehouse have development agreement ready for 95-room hotel; City council to consider at next meeting

MASON CITY – Mayor Bill Schickel and City Administrator Aaron Burnett announced this morning that Mason City and Gatehouse have a development agreement ready for a proposed 95-room hotel as…

Reynolds highlights Iowa’s strong economy and workforce in White House roundtable

Reynolds highlights Iowa’s strong economy and workforce in White House roundtable

DES MOINES – Earlier today, Gov. Reynolds participated in a roundtable at the White House to discuss workforce freedom and mobility where she was able to highlight Iowa’s strong labor…

Another Mitchell county business fined for serving alcohol to minors

Another Mitchell county business fined for serving alcohol to minors

DES MOINES – Another Mitchell county business has been fined for serving alcohol to minors, recently, after two there businesses were fined at about the same time. On June 5,…

Iowa Democrats pound President Trump for alleged damage does to farmers by tariffs

Iowa Democrats pound President Trump for alleged damage does to farmers by tariffs

The following is a bulletin sent by Iowa Democrats on Tuesday, June 11, 2019: Donald Trump’s Broken Promises Are Failing Iowa Farmers Donald Trump promised Iowa farmers that he would…

Iowa breaks record for new business filings in a single month, again

Iowa breaks record for new business filings in a single month, again

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans set a record for most new business filings in a single month, for the second month in a row. During…