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OBIT: Thomas F. Felton

OBIT: Thomas F. Felton

Thomas F. Felton, 82 of Mason City and formerly of

OBIT: Louise J. McPhail

OBIT: Louise J. McPhail

Louise J. McPhail, 97 of Osage and formerly of Mason

OBIT: Terry Joseph Simon

OBIT: Terry Joseph Simon

Terry Joseph Simon, 51, of Hastings, MN, died Thursday, November

Fire reported at Rockford hog facility

Fire reported at Rockford hog facility

ROCKFORD – A fire was reported at a Rockford hog

College Football: Iowa wins Big Ten West Title, will face Michigan in conference championship game Saturday

College Football: Iowa wins Big Ten West Title, will face Michigan in conference championship game Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – The Iowa Hawkeyes and Michigan Wolverines are set

OBIT: Marlyn Quastad

OBIT: Marlyn Quastad

Marlyn Quastad, son of Adolph and Regina (Carson) Quastad, was

Northern Iowa man busted with 2.75 pounds of pure meth faces 145 months in prison

Northern Iowa man busted with 2.75 pounds of pure meth faces 145 months in prison

SIOUX CITY – A Northern Iowa man who with 2.75

College Basketball: UNI knocks off #16 St. Bonaventure, 90-80

College Basketball: UNI knocks off #16 St. Bonaventure, 90-80

ALLEGANY, N.Y – UNI men’s basketball knocked off its first

OBIT: Luella Lickteig

OBIT: Luella Lickteig

A funeral Mass for Luella will be celebrated at 10:30

Beautiful the Carole King Musical to be performed at NIACC at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6th, 2021

Beautiful the Carole King Musical to be performed at NIACC at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6th, 2021

Beautiful the Carole King Musical is scheduled to be performed

Fort Dodge man involved in distribution of more than 100 pounds of meth pleads guilty to federal crimes

Fort Dodge man involved in distribution of more than 100 pounds of meth pleads guilty to federal crimes

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine

OBIT: Daniel “Louie” Malkmus

OBIT: Daniel “Louie” Malkmus

Daniel “Louie” Malkmus, age 59 of Dakota City formerly of

Women’s College Basketball: Panthers falls to Creighton, 72-79

Women’s College Basketball: Panthers falls to Creighton, 72-79

OMAHA, Nebraska – In a game where neither team had

Women’s College Basketball: No. 13 ISU routs Penn State, 93-59; advances to GCS Championship

Women’s College Basketball: No. 13 ISU routs Penn State, 93-59; advances to GCS Championship

ESTERO, Florida – No. 13 Iowa State (6-0) cruised past

College Football: UNI ousted from playoffs, losing to Eastern Washington, 19-9

College Football: UNI ousted from playoffs, losing to Eastern Washington, 19-9

CHENEY, Wash. – UNI football’s run in the FCS Championships

OBIT: Ralph “Dick” Bormann

OBIT: Ralph “Dick” Bormann

Ralph Charles Bormann, affectionately nicknamed “Dick” by his siblings, broke

OBIT: Glen Keehn

OBIT: Glen Keehn

Glen Keehn, age 70 of Algona, passed away Friday, November

OBIT: Richard “Dick” Deist

OBIT: Richard “Dick” Deist

Richard “Dick” Deist, 69, of Charles City, passed away Friday,

College Basketball: Iowa State defeats No. 9 Memphis, 78-59, win Upsie NIT Season Tip-Off title

College Basketball: Iowa State defeats No. 9 Memphis, 78-59, win Upsie NIT Season Tip-Off title

BROOKLYN, NY – Iowa State defeated No. 9 Memphis, 78-59,

College Football: Iowa defeats Nebraska, 28-21, for 7th straight win in series

College Football: Iowa  defeats Nebraska, 28-21, for 7th straight win in series

LINCOLN, NE – Iowa (10-2, 7-2) defeated Nebraska (3-9, 1-8),

OBIT: Thomas Lauritsen

OBIT: Thomas Lauritsen

Thomas Arthur Lauritsen, the son of Arthur and Ruth (McManness)

OBIT: Janice Grems

OBIT: Janice Grems

Janice F. Grems was born on December 12, 1937 to

College Basketball: Iowa beats Portland State, 85-51; moves to 6-0 on season

College Basketball: Iowa beats Portland State, 85-51; moves to 6-0 on season

IOWA CITY – Iowa beat Portland State, 85-51, to move

Women’s College Basketball: No. 13 Iowa State defeats Charlotte at Gulf Coast Showcase

Women’s College Basketball: No. 13 Iowa State defeats Charlotte at Gulf Coast Showcase

AMES – No. 13 Iowa State (5-0) topped Charlotte (1-4)

President Biden confronts the COVID-19 Omicron variant, order travel restrictions

President Biden confronts the COVID-19 Omicron variant, order travel restrictions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, President Biden announced that he

Britt’s Dollar General store evacuated after prank bomb threat

Britt’s Dollar General store evacuated after prank bomb threat

BRITT – Britt’s Dollar General store was evacuated after a

OBIT: Jaun Antonio Alday Pena

OBIT: Jaun Antonio Alday Pena

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on

OBIT: Lois Tammel

OBIT: Lois Tammel

Lois Geraldine (Jacobson) Tammel, 92, passed away on November 13,

Waterloo woman sentenced to a decade in prison for her role in a large-scale meth trafficking ring

Waterloo woman sentenced to a decade in prison for her role in a large-scale meth trafficking ring

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo, Iowa, woman who was involved

OBIT: Esteban “Steve” R. Ibarra

OBIT: Esteban “Steve” R. Ibarra

Esteban “Steve” R. Ibarra, 60 of Mason City, died Sunday,

OBIT: June Ivadene (Mast) Dreesman

OBIT: June Ivadene (Mast) Dreesman

June Ivadene Dreesman August 1, 1926 – November 18, 2021

OBIT: Mary Lynne (Larson) Eckhart

OBIT: Mary Lynne (Larson) Eckhart

Mary Lynne Eckhart (Lynne) was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa,

Iowa cop took teen girl to police station, fondled her, put her in sleeper hold

Iowa cop took teen girl to police station, fondled her, put her in sleeper hold

DES MOINES – An Iowa police officer earlier arrested after

College Football: UNI football opens FCS playoff with No. 5 Eastern Washington

College Football: UNI football opens FCS playoff with No. 5 Eastern Washington

CEDAR FALLS – UNI football is making its 22nd appearance

OBIT: Pamela “Pam” Hansen

OBIT: Pamela “Pam” Hansen

Pamela “Pam” Hansen, 71, of Charles City, passed away Friday,

Three White men convicted of murdering Black man who was jogging

Three White men convicted of murdering Black man who was jogging

GEORGIA – Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, was shot and

Algona officer fires gun at and chases suspect from hotel

Algona officer fires gun at and chases suspect from hotel

ALGONA – An Algona officer this morning fired his gun

How to Save On Your Monthly Expenses

How to Save On Your Monthly Expenses

It is easy to see your routine monthly expenses as

OBIT: Sheri Van Oort

OBIT: Sheri Van Oort

Sheri B. Van Oort, 58, of Garner died Saturday, November

OBIT: Ellsworth J. Hanson

OBIT: Ellsworth J. Hanson

Ellsworth J. Hanson, 81, died Sunday, November 21, 2021 at

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