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OBIT: Wade Rodney Machin

OBIT: Wade Rodney Machin

Wade Rodney Machin, 36, of St. Ansgar, passed away on

Des Moines truck driver causes major damage to Charles City fuel pump

Des Moines truck driver causes major damage to Charles City fuel pump

CHARLES CITY – A Des Moines truck driver caused major

Mason City council appoints Brent Hinson as Deputy City Administrator and Finance Director

Mason City council appoints Brent Hinson as Deputy City Administrator and Finance Director

MASON CITY – The Mason City council this week appointed Brent

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds also signed the following bills

OBIT: Geraldine I. “Geri” Smith

OBIT: Geraldine I. “Geri” Smith

Geraldine I. Smith, 89, of Mason City, passed away Tuesday,

OBIT: Rosella Margaret Brown

OBIT: Rosella Margaret Brown

Rosella Margaret Brown, 99, died June 4, 2021 at Stacyville

OBIT: Cameron Broderick

OBIT: Cameron Broderick

Cameron Lee Broderick, age 26, of Osage, passed away unexpectedly

Waldorf University announces Dean’s List for Spring 2020/21 semester

Waldorf University announces Dean’s List for Spring 2020/21 semester

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University is pleased to recognize students

Felonious Clear Lake drunk driver caught once again, this time in Charles City

Felonious Clear Lake drunk driver caught once again, this time in Charles City

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New Clear Lake Wellness Center executive announced

New Clear Lake Wellness Center executive announced

CLEAR LAKE – Adam Long, of Liberty, Missouri, said the

Gov. Reynolds signs several budget bills into law  

Gov. Reynolds signs several budget bills into law  

DES MOINES – Tuesday, Gov. Reynolds signed several appropriations bills into law, increasing

OBIT: Glenn Arlo Evans

OBIT: Glenn Arlo Evans

Glenn Arlo Evans, Sr., 89, of rural Plymouth passed away

OBIT: Arlene “Jeanette” Fahrney

OBIT: Arlene “Jeanette” Fahrney

Arlene “Jeanette” Fahrney, 85, passed away on Monday, June 7,

Gov. Reynolds, Legislature enact bill banning “Critical Race Theory”

Gov. Reynolds, Legislature enact bill banning “Critical Race Theory”

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds also signed the following bills

Police hunt down alleged shooter in Waterloo

Police hunt down alleged shooter in Waterloo

WATERLOO – A shooting in Waterloo months ago and a

Alleged drunk driver from Nebraska runs down pedestrian in Mason City at Mills Fleet Farm

Alleged drunk driver from Nebraska runs down pedestrian in Mason City at Mills Fleet Farm

MASON CITY – An alleged drunk driver from Nebraska ran

OBIT: Sharon Mrachek-Miller

OBIT: Sharon Mrachek-Miller

Sharon “Sherry” Mrachek-Miller, 67, of Ionia, formerly Charles City, passed

Fort Dodge woman sentenced to federal prison for defrauding elderly disabled veteran out of life savings

Fort Dodge woman sentenced to federal prison for defrauding elderly disabled veteran out of life savings

SIOUX CITY – A Fort Dodge woman who used a

Drowning reported in Waterloo park this weekend

Drowning reported in Waterloo park this weekend

WATERLOO – A man drowned in a Waterloo park this

Iowa man ejected from motorcycle after hit by turkey

Iowa man ejected from motorcycle after hit by turkey

RURAL HARDIN COUNTY – An Iowa man was his ejected

Mason City man riding bicycle struck by drunk driver

Mason City man riding bicycle struck by drunk driver

RURAL MASON CITY – A Mason City man riding his

OBIT: Darlene L. Ewers

OBIT: Darlene L. Ewers

Darlene Ewers, 77, of Mason City passed away peacefully, Friday,

Iowa Board of Corrections approves two new wardens

Iowa Board of Corrections approves two new wardens

DES MOINES – The Iowa Board of Corrections voted Friday

City of Mason City expense report for June 3, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for June 3, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/3/2021 Payee Description Amount

Iowa man shot gun “wildly on a populated street” sent to prison for 8 years

Iowa man shot gun “wildly on a populated street” sent to prison for 8 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who shot a gun

Pheasant in road causes Iowa man’s death in car crash

Pheasant in road causes Iowa man’s death in car crash

GREENE COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa man died after he

OBIT: Travis Lee Best

OBIT: Travis Lee Best

Travis Lee Best, 53, died on May 29, 2021, at

OBIT: Kenneth “Kenny” B. Goodale

OBIT: Kenneth “Kenny” B. Goodale

Kenneth “Kenny” Burl Goodale, age 91, of Osage, died Tuesday,

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Golden Grain Energy’s massive grain bin, claimed to be World’s largest

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Golden Grain Energy’s massive grain bin, claimed to be World’s largest

MASON CITY – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday in

OBIT: Dale Richard Mehus

OBIT: Dale Richard Mehus

Dale R. Mehus, 92, of Northwood passed away at home

Mason City council authorizes development agreement with new owner of Southbridge Mall

Mason City council authorizes development agreement with new owner of Southbridge Mall

MASON CITY – The Mason City City Council held a

City of Mason City expense report for May 27, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for May 27, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/27/2021 Payee Description Amount

Commencement for Mason City High School graduating class of 2021 will be held on Sunday, June 6

Commencement for Mason City High School graduating class of 2021 will be held on Sunday, June 6

MASON CITY – Commencement exercises for the Mason City High

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on COVID-19 public service announcement

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on COVID-19 public service announcement

DES MOINES – Today, the Auditor released a report on

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate

OBIT: Velma Marlene Reynolds

OBIT: Velma Marlene Reynolds

Velma Marlene Reynolds, 84, of Mason City, died on Monday,

Iowa man busted with over 60 grams of meth near Waverly

Iowa man busted with over 60 grams of meth near Waverly

WAVERLY – An Iowa man was busted with over 60

OBIT: Timothy “Tim” Wood

OBIT: Timothy “Tim” Wood

Timothy “Tim” Wood, 48, of Hiawatha, Formerly of Iowa City,

NIACC’s Lienhard earns NFCA all-Midwest Region honor

NIACC’s Lienhard earns NFCA all-Midwest Region honor

MASON CITY – NIACC freshman Laken Lienhard (utiity/pitcher) was selected

Chicago man who dealt heroin in Iowa sent back to federal prison

Chicago man who dealt heroin in Iowa sent back to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Chicago man who intended to distribute fentanyl