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UNI football season opener kickoff time announced

UNI football season opener kickoff time announced

CEDAR FALLS – UNI’s season-opening football game at Iowa State

OBIT: Richard “Dick” Harding Thomas

OBIT: Richard “Dick” Harding Thomas

Richard “Dick” H. Thomas, 86, of Rockwell, passed away Sunday,

OBIT: Harold Haus

OBIT: Harold Haus

Harold Haus, 92, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, May

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Cook

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Cook

Robert “Bob” Cook, 86, of Charles City, passed away Sunday,

Three dead in Fayette county crash

Three dead in Fayette county crash

RURAL WEST UNION, IOWA – Three people died in an

OBIT: Thomas Newman

OBIT: Thomas Newman

Thomas Newman, 78 of Clear Lake, died Friday, May 28,

OBIT: Kalia Strickler

OBIT: Kalia Strickler

Kalia Strickler, 23, of Osage, passed away Thursday, May 27,

OBIT: Marjorie Merie Culver

OBIT: Marjorie Merie Culver

Marjorie Merie Culver, 95, of Ames, Iowa, formerly of Manly,

OBIT: Gordon D. Seehawer

OBIT: Gordon D. Seehawer

Gordon D. Seehawer, 40, of Mason City passed away Friday,

Cristhian Rivera found guilty in murder of Mollie Tibbetts

Cristhian Rivera found guilty in murder of Mollie Tibbetts

DAVENPORT – A jury on Friday found Cristhian Bahena Rivera

Governors implore federal justice department to investigate anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry 

Governors implore federal justice department to investigate anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry 

DES MOINES– Governor Kim Reynolds and five other governors wrote

Two hurt in head-on collision between Mason City and Clear Lake

Two hurt in head-on collision between Mason City and Clear Lake

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – Two people were hurt in a

OBIT: Lowell L. Murphy

OBIT: Lowell L. Murphy

Lowell L. Murphy, 72, of Mason City passed away Thursday,

More than 1.8 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total payments reach nearly 167 million

More than 1.8 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total payments reach nearly 167 million

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal

Man shot in alley in Mason City; police investigating

Man shot in alley in Mason City; police investigating

MASON CITY – A man was shot in an alley

Iconic Mason City ice cream parlor Birdsall’s to re-open

Iconic Mason City ice cream parlor Birdsall’s to re-open

MASON CITY – An iconic Mason City ice cream parlor

Mason City woman wins $100,000 lottery prize

Mason City woman wins $100,000 lottery prize

CLIVE, IOWA — A Mason City woman said she initially

OBIT: Verna L Gourley

OBIT: Verna L Gourley

Verna L. Gourley, 94, of Mason City, passed away Wednesday,

Weapons seized after incident at Spencer school

Weapons seized after incident at Spencer school

SPENCER, IOWA – Weapons were seized after an incident at

OBIT: Leo J. Johnson

OBIT: Leo J. Johnson

Leo J. Johnson, 77, of Mason City, passed away on

Staff assault reported at Iowa State Penitentiary

Staff assault reported at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – A correctional officer was assaulted by an

OBIT: LaVonne C. Pedelty

OBIT: LaVonne C. Pedelty

LaVonne C. Pedelty, 62, of Mason City, died Saturday (May

OBIT: Izetta June Weaver

OBIT: Izetta June Weaver

Izetta June Weaver, 95, of Clear Lake, died Thursday, December

Award Winners Announced at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum for the 41st Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

Award Winners Announced at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum for the 41st Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

MASON CITY – Award winners have been named in the

Mason City police arrest three males from Belmond after robbery and stabbing incident

Mason City police arrest three males from Belmond after robbery and stabbing incident

MASON CITY – Mason City police arrested three males from

NIACC announces new athletic director

NIACC announces new athletic director

MASON CITY – Cam Olson will become North Iowa Area

College Basketball: Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon sucker-punched in Iowa City, receives head injury

College Basketball: Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon sucker-punched in Iowa City, receives head injury

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior basketball player Jordan

College Basketball: Seth Tuttle named assistant coach at UNI

College Basketball: Seth Tuttle named assistant coach at UNI

CEDAR FALLS – UNI men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson has

OBIT: James Morehead

OBIT: James Morehead

James Leroy Morehead, 85, of Manly passed away Friday, May

OBIT: William L. Nicholas

OBIT: William L. Nicholas

William L. Nicholas, 91, of Clear Lake, died Monday, May

OBIT: Arnold G. Peterson

OBIT: Arnold G. Peterson

Arnold G. Peterson, 94, of Northwood passed away Sunday, May

OBIT: Todd M. Wise

OBIT: Todd M. Wise

Todd M. Wise, 61, of Leland passed away May 23,

OBIT: John Henry

OBIT: John Henry

John H. Henry, 82, of Nora Springs, formerly Charles City,

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed into law HF 867, an

OBIT: JoAnn Marie Mahlstedt

OBIT: JoAnn Marie Mahlstedt

Clear Lake – JoAnn M. Mahlstedt, 70, of Clear Lake

Man arrested for homicide by motor vehicle after Iowa woman found dead along Interstate

Man arrested for homicide by motor vehicle after Iowa woman found dead along Interstate

WEST DES MOINES – Police have arrested a man for

Woman arrested after Mason City stabbing

Woman arrested after Mason City stabbing

MASON CITY – A woman was arrested after a Mason

OBIT: Thomas Edward Faber

OBIT: Thomas Edward Faber

Thomas Edward Faber, 68, of Kensett, Iowa, passed away on

Fort Dodge man chased by cops due to tinted window violation, then shoots himself

Fort Dodge man chased by cops due to tinted window violation, then shoots himself

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge man was chased by

OBIT: Dana C. Bolie

OBIT: Dana C. Bolie

Dana C. Bolie, 68, of Mason City passed away Friday,