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Ernst, Grassley introduce bill to permanently end taxpayer funding of abortion

Ernst, Grassley introduce bill to permanently end taxpayer funding of abortion

WASHINGTON – Ahead of this week’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., Iowa’s U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley joined their colleagues to introduce the “No Taxpayer Funding for…

Ragan and Steckman to hold Mason City listening post

Ragan and Steckman to hold Mason City listening post

MASON CITY – State Sen. Amanda Ragan and State Rep. Sharon Steckman will hold a legislative listening post this Saturday, January 19. The meeting will take place from 10 AM to…

City of Mason City expense report, Jan. 17, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, Jan. 17, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 01/17/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,390.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 150.00…

Senator Ragan says she is “working for you” at the Capitol

Senator Ragan says she is “working for you” at the Capitol

DES MOINES – Today, Senator Amanda Ragan alerted citizens they she is “working for you” during the new legislative session. According to a statement from Senator Ragan: The 2019 legislative…

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing shutdown

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump canceled liberal Senator Nancy Pelosi’s overseas trip, citing woes of the lingering federal government shutdown, a day after the House Speaker recommended his postpone his…

Audit of City of Mason City available for viewing

Audit of City of Mason City available for viewing

MASON CITY – Kronlage & Olson, P.C., Certified Public Accountants today released an audit report on the City of Mason City for the year ended June 30, 2018. The City’s…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg to declare January “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month” in Iowa

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg to declare January “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month” in Iowa

DES MOINES – On Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda, Gov. Kim Reynolds will sign a proclamation declaring January as “Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention…

Tonja Ihlenfeldt now featured artist at Waldorf University gallery

Tonja Ihlenfeldt now featured artist at Waldorf University gallery

FOREST CITY, IOWA, Jan. 16, 2019 – Waldorf University will host an artist reception for local artist Tonja Ihlenfeldt on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the university gallery…

Rep. Steckman begins 2019 legislative session focused on “jobs, great public schools, and access to health care”

Rep. Steckman begins 2019 legislative session focused on “jobs, great public schools, and access to health care”

DES MOINES – Sharon Steckman, representing most of Mason City and the central third of Cerro Gordo county in the Iowa House, says she begins 2019 legislative session focused on…

Mason City council ready to award first bid for work on multi-purpose arena

Mason City council ready to award first bid for work on multi-purpose arena

MASON CITY – The Mason City council is set to award the first bid for work on the planned multi-purpose arena that will be constructed in the former JC Penney…

Senator Ragan says she “will work to move Iowa forward while opposing legislation that would hold Iowa back”

Senator Ragan says she “will work to move Iowa forward while opposing legislation that would hold Iowa back”

DES MOINES – Amanda Ragan, representing Mason City along with parts of Butler, Cerro Gordo, and Franklin counties in the Iowa Senate, says she will fight bad legislation while moving…

Iowa Congressman Steve King booted from committees, claims his alleged racist quotes to New York Times “completely mischaracterized”

Iowa Congressman Steve King booted from committees, claims his alleged racist quotes to New York Times “completely mischaracterized”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa’s 4th District Congressman, Steve King, is enduring a hailstorm of consequences after his alleged racist views were exposed in a recent New York Times article, as…

Illinois Congressman moves to censure Steve King over alleged “rabid racism”

Illinois Congressman moves to censure Steve King over alleged “rabid racism”

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement announcing that he will be introducing a resolution to formally censure U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) for…

Semester Kick-Off: Lifelong Learning Institute Coffee at NIACC

Semester Kick-Off: Lifelong Learning Institute Coffee at NIACC

MASON CITY – The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will start the semester off with a cup of coffee and a chance to meet…

Floyd County Community Foundation holds Grant Awards Ceremony

Floyd County Community Foundation holds Grant Awards Ceremony

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Community Foundation is holding a Grant Awards Ceremony on January 23 to celebrate their 2018 grants recipients. The ceremony will be held at the…

Cerro Gordo County claims for January 8, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for January 8, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for January 8, 2018: Download the PDF file .…

GOP Senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns

GOP Senators introduce bill to permanently end government shutdowns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley along with Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, Steve Daines of Montana, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, John Barrasso of Wyoming, Jim…

Opinion: What will come next after monumental corruption exposed in Mason City School District?

Opinion: What will come next after monumental corruption exposed in Mason City School District?

After all this corruption and a State Audit showing how and who made off with $2.2M of public money from an elected Board so naive, unprepared, and lazy as to…

RSVP of North Central Iowa Volunteers applauded for helping students succeed

MASON CITY – In recognition of January as National Mentoring Month, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of North Central Iowa is celebrating the work of Reading Coach Volunteers. RSVP Reading…

Controversy erupts in Mitchell county over Pledge of Allegiance

Controversy erupts in Mitchell county over Pledge of Allegiance

OSAGE – Folks in Mitchell county are disagreeing on policy and procedure on reciting the nation’s Pledge of Allegiance, leading to controversy after one lawmaker left a meeting before it…

Steve King explains to Congress the “context” of his alleged White Supremacy remarks in NYT article

Steve King explains to Congress the “context” of his alleged White Supremacy remarks in NYT article

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Steve King again tried to explain his alleged White Supremacy remarks that he gave the author of a New York Times article, explaining to Congress the “context”…

Waldorf University to host viewing of documentary “Break the Chain”

Waldorf University to host viewing of documentary “Break the Chain”

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University to host a viewing of the feature-length documentary film “Break the Chain” on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Waldorf University Atrium located…

Iowans to tell Governor, Legislature – ‘Keep your promise, respect our retirement’

Iowans to tell Governor, Legislature – ‘Keep your promise, respect our retirement’

DES MOINES – Iowans will speak out at the capitol on the first day of the legislative session to call on Governor Reynolds and the legislature to keep promises made…

Steve King hits back after New York Times article exposes his alleged White Supremacy views

Steve King hits back after New York Times article exposes his alleged White Supremacy views

NEW YORK – Iowa’s 4th District Congressman Steve King responded Thursday to a New York Times article in which the author focuses on the legislator’s alleged White Supremacist views. “Today,…

Democratic Senators introduce assault weapons ban

Democratic Senators introduce assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today led a group of senators in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, an updated bill…

City of Mason City expense report, Jan. 10, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, Jan. 10, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/10/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 293.99 AEL INVESTMENTS LLC REFUND 77.70 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 3,917.29 ALPHA…

Grassley: Building on the success of tax reform

Grassley: Building on the success of tax reform

Opinion of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa – At my family farm in New Hartford, when our family gathers around the kitchen table, we don’t talk about the latest…

Congressman Steve King to hold 39 public town hall meetings as early challenger steps forward

Congressman Steve King to hold 39 public town hall meetings as early challenger steps forward

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King has announced 39 town hall meetings as a Republican challenger has emerged early for the 2020 Congressional primary election. Randy Feenstra, a Republican state Senator…

Waldorf University to host The True Black History Museum

Waldorf University to host The True Black History Museum

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University to host The True Black History Museum on Monday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 106 S. Sixth St. Forest City, IA.…

President Trump directs bureaucrats to give low-income Americans “the nutrition they need” and fund SNAP in February

President Trump directs bureaucrats to give low-income Americans “the nutrition they need” and fund SNAP in February

WASHINGON, D.C. – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced a plan to ensure that low-income Americans have access to…

Mason City school board to allow open forum tonight at meeting on bombshell audit showing millions of dollars lost

Mason City school board to allow open forum tonight at meeting on bombshell audit showing millions of dollars lost

MASON CITY – Want to tell the Mason City school district what you think about the alleged millions of dollars mis-used by former administrators and elected school boards?  Tonight is…

Vehicle’s mechanical issues lands Iowa man on jail for drunk driving

Vehicle’s mechanical issues lands Iowa man on jail for drunk driving

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – An Iowa man’s vehicle had mechanical issues and when a deputy stopped to help, alcohol was detected, landing the stranded driver in jail. On January 5,…

Grassley: New Congress brings historic leadership roles for Iowa’s senators

Grassley: New Congress brings historic leadership roles for Iowa’s senators

Opinion from U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa The beginning of a new Congress is an exciting time. There are new faces and fresh opportunities to solve problems on behalf…

New Year’s resolution to quit smoking? Help is available

New Year’s resolution to quit smoking? Help is available

MASON CITY – New Year resolutions are common this time of year. Some are easily broken; others are sincerely made, but hard to keep. The decision to eliminate tobacco from…

Mason City Council to select winning bid to construct new multi-use arena in Southbridge Mall

Mason City Council to select winning bid to construct new multi-use arena in Southbridge Mall

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council on Wednesday set a date for awarding bid package for preparation and construction of a multi-purpose arena. On January 15, 2019, the council…

City of Mason City expense report, January 3, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, January 3, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/3/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 304.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 112,033.66 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES SUPPLIES & LAUNDRY 249.02…

City of Mason City expense report, Dec. 27, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Dec. 27, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/27/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— AMERICAN WATERWORKS ASSOC DUES & PUBLICATIONS 238.00 BEEMER, AARON OFFICE SUPPLIES 115.97 BRINKLEY, JEFF DUES & PUBLICATIONS 150.00 BUS…

Senators introduce Constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress

Senators introduce Constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) this week introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress.…

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of January 3, 2019

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of January 3, 2019

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the…

Winter Festival to be held at Lime Creek Nature Center

Winter Festival to be held at Lime Creek Nature Center

MASON CITY – A Winter Festival will be held on Saturday, January 19 from 1-4 p.m. at the Lime Creek Nature Center. Beat the winter blahs with an adventure-packed afternoon…

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