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Alleged Arsonists Trial Pushed Back

The trial of a Mason City man charged in connection to a house fire has been pushed back to July. Fifty-seven-year-old Roger Kuck’s trial was scheduled to begin yesterday, but is now set to start on July 15th. Kuck is accused of starting a fire at a house across the street from his residence.

Waldorf College

Waldorf College Names 2014 Spring Dean’s List

Over 125 Waldorf students were named as members of the Waldorf College’s spring 2014 Dean’s List. To receive the honor, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and complete a minimum of 12 credits during the semester.   Students named to Dean’s List:   ALASKA Fairbanks – Bryan

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Hancock County Supervisors look to remedy dispatch/911 system issues (Audio)

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors is exploring the possibility of installing a communications tower in the county to help alleviate further technical difficulties with the current dispatch and 9-1-1 system.  The Hancock County Supervisors met in adjourned session Tuesday and consulted with Emergency Management Director Andy Buffington on the areas of concern and the


6th, 7th, 8th Graders Spend the Night in a Zoo – 4-H Trip

Hancock and Winnebago County Extensions partner to form an overnight exploration camp. 6th through 8th graders (grades just completed) are invited to spend the night at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines! This trip is not limited to 4-Her’s, everyone is welcome. The trip will begin on Monday, June 16th, at 9:00 am ending

Body in Clear Lake Identified

Authorities say no foul play is suspected in the death of a Mason City man found in Clear Lake. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office says it responded around 3 a.m. Saturday to a missing person report near Farmers Beach in rural Ventura. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office says it responded around 3 a.m.

Middle School Students Take the Lead

North Iowa middle school students have taken the lead in service projects throughout their community. These middle school students are all a part of the new program sponsored by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development program offered through the North Iowa School.  Beginning last January these students learned about the meaning