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Former Mason City School to be Demolished

A northern Iowa school district has voted to demolish a 91-year-old former elementary school. The Mason City Board of Education unanimously voted on Monday night to destroy the building after an unsuccessful attempt to sell it. The city received two bids to purchase the former Madison Elementary school for about $11,000. School officials say the

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Forest City Jump Start Friday A Success

Four years ago, Kate Rogers of Serenity Spa came up with Forest City’s answer to Black Friday. Its called Jump Start Friday where shoppers in Forest City can shop from 4pm until 8pm with all kinds of specials and deals. Forest City shops who participate in the event are trying to get customers to frequent

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Cyclist Dies From Accident in Fertile

Worth County Sheriff’s officers were summoned to an accident in Fertile involving a semi-truck and a bicyclist. The accident occurred at the intersection of Balsam Avenue and 340th Street. When officers arrived on the scene around 10:30am on Thursday morning, they immediately summoned a helicopter ambulance. The truck driver, Timothy Cole of Clear Lake was reportedly

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Waldorf College Revamps Christmas Open House

Waldorf College is revamping their annual Christmas at Waldorf open house this winter. The event will be held December 4 from 4-7 p.m. The central hub will remain the Salveson Ballroom as it has been over past years, but the college will also be showcasing several departments around campus. “We are excited to show off


Belmond Wants Tougher Parking Ordinances for Winter

Citing an issue from last winter, the Belmond City Council is moving forward with making the winter weather parking ordinance downtown even stiffer. The issue from last winter has to do with a parked car on Main Street that was damaged from snowplows throwing ice and snow on the vehicle and breaking the car windows and

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No Ice FIshing Yet in Saturday Morning FIshing Report

The 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 district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report. Lakes and streams are transitioning from open water to ice covered across most