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Donated Tool Helps Crews Rescue Man from Grain Bin

Donated Tool Helps Crews Rescue Man from Grain Bin

A donated rescue tool helped firefighters save the life of an Iowa man who became trapped in a grain bin south of Newton last week. The roughly $3,000 grain bin rescue tube that the Kellogg Township Fire Department owns helped keep Tuesday’s accident from becoming fatal. About three-fourths of all grain entrapments between 1964 and

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Flight Between Iowa’s Mason City, Chicago Planned

Commuters in Mason City looking for flights to Chicago will have that choice staring in November. Air Choice One will begin commercial flights to and from Chicago on November 17th. Flights are currently priced at $59 from Mason City to Chicago and $54 from Chicago to Mason City. That price includes all taxes and fees.


Belmond Coats for Kids Program in Progress

A program in Belmond and Clarion is getting kids ready for winter. The program is an annual drive and distribution program. The hope is to make sure all children in the area have coats for winter even if they are gently used to begin with. KIOW’s Linda Theile filed this report.:

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Humane Society to Host 15th Annual Fall Festival

The Humane Society of North Iowa will host its 15th Annual Fall Festival Fundraiser on Sunday, September 14th at the National Guard Armory in Mason City.  The event is open to the public and will take place from noon to 4:00 pm. The Fall Festival Fundraiser will feature activities such as a silent auction, a

REAP Funding Key to Spencer and Clay County Recreation System

REAP funding has its hand in every corner of Spencer’s unique Recreational Trail system in western Iowa. Spencer Recreational Trail, interspersed with natural resource areas, has become an integral part of the town’s very nature. “One of the really neat things, which REAP has really helped with, is we actually have a greenway that goes

Protesters Rally Against Militarized Drones

The 132nd Fighter Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard on Wednesday, came under an attack, of sorts, with a rally from protesters opposed to the use of militarized drones. The mission of the fighter wing had always been manned aircraft, but those F-16 jets were a victim of budget cuts and the mission of the airmen


A Coin Collectors Show in Clarion

It is an annual event that takes place thanks to the 50 year old Clarion Coin Club. The event draws a number of people throughout all of northern Iowa and gives people a chance to see the value of not only their coins, but other items of value. KIOW’s Roger Tweeten filed this report.:

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Camp Courgeous to Hold 26th Annual Back To School Festival

The 26th annual Back-to-School Festival is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Special Education classes are invited to this free event sponsored by Camp Courageous and Variety-The Children’s Charity. There will be games, prizes, train rides, bounce house, swimming, a helicopter landing and more. Face painters, a balloon artists and many mascots will be mingling with the crowd. A free