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KC Steakhouse

KC Steakhouse Center of Contention with Mason City Officials

KC Steakhouse Center of Contention with Mason City Officials

Mason City officials are demanding that the owners of a once-popular restaurant tear down their building. The city is demanding that the former Kansas City Steakhouse be demolished. The building has been vacant for many years. City code enforcement officer Kyle Peterson says much of the building’s roof has collapsed and there have been many

FC Police

Police Station Inspected By City Council Members

The Forest City Council held a special workshop meeting at the Forest City Hall to discuss the remodeling and renovation of the old Forest City Police Station. Council members present included Ron Holland, Bob Kuefler, and Jerry Clouse. The agenda for the special meeting included a workshop style format with Bob Mickelson, Senior Project Manager, I&S group to


National Weather Service Issues Dense Fog Advisory

Travelers may find it rough going especially near waterways due to heavy fog in the area. Warm weather, in combination with excessive melting of early snows has caused fog to develop in the area overnight and into late afternoon. Conditions have warranted the National Weather Service to issue a Dense Fog Advisory for Winnebago, Worth, Hancock,

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An Iowa Convicted Killer Wants Resentencing Moved Out of State

An Iowa woman convicted of helping her drug-dealing partner kill five people in 1993 wants her death penalty retrial moved out of state. Angela Johnson’s lawyers are asking a federal judge to move the retrial to Minnesota or out of western and central Iowa. U.S. district judge who found flaws in Johnson’s defense ordered a

Window Caulking

Winter Drafts are Easily Fixed, Even in the Basement

One of the biggest problems people face as far as home heating is concerned is drafts. These usually originate from doors, windows, attic and basement areas. Most of these problems are an easy inexpensive fix such as sealing around windows and doors, using shrink wrap plastic around windows, caulking around doors or using weather stripping.

Duncan Ballroom Christmas Appreciation Night Tonight

The Duncan Ballroom will be holding an appreciation Christmas party and fundraiser tonight to feed the hungry. It’s a party for all ages featuring live music, food and a special appearance by Santa. Doors open at 5 pm, food will be served 5:30 until gone, and Santa will visit 6:30-7:00 pm. Two local bands, Malek’s

Dalton Cooper

Dalton Benefit Today in Buffalo Center

 Dalton Cooper was born with Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy in 1997. Born three weeks early, he was 4lbs and had to be taken by plane to the nearest children’s hospital. After 4 weeks in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit he was able to come home. His mother said that after 9 months, he started to have

Lake Mills

Lake Mills Annual Holiday Festival Today

The Annual Holiday Festival in Lake Mills is today. Due to weather and unforeseen circumstances there has been a few changes in the schedule and location of some events. Here’s the schedule:  9 a.m. to 5 or 5:30 p.m. Stores in Lake Mills are open. Organizers encourage shoppers to take time to do some