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Boating Accident Results in OWI Conviction

Boating Accident Results in OWI Conviction

A 29-year-old man who authorities say slammed a boat into a public dock on Clear Lake has pleaded guilty to boating while intoxicated. William Nicholas of Clear Lake pleaded guilty on Monday. Authorities say four people were hospitalized and six others were hurt in the August 3rd accident. On August 4th, KIOW News reported a

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Waldorf College Art Gallery to host Brian Frink

The Waldorf College Art Gallery will debut it’s 2014-15 season with display of artwork created by Minnesota State University Mankato art professor Brian Frink. Since Frink began teaching at MSU in 1989, he has received numerous regional and national awards for his painting and drawings, which have been exhibited throughout the country. He has previewed

Man Convicted of Mason City Arson Gets Probation

A man convicted of setting fire to a house across a street from his home in Mason City has been given probation. Roger Kuck, 58, on Tuesday was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but the sentence was suspended. He also was sentenced to five years of probation and fined $1,000. In July Kuck entered


Iowa Prisoners Raise Money for Cancer Research

Inmates at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility helped raise $12,000 for cancer research through an event called the Insiders Relay for Life. About 800 of the 1,250 inmates at the facility participated in the event sponsored by the American Cancer Society on Tuesday. They’ve been doing it for the past six years and inmates are

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Kazmerzak Reward Renewed

A $200,000 reward has been renewed for information that helps authorities find a northern Iowa man who has been missing for the past year. Ethan Kazmerzak of Hampton was last seen at a party in Franklin County last September. Hampton Police Chief Bob Schaffer discussed his disappearance. A number of searches have turned up nothing


Bridge Work Targeted for September 22nd

The Winnebago County Road Department will be closing 420th Street northeast of Leland between Highway 9/69 and 180th Avenue for bridge replacement beginning September 22nd.  The worksite will be closed to all traffic although access will be maintained to local residents.  The project is expected to be completed in 3 weeks.  County crews will be


NIACC Offered Special Forum in Commemoration of Constitution Day

North Iowa Area Community College  offered a program on Alexander Hamilton and the Implied Powers of the Constitution on Wednesday in Beem Center 200 on the NIACC campus from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.  The free public forum was facilitated by Bennett Smith, history and political science instructor at NIACC, and commemorated Constitution Day which is


NIACC Planning a Quilting Seminar at the End of the Month

Quilting Treasures will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 27th at North Iowa Area Community College. Organizers say the event offers ideas and inspirations with an opportunity to hear from six experts and enthusiasts in the art of quilting. The day will begin with a “Quilt Tour to Ireland”. Participants