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Robbery Investigation Continues at Emergency Services Center

Robbery Investigation Continues at Emergency Services Center

Police are continuing to follow leads from the scene of the crime at the construction site of the Forest City Emergency Services Center. Police say they have several pieces of evidence that can help them find the individual who apparently worked alone in the theft of several items at the site. Officer Mark Wubben discussed

Toys for Tots

Cerro Gordo 4H Teen Council Helps Toys for Tots

Cerro Gordo County 4-H Teen Council found out that serving the community can be a fun experience in itself. The 4-H Teen Council spent Wednesday evening, December 10, 2014 purchasing Toys for Tots at Mills Fleet Farm in Mason City. The group raised money and was able to spend about $300.00 to donate 3 large


Winnebago Supervisors to Discuss Home Base Iowa Initiative

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am to discuss appointments to County boards. The nominees will be appointed at the annual organizational meeting later. At 9:30am, the board will discuss the Home Base Iowa Initiative. This program encourages employers to hire veterans first. It does not encourage discrimination between someone


Wind Advisory in Effect for the Broadcast Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the broadcast area until 6am this morning. A strong low pressure system is departing the area generating winds in excess of 40 miles per hour. Precipitation is associated with the system and as the colder air moves in to the area, the precipitation will change

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It’s Back! Emerald Ash Borer Infests Southern Iowa

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in Appanoose, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion and Monroe counties in southern Iowa. EAB kills all ash tree species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America. The discovery of this series of infestations started when forestry contractor found many

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Mason City Staff Answer Letters to Santa

For 30 years, members of the Mason City Recreation Department have been answering letters sent to Santa Claus. Staffers say they’re still surprised by some of the requests from children. One boy wrote that he wants a blue dinosaur, snowflakes and some cake for Christmas. Another boy says he just wants a puppy. Other requests

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Lake Mills Elementary Concert Tonight

Last year, Molly Holtan and the students of the Lake Mills Elementary School wowed the audience with their renditions of great Christmas carols. This year Ms. Holtan returns  with her students from K-Preparatory through fifth grades to sing and perform for all audience ages. The concert will be held in the high school gymnasium beginning


Belmond City Council to Discuss Emergency Management

The Belmond City Council will meet tonight at 7pm to first hear from the Iowa Specialty Hospital’s Amy McDaniel on issues related to the city. They will also entertain committee and staff reports from the city. The council will give final confirmation to previous meeting minutes, payment of bills, the November Financial Report, and the