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Northwood Residents Able to Return Home

Northwood Residents Able to Return Home

NORTHWOOD- Residents were able to return home after a day-long evacuation in Northwood on Thursday. Residents were asked to evacuate around 9 a.m. after a fire believed to contain sulfuric acid broke out at a warehouse at the municipal airport. Officials gave the all-clear around 3:10 p.m. Most of Northwood’s 1,900 residents evacuated the town


State Senators in Mason City Today

MASON CITY- State Senators will discuss Economic Development Issues in North Iowa today. Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, Senator Bill Dotzler of Waterloo, and Senator Steve Sodders of State Center will explore a wide variety of issues including TIF, CAT, historic preservation, economic incentives and skilled job training. The discussion will take place at

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Beware of the “One Ring” Scam

CHARLES CITY- Charles City Police and the Better Business Bureau are warning cell phone users about the ”One Ring” scam. The “One Ring” scam calls random cell phone numbers, rings once and then disconnects.  If a caller calls the number back, they are charged $19.95 for an international call fee and then a $9.00 per

Louis W. Shores, 98, Protivin

Louis W. Shores age 98 of Protivin died Friday, January 24, 2014, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin. Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday February 24, 2014, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral

Clyde Parker Jr., 37, Mason City

Clyde Parker Jr., 37, of Mason City and formerly of Charles City passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Funeral services for Clyde Parker Jr. will be held at a later date. The Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of arraignments. Online condolences may be

Charles City Hall

City to Hold Reception for Brownlow

CHARLES CITY- The City of Charles City will host a public reception for City Administrator Tom Brownlow.    After nearly seven years with the city, Brownlow will retire from the position as City Administrator.   The reception announcement was made at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Charles City Mayor James Erb says Brownlow has had exemplary work production for the

Tyler A. Tourtellott, 27, Osage

Tyler Alan Tourtellott, age 27, of Osage, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in an avalanche while snowmobiling near Togwotee Mountain Lodge in Wyoming. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2014, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Grafton with Pastor Solveig A.H. Zamzow and Pastor R. Dawson Tornes officiating. Burial will be

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Northwood Residents Evacuated

NORTHWOOD- Residents in Northwood are being evacuated as a precaution due to a fertilizer plant fire on the airport grounds. Officials say a sulfuric acid fire broke out at the plant. Northwood Mayor, Jane Bloomington, tells KALL that the fire started between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. Residents without vehicles are being bused to the Kensett

Floyd County Courthouse

Longevity Pay is a “No Go” in Floyd County

CHARLES CITY-Floyd County Supervisors say “no” to longevity pay for county employees. During budget talks, Floyd County Treasurer Frank Rottinghaus suggested longevity pay for clerks.  During a workshop meeting last week, Rottinghaus says longevity pay would be a nice incentive for long-time employees. On Tuesday during a workshop session, Supervisors discussed the notion of longevity