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Charles City teachers write thank-yous

Details Charles City teachers write thank-yous CHARLES CITY | Teachers at Charles City High School recently took some time during the pre-holiday rush to thank their former teachers, as well as past and present students....

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Access to adequate health care difficult for some in Iowa

Details Access to adequate health care difficult for some in Iowa Isaiah Newsome likes to play sports and hang out with friends, like any 17-year-old. But most of the time these activities are cut short as his body, stricken with sickle cell anemia since bir…...

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Possible calendar shift awaits Iowa schools

Details Possible calendar shift awaits Iowa schools DES MOINES | The school year appears headed for a significant shift....

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Change met with mixed feelings

Details Change met with mixed feelings Area educational leaders are expressing mixed feelings over the Iowa Department of Education's recent decision to no longer automatically grant early start waivers....

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Music Man Square aglow

Details Music Man Square aglow MASON CITY | Standing on a bench and peering through a glass window, 3-year-old Henry Fistler, Mason City, took in the animated Christmas displays at The Music Man Square Saturday afternoon....

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Among the Unknowns: Researcher wants Thompson soldier’s remains ID’d

Details Among the Unknowns: Researcher wants Thompson soldier’s remains ID’d On July 28, 1944, Army Private Donald Brown, 24, of Thompson was killed in action near Cambernon, France, when his tank was hit by enemy fire....

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Ackley teen injured following high-speed chase

Details HUDSON | An Ackley man was taken to the hospital following a high-speed chase that ended when the fleeing vehicle rolled into a field just north of Hudson in Black Hawk County Saturday morning....

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Globe Gazette customers enjoying full-access

Details Globe Gazette customers enjoying full-access MASON CITY | Kris Dahlstrom likes to read the paper version of the Globe Gazette every morning, but thanks to activating her full-access, she can also now read it on her iPad and phone....

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North Iowan gets a second chance, dream job as chemist

Details North Iowan gets a second chance, dream job as chemist AMES | Jesus Zaldarriaga has a checkered past....

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'Voice' winner Boyd has performed in North Iowa

Details 'Voice' winner Boyd has performed in North Iowa CLEAR LAKE | Before playing to national TV audiences, Craig Wayne Boyd, winner of "The Voice" on Dec. 16, played to much smaller crowds — including in North Iowa....

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Friends share gift of quilting

Details Friends share gift of quilting MASON CITY | Patients and families at Hospice of North Iowa will enjoy comfort and beauty of 11 quilts created and donated recently by members of My Friendly Sewing Circle....

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Pastor enjoying rural life in North Iowa

Details Pastor enjoying rural life in North Iowa RUDD | Moving from the Sunday school room to the pulpit, Cathy Belles is enjoying her time at Eden Presbyterian Church....

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Christmas Cheer Fund donations crack $100,000 mark

Details Christmas Cheer Fund donations crack $100,000 mark MASON CITY | More than $100,000 has been raised for the Christmas Cheer Fund....

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Air Choice One numbers looking good so far

Details Air Choice One numbers looking good so far MASON CITY | Air Choice One is off to a good start in Mason City, according to airport Manager Pam Osgood....

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Floyd County Comp Board recommends raises

Details CHARLES CITY | The Floyd County Compensation Board this week recommended raises of 3.29 percent for the county auditor, treasurer, sheriff and recorder; 2.29 percent for supervisors; and 1.7 p…...

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Keeping an eye on Santa Claus

Details MASON CITY | In recent weeks children have been able to meet Santa at local malls, libraries and community events....

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Nativity scene a school, community project

Details Nativity scene a school, community project RICEVILLE | The story of Christmas can be found in the picture of the Nativity scene....

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Government offices to close for holidays

Details MASON CITY | Federal, state, county and city offices will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. City transit buses will not be operating on that day....

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Mitchell Comp Board recommends raises

Details OSAGE | The Mitchell County Compensation Board has recommended a 2.5 percent increase in 2015 salaries for elected county officials....

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Mitchell courthouse project continues

Details Mitchell courthouse project continues OSAGE | Workers install joists that will eventually support the new roof of the Mitchell County Courthouse in Osage. The new building is located on the original site on Fifth Street, although …...

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3 burglaries reported in Mason City

Details 3 burglaries reported in Mason City MASON CITY | Police on Friday urged Mason City residents to be vigilant after items were stolen from a garage and two homes....

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Iowa is productive, but low population growth is worrying, report says

Details DES MOINES | Iowa's major industries are highly productive and have seen competitive job growth, but the state's low population growth could hurt its future work force, according to a report r…...

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Poll: Voters favor limiting carbon pollution

Details With the 2016 election cycle still in the early stages, an environmental group said Thursday that a new poll, which includes likely Iowa voters, shows the electorate won't look kindly on polit…...

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NIDAT hosting writing contest

Details MASON CITY | The North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team is hosting a writing contest for K-12 students. ...

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NIDAT hosting art, writing contest

Details MASON CITY | The North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team is hosting its 10th annual art and writing contest for area K-12 students.  ...

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Iowa DNR fishing report

Details The Iowa DNR fishing report was released Thursday....

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Senior volunteer program will continue

Details MASON CITY | A senior volunteer program that assists area school districts will continue in 2015-16. ...

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Charles City students campaign to end slavery

Details Charles City students campaign to end slavery CHARLES CITY | Students at Charles City High School have launched a social media campaign in an effort to put an end to slavery around the world. ...

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FMC Early Childhood plan released

Details MASON CITY | The latest Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Early Childhood Iowa Area community plan is now available. ...

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Steckman gets committee appointments

Details Steckman gets committee appointments MASON CITY | State Rep. Sharon Steckman, D–Mason City, has been appointed to the Education, Environmental Protection, Labor, Ways and Means Rules committees for the upcoming legislative session....

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