Latest Mason City News

Authorities say missing Iowa woman found in wrecked car

Dec. 24, 2021 10:27 AM EST

EAGLE GROVE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a woman found dead inside a wrecked car in northern Iowa. The Globe Gazette in Mason City reports that 42-year-old Tonya Collins had been missing since last week. The Wright County sheriff's office said she was found...

Iowa expected to spend more than $9M for nursing help

Dec. 23, 2021 18:16 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa anticipates spending $9.2 million to shore up health care staffing at strained hospitals amid the latest COVID-19 surge. The Des Moines Register reports that 100 out-of-state nurses and respiratory therapists began arriving in Iowa earlier this month....

Mason City School Board firm in dropping Mohawk nickname

Dec. 22, 2021 09:42 AM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa school board has upheld the decision to drop the “Mohawk” name and mascot, despite some pushback from the community. In November, the Mason City School Board voted to end use of the Mohawk nickname after the Meskwaki Nation in Iowa and the St....

Snow, high winds expected Friday in parts of Nebraska, Iowa

Dec. 09, 2021 15:40 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A snow storm is expected sweep parts of northern Nebraska and Iowa and could drop more than half-a-foot of snow in some places heading into the weekend. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Friday into early Saturday for much of...

Tuesday's Scores

Nov. 24, 2021 00:57 AM EST

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= ADM, Adel 50, Van Meter 31 AGWSR, Ackley 40, Hudson 34 Alta-Aurelia 46, South O'Brien, Paullina 36 Ankeny Centennial 44, Des Moines, North 30 BCLUW, Conrad 46,...

Mason City school district drops 'Mohawk' mascot, name

Nov. 16, 2021 13:32 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Mason City schools will drop the mascot “Mohawks” in favor of a brand that doesn’t exploit Native American tribal symbols and imagery. The Mason City Board of Education voted Monday to retire the “Mohawk” name and mascot and begin the...