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Local News

Land adjoining Central Gardens of North Iowa sold



Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:31


A Mason City developer has purchased the lot located immediately north of Central Gardens of North Iowa for $200,000.

The one-plus acre parcel was placed on the market in March 2012 at an asking price of $335,000.  

Donna Eckard, of Lake Iowa Realty, confirmed that the owners of the property, Burns & Burns Architects, of Iowa City, sold the property just before year-end.  Documents filed at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse identify the buyer as BD Development LC, with Craig B. Skott and Ronald R. 


Sukup named to Judicial Nominating Committee



Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:29


Steve Sukup, of Clear Lake, is one of eight Republicans named by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to the nonpartisan Judicial Nominating Commission, a citizen board responsible for interviewing and selecting 


District Court hands down sentences in sex abuse cases



Wednesday, 16 January 2013 12:27


Two men facing charges of sexual abuse have been sentenced in Cerro Gordo County District Court.

District Judge James Drew sentenced 24-year-old David Powell, of Mason City, to up to 10 years in prison on one count of sexual abuse in the third degree, a Class C felony.  A $1,000 fine was 


Three die in helicopter crash



Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:19


Investigation continues into cause of Mercy Med-Trans crash

Three people were killed Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, when Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa’s Air Med helicopter crashed north of Ventura.


The Mason City hospital-based helicopter crashed while en route to Emmetsburg to pick up a patient. The accident was reported to a 9-1-1 dispatcher at approximately 9 p.m.

The three people on board — a nurse, Shelly “Shell” Lair-Langenbau; a paramedic, Russell “Russ” Piehl; and a pilot with the helicopter service owned by 


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