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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 


Lake Theater gets ready to step into the digital age



Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:17


The Lake Theater has held an important place in Clear Lake’s history.  And now, thanks to a significant investment by the Sherman family, it will continue to be a source of entertainment and pride in our community.

A $100,000-plus conversion from film to digital projection is expected to be complete next week at the theater. 

“The major film companies are not mass producing 35mm films anymore; our 35mm projector is almost obsolete,” explained John Sherman, who like his brothers Bob and Tom practically grew up at the theater owned by their parents, Gene and Betty.  “Our choice was to do the digital upgrade, or not be 


Vehicle, foot chase result in arrest



Wednesday, 09 January 2013 12:16


A pair of Mason City residents were arrested after a short vehicle and foot pursuit in Clear Lake Tuesday, Jan. 1.

According to a report from the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department, an incident started at the intersection of Interstate 35 and  4th Avenue South in Clear Lake just before midnight.  It started when a deputy attempted to stop Michael Bush, 34, for driving while under suspension.  They attempted to pull 


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