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13-year-old Iowa boy dies in fall in Utah state park

first_imgIVINS, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a teenage boy has died after falling inside Snow Canyon State Park in southwestern Utah.KUTV in Salt Lake City reports park officials say the incident happened Sunday afternoon.The 13-year-old, who was visiting from Iowa, was free climbing with no ropes or equipment.Park officials say he was dead at the scene.The boy, whose name has not been released, was visiting his mother and two other children.The death remains under investigation.last_img

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Mason City Salvation Army head deployed to help with flood relief efforts

first_imgMASON CITY —The head of the Mason City Salvation Army has been deployed to help with the flood relief efforts in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska.Captain Kenyon Sivels was notified on Tuesday that he’s been sent to Sioux City for a two-week deployment in the area to serve in what’s known as the “Emotional and Spiritual Care” role.  “What that means is other people, other groups, other folks inside the Salvation Army are going to be working to meet some of the physical needs, some of the displaced people getting them situated and all those type of things. I’m coming in as part of a team to make sure they are doing ok emotionally and spiritually.”Sivels says most people are focused about their or their family’s safety but will not allow their emotions of the situation to come out.  “A lot of folks will just assume that they are doing ok emotionally or just put that on the back burner and say that other things are more important. I’m not one who would say one thing is more important than another, especially when someone is dealing with this kind of situation, but I do want to check on people, because it can have an effect on people that will impact them in other ways that they may not be aware of.”Sivels says it’s the first time that he’s been deployed as part of the Salvation Army and he looks forward to the experience. “It is an honor to go to try to meet some of the needs of folks and to step in to be the hands and feet of Christ wherever we can. It is an honor. I don’t know if anyone necessarily looks forward to disaster service because of what that really means, but when there is a disaster, I and I know my teammates would say the same thing, that we’re eager to serve and meet needs however we can.”Sivels and his teammates will be providing their efforts concentrated in northeast Nebraska and western Iowa, encompassing an area roughly between Sioux City south to the Omaha metro area.last_img read more

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Mason City man injured after car collides with train

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man was taken to the hospital for treatment after a collision with a train early Monday morning. The Mason City Police Department says they were called shortly after 1:45 AM to the 500 block of 6th Southwest, where a vehicle driven by 42-year-old Matthew Bernhardt was involved in a crash with a Union Pacific train traveling northbound. Bernhardt was taken to MercyOne-North Iowa Medical Center and treated for injuries. Mason City police are still investigating the incident at this time.last_img

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Mason City School District looking to apply for membership in Northeast Iowa Conference

first_imgMASON CITY — The Mason City School Board tonight will consider a recommendation to make an application for membership in the Northeast Iowa Conference. The high school’s athletics and activities director Barry Andersen for the last few months has been looking into the possibility of the school district leaving the Central Iowa Metro League. Andersen’s recommendation to the board says moving to the Northeast Iowa Conference would cut travel costs almost in half and hopefully would equalize competition for students. Andersen in a memo to the school board says it would also help with scheduling, and that the student socio-economic profile is similar in all schools.Five of the seven members of the Northeast Iowa Conference would have to approve the application. The NEIC’s current membership includes Waverly-Shell Rock, Decorah, Charles City, Crestwood, Waukon, Oelwein and New Hampton. The Mason City School Board meets tonight at 5:30 in the administration building.last_img read more

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Friday February 14th Local Sports

first_imgMASON CITY — District wrestling tournaments take place tomorrow afternoon in all three classes, with the top two individuals at each weight heading to next week’s state tournament:== At the Class 2A meet in Algona, Osage and Emmetsbug each have eight qualifiers from last week’s sectional tournaments, while Humboldt has seven. Forest City qualified five, Clear Lake and Garner-Hayfield-Ventura each have four, while Hampton-Dumont-CAL has two.== At the 2A meet in New Hampton, Iowa Falls-Alden has the most qualifiers with 10, followed by eight each from Crestwood and Independence, while Charles City has six.== At the 1A meet in Denver, Lake Mills and the host Denver each qualified 11 wrestlers, while Nashua-Plainfield has eight. Among the other area schools, West Hancock has six, Northwood-Kensett four, Central Springs and North Butler-Clarksville each have three, West Fork two, and Rockford and St. Ansgar each have one.== At the 1A meet in Sioux Rapids, West Sioux has ten wrestlers while Clarion-Goldfield-Dows has eight. Belmond-Klemme has one wrestler there.== Mason City will wrestle at the 3A meet in Fort Dodge, where the host and third-ranked Dodgers are the favorite. They’ll be joined by LeMars, Sioux City East, Sioux City North, Sioux City West, Spencer and Storm Lake.District tournaments start at noon. We’ll have updates on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com at 1:05, 2:05, 3:05, 4:05, 4:45, as well as at halftime and after the Clear Lake girls tournament basketball game. THIS WEEKEND:== FRIDAYAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, Radio.com app — Mason City High vs. Fort Dodge — girls 6:15, boys follow MASON CITY — A few Class 1A girls tournament basketball games got played last night, but several were postponed to Saturday due to the cold weather in our area:== 1A Region 2Northwood-Kensett at Newman — postponed to Saturday at 5:00 PM (KGLO)North Iowa at AGWSR — postponed to Saturday at 7:00 PMNorth Butler 60, Valley Lutheran 11== 1A Region 3Rockford at Janesville — postponed to Saturday at 5:00 PMRiceville 50, Nashua-Plainfield 37 BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — A tough night on the road for the 21st ranked Iowa Hawkeyes last night as Indiana connected on a season high 11 three pointers and beat the Hawkeyes 89-77, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.Luka Garza had 38 points to lead the Hawkeyes who played much of the game without freshman guard C.J. Fredrick. The Big Ten’s leading three point shooter suffered an ankle injury midway through the opening half.Garza says another key was 16 Indiana offensive rebounds.Iowa drops to 17-8 overall and 8-6 in the Big Ten. They play at Minnesota on Sunday, a game that starts at noon on KGLO. CLEAR LAKE — 2A and 3A girls regional tournament play starts on Saturday:== 3A Region 2 — all 5:00 PM startsGarner-Hayfield-Ventura at Clear Lake (KRIB)Humboldt at Forest CitySpirit Lake at OkobojiAlgona at Estherville-Lincoln Central== 3A Region 3Iowa Falls-Alden at Hampton-Dumont-CAL== 2A Region 2Lake Mills at Central Springs== 2A Region 3Eagle Grove at Belmond-Klemme== 2A Region 4West Fork at Sumner-Fredricksburg == SUNDAYAM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men at Minnesota — 11:00 pre-game, 12:00 tipoff COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — It was all Maryland in a first place showdown against the 17th ranked Iowa women. Kaila Charles scored 21 points and the 10th ranked Terrapins forced 27 Hawkeye turnovers in a 93-59 win. Iowa coach Lisa BluderBluder says the Hawkeyes had too many turnovers to make it competitive.Monica Czinano led Iowa with 15 points. Mason City native Makenzie Meyer had six points, two rebounds and one assist, but also had a team-high seven turnovers. Sister Megan Meyer played the final two minutes of the game, hitting a three-pointer for her only points. The Hawkeyes fall to 11-3 in the Big Ten. == SATURDAYAM-1300 KGLO — NCAA men’s basketball — Oklahoma at Kansas — 10:45 AMAM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, Radio.com app — District wrestling tournament reports — updates at 1:05, 2:05, 3:05, 4:05, 4:45, halftime of Clear Lake basketball and after gameAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, Radio.com app — Class 1A girls regional basketball — Newman vs. Northwood-Kensett — 5:00AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, Radio.com app — Class 3A girls regional basketball — Clear Lake vs. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura — 5:00 DES MOINES — Pairings were released on Thursday for next Wednesday’s state dual wrestling tournament in Des Moines, with Osage and Lake Mills being the fourth seed in their respective classes:== Class 2A quarterfinals — 9:00 AM#4 Osage vs. #5 Davenport Assumption#1 West Delaware vs. #8 Humboldt#2 Independence vs. #7 Winterset#3 Williamsburg vs. #6 Sergeant Bluff-Luton== Class 1A quarterfinals — 9:00 AM#4 Lake Mills vs. #5 Logan-Magnolia#1 Don Bosco vs. #8 Woodbury Central#2 Lisbon vs. #7 Clarion-Goldfield-Dows#3 West Sioux vs. #6 Denver== Class 3A quarterfinals — 11:00 AM#1 Southeast Polk vs. #8 West Des Moines Valley#4 Bettendorf vs. #5 North Scott#2 Waverly-Shell Rock vs. #7 Indianola#3 Fort Dodge vs. #6 WaukeeYou can hear coverage of the Osage and Lake Mills wrestlers in the state duals on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com and via the Radio.com app throughout the day on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Fineknauer wants governor to issue ‘stay at home’ order

first_imgDUBUQUE — Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer thinks Governor Reynolds isn’t going far enough in restricting the movement of Iowans to address the coronavirus outbreak.The Democrat from Dubuque has sent a letter to the governor, asking her to issue a statewide stay at home order. “Honestly we are past the point where they should be recommendations. They need to be orders, there is a difference between a recommendation and an order. And when you have a stay at home order, that still means folks are able to perform essential services,” she says.Finkenauer says she has been talking with the governor throughout this past week — and decided to send her letter after talking with doctors from Dubuque — who have also sent a letter to the governor. “Urging the governor to do the stay at home order given what they had been seeing on the ground and why they see that they need it. It’s also something that I didn’t take lightly, but have been concerned about how serious some parts of our state may be taking it, Finkenauer says.She says the governor feels the actions the state is taking are enough to slow the spread of COVID-19. “I think that’s okay to disagree — but after (Friday) when I saw two more deaths in my district — I was not going to wait another day before I urged this publicly,” Finkenauer says. “And made sure that folks across my district and across the state knew that I believe that this is warranted.”Finkenauer says she not only represents her district — but on the federal level has to speak for the rest of the nation — as she’s concerned that the national food supply could be hurt. “If our farmers get sick and cannot plant, then there is not going to be corn that is going to be processed in our district. And then on top of that if those workers get sick and then we have other folks that are at General Mills that make cereal, if those folks get sick, what that means. And on top of that, we’ve got again, our grocery store workers who are working their tails off are stocking our shelves. We need to do everything, everything possible to protect that essential workforce,” according to Finkenauer,” according to Finkenauer.Finkenauer says she could not sit back and not say something publicly after seeing the additional deaths in her district.last_img read more

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4th of July festivities being cancelled will have economic impact on Clear Lake (AUDIO)

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — The cancellation of the 4th of July festivities and other events planned for Clear Lake this summer will have a financial impact on the community.Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Stacy Doughan says the decision not only has a financial impact on her organization but the regional economy as well.  “It’s the largest fundraiser for the Chamber. The carnival proceeds are a huge chunk of our budget, so it’s devastating to us as an organization to have to make that decision. It’s about a $10 million economic impact to the community that’s been estimated in past years. We didn’t take the decision lightly when it came to making this particular call.”Doughan encourages everyone to “shop local” in an effort to make up for some of that lost revenue coming into the community. “I would just absolutely encourage everybody who lives in this area to patron your local restaurants and to shop local at your local retailers just to help keep these businesses that are so critical to our Main Street alive.”Doughan says while many of the events that take place in City Park this summer won’t happen, she anticipates people coming to Clear Lake for other recreational opportunities. “Summer is just going to look different here in Clear Lake, but I will say I’m so grateful for that lake, because that lake will provide a great recreation opportunity for anyone who chooses to come visit here. We ask that you do it safely, and it’s a great asset for those who live here. It’s going to look different, it’s going to be more of a rec focused summer versus an event-focused summer.”Doughan made her comments during the “Ask the Mayor” program on AM-1300 KGLO earlier today. You can listen back to today’s program via the audio player below KGLO News · Ask the Mayor — May 27, 2020 — Clear Lake 4th of July/Chamber CEO Stacy Doughanlast_img read more

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HEAT ADVISORY today for listening area

first_imgEmmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Webster-Hamilton-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Boone-Story-Marshall-Tama-Dallas-Polk-Jasper-Poweshiek-Madison-Warren-Marion-Mahaska-Clarke-Lucas-Monroe-Wapello-Wayne-Appanoose-Davis-Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,Mason City, Clear Lake, Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond,Hampton, Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington,Allison, Dumont, Waverly, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Iowa Falls,Eldora, Ackley, Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg,Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Boone, Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Toledo,Traer, Dysart, Gladbrook, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines,Newton, Grinnell, Winterset, Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk,Carlisle, Pella, Knoxville, Oskaloosa, Osceola, Chariton, Albia,Ottumwa, Corydon, Seymour, Allerton, Humeston, Centerville,and Bloomfield315 AM CDT Wed Jul 8 2020…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THISEVENING…* WHAT…Heat index values from 100 to 105 expected.* WHERE…Portions of central, north-central, and eastern Iowa.* WHEN…From noon today to 8 PM CDT this evening.* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heatillnesses to occur.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay outof the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Youngchildren and pets should never be left unattended in vehiclesunder any circumstances.Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Whenpossible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning orevening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing whenpossible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the OccupationalSafety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequentrest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyoneovercome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1. ===============================Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-Clayton-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-Buffalo-Trempealeau-Jackson-La Crosse-Monroe-Juneau-Adams-Vernon-Crawford-Richland-Grant-Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Waukon,Charles City, New Hampton, Oelwein, Elkader, Wabasha,Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona, Austin, Preston, Caledonia,Alma, Arcadia, Whitehall, Black River Falls, La Crosse, Sparta,Tomah, Mauston, Friendship, Viroqua, Prairie Du Chien,Richland Center, and Platteville310 AM CDT Wed Jul 8 2020…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…* WHAT…Heat index values of 95 to 105 expected.* WHERE…Portions of central, southwest and west centralWisconsin, north central and northeast Iowa and southeastMinnesota.* WHEN…From 11 AM to 7 PM CDT Wednesday.* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heatillnesses to occur. Take necessary precautions to prevent heatillnesses.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay outof the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Youngchildren and pets should never be left unattended in vehiclesunder any circumstances.Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Whenpossible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning orevening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing whenpossible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the OccupationalSafety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequentrest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyoneovercome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.last_img read more

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26 more cases of COVID-19 in our area

first_img41-6026 MASON CITY — 26 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in our listening area.According to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website in the 24-hour period ending at 11 o’clock this morning, 10 more cases were reported in Cerro Gordo County; five more in Franklin; three each in Hancock and Wright; two in Butler; and single cases in Kossuth, Winnebago and Worth. One case previously reported in Floyd County was reidentified to another county.It brings the total number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area since the start of the pandemic to 1055 — 392 in Wright; 228 in Cerro Gordo; 103 in Franklin; 75 in Floyd; 62 in Butler; 58 in Hancock; 43 in Mitchell; 40 in Kossuth; 32 in Winnebago; and 22 in Worth. Confirmed CasesNew Cases 18-4051 Mitchell43 Floyd75-1 Positive by age groupPercentage Hancock583 (Editor’s note — We typically list the number of recovered cases in our news stories. As of 11:00 AM this morning, there appeared to be a discrepancy between Thursday’s and today’s numbers. We will try to update this story once our questions to the Iowa Department of Public Health regarding this have been answered) Kossuth401 Butler622center_img Area Total105525 0-177 Worth221 Franklin1035 61-8012 80+5 Wright3923 Cerro Gordo22810 Winnebago321last_img read more

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