Winter trout stocking begins Jan. 12

IDNR news release The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will release trout in seven locations this winter in areas that would not support them during warmer months. These winter stockings are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. A family friendly event is paired with most of the stockings to help…

Photos: CC hosts middle school boys track & field meet

CHARLES CITY — The Comets played host Thursday, April 13, to boys middle school track and field teams from Cedar Falls Peet, Holmes Middle, Mason City John Adams Middle School (JAMS), and New Hampton. These are photos from some of the events. Click on the photo mosaic to open a slideshow. Photos By Chris Baldus…

Rockford student among 5 killed in Mason City car crash

Remembrance service tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Mason City ROCKFORD — Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock student Sydney Nikole Alcorn, 14, is one of the five teenagers killed in an early morning car crash Monday, April 10. The Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock school district posted on its Facebook page today that North Iowa North Youth for Christ will host a…