G8 Development puts in competitive bid for River City Renaissance hotel project (AUDIO & VIDEO)

View last night’s council meeting by clicking on this story MASON CITY — The hotel portion of the River City Renaissance project downtown project took another turn on Tuesday when the city More »

DHS: Some Medicaid patients unable to switch coverage

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Some patients in Iowa’s privatized Medicaid program will be unable to switch into one of two remaining insurance companies as originally announced because the company doesn’t have More »

Reversal: Dix to release internal report, brings in volunteer HR advisor

DES MOINES — The Iowa Senate’s Republican leader is changing course, announcing this morning he — by the end of the week — release a report on the internal investigation into alleged More »

Trial date set for Mason City man charged with murder

MASON CITY — The trial date has formally been set for a Mason City man charged with murder last year. 61-year-old Larry Whaley is accused of using a handgun to shoot 19-year-old More »

Mason City council to discuss Gatehouse agreement tonight

MASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City tonight will consider a final development agreement between the city and Gatehouse Mason City LLC on the construction of a hotel in the More »

Clear Lake council approves measure to determine city administrator’s salary on performance

CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake City Council last night approved an agreement with City Administrator Scott Flory establishing and authorizing additional supplemental benefits for the position. Mayor Nelson Crabb says Flory’s More »

Trial date set for mother of infant found dead in swing at family home

ALTA VISTA — The trial date has been set for the mother of a four-month-old boy whose maggot-infested body was found in a swing in his family’s home in Alta Vista. 20-year-old More »

G8 Development puts in competitive bid for River City Renaissance hotel project (AUDIO & VIDEO)

View last night’s council meeting by clicking on this story

MASON CITY — The hotel portion of the River City Renaissance project downtown project took another turn on Tuesday when the city received a competitive bid for the project.

The City Council last night was ready to approve a development agreement with Gatehouse Mason City LLC, but since Gatehouse made changes to the original proposal, the city was obligated by state law to put the project up for competitive bidding.

Minutes before Tuesday’s noon deadline, G8 Development of San Diego submitted a bid. That’s the company that proposed to place a hotel next to City Hall last year but defaulted because it missed deadlines numerous times for starting construction.

DHS: Some Medicaid patients unable to switch coverage

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Some patients in Iowa’s privatized Medicaid program will be unable to switch into one of two remaining insurance companies as originally announced because the company doesn’t have the capacity to add more people.

The Iowa Department of Human Services says in a press release Tuesday that Amerigroup will continue to serve people currently enrolled in its coverage but not additional patients.

Mason City youth leadership group putting together care packages for soldiers overseas

MASON CITY — The Mason City Youth Investing Energy in Leadership Development Group on Tuesday put together 35 care packages to be sent to Iowa men and women who are currently serving in Afghanistan.

Abbigail Brosdahl is a junior at Mason City High School whose dad is retired from the Air Force. Brosdahl says she’s proud of her fellow students sending care packages like her family used to send to her dad when he was serving our country.

 

Brosdahl says they got of list of suggested items from the Iowa National Guard on what to put into the care packages. She says a lot of those items were ones that servicemen and women missed the most.

Turkeys from farm near Wayland pardoned by the governor

DES MOINES — Two turkeys raised near the Henry County town of Wayland in southeast Iowa were pardoned Tuesday in the annual ceremony at the Terrace Hill governor’s residence in Des Moines.

The two tom turkeys named Spuds and Gravy gobbled right on cue as Governor Kim Reynolds prepared to set them free. Those in attendance laughed when the turkeys interrupted the governor and she replied, “It’s all about them, they’re thankful.”

Reversal: Dix to release internal report, brings in volunteer HR advisor

DES MOINES — The Iowa Senate’s Republican leader is changing course, announcing this morning he — by the end of the week — release a report on the internal investigation into alleged sexual harassment of the employees he supervises.

Senate GOP Leader Bill Dix also has dropped plans to pay an “outside organization” for advice on human resources issues. A former lawmaker who once led the HR department of the state’s largest insurance company has volunteered to offer Dix her counsel for free.

Trial date set for Mason City man charged with murder

MASON CITY — The trial date has formally been set for a Mason City man charged with murder last year.

61-year-old Larry Whaley is accused of using a handgun to shoot 19-year-old Samantha Teeter in the head during an incident in an apartment complex at 116 17th Southeast shortly before 4 o’clock on the morning of December 2nd of last year.

Hancock County kidnapping trial delayed

CRYSTAL LAKE — A Crystal Lake man’s kidnapping trial scheduled to start in two weeks has been pushed back to next year.

27-year-old Christopher Moore is accused of confining a woman against her will and seriously injuring her. A criminal complaint states that a witness told a deputy she saw Moore throw the woman around and hit her numerous times in the front yard of the home after hearing the woman yelling for help.

Osage man who threatened to kill wife gets probation

OSAGE — An Osage man charged with threatening to kill his wife has received a deferred judgment and probation.

25-year-old Bryce Zahradnik was charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon. Osage police say they were called at about 12:30 on the morning of July 10th to a reported domestic disturbance after a female caller said her husband was beating down the back door and threatening to kill her with a gun.

Boone man to plead guilty in Floyd County child endangerment case

CHARLES CITY — A Boone man charged with child endangerment in Floyd County is planning to plead guilty in the case.

Authorities say 18-year-old Nathan Jacobson was taking care of a two-month-old baby on October 17th of last year when the infant suffered multiple bruises on the face and head, subdural bleeding, retinal bleeding and an altered mental state.

Iowa’s senators call for ‘robust’ report on ag impact if NAFTA is changed

NEW HARTFORD — Iowa’s two U-S senators are calling on the nation’s commerce secretary to create a detailed report on how any changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement would impact the country’s farmers and ranchers.

Republicans Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst co-signed the letter with 15 other senators from both parties. Grassley says they’re asking Secretary Wilbur Ross to conduct a “robust economic analysis” before changes are made to NAFTA.

Salvation Army bell ringing campaign underway

MASON CITY — Bell ringers have been manning kettles for about a dozen days for the Mason City Salvation Army’s Christmas fundraising campaign, but more bell ringers are needed.

Lt. Kenyon Sivels says a kettle that is manned always produces better than one without someone at it. He says once in a while he’ll watch someone’s interaction with people at a bucket location, and then find somewhere where there’s not someone at the bucket.

Mason City council to discuss Gatehouse agreement tonight

MASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City tonight will consider a final development agreement between the city and Gatehouse Mason City LLC on the construction of a hotel in the southeastern part of the Southbridge Mall main parking lot.

Plans are for Gatehouse to construct a 106-room hotel and connect it via a skywalk to Music Man Square, which will be remodeled into a conference center with the museum portion of Music Man Square being moved to a new building next to the hotel.

Clear Lake council approves measure to determine city administrator’s salary on performance

CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake City Council last night approved an agreement with City Administrator Scott Flory establishing and authorizing additional supplemental benefits for the position. Mayor Nelson Crabb says Flory’s base salary should be based on the performance of all the work he does overseeing the management of the city.

Trial date set for mother of infant found dead in swing at family home

ALTA VISTA — The trial date has been set for the mother of a four-month-old boy whose maggot-infested body was found in a swing in his family’s home in Alta Vista.

20-year-old Cheyanne Harris and 28-year-old Zachary Koehn have both pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and child endangerment in the death of their son Sterling.

Three sections of the state have lots of corn remaining to harvest

DES MOINES — The harvest of soybeans in the state is pretty well done, while work remains when it comes to corn.

The U.S.D.A. crop report released Monday shows most of the beans are in the bin — while 92% of the corn has been gleaned from the fields. The report says the northeast, southwest and south-central sections of Iowa continue to lag behind in the corn harvest — with 15% of the corn still remaining to be harvested in those areas.

Reynolds wouldn’t say ‘no’ to a Trump assist on 2018 campaign trail

DES MOINES — Some of the nation’s Republican governors told New York Times reporters last week that they’re concerned about campaigning alongside President Trump next year.

Today, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds told Radio Iowa and Cedar Rapids Gazette reporters she’s not ready to talk about how Trump might assist her 2018 reelection bid.

Governor Reynolds encountered anti-ethanol protesters in Texas

DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds says she was greeted by protesters during her trip to Texas last week.

Reynolds announced before she left for the Republican Governors Association gathering in Austin that she’d wear a “Free Bill” t-shirt — to highlight how Texas Senator Ted Cruz has blocked a vote on Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey’s nomination for a job in the U.S.D.A.

“I was the only governor that had protesters,” she says.

Unions seek changes for next round of recertification votes

DES MOINES — Labor groups are asking state officials to make changes in the voting process in union “recertification” votes.

Iowa’s new collective bargaining law requires a vote before each round of contract talks, to see if government workers want to be represented by a union. Thousands of government workers in Iowa participated in recertification votes this September and October.

Danny Homan, president of AFSCME Council 61, says the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board needs to make changes before the next voting round, which stretches over a 10-day period.

Five first responders receive Sullivan Awards of Valor

DES MOINES — Four firefighters from Marion and an Iowa State Patrol trooper were honored at the state capitol Monday for rescue efforts that their supervisors describe as “heroic.”

Marion Fire Chief Deb Krebill said her fire fighters dove in to rescue a trucker who’d veered off Highway 151. The rig ended up partially submerged in a pond.

“It’s very seldome that firefighters and police officers get the recognition that they so deserve and the effort they put into the rescue was phenomenal,” she said.

DOT finds little interest in corporate sponsorships for state rest stops

DES MOINES — Corporate sponsorships are the norm now for sports stadiums and arenas, but the Iowa Department of Transportation says there’s been very little interest in them for state highway rest areas.

The director of the DOT’s Highway Division, Mitch Dillavou, told the Transportation Commission last week that they tried to get sponsorships after a federal rule change.

“Four or five years ago we were given permission by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) to have a sponsorship program at our rest areas…which allowed people to pay for sponsorships and get their name on the sign.

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