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North Iowa Celebrations: Anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and more for March 17  Globe Gazette

Visit globegazette.com/extras/celebrations for online forms to submit your Celebration items. Deadline for Sunday publication is 5 p.m. Monday.



High School girls basketball: Erpelding reflects on journey from Garner-Hayfield-Ventura to Forest City  Mason City Globe Gazette

For Matt Erpelding, Friday's victory was sweeter than the bag of licorice behind Forest City's bench.



Little Indians have new coaches, soon to have home of their own  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | The Forest City Little Indians Wrestling Club has new coaches this year and soon will have a space of its own.



FCHS Vocal Music Dept. Spotlight Concert  KIOW

Forest City High School Vocal Music Department Spotlight Concert: Broadway Under the Stars. Date: Friday, February 15th, 2019. Times: Pre-Show Dinner ...



Forest City speech earns 13 Division I ratings at districts  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | The following groups from Forest City High School received Division I ratings at the District Large Group Speech Contest on Jan. 19 in Hampton ...



Forest City-based Tree Town founder files bankruptcy, claims $8 million in debt  Globe Gazette

One of the founders of the Tree Town Music Festival, who's had several lawsuits filed against him, has filed for bankruptcy, the latest in a string of legal battles ...



Football field floats after heavy rains in Forest City  KCCI Des Moines

The football field at Waldorf University in Forest City is now a waterbed. Forest City High School coaches tweeted this video Sunday, saying "This is what 8 ...



After late mom's experience with domestic abuse, Forest City teen hopes to help others  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Forest City High School freshman Alexandria Brahm is turning her grief over the loss of her mother into action.



Thanks for the giving: Forest City family uses orchard to help others  Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Floyd and Rene Book's family are known around Forest City for their giving. Rene has invited people to her home when they had nowhere else ...



FC High School student scores perfect ACT  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Calvin Aberg, son of Brent and Robin Aberg and a junior at Forest City High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.



Lawsuit: Founders of Forest City's Tree Town stole $275K in ticket revenue from Florida festival  Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Officials from a Florida country music festival allege two founders of Forest City's Tree Town Music Festival stole $275000 revenue from online ...



Founders of Forest City's Tree Town sued for $1.7M over Blake Shelton concert, other events  Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | A Tennessee company is seeking more than $1.7 million in damages in a fraud and civil conspiracy lawsuit against the co-founders of Forest ...



Grand Slam: Forest City native bags blonde, cinnamon, chocolate, black bears with bow (with photos)  Globe Gazette

A former Forest City resident has made history by bagging all four of the major color phases of black bears with archery equipment.



Tree Town founders claim Nashville company forced them out of Forest City music festival  Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Two of the founders of the Tree Town Music Festival claim officials with a Nashville company lied to get them expelled from the group that ...



Forest City High School Alumni Basketball Tournament | Forest City Summit  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — The 31st annual Forest City Alumni Basketball Tournament came to a close on Su… Photos: Sunday at Tree Town ...



New Forest City nonprofit to assist families of those who died serving their country  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | A group of area residents is teaming with the Tree Town Music Festival to support families of those who lost their lives during *service* in the ...



Bar and grill to open in downtown Forest City  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Ay Jalisco Family Mexican Restaurant has purchased the vacant building space next to it with plans to open a bar and grill on the first floor.



Football Field Damaged  KIMT 3

Flood water has created wrinkles and other damage to the turf in Forest City.



Students get hands-on experience in engineering and mechanics  KIMT 3

FOREST CITY, Iowa – Students in Winnebago County now have the opportunity to get some experience as lawnmower mechanics and engineers through a ...



Forest City man identified as victim in construction accident  Fort Dodge Messenger

The man who was killed in a construction accident at CJ Bio America last week has been identified by the funeral home handling the arrangements. Shannon G.



Track and field: Forest City boys start season on a tear  Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — There's not much these days that the Forest City boys track and field team has to hang its head about.



Forest City bowlers 'fun to watch'  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — Forest City High School's boys and girls bowling teams are whooping it up and having a raucous good time during practice at the Super Bowl.



Husband and wife both have new businesses in Forest City area  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | A husband and wife have each opened a new business in the Forest City area over the past few years.



AFS Fun Night in Forest City  KIOW

The Annual AFS Fun Night will be held Friday, March 9 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Forest City High School Cafeteria & Gym. Food Court with Carnival Food.



Rodney L. Jensen (1927-2019)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — Rodney L. Jensen, 91, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, Jan. 11, at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls.



Forest City teacher who made racist comments 'sets horrendous, dangerous example for students', emails say  Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Forest City Superintendent Darwin Lehmann received a number of emails from parents, former students, residents and others after KIOW ...



‘How do you thank somebody for that?’: Mason City man donates kidney to mother-in-law  Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Jon Prebeck's parents raised him to help others at whatever length necessary.



Arrests made in FC drug, child endangerment case  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Three people allegedly at a drug gathering in a Forest City apartment where two children under 3 were present have been arrested.



Mr. B takes a bow after 35 musicals at Forest City High School  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | In Scott Bertelsen's musicals there were no small parts and definitely no small actors.



Eagle Scout project on display at Forest City park  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Billy McCloskey can see his recently-completed Eagle Scout project every time he leaves his house.



Forest City students to study abroad this summer  Mason City Globe Gazette

Six Forest City High School students will be able to experience life abroad this summer. This is made possible by funding support raised by the local AFS ...



Forest City students honored at academic banquet  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — Forest City High School students were honored at an academic banquet on March 30. This was the eighth annual academic banquet ...



A fresh look: New Forest City A&W owners make building updates  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — He went from working in the Forest City A&W to owning it.



Forest City man qualifies for Spartan, OCR world championships  Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Running in the mud and carrying a sand bag on your shoulders while going up and down a ski hill might not be everyone's idea of a.



These North Iowans are getting hitched (or already did): Weddings and engagements in 2018  Globe Gazette

Visit globegazette.com/extras/celebrations for online forms to submit your Celebration items. Deadline for Sunday publication is 5 p.m. Monday.



Forest City selects homecoming court  Globe Gazette

Homecoming kicks off this week at Forest City High School.



Names & News in North Iowa business: Hired and promoted in 2018  Mason City Globe Gazette

Thomas Anderson was named LPN/Lead at Country Meadow Place in Mason City. Anderson worked with Country Meadow Place in the past as a resident ...



Ramsey: You need actions, not words  Mason City Globe Gazette

Dear Dave,. My husband and I have about $20,000 in credit card debt, plus payments on a new truck. We also have a camper he bought before we got married ...



Mason City walkout to protest gun violence takes on assembly feel  Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Mason City High School students joined a national movement Friday in a short, school-supported walkout followed by a discussion panel of adult ...



80th Annual North Iowa Band Festival Winners  KIMT 3

For the first time in recent history, the North Iowa Band Festival parade marched through Mason City without the threat of rain.



Yesteryears  Mason City Globe Gazette

90 years ago. March 10, 1927. With every Legion post in the county represented at the meeting called by the Forest City post at Hawkes dining hall March 9 ...



Exchange students enjoy Forest City  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | AFS Foreign Exchange students Luca Ponti and Daniela Dymke traveled to the United States with aspirations of improving their English.



2017 Forest City Prom- For B5  Mason City Globe Gazette

NOTE -. Use leftover prom couple photos 1st. Then, like Osage's prom page, you can put a line between the couple photos and fill in the rest with the attached ...



Photos: North Iowa Band Festival Royalty 2018 | Local Entertainment | globegazette.com  Globe Gazette

Here are the 2018 North Iowa Band Festival high school royalty candidates.



Forest City homecoming  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY - Homecoming festivities happened last week at Forest City High School.



NIACC sports: Looking back at the NIACC-Waldorf rivalry  Mason City Globe Gazette

When you begin to discuss the great college rivalries, several come to mind.



How a northwest Iowa couple tackled $101,000 in student loan debt  Mason City Globe Gazette

SIOUX CITY -- When Shelby and Austin Pierce got married in June 2014, their combined student loan debt totaled roughly $101000.



Forest City sets Winterfest court  Globe Gazette

Forest City High School students have chosen the 2016 Winterfest king and queen candidates.



Out of school  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY – When Steve Olson and Tom Blomme started teaching in Forest City Schools, Blomme recalled 16 other teachers started with them.



North Iowa man pleads guilty to kidnapping  Mason City Globe Gazette

CRYSTAL LAKE | A Crystal Lake man accused of confining a woman against her will and seriously injuring her has pleaded guilty to felony third-degree ...



Weather cancellations mean later dismissal dates for some North Iowa schools  Mason City Globe Gazette

A number of North Iowa schools are looking at later end-of-year dismissals due to the number of snow days this winter.



FCHS Class of 1980 reunion  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY - The Forest City High School Class of 1980 celebrated its 35th class reunion Saturday, July 18, at the Forest City Country Club. The day began ...



Names & News in North Iowa business for Oct. 14  Globe Gazette

Do you have business news to brag about? Email the Globe Gazette at news@globegazette.com by 5 p.m. Tuesday for upcoming Sunday publication.



Forest City High School large group state speech results  Mason City Globe Gazette

Some of the students who participated in the state large group speech contest, front row, from left: Brennan Friesenborg, Corey Behrens, Cheyanne Chapin, ...



Forest City teen identified as victim in ATV accident  Radio Iowa

The name of the teenager is being released who died in a weekend all-terrain vehicle accident near Forest City. Family members are on record identifying the ...



Forest City fireworks store first to open in Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — Tim Petersen can say his store was the first.



Longtime Forest City High School play director moves to the audience  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — For the first time in 30 years, Forest City teacher Scott Bertelsen will not be directing the spring play.



Racist comments caught on streaming service results in firing of two Forest City radio station employees (with video)  Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Two KIOW Radio employees have been fired for making racist comments during a Forest City boys basketball game last week.



North Iowa Lumber opens Forest City store  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — A new lumber store in a familiar location.



Jones new elementary principal  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY - The Forest City Elementary School has a new principal.



A challenge off the court | Forest City Summit | globegazette.com  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY – Dusty Meyn will never forget the first three days of girls basketball practice this season.



Names & News in North Iowa business for Nov. 4  Globe Gazette

Do you have business news to brag about? Email the Globe Gazette at news@globegazette.com by 5 p.m. Tuesday for upcoming Sunday publication.



Randall: A place to call home  Mason City Globe Gazette

What does the word “home” mean to you? My mother's parents lived on the main street of a small town in North Carolina. My dad's parents lived on a farm in the ...



Mercy Family Clinic – Forest City welcomes Jessica Koppen, ARNP  Mason City Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Jessica Koppen, ARNP has joined the medical team of Mercy Family Clinic – Forest City.



Brother of former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad dies  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | The brother of the longest serving governor in U.S. history died earlier this week.



Forest City High School crowns homecoming royalty  Mason City Globe Gazette

Tyler Doss and Rachel Koch were crowned homecoming king and queen Friday at Forest City High School. Check out the related video on our website for ...



Michael (Mike) J. Harms, Forest City  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — Michael (Mike) J. Harms, 69, left this world peacefully surrounded by his loving family, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, after a very brief but mighty ...



Forest City High to present 'Shrek the Musical'  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Director Scott Bertelsen was looking for a change when "Shrek the Musical" was selected as the musical for this fall at Forest City High School.



Ramsey: Retirement or debt?  Mason City Globe Gazette

Dear Dave,. Do you think I should lower the amount I'm contributing to my 401(k) so I can pay off my house and my truck? Jamie ...



Forest City teen continues her recovery after stroke  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — Quincey Vaagensmith has battled through tough moments while running track and cross country at Forest City High School, but nothing could ...



American Dream: Britt business owner becomes U.S. citizen  Mason City Globe Gazette

BRITT | Sophia Martinez came to the United States from Mexico when she was 17.



Names & News in North Iowa business for Oct. 7  Globe Gazette

Do you have business news to brag about? Email the Globe Gazette at news@globegazette.com by 5 p.m. Tuesday for upcoming Sunday publication.



Forest City High School to present 'Hello, Dolly'  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | It's time to say "Hello, Dolly!" as Forest City High School presents the famed musical Nov. 7-9.



‘Never thought I’d be an old-timer:’ Longtime West Hancock ag teacher retires  Mason City Globe Gazette

BRITT | When Paul Hauge became the ag education teacher at Britt High School, he had no plans of staying more than a couple years.



Lake Mills veteran receiving Vietnam medals 50 years later honored by Branstad (with photos)  Globe Gazette

LAKE MILLS | David Groe of Lake Mills initially thought Friday's ceremony recognizing his *service* during the Vietnam War would be a low-key affair.



Seniors receive scholarships  Mason City Globe Gazette

This is a list of scholarships and recipients from the Forest City Education Foundation's scholarship night May 16. Look for photos of all of the award winners on ...



Randall: Comforting a friend in loss  Mason City Globe Gazette

What do you say to someone who's just lost the love of their life? How do you offer hope when all they see is despair?



Lake Mills veteran to receive Vietnam medals  Mason City Globe Gazette

LAKE MILLS | David Groe of Lake Mills will finally receive his medals from the Vietnam War Friday.



Curry Pleads Guiilty to Possession Charges  KIOW

Marcus Allan Curry of Forest City, pled guilty to “Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance (Marijuana) with Intent to Deliver,” a class D felony, stemming ...



New Life appropriate tag for donor pro/minister  Sioux City Journal

SIOUX CITY | One year ago, John Jorgensen began working full-time for the Iowa Donor Network, helping to bring new life, as it were, to patients awaiting organ ...



Forest City native Dean Borg set to retire from weekly broadcast after 40-plus years  Mason City Globe Gazette

Veteran journalist Dean Borg, the longest-serving program host in Iowa Public Television history, will retire from the weekly program "Iowa Press" in early 2017.



Forest City native earns unique internship at the International Wolf Center  Mason City Globe Gazette

ELY MINN. — When she started college, Madeline Aberg was certain about her career path. She'd study at Gustavus Adolphus College and would end up being ...



Forest City earns second place in Algona field competition  Mason City Globe Gazette

The Forest City High School Marching Band competed during the Algona Band Day Festival on Oct. 1.



20 year tradition  Mason City Globe Gazette

For 20 years fourth- and fifth-grade students at Forest City Elementary School have participated in the Little Indian Relays.



Year in Review: April through June  Globe Gazette

April 6, 2016. The Hanson Foundation will commit $4.4 million over four years to a proposed $9.3 million fine arts facility in Forest City. The proposed fine arts ...



Kampman encourages students at academic banquet  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — Rob Kampman had just finished a career playing professional basketball in Australia. The job took him all over the world. But when it ended, ...



Forest City band extends streak  Globe Gazette

Forest City High School's Marching Band earned a Division I rating for the 36th consecutive year at the Iowa State Marching Band competition Saturday in Fort ...



Dodger wrestling preview  Fort Dodge Messenger

DODGER LINEUP: 106 — Lane Cowell, so., (16-6); 113 — Drake Ayala, so., (22-0); 120 — Carson Taylor, jr., (19-4); 126 — Brooks Cowell, jr., (17-8); 132 ...



North Iowa Band Festival returns to Mason City for 80th year (with photos)  Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Downtown Mason City will likely draw thousands this weekend for the North Iowa Band Festival, a longtime music tradition that showcases local ...



Cold can’t keep faithful from Beaver Creek service  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — Visitors at Beaver Creek Lutheran Church huddled close during Sunday's annual Christmas worship *service*, holding candles and singing ...



Waldorf College already brainstorming ideas for proposed fine arts center  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — The new fine arts center isn't built yet but Waldorf College theater professor Bob AuFrance has an idea for a production on the new stage.



Family affair at Tree Town  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — Bobby Miller sat back in his lawn chair with a smile on his face. He was surrounded by many of his family members on the campground at.



Hepperly to run for Winnebago County Sheriff  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Longtime Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Hepperly is running for sheriff of Winnebago County.



The Price is Right for Forest City native  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY - "Todd Thorson, come on down. You're the next contestant on the Price is Right."



'How love prevails': North Iowa community grants man's last wish, marries longtime girlfriend  Globe Gazette

ALGONA | A North Iowa man received his dying wish at Kossuth Regional Health Center – to marry his girlfriend of more than 30 years.



Bob D. Holland  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Bob D. Holland 82, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society after a long battle with Alzheimer's.



Festival of Brass returns to Forest City  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — The North Iowa's Festival of Brass 2016 will return Forest City at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, under the lights of the Forest City High School stadium.



Murray: About time for geegaws, doodads  Mason City Globe Gazette

What do you call special trinkets or small decorations that sit on your mantel, your coffee table, bookcases or other flat areas in your house? My husband calls ...



Diversity is survival: Eagle Grove, Belmond-Klemme proud of growing Hispanic communities  Globe Gazette

According to Eagle Grove Community Schools Superintendent Jess Toliver, a growing, diverse population is a blessing.



Waldorf to play NAIA hockey in 2017-18  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — Waldorf University's hockey team and five other member universities are taking steps to bring the sport back to the National Association of ...



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