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GRADUATION SUNDAY: Forest City High School Graduates 101 Seniors (UPDATED)  KIOW

Forest City High School will graduate 101 seniors today in a ceremony that begins at 2pm at the school. The class motto is “Behind you, all the memories. Before ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Forest City teen speaks about mom's death at domestic violence event (with photos, video)  Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Every year, law enforcement, local officials and North Iowans gather in Mason City to remember those who have died due to domestic violence.



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.



NATIONAL SCHOOL WALKOUT: 'They got shot for no reason': Forest City student says  Quad City Times

FOREST CITY, Iowa — Nearly 100 students walked out of class at Forest City High School and Middle School in Forest City, Iowa, Friday morning for 13 minutes ...



Football Field Damaged  KIMT 3

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



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.



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 ...



Randall: No longer seeking Christmas perfection | Features  Mason City Globe Gazette

My mother often told me to be careful what I wished for. “What you want,” she said, “isn't always what you need.” You say it's your birthday? North Iowa ...



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 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.



FC High School student scores perfect ACT | News | globegazette.com  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.



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 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 ...



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.



Forest City sets homecoming court  Globe Gazette

Homecoming kicks off this week at Forest City High School.



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.



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 ...



Forest City sets Winterfest court  Globe Gazette

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



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.



They Served with Honor: Forest City POW says Korean War was a 'crash course in humanity'  Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Jerry Abrahamson was a POW for seven months in 1953 after his plane was shot down during the Korean War.



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.



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.



National ranking of best high schools includes Charles City, Rochester, and Stewartville  KIMT 3

KIMT-TV 3 - Four high schools in North Iowa and southeastern Minnesota have made the 2018 "Best High Schools" list from U.S News and World Report.



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, ...



Radio station fires employees over racist comments about high school basketball players  CBS News

FOREST CITY, Iowa -- An Iowa radio station has fired two employees after they made racist comments about high school basketball players that aired on a ...



Forest City homecoming  Mason City Globe Gazette

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



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.



North Iowa Celebrations: Anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and more for Sept. 30  Globe Gazette

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



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 ...



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.



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.



Names & News in North Iowa business for July 1  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.



‘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.



Jones new elementary principal  Mason City Globe Gazette

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



2017 Forest City Prom Couples  Mason City Globe Gazette

Attached are 97 couples for Forest City High School Prom. They are loaded in alphabetical order, so please place them on pages in alphabetical order.



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 ...



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?



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Bookworm: 'Simple things' recalls mid-century farming  Mason City Globe Gazette

Ropes of diamonds and gold are not for you. A fancy car has no place in your garage, your home isn't TV-worthy, and you're happy with uncomplicated meals, ...



NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Iowa's Archery Deer Season Begins Oct. 1st  KIOW

An estimated 60,000 hunters will be heading to the timber in the next few weeks as Iowa's archery deer season gets underway Oct. 1. Forest wildlife research ...



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.



Names & News in North Iowa business for Oct. 21  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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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's Sougstad graduates to coach  Mason City Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Emma Sougstad walks into Jitters Coffee Bar in Mason City wearing white and grey Nike shoes, black leggings and a thin blue athletic shirt.



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.



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."



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 High stages ‘Music Man’  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY — The story is familiar but it's always worth telling again, said Scott Bertlesen, a co-director of Forest City High School's performance of “The ...



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.



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.



‘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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Honoring those who served: Veterans Day observances planned in North Iowa  Globe Gazette

Area communities will be commemorating Veterans Day with ceremonies planned for Sunday, Nov. 11 and the observed holiday Monday, Nov. 12.



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.



Holland Contracting celebrates 50th anniversary  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY - Chuck Holland started what today is known as Holland Contracting Corporation in a single stall garage with one other employee in 1964.



Howard D. Johnson  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | Howard D. Johnson, 85, formerly of Forest City, died peacefully last Saturday night with family by his side. He was living in a care center in ...



Baylor advocates for new mission  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY - The man who changed ACT and SAT scores for thousands of high school students wants to help change the view of college in Forest City ...



Drum and Bugle Corps competition returning to North Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY | North Iowa's Festival of Brass returns to Forest City on Saturday, Aug. 1.



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.



Neurosurgery of North Iowa welcomes new physician  Mason City Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Jacob Brekken, PA-C has joined the medical team of Neurosurgery of North Iowa.



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 ...



Love of horses leads to business  Mason City Globe Gazette

JOICE — A love of horses led the Hansens to start a training business.



Danny Kaye Buckley "Pa", formerly of Forest City  Mason City Globe Gazette

Danny Kaye Buckley 'Pa'. Danny Kaye Buckley “Pa”, 71, born Nov. 1, 1944, in Forest City, Iowa passed suddenly Feb. 4, 2016. Graduated from Forest City High ...



Drum, bugle corps perform in F.C.  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY - They had a hard time deciding which band was their favorite as they walked toward their car Saturday night.



Shafer, Bowman crowned North Iowa Band Festival king and queen  Mason City Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Rylee Bowman and Jacob Shafer were crowned as North Iowa Band Festival Queen and King Saturday afternoon.



Eva Olson  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY - Eva Keel Amelsberg Olson, age 89, died peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 8, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Center, and is now rejoicing in heaven ...



Mental Health Issues Growing Among Iowa High School Students  IowaWatch.org

Facing intense academic demands and ever-present peer comparisons through social media, an increasing number of Iowa high school students grapple with ...



Melby trains with Blue Stars  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY - Spring training as a Blue Star often requires 12-hour days of practice and repetition, no matter what the weather or conditions and a demand for ...



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.



Racism alive and well in Alabama, small-town Iowa  Boone News-Republican

Racism is alive and well all across America.Iowa, for the most part, has escaped racial scrutiny. Rarely has Iowa been in the national spotlight when it comes to ...



Cheering them on  Mason City Globe Gazette

FOREST CITY - There wasn't a game going on, but cheers of F-C-H-S could still be heard.



Guebert: Sometimes you get what you vote for  Mason City Globe Gazette

Farmers and ranchers spent most of last month hoping the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recent crop estimates would be proven wrong and President Donald ...



Randall: Wedding then marriage, a labor of love  Mason City Globe Gazette

Weddings are a lot of work, even for a mother of the groom.



Sophomore QB Jaylen DeVries thriving at Clear Lake with father as coach  Globe Gazette

CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake sophomore Jaylen DeVries may have a better handle on pressure than anyone else his age.



Speech team earns 17 Division 1 ratings  Mason City Globe Gazette

The Forest City High School Large Group Speech Teams competed at the District Large Group Speech Contest on Saturday, Jan. 19 in Garner.



FC Prom Couples 2015  Mason City Globe Gazette

Attached are 84 couples for Forest City High School Prom. They are loaded in alphabetical order so place them on pages in alphabetical order. These are black ...



Mercy Cancer Center welcomes new physician  Mason City Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Sanggyu Bae, M.D., board certified in internal medicine, has recently joined the Mercy Cancer Center.



Veterans Days events planned in North Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

Wednesday is Veterans Day and many North Iowa communities will hold observances. They include:



Facelift underway at the Fertile cafe  Globe Gazette

FERTILE | Fertile has been without any downtown dining options in recent years, but two North Iowa cousins hope to change that by turning the former ...



Griffin D. Shaw  Mason City Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Griffin D. Shaw, 18, of Mason City, formerly of Forest City, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at his home.



Indian boys dominate TIC track meet  Mason City Globe Gazette

ARMSTRONG — Placing two team members in 10 out of 12 individual events May 3 at the first-ever Top Of Iowa Western Division Track Meet, the Forest City ...



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