MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors approved scheduling the first consideration of amending the ordinance regarding the use of golf carts on roads in the unincorporated areas of the county.Currently, golf carts can be operated on certain county roads only for the purpose of traveling to and from a golf course located within the county. The county’s Director of Administrative Services Tom Meyer says a group has been studying possible recommendations to amend the ordinance. “This would expand that potentially where they could drive them in certain speed zones any time of the year during daylight hours.”The supervisors unanimously approved setting their July 9th meeting for a public hearing and first reading of the amended ordinance. Three readings of the amendment are required before the changes would take effect.
CHARLES CITY — A Charles City man faces robbery and burglary charges after what authorities say was a violent attack earlier this week. Charles City police say a man was sitting in his truck at his home when a suspect showed up and confronted the victim about a missing flashlight. The suspect allegedly did not like the victim’s response, opened up the driver’s side door of the truck, started to punch the victim in the head and later choked the victim unconscious, stealing the truck keys prior to leaving the scene. 36-year-old Kristopher Viers was arrested on Tuesday and charged with first-degree burglary and third-degree robbery. He’s due in court for his initial appearance on September 20th. If convicted of both charges, Viers would face over 25 years in prison.
THIS WEEKEND= FRIDAYAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Mason City at Des Moines East — pre-game 6:30, kickoff 7:0093.9- FM KIA, 939kia.com — Newman vs. Grundy Center — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:00AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com — “This Week in College Football” Big Ten preview 6:00; “Radio Iowa Scouting Report” 6:30; Clear Lake at Forest City — pre-game 6:45, kickoff 7:30; “Iowa High School Scoreboard Show” 10:00-11:30 FOREST CITY — Clear Lake travels to Forest City for a Class 2A District 3 football contest tonight. The Lions have posted back-to-back shutouts to start district play. Coach Jared DeVries says the defense has made it a priority to step up their game through district competition.DeVries says the multi-dimensional offense the Lions have been able to play means teams have been trying to throw all sorts of different defensive schemes against them.Forest City comes in with a 2-4 overall record and are 1-1 in the district after beating Hampton-Dumont-CAL last week. You can hear the Clear Lake-Forest City game on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com starting with the pre-game at about 6:45, with kickoff slated for 7:30. = SATURDAYAM-1300 KGLO — Iowa vs. Penn State — pre-game 4:30, kickoff 6:30 — high school volleyball last nightIowa Falls-Alden 25-25-22-25, Clear Lake 18-16-25-22Belmond-Klemme 21-13-25-25-15, North Union 25-25-20-21-13Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 25-21-25-19-15, Rockford 21-25-22-25-7 MASON CITY — Newman steps outside of district play when they host 5th-ranked Grundy Center tonight. The Knights are 2-4 after being edged by Postville last week on the road. Grundy Center suffered their first loss of the season last week at home, dropping a 14-13 decision to 3rd-ranked North Tama. You can hear the Newman-Grundy Center game on 93.9 KIA The Country Moose and 939kia.com starting with the pre-game at 6:45, with kickoff slated for 7 o’clock. Class 2ASchool Record LW1 Western Christian 22-5 12 Mediapolis 30-0 53 Beckman Catholic 34-5 34 Wilton 24-2 45 Osage 27-4 26 Grundy Center 28-6 67 Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 23-6 88 Van Buren 27-4 79 Boyden-Hull 17-6 1110 Hudson 22-7 911 Central Lyon 18-5 1212 Underwood 19-5 1013 East Sac County 20-6 1314 Denver 24-13 NR15 Logan-Magnolia 16-6 NRDropped Out: West Branch (14), Cascade (15) — Week 7 football schedule from area districts= 4A District 6Mason City at Des Moines EastJohnston at IndianolaOttumwa at #9 Waukee= 3A District 3Charles City at #8 IndependenceDecorah at West DelawareWaverly-Shell Rock at Waterloo East= 2A District 3#2 Clear Lake at Forest CityIowa Falls-Alden at Hampton-Dumont-CALNew Hampton at Crestwood= 2A District 2Garner-Hayfield-Ventura at Southeast ValleyEstherville Lincoln Central at #3 AlgonaSpirit Lake at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows= 1A District 3Lake Mills at Aplington-ParkersburgOsage at North ButlerSumner-Fredericksburg at Denver= A District 3West Fork at #1 West HancockBelmond-Klemme at Graettinger-TerrilNorth Union at Bishop Garrigan= A District 4#5 Grundy Center at Newman (non-district)#2 Saint Ansgar at #7 South WinneshiekNashua-Plainfield at Central SpringsStarmont at Postville= 8-Man District 2Northwood-Kensett at JanesvilleTripoli at RockfordDunkerton at #1 Don BoscoNorth Iowa at Riceville Class 3ASchool Record LW1 Davenport Assumption 26-2 12 West Liberty 19-4 23 Tipton 26-5 34 Spirit Lake 27-4 55 Dike-New Hartford 21-9 86 New Hampton 28-2 67 Kuemper Catholic 24-3 78 Red Oak 23-5 99 Mount Vernon 22-9 1010 Des Moines Christian 19-2 1111 Union 18-9 412 Unity Christian 12-7 1213 Nevada 27-9 1314 Humboldt 22-3 1415 Sioux Center 19-8 NRDropped Out: MOC-Floyd Valley (15) DES MOINES — Mason City hits the road to face Des Moines East in Class 4A District 6 tonight. The Mohawks are 0-6 and face a 1-5 East team that has lost four straight, being outscored 165-28 in games against Des Moines Roosevelt, #7 Southeast Polk, Johnston, and #9 Waukee. You can hear the Mason City-Des Moines East game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game at about 6:30 with kickoff slated for 7 o’clock. 2019 SEVENTH Iowa High School Volleyball Rankings — Compiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic UnionClass 1ASchool Record LW1 Sidney 28-4 12 Council Bluffs St. Albert 19-8 23 Janesville 23-8 34 North Tama 18-3 45 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 19-7 66 Wapsie Valley 17-13 57 Lisbon 29-6 78 Holy Trinity Catholic 19-7 89 East Mills 17-6 1110 New London 19-8 911 Gladbrook-Reinbeck 19-6 1512 Tripoli 13-13 1013 Newell-Fonda 18-9 NR14 BCLUW 17-12 1315 Glidden-Ralston 14-4 NRDropped Out: Coon Rapids-Bayard (12), Edgewood-Colesburg (14) Class 4ASchool Record LW1 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 24-1 12 Cedar Rapids Xavier 20-5 23 Dubuque Wahlert 19-9 34 North Scott 20-4 45 West Delaware 30-3 56 Lewis Central 22-4 77 Waverly-Shell Rock 31-6 68 Marion 20-7 89 Knoxville 20-1 910 Oskaloosa 12-8 1011 Dallas Center-Grimes 24-6 1112 Gilbert 25-8 1213 Western Dubuque 10-10 NR14 Center Point-Urbana 16-13 1415 Burlington 20-2 15Dropped Out: Glenwood (13)Class 5ASchool Record LW1 Cedar Falls 27-1 12 Iowa City Liberty 22-1 23 West Des Moines Valley 31-4 34 Ankeny 28-5 45 Pleasant Valley 22-3 56 Waukee 29-9 67 Dowling Catholic 20-9 78 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 30-3 89 Ankeny Centennial 10-12 910 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 14-11 1211 Bettendorf 13-9 1312 Iowa City High 11-10 1013 Dubuque Hempstead 13-8 1414 Sioux City East 18-8 NR15 Waterloo West 19-8 15Dropped Out: Southeast Polk (11)
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DES MOINES — Iowa’s thousands of restaurants have been closed for a full month by the pandemic, with some offering only carry-out and delivery, yet an annual contest to name the state’s top breaded pork tenderloin sandwich is still on.Kelsey Sutter, spokeswoman for the Iowa Pork Producers Association, says they wrestled with the idea. “We talked about whether or not we should postpone this contest, if we should wait until later in the year when restaurants are able to open their doors again,” Sutter says. “The more we thought about it, the more we wanted to move forward and provide as much love and encouragement — via social media — that we can to restaurants across the state. We know that they’re hurting.”Sutter says they’re rewriting the contest rules this year to include all eateries, even the hundreds that may not reopen once the pandemic clears. “Whether a restaurant is open right now doing take-out or not, we want people to nominate their favorite tenderloin,” Sutter says. “Everyone remembers what they taste like. If they offer take-out, go order it, go get your favorite tenderloin to go, and then get on IowaPork.org and give them a nomination.”The deadline to submit an entry is June 6th. “We don’t need to physically start the judging until we get our top 40 which is July 1,” Sutter says, ” so we’re pretty confident and we’re hoping that restaurants will be in full swing by July 1.”The winner will be announced in mid-October during Iowa Pork Month. Last year’s winner was The Pub at the Pinicon in New Hampton.
MASON CITY — A Mason City man has been arrested after a high speed pursuit through Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says at about 9:24 Wednesday night, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a pickup near the intersection of 250th Street and Lark Avenue for a traffic violation. The driver refused to stop with the pursuit starting and going south on Lark into Franklin County with speeds reaching near 100 miles per hour. After reaching County Road C-13, the driver continued about a quarter mile south on gravel before losing control and crashing into the east ditch. The driver was located a short time later in a corn field, resisted arrest, and was taken into custody after being tased. 26-year-old Dillon Rasmussen is facing numerous charges including theft of a motor vehicle, OWI second offense, felony eluding and possession of a controlled substance.
If Zambia beats Malawi and Uganda wins today, it will be a straight battle for the title on the final day – Uganda vs Zambia.Team P W D L PTSUganda 3 3 3 3 6Zambia 3 2 0 1 4Zimbabwe 3 2 0 1 4Malawi 3 2 0 1 4Namibia 3 0 0 0 0Botswana 3 0 0 0 0 Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Uganda battles Fiji at the last World Cup. Focus is now on continental action, and victory for She Cranes today will put Uganda firmly in line for the titleTODAYUganda vs Zimbabwe 5pmZambia vs Malawi 7pmResultsDay 1Uganda 72 def Botswana 29(20-7, 42-14, 57-22, 72-29)Day 2Malawi 55 def Zimbabwe 45(17-9, 28-21, ..-.., 55-45)Uganda 69 def Nambia 31(15-11, 38-15, 56-24, 69-31)Zambia 57 def Botswana 42Day 3Uganda 66 def Malawi 43(13-11, 27-22, 48-29, 66-43)Zimbabwe 56 def Botswana 37Zambia 56 def Nambia 46Day 4Malawi 64 def Nambia 35(17-10, 35-19, 48-31, 64-35)Zimbabwe 59 def Zambia 58(19-11, 30-29, 44-45, 59-58Uganda’s She Cranes will take a firm step towards the title if they beat defending African netball champions Zimbabwe at Lugogo today.The She Cranes are the only undefeated side at the six-nation African Championships, with Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi still in the running.Uganda confirmed their title credentials with victory over the top ranked team in the competition Malawi Queens (ranked 6th in the world) by 66 to 43 baskets on Monday. Uganda is ranked 13th, Zimbabwe 16th and Zambia 15th in the world.Defeat for the Zimbabwe Gems today will put them out of the running, leaving Malawi and Zambia, who face each other today, in the running.
Kenya are hosting the CECAFA Challenge Cup as a consolation after losing the right to stage the 2018 African Nations Championships due to concerns around the uncertain political situation in the country.The CECAFA organisers hope the two-week tournament — to be played in the towns of Kisumu, Kakamega and Nakuru — might help unite Kenya after a drawn-out and divisive presidential election period.The draw for the December 3-17 event is:Group A: Kenya, Libya, Rwanda, Tanzania, ZanzibarGroup B: Uganda (holders), Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Zimbabwe.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTONairobi, Kenya | AFP | Somalia and Sudan have pulled out of next month’s CECAFA Challenge Cup in Kenya, reducing the field to only 10 teams from the central, northern and southern African zones.Organisers of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) tournament said Somalia, which has been mired in internal conflict, was having difficulty getting a team together for the December 3-17 championships.Three-time champions Sudan have asked to be left out of the competition because their national football league is still in progress.North African team Libya has been invited to take part for the first time as a guest team, alongside five-time Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA} champions, Zimbabwe.Libya have been drawn to play hosts Kenya in a tough Group A, alongside Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar.Defending champions Uganda have been drawn in the relatively easier Group B against Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe.
The French midfielder spotted compatriot Martial lurking unmarked on the edge of the Stoke area and his pass allowed the forward to place a magnificent strike into the top corner of the visitors’ net.Teenager Tymon’s only other start for Stoke was in the recent 5-0 defeat at Chelsea, part of a depressing run that has now seen the Potters gather just four points from a possible 24 — a sequence which left the Potters firmly in the relegation zone and cost Lambert’s predecessor Mark Hughes his job.Lukaku piled on the misery in the 72nd minute with some physical play in the area, controlling Martial’s pass on his chest, holding off a defender and turning to score from 15 yards.– Ireland returns –In between the two first-half goals, Stoke had some moments of hope with injury-plagued Stephen Ireland, starting a league game for the first time in 996 days, coming close twice in quick succession, placing shots wide from no more than 15 yards.Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who scored twice against United earlier this season in a 2-2 draw, also saw a goalbound shot blocked by Phil Jones.But United were back on top immediately after the restart with Butland needing to race from his line to beat Martial to another expert Pogba pass.Substitute Marcus Rashford’s clever near-post back-heel was kept out well by Butland and Stoke’s Mame Biram Diouf might have claimed a late consolation but for equally excellent goalkeeping from David De Gea.Share on: WhatsApp But this performance, and numerous missed chances, still gave Mourinho plenty of evidence he needs to add Sanchez to his squad during the January transfer window, despite cutting neighbours Manchester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League table to 12 points after their unbeaten league run was ended by Liverpool on Sunday.“Obviously we see Manchester City in front of us and they lost,” United’s Paul Pogba told Sky Sports.“They are first so we always want to catch them, so it was good that they lost, so for us we have to think about ourselves.“It’s good that they lose points but we have to go back to winning because we want to catch them again.”He added: “We’re not looking to the past. We’re just looking to the future and the next games.“We just want to catch City. We just have to focus on ourselves, keep winning and I think we will be OK.”United believe they have won the battle for the £35 million-rated Sanchez, who is out of contract with Arsenal at the end of the season, especially after City let the Gunners know on Monday that they are no longer interested in Sanchez, given his fee and salary demands. New Stoke manager Paul Lambert, appointed on the morning of this game, was watching from the stands before officially starting work on Tuesday and must have been unimpressed as United raced into an early lead through Valencia, back in the United line-up after a month out through injury.– Tymon troubles –The right-back received a pass after good work outside the area from Pogba and darted into the box, running at teenage defender Joshua Tymon, starting just the second league game of his career.Valencia was given room to advance before firing past the dive of Jack Butland from 16 yards out with a left-foot shot — something of a collector’s item.Tymon was also at fault for United’s second, after 38 minutes, losing the ball to Lukaku before he in turn pulled it back for Pogba. Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United took time off from their pursuit of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez to coast to a comfortable 3-0 victory against Stoke at Old Trafford on Monday.Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial in the first half, and Romelu Lukaku after the break, were on the scoresheet as Jose Mourinho finally beat struggling Stoke as United manager at the fourth time of asking.
FILE PHOTO: Josephine LalamKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s javelin star Josephine Lalam has won a gold medal at the 2019 Africa U-18 Youth and U-20 Junior Athletics Championships in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.Lalam, a Commonwealth Youth Games champion covered a distance of 49.72m in the U-20 women’s category to win gold.“This is very good for Lalam because it shows that as a country we are also working hard on lifting Javelin and not only the track events,” President of the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF), Domini Otuchet told URN from Abidjan.On Monday Samuel Kibet won Uganda’s first medal in the 10,000m men’s race for U-20. He recorded a time of 28:22:26 to win silver behind Kenya’s Bravin Kipkoech Kiptoo.Otuchet said Uganda’s team of 15 are using the Championship to get more international exposure for the young athletes. The Championship which has attracted all big athletics nations in Africa like Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Africa and ends today is organized under the Confederation of Africa Athletics (CAA) umbrella.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp