Jared McNett, Quad-City Times

Jared McNett

Quad-City Times

Mason City, IA, United States

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Past articles by Jared:

Wells Enterprises, the makers of Blue Bunny Ice Cream, being acquired by Ferrero Group

After more than 100 years of business, the world-famous Blue Bunny Ice Cream brand is being acquired by another company. → Read More

Randall: An every day Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is not just about turkey and pumpkin pie. Not that those things don’t matter. → Read More

Randall: Going home

What do you do when it seems there’s nothing you can do? → Read More

Randall: True vision

What’s your earliest memory, the first thing you recall seeing and have never forgotten? → Read More

Randall: Keeping connected

Of all the emails I read today, one made me especially glad for electronic communication. → Read More

Randall: Songs 4 Mom

Memories tend to surface like starfish from the deep to remind us of things we need to know. → Read More

Randall: Seeing Danger

“Seeing Danger,” June 28, 2022 June 27, 2022 by Sharon Randall · 6 Comments My mother tried to teach me to see danger. Even the kind you can’t see until it’s too late. “You have to watch for it,” she’d say. “Pay attention and try to use the sense God gave you!” I remember an autumn when the trees were ablaze with color. “Look, Mama,” I said, “aren’t those trees just beautiful?” “If I had my… → Read More

Randall: Another Day in Paradise

The calendar in my kitchen tried to tell me it’s still spring, but I found it hard to believe. → Read More

Randall: Graduation

There’s a growing sense of excitement and great cause to celebrate this time of year. Why? One word: Graduation. → Read More

Randall: 'Tips on How to Stay Married'

Marriage is an excellent teacher on life — on how to live it and survive it and share it with someone you love. → Read More

Randall: 'Keeping Things Alive'

This may seem strange, but I need to tell somebody, and I’m trusting you to understand. → Read More

Mason City yard waste collections begins again Monday

April not only brings showers but waste. Specifically, yard waste. → Read More

Q&A with Mason City Council candidates Troy Levenhagen and Tom Thoma

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Mason City residents will head to the polls to make their voices heard on a number of subjects. → Read More

Positive test rates for COVID-19 down in 7 counties, still 100-plus positive cases for those 0-17

"The hospital continues to get hit hard," said CG Public Health Director Brian Hanft. → Read More

Road closure in Mason City for one week

Mason City motorists should steer clear of a stretch of 15th Street Southeast beginning Monday, Oct. 11. → Read More

Drive-in movie night double feature in Charles City set for Saturday

Screenings begin at about 6:45 p.m. in the Charles City High School parking lot. → Read More

Friends of Willow Creek meeting in Mason City set for Tuesday

"Folks can view the creek and give ideas on how to start." → Read More

CG Public Health announces flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Flu season is now here. → Read More

Cerro Gordo County Board recognizes 30-plus years of service from county conservation worker

Tuesday morning's meeting of the Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors ended with a celebration of sorts. → Read More

Mason City Community Theatre remembers longtime patron Dolly Hanna

Hanna passed away at the age of 87 and spent more than a decade doing work for the theatre. → Read More