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Past articles by Meredith:

Fun in the sun at Mason City day care Olympics

MASON CITY — As the crowd cheered, Hailie Teepe bolted past 10 colorful round hurdles and dove into the grass at the finish line. → Read More

Greene Parkinson’s patient turns to stem cells

MASON CITY — In the three years since Shirley Smith received her Parkinson's disease diagnosis, she has gradually given up painting and traveling. → Read More

Lawsuit alleges woman injured by speaker at air show

MASON CITY — An Osage couple is suing the Mason City Municipal Airport, alleging a falling speaker injured the woman during an air show last summer. → Read More

Origins of Wall Drug sign in rural Dows remain a mystery

DOWS — On County Road 47, between signs pointing to a former Iowa Welcome Center, stands another marking a South Dakota tourist institution — Wall Drug. → Read More

Cerro Gordo Drug Court celebrates second graduate

MASON CITY — The threat of losing her daughters forced Bridget Stitt to confront her meth addiction. → Read More

Young filmmaker wants to be taken seriously

MASON CITY — Something clicked for Jenna Lovik when she first got behind the camera. → Read More

Alliant meets with Franklin County officials on $1 billion wind farm expansion

HAMPTON — Alliant Energy officials offered new details on a proposed wind farm expansion south of Hampton in a meeting with Franklin County officials Friday morning. → Read More

Wright County schools face unknown as they prepare for Prestage

EAGLE GROVE — As Prestage Foods advances plans to locate its $240 million pork processing plant in Wright County, schools in that area are developing a “wait-and-see” strategy as a → Read More

North Iowa Make-a-Wish ride set for Saturday

NORA SPRINGS | Make-a-Wish Iowa is set for its annual Wish Ride on Saturday, July 30. → Read More

North Iowa Fabrication to donate virtual welder to Rockford school

ROCKFORD | Hoping to help recruit future workers, North Iowa Fabrication will donate a virtual welding machine to Rockford-Rudd-Marble Rock High School. → Read More

Mason City woman thanks a good Samaritan

MASON CITY | Unable to find help after her car wouldn't start at Hy-Vee East on Friday, Beverly Patterson was touched when a stranger came to her rescue. → Read More

With focus on BBQ, balloon crash survivor returns for Mason City Bash

MASON CITY | Doug Champlin's wife was relieved when he traded ballooning for barbecue competitions. → Read More

Authorities investigating fatal Sheffield fire

SHEFFIELD | Authorities continue to investigate the cause of a one-story house fire that left one person dead on Sunday. → Read More

Belmond Children's Garden blooms to help feed hungry families

BELMOND | In 16 years, the Belmond Children's Garden has grown from small floral plots to include vegetables grown and donated to needy families. → Read More

More than 40 teams to face off in Mason City

Teams entered in the 2016 Up in Smoke BBQ Bash are: → Read More

H-D choir to back up Foreigner during Franklin County Fair

HAMPTON — More than two dozen members of the Hampton-Dumont Chamber Choir will live out a rock star moment when they back up Foreigner during the Franklin County Fair. → Read More

Kensett Museum to show off historic inventions

KENSETT — A Kensett museum will showcase historic inventions dating back decades. → Read More

Nuehring appointed to Central Springs School Board

NORA SPRINGS — The Central Springs School Board appointed Amber Nuehring to fill a vacancy during its Tuesday meeting. → Read More

Charles City considers new school bus buildings

CHARLES CITY — The Charles City School Board will hold a meeting on Aug. 8 to discuss plans for a proposed $1.2 million school bus barn facility. → Read More

Mason City Kum & Go gas stations to change brands after sale

MASON CITY — Six Mason City Kum & Go gas stations will change branding after their sale to a Massachusetts-based company earlier this year. → Read More