Galt, IA: Echoes of the Railroad in a Historical Heartland Town
In the heartland of America lies the small but historically significant town of Galt, Iowa. With its roots stretching back to 1881, Galt was christened in honor of a railroad official, a testament to its origins amidst the golden age of railroads. Once bustling with the energy of commerce and trade brought by the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls, and Northwestern Railway, Galt was a beacon of economic vitality. This heritage makes it a fascinating destination for history enthusiasts and railroad aficionados alike.
Recount confirms West Fork bond issue fails
CERRO GORDO — A recount of ballots for the West Fork School District bond issue vote three weeks ago confirms that the issue failed to get the required 60% approval to pass. The original vote total was 564 voters approving the measure with 381 voting no. It meant a 59.68% voter approval, but it fell beneath the 60% threshold required for bond issue votes. With the narrow margin, the district requested a recount to verify the results.
Echoes of Education: The Historic Alexander School's Legacy
Nestled in the heart of Alexander, the Historic Alexander School stands as a silent testament to the town's past. Built in 1914, echoing the Queen Anne Revival architectural style, it served as the nucleus of knowledge for the local community. Although the laughter of children and the chime of the school bell have long faded, the building endures as a stoic emblem of a bygone era and the town's commitment to education and progress.
Dougherty, Iowa: A Century of Community and Heritage
Dougherty, Iowa, a beacon of community spirit, celebrates a significant milestone with the Dougherty Centennial Celebration. This event not only commemorates a century of history but also the town’s deep Irish roots, established by the settler Daniel Dougherty. The vibrant parade, a central highlight, will meander through the newly renovated streets, past landmarks like St. Patrick's Church and the co-op elevator, a nod to Dougherty's agricultural legacy. A blend of fun-filled games, enticing local cuisine, and the rhythm of live music set the stage for a day of joy and community bonding.
Combustible dust may have caused weekend explosion at Iowa ethanol plant
Investigators have not yet determined the cause of a Saturday afternoon explosion and fire at the Poet ethanol plant in Shell Rock. Witnesses reported seeing a fireball at that time and felt the explosion for a radius of several miles around the plant. Butler County Emergency Management reports that by the time emergency crews arrived on the scene, the fire had taken care of itself.
Latimer's Historic Opera House: A Resurgence of Cultural Elegance
Nestled in the heart of Latimer, the Historic Opera House stands as a beacon of cultural heritage and architectural splendor. Built in the early 20th century, this grand edifice was the epicenter of social and cultural life, a place where plays, concerts, and community events were the heartbeat of the town. Its ornate interior and majestic facade, capable of seating a thousand patrons, symbolized the community's commitment to the arts and served as a unifying force for miners and their families seeking solace in performance art.
Dows Mercantile Store: An Iconic Journey Through Dows' Storied Past
In the quaint town of Dows, Iowa, a historical gem attracts visitors from all over—the Dows Mercantile Store. Constructed in 1895 after a fire devastated the business district, this Victorian Romanesque Revival building was more than just a commercial enterprise; it became the economic heartbeat of the town. With a storied past and an investment of $12,000, the store has been a fixture in the community's history, and now, thanks to the efforts of the Dows Historical Society, it stands as a proud member of the National Register of Historic Places.
The Haunting of Alden Bridge: A Ghostly Tale Entwined with Local Lore
Nestled within the serene landscapes that echo with the whispers of time, Alden Bridge stands as a testament to the enigmatic tales that have woven themselves into the fabric of local folklore. The bridge, once a lifeline of a bustling sawmill community, now serves as a spectral monument to its own haunting legend. By day, it is a tranquil crossing over the Red River, but as dusk falls, it transforms into a realm of otherworldly encounters, where the ghostly image of a woman in white—referred to as the 'White Lady'—is said to roam.
North Dakota woman arrested for drug crimes in North Iowa
CERRO GORDO COUNTY, Iowa – A North Dakota woman pulled over for multiple traffic violations winds up facing serious drug charges in North Iowa. Nyennmueh Pyne, 26 of Fargo, ND, was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on the morning of November 25 for speeding, no valid driver’s license, failure to obey a stop sign, driving without registration, failure to use a child restraint device, possession with intent to deliver illegal drugs, and failure to use a drug tax stamp.
Highway 57 project to begin in 2024
The City of Mantorville Highway 57 project is set to begin in 2024 and some big decisions were being discussed at tonight's meeting. KIMT News 3’s Emma Esteb shares what residents had to say about what kind of streetlights should be up on main street regarding this major project.
Building being relocated Tuesday morning in Mason City
MASON CITY, Iowa – A building is being relocated Tuesday morning in Mason City. The structure is being moved from 402 S. Polk Place to 316 5th Street NW. The move will start at around 9 am and last roughly an hour. “No Parking” signs will be placed along...
Quiet holiday weekend for local gas station
Despite the busy travel weekend, it's been a quiet few days for a Kwik Trip in the Med City. Len Oelkers, one of the store leaders at a Rochester Kwik Trip, said a lot of people stopped by the station on Thanksgiving for last-minute food items.
KIMT team participates in holiday bell ringing
Several members of our news and weather teams went to the Crossroads Hy-Vee to support a good cause.
Hansell Train Depot: A Nostalgic Journey Through Railroad History
In the quaint town of Hansell, the historic Train Depot stands as a living memorial to the town's rich railroad heritage. Once a bustling node in the Chicago Great Western Railroad network, this emblematic structure has been lovingly transformed into a museum. It captures the essence of an era when rail was king, offering visitors a vivid glimpse into the community's transformation and the monumental role the railroad played in its development.
The Spectral Enigma of Hampton: The Haunted Roundhouse
Nestled in the historic fabric of Hampton lies a majestic structure with a ghostly reputation—the Haunted Roundhouse. Once a vibrant railroad turntable, it now stands as a silent sentinel, harboring eerie tales from its past. Ghost hunters and history enthusiasts are drawn to its spectral allure, with legends of apparitions and phantom locomotive sounds echoing through the night. This monument to yesteryear captivates visitors with its whispers of the otherworldly, making it a chilling yet enthralling destination as darkness falls.
Today the gas price is close to $2.94 in Iowa Falls as of 2023-11-28. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.295 , according to AAA.
Hancock County Courthouse Opens New Main Entrance
Hancock County has officially opened the doors to the new glass vestibule addition on the east side of the courthouse in Garner, which will now serve as the main entrance into the building. The new addition was originally estimated to cost taxpayers $565,000, but due to some issues with asbestos and lighting, the actual amount at this time is unknown.
North Iowa Electric Coops Get in on $12.6 Million in USDA Loans
Rural electric cooperatives serving Chickasaw, Butler and Winnebago counties have been approved for loans totaling almost $8 million to spur economic development and catalyze rural prosperity. Theresa Greenfield, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa, announced the loans Wednesday (11.22) through the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program. In...
TubaChristmas returning to Mason City on December 9
MASON CITY, Iowa –The 37th annual Mason City TubaChristmas concert will be December 9 and any tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, or baritone player of any age and ability can be a part of it. TubaChristmas is a performance of favorite Christmas carols and the North Iowa concert will be one...
Weekly Safety Report: Arrest, Collision, and Unsolved Case Impact Mason City
This week in Mason City, Iowa, there were three notable incidents. First, an armed man was arrested after causing a disturbance at a local bar. Second, a collision occurred between a semi and a pickup truck, resulting in no serious injuries. Lastly, former FBI agents released a true crime podcast investigating the unsolved case of Jodi Huisentruit, a missing news anchor from Mason City.