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Mason City,

city (1990 pop. 29,040), seat of Cerro Gordo co., N central Iowa; inc. 1874. It is the rail, trade, and industrial center of a large agricultural area. There is food processing and meatpacking; manufactures include cement, fertilizers, electrical goods, metal and paper products, and machinery. The city is noted for its large number of Prairie-style buildings. North Iowa Area Community College (1918) is the oldest in the state. A large band festival is held annually in Mason City.
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Cargills Mason City facility produces refrigerated liquid pasteurized eggs, pre-cooked frozen entrees and pre-cooked frozen scrambled eggs.
Mason City also gave us Hanford MacNider, national commander of the American Legion in the 1920s and a believer in "Iowa as the Promised Land.
Woodharbor Doors & Cabinetry's plants at Mason City and Northwood also gave tour members a chance to observe two plant operations in detail.
A publication of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), "More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons: Using Children's Books To Guide Inquiry, K-4" is the collaborative work of Karen Ansberry (a classroom teacher and science curriculum coordinator for grades 5 and 6, Mason City Schools, Ohio) and Emily Morgan (science consultant for the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, Cincinnati, Ohio).
The plane crashed after taking off from Mason City, Iowa, on February 3, 1959.
1959: Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper were killed in an air crash as they took off from Mason City, Lowa
held a grand opening for the new auto shredder at its Mason City, Iowa, scrap facility.
Two separate outbreaks in Mason City, Iowa, were related to bulldozing a park and the later removal of trees (15).
The board of directors of Golden Grain Energy LLC recently approved plans to expand the company's Mason City ethanol production plant to twice its current capacity.
Yorktown Pike, Mason City, IA 50401; 641/423-1300, FAX: 641/423-2906