MASON CITY | The City Council has two options on how to fill the vacancy created by Third Ward Councilman Brett Schoneman's resignation Monday.The council can either appoint someone to replace Schoneman or call for a special election, according to Ken Kline, county auditor and election commissioner.If someone is appointed, that person would serve until November, when the next general election is held.
MASON CITY | Third Ward Councilman Brett Schoneman has resigned, effective immediately, according to a statement he issued Monday. Schoneman, a real estate broker and developer, was elected to his first four-year council term in November 2015. He took office in January 2016. "A new opportunity will have me moving outside of Ward 3, thereby not allowing me to serve on the City Council," Schoneman said in the statement.
CLEAR LAKE | Years ago, a young musician approached band director Lud Wangberg and asked him how he was ever going to learn a difficult piece of music.Smiling, Wangberg told him, "Go in the woodshed. Put the music down on the wood pile. Practice it until you can play it." Longtime Mason City music teacher and musician Harvey VonWald said Wangberg had the kind of personality in which he could get along with anyone.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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