MASON CITY — Iowa Department of Transportation officials firstrealized they might have a problem with sinkholes under the Avenueof the Saints just east of Mason City in May 2004. That’s when a truck in the passing lane pulled onto theshoulder, and part of the shoulder collapsed, according to DOTspokesman Pete Hjelmstad. Since then, testing has revealed some “pretty good-sized”sinkholes under the ditches alongside that stretch of highway,Hjelmstad said.
FOREST CITY | The last remaining barber in Forest City has retired.After nearly 48 years of cutting hair in North Iowa, Ron Owen had his final customer on Dec. 22.During his last week at Progressive Image, Owen said he was looking forward to retirement but would miss his customers. Some of them began coming to him for haircuts in the 1970s. "It's been great over the years," Owen said.Saying goodbye to his regular customers has been difficult.
FOREST CITY | Six-year-old Rayne Goins of Forest City, who is receiving chemotherapy for a brain tumor, now has a bedroom fit for a princess.My Happy Place, a Mason City-based non-profit organization that provides free bedroom makeovers for children affected by illness or emotional distress, recently redecorated Rayne’s room and added new furniture.Rayne, the daughter of Jon and Nicole Goins, likes princesses. Her favorite colors are pink, purple and teal.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
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)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".