Schickel says these are “exciting times” in Mason City

first_imgMASON CITY — Mason City mayor Bill Schickel gave his annual “State of the City” address last night, saying the city is pointed in the right direction for progress.  “I said I can capture the state of the city really in two words — exciting times. These are just very exciting times in Mason City and all you have to do is look around to understand that. On the north side of town, the east side and the west side, things happening in all of those areas. I talked about we just completed a decade of change in Mason City and now I think we’re moving into a decade of doing,” he says.   Schickel says the city does have a number of challenges ahead.   “Completing the River City Renaissance project, investing in our neighborhoods, flood mitigation, making sure we are wise stewards of the taxpayer dollars. We know that there’s going to be bumps along the road, that just goes with the territory that we will have setbacks, but the way I see people pulling together, we’ll pull together and address those challenges together one by one.” Schickel says the community attitude of Mason City is good.  “I talked about not only have we seen changes in the face of Mason City, but changes in who we are as a community, what we can do, what we were capable of. I think a lot of people have begun to realize that leadership does not just involve one person, but it involves all of us.” Schickel made his comments on the “Ask the Mayor” program on AM-1300 KGLO. Watch Schickel’s “State of the City” address via the video player below starting at the 15:15 mark You can listen back to today’s program via this audio playerlast_img read more

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Cariboo Cougars with Fort St. John players win BC Hockey Major Midget League Championship

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Fort St. John’s Curtis Hammond, Johnny Herrington and Brophy Dunne helped the Cariboo Cougars win the B.C. Hockey Major Midget League Championship.For the second straight season, the Cariboo Cougars and Fraser Valley Thunderbirds faced off in the BC Hockey Major Midget League (MML) Championship. This season, the Cougars avenged last season’s loss and won the best-of-three (3) series two (2) games to none in Abbotsford, BC. For Cariboo, it was their second league championship in the least three (3) years.In game one (1) of the championship series, Cougars were back-stopped by netminder Xavier Cannon (Quesnel) who had the shutout in the 3-0 win. Curtis Hammond (Fort St. John) led the way offensively with a goal and an assist.- Advertisement -In game two (2), Cariboo exploded offensively taking a decisive 8-2 victory to take home the Cromie Memorial Cup. The Cougars were led by Jaxon Danilec (Prince George) and Fischer O’Brien (Prince George) with three (3) points each in the game.Cariboo will now face the Calgary Buffaloes, the Alberta Midget Hockey League (AMHL) champions, at the Pacific Regional Championship, April 5-7, 2019 in Calgary. The winner of that series will earn a berth in the TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Championship, being held April 22-28, 2019, in Thunder Bay, Ontario.last_img read more

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