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Thanks North Iowa for Voting Us #1 in Roofing North Iowa’s Home Exterior Experts Specializing In • Roofing • Siding • Gutters • Windows FREE Estimates and Easy Financing Available

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One Vision Village Store T he One Vision General Store in Clear Lake, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, stands out because of its dedication to customer service. A group of volunteers opened the thrift shop in 1972 to help financially support the mission of One Vision, formerly known as Handicap Village and then Opportunity Village: to provide services to individuals with many different needs and abilities. The store still has many dedicated volunteers as well as wonderful employees, said Lisa Dodgen, business development district manager for One Vision. Their positivity “changes the entire cul-

ture and the entire feel of the thrift shop,” she said. They are always looking for ways to improve customer service, according to Dodgen. “We are always looking for people to join our team to help further not only the store, but our mission as what we do as a store directly affects our ability to provide services for those we serve and people in our community,” she said. In addition to the employees, volunteers, donors and customers, “we just want to thank everyone who voted for us,” Dodgen said.

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Rookies, Seven and TAP’d

sevens restaurant & steakhouse has been a local, familyowned restaurant since 2009. We’re known for our great food and competitive prices.

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner

An inside look at Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar & Grill in Clear Lake.


or the second consecutive year, Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar & Grill in Clear Lake was named the best sports bar in North Iowa in the Readers Choice competition. “That’s a pretty big deal considering all the sports bars in the area,” said Al Hejna, who co-owns the establishment at 307 Main Ave. with his brother, Mike. Rookies, which opened in 1995, also was named Best Bloody Mary Bar and received honorable mention in the Women’s Night Out, Billiards/Pool, and Dancing/ Night Club categories. Sevens Restaurant & Steakhouse, which the Hejna brothers opened adjacent to Rookies in 2009, was named Best Breakfast and Best Bloody Mary in the Readers Choice contest. The brothers opened a third establishment in the 300 block of Main Avenue, TAP’d Taphouse & Cocktail Lounge, in June 2019. This year TAP’d received honorable mention in the Mixed

The extras Rookies subscribes to the NFL Sunday Ticket, college football, NCAA, NBA and MLB TV packages and has 16 big-screen TVs, meaning patrons can watch almost any televised sporting event they want. Drinks and Bar categories. Al’s son, Kyle, manages TAP’d. “He is trying to promote live music one night a week down there,” Al said. “He is coming up with new cocktails every week.” Rookies subscribes to the NFL Sunday Ticket, college football, NCAA, NBA and MLB TV packages and has 16 big-screen TVs, meaning patrons can watch almost any televised sporting event they want. The full sports bar menu includes burgers, sandwiches, wings and appetizers. Rookies also boasts four Diamond pool tables, which

are “the premier table to play on,” Hejna said. Other popular features are a party room and a DJ. Patrons can hear music and watch music videos. Rookies is the late-night place to be for the younger crowd, according to Hejna. “We are pretty busy on weekends,” he said. The restaurant and bar are connected so guests can pass from one to the other easily. Sevens, which offers a casual dining experience, has a full breakfast menu that includes omelets, pancakes, French toast, and biscuits and gravy. The lunch menu features burgers and daily specials, while the dinner menu includes steak, seafood, pasta and more. Visit for more information on Rookies. For more information on Sevens, visit https://www. Visit for more information on TAP’d.

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Bergland + Cram B ergland + Cram Architects provides design leadership to architectural and planning projects throughout the Midwest and beyond. A team of thirteen professionals is devoted to enhancing our community and region through a wide variety of involvement and dedication to providing a better way forward. Specializing in healthcare, civic, restoration and custom residential projects, the firm is celebrating 65 years in North Iowa. Current projects include the natatorium and fieldhouse addition to Mason City High School, MercyOne Cancer Center, MercyOne Albert Lea Medical Plaza, Ma-

son City Municipal Airport improvements, Good Shepherd Health Center renovations, an inclusive playground and splashpad for the City of Osage, and renovations to North Iowa Area Community College. “The design industry and what our clients value continues to rapidly change. We always want to respond to expectations for service, or better yet proactively evolve how we deliver our services ahead of those demands,” says Principal Kristy Sagdalen King. “We very much appreciate this recognition and look forward to partnering with our community on great projects for years to come.”

for Voting us Best Cabinetry in North Iowa

Extras Bergland + Cram is celebrating 65 years in North Iowa and specializes in healthcare, civic, restoration and custom residential projects




We are truly thankful for our Customers, we value and appreciate your business. To our dedicated and hardworking staff we could not do it without YOU. 1769 Mitchell line St. Rudd, IA 50471


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North Iowa For VotINg Us readers ChoICe For gUtters!

We appreciate your support and business We specialize in downspout and gutter installations in 5” and 6”. Many leaf cover options available. For more than 26 years, we have continued to provide unmatched service.

Contact The Gutter Guy in Mason City, IA Don’t let a small issue grow larger and more expensive call The Gutter Guy! From the repair of a small portion of a gutter to a complete gutter installation, we’re committed to a job well done.

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what servICes Do we ProvIDe? We deliver world-class comprehensive orthopedic services from a team of board-certified orthopedic physicians with subspecialties in sports medicine, hand and upper extremity surgery and foot and ankle surgery, among others.The most common services MCC orthopedics provides are:

For the Knee • For the Hand and Wrist For the Shoulder • For the Hip • For the Ankle and Foot

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Central Park Dentistry A

t the time Dr. Jay Lala founded Central Park Dentistry in Mason City in 1993, the vision was simple. “I was following the golden rule – treat people the way I want to be treated, and the rest will take care of itself,” says Lala. Now for the 14th year in a row, Central Park Dentistry has been named The Readers’ Choice Award for Dentistry. We want to say thank you to our patients! We are humbled by your continued loyalty. We work daily to live up to your trust in us. Twenty-eight years later, the office continues to grow. This fall, Central Park Dentistry is opening its third location in Osage. Two new “home-grown” doctors have joined the group – Dr. Rick Young, from Garner and Dr. Grant Lehmann from near Hampton. Young is excited to join the team, stating, “Over the last few years, I have observed the practice, and I have gotten so excited to be a part of it. I have the opportunity to be a part of something special, and I am grateful for that.” Lehmann was looking for a practice with solid morals


The team at Central Park Dentistry in Mason City. and collaborative efforts. “When I looked for a practice opportunity, I looked for a place that reflected my core values. I am so proud to treat patients in this type of environment and with these teammates,” Lehman said. The culture at Central Park is something that definitely stands out. “Our fantastic team is crucial in upholding our culture,” Dr. Jennifer Thackery said.

Dr. Briana Brayton says, “Our culture is what sets us apart. We treat each other and our patients like family, and the rest falls into place. We absolutely have the best team who always puts the patients first.” Dr. Matthew Hansen continues, “We have an incredible team here. We laugh together every day. We have fun and love taking the best care of our patients we possibly can.” Thank you to our patients and community for this incredible honor. As always, you will leave with a smile.

We are humbled by our patients’ generosity! Thank You North Iowa For Voting Us Readers’ Choice Dentist.

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• Local leaders in General Dentistry • Members of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine to screen & help manage patient snoring and sleep apnea • Extractions including impacted wisdom teeth welcome • Engel Institute trained for Dental Implant Placement • Kid Friendly, Preventative care beginning with the Age 1 Dental Visit • Single Visit Root Canal Therapy • Dentures and Denture Repair • Bleaching and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. Jay Lala Dr. Matthew Hansen Dr. Jennifer Thackery Dr. Briana Brayton Dr. Rick Young Dr. Grant Lehmann 23 North Federal Avenue • Mason City 641-423-4225 • 1-866-423-4221 632 Main Street • Osage 641-732-3622 213 West Gilman Street • Sheffield 641-892-4898

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WINE & SPIRITS It began in 1930 as the story of two men and one gigantic leap of faith… When Charles Hyde and David Vredenburg opened their first store in Beaconsfield, Iowa in 1930, the Great Depression was just taking hold. But they had faith in themselves, faith in each other, and faith in the fundamental principles that guided their business – friendliness, helpfulness, honesty, dedication and respect.

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Hy-Vee of Mason City first opened its doors on April 28, 1965. Now over 50 years later, we’ve grown from a single store to 3 large stores, and those fundamental principles Hyde and Vredenburg believed so strongly in, still guide the way Hy-Vee does business today. We are proud to offer quality groceries and merchandise plus a wide variety of services to the residents of north central Iowa.

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Hearing Associates Over the past six to eight months, Hearing Associates in Mason City has introduced brand-new technology that has resulted in a dramatic improvement in people’s ability to hear and understand speech. Stuart Trembath, owner and audiologist at Hearing Associates, said these advances include artificial intelligence, “which makes the hearing aids smart” so they can do more to enhance speech in some of the more difficult listening situations. This has done a great deal to help patients, who’ve been having a very difficult time during the pandemic, according to Trembath. “COVID has caused tremendous isolation for our patients, not being able to be out and about for months,” he said. “They feel isolated already because of the

hearing loss, and not they are not in touch with the world as they know it.” Mask use makes it a lot harder to hear and understand speech, according to Trembath. He said those with hearing loss depend a lot on visual input when people are talking to them, so face masks “make even a mild hearing loss very problematic.” Bluetooth technology now being used in hearing aids has given back to patients their ability to have phone conversations by streaming call audio directly to their hearing devices via Bluetooth, according to Trembath. The same is now possible for TV audio as well. In addition, the tech gives audiologists the ability to program hearing devices remotely, which allows for more convenience for

some patients. Working with the patient after they get fitted for hearing aids is crucial, Trembath said. Hearing Associates has a variety of activities in the office as well as in a class titled, “Your Hearing Journey” to help patients. “We can work with patients on communication strategies as well as work with the significant others in their lives who are impacted by their hearing loss to try and alleviate communication breakdowns,” Trembath said. Hearing Associates, which has had a presence in Albert Lea, Minnesota, for more than 15 years, will open a new, independent office there in September to offer better access and longer hours for patients in that area. Hearing Associates now has nine locations in Iowa and Minnesota.

We can work with patients on communication strategies as well as work with the significant others in their lives who are impacted by their hearing loss to try and alleviate communication breakdowns.” – Stuart Trembath, owner and audiologist at Hearing Associates

Thanky you North Thank you NorthIowa Iowa for usus #1 forvoting choosing Hearing Audiologist & Hearing Aid Provider!

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for voting Oasis Tan #1 tanning salon for 8 years in a row! At Oasis Tan, you will enjoy a tanning experience in a serene and welcoming environment.We are locally owned and operated and take pride in providing amazing customer service and a friendly knowledgeable staff! We look forward to getting to know each of our clients & to provide each one of you an escape from the pressures of everyday life - if even for only a little while.

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Thank you North Iowa for choosing NIACC as your first choice for education!

Thank you North Iowa!

The NIACC Performing Arts and Leadership Series 2021 Readers Choice

NIACC has been serving students and the North Iowa community for more than 100 years and we value the trust you place in us. We are excited to welcome our students back to campus this fall and look forward to a return to face-toface classes, cheering on our Trojan athletes, and enjoying musical events in our auditorium. The energy and enthusiasm that our students and the community bring to campus every day makes NIACC a great place to be.

We are excited to raise the curtain and welcome you back for another year of fantastic entertainment! While we couldn’t be with you over the past year, we were able to make some much needed renovations to the Auditorium. The original 40-yearold seats were removed and replaced; new carpet was added in the lobby and Auditorium; brighter aisle lighting was put in; and a high-quality live-streaming system was installed. It really looks great!

The past year brought a significant amount of change to all of our lives and we are grateful for the determination of our students and the support of our community. Thank you North Iowa for your continued confidence in us to provide the educational experiences that result in lucrative careers, successful transfers, professional development, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

We are fortunate to live and work in such a strong community and look forward to bringing you Tony® Award-winning shows, Grammy® Award-winning artists, comedians, and internationally acclaimed speakers for many years to come.

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ABCM Corp. Oakwood Care Center D uring another year of challenges and uncertainty, the team at Oakwood Care Center has once again stepped up to the plate. ABCM Corporation’s top priority has always been its residents, tenants, and clients; even though the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown several curve balls into our normal day-to-day activities and routines, Oakwood Care Center has knocked it out of the park. “To be nominated by North Iowa as Reader’s Choice selections is an honor in itself for Oakwood Care Center and the variety of services we provide,” said administrator Krystal Thoe. “To be selected as the winner for both ‘Nursing Home’ and ‘In Home Care’ is so exciting for our team, who have worked so hard during the pan-

demic to keep our residents, tenants, and clients safe, active, and engaged. “We’re also honored to be selected as second place and runner up, respectively, for ‘Assisted Living’, ‘Senior Living Center’, and ‘Independent Living’ categories. We know there are a lot of options in North Iowa for care and are grateful for the recognition and nominations from the community.” The challenges of the past year have forced people to look further into health care, whether it be short or long-term care, or with assistance with living more independently for themselves or loved ones. “We never want anyone to be caught off guard when it comes to options for care in North Iowa. That’s why we encourage everyone to look into options available so


The nurses and staff at Oakwood Care Center. when they are in a situation where they need to make choices, they are informed and comfortable with their options,” Thoe said. “Most people know Oakwood Care Center offers skilled nursing and long-term care; but we also offer rehab-to-home services to individuals to all ages to recover from a surgery, injury, or illness,” she con-

tinued. “In addition, our Outpatient Therapy Center offers a variety of therapies to the community. The Courtyard Independent & Assisted Living provides assistance to those who wish to remain independent in their local community, while ABCM Healthy Living Home Care offers assistance with daily tasks to those who live in their own home.”

Thank You North Iowa For Your Votes! Oakwood Care Center

The Oakwood Care Center team, residents, & tenants would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to North Iowa for your votes nominating us as the Reader’s Choice WINNER of:

Nursing Home

In Home Care

We’re also honored to be recipients as Runner Up and Second Place for:

• Independent Living • Assisted Living • Senior Living Center Your support and kindness means so much to us, especially during another challenging year for all– Thank You!

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THANK YOU to all our valued customers for putting your trust in us for all your plumbing needs and voting us READERS CHOICE 2021

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Quick Care Urgent Care Clinic Q

uick Care Urgent Care in Mason City is now fully open and seeing patients inside its facility in the wake of the pandemic, but is still offering COVID-19 screenings. The screenings are for anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or who has been in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus, according to Dr. Hameed Khan, co-owner of the clinic. He also said the testing is available for those who are traveling. Quick Care Urgent Care offers both PCR

and antigen screening for COVID-19. Antigen tests are also known as rapid testing, as results are available in 20 minutes. Clinic hours at this time are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Those hours might change during the winter, according to Khan. “We are thankful to win the Readers Choice Urgent Care Award, and we are here to meet the urgent care needs of northeast Iowa,” he said.

Extras Quick Care Urgent Care offers both PCR and antigen screening for COVID-19. Antigen tests are also known as rapid testing, as results are available in 20 minutes.



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ara, a full-service bridal boutique, family or friends on a tour of the store so opened in a renovated 150-year-old they can pick out gowns to try on. home in Charles City in November They return to the fitting suite, which has 2017. sofas and chairs where the bride’s guests This setting helps provide an intimate and can sit while she tries on gowns in a private personal experience, according to owner changing space. After the bride has changed Tiffany Rottinghaus. into each dress, she steps on a podium and Brides can go into a private fitting suite the curtain is pulled back so everyone can with a stylist from the store to enjoy a glass see her. of champagne and some treats. The bride Rottinghaus said Mara has designers no talks to the stylist about her vision for her other bridal store in Iowa has, and can do wedding. extensive custom changes such as pairing The stylist then takes the bride and her the top of one dress with the skirt of another.


Country Meadow Place C ountry Meadow Place of Mason City offers both memory and assisted living care. This means couples can live there if one has Alzheimer’s and the other doesn’t, according to Tyler Hedegard, facility administrator. Assisted living is designed for those experiencing difficulty with the activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, or eating nutritious meals. These residents range from those who need an occasional helping hand to round-the-clock support. Each assisted living apartment includes a private bathroom. Many also have kitchenettes.

The memory care program provides specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia care programming as well as assistance with the activities of daily living. The community is secured for residents’ safety and features a private, enclosed courtyard, allowing them to take part in regular outdoor activities. In addition to sharing all the services and amenities provided to assisted living residents, members of the memory care community receive regular reminders, close supervision, and safety monitoring. They also receive specialized coaching focused on helping them maintain everyday living skills.



Mara has designers no other bridal store in Iowa has, and can do extensive custom changes such as pairing the top of one dress with the skirt of another.

Each assisted living apartment at Country Meadow Place includes a private bathroom. Many also have kitchenettes.

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A great community with friends that will become family. Our staff will treat your loved ones like family! Call Tyler Hedegard for a free tour or assessment Work - 641-423-7722 • Cell - 641-425-0372 17396 Kingbird Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401 641-423-7722 Email: Assisted Living and Memory Care Community

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Discount Computer & Cell Phone Repair LLC D iscount computer & Cell phone Repair LLC has won the 2021 Readers Choice award for both computer and cell phone repair. The stated mission at Discount Computer Repair & Cell Phone Repair is to provide quality repair at an economical price. The business, which has been open over a decade, offers sales of new and refurbished computers as well as service and parts. Electronic recycling is also free. Three generations of the same family work at Discount Computer & Cell Phone Repair, with the addition of Jim’s wife, Mackenzie. Also, you will now find Jim and Mackenzie’s children, Annika who is 5, and Lincoln, who is 3, running around the store playing and interacting with the customers. Loren said he has “been messing around with computers” for family and friends since the late 70s. His son Jim, manager of DCR, has helped him all the time. The shop is located at 1305 Fourth St. SW in Mason City.

Sales of refurbished computers come with a six month warranty. DCR also offers free diagnostics for repairs. They also upgrade older computers and repair motherboards for laptops and desktops. The company repairs eight to nine computers a day. Used power supplies and batteries are also in stock. Customers come from all over North Iowa and Southern Minnesota. Discount Computer & Cell Phone Repair specializes in laptops and keeps over 200 of them for parts. When people come to Mason City to shop and they drop off a computer for repairs “a lot of times we’ll get them done while they are shopping,” Loren said. Discount Computer & Cell Phone Repair is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Currently, they are not open on Saturdays, but plan to be at some point. GLOBE GAZETTE FILE PHOTO‌ Visit for imformaJim Bitker, left, and Loren Bitker work on computers at Discount Computer Repair at their tion. The shop also has a Facebook page. shop in Mason City. The phone number is 641-423-0584

Thank You For Voting For Us! 5 Years in a Row!

We Repair Cell Phones & Computers!

Call us at 641-423-0584

10% off Sales & Service Coupon valid through month of September.

1305 4th ST SW Mason City, IA

We Sell New & Used Laptop & Desktop Computers!

Weekdays 9AM to 5PM

Voted Readers’ Choice Computer Repair & Cell Phone Repair

Father-Son Team is now Father-Son & Wife Team!

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CENT Credit Union O ver the past eight years, the CENT Credit Union in Mason City has been able to double its assets. “That’s a commitment not only from the team, but from the membership and the community,” said CEO Matthew R. Chizek. “We have some exciting stuff planned for years to come.” On Nov. 1, CENT will launch a whole new technological advancement “that finally puts us in line with all the larger financials,” he said. This advancement will include a new website, online banking, text alerts, a new mobile app, remote deposit capture (which allows members to take a photo of a check with their phone and upload it), and electronic signatures. All these changes are two and a half years in the making, according to Chizek. “Thrilled for our membership who deserve the very best” he said. CENT has a rich history in Mason City,

according to Chizek. “We are really proud of our 56 years in the community,” he said. CENT was founded in 1965, originally as Mercy Family Credit Union. Since that time, it has acted as the continuing credit union in mergers with the City Employees Credit Union (1998), Lehigh Employees Credit Union (2004), Government Employees Credit Union (2012) and the Northwestern States Cement Employee Credit Union (2015). In 2017, CENT Credit Union created one of its biggest expansions by opening a new headquarters and west side location in Mason City. “We are very thankful for everyone embracing the change that CENT continues to bring,” Chizek said. “We have a strong commitment of service above self and proud of our family atmosphere.” He said he sincerely appreciates the community’s willingness “to let us morph


In 2017, CENT Credit Union created one of its biggest expansions by opening a new headquarters and west side location in Mason City. and develop and to bring positive banking experiences. That’s what we’re about.” Chizek also said he is grateful to everyone who voted for CENT Credit Union in the Reader’s Choice contest for “allowing us to continue to create positive change in the way you bank.”

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We are really proud of our 56 years in the community.” – Matthew Chizek, president and CEO

Account Services Readers Choice Best Credit Union

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3124 4th St SW Mason City

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Hawkeye Auto Body H awkeye Auto Body of Mason city remains the number one choice of voters in the 2021 Readers’ Choice category of Auto Body. “Thanks to everyone who voted for us as their first choice in the Auto Body category,” said Ryan Knoll. “That’s a testimony to all the employees for the service and quality that they provide.” Hawkeye Auto Body has served the North Iowa community for 44 years. The shop’s reputation is built on a commitment to their customers. Jerry Knoll started the company, and his son Ryan has worked there more than 22 years. Hawkeye Auto Body strengthens its commitment to customer service and safety by having achieved Assured Performance Certification. The designation

1617 S. Federal Ave. ~ Mason City, IA ~ 641-450-7138 Hours: Monday–Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday, Closed

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means the shop meets quality standards set by the manufacturers, making sure they have the correct equipment and training necessary to repair the vehicles from several major manufacturers. The Knoll family has built the shop’s reputation on commitment to their customers. They understand the frustration and vulnerability associated with the repair process, according to Jerry. “Our goal is to not only restore your vehicle back to manufacturer’s specifications, but also your piece of mind that it has been repaired properly,” he said. “We are committed to getting you back to your normal routine safely and as quickly as possible. We appreciate the trust and confidence you place in our family owned business.”

“Thank you North Iowa

Our goal is to not only restore your vehicle back to manufacturer’s specifications, but also your piece of mind that it has been repaired properly.” – Jerry Knoll, owner

for voting us #1! Readers’ Choice for Auto Body

Top of the line services available • Paintless Dent Repair • Window Chip Repair • Headlight Restoration • Express Scratch Repair • Hail Damage Repair • Aluminum Repair • Auto Detailing

2111 S. Federal Ave. Mason City 641.424.4973 Family owned since 1976!

For voting us #1


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CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR PRIVATE TOUR Kimberly Boyd | Property Manager Glen Oaks Community O: 641-355-1203 |

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Window World W indow World of Mason City, which is locally owned but nationally known, continued its commitment to customer service during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s an honor to still be able to be the customers’ favorite,” said owner Katy Showalter. “Our customers come first because that’s the only way we keep doing what we do.” Even in this incredibly difficult time for contractors to be able to obtain product and have enough labor force to get things done, Window World is doing the best it can to keep manufactured items coming in, according to Showalter. She said the Window World team in Mason City has grown tremendously over the past few years, so there’s enough labor to be able to install anything as soon as it arrives. Window World, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, was founded in 1995. The company now has 200 locations all over the United States.

Window World is an ENERGY STAR partner and its windows, vinyl siding and Therma-Tru doors have all earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. Showalter said the Mason City location is locally owned, so all decisions are made on that level. The vast majority of the employees are from Mason City, but others come from all over North Iowa. The store offers patio doors, entry doors, storm doors, siding and roofing. The Window World tagline is “America’s Exterior Remodeling.” “If it’s on the outside of the house, we can do it,” Showalter said. The Mason City Window World location, which was founded in 2012, draws customers from North Iowa and southern Minnesota. It has a showroom, but Showalter said it’s “not a big box store” where customers buy things off the shelves. Everything from Window World is custom ordered and custom built, according


Katy Showalter, owner of Window World of Mason City, is pictured in the showroom on South Taft Avenue. to Showalter. The employees at the Mason City location include installers who come to customers’ homes before they order. They also can take the old windows and dispose

of them when the job is completed, Showalter said. Visit https://www.windowworldmc. com/ for more information about the Mason City location.

Thank you for voting us #1 for Windows!

1300 1/2 S Taft Ave, Mason City • (641) 424-1313


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Country View Acres C ounty View Acres has been providing couples a beautiful, rural setting for their weddings for the past five years. Sara and Warren Brackey purchased the 17-acre property in rural Joice, which has lots of oak trees, in 2017. Couples can reserve the property from Thursday through Sunday, but that’s not the only option, according to Sara Brackey. The site offers Sara and Warren T h u rs d ay- Fr i Brackey purchased day packages, the 17-acre Saturday-Sunproperty in 2017. day packages and off-season packages. Brackey said Country View Acres has hosted some beautiful winter weddings. The reception hall, which seats up to 500 people, is climate controlled. However, Brackey said many people like to open the doors so they can enjoy the two patios, which means decisions have to be made on


Country View Acres air conditioning. The east patio now has patio lights, so more people are choosing to hold an indoor/outdoor wedding dance, according to Brackey. Another popular feature is the changing room bins. “They are unique and a great pace for the bridal party to each have their own bins for getting ready,” Brackey said. For more information, visit http://www.

Thank you for Voting us Reader’s Choice for Wedding Venue!

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offering many different options, for all types of weddings!


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Floor to Ceiling T

hose who are looking for home improvement can find exactly what they need at Floor to Ceiling in Mason City, according to store owner Jennifer Gunderson. It’s the store’s commitment to customer service that takes things one step beyond, she said. Shoppers can visit the showroom at Willowbrook Mall to check out what’s available, but Floor to Ceiling designers also will come to their home upon request to measure and help them choose products that best complement their décor. Motorization is a key feature for blinds al- Floor to Ceiling has many window treatments lowing customers to open or close their blinds to choose from. using a remote, Alexa, tablet or smartphone. Waterproof, Kid- friendly and Pet-friendly are important qualities available for both hard and soft surface flooring. Shoppers can visit the showroom at WilInstallation services are offered for all lowbrook Mall to check out what’s availproducts available in the store. able, but Floor to Ceiling designers also Floor to Ceiling carries flooring, window will come to their home upon request to treatments, cabinetry and countertops. measure and help them choose products For more information, visit https://www. that best complement their décor.

We Want to send a special tHanK YoU to all of our current and past customers who have shown us such GREAT SUPPORT this past year and thank you for your votes.

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Thank you for voting us #1 for Blinds & Flooring!

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Proud to be

#1 in heating & Cooling also honorable mention in Plumbing Other services include: • New Equipment Sales • Geothermal • Plumbing • Backflow Testing, Install, & Repair • Boiler System Install & Repair • Radiant Infloor Heat Sales & Service • Commercial Refrigeration Install & Repair • Infrared Heating Systems • Central Boiler Outdoor Wood Furnace Sales • Custom Sheetmetal

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DUCT CLEANING - Clogged dryer vents can be a leading cause of house fires. Maintaining clean dryer vents will save lives and save energy. DUCT CLEANING - Will give you cleaner air within your home during the winter months that you are inside more. We also take walk ins for filters, parts for Central Boiler Wood Burning Boiler. We can services all makes and models. We offer PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE on all units both RESIDENTIAL and COMMERCIAL.

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Grunwald & Kiger Fine Jewelers


runwald & Kiger Fine Jewelers of Mason City is known as “The Place for Jewelry by Actual Jewelers.” Co-owners Dan Grunwald and Jaimi Kiger specialize in custom design work, which makes their store stand out from other jewelry retailers, according to Kiger. Using Earth-mined diamonds or lab grown Co-owners Dan diamonds, they can Grunwald and create the perfect piece Jaimi Kiger for every person or both do custom bring your old jewelry design work, back to life. which makes Grunwald received the store stand his Bachelor of Fine out from other Arts degree from St. jewelry retailCloud University and ers in the area. entered the jewelry business. In 1991 he co-founded a jewelry store that was initially called Hanson-Grunwald Jewelers in Southbridge Mall in Mason City. Kiger, a Mason City native who trained under local jeweler David Lee while in high

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Pictured above are just a few of the jewelry awards both Dan Grunwald and Jaimi Kiger have won over the years. school, moved to Minnesota after graduation to work for Custom Creations. Becoming GIA accredited and in 2005 partnering with Grunwald to form Grunwald and Kiger Fine Jewelers. She has since served 17 years on the board of Iowa Jewelers Association. All repairs are done in-house at the present location of 4700 Fourth St. S.W. includingsizing rings, setting stones, stringing pearls, changing watch batteries and appraisals.

Thank You For VoTing us #1 Jeweler For reader’s ChoiCe!

North Iowa for VOTING US #1 in READERS CHOICE for Furniture We have a great selection of mattresses that will fit any budget. Stop in and talk with our knowledgeable staff.


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to this year’s honorees!

55+ Housing

TimberCrest at Glen Oaks Community Winner • Courtyard Retirement & Assisted Living Community Second Place • The Manor Runner Up • Grant Village Runner Up


Bergland & Cram Winner • Henkel Second Place • Atura Architecture Runner Up

Assisted living

Auto detAiling

Pritchard’s Lake Chevrolet Winner • Hawkeye Auto Body Second Place • Martin Auto Service Runner Up • Peterson Detailing Runner Up

Hogan - Hansen Winner • Chad Harrison CPA PC Second Place • Schupick & Associates PC Second Place

Country Meadow Place Winner • The Courtyard Retirement and Assisted Living Second Place • Kentucky Ridge Runner Up • IOOF Home and Community Therapy Center Runner Up

Pritchard’s Lake Chevrolet Winner • Overdrive Auto Second Place • Glen’s Tire Service Inc. Runner Up • Charlie’s Auto Repair Runner Up





The Boulder Tap House Mason City Winner • The Other Place Second Place • The Quarry Restaurant & Tapas bar Runner Up • Cafe Mir Runner Up


Laird Law Firm Winner • Reindl Law Firm Second Place • John Duffy, Laird Law Firm Runner Up • De Vries Price & Davenport PC: Davenport Rustin T Runner Up

Hy-Vee Winner • South Shore Donut Co Second Place • Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery Runner Up • Kwik Star Runner Up • Casey’s General Store



McCloskey Appliance Winner • Zilges Appliance Center Second Place • Menards Runner Up • T-J Service Inc. Runner Up

Hearing Associates Winner • Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center Second Place • Audibel Hearing Center Runner Up • Bold North Beltone LLC Runner Up

AppliAnce service/repAir

Auto Body/repAir

McCloskey Appliance Winner • Zilge’s Appliance Center Second Place • Sears Hometown Store Runner Up • T-J Service Inc Runner Up

Auto service

Hawkeye Auto Body Winner • Overdrive Auto Repair Second Place • Glen’s Tire Service Inc. Runner Up • Star Auto Body Runner Up

Clear Lake Bank & Trust Winner • First Citizens Bank Second Place • Farmers State Bank Runner Up • Wells Fargo Runner Up

BAnquet FAcility

The Surf Ballroom Winner • Diamond Jo Casino Second Place • The Music Man Square Runner Up • The Timbers Runner Up


Rookies Winner • The Sports Page of Mason City LLC Second Place • Tap’d Runner Up • The Blue Heron Runner Up

BAr Food

The Other Place Winner • The Blue Heron Second Place • The Boulder Tap House Mason City Runner Up • The Sports Page of Mason City LLC Runner Up


Great Clips Winner • Tip The Barber Second Place • Kut$ by Kz 511 S. Monroe Ave, Mason City, IA Runner Up • Salon Limited Runner Up


Rib Crib BBQ & Grill Winner • Bill’s BBQ Second Place • Half Moon Inn Runner Up • GG’s place LLC Runner Up


Wayne’s Ski & Cycle Winner • Lakeside Cyclery Sales & Services Second Place


The Sports Page of Mason City LLC Winner • Rookies Sports Bar and Grill Second Place • Hot Shots Billiards Runner Up

Blinds Floor To Ceiling Mason City Winner • Budget Blinds Second Place • Menards Runner Up

Bloody MAry Rookies Sports Bar and Grill Winner • VFW Second Place • The Blue Heron Bar and Grill, LLC. Runner Up • LD’s Filling Station Runner Up

BoAt sAles/service Clear Lake Boats - Parts/ Service/Storage & Detailing Winner • Al’s Marine Second Place • Ryco Customs - Boat Hoist Dock - Marine Service Runner Up

Boutique Rustic Raven Winner • Real Deals On Home Decor Second Place • Larson’s Mercantile Runner Up • Unique Boutique Runner Up

Bowling Mystic Lanes Winner • Super Bowl, Inc. Second Place • Comet Bowl Runner Up • Spare Time Lanes Runner Up


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Sevens Restaurant & Steakhouse Winner • LD’s Filling Station Second Place • Village Court Family Restaurant Runner Up • 7 Stars Family Restaurant Runner Up


Lake Time Brewery Winner • Fat Hill Brewing Second Place • The Boulder Tap House Mason City Runner Up • Limestone Brewers Runner Up


Mara Winner • Bliss Bridal & Formalwear Second Place • Bridal Theatre Runner Up • Fringe & Lace by Brittany Runner Up


Midwest Construction Winner • Dean Snyder Construction Second Place • Henkel Construction Co Runner Up • Rock Central LLC Runner Up


The Boulder Tap House Mason City Winner • Culver’s Second Place • Vinje Pub & Grill Runner Up • Papa’s American Cafe Runner Up

Butcher/Meat cutter

Fareway Grocery Winner • Louie’s Custom Meats and More Second Place • HyVee Mason City Runner Up


White Oaks Cabinetry Winner • Wood Harbor Second Place • Menards Runner Up • Home Lumber & Builders Inc Runner Up

car wash

KWIK STAR Winner • Tommy’s Express® Car Wash Second Place • Fleet Farm Runner Up • Peterson Auto Service Runner Up

carpet cleaning

Barber’s Premier Carpet Cleaning and Home Services Winner • SERVPRO of Mason City Second Place • Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning Runner Up • Langs Carpet Care Runner Up


Pizza Ranch Winner • Gobbler’s Roost Second Place • Kwik Star Runner Up • PM Park Runner Up

child care

Redeemer Preschool & Daycare Winner • Newman Preschool & Childcare Second Place • Charlie Brown Preschool & Childcare Runner Up • Lake Mills Community Preschool Runner Up


Shao Ting Guo Winner • Wok ‘n Roll Second Place • Hy-Vee Runner Up • China Buffet Runner Up

chiropractor’s office

Mason City Chiropractic Winner • Clear Lake Chiropractic Second Place • Sande Chiropractic casino Runner Up Diamond Jo Casino • Haas Chiropractic Clinic Winner • Treasure Island Resort &Casino Runner Up Second Place cinnaMon rolls • Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo Kwik Star Runner Up Winner • Kountry Kupboard cell phone repair Second Place Discount Computer Repair • 7 Stars Family Restaurant Winner • CPR Cell Phone Repair, Mason City Clear Lake Runner Up Second Place • GG’s place LLC • Batteries Plus Bulbs Runner Up Runner Up



Rustic Raven Winner • Kohl’s Second Place • Moorman Clothiers Runner Up • T.J. Maxx Runner Up

North Central Mechanical Services Winner • Johnson Heating & AC LLC Second Place • Larsen Plumbing & Heating Inc Runner Up • St Ansgar Plumbing & Heating Runner Up



Cabin Coffee Co Winner • Jitters Coffee Bar and Last Ditch Roastery Second Place • Starbucks Runner Up • Scooter’s Coffee Runner Up

Turning Leaf Winner • Anastasi Counseling Services Second Place • Jameson Mayberry, LMFT, CADC, SAP Runner Up

credit union

Discount Computer Repair Winner • The Computer Guy Second Place • Merritt Computer Services Inc Runner Up

CENT Credit Union Winner • North Iowa Community Credit Union Second Place • Iowa Heartland Credit Union Runner Up • Citizens Community Credit Union Runner Up



coMputer repair

Affordables Thrift Store Winner • Repeat Boutique Second Place • Reruns Runner Up

cookies Cookies, etc. Winner • Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery Second Place • Bakery Lane Runner Up • Hy-Vee Runner Up

Pasta Bella Winner • Northwestern Steakhouse Second Place • Applebee’s Grill + Bar Runner Up • The Blue Heron Runner Up

custoMer service

Clear Lake Bank & Trust Winner • First Citizens Bank Second Place • CENT Credit Union Runner Up • Lake Mills Motor Sports Algona Runner Up


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to this year’s honorees!

Dance StuDio

Dancin’ with Roxie Winner • Dancing His Praises Second Place • Dance With Me Studio Belmond Runner Up • Just For Kix Runner Up

Dancing/night club

Surf Ballroom Winner • Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar Second Place • Sunset Sharkys Pub & Grub Runner Up • Rumorz Bar & Grill Runner Up


Starboard Market Winner • State Street Deli Second Place • The Hungry Mind Runner Up • Hy-Vee Runner Up


Domino’s Pizza Winner • Papa’s American Cafe Second Place • Jimmy John’s Runner Up • Pizza Ranch Runner Up

DentiSt office

Central Park Dentistry Winner • Nettleton Dental Group Second Place • Burgmeier Dentistry of Mason City, Iowa Runner Up • Clear Lake Pediatric Dentistry Runner Up



Starboard Market Winner • Pies & More Second Place • Cafe Mir Runner Up • Perkins Runner Up

Blazek Electric Inc Winner • Kirschbaum Electrical Plumbing Second Place • Linahon Electric Inc Runner Up • Trebil Electric Runner Up

DoctorS office

employment agency

MercyOne Forest Park Family Medicine Winner • MercyOne Regency Family Medicine Second Place • MercyOne Clear Lake Family Medicine Runner Up • MercyOne North Iowa Women’s Health Runner Up

Dog grooming

Pampered Pets Retreat & Spa Winner • Mohawk Grooming Second Place • Mary Kay’s Grooming Station Runner Up • Shampoochies Runner Up


South Shore Donut Co Winner • Kwik Star Second Place • Casey’s General Stores Inc Runner Up • Hy-Vee Runner Up

ear & hearing

Hearing Associates Winner • Miracle-Ear Hearing Aid Center Second Place • Audibel Hearing Center Runner Up

Masterson Staffing Solutions Winner • Express Employment Professionals Second Place • QPS Employment Group Runner Up

event/feStival - fall

Clear Lake Fall Harvest Festival Winner • Autumn Artistry Second Place • Applefest Runner Up • Boogie Spooktacular Halloween - Surf Ballroom Runner Up

event/feStival - Spring

Mason City Band Festival Winner • TRI Clear Lake Second Place • Chick Fest, Charles City Runner Up

event/feStival - Summer

Clear Lake 4th of July Winner • Thursdays on Main Second Place • Country Thunder Iowa Runner Up • Friday Night Live Runner Up

event/feStival - Winter

Christmas by the Lake Winner • Color the Wind Kite Festival Second Place • Festival of Trees Runner Up

family Dining


family entertainment


The Other Place Winner • Village Court Family Restaurant Second Place • Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant Runner Up • Half Moon Inn Runner Up Color the Wind Kite Festival Winner • Country Axe Second Place • River City Mini Golf Runner Up • Shell Rock Tubing Runner Up

financial aDviSor

Lamont Financial Group Winner • First Citizens Bank Second Place • Principal Financial Group Runner Up • JP Wealth Advisors Runner Up

fine Dining

Northwestern Steakhouse Winner • Cafe Mir Second Place • Half Moon Inn Runner Up • Prime N Wine Runner Up

Floor to Ceiling Winner • Mason City Tile & Marble Second Place • Menards Runner Up • Marquardt Tile Runner Up Hy-Vee Winner • The Red Geranium Second Place • Baker Floral Runner Up • Flower Cart Runner Up

fooD truck

Ritz Rings and Things Winner • Smokee Heights Second Place • Egg-Cetera Runner Up • Cedar Valley Express (Osage) Runner Up • Iowa Grill, Vicki Warner Runner Up


Furniture Mattress Outlet Winner • Brick Furniture Second Place fitneSS center/gym • Slumberland Furniture Elite Boxing Academy Mason City Winner • NIP - Fitness and Smoothie Bar Runner Up • Ashley Furniture Second Place Runner Up • YMCA • River City Mattress Runner Up Company • Ironhouse Gym Inc Runner Up Runner Up

fitneSS claSS

NIP - Fitness and Smoothie Bar Winner • Crossfit Chiron Second Place • YMCA Runner Up • Transform Hot Yoga Runner Up

garage Door

Overhead Door Company of Mason City Winner • River City Door Company Mason City Second Place • Advanced Door Systems Runner Up


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Andersen’s Market Winner • Otto’s Oasis Second Place • Kelley’s Country Greenhouse Runner Up • Stillwater Greenhouse Runner Up

Gift shop

Larson’s Mercantile Winner • Real Deals On Home Decor Second Place • The Fertile Market Runner Up • Market 124 Runner Up

Golf Course

Oak Hills Par 30 Public Golf Course Winner • Garner Golf and Country Club Second Place • Rice Lake Golf & Country Club Runner Up • Highland Golf Runner Up

Golf shop

North Iowa Golf Winner • Rice Lake Golf & Country Club Second Place


Hy-Vee Winner • Fareway Grocery Second Place • ALDI Runner Up • Target Runner Up


The Gutter Guy Winner • Young Construction Second Place • Midwest Construction Runner Up

hair salon

to this year’s honorees!

Color Couture Winner • Reflections Second Place • Head Quarters On First Inc Runner Up • Great Clips Runner Up


Kramer Ace Hardware Winner • Schueth Ace Hardware Second Place • Singelstad Do It Best Hardware Runner Up • Swenson’s Do it Best Hardware Runner Up


North Central Mechanical Services Winner • Johnson Heating & AC LLC Second Place • Kirschbaum Electrical Plumbing Runner Up • O B’s Plumbing & Heating Runner Up

hiGher eduCation

NIACC Winner • University of Northern Iowa Second Place • Waldorf University Runner Up

home déCor

Rustic Raven Winner • Hobby Lobby Second Place • Real Deals On Home Decor Runner Up • The Fertile Market Runner U


Historic Park Inn Winner • Hampton Inn & Suites Second Place • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Second Place • Lakeside Inn Runner Up

iCe Cream

The Viking Winner • Birdsall’s Second Place • Dairy Queen Grill & Chill Runner Up • Culver’s Runner Up

in home Care

Healthy Living Home Care, Oakwood Care Center, CL Winner • Cerro Gordo County Public Health Second Place • A Helping Hand Home Care Runner Up

independent livinG

Timbercrest at Glen Oaks Community Winner • Country Meadow Place Second Place • The Courtyard Independent and Assisted Living Runner Up • Cornerstone Assisted Living Runner Up

insuranCe aGenCy

Clear Lake Bank & Trust Insurance hospital and Financial Services, Inc. MercyOne North Iowa Winner Winner • State Farm Insurance • Iowa Specialty Hospital Second Place Second Place • Haines Insurance • Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN Runner Up Runner Up • Mitchell County Regional Health • First Gabrielson Agency Runner Up Center - Runner Up


CL Tel Winner • Mediacom Communications Second Place • WCTA Runner Up • Router 12 Runner Up


Pasta Bella Winner • GeJo’s by the Lake Second Place • Cafe Mir Runner Up • The Other Place Runner Up


Ressler Custom Landscapes Winner • Otto’s Oasis Second Place • Bryant Services, LLC Runner Up

lawn Care/snow removal Miller Tree and Landscape Winner • Hogan Lawn Care Second Place • All American Turf Beauty, Inc. Runner Up • C&C Services, LLC Runner Up

liquor store

Lake Liquors Wine & Spirits Winner Grunwald & Kiger Fine Jewelers • Hy-Vee Winner Second Place • Riddle’s Jewelry - Mason City • Northside Liquor, Vape, Tobacco Second Place Runner Up • Stadheim Jewelers • Shade Tree Liquors Runner Up Runner Up • David Lee Jeweler Runner Up


live musiC


Pampered Pets Retreat & Spa Winner • FRRR Babies Second Place • Precious Paws Runner Up • Stoney Homestead Kennels Runner Up

Kid’s ClothinG

Kohl’s Winner • Target Second Place • T.J. Maxx Runner Up • Decker Sporting Goods Runner Up

Surf Ballroom & Museum Winner • NIACC Second Place • Diamond Jo Casino Runner Up • TAP’d Runner Up

loCal fundraisinG Cheer Fund Winner • Cerro Gordo Relay For Life/ American Cancer Society Second Place • The Salvation Army Runner Up • Lake Mills Fire Department Runner Up


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Globe Gazette

to this year’s honorees!


Allure Nails Winner • L&D Nails Second Place • Tips and Toes Runner Up • Diamond Nails and Spa Runner Up


Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant Winner • Happy Donkey Second Place • Cafe Mir Runner Up • Plaza Mexico Mason City Runner Up


Bare Sugar Spa & Salon Winner • Kathy’s Therapeutic Touch Second Place • Dharma Anatomy, LLC Runner Up • Shear Relaxation Runner Up


River City Mattress Company Winner • Furniture Mattress Outlet Second Place • Slumberland Furniture Runner Up • Ashley HomeStore Runner Up

Men’s aPParel

Moorman Clothiers Winner • Kohl’s Second Place • Fleet Farm Runner Up • Goodnature’s Work Stop Runner Up

Mixed drink

The Quarry Restaurant & Tapas bar Winner • VFW Second Place • TAP’d Runner Up • Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant Runner Up

Motorcycles/atV dealer

Mason City Powersports Winner • Lake Mills Motor Sports Second Place • Harley-Davidson of Mason City Runner Up • Mason City Honda Runner Up

MuseuM/art gallery

Charles H. MacNider Art Museum Winner • The Music Man Square Second Place • Clear Lake Arts Center Runner Up • Floyd County Museum Runner Up

new car dealer

Pritchard’s Lake Chevrolet Winner • Mason City Motor Company Second Place • Ollenburg Motors, Inc. Runner Up • Hosmer Honda Runner Up

nursing HoMe

Oakwood Care Center - ABCM Corporation Winner Mexican Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant • IOOF Home and Community Winner Therapy Center • Plaza Mexico Second Place Second Place • Good Shepherd Health Center • Taco Tico Runner Up Runner Up • Good Samaritan Society • Happy Donkey St. Ansgar Runner Up Runner Up

oil cHange

Pritchard’s Lake Chevrolet Winner • Overdrive Auto Second Place • Glen’s Tire Service Inc. Runner Up • Ollenburg Motors, Inc. Runner Up


North Iowa Orthodontics (formerly Demro Orthodontics) Winner • Alpha Orthodontics Second Place • Central Park Dentistry Runner Up

ortHoPedic office

Mason City Clinic Winner • Iowa Specialty Hospital Second Place • Mercy One Runner Up

outdoor dining

PM Park/Tiki Bar Winner • Cafe Mir Second Place • Lakeside Landing Kitchen + Bar Runner Up • The Quarry Restaurant & Tapas bar Runner Up



Hy-Vee Pharmacy Winner • MercyOne Regency Pharmacy Second Place • CVS Pharmacy Runner Up • Walmart Pharmacy Runner Up

PHysical tHeraPy

Athletico Physical Therapy Winner • MercyOne North Iowa Rehabilitation Services Second Place • YMCA Rehab Runner Up • IOOF Home and Community Therapy Center Runner Up


The Other Place Winner • Godfather’s Pizza Second Place • Gejos Runner Up • Casey’s Runner Up


Clausen Plumbing & Heating Winner • Kirschbaum Electrical Plumbing Second Place • O B’s Plumbing & Heating • Runner Up • North Central Mechanical Services Runner Up

The Painter Girl Winner • Academy Drywall Inc. Second Place • DC Painting Runner Up

Pools & sPas

PerforMing arts

CENTURY 21 Preferred Winner • Jane Fischer & Associates LLC Second Place • Knudtson Real Estate Inc Runner Up • Hildebrand Real Estate Runner Up

North Iowa Area Community College Winner • Stebens Children’s Theatre Second Place • Boman Fine Arts Center Runner Up

Lake Fireplace & Spa Winner • Fleet Farm Second Place

real estate coMPany


Half Moon Inn Winner • Bill’s BBQ Second Place • Rib Crib BBQ & Grill Runner Up • Tanks Bar & Grill Runner Up


Prime N Wine Winner • Northwestern Steakhouse Second Place • Cafe Mir Runner Up • The Quarry Restaurant & Tapas bar Runner Up


Young Construction Winner • Alpha Roofing Second Place • Mason City Roofing Runner Up • Rock Central Runner Up


Muskie Lounge Winner • The Quarry Restaurant & Tapas bar Second Place • Half Moon Inn Runner Up • Mulligan’s Bar & Grill Runner Up

senior actiVity center Glen Oaks Community Winner • Senior Citizens Center Mason City Second Place • Clear Lake Senior Center Runner Up


Sunday, August 22, 2021 | L39

Globe Gazette

to this year’s honorees!

Senior FitneSS

TimberCrest at Glen Oaks Community Winner • YMCA Second Place • IOOF Home & Community Therapy Runner Up • Ironhouse Gym Runner Up

Senior Living Center

TimberCrest at Glen Oaks Community Winner • Oakwood Care Center ABCM Corporation Second Place • Good Shepherd Runner Up


Brown’s Shoes Winner • Famous Footwear Second Place • Kohl’s Runner Up


 Midwest Construction Winner • Young Construction Second Place


Bare Sugar Spa & Salon Winner • Aesthetic Touch Day Spa Second Place • Sonoran Skincare Clear Lake Runner Up • The Brick & Style Company Runner Up

Sporting goodS

Decker Sporting Goods Winner • Dunham’s Sports Second Place • Fleet Farm Runner Up

SportS Bar

Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar Winner • The Other Place Second Place • The Sports Page of Mason City LLC Runner Up • The Boulder Tap House Runner Up


Northwestern Steakhouse Winner • Branding Iron Second Place • Cafe Mir Runner Up • Half Moon Inn Runner Up

take out

Pasta Bella Winner • Cafe Mir Second Place • Wok n’ Roll Mason City Runner Up • Half Moon Inn Runner Up


Oasis Tan Inc Winner • Sun Tan City Second Place • iSun Tan 24/7 Runner Up • Bare Sugar Spa and Salon Runner Up


Studio 65 Tattoo Winner • River City Tattoo Co Second Place • Benevolent studios Runner Up


uSed Car deaLer


Pritchard’s Lake Chevrolet Winner • Overdrive Auto Second Place • Mason City Motor Company Runner Up • Ollenburg Motors, Inc. Runner Up

The Other Place Winner • Suzie Q Cafe Second Place • PM Park Runner Up • GG’s place LLC Runner Up One Vision General Store Winner • Affordables Thrift Store Second Place • Tried and True Runner Up

tire Store

Pritchard’s Lake Chevrolet Winner • Mason City Tire Service Second Place • Glen’s Tire Service Inc. Runner Up • Overdrive Auto Runner Up

tree ServiCe

Blanchard Tree Services Winner • Miller Tree and Landscape Second Place • Hernandez Tree Service Runner Up • Malek’s Lawn & Tree Service Runner Up

truCk deaLer

Pritchard’s Lake Chevrolet Winner • Ollenburg Motors, Inc. Second Place • Mason City Motor Company Runner Up • Mike Molstead Motors Runner Up

veterinary Osage Veterinary Clinic PC Winner • Brookview Animal Health Center Second Place • Mason City Pet Clinic Runner Up • Forest City Veterinary Clinic Runner Up

viSion Care North Iowa Eye Clinic Winner • Shopko Optical Second Place • Dr Korthals & Associates Runner Up • All About Eyes Runner Up

WaLk-in CLiniC Quick Care Urgent Care Clinic Winner • MercyOne Mason City Urgent Care Second Place • Waypoint Medical Center Runner Up • Community Health Center Runner Up

WeaLth ManageMent

Clear Lake Bank & Trust Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. Winner • Lamont Financial Group Second Place • First Citizens Bank Runner Up • Principal Financial Group Runner Up • Thrivent Financial Runner Up

Wedding reCeption

Country View Acres Winner • Rustic Acres LLC Second Place • The Music Man Square Runner Up • Diamond Jo Worth Casino Runner Up

Weight LoSS

MercyOne North Iowa Bariatric Surgery Winner • YMCA Second Place • Iowa Specialty Hospital Belmond Runner Up • WW (Weight Watchers) Runner Up


The Boulder Tap House Winner • Buffalo Wild Wings Second Place • The Other Place Runner Up • The Sports Page of Mason City LLC Runner Up

WoMen’S CLothing Rustic Raven Winner • Kohl’s Second Place • T.J. Maxx Runner Up • Maurices Runner Up

WoMen’S night out

Cafe Mir Winner • Fat Hill Brewing Second Place • Diamond Jo Worth Casino Runner Up • Rookies Rockin’ Sports Bar Runner Up

Worth a drive

Cafe Mir Winner • Teluwut Grille House & Pub Second Place WindoWS Window World of Mason City • West Fork Wharf Runner Up Winner • Cinco de Mayo Restaurant • Midwest Construction Runner Up Second Place • Young Construction yoga Runner Up YMCA Winner Wine Store • TRANSFORM HOT YOGA  Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits Second Place Winner • Lake Liquors Wine & Spirits • The Studio Yoga Fitness Runner Up Second Place • Yoga Central Studio • Northside Liquor Runner Up Runner Up

L40 | Sunday, August 22, 2021

Globe Gazette

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