Music festival of local bands at Floyd County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 8

CHARLES CITY — The Floyd County Fairgrounds will rock Saturday, Sept. 8. The gates will open at 10 a.m. for the local music festival “Space Jam.” Live music begins at 11 a.m. General admission is $12. Admission and camping is $15. For more details, click here.

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Comets top New Hampton in football home opener

CHARLES CITY — After giving up a safety to open the game and going down 9-0 in the first quarter, the Charles City Comets offense churned out two touchdowns in the second quarter on the way to a 21-9 home victory Friday. Here are some images from the game. Other scores in the district Waverly-Shell…

FISHING REPORT: Send your minnow deeper for walleye

By the Iowa DNR Cedar River (above Nashua) Walleye – Good: Use a jig tipped with a twister tail or minnow in deeper water or a spinnerbait in slack water pockets. Smallmouth Bass – Good: Fish midday on overcast days or dawn and dusk. A variety of baits are working. Decorah District Streams Due to marginal stream temperatures, some streams are not…

Comets play the cadets Friday night in Cresco

Here we go! The 2018 Iowa prep football season kicks off Friday night for Charles City High School. The Comets travel to Cresco to play the Cadets. Game time is 7:30 p.m. The weather might become a problem, however. Here is the forecast from the National Weather Service for Cresco: Friday Showers and thunderstorms likely,…

Micro-brewery under construction across from courthouse

CHARLES CITY — Cory and Lanie Sanvig are planning to open a micro-brewery in October across South Main Street from the Floyd County Courthouse. Part of that plan involves some help from the Charles City Community Revitalization Facade Improvement Program. The Charles City Council will consider the Sanvigs’ application for $9,540 from the facade program.…