Special kids activities, Jay Clyde Band on tap for June 29 Party in the Park

News Release CHARLES CITY — New and unique kids activities, great live entertainment, a preview of the upcoming community theater production, food and beverage vendors, and more are going to be packing Central Park in Charles City Friday, June 29. Kick off the weekend in the best way by coming to enjoy a fantastic, entertainment…

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FISHING REPORT: High water stymies Cedar River fishing

Dropping a line in the Cedar River in Charles City this week is almost guaranteed to be relaxing. Chances are good you won’t be pulling in many fish.While high water is plaguing the river, other nearby fishing spots have more promise. Here are the latest fishing reports from the Iowa DNR for the Cedar River,…

Up to 10,000 gallons of manure spill into Walnut Creek

RIDGEWAY, Iowa – The DNR on Wednesday announced it is investigating a manure spill about three miles north of Ridgeway in Winneshiek County. An estimated 5,000 to 10,000 gallons of manure reached the headwaters of Walnut Creek after a hose came apart during manure application, the news release said. “The spill occurred on the Kevin…

Pros cleaning up storm damage at R-R-MR

ROCKFORD — Professionals are removing downed trees and cleaning up the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock school campus, while programs have been moved off-site, according to a Facebook post by District administration. The severe storm on Saturday tore through the Floyd County city causing extensive damage. R-R-MR Superintendent Keith Turner issued this statement Sunday about the damage at…

Cedar River expected to crest at 12.5 feet today

UPDATE AT NOON SUNDAY, JUNE 10 — A revised forecast from the National Weather Service says the Cedar River in Charles City will crest at 12.5 feet today, rather than 17 feet on Monday. UPDATE AT 9:40 p.m., Saturday — The Cedar River in Charles City is now forecast to crest at 17 feet by…