Your morning update for April 13: CC Prom Court announced, city leaving joint project with county, and a bridge hangs in the balance

King Candidates: (Left to right) Dave Dejongoy, AJ Maloy, Zion Jordan, Alex Koehler, Jaden Foster Queen Candidates: (Left to right) Madelyn Bilharz, Shantel Van Hauen, Bailee Wilts, Kristyn Pellymonter, Hannah Menken
The Charles City High School Prom Court has been named, and the future of the Charlie Western Trail Way bridge is in serious doubt.

Good morning, it’s Thursday, April 13.


The national weather service forecast for today is Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. East wind 9 to 11 mph.

Tonight, there is a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. East wind around 10 mph.


The Comets’ 2017 Prom Court includes king candidates: Dave Dejongoy, AJ Maloy, Zion Jordan, Alex Koehler, and Jaden Foster, and    queen candidates: Madelyn Bilharz, Shantel Van Hauen, Bailee Wilts, Kristyn Pellymonter, and Hannah Menken.

The prom, with the theme Picture Perfect, will be on Saturday, April 22. Here is the schedule:

  • 6:30 p.m. -— Doors open for Grand March (Charles City Middle School Gymnasium)
  • 7 p.m. — Lineup for Grand March
  •  7:30 p.m. — Grand March (admission $1) 
  • 9 p.m.  — Dance 
  • Midnight —After prom (Charles City Middle School) 
  • 3 a.m. hypnotist

Last night, the Charles City Council received an update on the Charlie Western Trail Way bridge. It’s not good. 

“We’re waiting for official inspection from bridge engineer but it’s not salvageable,” City Administrator Steve Diers told North Cedar Reports.

The city would be on the hook for the cost of demolition.

The bridge and the section of the river beneath it remain closed off to the general public.

See bridge pictures here.

The City Council also discussed the proposed joint law enforcement center with Floyd County. The council came to a consensus that the city is pulling out of the project leaving Floyd County to go forward on its own.



Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry Friday, 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, April 14, Columbus Hall, 502 Clark St., Adults $10, Ages 6-10 $5, and 5 years old and younger eat free.

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