Your morning update: Jail project advances and the Spring Play opens soon

Floyd County is going it alone to address it’s jail needs. The Charles City Spring Play is a comedy and is just around the corner. The Comets sweep their home golf meet. And, the city will be flushing hydrants soon.

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, April 26.

Today’s Holidays

It is National Kids and Pets Day, according to

North Cedar Reports proclaims this as Comet Bowl Day. It’s going to rain, go bowling.


Forecast from the National Weather Service

Today — Scattered showers, mainly between noon and 3 p.m. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 50. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
Tonight — A slight chance of showers before 7 p.m., then a slight chance of showers after 2 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Northwest wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Thursday — Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. West wind around 14 mph.
Thursday Night — Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.


COUNTY TAKES NEXT STEP IN JAIL PROJECT — Although the city of Charles City last week decided to not pursue a joint law enforcement center with Floyd County, the Board of Supervisors agreed to move ahead with the next phase of possibly preparing for a bond referendum for a facility to replace the jail. Sending inmates elsewhere remains on the table, however.

COMETS WIN — The Charles City boys and girls golf teams placed first in their home meet Tuesday. Click here for the story, results and photos

CCHS SPRING PLAY OPENS FRIDAY — We’re quickly coming up on opening night for the Charles City High School Drama Department presentation of “Don’t Drink the Water.” There are two public performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the North Grand Auditorium. It’s a Woody Allen comedy. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

CHARLES CITY TO FLUSH HYDRANTS — The Charles City Water Department will flush the City’s water distribution system from May 1 to May 26.  The notice from the department says annual flushing of the hydrants is necessary to remove deposits that may build up in the underground water mains and to ensure that water quality is maintained throughout the system. Customers may experience fluctuations in pressure and/or discoloration of their water during flushing.
It also allows the Water Department to operate all fire hydrants in the distribution system and identify any maintenance requirements for each fire hydrant on an individual basis.
If you experience discolored water, run your cold water tap until it clears. During periods of discoloration, postpone washing clothes and limit your use of hot water until the cold water clears. Any issues will clear up in a short time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Water Department at 641-257-6315.



  • Immaculate Conception Spring Salad Luncheon & Card Party, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Columbus Club, 502 Clark St., Charles City. Cost is $7.  Serving hot & cold salads, deviled eggs, desserts and drink. Carry outs available. Cards (500 & Bridge) begin at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the I.C. Parish Office and at the door on the day of the event.
  • Childhood immunization clinic, 1-4 p.m., 1003 Gilbert St., Charles City. Click here for details.
  • St. Michael’s Youth Ministry Annual Spaghetti Supper, 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, St. Michael’s Parish Center, Nashua. Spaghetti, garlic toast, dessert and drinks. Cost: $7 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Silent auctions and raffles

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