Charles City Morning Update (Sept. 19) Homecoming begins; City Council pondering bathroom and trash

  1. WEATHER — Today: Patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph. (Extended forecast)

2. HOMECOMING WEEK HAS BEGUN: Charles City High School students celebrated the beginning of Homecoming Week on Sunday evening with a bonfire at the Elks Lodge. However, Homecoming competitions between the classes began earlier. Just prior to the bonfire, a two-hand touch football tournament between girls teams was played at the College Grounds. Here is a slideshow from the games:

The Dress-Up days begin today at both elementary and secondary levels. Today’s theme is dress up on your favorite sports team apparel.

For the full Charles City Homecoming schedule click here.

Here is this year’s Homecoming Court:

Pictured from left, back row, Drew Martin, Nathan Lopez, Zachary Chambers, Anders Haglund and Kayden Blunt; and front row, Ava Ellis, Olivia Litterer, Hailey Kowalski, Nora Hruska and Harper McInroy. Photo courtesy of the Charles City School District.

3. HALLOWEEN TRADITION IN 27TH YEAR —The Spook Walk will return to Riverside Park on Monday, Oct. 24, with a rain date of Thursday, Oct. 27. Main Street Charles City is asking the City Council tonight to close streets by the park from 1-8 p.m. on the date of the event, which is in its 27th year.

4. CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON BATHROOM MONEY — At tonight’s City Council meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in City Hall, members will vote on whether to commit $50,000 toward bathroom construction in the train depot, which is being renovated by The American Train Museum. The depot is located along the city’s proposed bike trail expansion and could be an asset to trail users.

A garbage pickup rate increase is also on the agenda. Click here for details.