CC’s Connell, Deeter and Litterer compete at State

FORT DODGE, Iowa — Three Comet boys ran well Saturday at the Class 3A State Cross Country Championship with senior Gavin Connell leading the way with a time of 16:57.6. He placed 36th. Charles City junior Mason Deeter placed 46th with a time of 17:01.1.  Nick Litterer, also a junior, placed 102 with a 17:51.8.    “These guys had a great day! Gavin in for 36th, his best place finish in 4 years! Mason at 46th (top 35%), and Nick at 102!” head coach Ryan Rahmiller tweeted. The individual state champ, senior Myles Bach of  Center Point-Urbana finished in 15:49. Continue reading CC’s Connell, Deeter and Litterer compete at State

Clarksville, Rockford and N-P girls run strong at Class 1A State Meet

 FORT DODGE, Iowa — Clarksville sophomore Kori Wedeking had the top finish among Butler, Chickasaw and Floyd county runners Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Girls Class 1A Cross Country State Championship at Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge. Wedeking placed 12th in individual results with a time of 19:47.3. Rockford senior Sheridan LaCoste placed 36th with a time of 21:00.8.         Nashua-Plainfield ninth-grader Aubrey Eick was 61st with a 21:29.5 The field includes 143 runners. The individual Class 1A state champ is Springville-Central sophomore Emily Staal with a time of 18:36.5. Continue reading Clarksville, Rockford and N-P girls run strong at Class 1A State Meet

Taking a stroll down the Spookwalk in Charles City

By Colton Baldus Hundreds of costumed kids lined up along the Cedar Riverfront on Thursday to celebrate pre-Halloween, collecting candy strolling through attractions sponsored by local businesses and organizations.  There was a pirate ship handing out chocolate doubloons, a pharoh’s “tomb.” Said pharaoh seemed to be in good health lying on a table inside. A recreation of the “Wizard of Oz” included a yellow brick road. Colorful and spooky mixed in many more stops along the Spookwalk. The costumes people wore were very cool my favorites were some of the ones pictured here, but there are others that deserve a … Continue reading Taking a stroll down the Spookwalk in Charles City

Riceville football in the playoffs

RICEVILLE — The Wildcats will be looking for that 1993 magic — which is when Riceville won its lone state football championship — when they host Tripoli on Friday, Oct. 27. This first-round game of the Iowa 8-man football state tournament begins at 7 p.m. Both teams have 8-1 regular season records. The Wildcats’ only loss was to Tripoli, 30-34, on the road in the season opener. Tripoli’s lone loss was in the final week of the regular season, 20-78, on the road against undefeated Don Bosch, Gilbertville. Friday’s winner will face either Janesville or Midland, Wyoming on Nov. 3. … Continue reading Riceville football in the playoffs

Nashua-Plainfield 2017 Football Results

The Nashua-Plainfield High School football team ended its 2017 season at 6-3, missing out on postseason play. The Huskies improved on their 3-6 2016 win-loss record. Seniors on this year’s team included Dayton Hansen (4), Mason Hyde (11), Travon Adams (16), Tristen Brase (23), James Wood (32), Tanner Haut (55), Kyle Janssen (60), Nathan Dettmer (64) Jayden Jost (75), Mitchell Malven (80), and Levi Enright (83). __________________________________ WEEK 1 2017 result: 38-0 win at Postville – Aug. 25 2016 result: 41-14 win over Postville ___________________________________ WEEK 2 2017 result: 0-32 at home to Hudson, Sept. 1 2016 result: 7-22 loss … Continue reading Nashua-Plainfield 2017 Football Results

Charles City announces expected street closures starting Oct. 29

CHARLES CITY — Bracket Street and 19th Avenue will be closed to traffic at the Canadian National Railroad crossings for the railroad company to work on and make repairs to the railroad crossings. Both crossings will be closed starting Sunday, Oct 29 and are expected to reopen by Thursday, Nov. 2. Motorists are encouraged to avoid these areas and utilize other routes to bypass the construction areas. Questions can be directed to the Charles City Engineering department at 641-257-6300. Continue reading Charles City announces expected street closures starting Oct. 29

Charles City seeks winter workers

According to the city website, the Charles City Street Department is accepting applications for seasonal employees to perform snow and ice removal. The person will drive trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling, and unloading of various equipment, gravel, sand, and snow. The employees will be on-call and hours will vary from early morning throughout the day and may include weekends and holidays. Special Requirements: This position requires a valid state of Iowa Driver’s License and CDL certification or ability to obtain one. Job related tests maybe required. Miscellaneous Information: The City of Charles City recognizes the National Career … Continue reading Charles City seeks winter workers

Pheasant season opens this weekend

By the Iowa DNR Iowa’s annual pheasant and quail seasons open this weekend. The highest pheasant counts were found in counties from NW Iowa angling down to SE Iowa. Quail numbers are the strongest in decades, with the largest population in the southern three tiers of counties.  Here are some last-minute tips and resources: Check out IHAP maps and locations, where private landowners open their land to public hunting. Or visit the Iowa Hunting Atlas for all of Iowa’s public hunting areas. Blaze orange — wear at least one of the following with 50 percent or more solid blaze orange: … Continue reading Pheasant season opens this weekend

Trinity UMC Trunk or Treat begins at 5 p.m. on Halloween

CHARLES CITY — Ever wonder what George Cummins dresses as on Halloween? Well, you might be able to find out at Trinity United Methodist Church’s annual Trunk-or-Treat. It will be from 5-7:30 p.m. In the Charles City church’s parking lot. Bring your little princesses, ghosts and scary monsters for safe fun and lots of candy. The church is at 601 Milwaukee St., Charles City. And regarding Cummins, we’re betting he’ll be dressed as some sort of agronomist in disguise. Continue reading Trinity UMC Trunk or Treat begins at 5 p.m. on Halloween

Electrical problem caused fire that killed 6,000 chickens in Charles City

NEWS RELEASE from the CCFD: CHARLES CITY – On Monday evening the Charles City Fire Department (CCFD) responded to a fire at a building on Zoetis property, namely 2640 7 Mile Road. Major fire damage occurred to the building, with eight fire departments assisting the CCFD. Today, with the assistance of the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office and Zoetis, a determination as to the cause of the fire was established. It was found that an electrical wire began arching due to a malfunction which created a fire within the building. There were approximately 6,000 chickens in the building at the … Continue reading Electrical problem caused fire that killed 6,000 chickens in Charles City

Floyd County Extension and OutreachNovember 2017 Calendar

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Charles City 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pick A Better Snack – Washington Charles City 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Staying Independent Charles City 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM MOMS Group – Seasonings Charles City Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM Ornamental & Turfgrass Applicators Training Charles City 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Staying Independent Charles City Friday, November 10, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Motion Commotion Day Camp Charles City 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fresh Conversations Charles City Tuesday, November 14, … Continue reading Floyd County Extension and OutreachNovember 2017 Calendar

21st annual SpookWalk is Oct. 26 in Charles City

CHARLES CITY — Little ghosts and goblins are invited to don their Halloween costumes and bring their treat bags for the 21st annual SpookWalk trick-or-treat event held on Thursday, October 26th, from 5:30-7 p.m. along the riverfront trail in Charles City. Local businesses and organizations will be providing decorated treat stations along the recreational trail starting out behind the Charles City Public Library, proceeding under the Brantingham Bridge and looping around Riverfront Park. This event is free to take part in for youth ages 12 and under, and open to all residents from Charles City and the surrounding area. Children … Continue reading 21st annual SpookWalk is Oct. 26 in Charles City

Fire guts Zoetis building that housed chickens

This press release was issued by the Charles City Fire Department late Monday night: CHARLES CITY – At 4:57PM Monday evening, the Charles City Fire Department (CCFD) responded to a report of smoke and fire coming from a building at Zoetis in Charles City. It was determined once on scene, that the fire was at 2640 7 Mile Road, just outside Charles City city limits.   When firefighters arrived, they found visible smoke and fire engulfing most of the western half of a building at the address. Since the actual fire was outside city limits, water supply was hampered initially … Continue reading Fire guts Zoetis building that housed chickens

Floyd County Pheasants Forever banquet is Friday, Nov. 3

The Floyd county pioneer chapter banquet of pheasants forever will feature a salad auction live auction door prizes and raffle’s. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the Floyd Community Center in Floyd. To get tickets callGerald Schmitt at  641-330-0582, Jared Jones at 319-415-8166, Dave Van Waus at 515-231-2565 or Jerry Meyer at 641-228-7183. Continue reading Floyd County Pheasants Forever banquet is Friday, Nov. 3

Fall Family Festival in CC on Oct. 22

CHARLES CITY — Swartzrock Implement is again hosting the Fall Family Fest at its place at 2192 Old Highway Road. Bethany Alliance Church festival will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. There will be games, crafts, hayrides, pumpkin decorating candy and more. The evening will wrap up with a large screen showing of Pixar’s “Inside Out. ” Continue reading Fall Family Festival in CC on Oct. 22

Wonder ‘Fall’ decorating contest returns to Charles City

Public can vote for favorite storefront display on Facebook   CHARLES CITY – Autumn is here, with a crispness in the air, colorful changes in the trees and harvest time heralding the new season. It also marks the return of the “Wonder‘Fall” business decorating contest put on by the Design Committee of Community Revitalization. Charles City businesses were encouraged to dress up their storefronts with a Fall or Halloween theme as a fun way to draw attention to their shops, as well as to give residents and visitors alike something fun to go around town and check out.   Free … Continue reading Wonder ‘Fall’ decorating contest returns to Charles City

Public invited to meet the Charles City mayoral and council candidates Oct. 19

CHARLES CITY – Voters in Charles City will have an opportunity to hear from and meet their candidates for City Council and Mayor prior to the Nov. 7 election at a public candidates forum on Thursday, Oct. 19. The free event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Charles City NIACC Center, and is open to all. Incumbent City Council members DeLaine Freeseman and Jerry Joerger are running unopposed on the ballot to serve another four-year term. However, Charles City will have a new mayor one way or another, as long-time incumbent Jim Erb has announced he is stepping … Continue reading Public invited to meet the Charles City mayoral and council candidates Oct. 19