BAC extends invitation for child-centered ministry on Wednesdays

CHARLES CITY — Bethany Alliance Church, 1100 Clinton Street, invites children in grades 3-4 to attend its LIFE (Live In Faith Everyday) ministry from 6:30-7:30 a.m. The church website describes the gathering this way: “Our kids come together on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to learn about Jesus, sing and dance, and meet in age-specific small groups.” Continue reading BAC extends invitation for child-centered ministry on Wednesdays

Music festival of local bands at Floyd County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 8

CHARLES CITY — The Floyd County Fairgrounds will rock Saturday, Sept. 8. The gates will open at 10 a.m. for the local music festival “Space Jam.” Live music begins at 11 a.m. General admission is $12. Admission and camping is $15. For more details, click here. Continue reading Music festival of local bands at Floyd County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 8

2018 BIG 4 FAIR SCHEDULE (The fun begins Aug. 30)

NASHUA — The Big 4 Fair is just around the corner and here is the schedule of events: Thursday, August 30 Entry day (All Day) Friday, August TBA — Big 4 Fair Tractor Ride – Call Dave Bucknell for details 641-330-1662 6 p.m. to midnight — Uncle G’s Pavilion 6:30 p.m. — Truck & Tractor Pull – Lovik Sled Co. Saturday, September 1 8 a.m. — Halter Classes (Saddle Horses & Ponies) 11 a.m. — Bean Bag Tournament – Contact Brad Schmitt 319-961-1555 11 a.m.  to midnight — Uncle G’s Pavilion – Live Music with Cross Tie Walker  immediately after Figure Eights!  … Continue reading 2018 BIG 4 FAIR SCHEDULE (The fun begins Aug. 30)

RRMR preschool open house is Aug. 23

News Release ROCKFORD — RRMR Preschool Open House August 23, 2018 3:00-7:00 pm in the preschool room. 2018-19 Preschoolers and their parents be sure to stop in, meet the teachers and see the classroom. You can also bring your school supplies. We would also like to remind everyone in the AM and PM classes to get your school picture taken on August 23, 2018 between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm down by the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade rooms. Order forms will be available that day. You will be contacted by the teacher to schedule a home visit August 24, … Continue reading RRMR preschool open house is Aug. 23

Crop Marketing Highlights the ISU Research Farm Field Day on September 5

News Release NASHUA – The Annual Fall Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:15 PM. Steve Johnson, Extension farm management specialist, will kick-off the program in the Borlaug Learning Center by providing his insights on the crop market outlook. Following Steve is Antonio Mallarino, Extension soil fertility specialist, to discuss recent research on the use of high rates of gypsum, as well as a soil lime/pH update. We then convene outside for the farm wagon tour; Meaghan Anderson, Extension field agronomist, will share her thoughts on weed management, herbicide resistance and … Continue reading Crop Marketing Highlights the ISU Research Farm Field Day on September 5

Floyd County Extension August 2018 Calendar

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM   4-H Trip to Decorah   Decorah Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Farmland Leasing Meeting   Charles City Thursday, August 9, 2018 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM   Focus On Nitrogen Field Day   Nashua Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   Floyd County Extension Council Meeting   Charles City Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM   Iowa Drainage School   Nashua Continue reading Floyd County Extension August 2018 Calendar

Charles City July Fourth Celebration activities, schedule announced

News Release CHARLES CITY – The July Fourth Celebration is always a big deal in Charles City, and this year promises more of the same … and then some! In addition to the traditional offerings such as a youth talent show, Kids Day, 5k and 5 mile races, the Independence Day Parade, live music and activities in Central Park, as well as the fireworks show to cap things off, this year’s celebration will feature a number of new offerings. Those will include a bigger stage production on July 3rd featuring the highly entertaining band “The Dweebs,” as well as the … Continue reading Charles City July Fourth Celebration activities, schedule announced

See preview pictures of CC’s ‘Wizard of Oz’; advance tickets on sale for June 30 to July 1 performances

CHARLES CITY — Dorothy, Toto and a cast of more than 100 are bringing the merry old land of Oz to the North Grand Auditorium. Charles City’s Stony Point Players are putting on a summer musical, “The Wizard of Oz.” There will be three performances: 7 p.m. Saturday June 30, 2 p.m. Sunday July 1, and 7 p.m. Monday July 2. Children’s tickets are $5. Adult tickets are $7. Order reserved seat tickets online at showtix4u.com or by phone at 1-866-967-8617 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central Time. Remaining seats will be sold at the door. Charles City High … Continue reading See preview pictures of CC’s ‘Wizard of Oz’; advance tickets on sale for June 30 to July 1 performances

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 filled evening downtown at the third Party in the Park event of the season. Sponsors Cambrex, CUSB Bank, Croell, R&S Mowing, Edward Jones (Mark Sindlinger and Jeremy Heyer), and Feller and Associates have all contributed in a great way to make this evening possible. The … Continue reading Special kids activities, Jay Clyde Band on tap for June 29 Party in the Park

Smell (and taste) the BBQ this Saturday in Charles City!

News Release CHARLES CITY – The wonderful aroma of barbeque in the smoker will waft through the air along the riverfront in Charles City on Saturday, June 16, with the return of the Charles City BBQ Challenge. Amateur and professional smoking teams alike will be competing for cash prizes and bragging rights in this annual taste tussle which will be judged by certified Kansas City BBQ Society rules as well as the public with a People’s Choice Award. Participating BBQ teams will assemble Saturday morning in the parking lot behind City Hall and adjacent to Hot Shots at 700 Riverside … Continue reading Smell (and taste) the BBQ this Saturday in Charles City!

Party in the Park returns to Charles City June 15 with ‘Decades Night’

NEWS RELEASE CHARLES CITY – Free inflatable fun, live music, great food and community fellowship are on tap for the second Party in the Park event of the summer in Charles City’s Central Park on Friday, June 15th! Enjoy the mixed-era sounds of band Exit 113 and come dressed in your favorite attire from the 1950s on up through today (and beyond) for “Decades Night” from 5-9 p.m. You’ll also be able to check out classic Corvettes, watch the Floyd County Fair Queen coronation, ride the barrel train and pedal cars, try your hand at kids’ games, get your face … Continue reading Party in the Park returns to Charles City June 15 with ‘Decades Night’

June 27 Field Day to Highlight Ag Weather Forecast, Soils and Crops

News Release   NASHUA – The Annual Spring Field Day at the ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm will run from 1:00 to 4:15 PM. Elwynn Taylor, Extension climatologist, will kick-off the program in the Borlaug Learning Center, by providing his insights on crop weather for the 2018 growing season. Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Extension soil/tillage specialist, follows with updates on various strip-till and no-till studies at the research farm. We will then convene outside for the farm wagon tours; John Sawyer, Extension soil fertility specialist, to share his expertise on corn nitrogen fertilizer management (rate, timing, split-apply, N sensors, etc.), and … Continue reading June 27 Field Day to Highlight Ag Weather Forecast, Soils and Crops

Floyd County Extension and Outreach June 2018 Calendar

NEWS RELEASE Monday, June 4, 2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Prepare For Fair – Clover Kids   Charles City Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM   4-H Camp    Floyd Thursday, June 7, 2018 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM   4-H Camp    Floyd  (continuation) Friday, June 8, 2018 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM   4-H Camp    Floyd  (continuation) Monday, June 11, 2018 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM   Gardening – Learn/Grow/Eat & Go   Charles City Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   Fizz Bubble Goo Day Camp   Charles City Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM   Fizz Bubble Goo Day Camp   Charles City Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM … Continue reading Floyd County Extension and Outreach June 2018 Calendar

Bike Rodeo and Bike Ride set for June 2

News Release CHARLES CITY – It’s all about kids and bicycles in Charles City on Saturday, June 2, with a Youth Bike Rodeo and Family Bike Ride planned from 9-11 a.m. at the former middle school parking lot at 500 North Grand Ave. Hosted by CC Cares and the Charles City Police Department, this free event will offer youngsters in grades K-6 the opportunity to show off their bicycle riding skills, have their bikes checked for safety and get licensed, or even trade up if they have outgrown their current bikes. Organizers have received more than 50 bicycle donations for … Continue reading Bike Rodeo and Bike Ride set for June 2

Bill Riley Talent Show returns to Charles City July 1

News Release CHARLES CITY – Who will be Iowa’s next Maddie Poppe? Young talent from around the region will be showcased in Charles City on Sunday, July 1, with cash prizes and a chance to qualify for the state fair on the line. The annual Bill Riley Talent Show has become a part of the Fourth of July holiday tradition in Charles City and is open to ages 2 to 21 to perform and display their talents in the areas of vocal music, instrumental music or dance. There are two age categories, the Sprout Division (ages 2-12) and the Senior … Continue reading Bill Riley Talent Show returns to Charles City July 1

Registration open for Firecracker 5 races on July 4

News Release CHARLES CITY – Registration is now open for runners to sign up for the Charley Western Firecracker 5 and take part in either the 5K or 5-mile races, both of which will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, near the Charles City High School parking lot. Brochures with registration forms are available at the Charles City Community Development Office at 401 North Main St. Online registration is also available at http://www.GetMeRegistered.com/CharleyWestern5. Register on or before June 18th for $25 per person and to be guaranteed a race shirt. Registrations will be accepted after June 18th for … Continue reading Registration open for Firecracker 5 races on July 4

COUNTDOWN TO GRADUATION: CC commencement this weekend

News Release Carrie Lane Program Graduation, Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 1 p.m. First Congregational Church CCHS Graduation, Sunday, May 27, – 1:30 p.m., Comet Gym, (1200 1st Avenue, Charles City) Doors open 12:30 p.m. Graduates meet in assigned classrooms by 12:45 p.m. Commencement begins at 1:30 p.m. Continue reading COUNTDOWN TO GRADUATION: CC commencement this weekend