Comets win 2 golds, 1 silver at Donnybrook tournament

Charles City’s Destiny Kolheim and Lily Luft won gold and Liz Oleson took silver Friday night at an invitation only tournament in Coralville. Ten members of the Comets girls wrestling team competed in the Dan Gable Donnybrook held Thursday and Friday at Xtreme Arena. It featured at least 24 of the best girls wrestling teams in the Midwest, according to the Charles City Wrestling Facebook page. Charles City as a team had 26 wins, 16 losses and placed 9th. Kolheim won the 155 championship by an 8-6 decision over Grace Alagbo of Apple Valley, Minnesota. She was 4-0 in the … Continue reading Comets win 2 golds, 1 silver at Donnybrook tournament

NE Iowa Scoreboard, Nov. 29

Girls Basketball Top of Iowa – East North Iowa Cedar League – East Northeast Iowa Conference Upper Iowa Conference Boys basketball Top of Iowa – East Rockford at Nashua-Plainfield – Postponed Northwood-Kensett at North Butler – Postponed Newman Catholic at Osage – Postponed until Dec. 15 Central Springs at Saint Ansgar – Postponed North Iowa Cedar League – East Northeast Iowa Conference Upper Iowa Conference Clayton Ridge 44, North Fayette Valley 36 Continue reading NE Iowa Scoreboard, Nov. 29

CC girls drop home game to Indee

Independence took a 15-3 lead in the first quarter of Monday’s girls basketball game in Charles City on the way to a 64-36 win. The Comets outscored the Mustangs 15-14 in the second quarter, but Independence dominated the second half. Seniors Delaney Ruzicka and Ava Ellis each scored 12 points to lead the Comets. Ellis netted 7 points at the free throw line. Ruzicka led Charles City with 10 rebounds. The Comets are now 0-2. Independence is 1-0. UP NEXT: Charles City will host the Algona Bulldogs (1-1) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Continue reading CC girls drop home game to Indee

DNR to host virtual meeting on chronic wasting disease Nov. 29

Iowa DNR News Release The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a virtual public meeting on chronic wasting disease on Nov. 29, from 7-8 p.m. Staff will provide an update on the science of the disease, its status in Iowa, and current management efforts. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and staff will answer as many as time allows. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required in order to receive information prior to the meeting. Interested individuals can register to attend through the link https://bit.ly/3FIgc4G.   Continue reading DNR to host virtual meeting on chronic wasting disease Nov. 29

CC girls wrestling: Everyone gets a pin at Monday tournament

Charles City’s girls wrestling team entered eight members in the Central Scramble in Elkader on Monday and captured three first-, three second- and two third-place weight class finishes. Each Comet had at least one pin. As a team they scored 11 falls. Lilly Luft took first at 135 with a pair of pins and one decision. She won by fall in 55 seconds over Union’s Ava Mehlert and Anastasia Simon at 1:03. She won a 10-3 decision over Independence’s Dakota Whitman. Ava Thompson took first place in 235 Exhibition, by winning both her matches by fall. She pinned New Hampton’s … Continue reading CC girls wrestling: Everyone gets a pin at Monday tournament

High school girls basketball scoreboard

Sumner-Fredericksburg 55, Charles City 36 The Cougars opened their season with 19 points in the first quarter on Tuesday in Charles City. They held the Comets to 7. By halftime their lead was 35-14. Sophomore Saela Steege led S-F scorers with 16 points followed by junior Isabelle Elliott (14), senior Alivia Lange (9), junior Jana Meyer (9), senior Abby Zabel (4), junior Alivia Seehase (2) and sophomore Brielle Volker (1). Charles City statistics were not immediately available. Oelwein 76, Postville 26 The Huskies 50-point season-opening home victory over the Pirates on Tuesday snapped a nine game losing streak dating back … Continue reading High school girls basketball scoreboard

CC area AM update (Nov. 19): County Board winner quits; girls wrestling gets season started; wind chills go subzero

Good morning Charles City area. It’s Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, and here’s what’s happening in local news. • Subzero wind chills today — Today will be partly sunny, blustery and cold, with a chance of flurries. Temperatures will drop to around 15 by 5 p.m. with wind chills nearly 5 below zero. Northwest wind gusts could be as 40 mph. Winds will slow down slight tonight, with wind gusts around 30 mph. The temperatures will drop to around 5 with a wind chill of nearly 10 below. Sunday will be warmer, with a high near 34 but the wind chill … Continue reading CC area AM update (Nov. 19): County Board winner quits; girls wrestling gets season started; wind chills go subzero

Be prepared for dangerous cold days through the weekend

Good morning. It’s Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. HAZARDOUS WEATHER: Winds chills tonight will be in the single digits below zero, according to The National Weather Service. Today’s high temperature should reach about 18 under cloudy skies, but it will be blustery. Periodic light snow will be continue into the evening. Total accumulation could be about an inch. Saturday through Thanksgiving, snow will gradually taper off to flurries on Saturday morning. Little, if any, accumulations are expected. Wind chills on Saturday night will range from 5 to 15 below zero. Learn more about the impact of cold on the body by … Continue reading Be prepared for dangerous cold days through the weekend

CC man pleads guilty to 3rd domestic assault, placed on probation

Logan Justin Pfertzel, 29, of Charles City, pleaded guilty Oct. 27 in Floyd County District Court to Class D felony domestic assault. On Nov. 1, District Judge Peter B. Newell placed Pfertzel on three to five years of probation on a suspended prison sentence of up to five years, with credit for time served. A fine of $1,025 plus surcharge was suspended. Pfertzel was ordered to be placed in the Beje Clark Residential Facility until maximum benefits are achieved. There he is to get substance abuse and mental health evaluations and follow through on recommended treatment. The court also ordered … Continue reading CC man pleads guilty to 3rd domestic assault, placed on probation

Floyd County Board of Supervisors meeting agenda: Tuesday, Nov. 15

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors Will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Courthouse Assembly Room. Conference Call Info – Dial: 1-641-257-6165; Access Code: 1129#(If you experience issues connecting to the meeting, please contact the Auditor’s Office at 641-257-6131.) Continue reading Floyd County Board of Supervisors meeting agenda: Tuesday, Nov. 15

Secret Santa Elves of Nashua back in action and seeking your help

There’s a lot of Christmas spirit out there to share, so the Secret Santa Elves of Nashua have come up with another way to do it this year. In its first few year, the community group started its Secret Santa gift giving. Last year, they added Letters to Santa and caroling. This year, the Secret Santa Elves are adding The Angel Card Project. “Many seniors will spend the holiday alone,” said Elf Donna Peterson. “By mailing cards, you can help brighten a senior’s holiday. This is for cards only, but if you wish to send more than that, we leave … Continue reading Secret Santa Elves of Nashua back in action and seeking your help

Big night for Republicans in Iowa

The Republicans in Iowa swept the federal races and appear to have taken all but one state office holder post. Democrat Rob Sand was clinging to a narrow lead in the race for State Auditor. The Republicans also punched through a gun rights amendment for the Iowa Constitution. Click here for the statewide results of the general election that wrapped up Tuesday. For Floyd County-only results, click here. For Chickasaw County-only results, click here. GOP ALSO TAKES MOST CHICKASAW COUNTY OFFICES In Chickasaw County, Republican Scott Cerwinske ran unopposed for Board of Supervisors District 2 and got 718 of the … Continue reading Big night for Republicans in Iowa

Floyd County Election Results

FLOYD COUNTY OFFICES Supervisor District 1 Supervisor District 2 Supervisor District 3 County Attorney County Treasurer County Recorder Floyd County vote totals for federal offices US Senator US Rep. District 2 Floyd County vote totals for state offices Governor and Lt. Governor Secretary of Agriculture Attorney General Secretary of State Auditor of State Treasurer of State State Senator District 29 State Senator District 30 State Rep. District 58 State Rep. District 60 Constitutional Amendment 1 Continue reading Floyd County Election Results

CC AM Update (Nov. 2): See ‘Charlie Brown’ this week

Good morning, Charles City area readers. It’s Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, and here are some local news nuggets 1. Warm and breezy today and tonight — Today will be sunny, with a high near 75, with a south wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon, the National Weather Service says. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. 2. CCHS students to present fall musical this week … Continue reading CC AM Update (Nov. 2): See ‘Charlie Brown’ this week

Iowa’s pheasant opener was busy, with lots of hunter success

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE IOWA DNR Hunters are home, the dogs are resting and Iowa’s opening weekend of pheasant season is in the rearview mirror. Reports from across the state varied from excellent up north to good in central and southwest Iowa, with the consensus that hunting will continue to improve once all the corn is harvested. According to reports, hunters turned out in good numbers, filling parking lots and field access lanes. “It’s the best bird numbers we’ve had since I’ve been in east-central Iowa. I’m still seeing hunters out today,” said Curt Kemmerer, wildlife biologist for the Iowa … Continue reading Iowa’s pheasant opener was busy, with lots of hunter success

Sexual harassment lawsuit winner in 2013 now facing unrelated theft charges

An Orchard, Iowa, woman who won a sexual harassment lawsuit against Floyd County in 2013, is facing felony charges based on accusations that she stole more than $21,000 over 10 years from her private law firm employer. Theresa Ann Farmer, 59, of Orchard, Iowa, on Friday waived a preliminary hearing in Floyd County Court regarding charges of ongoing criminal conduct (Class B felony), first-degree theft (Class C felony) and unauthorized use of a credit card. According to criminal complaints, during the years 2012-2022 while employed at Eggert, Erb and Ellington PLC Law Firm in Charles City she took more than … Continue reading Sexual harassment lawsuit winner in 2013 now facing unrelated theft charges

7 at 7 for CC (Oct. 31): An update on Carly’s Fight, Halloween, music honors, funding government communications and more

Good morning, Charles City area readers. It’s Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Here are 7 local news updates for you at 7 a.m. 1. WEATHER — Today will be sunny, with a high near 66, according to the National Weather Service. Winds will be calm, becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 36. Calm wind. 2. Halloween — The official trick or treat times in Charles City are 6-8 p.m. tonight. Here are some Halloween events tonight: • Trinity Treats, 5:30-7 p.m., trick-or-treat inside United Methodist Church, 601 Milwaukee St, Charles … Continue reading 7 at 7 for CC (Oct. 31): An update on Carly’s Fight, Halloween, music honors, funding government communications and more

Floyd County Board to consider more funding for communications position

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors on Monday plans to review and possibly vote on a communications and marketing partnership with the Charles City school district, municipal government and Area Development Corporation. The board will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, in the Floyd County Courthouse Assembly Room. At the board’s Oct. 17 meeting, city and school district officials urged the county to join a 28E agreement to fund a community marketing and promotion liaison position. The new arrangement would replace lost funding that supports a Charles City Public Access Network position. Its funding source has been cable television … Continue reading Floyd County Board to consider more funding for communications position

Cambrex announces expansion in Charles City

NEWS RELEASE FROM CAMBREX East Rutherford, NJ – Cambrex on Thursday announced it is investing in a new, 21,000-square-foot research and development facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota, expanding its capacity for small molecule development and manufacturing. Strategically located near the Minneapolis–St. Paul Airport, the new facility will specialize in analytical and chemical development for pharmaceutical drug candidates and will operate as an extension of Cambrex’s flagship facility in Charles City, Iowa. Cambrex is expected to add approximately 40 new jobs over the next 2-3 years at the new site in Minneapolis. Cambrex will simultaneously launch a multi-phase, 9,000-square-foot expansion and 21,000-square-foot … Continue reading Cambrex announces expansion in Charles City