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  • Photos: CCHS Orchestra Concert, Feb. 21

    Photos: CCHS Orchestra Concert, Feb. 21

    Here are some images from the Charles City High School orchestra and band concert on Thursday.

  • Workshop on evaluating estate, transition plans set for Feb. 26 in Charles City

    News Release “Talking about transitions and estate planning is difficult for most people – including rural Iowans – individuals, couples and families,” says Melissa O’Rourke, the Iowa State University Farm & Agribusiness Management Specialist in northeast Iowa. “And actual implementation of a transition plan can be even harder.” That’s why Iowa State University Extension offers […]

  • Petition seeks setting quality standards regarding nutrient levels in public lakes

    Petition seeks setting quality standards regarding nutrient levels in public lakes

    DES MOINES – A petition by the  Iowa Environmental Council and the Environmental Law and Policy Center to have the state  adopt numeric water quality standards for certain public recreational lakes appears to be headed for denial. A draft document included in the state’s Environmental Protection Commission’s meeting packet for its Feb. 19 meeting is […]

  • FISHING REPORT: Crappie in the Cedar backwaters

    By the Iowa DNR This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. Clear Lake Ice thickness is 12 to 18 inches. Yellow Bass – Fair: Start shallow with a small jig or jigging spoon tipped with several spikes or a waxworm. You have […]

  • Wentland Woods Management Plan meeting on Feb. 12 at CC Library

    There will be a public meeting to discuss the Wentland Woods Timber Management Plan, at 6 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 12 in the Charles City Library. Click here to see the plan

  • City Council planning meeting, Feb. 11 agenda

    Charles City Council/Staff Planning Session Council Chambers, City Hall Meeting February 11, 2019 5:30 p.m. Call To Order Mayor’s Comments TAP Application ROW  Tree Trimming Quotes Way Finding Low Bid Discussion Budget Review City Administrator Report Adjourn

  • Floyd County Board meeting agenda, Feb. 12

    Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda February 12, 2019, 9 a.m. Floyd County Courthouse Board Room 1. Approve agenda 2. Public Comment 3. Review/Action regarding approval of January 22 and 28, 2019 meeting minutes 4. Review/Action regarding approval of claims 5. Review/Action regarding appointments to various board 6. Review/Action regarding Res #11-19 Zoning Changes […]

  • 2018 Charles City Football – an unused poster pic.

    Here is a picture I shot for the Charles City 2019 football team as a possible poster.

  • Comets play the cadets Friday night in Cresco

    Comets play the cadets Friday night in Cresco

    Here we go! The 2018 Iowa prep football season kicks off Friday night for Charles City High School. The Comets travel to Cresco to play the Cadets. Game time is 7:30 p.m. The weather might become a problem, however. Here is the forecast from the National Weather Service for Cresco: Friday Showers and thunderstorms likely, […]

  • Rockford Athletics’ Golf Tournament Fundraiser is Aug. 18

    News Release ROCKFORD — Get your 4 person team together for our annual 18-Hole 4-Person Best Shot Golf Tournament Fundraiser honoring Rockford’s first Football Playoff Team (2008)! Join us on August 18th at Linn Grove Golf Course in Rockwell, IA.  Shotgun start 9AM. Everyone welcome! $25 per player (Limit 30 Teams)  Carts can be rented at golf course. […]

  • Floyd Co furnace replacement program accepting applications

    News Release The 2019 Floyd County furnace replacement program is now accepting applications Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Floyd County Furnace Replacement program.  Applicants must be income qualified, own and occupy their home, be current on property taxes and homeowner insurance and the existing furnace must be at least 10 years old. […]

  • Area churches begin announcing VBS dates, themes

    Area churches are announcing their Vacation Bible Schools. Here are some: Trinity United Methodist Church, Charles City Theme: “Shipwrecked” Dates: June 18-22 everyday form 8:30-11:30 a.m. with the final program at 5 p.m. Friday, June 22 Contact: 641-228-5368   St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charles City Theme: “Shipwrecked” Dates: July 31-Aug. 3, 2018 from 5:30-8 […]

  • CC’s BBQ Challenge is June 16; ticket presale begins May 16

    CC’s BBQ Challenge is June 16; ticket presale begins May 16

    News Release CHARLES CITY — Back in its 4th year, Charles City’s BBQ Challenge on June 16 is sure to delight attendees with various grilling and seasoning methods. Come to watch grillers work their magic on ribs before you chow down on a variety of flavors. Tickets will be available to Chamber members for $25 […]

  • CC’s Party in the Park celebrations begin June 1

    CC’s Party in the Park celebrations begin June 1

    Courtesy of the Charles City Community Revitalization CHARLES CITY — The arrival of spring is cause to celebrate, but the real party will be this summer with the return of Party in the Park in Charles City! A summertime tradition now in its 16th season, Party in the Park is a series of Friday night public […]

  • Barrel race scheduled for June 9 in New Hampton

    Barrel race scheduled for June 9 in New Hampton

    NEW HAMPTON — The Plum Creek Saddle Club is hosting a 4D barrel race on June 9, 2018, at the New Hampton Airport, 1879 Kenwood Ave. The start time for the Plum Crazy Barrel Event is 11 a.m. Warm-ups begin at 10 a.m.the arena opens at 9:30 a.m. There will be 60/40 payout with $1,500 […]

  • CCHS principal resigning to take AEA job

    CHARLES CITY — Joshua Johnson’s final day as the Charles City High School principal will be June 30, according to the agenda for Thursday’s special meeting of the School Board. Johnson and Dean of Students Keith Reuter’s resignations are up for Board approval. Johnson accepted an administrative position with Central Rivers Area Education Agency, according to […]

  • 26 apply to be CC schools’ next superintendent

    CHARLES CITY — Twenty-three men and three women have applied to be the Charles City School District’s next superintendent. The School Board went into closed session to narrow the field Monday night at a special meeting at the North Iowa Area Community College building in Charles City. The board’s timeline to hire the replacement for […]

  • Authorities release name of third victim in April 20 crash

    CHARLES CITY — Authorities have released the name of the third man to die as the result of two pickup trucks colliding Friday, April 20, at 210th and Woodside Avenue outside Charles City. Douglas Lee Mack, 60, of Charles City was driving the 2002 GMC Sierra that was struck by the 2011 Dodge Ram that […]

  • Clarke honored at Main Street Iowa Awards celebration

    Award Winning Projects, Entrepreneurs and Volunteers Honored Charles City Community Revitalization News Release DES MOINES — Main Street Iowa hosted the 32nd annual Main Street Iowa Awards celebration on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines. The program honored the efforts of those who work day in and day out to revitalize […]

  • CCHS students vote in King King and Queen Hageman

    CCHS students vote in King King and Queen Hageman

    CHARLES CITY — The Charles City High School student body chose senior Rylee Hageman as the 2018 Prom Queen and Elias King as king. Also among the 2018 Prom Royalty are Cade Hemesath, Elliott Gebel, Tyreque Baker, Ryan Wolfe, Sydney Loeckle, Makayla Nierling, Marissa Deeter, and Mackenzie Wilson.