Bridge demise forces Firecracker 5 re-route

CHARLES CITY — The demise of the Charley Western Trailway bridge over the Cedar River is rerouting this year’s Firecracker 5 race. City staff recommend approving changes presented last week by Community Development Director Mark Wicks. The new route will require closure of Owen and Jung Streets as well as Salsbury from Clark to Owen…

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Area fishing report

This weekly fishing report is compiled by the Iowa DNR from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. Cedar River (above Nashua)
 Water clarity is improving with temperatures in the mid 70’s. Water levels bumped up with recent rain.  Walleye – Good: Try a jig tipped with a minnow or twister…