Charles City shuts down football program for 2 weeks because of COVID-19 infections

CHARLES CITY — Citing student safety as the top priority, school officials announced on Wednesday that the Charles City football program will be shut down for the next two weeks because of two COVID-19 infections among the players with the possibility of more. The Comets were scheduled to host Union-La Porte City this Friday and Western Dubuque next week. They traveled to New Hampton last Friday. The Chickasaws won 15-8. New Hampton will be celebrating its Homecoming next week. Mason City has also canceled its next two football games. “This week and next week’s football games are cancelled due to … Continue reading Charles City shuts down football program for 2 weeks because of COVID-19 infections

Iowa now has 68 confirmed cases on COVID-19

News release from the Iowa Governor’s Office: The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 23 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 68 positive cases. To date, there have been 1,049 negative tests conducted at the State Hygienic Lab. According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 23 individuals include: Allamakee County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years) Black Hawk County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 elderly (81 years or older) Dubuque County, 1 older adult (61-80 years) Fayette County, 1 adult (18-40 … Continue reading Iowa now has 68 confirmed cases on COVID-19

Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

IOWA DNR News Release The extent of impact that a cold and snowy late winter and heavy rains and flooding in April and May had on pheasant nesting success will likely be seen when the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts its annual pheasant counts. The statewide survey takes place Aug. 1-15. The survey is conducted by Iowa DNR staff who drive 218, 30 mile routes on gravel roads at dawn on mornings with heavy dew. Hen pheasants will move their broods to the edge of the gravel road to dry off before they begin feeding, which makes them … Continue reading Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

Nashua’s Water Over The Dam Days schedule, June 27-30, 2019

All events will take place at Cedar View Park, right on the lake, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change! In case of rain activities will be held as follows: Thursday – Activities and games will be held at the Fair Grounds Friday – The fundraiser meal, band, and beer tent will be moved to the Fair Grounds. Thursday, June 27 Join us on Main Street 5- 7:30 p.m. ~ Family Games and Activities 5 p.m. ~ Pedal Tractor Pull 5-7 p.m. ~ Meal on Main (Eager Beavers 4H) 6 p.m. ~ Prince/Princess Contest **Registration deadline is June 21st no exceptions.      Ages … Continue reading Nashua’s Water Over The Dam Days schedule, June 27-30, 2019

FISHING REPORT: All I want for Christmas is a walleye

So, you want to catch a fish for Christmas. Here are the latest fishing reports from the Iowa DNR for Northeast Iowa. Cedar River (above Nashua) Check ice depths often, especially where there is current. Flows remain high. Go with a buddy. Let someone know where you are going and when you will return. Backwaters have 4 inches of ice. Anglers are catching a variety of fish. Black Crappie – Fair: Use a small jig tipped with a waxworm or colored spike. Yellow Perch – Slow: Catch perch up to 10 inches on a waxworm. Bounce a jig off the bottom for … Continue reading FISHING REPORT: All I want for Christmas is a walleye

Time to start pre-application process for DNR grants to help improve local lakes, rivers and streams

From DNR’s EcoNewsWire, 12/13/2018 “DES MOINES — The DNR is now accepting pre-application questionnaires for grant funding that helps locally-led groups develop water quality improvement efforts in Iowa communities. Offered by the DNR’s Watershed Improvement Program, Watershed Planning Grants help local groups passionate about improving water quality create a nine-element Watershed Management Plan, which identifies problems in the watershed and proposes solutions for better water quality. Making changes in the watershed (the land that drains to a lake, river or stream) can reduce pollution reaching our waters. Those selected through the pre-application process will then be invited to apply for … Continue reading Time to start pre-application process for DNR grants to help improve local lakes, rivers and streams

Prichard: Republicans mismanaging state finances

By Rep. Todd Prichard Capitol Comments Column, April 6 Since the last time I wrote, the budget de-appropriation bill was introduced, passed and signed into law by the governor. This is the second year in a row that the Legislature and governor have made cuts to the current year’s budget more than halfway through the fiscal year. In other words, this marks two years of mismanagement of our state by the governor’s administration. This failure is obvious when state agencies and educational institutions do not have consistent budgets, and when revenue runs short despite a strong economy and low unemployment. The … Continue reading Prichard: Republicans mismanaging state finances

All-around handyman, former county trustee Hammond dies at 78

NASHUA — Dean E. Hammond, age 78, of Nashua, Iowa, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Waverly Health Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday,  May 26, 2017, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua with the Rev. John Tunnicliff presiding.  Inurnment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Nashua.  Friends may greet the family 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.  Dean Earl Hammond was born Dec. 2, 1938, … Continue reading All-around handyman, former county trustee Hammond dies at 78

Jordan and Menken named king and queen of CC Prom

CHARLES CITY —A large head last seen in public during the Charles City 2016 Homecoming Pep Rally made an appearance Saturday night at the CCHS 2017 Prom Grand March. The bigger-than-life cardboard head of Prom king candidate Alex Koehler accompanied queen candidate Kristyn Pellymonter around the “red carpet” in the competition gym attached to the new middle school addition. Pellymonter danced and waved — as did the other court members during their promenades — as she took her place among them awaiting the crowning moment. Koehler was only there in spirit because he is playing football in Italy at the … Continue reading Jordan and Menken named king and queen of CC Prom

Huskies golf teams win home golf meets; Rockford boy is medalist

NASHUA — The Nashua-Plainfield varsity boys and girls golf teams captured first in their home meets Thursday, April 20, at the Nashua Town and Country Club. Boys Standings Nashua-Plainfield – 195 Rockford – 197 Northwood-Kensett – 232 Medalist – Kaden Lyman (Rfd) – 43 Runner-up Medalists – Dillon Auchstetter (NP), Zach Bushbaum (Rfd) – 45 Girls Standings Nashua-Plainfield – 211 Rockford – 227 Northwood-Kensett – 240 Medalist – Haley Hillesheim (NP) – 50 Runner-up Medalist – Megan Cerwinske (NP) – 51 Continue reading Huskies golf teams win home golf meets; Rockford boy is medalist

Longtime Nashua groundskeeper Duane L. Pagel dies at 83

NASHUA, Iowa — Duane L. Pagel, 83, of Nashua, Iowa, died Friday, March 31, 2017, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton.  Interment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua with Russ Schmidt, Randy Strabula, Bruce Bruns, Bruce Becker, and Dan Zwanziger serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are John Ross, Howard Schluter and Arnie Boge.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Church in Nashua with Pastor Bill Nielsen presiding. Friends may greet the family 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel … Continue reading Longtime Nashua groundskeeper Duane L. Pagel dies at 83

UPDATE: CC School Calendar approved, eliminates late-start Wednesdays

UPDATE: The Charles City School Board approved the 2017-18 calendar at Monday’s meeting. Click on calendar to see it in full. A major change in it is the elimination of the hour late start on Wednesdays. The calendar also makes the start time for all the buildings 8:20 a.m. The elementary schools dismiss at 3:10 a.m. The middle and high school dismiss at 3:20 a.m. The first day of school is Aug. 23. Continue reading UPDATE: CC School Calendar approved, eliminates late-start Wednesdays

CC Schools hosting night to connect students with spring and summer programs

The Charles City School District is inviting middle school students and their families to its first Community Connections Night from 5:30-7 p.m. at the middle school commons and gymnasium. It will feature many of the community’s organizations catering to spring and summer programs for students.  Organizations will share information about how middle school students can be involved in their programs. Many will have sign-ups available this night. This is a “fair style” event so come and go as you need. A free meal will be provided. The district asks that you RSVP at the link provides so it has enough food. … Continue reading CC Schools hosting night to connect students with spring and summer programs

Body of missing Fredericksburg woman found

FREDERICKSBURG, Iowa — The body of a missing Fredericksburg woman has been found. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing woman last seen Friday evening in Fredericksburg. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s help in finding Sheila Ludwig, 67. She was last seen Friday wearing dark gray sweatpants, a purple crew neck sweatshirt, and winter boots. She was diabetic and insulin dependent. “If you have not heard, the search has officially ended,” Fredericksburg Mayor Shain Kroenecke posted on the city’s Facebook page at about 11:30 a.m. Monday. Her cause of death has not been … Continue reading Body of missing Fredericksburg woman found