The toys have been collected and now volunteers are working to sort through the hundreds of Floyd County Toys for Tots donations.  Wednesday night at the First Wesleyan Church in Charles City, volunteers sifted through the holiday season donations. Hauling in boxes and bags like an Iowan offshoot of the North Pole’s toy making...
Piper Wall goes down the whitewater course on a standup paddleboard this past summer — Press file photo
A major attraction in Charles City is the whitewater course in Riverfront Park, but this is no longer the only Iowa town with one.  Elkader built a whitewater feature in 2013. Manchester expects to complete a whitewater park in 2015.  Instead of viewing these as competition, Charles City is considering partnerships.  ...
Charles City’s Dylan Isakson, left, tries, but just barely cannot come up with a steal as Decorah’s Bryce Hosting snags the ball during the second half of Tuesday’s Northeast Iowa Conference boys basketball game at Comet Gym. — Press photo by Ryan Kronberg
Charles City and Decorah traded runs all throughout Tuesday’s Northeast Iowa Conference boys basketball game.The Vikings’ run to start the third quarter turned out to be just enough.Decorah then survived one final Charles City surge in the Vikings’ 55-54 win at Comet Gym.Jacob Leeps’ two free throws with three seconds left...
The Floyd County attorney has a new assistant, and the county has a new emergency management coordinator and zoning administrator. County Attorney Rachel Ginbey informed the Board of Supervisors on Friday that she has hired Denise Patters as a full-time assistant county attorney. She will start Dec. 22. Her hiring is a change from the...
Charles City senior Hali Hillegas, left, was one of a number of students that had a local professional shadow them during the school day on Tuesday. — Contributed by Justin DeVore
Not often are we offered an opportunity to step backward in time.  Tuesday, I was among a dozen professionals invited to spend half a day as a high school student.  Before donning our backpacks, we were given a list of objectives to give our experience a greater sense of purpose:   1) Identify things students...
Pictured from left are David Sargent, Lyle Gaston, Cleone King and Laurie Reetz at a retirement party for Gaston and King. Sargent will take over for Gaston as maintenance, water and sewer specialist, and Reetz will be city clerk after King. — Press photo by Mitchell Hanson
FLOYD — An open house party was held Tuesday night in recognition of two of Floyd’s longest-serving city employees: Lyle Gaston and Cleone King. Gaston, a maintenance, water and sewer specialist, and King, city clerk, both plan to retire early in 2015. Their retirements mark the end of over 20 years of service. Press...
Piper Wall goes down the whitewater course on a standup paddleboard this past summer — Press file photo
Charles City’s Dylan Isakson, left, tries, but just barely cannot come up with a steal as Decorah’s Bryce Hosting snags the ball during the second half of Tuesday’s Northeast Iowa Conference boys basketball game at Comet Gym. — Press photo by Ryan Kronberg
Charles City senior Hali Hillegas, left, was one of a number of students that had a local professional shadow them during the school day on Tuesday. — Contributed by Justin DeVore
Pictured from left are David Sargent, Lyle Gaston, Cleone King and Laurie Reetz at a retirement party for Gaston and King. Sargent will take over for Gaston as maintenance, water and sewer specialist, and Reetz will be city clerk after King. — Press photo by Mitchell Hanson
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Piper Wall goes down the whitewater course on a standup paddleboard this past summer — Press file photo
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Charles City’s Dylan Isakson, left, tries, but just barely cannot come up with a steal as Decorah’s Bryce Hosting snags the ball during the second half of Tuesday’s Northeast Iowa Conference boys basketball game at Comet Gym. — Press photo by Ryan Kronberg
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Charles City senior Hali Hillegas, left, was one of a number of students that had a local professional shadow them during the school day on Tuesday. — Contributed by Justin DeVore
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Pictured from left are David Sargent, Lyle Gaston, Cleone King and Laurie Reetz at a retirement party for Gaston and King. Sargent will take over for Gaston as maintenance, water and sewer specialist, and Reetz will be city clerk after King. — Press photo by Mitchell Hanson
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