Volunteers at the 2014 Community Thanksgiving Day Feast serve up food. Organizers say more than 150 people attended the meal Thursday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Charles City. — Press photo by Mitchell Hanson
Volunteers from many backgrounds came together for a special Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Charles City.Acting as both a Thanksgiving event for all community members and a free-will donation fundraiser, the 2014 Community Thanksgiving Day Feast welcomed around 150 guests, including take-outs, organizer Kim Watkins said...
Susan Jacob and Jay Cutler use a router to turn old 
bleachers into school desks. — Contributed photo
The holiday season is a time when many consider giving back to those less fortunate.Three couples from Charles City spent Nov. 9-15 volunteering with a disaster relief facility just south of Springfield, Ill. The local volunteers included Susan and Carl Jacob, Karen and Jay Cutler and Christi and Chuck Meyer, all of which are members of Charles...
Chuck Souder stands in his newly built hog building that is partially powered by solar panels. — Press photo by Amie Johansen
RUDD — Chuck Souder will be host an open house for his newly built, economical and energy efficient hog building between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1.The grand opening will give a tour of the building and explain the operation. A luncheon of pulled pork sandwiches and fixings will be provided by Hy-Vee. The Souders encourage anyone...
Charles City graduate Hannah Day, left, and Nashua-Plainfield graduate Karlissa Firman, right, are both members of the cheerleading squad at the University of Northern Iowa.
CEDAR FALLS — Spirit rises from the sidelines. They encourage the players on the field, patrons in the seats, whether at a football game, a basketball game, wrestling meet or in between.Young people in the stands watch what is going on. They want to emulate what they’re seeing on the sidelines.For a pair of young women, cheering for...
Tyler Walters sits with his racoon harvest. Walters baits dog proofs to attract raccoons. Once trapped, he skins the racoons and freezes their pelts until he is able to sell them to a fur buyer. — Press Photos by Amie Johansen
Like hunting and fishing, trapping is a sport that is often passed down through families. Tyler Walters learned to trap from his father.“I started with a dozen coil springs and trapped behind my folks’ place until I was old enough to drive,” Walters said. A drivers’ license permitted Walters to expand his trap lines and...
Declining enrollment has the Charles City School District facing the likelihood of needing to cut more than $300,000 from the fiscal year 2015-16 operating budget. The School Board on Monday asked Superintendent Dr. Dan Cox to compile a list of budget cut recommendations. The expected shortfall comes on the heels of the district’s...
Volunteers at the 2014 Community Thanksgiving Day Feast serve up food. Organizers say more than 150 people attended the meal Thursday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Charles City. — Press photo by Mitchell Hanson
Susan Jacob and Jay Cutler use a router to turn old 
bleachers into school desks. — Contributed photo
Chuck Souder stands in his newly built hog building that is partially powered by solar panels. — Press photo by Amie Johansen
Charles City graduate Hannah Day, left, and Nashua-Plainfield graduate Karlissa Firman, right, are both members of the cheerleading squad at the University of Northern Iowa.
Tyler Walters sits with his racoon harvest. Walters baits dog proofs to attract raccoons. Once trapped, he skins the racoons and freezes their pelts until he is able to sell them to a fur buyer. — Press Photos by Amie Johansen
Charles City graduate Hannah Day, left, and Nashua-Plainfield graduate Karlissa Firman, right, are both members of the cheerleading squad at the University of Northern Iowa.
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Tyler Walters sits with his racoon harvest. Walters baits dog proofs to attract raccoons. Once trapped, he skins the racoons and freezes their pelts until he is able to sell them to a fur buyer. — Press Photos by Amie Johansen
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WAVERLY — North Butler graduate Casey Krull studiously watches film each week.His job each and every week demands he put in full preparation and effort.As the center for the Warburg College...

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