Charles City School District Building and Grounds Director Jerry Mitchell, third from left, shows members of the Park and Recreation Board and other community members around the middle school pool facility Wednesday evening. — Press photo by Sarina Rhinehart
The Charles City Park and Recreation Board toured the Charles City Middle School pool on Wednesday as its initial step in considering what role it could play in the repurposing of the building. School District Building and Grounds Director Jerry Mitchell led the board and various other community members through the facility. “It...
Financial Advisor Jenny Loeckle of Feller and Associates met with women to discuss estate planning.Loeckle has a passion for helping women understand their financial future in a format that allows for comfortably dialogue. She gave her presentation at the Women in Philanthropy Coffee event at the Charles City Public Library Wednesday morning. This...
Lincoln Elementary students compete in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee. — Submitted photo
One Lincoln Elementary School fifth-grade talented and gifted (TAG) student is closer to taking home a $50,000 college scholarship, and a Washington Elementary School student will earn a chance later this week to take home the big prize.  Kaylee Anderson won the Lincoln Elementary School competition of the National Geographic Bee on...
According to Iowa DNR Furbearers Technician Dave Hoffman, trapping is one of the more popular ways to hunt coyotes. Another popular method is to call them in using predator calls. Others, like Charles City native Chad Austin, use dogs to hunt coyotes. — Photo courtesy of creativecommons.org
Chad Austin, originally from Charles City, comes from a long line of coyote hunters.  “Coyote hunting with dogs is like a five-generational thing,” Austin said.  In researching his genealogy, he found family members who were avid fox hunters in the 1700s. As coyotes moved out of the plains and into the Upper Midwest...
Gerald Edgar, center, presented David Russell, far right, and the rest of Charles City Zoetis with an award for being a Patriotic Employer. — Press photo by Amie Johansen
Charles City Zoetis was recognized as a Patriotic Employer at a ceremony on Tuesday.  Zoetis was nominated by Chris Sommers, who is a Zoetis process specialist and also a member of the Army National Guard.  Sommers said the company’s support of his service to his country encouraged him to nominate Zoetis for the award...
The Tumilson family, from left, Kristie, George, Kathy and Joy, in front of the Jon Tumilson statue, gathers for a photo after last summer’s Go Crush It 5K Challenge at the Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park. — Press file photo by Ryan Kronberg
RUDD — A Zumba fitness benefit this Sunday in Rudd will raise funds for Kathy Tumilson of Rockford, who was recently diagnosed with an inoperable malignant brain tumor.  The event will be Sunday, Feb. 1 from 1-5 p.m. at the Rudd Community Center.  Kathy Tumilson is the mother of fallen Navy Seal Jon Tumilson who passed...
Charles City School District Building and Grounds Director Jerry Mitchell, third from left, shows members of the Park and Recreation Board and other community members around the middle school pool facility Wednesday evening. — Press photo by Sarina Rhinehart
Lincoln Elementary students compete in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee. — Submitted photo
According to Iowa DNR Furbearers Technician Dave Hoffman, trapping is one of the more popular ways to hunt coyotes. Another popular method is to call them in using predator calls. Others, like Charles City native Chad Austin, use dogs to hunt coyotes. — Photo courtesy of creativecommons.org
Gerald Edgar, center, presented David Russell, far right, and the rest of Charles City Zoetis with an award for being a Patriotic Employer. — Press photo by Amie Johansen
The Tumilson family, from left, Kristie, George, Kathy and Joy, in front of the Jon Tumilson statue, gathers for a photo after last summer’s Go Crush It 5K Challenge at the Rockford Fossil and Prairie Park. — Press file photo by Ryan Kronberg
Charles City School District Building and Grounds Director Jerry Mitchell, third from left, shows members of the Park and Recreation Board and other community members around the middle school pool facility Wednesday evening. — Press photo by Sarina Rhinehart
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Lincoln Elementary students compete in the 27th annual National Geographic Bee. — Submitted photo
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According to Iowa DNR Furbearers Technician Dave Hoffman, trapping is one of the more popular ways to hunt coyotes. Another popular method is to call them in using predator calls. Others, like Charles City native Chad Austin, use dogs to hunt coyotes. — Photo courtesy of creativecommons.org
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Nashua-Plainfield’s Kayla Dietz, right, pulls down a rebound in traffic during the second half of Tuesday’s Corn Bowl Conference girls basketball game with Central Springs in Nashua. Dietz had 18 points and 14 rebounds in Nashua-Plainfield’s 57-50 win. — Press photo by Ryan  Kronberg
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Charles City School District Building and Grounds Director Jerry Mitchell, third from left, shows members of the Park and Recreation Board and other community members around the middle school pool facility Wednesday evening. — Press photo by Sarina Rhinehart
The Charles City Park and Recreation Board toured the Charles City Middle School pool on Wednesday as its initial step in considering what role i

Sports

Northern Iowa’s Nate Buss attempts to block the shot of Missouri State’s Dorrian Williams during their Jan. 18 game at the McLeod Center. While still a threat to score from anywhere on the court, the Charles City product has improved his defense considerably in helping the Panthers to the No. 18 spot in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. — Press photo by Ryan Kronberg
 CEDAR FALLS — In previous seasons, Nate Buss has been counted on for his            offense.Last season, he gave the Northern Iowa men’s basketball...

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Nikole Marth decorates a cookie with icing, an activity she equates to coloring. Marth explained that she has always loved coloring; she and her husband’s first date was coloring. Decorating cookies takes more patience as sometimes the icing has to be allowed to dry before she can continue with the design. — Press photos by Amie Johansen
Nikole Marth has a passion for decorating cookies. Friends and family who appreciated this passion began asking for special treats; cookies, cakes and cupcakes. 
 

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