Keaton (9), Kale (13) and Dillan (11) Ross pose for a picture after playing in the state bowling tournament in Ames on July 18. Dillan will be playing in the national competition this weekend. — Contributed photo
Three Charles City brothers took their best shot against some of the state’s top bowlers on July 18 in the state bowling meet in Ames.As part of the Iowa Games, sibilings Keaton, Dillan and Kale Ross took to the lanes and gave it their best two weeks ago. However, the boys’ mother, Jennifer Ross, said the synthetic lanes were a little...
Charles City Fire Department acted quickly and extinguished a white van before further damage could happen.— Press photo by Amie Johansen
Around 8:30 a.m. Charles City Police and Fire Departments responded to a vehicle fire in the 800 block of 6th Avenue in Charles City. According to Darrin Uetz, firefighter, a fuel leak is suspected as the cause that the the white work van became engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished in roughly five minutes, Uetz said. The owner of the van...
The sign that used to direct campers to the Winnebago Boy Scout Camp, which is now Tosanak recreation area, stands in front of some of the disputed land in this photo from 2014. — Press file photo
Before they filed a lawsuit over ownership of land obstensively part of what is today Tosanak Recreation Area, the Enabnits asked Floyd County to allow them to continue to graze their cattle there.“Mr. Enabnit has cattle on the  property in question,” attorney J. Matthew Anderson  wrote in a letter to the county. “It is...
The Girl Scouts provided a visual example of what a new Charles City dog park could look like to city council members on Monday. Contributed photo
Girl Scout Troop 20535 is on to the next step of bringing their dog park dream into reality after presenting their first proposal to the Charles City Council during Monday evening’s planning session. The troop has been discussing for over a year what it would take to set up a dog park on city property next to PAWS Humane Society, and now...
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Cats and dogs dominated discussion during the Charles City Council’s Monday evening planning session. Council members grappled over practicality of including cats in the registration clauses of a proposed pet ordinance, and discussed other new clauses.The drafted ordinance is mostly aimed at controlling dog aggression in Charles City, City...
Josh Johnson, member of the Charles City Lion’s Club, presents Keisha Cunnings with a donation toward the annual Back to School Bash to be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, in Central Park.
August is just around the corner which means school will start in no time. The beginning of school means crisp notebooks, sharp pencils and flashy folders. Getting all the right gear and supplies is made easier thanks to the annual Back to School Bash. For the fourth year in a row, the Back to School Bash will be held in Central Park. The event...
Keaton (9), Kale (13) and Dillan (11) Ross pose for a picture after playing in the state bowling tournament in Ames on July 18. Dillan will be playing in the national competition this weekend. — Contributed photo
Charles City Fire Department acted quickly and extinguished a white van before further damage could happen.— Press photo by Amie Johansen
The sign that used to direct campers to the Winnebago Boy Scout Camp, which is now Tosanak recreation area, stands in front of some of the disputed land in this photo from 2014. — Press file photo
The Girl Scouts provided a visual example of what a new Charles City dog park could look like to city council members on Monday. Contributed photo
Press file photo
Josh Johnson, member of the Charles City Lion’s Club, presents Keisha Cunnings with a donation toward the annual Back to School Bash to be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, in Central Park.
McKiness Excavation keeps construction of the new middle school on schedule despite recent rains.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 5:00am
Jay Jung and his son Bennett stand with Jung’s spring turkey harvest. Hunting is just one the many outdoor hobbies Jung enjoys.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 11:00pm
Sportsmen’s Park is home to the Charles City baseball and softball teams. As all the fields in the Press’ coverage area do, Sportsmen’s Park gives the good ol’ homey Iowa feel, bringing the community together on nights like this. — Press file photo
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:30am
Pastor Debi Lincoln, left, receives a $500 check from Cathy Hall on behalf of the Salvation Army. According to Lincoln, Messiahs Food Pantry recently had two refrigerators shut down. The $500 was put towards replacing one of the refrigerators.  	The pantry feeds roughly 2000 people month, with somewhere between 700 and 800 families in their system, Lincoln said. The refrigerators are used to store cold food items such as produce. During the garden season, the pantry is given many generous donations of fresh
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 11:00pm
Classmates take on an improv challenge warmup during the last class Thursday night at the middle school theater. Press photo by Kate Hayden
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 11:06pm
Adam Whitty is a recent graduate of Faith Baptist Theological Seminary and has answered the call at Temple Baptist Church in Charles City.
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 11:00pm
Carl Jacob of Charles City, left, and his nephew Matthew of Des Moines caught crappie and walleye at a Polk County pond in just three hours. The crappie were 15 inches and larger, and the walleye were 21 inches.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 11:00pm

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Keaton (9), Kale (13) and Dillan (11) Ross pose for a picture after playing in the state bowling tournament in Ames on July 18. Dillan will be playing in the national competition this weekend. — Contributed photo
Three Charles City brothers took their best shot against some of the state’s top bowlers on July 18 in the state bowling meet in Ames.As part of the Iowa Games, sibilings Keaton, Dillan and...

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