Tyler Babcock and Dylan Colasuanno were awarded with the PTC Design Award for their work in a robotics competition. — Contributed photo
The Charles City First Tech Challenge (FTC) team completed its season on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the League Championship at Humboldt High School.  FTC is a robotics competition in which teams design, build and program robots.  The teams form an alliance and compete against other teams.  The robot, created from a kit, is...
Ethan Friedrich and Jackson Kowalski react to a race as the electronic finish line flashes the finishes of the four cars. — Press photo by Sarina Rhinehart
St. John Lutheran Church was alive with the sounds of racing cars and gleeful excitement as members of Cub Scout Pack 4166 competed in the annual Pinewood Derby Sunday afternoon.  Scouts build their own cars and then tested them out on a four lane aluminum track, with an electronic finish line. There were a total of 32 racers in the...
Layla Evans celebrates sitting in the winners’ seats. She designed her cape with streamers and was voted the best in her classroom. — Press photo by Amie Johansen
Lincoln and Washington Elementary Schools celebrated their 100th day of school on Friday.  Washington Elementary school fifth-graders packed 100 treats into baggies for all of the students and staff at Washington.  Lincoln Elementary school students participated in an assembly where they saw pictures of things that were 100...
The group improvisation group of Austin Bauer, Justin Joerger, Nolan Crawford and Michael McKenzie was one of the eight groups to qualify for state speech. — Contributed photo
The Charles City High School speech team had a strong showing this weekend at the Iowa High School Speech Association district large group contest in Decorah.  The varsity team, under the direction of Linda Brant and Brenda Bailey, will advance on to state competition, which will be held at Decorah Senior High on Feb. 7. Earning I...
Apples, oranges, carrots, cole slaw and fruit cocktail available to students during a local group's visit to Albert Lea High School. — Contributed photo
The Charles City School Board is considering outsourcing school foodservices to provide students with expanded, healthier food options without significantly raising food purchasing costs. School Board member Lorraine Winterink has been spearheading this research effort to revamp school lunches in Charles City.  Winterink said...
The 2015 Great Chili Cook-Off Chefs are, from left, front row, Dusty Rolando, Lezlie  McCrabb, Darien Uetz and Brad Bilharz and back row, Brian Tiedemann, Joni Martin and Allen Murray. Not pictured is Allison Daniel. — Submitted photo
Community Revitalization is set to heat things up again this winter by hosting its annual Great Chili Cook-Off on Friday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 502 Clark St. Now in its 20th year, the Great Chili Cook-Off invites the public to come and sample the chili recipes of eight local “celebrity cooks,...
Tyler Babcock and Dylan Colasuanno were awarded with the PTC Design Award for their work in a robotics competition. — Contributed photo
Ethan Friedrich and Jackson Kowalski react to a race as the electronic finish line flashes the finishes of the four cars. — Press photo by Sarina Rhinehart
Layla Evans celebrates sitting in the winners’ seats. She designed her cape with streamers and was voted the best in her classroom. — Press photo by Amie Johansen
The group improvisation group of Austin Bauer, Justin Joerger, Nolan Crawford and Michael McKenzie was one of the eight groups to qualify for state speech. — Contributed photo
Apples, oranges, carrots, cole slaw and fruit cocktail available to students during a local group's visit to Albert Lea High School. — Contributed photo
The 2015 Great Chili Cook-Off Chefs are, from left, front row, Dusty Rolando, Lezlie  McCrabb, Darien Uetz and Brad Bilharz and back row, Brian Tiedemann, Joni Martin and Allen Murray. Not pictured is Allison Daniel. — Submitted photo
Tyler Babcock and Dylan Colasuanno were awarded with the PTC Design Award for their work in a robotics competition. — Contributed photo
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 1:01am
Ethan Friedrich and Jackson Kowalski react to a race as the electronic finish line flashes the finishes of the four cars. — Press photo by Sarina Rhinehart
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:58am
Layla Evans celebrates sitting in the winners’ seats. She designed her cape with streamers and was voted the best in her classroom. — Press photo by Amie Johansen
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The group improvisation group of Austin Bauer, Justin Joerger, Nolan Crawford and Michael McKenzie was one of the eight groups to qualify for state speech. — Contributed photo
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Apples, oranges, carrots, cole slaw and fruit cocktail available to students during a local group's visit to Albert Lea High School. — Contributed photo
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Sports

Wes Offerman
 A football game day arrives in Fargo, N.D.North Dakota State patrons file into the FargoDome awaiting to cheer on the powerhouse Bison.Their passion exudes well beyond the Red River Valley, and...

Business

Visitors and Cambrex Charles City employees walk through a $20 million expansion in 2013. The manufacturer is expanding again this year. — Press file photo
Construction of a Cambrex expansion in Charles City is set to begin soon, Tim Fox, Executive Director of the Charles City Area Development Corporation, said on Tuesday.
 

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