09 May 2019
Letter to the Editor: May is National Foster Care Month

Letter to the Editor: May is National Foster Care Month


By Crystal Engstrom, Program Coordinator, CASA of North Iowa, Mason City May is National Foster Care Month, a time designated to acknowledge foster p...
GROB: Appreciate a teacher this week, and every week

GROB: Appreciate a teacher this week, and every week


By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. So it’s time for me to appreciate a teacher. Grandpa Grob. He’s no...
08 May 2019
Required testosterone reduction is a diabolical means to ‘fairness’

Required testosterone reduction is a diabolical means to ‘fairness’


By John Burbridge sports@charlescitypress.com This is my dream interview. I’m standing with Caitlyn Jenner on the north end of Drake Stadium...
 
City Notes: Mayor offers updates

City Notes: Mayor offers updates


This week’s City Notes could be titled “Mayor’s Tidbits,” as I want to give short updates on many of the things going on at City Hall. • ...
02 May 2019
City Notes: Summer recreational opportunities abound in Charles City

City Notes: Summer recreational opportunities abound in Charles City


Steve Lindaman, Park & Rec Dept Director Mother Nature has taken her time allowing spring to arrive, and I hope it is here to stay without any un...
GROB: The view is always scenic up on the teeter-totter

GROB: The view is always scenic up on the teeter-totter


By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com “Oh, come on. Papa! Just try it!” It was like peer pressure, only my peer was a 4-year-old girl. ...
 
25 April 2019
City Notes: Time for a little spring cleaning

City Notes: Time for a little spring cleaning


By Mark Wicks, Charles City Community Development Director The sun is out, the grass is green and the jackets are getting lighter … Hello, spring! ...
18 April 2019
GROB: Put the bartenders in charge

GROB: Put the bartenders in charge


By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com His name was Joe, and he tended bar at place called Fitzpatrick’s in Iowa City back in the late 1980s. ...
17 April 2019
TERPSTRA – Tiger Woods’ road to redemption a true comeback story

TERPSTRA – Tiger Woods’ road to redemption a true comeback story


By Kelly Terpstra, kterpstra@charlescitypress.com The roar from the gallery at Augusta National could have drowned out any jet engine. The celebra...
 
Letter to the Editor: Claim the legacy

Letter to the Editor: Claim the legacy


By David Paige, Charles City My wife, Elizabeth, grew up in Owatanna and later lived in Mason City where she worked for the school district and where...