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...
11 April 2019
Letter to the Editor: Spending money like a large metro area?

Letter to the Editor: Spending money like a large metro area?


By Dave Scrimger, Charles City As it was so aptly put in a previous letter to the editor, the “extravagant” spending on the courthouse law cent...
 
Letter to the Editor: During Child Abuse Prevention Month, learn how you can have an impact

Letter to the Editor: During Child Abuse Prevention Month, learn how you can have an impact


By Sue Loken, Learning Connection Program Coordinator, Floyd County Child Abuse Prevention Council Member Did you know all children have mental hea...
Letter to the Editor: City ducks responsibility for fence damage

Letter to the Editor: City ducks responsibility for fence damage


By Brian Pound, Charles City homeowner As a Brit, once a permanent resident of Charles City; ex site manager of the Zoetis site and still a home...
CITY NOTES: Conference should yield ideas on Charles City concerns

CITY NOTES: Conference should yield ideas on Charles City concerns


Just a quick note this week as I am on my way to the Iowa Rural Development Summit as I write this column. City Administrator Steve Diers, former M...
 
03 April 2019
GROB: The day I was touched by Joe Biden

GROB: The day I was touched by Joe Biden


By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com It was almost seven years ago, and I was working as a sports editor for the Ottumwa Courier in Ottumwa, Iow...
Letter to the Editor: Extravagant LEC is behind Floyd County property tax hikes

Letter to the Editor: Extravagant LEC is behind Floyd County property tax hikes


By John Merfeld, Rockford It's been argued that our state legislators and governor are largely responsible for the big increase in next year's Floyd...
Letter to the Editor: City shouldn’t compete with private broadband

Letter to the Editor: City shouldn’t compete with private broadband


By Rod Fisher, Charles City I live in Charles City and for nearly 20 years I’ve been a technician and broadband specialist for Mediacom Communicat...
 
28 March 2019
Letter to the Editor: County property tax increase is as much the state’s fault as the Board of Supervisors’

Letter to the Editor: County property tax increase is as much the state’s fault as the Board of Supervisors’


By Jim Sanner, Charles City Let me start by saying thank-you to our county Board of Supervisors for what has been a difficult and agonizing process ...