Charles City High School choir director Brad Beale teaches students a dance during auditions for the fall musical “Footloose.”
­­­They say that the best teachers are those who truly care about their subject. Brad Beale, Charles City High School’s new choir director, has that down in spades. Drawing from his long background in vocal music to inspire our high school students to challenge themselves, Beale has seized his first teaching position and...
The half circle frame came from an architectural salvage place. Mike Steinkruger, stained glass artist, has deemed this particular piece his most difficult creation. It contains roughly 100 pieces of glass.
Mike Steinkruger decided he needed a hobby, a way to escape from the daily rat race. He chose stain glass.  “Until about seven or eight years ago, I didn’t have a hobby,” Steinkruger said. “Most guys their hobby is their work... While it’s an expensive hobby, it gets me away from the grind.” ...
The Charles City Singers celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2014. — Press file photo
Eight members of the Charles City Arts Council convened Thursday evening for their yearly review meeting. Acting president Stewart Dalton called the meeting to order. The council then listened to reviews of various branches of the arts community. Steve Heitbrink, director of the Charles City Singers, spoke first. “It was an...
The Floyd County Historical Museum has requested funds from both the County Board of Supervisors and the Charles City Council to help balance their budget. For fiscal year 2014-15, the museum is projected to be $50,000 in the red.  The museum presented to the County Board on Monday, and museum board members Dean Tjaden and Dick...
A company based out of Missouri recently spoke with the 500 North Grand Revitalization Committee on the possibility of repurposing a section of the Charles City Middle School into high end apartments.  The Committee met Thursday evening to discuss their conservation with Shawn Foutch, a representative of Foutch Brothers who specialize in...
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...
Charles City High School choir director Brad Beale teaches students a dance during auditions for the fall musical “Footloose.”
The half circle frame came from an architectural salvage place. Mike Steinkruger, stained glass artist, has deemed this particular piece his most difficult creation. It contains roughly 100 pieces of glass.
The Charles City Singers celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2014. — Press file photo
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
Charles City’s Max Forsyth works for the pin during last week’s match against New Hampton’s Ryan Gorman at 138 pounds during the teams’ dual at Comet Gym. Forsyth is expected to be Charles City’s lone top seed at Saturday’s Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament, hosted by New Hampton this year. — Press photo by Ryan Kronberg
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The half circle frame came from an architectural salvage place. Mike Steinkruger, stained glass artist, has deemed this particular piece his most difficult creation. It contains roughly 100 pieces of glass.
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The Charles City Singers celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2014. — Press file photo
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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
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Sports

 MANLY — North Butler capped its dual meet season with three wins Thursday.The Bearcats defeated Belmond-Klemme 52-30, Central Springs 40-27 and Algona 61-15.North Butler is back on...

Business

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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