Pictured from left are Charles City High School contemporary world issues students Tyreque Baker, Gavin Connell, Adam Stewart, Helen Carey, Josh Halligan and Mike Andrews working Thursday on their social media campaign against modern slavery. — Press photo by Amie Johansen
Josh Halligan said he was surprised to read his lifestyle as a Charles City High School student is supported by 40 slaves, according to the website slaveryfootprint.org.It was part of the research he and his classmates in teacher Rob Pittman’s contemporary world issues class have done leading up to the launch of their social media campaign...
Contract proposals from Charles City union employees and the city varied significantly on salaries, vacation days and overtime hours at Thursday’s initial negotiation meeting.  This meeting was a chance for both the city and Teamsters Local Union No. 238, representing the Charles City Fire, Police and Public Works Departments, to...
An IRS scam has reached Charles City.  Interim Police Chief Hugh Anderson said the police department took reports of a scam coming from a 722 area code. Dispatch has been taking calls reporting this scam all week, with at least nine calls Wednesday morning, Anderson said.  The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office has taken...
The toys have been collected and now volunteers are working to sort through the hundreds of Floyd County Toys for Tots donations.  Wednesday night at the First Wesleyan Church in Charles City, volunteers sifted through the holiday season donations. Hauling in boxes and bags like an Iowan offshoot of the North Pole’s toy making...
Piper Wall goes down the whitewater course on a standup paddleboard this past summer — Press file photo
A major attraction in Charles City is the whitewater course in Riverfront Park, but this is no longer the only Iowa town with one.  Elkader built a whitewater feature in 2013. Manchester expects to complete a whitewater park in 2015.  Instead of viewing these as competition, Charles City is considering partnerships.  ...
The Floyd County attorney has a new assistant, and the county has a new emergency management coordinator and zoning administrator. County Attorney Rachel Ginbey informed the Board of Supervisors on Friday that she has hired Denise Patters as a full-time assistant county attorney. She will start Dec. 22. Her hiring is a change from the...
Pictured from left are Charles City High School contemporary world issues students Tyreque Baker, Gavin Connell, Adam Stewart, Helen Carey, Josh Halligan and Mike Andrews working Thursday on their social media campaign against modern slavery. — Press photo by Amie Johansen
Piper Wall goes down the whitewater course on a standup paddleboard this past summer — Press file photo
Charles City’s Dakota Hewitt scores back points during his match against Oelwein’s Sayer Woodson at 126 pounds. Hewitt won by a pin in 2:25. — Press photo by Ryan Kronberg
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Pictured from left are Charles City High School contemporary world issues students Tyreque Baker, Gavin Connell, Adam Stewart, Helen Carey, Josh Halligan and Mike Andrews working Thursday on their social media campaign against modern slavery. — Press photo by Amie Johansen
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Piper Wall goes down the whitewater course on a standup paddleboard this past summer — Press file photo
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Charles City’s Dylan Isakson, left, tries, but just barely cannot come up with a steal as Decorah’s Bryce Hosting snags the ball during the second half of Tuesday’s Northeast Iowa Conference boys basketball game at Comet Gym. — Press photo by Ryan Kronberg
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Sports

Charles City’s Dakota Hewitt scores back points during his match against Oelwein’s Sayer Woodson at 126 pounds. Hewitt won by a pin in 2:25. — Press photo by Ryan Kronberg
 Dakota Hewitt’s first varsity match this season appeared to be not going so well for a little while Thursday.Hewitt kept moving. His movement allowed him to be in the right spot.Hewitt...

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