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  By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com "Step!" is shouted as a group of seven or more people march through the Charles City Whitewater Course, learning whitewater safety. A...

  Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com Now in its 19th year, the Charles City Youth Theater has introduced hundreds of youngsters to the joys of the stage. “Sometimes, when...

  By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com Several trees lost branches in an early morning storm Thursday, but no other significant property  damage was reported to Charles City...

By Bob Fenske, Of the New Hampton Tribune and Nashua Reporter Just making it to the National History Day contest was cool for Morgan Kapping, as...

Water Over the Dam Days offers wide variety of entertainment BY JENNIFER LANTZ, Of the Reporter Hitting the jackpot in Nashua will be easy as Water Over...

By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com Tosanak is not pronounced how its spelled. It is pronounced DO-San-ICK, not TOE-San-Ick. Tosanak Recreation Area is a fairly recent addition to...

  By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com There are three ash trees around the crosswalk in Central Park that either need to have emerald ash borer treatment or be...

By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com The Charles City Library has been offering events for children every week this summer. On Wednesday, June 21, the theme was...

The RAGBRAI Executive Committee will hold two public sessions to answer questions about the bike ride’s overnight stay in Charles City on July 26. The...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com Harold Swartzrock used to sell tractors with mighty engines that produced hundreds of horsepower. But the tractors he collects are powered by two...

By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com Ed Trettin had been farming for five years before joining the Coast Guard, shortly before Pearl Harbor was bombed in a...

  By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com The emerald ash borer that proved Charles City has the invasive species was found just several feet from the Charley Western...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com Beer connoisseurs — or just beer fans — will have a chance to sample an Iowa brewery’s fare at Party in...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com Some area lawns are beginning to show signs of browning as rain has come in spits and spurts the last couple...

By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com The Charles City Council approved a contract Monday night for a home fiber optic network feasibility study. The council voted unanimously Monday to...

By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com One thing seems certain for the thousands of bike riders, support staff and others who will descend on Charles City next month...

By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com The Whitewater Weekend wasn't all about water. Just a bridge away from the kayakers, 18 cooks prepared pork ribs in the parking...

By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com The Charles City riverfront was full of fun and games Saturday, June 17 with the Whitewater Weekend and BBQ Challenge. The Whitewater...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com Putting the fun in learning really comes full circle when a week-long summer religious program ends with a waterfight. The three dozen...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com An energy-efficient neighborhood in Charles City hosted Iowa’s new governor and lieutenant governor Friday afternoon, showing off a development that state...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com One option for a new Floyd County jail and Sheriff’s Department could cover an area from the southwest corner of the...

County museums face challenges maintaining the past By Kate Hayden, khayden@charlescitypress.com For volunteer Chris Bottorff, it started at a Tupperware party three years ago. “A friend of...

By Kate Hayden, khayden@charlescitypress.com The recovery resource group So Far — Sober For a Reason — now has a Facebook page to help spread its...

By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com Floyd, Benton, Buena Vista, Howard and Warren counties are the newest additions to a list of Iowa counties that are home...

By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com Going outside and getting away from electronics is important, and some Floyd County kids got a chance to learn that lesson...

By Kate Hayden, khayden@charlescitypress.com When third grade teacher Laura Schmitz thinks about it, she hopes her students would describe her as knowledgeable, fair and compassionate....

By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com The Charley Western Trail Bridge's demolition has been delayed because the Cedar River has wood turtles that are endangered in the...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com The Hope for Life Pregnancy Center in Charles City is a big step closer to reality after a successful fundraiser last...

By Kate Hayden, khayden@charlescitypress.com McKenzie Thomas has just graduated from high school, but she isn't leaving Charles City behind just yet. Since the fall of 2016,...

By Thomas Nelson, tnelson@charlescitypress.com Charles City has tried to set an example when it comes to water. So much so that Charles City Administrator Steven Diers will...