Submissions

Social Announcements, Obituaries, Letters to the Editor, News Tips and other submissions:

Please send your information to [email protected].

Or bring or send your information to Charles City Press, 801 Riverside Drive, Charles City IA 50616.

If you have any questions, send a message to [email protected] or call 641-228-3211.

Be sure to include your name, address and phone number so we can contact you if we have questions or if there is a fee.

High quality, high resolution photos in jpg, tif or png formats work best and should be sent as attachments to your message, or if you bring a photo in we can scan it and give it right back to you.


• Anniversary Announcement — $20, including one photo; additional photos $7 each.

Please include spouses’ names and hometowns; marriage date and location; details on time and location of celebration or address for card shower; names and hometowns of children; and number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; etc.

• Birth Announcement — $20, including one photo; additional photos $7 each.

Please include baby’s name, birthdate and birth location; parents’ names and hometowns; names and ages of siblings; names and hometowns of grandparents and great-grandparents.

• Birthday Announcement — $20, including one photo; additional photos $7 each.

Please include name, hometown, birthdate and age of honoree; details on time and location of celebration or address for card shower; name of spouse; names and hometowns of children; number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

• Engagement Announcement — $20, including one photo; additional photos $7 each.

For both engaged persons, please include name and hometown, parents’ names and hometowns, education and occupation if desired; and date and location of the ceremony.

• Wedding Announcement — $20, including one photo; additional photos $7 each.

Please include this information for both spouses: name and hometown and previous surname if changed, education, employment, parents’ names and hometowns; also wedding date and location.


• Obituaries 

— Death notices, which contain name, age, hometown, date and place of death, and visitation and service information, are published free.

— Full obituaries which include family and other personal biographical information are published at the rate of $8 per column inch, including the space taken by a photo or photos.

Although not required, we urge families to work through their funeral home, cremation society or other disposition manager to submit obituaries.


• Letters to the Editor — Free.

Please limit them to no more than about 300 words, and include your name, address and phone number so we can verify the author’s identity. Name and hometown will be printed with the letter if accepted for publication. We may limit letter writers to no more than one published letter per month.

• News tips and story ideas 

Please send your information or suggestion to [email protected] or call 641-228-3211. We would appreciate having your name and phone number to contact you if we have questions.