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By Kelly Terpstra, kterpstra@charlescitypress.com Irish eyes were smiling late Saturday afternoon in Charles City — even if you didn’t have Gaelic blood coursing through your veins. “Everybody’s...

By Kelly Terpstra, kterpstra@charlescitypress.com Ice and snow are the enemies in winter driving. Alaska and Minnesota may have found a solution, courtesy of Canada. Street departments across the...

By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com Successful entrepreneur and former Maryland U.S. Congressman John Delaney is willing to talk about issues in detail, but said he wants...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com The Charles City area remains under a floor warning, although the Cedar River began to fall Sunday and was expected to...

By Kelly Terpstra, kterpstra@charlescitypress.com Steve Lindaman’s filing system might seem archaic to some, but it gets the job done. Manilla folders — not computer files — contain records...

By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com Doug Kamm, owner of Kamm Excavating in Charles City, had some unusual career advice for high school students. “Take care of your...

By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com The snow is finally melting away, leaving a mess in its wake. Snow melt and rainfall over the next several days are...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com A Wisconsin man charged after a high speed chase that ended up in Floyd County and caused minor injuries to a sheriff’s...

By Kelly Terpstra, kterpstra@charlescitypress.com The building at 401 N. Main could soon be getting a facelift. Mark Moine of Martin Gardner Architecture was at Wednesday’s Charles...

By Kelly Terpstra, kterpstra@charlescitypress.com It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and for many that means the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Those who imbibe and drive should be aware...

By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com This year it’s called “Uff Da Fruehling Fest Lo.” If you’re wondering, “Lo” means “party” in Sweden. This is the third year the...

By Kelly Terpstra, kterpstra@charlescitypress.com The secret council of the leprechauns has spoken. That means Saint Patrick’s Day is fast approaching. An Irish parade, complete with an "Irish Air...

To The Press Steven Schiller of Charles City was among the Leadership Award volunteers honored at the 33rd annual Main Street Iowa Awards celebration held...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com Salary increases for Floyd County elected officials were made official Tuesday as county supervisors finished work on the fiscal year...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com A Floyd County man has been fined $550 plus court costs after being found guilty of two county citations for having...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com It’s official. Floyd County supervisors approved the new fiscal year county budget at their regular meeting Tuesday morning. The budget, which...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com A proposed $2.5 billion underground transmission line to carry electricity from northcentral Iowa to near Chicago could run through Charles City,...

By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com Jeff Zimmer and Bob Clark of Collective Goods are selling a lot more than books. The shelves at the Collective Goods Fair in...

By Kelly Terpstra, kterpstra@charlescitypress.com The winter thaw has begun. With that melting of snow and ice comes water and one more nuisance drivers will notice — potholes, starting...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com There is a greater than 50 percent chance that Charles City will experience major flooding in the coming weeks as...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com Should all-terrain vehicles be allowed to travel on Floyd County roads? That’s a question that the members of the county Board of...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com Differences on cost estimates for the Floyd County law enforcement center and courthouse update project led to what county Supervisor...

By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com It’s easy to imagine that when St. John Lutheran Church in Charles City was first forming its congregation back in the...

By Kelly Terpstra, kterpstra@charlescitypress.com Less than one-tenth of 1 percent of Iowa’s once vast prairie land is all that remains. Tall switchgrass, compass plants and beautiful wild...

Individuals, teams challenged to test mettle in cold river To The Press Do you have what it takes to take the plunge? The challenge has been issued...

By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he wants to unite a divided country. “For the last year and a half, I’ve been...

By Kelly Terpstra, kterpstra@charlescitypress.com The goal is near and the dream will soon be realized. This wide-load special delivery that will make its way to the...

By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com The fourth new administrator in a year will officially join the Charles City School District starting July 1. The district announced Thursday...

By Kelly Terpstra, kterpstra@charlescitypress.com Clean, modern and friendly. The new owner of Charles City’s soon-to-reopened Pizza Ranch said the restaurant will be that and more.  That includes serving...

By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com A certified registered nurse anesthetist working under contract for the Floyd County Medical Center has been charged in federal court with...