Author Archives: Tad Barry


Ducks Unlimited Banquet Set for Saturday in Floyd

The 35th Annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held tomorrow at the Floyd Community Center.  The banquet schedule will be similar to years passed according to D.U. Committee Member Lee Schwartzkopf. Along with the raffles and auctions the banquet will be catered once again by the Fredrika Locker.  Schwartzkopf says he expects the meal to


Comet Girls Golf Preview (part 1)

We now continue our preview of the Charles City Comet Spring Sports Programs.  We dive into one of the most decorated programs, especially as of late, the Comet girl’s golf team.  Like other spring programs, Mother Nature has not cooperated very well this Spring and Head Comet girl’s golf coach Eric Johanningmeier says although they

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CC Community Fund Fundraiser a Success

The Charles City Community Fund held its annual bowling tournament this past Saturday at the Comet Bowl.  Event organizer Kim Carmen was very pleased with not only the participation, but with the monetary amount raised. The money raised from the bowling tournament as well as other money raised by the Charles City Community Fund is


NH Parks and Rec Announces Spring Programs

It’s no secret that our area is having a hard time shaking winter weather this year, but it isn’t stopping the New Hampton Parks and Recreation Department from preparing for their spring and summer programs.  The program flyer is ready to go and program coordinator Tara Hackman says it will be spread around very soon.


Full Slate of Fun in Charles City Saturday

We all know Charles City is a great place to live, work, and play, but tomorrow the play portion of that equation especially rings true.  There are several fun events happening in Chucktown tomorrow for people of all ages.  The events get started with a matinee showing of the movie Ratatouille at the Charles Theatre. 


St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Set for Saturday

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is coming back to Charles City this Saturday.  In what has become a regular event for the St. Patty’s Day festivities in Charles City started 21 years ago.  John Morris, a resident of Charles City, talks about the origin of the parade. The parade route has been altered over the