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Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Week Oct 5th thru Oct 11th

CHARLES CITY, IA – Mayor James Erb recognized Oct 5th thru the 11th as fire prevention week in an official proclamation at Monday’s City Council meeting. Charles City Fire Chief Eric Whipple says this year they are focusing on the importance of working smoke alarms: Whipple said that Fire Prevention Week gives the fire department

Charles City Public Library

Charles City Library has programs for all ages

CHARLES CITY, IA – The Charles City Public Library is as busy as ever with new programs starting and ongoing. They have an exciting program underway to get the littlest of library visitors “hooked” on reading. Dana Schwickerath is the childrens librarian and explains the “1000 books before kindergarten program”: Schwickerath says they have a

Active-Shooter-Training

Court house Safety  

CHARLES CITY, IA – The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met with members of the Courthouse Safety Committee, including members from the judicial and sheriffs departments, for an hour long discussion reviewing courthouse safety protocols. Supervisor Mark Kuhn says the Safety committee is always working on initiatives to keep the courthouse as safe as possible,

School Buses

Keeping Kids Safe 

CHARLES CITY, IA – Keeping kids safe…everyone agrees on that. But in today’s world of social media where information is delivered virtually instantaneously to everyone, sometimes people get caught up in a frenzy and clear perspective can be clouded. On the heels of a recent event that occurred, where a person is alleged to have

Take Back Photo

Prescription Medication Take Back Day

CHARLES CITY, IA –   On September 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Charles City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to

CC HS Musical tryouts

CCHS to present Footloose this fall

CHARLES CITY, IA – Charles City High School students will have an opportunity to ‘kick off their Sunday shoes’ this fall as they start preparations to present ‘Footloose’ the musical. Students auditioned for the musical production with Linda Brandt, Jennifer Burton, and new high school choir director Brad Beale. During try-outs students sang as a

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