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Lake at Sunset

Lake Park Upgrades to Start Soon 

Lake Park Upgrades to Start Soon 

New Hampton, Iowa – The Airport Lake Park in Chickasaw County is getting some long awaited improvements. County Naturalist Matt Crayne says they are taking bids on the new shower house project which they plan to have finished later this summer: They hope to be able to keep improving the area, but Crayne says some

Ice Cream

FREE Ice Cream Social and Entertainment

Charles City, Iowa – The Charles City High School Student Council will be hosting an old fashioned ice cream social next Wed afternoon. Along with Free ice cream there will be entertainment provided by orchestra, choir and drama students. The Ice cream social will be Wed at 1:30 and there will be VIP parking for

Joni Ernst

Sen. Joni Ernst To Hold Town Meeting In Osage May 1

Osage, Iowa – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) has announced she will host a town meeting in Mitchell County as part of her 99 county tour across Iowa. The meeting will be held Friday May 1st beginning a 1:30pm at the Mitchell County Farm Bureau, 709 Chase St., Osage. The public is invited to attend.

A collection of felled trees and limbs in a public park.

Brush Pickup in Charles City Begins Monday May 4th

Charles City, Iowa -The Charles City Street Department will be holding the first brush pickup of the year beginning Monday May 4th. Place your brush on the parking with the cut ends facing the street. Whole trees will not be picked up. Crews will be making one round through town so if you miss getting

Jim Lundberg and FFA

Charles City Recognizes Their Volunteers

Charles City, Iowa –  Dr. Dan Cox served as Master of Ceremonies for the 2015 volunteer awards breakfast that was held Tues morning at the Charles Theatre.  In his opening remarks Cox said  that volunteering is renowned for skill development, socialization and just plain fun as well as having positive benefits for the volunteer as


Pool to Open on Memorial Day

Charles City, Iowa – The Charles City pool will open this year on Monday, May 25, which is Memorial Day. The Park Board has approved keeping the pool rates the same as last year. Season tickets for a household are $120 and for an individual are $60. Daily admissions are adult, $4.50; 18 years and

Ash Trees in Central Park

Ash Trees taken down as a Precaution   

Charles City, Iowa – Park and Recreation Board members discussed the removal of ash trees in Charles City at the recent board meeting. The list of trees to be removed includes five in Central Park and as many as 30 in Waverly Hill Park and possibly  an additional 48 trees in Sportsmen’s, Sherman and Lions