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Charles City BBQ Challenge coming June 13

Charles City BBQ Challenge coming June 13

Charles City, Iowa – The tantalizing aroma of barbeque will fill the air in Charles City on June 13 during the Charles City BBQ Challenge. The competition will take place in conjunction with the Charles City Challenge: Whitewater Weekend, as well as the popular Cardboard Boat Race.  The BBQ challenge will take place from noon

Stebens Childrens Theatre

Stebens to Present Award Winning Play  

Mason City, Iowa – Stebens Children’sTheatre is proud to present the award winning play “Still Life with Iris”. This piece is the first play for young audiences to receive the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays Award.  Tom Ballmer is the Director at Stebens says “Still Life with Iris” is described as a fantastical

Reminder note

NS City Council meeting Tuesday 

Nora Springs, Iowa – The Nora Springs City Council is meeting Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at Nora Springs City Hall. The agenda includes: discussion of upcoming water and sewer rate increases and financing of the SRF Loan; website; Renee Bartling addressing the library annual report; Virgil Fett, Ravine; discussion the Nora Springs Water Source


Charles City Police Asking You To “Click It or Ticket”

Charles City, Iowa – Crash data shows that passenger vehicle occupants are buckling up more during the day than at nighttime. To urge drivers to buckle up, the Charles City Police Department along with numerous other agencies across the nation will be focusing on seat belt enforcement May 18th through the 3st between the hours

Storm Over Wheat

Iowa, Nebraska at risk for severe weather this weekend

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) – Officials say storms sweeping across eastern Nebraska and Iowa this weekend pose the threat of isolated tornadoes and hail while strong wind gusts and heavy snow are expected further west. Meteorologist Jim Lee with the National Weather Service in Des Moines says the entirety of Iowa is slightly at risk


Greene man sentenced to 2 years for domestic assault

Charles City, Iowa -A Greene man was sentenced to two years in prison for domestic assault. The Charles City Police Department says 39 year old Chad Motz was booked into the Floyd County Jail on June 22nd in Charles City after allegedly threatening to kill the victim during an attack. He was initially charged with

Chicken in Lab

All Fowl Banned at Devonia Swap Meet  

Osage, Iowa – Due to the recent Avian Bird Flu outbreak, poultry and fowl will not be permitted on the grounds of this weekend’s Devonia Swap Meet in Floyd County. Doug Michael owns the property and organizes the event and says they just cannot accept any birds of any kind. He went on to say that