15 September 2020

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Letter to the Editor: Seeks candidates who work for people, not party

Letter to the Editor: Seeks candidates who work for people, not party


By Jim Sanner, Charles City These last several months have been disheartening in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, ongoing protests and counter-prot...

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Letter to the Editor: Please stop taking my signs

Letter to the Editor: Please stop taking my signs


By Robert Pittman, Charles City For the second time, the political signs in my yard have been removed in the middle of the night. The first time I ch...

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Letter to the Editor: What can you do for your country?

Letter to the Editor: What can you do for your country?


By Judy Thorson, Charles City I believe this is an appropriate time to remember a quote by President John F. Kennedy: "Don't ask what your country c...
 

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Community Notes: Notes on fire safety as Fire Prevention Week nears

Community Notes: Notes on fire safety as Fire Prevention Week nears


By Eric R.Whipple, Charles City Fire Chief National Fire Prevention Week is right around the corner, Oct. 4-10, and I would like to stress just how i...

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GROB: When your 6-year-old turns 31

GROB: When your 6-year-old turns 31


By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com A little over 25 years ago, I watched a little girl shooting baskets all by herself. She was 6 years old...
01 September 2020

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Letter to the Editor: Thanks for derecho relief effort support

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for derecho relief effort support


By Ann Troge, Charles City Rotary Club President I write this letter to the editor in sincere and deep appreciation to the citizens of this area for ...
 

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Letter to the Editor: Charles City, we are forever grateful

Letter to the Editor: Charles City, we are forever grateful


From the Family of Ellen Bengtson When Ellen was killed on August 2, our family’s world was forever changed. In the midst of our deep grief, the Ch...

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Letter to the Editor: Questions funding for fiber project

Letter to the Editor: Questions funding for fiber project


By Chip Baltimore, Senior Fellow, Taxpayers Protection Alliance At their meeting on Sept. 9, the Charles City City Council will consider a request fr...

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GROB: Let’s not blame the kids for COVID

GROB: Let’s not blame the kids for COVID


By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com I saw the photos, and I have to admit they made me cringe a little. Crowds of kids at our state’s coll...
 
25 August 2020

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Community Notes: Now is the time to dream about Charles City’s future

Community Notes: Now is the time to dream about Charles City’s future


By Dean Andrews, Mayor, Charles City This past week I have been attending the annual Iowa Rural Summit. As with most meetings, this summit has gone v...