19 July 2021
Excavation begun for Milwaukee Road depot basement for relocation

Excavation begun for Milwaukee Road depot basement for relocation


By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com A crew from Kamm Excavating has begun digging the hole for a new basement foundation that will...
Nearly 300 families served by school district’s meals program in June

Nearly 300 families served by school district’s meals program in June


By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com Charles City Superintendent Mike Fisher told the school district Board of Directors that the district serve...
Simply Essentials auction and sale delayed at least a few weeks

Simply Essentials auction and sale delayed at least a few weeks


By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com The proposed auction of the Simply Essentials chicken processing plant to a bidder who would reopen i...
 
Successful ‘comeback year’ at the Floyd County Fair

Successful ‘comeback year’ at the Floyd County Fair


By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com The Floyd County Fair was back, and better than ever in 2021. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen ...
Charles City Council closes streets for events, moves to take ownership of abandoned house

Charles City Council closes streets for events, moves to take ownership of abandoned house


By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com The Charles City Council moved quickly through a noncontroversial agenda at its regular meeting Monda...
Work begins on ‘Town of Colors’ murals

Work begins on ‘Town of Colors’ murals


By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com So far, artist Erik Burke’s impression of Charles City is “staring at a wall 10 hours a day.” ...
 
15 July 2021
Floyd County courthouse work nears as LEC construction concludes

Floyd County courthouse work nears as LEC construction concludes


By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com The Floyd County courthouse won’t look quite like it did when it was built, after new windows are i...
Tornados touch down in Floyd County during a day of storms

Tornados touch down in Floyd County during a day of storms


        By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com A tornado with up to 90 mph winds touched d...
Tornados touch down in Floyd County during a day of storms

Tornados touch down in Floyd County during a day of storms


        By Bob Steenson, bsteenson@charlescitypress.com A tornado with up to 90 mph winds touched d...
 
Wet weather just a minor problem for fair-goers

Wet weather just a minor problem for fair-goers


By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com Charles City FFA advisor Bret Spurgin said that he’s come to expect a little rain at the county fair. ...