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Service dog in training at Charles City High School  KIMT 3

Rocky is part of "Retrieving Freedom" program, which trains dogs to help veterans with PTSD, as well as children with Autism. Posted: Nov. 19, 2018 9:26 PM.



Prep of the week: Charles City's Molstead won't be outworked  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CHARLES CITY — It's early in the morning inside the Charles City High School gymnasium and chairs and cones are lined up all over the court.



High School boys basketball: Charles City's Jack Molstead saving his best for last  Mason City Globe Gazette

Jack Molstead's meteoric rise this season might have surprised everyone outside of Charles City, but those close to him - including coach Ben Klapperich - saw ...



'Sensory floor' receiving positive reviews at Charles City elementary school  KIMT 3

CHARLES CITY, Iowa - Teachers in a North Iowa elementary school are trying to improve the classroom atmosphere for students who have sensory issues.



M. Joanne Thornton  Boone News-Republican

M. Joanne “Jo” Thornton, 86, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at her home.Joanne was born on February 22, 1933, in Dallas County, ...



Jerry Mead, 73, Charles City  KCHA News

Jerry Mead, 73, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City. A funeral *service* for Jerry ...



Iowa Department of Ed: More than 300 Iowa schools in need of improvement, and some are in north Iowa  KIMT 3

Around a dozen of the 341 schools on the list are in north Iowa.



Charles City Schools Selects Mike Fisher To Become New Superintendent  KCHA News

Charles City, Iowa – The Charles City Community School District Board of Education announced on Tuesday that Mike Fisher has been appointed ...



Charles City School District Teaming Up With CCPD To Keep Drugs Off Campus  KCHA News

Charles City, Iowa – The Charles City School District announced a new partnership with the Charles City Police Department. The police department's new K-9 ...



East High assistant principal Bryan Jurrens named Charles City High principal  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Bryan Jurrens, head assistant principal at East High School in Waterloo, has been named principal at Charles City High School.



Charles City High School hosts FFA workshop  KIMT 3

CHARLES CITY, Iowa - Over 170 students from 15 Iowa school districts converged on the Floyd County Fairgrounds Friday for the Charles City FFA Leadership ...



Charles City High School seniors attend 'Adulting 101'  KIMT 3

CHARLES CITY, Iowa - Gavin Connell is about to graduate high school and head to college, but when it comes to being an adult, he didn't know how much work ...



Charles City Middle School students reflect after school walkout  KIMT 3

CHARLES CITY, Iowa- Charles City middle schoolers were back in class Thursday after around 50 students participated in a school walkout Tuesday.



Charles City principal resigning for AEA job  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY | Charles City High School principal Josh Johnson announced Monday he will be resigning from his position June 30.



Charles City schools surveys public before modernizing high school  KIMT 3

Charles City Schools is looking to modernize their high school for 26 million dollars, but before doing so they're surveying the public.



Charles City High School announces homecoming court  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY | Charles City High School has announced its 2017 homecoming court.



Osage and Charles City Ban Together Supporting Organ Donation  KCHA News

Osage and Charles City banded together to support organ donation as part of Donate Life Night. Kali Hunziker's dad Mark received a heart transplant and was ...



Robert “Dean” Carter, 89, Charles City  KCHA News

Robert “Dean” Carter, 89, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral *service* for ...



Kenneth L. Carr, 88, Charles City  KCHA News

Kenneth L. Carr went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home. A funeral *service* for Kenneth Carr will be held at 10:00 ...



Prototype Classrooms at Charles City High School  KCHA News

Charles City, IA – The new Charles City Middle School has changed the way students learn. The classrooms are more open, allowing for students to work ...



Troy Michael Reams, 39, Greene  KCHA News

Troy Michael Reams, 39, of Greene, passed away in an automobile accident in Floyd on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. There will be a private family *service* ...



High schoolers take part in the Iowa Straw Poll  KIMT 3

One high school history teacher says the election results could mirror the results of the Straw Poll.



Janice L. Robbins, 70, Ionia  KCHA News

Janice L. Robbins, 70, of Ionia, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City surrounded by her loving family.



Charles City school board fires teacher after long hearing  WCF Courier

CHARLES CITY — A lengthy hearing held in closed session Monday by the Board of Education led to the termination of teaching and coaching contracts for ...



Comets orbit Waverly-SR (PHOTOS) | Basketball | wcfcourier.com  WCF Courier

WAVERLY — The last time rivals Charles City and Waverly-Shell Rock tangled in a Northeast Iowa Conference boys' basketball matchup, it wasn't much of a ...



Guilty plea in North Butler school lockdown  KIMT 3

GREENE, Iowa – A Butler County teen is pleading guilty to causing a school lockdown. Andrew Stephan Corwin, 19 of Greene, is pleading guilty to one count of ...



Northeast Iowa high schools among state's top in U.S. News rankings  Globe Gazette

WATERLOO — Four Northeast Iowa schools hit the top 30 for the state in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 ranking of Best High Schools.



Construction for Tiny House Project is about to Start  KCHA News

Charles City, IA – A few groups of students at Charles City High School are doing something a little different than traditional classes at school this year. They are ...



Kimberly Marzen (1961-2018) | Obituaries | wcfcourier.com  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CHARLES CITY — Kimberly Dawn “Kim” “Kimmie” “Kimmer” Marzen, 57, of Charles City, died Monday, Aug. 13, at Floyd County Medical Center.



CCHS Rolling to the State Tournament  KCHA News

Charles City, IA – Bowling became a sanctioned sport at Charles City High School only a handful of years ago. You wouldn't be able to tell, though, by the ...



My North Iowa: Schools, enrollment figures and education facilities  Globe Gazette

Mason City Community School District enrollment, 2017-18: 3,728. North Iowa Christian School: 64. Purdue University, formerly Kaplan University: 29,000, ...



Iowa BIG North offering new opportunities for CNA students  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY | High school students in North Iowa have a new educational opportunity open to them thanks to an innovative community partnership and the ...



Dianne Behnke (1950-2018) | Obituaries | wcfcourier.com  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WAVERLY -- Dianne "Dee" Adelle Behnke, 67, of Waverly, died at home Thursday, Aug. 9, after a battle with cancer.



22 Iowa athletes nominated for 2019 McDonald's All American Games  kwwl.com

Des Moines (KWWL) — More than 800 students across the country were honored this week, when the 2019 McDonald's All American Games nomination list ...



Charles City teen signs contract with Sony Music  Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY — Seventeen-year-old Malik Knighten of Charles City only began singing and playing guitar two years ago, but he's getting the chance to ...



Young Charles City wrestler remembered as 'dedicated' and 'energetic' after tragic ATV accident  DesMoinesRegister.com

Logan Luft was declared clinically brain dead Wednesday following an ATV accident on the Fourth of July.



Robert 'Bob' Mitchell, Charles City | Obituaries for Mason City and North Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

Robert 'Bob'Mitchell. CHARLES CITY — Robert “Bob” Mitchell, 80, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest ...



Gerald Blanchard (1925-2019)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — Gerald Otis Blanchard, 93, of Waterloo, died Friday, Feb. 1, at the Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown.



Kenneth Mullen  Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

LOUDON, Tenn. -- Kenneth W. Mullen died on January 20, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ken was born in Muscatine, Iowa on July 10, 1939, and ...



Charles City's Carrie Lane High School offers alternatives  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY - When Tyler Tonelli moved back to Charles City from Arizona, he decided to complete his senior year at Carrie Lane High School.



Jerry Hartwell, Charles City | Obituaries for Mason City and North Iowa | globegazette.com  Mason City Globe Gazette

Jerry Hartwell. CHARLES CITY — Jerry Hartwell, 68, of Charles City, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City ...



Rodney “Rod” Mulcahy JD, 45, Charles City  KCHA News

Rodney “Rod” Mulcahy J.D., 45, of Charles City, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 in Charles City, Iowa. A funeral *service* for Rod will be held 10:30 A.M. ...



Charles City teen charged in school gun incident  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY | Charges were filed Friday afternoon against a teen who allegedly displayed a firearm near Charles City High School Thursday.



Mark A. Manning, 53, Charles City  KCHA News

Mark A. Manning, 53, of Charles City, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City surrounded by his loving family.



Charles City middle school pool eyed for budget cuts  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY | Jill Connell started to cry when talking to the Charles City School Board Monday night about what the swimming pool at the middle school ...



Tree Project in Charles City  KCHA News

Charles City, IA – Trees were put up all around Charles City on Tuesday by different groups of volunteers. Around 65 ash trees have been taken down in ...



Charles City teachers write thank-yous  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY | Teachers at Charles City High School recently took time during the pre-holiday rush to thank their former teachers as well as past and present ...



Butler County teen sentenced for school threat  KIMT 3

GREENE, Iowa – A teen who caused a lockdown at North Butler High School is sentenced. Andrew Stephan Corwin, 19 of Greene, pleaded guilty to one count ...



FIGHTING THE FLOOD | Mason City & North Iowa | globegazette.com  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY — Their shirts smudged by dirt and boots crusted by mud, teenage brothers Dominique Bill and Quincy Bill sat on the tailgate of a pickup and ...



Jacob “Jake” Mahnesmith, 28, Nashua  KCHA News

Jacob “Jake” Mahnesmith, 28, of Nashua, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 20, 2018 due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A memorial ...



Cedar Valley bands perform at weekend marching festivals  WCF Courier

WATERLOO — High school bands from across the Cedar Valley hit the road this weekend to participate in marching festivals and competitions.



Caring Connections to host 5K in Charles City  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY | The Caring Connections Mentoring Program will host its fourth annual Full Moon 5K run/walk at 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Wildwood Golf ...



Jazz Concert Postponed Due to Ice  KCHA News

Charles City, IA – The Charles City High School music department was supposed to host a concert last night at the 500 North Grand Auditorium. This was ...



Crooks announces run for Floyd County sheriff | Mason City & North Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY — Jeff Crooks, chief deputy with the Floyd County Sheriff's Office, has announced he is running for sheriff this year as an independent ...



Charles City student teacher, UNI grad, dies of cancer  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CHARLES CITY | Amy Heiter, a 2008 Charles City High School graduate who returned to the district as a student teacher, died Wednesday after a battle with a ...



Charles City grad receives posthumous degree from ISU  WCF Courier

CHARLES CITY — A Charles City High School graduate who had just one semester to go at Iowa State University when he was killed in a motorcycle accident ...



Family files claim in fatal Floyd crash | Local News | wcfcourier.com  WCF Courier

FLOYD — The family of a Charles City man who was killed in a motorcycle accident near Floyd in 2016 have filed a claim against the state over the U.S..



Richard Ray 'Rick' Wharton, 64, Marble Rock  KCHA News

Richard Ray 'Rick' Wharton. Marble Rock: Funeral Services for Richard Ray Wharton, 64, of Marble Rock will be 1:30 p.m., Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Retz ...



Larry Niemann (1938-2017)  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Larry William Niemann of Denver died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.



Chester 'Chet' Huffman | Obituaries for Mason City and North Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY — Chester “Chet” Huffman, 75, of Charles City, was called home Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City.



McDonald's donates $30,000 for parking at Floyd Co. Fairgrounds  WCF Courier

CHARLES CITY -- McDonald's in Charles City has donated $30000 to pay for paving a portion of the outside of a new building at the Floyd County Fairgrounds ...



Normand Klemesrud | Obituaries for Mason City and North Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY | Normand Klemesrud, 67, Floyd County Attorney, died Sunday, August 17, 2014, in Mason City.



Alex J. Kuhn, Mason City  Mason City Globe Gazette

MASON CITY — Alex J. Kuhn, 34, of Mason City, IA, died Friday, July 15, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Trinity.



Richard (Dick) Marvin Sharp - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Richard "Dick" Marvin Sharp, 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2019, surrounded by his family following a battle with cancer and ...



Mason City Police calls, Feb. 6 | Mason City & North Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

02/06/19 00:13 SO1905129 S PIERCE AVE / 19TH ST SW, MASON CITY, IA Power/Water/Signs &



Eugene 'Gene' Diercks  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY | Eugene "Gene" Diercks, 64, of Charles City, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.



Unbeknownst to most, Alex Kuhn battled depression; the Prestage debate in Mason City didn't help.  Globe Gazette

One word summarizes the most divisive issue in the history of Mason City: Prestage.



Michael ‘Mike’ L. Zubrod  Mason City Globe Gazette

CHARLES CITY — Michael “Mike” L. Zubrod, 39, of Charles City died Monday, September 23, 2013.



Hampton-Dumont students explore culinary classes  Mason City Globe Gazette

HAMPTON | Wearing black chef coats, a dozen Hampton-Dumont High School students learned how to make piping tubes out of parchment paper and how to ...



Build-A-Bear Workshop promo draws nearly 1,000 people to Rochester mall  KIMT 3

Law enforcement was on hand at the Apache Mall because of the overwhelming turnout.



They Served With Honor: Bob Havner, Ionia | Mason City & North Iowa | globegazette.com  Mason City Globe Gazette

IONIA | Bob Havner said his experiences as an operating room technician during the Vietnam War are always with him.



High school bands preparing for state marching festival  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

WATERLOO — High school marching bands have been honing drills and fine-tuning music in preparation for Saturday's showcase of their field shows.



Nashua-Plainfield, Charles City take part in new-look state duals  Mason City Globe Gazette

DES MOINES — Al Frost is a duals guy. The Nashua-Plainfield wrestling coach loves everything about dual tournaments from the gamesmanship to a dual ...



College trapshooting: Hawkeye squad having a blast at regional  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS — The first impression for Scholastic Clay Target Program national director Tom Wondrash has been a pleasant one.



Mason City shooting trial witness: 'I watched my best friend drop to the ground'  Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | A witness in Revell Toney's attempted murder trial became emotional on the stand Thursday morning as he talked about seeing the victim being ...



Brady Fritz to wrestle at North/South All-Star Meet  Tama News-Herald - Toledo Chronicle

South Tama's Brady Fritz will be featured as one of the athletes wrestling at the North/South All-Star Wrestling Meet on Saturday March 2.



Lynn K. Idler (1949-2015) | Obituaries | wcfcourier.com  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

BASSETT -- Lynn Kenny Idler, 66, of Bassett, died at home Sunday, May 17.



Band Festival King and Queen crowned  Mason City Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | This year's North Iowa Band Festival King and Queen both admitted that they were shocked when they were named top royalty Saturday ...



Thomas 'Tom' Dight, Osage  Mason City Globe Gazette

OSAGE — Thomas “Tom” Dight, 65, of Osage, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at the Hannibal Regional Medical Center in Hannibal, Missouri.



Shari Kinseth | Obituaries for Mason City and North Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

Shari A. Kinseth. May 4, 1941 - July 21, 2017. La Jolla, CA | Shari A. Kinseth, formerly of Belmond, IA. This wonderful lady with a sweet smile and heart of gold, ...



Fitzgerald-Wendel | Celebrations | wcfcourier.com  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CHARLES CITY — Lachele “Lucy” Fitzgerald and Cory Wendel were married June 11 in Desoto. Parents of the couple are Sean and Melinda Fitzgerald of ...



Kelly takes over Lancers wrestling program | High School Wrestling - QCVarsity.com  Quad City Times

Drew Kelly had heard about North Scott's wrestling tradition and seen some in person. When it came to visiting Eldridge, as someone who grew up in a small ...



Monty J. Frana (1971-2014) | Obituaries | wcfcourier.com  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

CEDAR FALLS -- Monty Joseph Frana, 43, of Cedar Falls, died at home Friday, Sept. 19.



Spring still not in sight, another round of snow targeting north Iowa  KCHA News

Des Moines, Iowa – Northern Iowa is in the path of yet another winter storm. National Weather *Service* Meteorologist Mike Fowle says the next system is ...



They Served with Honor: Rod Tripp, Garner | Mason City & North Iowa | globegazette.com  Mason City Globe Gazette

GARNER — A year after graduating Charles City High School, Rod Tripp found himself on perimeter guard duty 10 miles from the DMZ in Vietnam.



Elwin Lewis Musser  Mason City Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Elwin Lewis Musser, 95, of Mason City, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa from complications from cardiac ...



They Served With Honor: Dan Bilharz, Nashua | Mason City & North Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

After Dan Bilharz graduated from Charles City High School in 1970 he enlisted in the Army, hoping for a better job opportunity.



Veterans Days events planned in North Iowa | Mason City & North Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

Wednesday is Veterans Day and many North Iowa communities will hold observances. They include:



Legendary Surf Ballroom hosts rock-n-roll Winter Dance Party  KCHA News

Clear Lake, Iowa – The famed Winter Dance Party got underway Wednesday night at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. The 39th annual event honors the memory ...



Helen E. Hirsch | Obituaries for Mason City and North Iowa  Mason City Globe Gazette

ROCKWELL | Helen E. Hirsch, 87, of Rockwell, died Monday morning, Dec. 15, 2014, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.



German students pay visit to St. Ansgar | Mitchell County News  Mason City Globe Gazette

ST. ANSGAR | Five high school students from Germany are experiencing the life of a high school student in the community of St. Ansgar.



Star Class - Language | Features | globegazette.com  Mason City Globe Gazette

Nathan Stumme. SCHOOL: Algona High School. PARENTS: Kendall and Jean Stumme, Burt. HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Cross country, speech, track, ...



Britt veteran returns to Vietnam 50 years after serving in war (with photos)  Globe Gazette

BRITT | The sights and sounds of war still haunt Bob Steenlage 50 years after serving in Vietnam.



Star Class - Female Athlete  Mason City Globe Gazette

Justine Yeoman. SCHOOL: Algona High School. PARENTS: Craig and Bobbi Jo Hjelmeland, Algona. HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Volleyball, basketball, track, ...



Above the club: Pole Barn Theater noise drives Nora Springs family from second-floor apartment  Mason City Globe Gazette

NORA SPRINGS — Brianne Henkes said she was walking with her cousin to Casey's across the street from her apartment last month when she received an ...



Iowa veteran receives medals for Vietnam service, 48 years later  Globe Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — It was about 48 years late, but Thursday proved a good day for Doyce Bailey.



Exotic dance club set to open in Nora Springs  Mason City Globe Gazette

NORA SPRINGS — An exotic dance club known as a “juice bar” is set to open in downtown Nora Springs.



Strip club drives Nora Springs family from 2nd-floor apartment  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

NORA SPRINGS — Brianne Henkes said she was walking with her cousin from her apartment to Casey's across the street last month when she received an ...



NXN Heartland Girls Team Scores: Wayzata Holds Strong  MileSplit

Wayzata (MN) girls have the top spot all but locked up based on 2017 times in our returning team scores for the NXN Heartland Region. The team has a 1-5 ...



ALLSPACH: Quite a life for Le Mars' Gunther  Sioux City Journal

Butler University and Virginia Commonwealth University, either the common man on the grander scale of the game of college basketball that is reigned over by ...



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