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Chariton Senior Center Bingo will be held the first four Tuesdays of each month, doors open at 5:05 p.m., selling of packets starts at 5:30 and games start at 6 p.m. There will be 10 sheets of games (packet), must buy a packet to play special games and special games are $1 per sheet. You can…

Jump in your favorite car, fire up the engine, roll down the windows, turn up the radio, and put on your biggest smile. It is time to hit the road to show your support for state parks in Iowa. The crew for Anna Rea the 1930 Ford Model A invites everybody to drive along for all or part of the…

For the first time since March 2020, Milestones Area Agency on Aging will be serving in-person meals to diners 60 years and above. The congregate meal sites, which will now be known as “Milestones Community Cafés”, were expected to reopen across most of Milestones’ 17 counties throughout Jul…

After a brief discussion at their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, the Chariton City Council set Beggar’s Night (Trick or Treating) for Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the City of Chariton.

The City of Chariton recently has named Jeff Johnson as the new Chariton Police Chief. Chief Johnson has previously held this position with the city. Jeff has spent the past several years continuing to serve the local community as a patrol officer.

Hunter Brothers, Mike and Nick Hunter, of Lucas County were inducted into the 2021 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 22. Ninety-eight Iowa counties participated this year and selected 129 inductees for their outstandin…

The Chariton Library has a large collection of M&M dispensers and memorabilia owned by Steve Blake in the display case. M&Ms had their 80th birthday on Sept. 10. To help celebrate this fact, the library has hung a clear tube (more than 16 feet long!) filled with M&Ms in several f…

In only her second year of gardening, Kelsey Robinson has made the exterior of her home on Auburn Avenue into a showcase of beautiful foliage that all summer has delighted traffic driving by on North 7th Street in Chariton. Robinson credits being a former hairstylist-and a love of Pinterest-…

Chariton’s annual Homecoming Parade will begin at 2:30, Friday, Sept. 17, following the Homecoming Assembly. The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “Chargers Got The Beat.” The Chargers will be playing the West Marshall Trojans.

Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street was pleased to welcome six of the new first-year teachers and Michael Moran, who is the current Behavior Interventionist at Chariton Middle School, to the Chariton Chamber on Wednesday, Aug. 18.

At their meeting Aug. 16, the Chariton City Council approved a grant application for the 2021 Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Financial Assistance Program application for the Chariton Sewer Plant upgrades.

The Annual Back to School Breakfast for the Chariton School District was held this past week at Chariton High School. The Kiwanis Club of Chariton and the Chariton Community School District (CCSD) served approximately 115 staff at the annual back to school breakfast.

The Chariton City Council approved by resolution to provide for a notice of a public hearing on proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost for the Sewage Treatment Plant Improvements Project and the taking of bids for the project.