Oelwein morning update (Sept. 20): Boys cross country wins again; fire dept. marks hydrants


– Today: Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind around 11 mph.

– Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming north after midnight.

(Extended forecast)


— CROSS COUNTY HUSKIES WIN IN DENVER: Five of the top 10 finishers in the boys 5K at the Denver Invite on Monday were Oelwein Huskies. It’s the second consecutive year Oelwein has won this meet. Sophomore Conall Sauser took first. Read more here. Two members of the girls squad finished in the top 25. Read more here.

— WAITING ON NEW RANKS: The latest cross country rankings are scheduled to come out today. Last week, the Oelwein boys were No. 4. Individually, West Central’s Charlie Sieck (runs with Starmont) was ranked No. 2 in Class 2A boys, while two Oelwein runners also were in the top 30: Conall Sauser was No.7 and Ray Gearhart was No. 21.

VOLLEYBALL TONIGHT — Oelwein plays at Waterloo Columbus at 6:30 p.m.

See fire hydrant marker at left

3. PUBLIC SAFETY — Trying not to lose fire hydrants: “Recently members of the Oelwein Fire Department installed markers on 5 hydrants throughout town. These aid us when snow and grass cover the hydrants as well as being reflective for night time calls. These markers were made possible through private donations. If you are interested in donating for a hydrant close to your home or business let us know!” says a post on the department’s Facebook page.