Oelwein morning update Sept. 28): Frost, second place and an events center

Good morning, Oelwein. Here is the forecast, some cross country and volleyball results and an events center update.

1. WEATHER — Today: Areas of frost before 9 a.m.. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 59. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph. (Extended forecast)



The No. 3-ranked Oelwein boys cross country team placed second at the Jesup Invite, with Conall Sauser finishing third and Ray Gearhart fifth. (Click here for more)


  • Wapsie Valley (30-2) def. Sumner-Fredericksburg (20-7), 3-1 (19-25, 25-11, 25-22, 25-9)
  • North Fayette Valley (5-12) def. Kee (0-11), 3-0 (25-6, 25-18, 25-8)
  • Union (24-3) def. Oelwein (11-16), 3-0 (25-9, 25-7, 26-24)
  • South Winneshiek (8-16) def. West Central (5-9), 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-18)
  • Hudson (14-12) def. Jesup (14-14), 3-1 (27-29, 25-21, 25-23, 25-14)

3. GOV’T — The Oelwein City Council is continuing to ponder how the city could contribute $500,000 toward the $3.2 million Oelwein Events Center project. On Monday, it instructed City Administrator Dylan Mulfinger, who proposed one plan already, to explore some more.

“Council directed me to provide them with options to provide funding to the event center. This vote will take place October 10,” he said. “Council wants to see funding come from local option sales tax and hotel motel tax. I plan to provide options based on their request, my original proposal, and anew proposal that meets council’s expectations.”

For more background click here.