Nashua AM Update (Nov. 17): Colder weather on tap, Santa accepting letters, schools on break next week

Good morning. Today is Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Here’s what’s happening in the Nashua area. CLOUDY, WINDY AND COLDER –– Clouds will thicken throughout the day, but the chance of snow will decrease from 40% before 5 p.m. to 20% until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The high temperature will be near 29 while a west wind blows at 11-18 mph, with gusts as high as 29. The low tonight will be around 13 as a northwest wind of around 15 mph will gust as high as 26 mph. Friday will be colder and blustery. The wind … Continue reading Nashua AM Update (Nov. 17): Colder weather on tap, Santa accepting letters, schools on break next week

Monona man, 18, charged in West Union burglaries

A Monona man is facing multiple charges related to burglaries reported in West Union in late October. Mason Lee Schroeder, 18, of Monona, is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, four counts of third-degree burglary from a motor vehicle, three counts of attempted third-degree burglary from a vehicle/vessel, and one count each of second- and fourth-degree theft. He made his initial appearance in Fayette County District Court on Oct. 27, and bail was set at $25,000 cash or surety. According to the criminal complaint filed by West Union Police, Schroeder was spotted through security cameras trying to enter two … Continue reading Monona man, 18, charged in West Union burglaries

CC man pleads guilty to 3rd domestic assault, placed on probation

Logan Justin Pfertzel, 29, of Charles City, pleaded guilty Oct. 27 in Floyd County District Court to Class D felony domestic assault. On Nov. 1, District Judge Peter B. Newell placed Pfertzel on three to five years of probation on a suspended prison sentence of up to five years, with credit for time served. A fine of $1,025 plus surcharge was suspended. Pfertzel was ordered to be placed in the Beje Clark Residential Facility until maximum benefits are achieved. There he is to get substance abuse and mental health evaluations and follow through on recommended treatment. The court also ordered … Continue reading CC man pleads guilty to 3rd domestic assault, placed on probation

Nashua AM Update (Nov 16): Slick roads, N-P music trips approved, basketball games start Tuesday

Good morning, Nashua-area readers. It’s Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, and here’s what’s happening locally. • WEATHER — Snow is likely today. Be careful on slick roads. The skies will be cloudy all day and into the night. The high temp will be near 33, low around 18. Today’s northwest wind of 9 to 14 mph will become a west wind of 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. (Extended Forecast) • TRAVELING MUSICIANS — The Nashua-Plainfield School Board on Monday approved a trip this spring for senior band and choir students to The Chanhassan Dinner Theater … Continue reading Nashua AM Update (Nov 16): Slick roads, N-P music trips approved, basketball games start Tuesday

Oelwein AM Update (Nov. 16): Remodeling in downtown, FFA collecting food, pianists dueling on Saturday

Good morning, Oelwein area readers. It’s Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. • TODAY’S WEATHER — Cloudy skies will persist into the night. Snow is likely mainly before 9 a.m. Be careful on the slick roads. The high temp will be around 32 and the low 18. Northwest winds during the day will blow 8 to 14 mph and shift to west in the evening with gusts of up to 20 mph. (Extended Forecast) • BUSINESSES BUSY REMODELING — Sydney’s Bridal continues to remodel the 7 South building in downtown Oelwein, aiming for a January opening date. Up the street, The Purple … Continue reading Oelwein AM Update (Nov. 16): Remodeling in downtown, FFA collecting food, pianists dueling on Saturday

N-P School Board OKs Twin Cities and Tennessee trips

On the night Nashua-Plainfield FFA members told the School Board about their October trip to the National Convention in Indianapolis, two other out-of-state trips were approved for music students; plus efforts to establish an every-other-year educational trip for fifth and sixth graders got the green light. The board on Monday approved a trip this spring to The Chanhassan Dinner Theater in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. It’s an annual event for band and choir seniors that is funded through the N-P Music Boosters and parent contributions. Last year, they attended a performance of “Footloose.” The board also approved an April 25-28, 2024, … Continue reading N-P School Board OKs Twin Cities and Tennessee trips

Nashua AM update (Nov. 15): Around an inch of snow today

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, and here’s what’s happening in the Nashua area. • WEATHER — We are expected to get around an inch of snow today, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Today’s high will be near 33 with a southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Be aware of slick roads. Tonight, there is a 90% chance of more snow, mainly before 11 p.m., with a low around 26. The calm wind will be northwest around 6 mph after midnight. Overall, we could get around two inches of snow. (Extended Forecast) Continue reading Nashua AM update (Nov. 15): Around an inch of snow today

N-P’s Rinken signs to wrestle at UNI

Nashua-Plainfield senior Garret Rinken signed his National Letter of Intent on Monday to continue his wrestling career at the University of Northern Iowa next year. Rinken capped his junior season by taking second in the Class 1A 120 weight class at the 2022 State Wrestling Championships. His season record was 57-1. As a sophomore in 2020-21, Rinken was 41-0 and won the Class 1A 113 state title. Continue reading N-P’s Rinken signs to wrestle at UNI

Oelwein police and fire departments to compete Saturday for most food donations

The Oelwein’s Fire Department and Police Department will try this Saturday, Nov. 19, to out-do each other in collecting food donations to help local people in need. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., department members will set up at Oelwein’s two grocery stores to accept donations of food items for the Kitchen Cupboard. The Police Department will once again partner with Fareway for its annual “Arrest Hunger” event in the Fareway parking lot. Officers will be on hand to receive food item donations and meet with the public. Community members can also take time to view the inside of a … Continue reading Oelwein police and fire departments to compete Saturday for most food donations

Ice and deer contribute to weekend crashes

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reported a handful of crashes Nov. 12-13 Icy conditions got the best of an SUV and then a car at the Hwy. 3 round-about near Starmont High School Saturday morning. No injuries were reported but combined vehicle damage was estimated at about $2,000 At 7:19 a.m., Nov. 12, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle in the ditch near the round-about. A 38-year-old Milwaukee, Wisconsin, man lost control of the 2018 Cadillac XT5 he was driving because of icy road conditions. It slid into the ditch and received an estimated $1,500 in damage, … Continue reading Ice and deer contribute to weekend crashes

WV grad sex abuse trial scheduled to begin Dec. 7

A 2022 Wapsie Valley graduate is scheduled to go on trial Dec. 7 in Fayette County District Court on a charge of third-degree sexual abuse. He’s accused of forcing a sex act on a teenage girl at her Fairbank home on March 2, 2022. Holten Taylor Robinson, 19, of Parkersburg, turned himself in to the Fayette County Sheriff’s office on March 28, 2022, after a warrant was issued for his arrest on the Class C felony charge. His bail was set at a $10,000 unsecured bond, and he was released from custody after a no contact order to protect his … Continue reading WV grad sex abuse trial scheduled to begin Dec. 7

Nashua Update (Nov. 14): N-P School Board to meet tonight and more local news

Good morning, Nashua-area readers. It’s Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. In local news: • Snow is in the forecast— There’s a 30% chance of snow today, mainly after 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service forecast. Otherwise it will be cloudy, with a high near 36 and a southeast wind of 7 to 11 mph. Tonight, the chance of snow increases to 40% under cloudy skies with a low around 26. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. (Extended Forecast) • N-P gets good report card — Nashua-Plainfield shook a target from its back, academically. The School Board will hear more … Continue reading Nashua Update (Nov. 14): N-P School Board to meet tonight and more local news

West Central to host Honor Band on Monday

West Central will host the 2022 Upper Iowa Conference Honor Band on Monday, Nov. 14. Students from across the conference will be rehearsing all day long in preparation for the concert, including eight Blue Devils: Amyah Bender, GraceLyn Neumann-Birchard, Evan Recker, Charlie Sieck, Alan Streittmatter, Isaac George, Daryon Allwood, and Maria Streif. The concert will be at 7 p.m. in the Klinge Gym. Doors will open at 6:30. Admission is $5 for all attendees. The honor band will be under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Cory Near from Luther College, and the percussion ensemble will be under the direction … Continue reading West Central to host Honor Band on Monday

Floyd County Board of Supervisors meeting agenda: Tuesday, Nov. 15

The Floyd County Board of Supervisors Will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Courthouse Assembly Room. Conference Call Info – Dial: 1-641-257-6165; Access Code: 1129#(If you experience issues connecting to the meeting, please contact the Auditor’s Office at 641-257-6131.) Continue reading Floyd County Board of Supervisors meeting agenda: Tuesday, Nov. 15

Secret Santa Elves of Nashua back in action and seeking your help

There’s a lot of Christmas spirit out there to share, so the Secret Santa Elves of Nashua have come up with another way to do it this year. In its first few year, the community group started its Secret Santa gift giving. Last year, they added Letters to Santa and caroling. This year, the Secret Santa Elves are adding The Angel Card Project. “Many seniors will spend the holiday alone,” said Elf Donna Peterson. “By mailing cards, you can help brighten a senior’s holiday. This is for cards only, but if you wish to send more than that, we leave … Continue reading Secret Santa Elves of Nashua back in action and seeking your help

Gearhart honored as cross country coach

Oelwein cross country coach gets state recognition: The Iowa Association of Track Coaches included Oelwein cross country head coach Jason Gearhart in its At Large Coach of the Year selections for Class 2A boys. The others are Eric Walsh of Tipton, Tara Stein of Waukon, Mitch Timmerman of Mediapolis, Michael Buchheit of Pella Christian and Brad Peter and Erin Frerichs of Okoboji. The state Class 2A Boys Coach of the Year is Andrew Hamer of Des Moines Christian. Continue reading Gearhart honored as cross country coach

Football Huskies named All-District

Ten Nashua-Plainfield football players have received All District honors this year. Titus Evans, Bo Harrington, Aiden Lamborn and Tate White have been named to the Class A District 3 All District first team. Named to the second team were Landon Pratt, Joel Winters, Tucker Franzen and Aiden Gelner. Trae Geise and Jackson Carey were honorable mention. Continue reading Football Huskies named All-District