Stewart wins Grinch title

Diana Stewart worked for it. She accepted the Grinch title Friday night at Plaza Park, bringing the annual fundraiser for the Oelwein Kitchen Cabinet food pantry to an end. One dollar equaled one vote for one of five Grinch candidates. People cast votes by dropping off donations at locations affiliated with each candidate. Stewart’s was Oelwein Dollar Fresh. The other candidates were Missy Kane (Transco Railway Products), Sue Crandall (Oelwein Chamber and Area Development), Steve Milder (West Central School) and Jerry Bostian (Fareway Throughout the contest Stewart posted pictures of herself in Grinch garb at various locations in Oelwein. It … Continue reading Stewart wins Grinch title

Deputies make domestic abuse arrests over holiday week

On Nov. 24 at 2:14 a.m., Fayette CountySheriff’s deputies were called to 320 Olive Street in Westgate in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon investigating, they arrested Jeffrey William Arthur, 54, of Westgate on the charges of domestic abuse assault while displaying a dangerous weapon (aggravated misdemeanor) and obstruction of an emergency communications (simple misdemeanor). He was transported to the Fayette County Jail.   On Nov. 25, at 3:57 a.m., deputies were called to 106 Mechanic Street in Fayette in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon investigating, they arrested David A. Hayes, 20, of Fayette, on the charges of domestic abuse assault (simple misdemeanor) … Continue reading Deputies make domestic abuse arrests over holiday week

Aplington-Parkersburg stops Oelwein girls

PARKERSBURG — Aplington-Parkersburg made 13 3-pointers as they won 60-25 over the visiting Oelwein girls basketball team. A-P’s Ellen Waller sank six of those 3-pointers as she put up 21 points to lead all scorers. Ninth-grader McKinzie See led Oelwein with 16 points. The Falcons improved to 2-0. The Huskies are now 1-1. They opened the season with a 76-26 home win over Postville before the Thanksgiving break UP NEXT : Oelwein will travel to La Porte City to take on Union (1-0). Continue reading Aplington-Parkersburg stops Oelwein girls

NE Iowa Scoreboard, Nov. 29

Girls Basketball Top of Iowa – East North Iowa Cedar League – East Northeast Iowa Conference Upper Iowa Conference Boys basketball Top of Iowa – East Rockford at Nashua-Plainfield – Postponed Northwood-Kensett at North Butler – Postponed Newman Catholic at Osage – Postponed until Dec. 15 Central Springs at Saint Ansgar – Postponed North Iowa Cedar League – East Northeast Iowa Conference Upper Iowa Conference Clayton Ridge 44, North Fayette Valley 36 Continue reading NE Iowa Scoreboard, Nov. 29

DNR to host virtual meeting on chronic wasting disease Nov. 29

Iowa DNR News Release The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is hosting a virtual public meeting on chronic wasting disease on Nov. 29, from 7-8 p.m. Staff will provide an update on the science of the disease, its status in Iowa, and current management efforts. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and staff will answer as many as time allows. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required in order to receive information prior to the meeting. Interested individuals can register to attend through the link https://bit.ly/3FIgc4G.   Continue reading DNR to host virtual meeting on chronic wasting disease Nov. 29

Pair rescued from rolled pickup Thanksgiving morning

After a rollover crash south of Elgin on Thursday, Nov. 24, occupants of the pickup were trapped inside. The Elgin Fire Department helped get them out. The pair was transported to Palmer Gunderson Hospital in West Union with minor injuries. At 4:47 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Fayette County deputies were called to the 19,000 block of Cedar Road because of a single vehicle rollover accident. The driver, a 25-year-old Elgin woman, had lost control of 2005 Chevrolet Silverado because of weather coy when traveling southbound. The pickup rolled into the west ditch where it rolled, according to a sheriff’s office news … Continue reading Pair rescued from rolled pickup Thanksgiving morning

Oelwein update (Nov. 24): Temps in the 40s, Huskies bowling wins and more

Good morning, Oelwein area readers. It’s Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Happy Thanksgiving. • WEATHER: NICE THANKSGIVING TEMPS Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 49 and a south wind 7 to 14 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Tonight will be Partly cloudy, with a low around 25, and a northwest wind 7 to 14 mph. (Extended Forecast) • SPORTS: HUSKIES BOWLING WINS The Oelwein boys bowling team opened its season with a win on Tuesday at the Super Bowl in Forest City. The Huskies defeated the Forest City Indians 2,632 to 2,571. Senior Austin Espe lead the … Continue reading Oelwein update (Nov. 24): Temps in the 40s, Huskies bowling wins and more

OELWEIN CALENDAR OF EVENTS

To add an event to this calendar email details to baldissimo2000@gmail.com. Thursday, Dec. 1 After-school program Walk-in Thursday, 4 p.m. at Oelwein Public Library. Every week is a different topic, ranging from STEM to art to music. The second Thursday of the month, every month, will be Legos. This program is intended for students. Friday, Dec. 2 Olde Tyme Christmas, 4-8 p.m., downtown. Craft and vendor marketplace, 2-8 p.m. Also includes horse-drawn wagon rides, visits with Santa, petting zoo, Festival of Trees Walk, Carolers, Grinch Contest, marshmallow roast, lighted parade and more. Supper at the Legion, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Oelwein American … Continue reading OELWEIN CALENDAR OF EVENTS

High school girls basketball scoreboard

Sumner-Fredericksburg 55, Charles City 36 The Cougars opened their season with 19 points in the first quarter on Tuesday in Charles City. They held the Comets to 7. By halftime their lead was 35-14. Sophomore Saela Steege led S-F scorers with 16 points followed by junior Isabelle Elliott (14), senior Alivia Lange (9), junior Jana Meyer (9), senior Abby Zabel (4), junior Alivia Seehase (2) and sophomore Brielle Volker (1). Charles City statistics were not immediately available. Oelwein 76, Postville 26 The Huskies 50-point season-opening home victory over the Pirates on Tuesday snapped a nine game losing streak dating back … Continue reading High school girls basketball scoreboard

Ossian man struck and killed on road north of West Union

An Ossian man watching his car being pulled out of a ditch was struck and killed Monday night north of West Union. The incident is under investigation. Guadalupe Salgado Bernal, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 27000 block of Lincoln Road. According to a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office news release it received a report at 6:28 p.m. Nov. 21, about an SUV stoking a pedestrian on Lincoln Road north of West Union. When deputies arrived, they found that Bernal had put his car in the ditch and a nearby resident was using a tractor to pull it … Continue reading Ossian man struck and killed on road north of West Union

Oelwein AM Update (Nov. 30)

Good morning, Oelwein area readers. It’s Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. • WEATHER: Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 20. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Wednesday will be sunny, with a high near 47. South wind 3 to 8 mph. • COMMUNITY: The Oelwein FFA led the Feed a Family program and donated 30 boxes of food to local families. • SPORTS: • The Oelwein varsity bowling teams travel to Forest City today for a … Continue reading Oelwein AM Update (Nov. 30)

WV coach gets national recognition

The NICL-East volleyball Coach of the Year, Wapsie Valley’s Austin Shepherd, has also been recognized by a national coaching association. The American Volleyball Coaches Association chose Shepherd as a 2022 Class of 30 Under 30 High School Award recipient. The program was established in 2009 to honor up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of the sport, and was expanded in 2016 to include a category for high school coaches. This year’s 30 recipients are a diverse group, ranging from head to assistant coaches, varsity to JV coaches, and girls to boys coaches. They represent schools in 18 different states and … Continue reading WV coach gets national recognition

Deputies arrest Maynard man on gun charge, Randalia woman over drugs

Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies arrest a Maynard man and a Randalia woman on felony charges over the weekend in separate incidents. On Friday, Nov. 18, a deputy arrested Dalton Bunn, 24, of Maynard on a valid Clayton County arrest warrant for charge of felon in possession of a firearm. Bunn was transported to the Fayette County jail and later transported to Clayton County Jail. On Sunday, Nov. 20,a deputy initiated a traffic stop at 12:49 a.m. on 2000 Chevrolet S20 truck for a traffic infraction. After further investigation, the driver Samantha Kay Darling, age 47 of Randalia, was arrested and … Continue reading Deputies arrest Maynard man on gun charge, Randalia woman over drugs

More weather and deer-related crashes in Fayette County

Weather contributed to crashes in rural parts of Fayette County last week, and a deer caused one this morning, according to the Sheriff’s Office. On Friday, Nov. 18, just before 6 a.m., a white Ford Ranger was traveling west on Golden Road when due to weather conditions the vehicle lost control, crossed the center line, rolled over into the ditch and came to rest on its side. No injuries were reported and vehicle was towed from the scene. Snow was falling at the time of the crash. The accident remains under investigation. On Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m, a … Continue reading More weather and deer-related crashes in Fayette County

Oelwein AM update (Nov. 19): Girls wrestling gets season started

Good morning. It’s Saturday, Nov. 19. • Girls wrestling gets winter sports started — Oelwein, East Buchanan, Sumner-Fredericksburg are among the teams competing at a girls wrestling tournament this morning in Independence. For live results, click here. • Subzero wind chills today — Today will be partly sunny, blustery and cold, with a chance of flurries. Temperatures will drop to around 15 by 5 p.m. with wind chills nearly 5 below zero. Northwest wind gusts could be as 40 mph. Winds will slow down slight tonight, with wind gusts around 30 mph. The temperatures will drop to around 5 with … Continue reading Oelwein AM update (Nov. 19): Girls wrestling gets season started

Be prepared for dangerous cold days through the weekend

Good morning. It’s Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. HAZARDOUS WEATHER: Winds chills tonight will be in the single digits below zero, according to The National Weather Service. Today’s high temperature should reach about 18 under cloudy skies, but it will be blustery. Periodic light snow will be continue into the evening. Total accumulation could be about an inch. Saturday through Thanksgiving, snow will gradually taper off to flurries on Saturday morning. Little, if any, accumulations are expected. Wind chills on Saturday night will range from 5 to 15 below zero. Learn more about the impact of cold on the body by … Continue reading Be prepared for dangerous cold days through the weekend

Oelwein and West Union men sent to prison over drug crimes

Men from Oelwein and West Union were sent to prison this week after pleading guilty to felony drug charges in separate cases in Fayette County District Court. Here are some recently concluded felony cases: Thomas Daniel Wilds, 28, of Oelwein, pleaded guilty Nov. 15 to the Class D felonies of third-offense possession of methamphetamine and third-offense possession of marijuana and was sentenced by District Court Judge John Sullivan to a pair of concurrent prison terms of up to five years. Four other counts were dismissed. Fines and surcharges, which exceeded $2,000 total, were suspended. Vanessa Lynn Wilson, 38, of Oelwein, … Continue reading Oelwein and West Union men sent to prison over drug crimes

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