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

N-P boys climb out of 14-point hole to win opener

Their season started out a bit rough, a 14-point deficit after one quarter kind of rough. Then, Nashua-Plainfield’s boys basketball team flipped the story, outscoring Northwood-Kensett cutting their lead to 8 at the half, 33-25. The Huskies went on win their season opener 60-57 Friday night on the road. Statistics were not immediately available. This story will be updated when they are. Continue reading N-P boys climb out of 14-point hole to win opener

Comets win 2 golds, 1 silver at Donnybrook tournament

Charles City’s Destiny Kolheim and Lily Luft won gold and Liz Oleson took silver Friday night at an invitation only tournament in Coralville. Ten members of the Comets girls wrestling team competed in the Dan Gable Donnybrook held Thursday and Friday at Xtreme Arena. It featured at least 24 of the best girls wrestling teams in the Midwest, according to the Charles City Wrestling Facebook page. Charles City as a team had 26 wins, 16 losses and placed 9th. Kolheim won the 155 championship by an 8-6 decision over Grace Alagbo of Apple Valley, Minnesota. She was 4-0 in the … Continue reading Comets win 2 golds, 1 silver at Donnybrook tournament

Nashua AM Update: Windy day ahead, wrestlers win, Christmas in Nashua on Saturday

Good morning. It’s Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Here is what’s news in the Nashua area. • Warmer temps come with strong winds Today will be partly sunny and breezy with a high temp near 48, according to the National Weather Service. A south wind 14 to 21 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Tonight temperatures will drop to around 10, with wind chill values as low as -7. chance of flurries between 8pm and midnight. Northwest winds of 13 to 18 mph will increase to 26 to 31 mph, gusting as high … Continue reading Nashua AM Update: Windy day ahead, wrestlers win, Christmas in Nashua on Saturday

N-P boys wrestling sweeps season opener

The Nashua-Plainfield boys wrestling team hit the road Thursday night and picked up three dual victories in Garner. The Huskies beat Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 68-12, Newman Catholic 75-3 and Lake Mills 56-19. N-P’s Kendrick Huck (132) had three pins at the quad. Altogether, the Huskies scored 18 pins. N-P 68, G-H/V12 G-H/V wins: 170: Micheal Ohotto over Maverick Dietz-McDonald (Fall 1:46) 152: Lucas Kral over Jackson Carey (Fall 1:10) N-P wins: 106: Nic Brase over Kaleb Feld (Fall 2:59) 132: Kendrick Huck over Jace Hendrickson (Fall 19 secs) 138: Kaden Wilken over James Cash (Fall 1:31) 160: Eli Kalainoff over Parker Stearns … Continue reading N-P boys wrestling sweeps season opener

Nashua AM Update (Dec. 1)

Good morning, it’s Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Here is some Nashua-area news. • Cold winds continue Today will be sunny and windy, with a high near 37. Wind chill values will go as low as zero. South winds could gust as high as 34 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 29. South winds will gust as high as 31 mph. (Extended Forecast) Upcoming Nashua-Plainfield sports Continue reading Nashua AM Update (Dec. 1)

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

Design a new logo for the city of Nashua

The city of Nashua is looking for a new logo and with the help of the Big 4 Chamber of Commerce there is a contest to design it. Submit your design to the Chamber email, nashuaareachamber@gmail.com, by noon, Dec. 19. Include the subject line “Nashua Logo.” Designs must be able to be converted to digital and printable. The prize is bragging rights. You will need to agree to donate your original and or amended image rights to the city of Nashua and Chamber for current and future use. Continue reading Design a new logo for the city of Nashua

Nashua AM Update (Nov. 30)

Good morning, Nashua-area readers It’s Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. • Weather: Wind chill down to 0 Today will be mostly sunny and windy, with a high near 24. Wind chill values will be as low as zero. West winds will gust as high as 34 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 11. West winds of 5 to 14 mph will become south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. (Extended Forecast) Give blood today at Husky Wellness Center The Nashua-Plainfield National Honor Society is hosting a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Today at … Continue reading Nashua AM Update (Nov. 30)

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

Alabama man charged in New Hampton hotel sex abuse case

An Alabama man is in Chickasaw County jail accused of sexually abusing a woman in June at a New Hampton hotel. Quenton O’Neal Sanders, 32, of Marion, Alabama, is charged with third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony, in Chickasaw County District Court. He is accused of performing a sex act on a woman against her will around 9 a.m. June 11 at a hotel in New Hampton. According to the criminal complaint, the woman was staying at the hotel with a friend, who left their room when they were sleeping. Then, the woman awoke to Sanders committing the act … Continue reading Alabama man charged in New Hampton hotel sex abuse case

CC girls drop home game to Indee

Independence took a 15-3 lead in the first quarter of Monday’s girls basketball game in Charles City on the way to a 64-36 win. The Comets outscored the Mustangs 15-14 in the second quarter, but Independence dominated the second half. Seniors Delaney Ruzicka and Ava Ellis each scored 12 points to lead the Comets. Ellis netted 7 points at the free throw line. Ruzicka led Charles City with 10 rebounds. The Comets are now 0-2. Independence is 1-0. UP NEXT: Charles City will host the Algona Bulldogs (1-1) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Continue reading CC girls drop home game to Indee

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

Nashua AM Update (Nov. 29)

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, and here’s your local morning update. • Weather: Cold, windy and wet Today, we will get rain turning to snow as temperatures fall to around 27 by 5 p.m. Breezy, with a northeast wind that could gust as high as 37 mph. Tonight, clouds will gradually clear with a low around 16. Blustery, with a west wind 20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. • N-P girls wrestling starts season strong The Nashua-Plainfield girls wrestling team traveled to Elkader on Monday and brought home three individual first-place finishes from … Continue reading Nashua AM Update (Nov. 29)

N-P girls take 1st in three weight classes at Elkader scramble

The Nashua-Plainfield girls wrestling team traveled to Elkader on Monday and brought home three individual first-place finishes from the Central Scramble tournament. Ryan Reams captured first in the 115C weight class by pinning New Hampton’s Kaylee Wertz in 49 seconds, teammate Lillie Caster at 2:00 and Denver’s Jules Neubauer in 52 seconds. Elexa O’Neill placed first in 125 D with pins of West Delaware’s Emily Gudenkauf in 45 seconds, Denver’s Ella Martin at 1:46, and Sumner-Fredericksburg’s Isabel Christensen at 2:17. Kylie Vance placed first in 190B. She won by fall in both her matches — in 31 seconds over Kierra … Continue reading N-P girls take 1st in three weight classes at Elkader scramble

CC girls wrestling: Everyone gets a pin at Monday tournament

Charles City’s girls wrestling team entered eight members in the Central Scramble in Elkader on Monday and captured three first-, three second- and two third-place weight class finishes. Each Comet had at least one pin. As a team they scored 11 falls. Lilly Luft took first at 135 with a pair of pins and one decision. She won by fall in 55 seconds over Union’s Ava Mehlert and Anastasia Simon at 1:03. She won a 10-3 decision over Independence’s Dakota Whitman. Ava Thompson took first place in 235 Exhibition, by winning both her matches by fall. She pinned New Hampton’s … Continue reading CC girls wrestling: Everyone gets a pin at Monday tournament

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