Jury awards Fayette County dairy $4.75M in stray voltage lawsuit

A Fayette County jury awarded $4.75 million in damages to a West Union dairy that sued a pipeline company over stray voltage. The verdict was announced Monday, Jan. 30, in Fayette County District Court. The jury ruled that the Northern Natural Gas Company created a nuisance on the Vagts Dairy farm that was a “proximate cause” of damages, which were significant. It also ruled that “the invasion of Vagts’ private use and enjoyment of their land was unreasonable.” The jury awarded the Vagts $3 million in economic damages, $1.25 million for personal inconvenience, annoyance and discomfort, and $500,000 for the … Continue reading Jury awards Fayette County dairy $4.75M in stray voltage lawsuit

Repairs to Viper Lanes likely to take months

It could take until February for repairs to get done at Viper Lanes in Oelwein, according to a social media post by the bowling alley’s ownership. Viper Lanes and P.J.s Bar and Grill closed “until further notice” earlier this week after Oelwein was soaked by an estimated 1.4 inches of rain overnight Monday. Prior to the rain event, the business had gotten a permit from the city to re-deck and coat a commercial roof. “The damage inside the business is extensive and will take an estimated 2 to 4 months or more to repair,” says a post put up Saturday … Continue reading Repairs to Viper Lanes likely to take months

Bridal shop moving into Oelwein

Sydney’s Bridal is moving to Oelwein. The shop is not only moving from West Union to Fayette County’s largest city, it’s expanding its offerings. “BIG changes coming in the next few months,” says a post on the business’s Facebook page. “The bridal shop will be waltzing down to the city of Oelwein. Along with this change I am adding prom dresses to the store arriving in December! “I will remain in West Union until renovations are finished in Oelwein. Watch for an upcoming Pronovias trunk show in November and discounts during that showing. Thank you to everyone for your continued … Continue reading Bridal shop moving into Oelwein