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

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

N-P announces Honor Rolls for end of last school year

Nashua-Plainfield High School announced its second semester Honor Rolls on Monday. These are for the last half of the 2021-22 school year. A Honor Rolls 9th Grade — Ty Berger, Bailey Bond, Maverick Dietz-McDonald, Faith Franzen, Paige Franzen, Grace Gelner, Amberley Gerholdt, Josslynn Glaser, Zachary Hauser, Kadence Huck , Cale Jensen, Isaac Jones, Callahan Levi, Marleigh Lowe , Jennifer McLeland, Avery Novak, Luke Paplow, Easton Richards, Jayden Rinken, Quinton Rosol and Caleb Sinnwell 10th Grade — Dylan Blanchard, Dawson Demro, Isabella Dietz, Tucker Franzen, Jordyn Frost, Trae Geise, Micaiah Groothuis, Hunter Hackman, Payton Howland, Caleb Lentz, Danielle Long, Maci Malven, … Continue reading N-P announces Honor Rolls for end of last school year

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

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

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

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

7 at 7 for CC (Oct. 31): An update on Carly’s Fight, Halloween, music honors, funding government communications and more

Good morning, Charles City area readers. It’s Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Here are 7 local news updates for you at 7 a.m. 1. WEATHER — Today will be sunny, with a high near 66, according to the National Weather Service. Winds will be calm, becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 36. Calm wind. 2. Halloween — The official trick or treat times in Charles City are 6-8 p.m. tonight. Here are some Halloween events tonight: • Trinity Treats, 5:30-7 p.m., trick-or-treat inside United Methodist Church, 601 Milwaukee St, Charles … Continue reading 7 at 7 for CC (Oct. 31): An update on Carly’s Fight, Halloween, music honors, funding government communications and more

Nashua’s 7 at 7 (Oct. 31): Trick-or-treat times, some new N-P coaches, political money update and buildings awaiting the wrecking ball in Nashua

Good morning, Nashua area readers. It’s Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Here are your seven 7 a.m. local news updates. 1. WEATHER — Today expect patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 66, says the National Weather Service. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 37. Light and variable wind. (Extended Forecast) 2. Halloween 3. N-P FFA selling fruit, nuts and more — The N-P FFA’s annual fundraiser is happening now until Nov. 12. Contact an FFA member to place an order for fruit, nuts, … Continue reading Nashua’s 7 at 7 (Oct. 31): Trick-or-treat times, some new N-P coaches, political money update and buildings awaiting the wrecking ball in Nashua

Seick takes 4th at State Cross Country meet

Starmont/West Central senior Charlie Seick placed fourth at the Iowa High School Class 2A Cross Country Championships today in Fort Dodge. He completed the first mile in 5:07.34 and was in eighth place, moving up to sixth by the end of the second mile. The top two finishers were from Des Moines Christian. Aaron Fynaardt was first with a time of 15:50.62, and freshman Caleb Ten Pasa was second at 16:06.33. Okoboji Milford sophomore Evan Osler took third at 16:18.10. Sieck was fourth at 16:24.88 followed by Danville/New London senior AJ Bonnesen in fifth at 16:29.37. Continue reading Seick takes 4th at State Cross Country meet

Oelwein boys cross country takes 5th at state

Conall Sauser finished 11th to lead the Oelwein boys cross country team to fifth place at the Iowa High School Class 2A Cross Country Championships today in Fort Dodge. Sauser’s time was 16:45.3. Aaron Fynaardt of Des Moines Christian won the race with a time of 15:50.62 Click here for full Oelwein results. Jacob Sullivan placed 23rd with a time of 17:12.28, follow by Ray Gearhart (29, 17:17.64), Benjamin Driscoll (36th, 17:24.56), Caleb Schunk (86th, 18:20.40), Gabe Driscoll (88, 18:23.47), and Keshaun Williams (128th, 20:06.73) Continue reading Oelwein boys cross country takes 5th at state

Nashua morning update (Oct. 28)

Good morning, Nashua area readers. It’s championship Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. Here’s some local news for you. 1. Pleasant fall weather ahead — Sunny skies are ahead for today and Saturday with high temperatures between 59 and 62 and slight south winds. These next couple of nights will be clear and cool with low temperatures between 34 and 38. (Extended Forecast) 2. Husky racing at State Meet this morning — Nashua-Plainfied sophomore Kadence Huck will compete in the Class 1A girls state championship race will at 10:30 a.m., today at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge. (Click here for … Continue reading Nashua morning update (Oct. 28)

Join the Husky Music Club donors to support N-P programs

The Nashua-Plainfield Husky Music Club is recruiting members in its mission to support the Nashua-Plainfield Community Schools music programs. Donors join the club at a variety of levels to help the N-P Music Boosters. Money raised helps the music programs from kindergarten to grade 12 afford needed items beyond what the school district provides. money from this club helped purchase the choir shells, the new band uniforms, the redesign of the music trailer, and many instruments. Families, friends, community members and businesses are encouraged to donate at any of the following levels: • $200 and above • $150 (Beethoven) • … Continue reading Join the Husky Music Club donors to support N-P programs