Oelwein man gets 30 years for distributing methamphetamine and obstructing justice

News Release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Iowa A man who distributed methamphetamine out of his residence, conspired to have a government witness assaulted, and sexually abused multiple women was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Justin Michael Buehler, age 39, from Oelwein, Iowa, received the prison term after a June 9, 2022 jury verdict finding him guilty of two counts of distribution of methamphetamine. The evidence at trial showed that Buehler distributed methamphetamine to an employee at his workplace.  In January 2019, law enforcement agents coordinated with the employee to set up two controlled purchases … Continue reading Oelwein man gets 30 years for distributing methamphetamine and obstructing justice

Driver unhurt despite SUV rollover

A Fort Atkinson man escaped injury Wednesday morning when his SUV slid off the road and rolled in the ditch. The Fayette County Sheriff’s office took a 911 report at 5:45 a.m. about a one-vehicle accident north of West Union on Hwy 150. A 2005 Chevy Trailblazer driven by Patrick M. Rothmeyer, 46, was traveling south on Hwy 150 when he lost control on the icy roadway and entered the west ditch and rolled his vehicle.  Rothmeyer was not injured, according to the Sheriff’s Office, which was assisted by the West Union Fire Department and the Iowa State Patrol.   … Continue reading Driver unhurt despite SUV rollover

2nd drug warrant executed at same Maynard residence in 3 months

Fayette County authorities arrested two people after executing a search warrant at a Maynard home on Dec. 30. This was the second warrant regarding illegal drugs at the home withing three months, according to a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Karylann Renee Lewin, 20, and Jaron Opria Evans, 37, both of Maynard, were charged with first-offense possession of methamphetamine (serious misdemeanor),  child endangerment (aggravated misdemeanor) and possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor).  The Sheriff’s Office executed the search warrant on at 3:20 p.m. Friday at 120 7th St. N. The news release says deputies found methamphetamine and paraphernalia … Continue reading 2nd drug warrant executed at same Maynard residence in 3 months

Oelwein 7 at 7 (Oct. 24): Plaza demolition on the agenda, academics looking good at OCSD and more

Good morning, Oelwein area readers. It’s Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Today’s 7 local news nuggets at 7 a.m. include demolition of the Plaza, good news about Huskies academics, concern about school bus seat belts and more. Remember, if you appreciate these concise, independent and free-access updates, please consider liking and following The Oelwein Post Facebook page. 1. WET WEATHER FINALLY — Today, rain is likely, mainly after 2 p.m. Under cloudy skies, the temperature will rise to around 70 by 11 a.m. before falling to around 61 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to … Continue reading Oelwein 7 at 7 (Oct. 24): Plaza demolition on the agenda, academics looking good at OCSD and more

OELWEIN 7 AT 7 (Oct. 19): Trunk or treat and volleyball playoffs tonight; band members get honors; plus court news

Good morning, Oelwein area readers. It’s Wednesday, Oct. 19, and here are 7 local news reports for you at 7 a.m. 1. WEATHER — Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 46. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind 6 to 8 mph. (Extended Forecast) 2. TRUNK OR TREAT TODAY — Full Circle Services Trunk or Treat will be 5-8 p.m, Oct. 19, at the Knights of Columbus parking lot in Oelwein. Popcorn, hot cocoa and lots of goodies. 3. OHS MUSIC NEWS Huskies selected for Honor … Continue reading OELWEIN 7 AT 7 (Oct. 19): Trunk or treat and volleyball playoffs tonight; band members get honors; plus court news

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

S-F’s Trainor wins varsity girls 5K at NICL conference meet; Oelwein runners set personal and season records

LA PORTE CITY — Hillary Trainor gave Sumner-Fredericksburg another championship title today. The junior won the varsity girls 5K at the North Iowa Cedar League conference meet at the La Porte City Golf Course with a time of 19:19.6. Jesup sophomore MacKenzie Wilson was second with a time of 19:21.4. Denver freshman Avery Trunkhill placed third with a personal best time of 19:31.9, leading the Cyclones to a first-place team finish with 47 points. Hudson was second with 75 points followed by Jesup (3rd, 128), Union La Porte City (4th, 136), S-F (5th, 144), Wapsie Valley (6th, 147), Grundy Center … Continue reading S-F’s Trainor wins varsity girls 5K at NICL conference meet; Oelwein runners set personal and season records

Oelwein boys win cross country conference meet

LA PORTE CITY — The Oelwein boys cross country team continues is season on fire, despite the chilly fall winds on Thursday. The Huskies captured the team title at the North Iowa Cedar League’s conference meet at the La Porte City Golf Course. Oelwein sophomore Conall Sauser and senior Ray Gearhart finished second and third with times of 16.38.5 and 16:49.12, respectively. For Gearhart, it was his personal best time. The pair were sandwiched between Grundy Center runners. Kaden Lynch took first with a time of 16:27.8 and Emerson Vokes was fourth at 16:58.8. Oelwein, however, took first because it … Continue reading Oelwein boys win cross country conference meet

Oelwein morning briefing (Oct. 12): Oelwein ties traffic cameras to event center funding, golf cart ordinance fails and more

Good morning, Oelwein area readers. It’s Wednesday, Oct. 12, happy National Farmers Day. Here’s your local news update; 1. WEATHER — Today, expect isolated showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise, it will be cloudy through mid-morning, then gradually clearing, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a west wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy, with a west wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. (Extended Forecast) 2. GOV’T: City Council ties events … Continue reading Oelwein morning briefing (Oct. 12): Oelwein ties traffic cameras to event center funding, golf cart ordinance fails and more

Oelwein to host cross country state qualifying meet

Oelwein, Monticello, Orange City, Pella, and Shenandoah are host sites this year for the Class 2A boys and girls cross country IHSAA and IGHSAU state qualifying meets, which all will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. These teams will compete at Hickory Grove Golf Course in Oelwein: Anamosa, Aplington-Parkersburg, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, Crestwood, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Eagle Grove, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, New Hampton, North Fayette Valley, Oelwein, Osage, Roland-Story, Starmont and Williamsburg. In Monticello: Beckman Catholic, (Dyersville), Camanche, Columbus Catholic, Waterloo, Jesup, Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, Monticello, Northeast Springville/Central City (Girls), Sumner-Fredericksburg, Tipton, Waukon, West Liberty and Wilton. In Pella: Albia, Cardinal, Eldon, … Continue reading Oelwein to host cross country state qualifying meet

Oelwein boys cross country 7th in 2A; WV, S-F & Jesup girls ranked

In the week 11 rankings released Tuesday by IATC, the Oelwein boys cross country team is seventh in Class 2A. Among Class 2A girls teams, Sumner-Fredericksburg is 16th and Jesup is 19th. Wapsie Valley is 14th in girls Class 1A. Individually, Starmont-West Central’s Charlie Sieck is 5th among Class 2A boys. Oelwein’s Conall Sauser is 13th and Ray Gearhart is 18th. MacKenzie Wilson of Jesup is fourth among Class 2A girls. Teammate Clare Wright is eighth. S-F’s Hillary Trainor is sixth. Continue reading Oelwein boys cross country 7th in 2A; WV, S-F & Jesup girls ranked

6 at 6: Oelwein City attorney resigning, WV volleyball winning, leaves peaking and more

Good morning Oelwein reader. Here are six local news item at 6 a.m. to get your day started. It’s Tuesday, Oct. 11. 1. CITY ATTORNEY RESIGNING — The Oelwein City Council is weighing its options to replace Patrick Dillon as city attorney. City administration recommends contracting with a large firm with more resources than a local attorney could provide and requesting an attorney at Council meeting when necessary. Dillon submitted notice to City Administrator Dylan Mulfinger on Sept. 29 that he is resigning. “It has been a pleasure to work with you and the city since 2016,” Dillon wrote. “I … Continue reading 6 at 6: Oelwein City attorney resigning, WV volleyball winning, leaves peaking and more

Oelwein morning update (Oct. 10): Events center vote tonight at City Council

Good morning, Oelwein area readers. Here’s your morning update. 1. Comfortably warm (today) before the storm (Tuesday night) — Tonight will be sunny, with a high near 71. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 51. South wind 6 to 9 mph. Rain is expected Tuesday night followed by cooler temperatures the rest of the week. (Extended Forecast) 2. Events center contribution on Oelwein City Council agenda tonight — At its meeting that begins at 6 p.m. tonight, the City Council is scheduled to vote on filling … Continue reading Oelwein morning update (Oct. 10): Events center vote tonight at City Council

Oelwein update (Oct. 6): NICL volleyball championship tonight; new Oelwein Kwik Star grand opening Oct. 18

Good afternoon, Oelwein area readers, here is your moon update for today. 1. WEATHER — Today will gradually become sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a north wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. North wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. (Extended Forecast) 2. KWIK STAR UPDATE – There will be an open house and ribbon cutting at the new Oelwein Kwik Star at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. 4. NICL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT GAMES CONTINUE … Continue reading Oelwein update (Oct. 6): NICL volleyball championship tonight; new Oelwein Kwik Star grand opening Oct. 18

Oelwein update (Oct.4): Harvest gets going, recipe event coming, band invites alumni out to play and more

Good afternoon to all in the Oelwein area, here are some news nuggets you might be interested in: Tonight 1. WEATHER — Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Tonight, there is a 20% chance of showers after 1 a.m. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 7 mph. (Extended Forecast) 2. OCAD ANNOUNCES RECIPE GATHERING EVENT — Go downtown to start assembling a cookbook and taste samples during the Treats, Streets and Avenues Recipe Collection from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Start at … Continue reading Oelwein update (Oct.4): Harvest gets going, recipe event coming, band invites alumni out to play and more

Postseason still possible for Oelwein football

So, there is a chance. A fighting chance. Oelwein’s ability to qualify for the postseason took a hit last week when Union (2-2 in district, 4-2 overall), rallied to win its Homecoming game over the Huskies, 34-24. But, if Oelwein (1-2, 2-4) can bounce back with a win Friday against Wahlert Catholic (2-1, 4-2), it could clinch Class 2A District 4’s fourth and final playoff spot by beating North Fayette Valley (1-2, 4-2) in the last week of the regular season. Wahlert Catholic is coming off a loss last week to Waukon (3-0, 3-3). The Indians beat the Golden Eagles … Continue reading Postseason still possible for Oelwein football

Oelwein update: OHS band at UNI, WC student make repairs, plus business and sports notes

1. OHS BAND MEMBERS MARCH AT UNI: On Saturday, 15 Oelwein High School band students practiced alongside the UNI Panther Marching Band and then performed with it during halftime of the Panthers football game against Indiana State at the UNI dome in Cedar Falls. Altogether there were nearly 500 band members on the field performing all together. 2. WEST CENTRAL STUDENTS FIX A PORCH: West Central industrial tech teacher Justin VerMeer’s Special Projects fixed the porch at a local home last week, according to the district’s Facebook page. The porch had some rotting caused by sloping around the house. students … Continue reading Oelwein update: OHS band at UNI, WC student make repairs, plus business and sports notes

Friday night football scoreboard (Sept. 30)

The Iowa High School football postseason picture is forming. In Classes A, 1A and 2A, the district champion, district runner-up, district third place team, and the district fourth place team will qualify for the playoffs. In Eight-Player, the district champion, district runner-up and district third place team and two statewide at-large qualifiers will qualify for the playoffs. Class A District 3 Wapsie Valley 48, South Winneshiek 24 —WV’s Traeton Sauerbrei scored rushing touchdowns from 40, 70, and 74 yards out. Braden Knight had touchdown runs of 3, 14 and 32 yards. Hunter Kane pounded 3 yards for a touchdown Grundy … Continue reading Friday night football scoreboard (Sept. 30)

Oelwein volleyball sweeps on Senior Night, heading to NICL tournament next week

Oelwein celebrated its seniors and a victory Thursday night. The Huskies (12-16) closed out the regular season on Thursday with a 3-0 win at home against Valley Lutheran (0-5). Seniors Zoey Reisner and Emma Smock led Oelwein in kills with seven apiece. The Huskies third senior, Lily King had three kills. Junior Joslynn Melchert led Oelwein servers with 14 aces in her 19 successful serves. For Oelwein’s full stats, click here. UP NEXT: Oelwein will face Denver (22-5) at Grundy Center High School in the first round of the North Iowa Cedar League tournament. Game time is 6 p.m. Continue reading Oelwein volleyball sweeps on Senior Night, heading to NICL tournament next week