It's hard to believe it's been over 25 years since I started delivering the news at KOEL-AM! We have seen and heard a lot of changes over that time. Many friendly voices/faces have come and gone. And on a personal note, for my wife and I, it has been nearly 40 years of wedded bliss, both of our daughters are grown and gone, and the family continues to evolve. And I still take a little time each year to play tennis, take pictures (most of them during our vacation, to scenic midwest destinations), cheer on the Packers, watch a few movies, and attend an occassional rock concert with my best friend: my wife! Thanks to all of you faithful listeners over the years; I hope to be your morning (radio) companion for years to come!
Officer Hurt When Chase Suspect Crashes into Squad Car
More charges could be added to a long list after an Oelwein man led officers on a chase, ending with a crash into a patrol car, injuring the officer.
Catholic School Relying on GoFundMe page to Help with Dwindling Funds
Oelwein's 115 year old Sacred Heart school is feeling the pinch of decreasing enrollment, and will soon have to take action.
Childcare Director Accused of Embezzling Thousands of Dollars
Authorities have filed a criminal investigation into the alleged embezzlement of thousands of dollars by the director of an Oelwein Childcare facility.
Pickup is Not a Good Substitute for a Combine
An area woman's pickup went out of control, mowing down some corn stalks.
Driver Spends the Night in an Iowa Corn Field
One Northeast Iowa driver had to spend his night in a cornfield, after he crashed his car.
Oelwein Man Busted on Warrant for Driving Violation
The Oelwein Police Department has arrested a local man on an outstanding warrant, and they are also investigating a burglary.
Man Arrested for Killing Pet Dogs with Ax
Man is jailed for allegedly killing two dogs with an ax.
Theft in Oelwein Under Investigation
A theft reported on the southeast side of Oelwein is under investigation,
Arrests Made in Oelwein Chamber Break-in
Oelwein Police have taken two area people into custody, for allegedly burglarizing the Oelwein Chamber and Area Development office.
Oelwein Man Arrested After Fight
A fight near downtown Oelwein has resulted in the arrest of a local man.