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!
Area Man Arrested for Offering Money to Minor for Sex
Man busted for trying to get a minor to have sex, for money.
**UPDATE** Autistic Man Missing in NE Iowa FOUND SAFE
Authorities confirm the missing man has been located and is safe.
Recent Births and Returning Families Boost St. Lucas
One Northeast Iowa town is bucking the trend and seeing more young families come back, as well as a baby boom.
Shooting in Elgin Results in Attempted Murder Charge
Elgin man charged with attempted murder for shots fired following a fight outside a tavern.
Oelwein Police and Grocery Store “Arresting Hunger”
Local police department and grocery store, partnering to fight hunger.
Icy Road Causes Crash, Killing Area Woman
An accident caused by an ice-covered road in Fayette County, has taken the life of an area woman.
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.
Future Of Northeast Iowa Catholic School Uncertain
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.
Cattle Killed in Winneshiek County Semi Accident
A semi accident in Northeast Iowa has resulted in the death of several cattle.