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!
Update: Former Student Threatens School, Prompts Closure
The Riceville School District has now revealed that it was a former student who threatened the school, prompting it's closure for a day.
Police Warn of Power Co. Scam Targeting Local Businesses
Police are warning local businesses of a scam, in which a man, claiming to be from the electric company, is threatening to disconnect the customer, unless they make an immediate payment.
Area School Closed, Sheriff Involved in Unnamed Safety Issue
Riceville School classes are cancelled today, after authorities received some type of threat.
Charges May be Filed in Fayette Co. Rollover
Charges may be filed in a rural Fayette County rollover accident.
NE Iowa Teen Dies in Clayton County Traffic Accident
A weekend accident in rural Clayton County has taken the life of an area teenager.
Semi Breaks Axle, Spills Corn, Causes 2nd Vehicle to Crash
Spilled corn from a semi with a broken axle, causes another vehicle to strike a tree.
Elgin Man and Waterloo Woman Arrested in Separate Cases
The Fayette County Sheriff arrests two in separate incidents, plus responds to a car/deer accident.
Area Man Hurt When Semi Tips, Spilling Corn
A grain truck driver has been injured, when his truck tipped over, spilling it's load of corn in Linn County.
Suspicious Activity Nets Arrest of Local Woman
An Oelwein woman has been arrested after police got a report of suspicious activitiy.
Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest in Oelwein Burglary
A local man has been arrested after authorities received a tip on Facebook about a rural Oelwein burglary.