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December 16, 2010
Home near Danube destroyed by blaze
DANUBE -- The Renville County Sheriff's Department received a report of a house fire at approximately 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at 77907 280th Street. The home, located five miles southwest of Danube, and its contents were destroyed. No one was home at the time. The Danube Fire Department...
December 16, 2010 - 12:00am
He's not afraid to rake in the spooky yard
October 16, 2010 - 12:00am
January 28, 2010
Theft charge against chief of police in Danube will be dismissed
LITCHFIELD -- Charges of felony theft against Danube Police Chief Lester Schneider Jr. were continued for dismissal in a year under terms of an agreement approved Wednesday in district court in Litchfield. The charges of theft and misconduct by a public official will be dismissed...
January 28, 2010 - 12:00am
January 27, 2010
Charges against Danube police chief to be dismissed
LITCHFIELD -- Charges of felony theft against Danube Police Chief Lester Schneider Jr., 40, were continued for dismissal in a year under terms of an agreement approved Wednesday in district court in Litchfield. The charges of theft and misconduct by a public official will be dismissed...
January 27, 2010 - 3:41pm
January 2, 2010
Contentious police chief issue shapes Danube City Council pick
DANUBE -- Differences over how the Danube City Council should handle its police chief controversy played a prominent role in the recent appointment of a new member. Council members voted 2-1 on Dec.
January 2, 2010 - 12:00am
November 12, 2009
Editorial: Danube's situation is bad for everyone
Taking an active role in government can be a challenge -- both in time commitment and in responsibilities-- for any individual. It can be even more challenging within a small town -- due to personality conflicts and conflicts of interest that can develop. Such is the case in Danube,...
November 12, 2009 - 12:00am
November 11, 2009
Council in Danube at center of controversy
DANUBE -- Controversy continues to dog Danube in the wake of criminal charges filed against the city's police chief, Les Schneider Jr. The police chief's father, Les Schneider Sr., has resigned from the Danube City Council, but fired a parting salvo at a fellow council member in...
November 11, 2009 - 12:00am
BNSF to lay off staff at Willmar depot
WILLMAR -- Fifteen to 17 jobs in the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway switching yard in Willmar are being eliminated as part of an overall...
November 11, 2009 - 12:00am
November 4, 2009
MACCRAY levy passes 701-325; both questions pass in RCW
Voters in the MACCRAY and Renville County West school districts approved new operating levies Tuesday. MACCRAY's operating levy was approved...
November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
October 27, 2009
Dad's Belgian Waffles thriving in small town Danube
DANUBE -- When Cal and Suzie Lueck bought in to the Dad's Belgian Waffles business eight years ago, they did nearly all of the work themselves. Now, they have three teams, occasionally four, serving waffles and sausages to crowds all over Minnesota and Wisconsin. They even have...
October 27, 2009 - 12:00am
September 5, 2009
Two injured in accident south of Danube
DANUBE - Two people were injured Friday in a two-vehicle accident at a rural intersection in Renville County. Gary Wertish, 59, of Renville was traveling northbound on 300th Street while Paige Molacek, 18, of Pennock was traveling eastbound on 760th Avenue. The vehicles collided...
September 5, 2009 - 9:42am
August 28, 2009
First show in court for police chief, wife charged in theft case
OLIVIA -- Danube Police Chief Lester Schneider Jr., 39, and his spouse, Jammie Jean Schneider, 38, both of Danube, made their first appearances Thursday in district court in Renville County. Neither entered pleas. They each face felony and gross misdemeanor charges of theft and theft...
August 28, 2009 - 12:00am
August 27, 2009
Danube police chief, spouse make first court appearances
OLIVIA -- Danube Police Chief Lester Schneider Jr., 39, and his spouse, Jammie Jean Schneider, 38, both of Danube, made their first appearances today in district court in Renville County. Neither entered pleas. They each face felony and gross misdemeanor charges of theft and theft,...
August 27, 2009 - 2:33pm
August 22, 2009
Letter: The Tribune's online vigilantes
I have not seen Danube's Chief Lester Schneider in a number of years and I have no details of the charges against him. However, because of my knowledge of his character, my knowledge of police work, and of small towns (including Danube), and of their city councils, I will suspend...
August 22, 2009 - 12:00am
August 17, 2009
Mayor says Danube council unlikely to act before chief's first court hearing on theft charges
DANUBE -- It was like any other City Council meeting in Danube. Chief of Police Lester Leon Schneider Jr. sat before the council Wednesday night giving his biweekly report.
August 17, 2009 - 12:00am