Lori Nehring of Lake Animal Hospital made this photo of a pug-terrier

mix, the puppy of a stray brought in to the shelter.

Cutest pet calendar to benefit shelters BY DOLORES CULLEN There’s still time for your pet to become famous (at least locally) in the Cutest Pet Photo Contest underway at Lake Animal Hospital. The project is a fundraiser for TLC Canine Shelter and the Cedar Creek Cat Sanctuary in Fonda run...
All of the “suspects” in the mystery at the Ball and Charity Auction
for Storm Lake St. Mary’s School presented a check to St. Mary’s
administration and supporters at the end of the evening. Another
$5,000 was collected by Monday morning. Visible are, front left to
right: Fr. Tim Friedrichsen, Nick and Kim Foell, Dawn Prosser, Ellen
Smith, Back: Cindy Cone, Diane Jones, and Lisa and Andy Hurd.
Mystery of who wins $10,000 solved: McKinneys The maid did it. Storm Lake St. Mary’s Schools held their 2017 St. Mary’s Ball and Charity Auction with a murder mystery theme “Mystery at the Forum” Saturday night in the Buena Vista University Siebens Forum raising an...
ANNE MOTSENBOCKER
Commencement speaker
Motsenbocker is executive with Morgan Chase Buena Vista University announced Monday that banking executive Anne Motsenbocker will be the 2017 Commencement speaker on May 27. Motsenbocker, who is the granddaughter of the late Paul and Vivian McCorkle, BVU's Wythe Award founders and dedicated...
Ben (left) with his Spider-Gwen painting and Joey with his
original character “Terra.” The large printed banners made
from the Vasquez’s digital art will be set up at the Chicago
Comic and Entertainment Expo in April. TIMES photo by
DOLORES CULLEN
Ben and Joey Vasquez hope for a hit at Chicago expo BY DOLORES CULLEN These two brothers are their own dynamic duo. Ben and Joey Vasquez’s address is an old abandoned church on Main Street in Early. And in an apartment inside they toil away night and day drawing comics. With pen and paper...

Lori Nehring of Lake Animal Hospital made this photo of a pug-terrier

mix, the puppy of a stray brought in to the shelter.

All of the “suspects” in the mystery at the Ball and Charity Auction
for Storm Lake St. Mary’s School presented a check to St. Mary’s
administration and supporters at the end of the evening. Another
$5,000 was collected by Monday morning. Visible are, front left to
right: Fr. Tim Friedrichsen, Nick and Kim Foell, Dawn Prosser, Ellen
Smith, Back: Cindy Cone, Diane Jones, and Lisa and Andy Hurd.
ANNE MOTSENBOCKER
Commencement speaker
Ben (left) with his Spider-Gwen painting and Joey with his
original character “Terra.” The large printed banners made
from the Vasquez’s digital art will be set up at the Chicago
Comic and Entertainment Expo in April. TIMES photo by
DOLORES CULLEN

Local News

Patrick sees it as a way to finance street rebuilds at lower city cost, while warding off EPA warnings NEW WATERSHED AUTHORITY WILL ADMINISTER FUNDS BY TOM CULLEN Storm Lake City Manager Jim Patrick told the city council Monday the city’s new $8.6 million initiative to revamp its storm...
Use for rescue, aerial imaging BY TOM CULLEN The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a $5,000 grant to pay for an aerial drone that will help the office save hundreds of man hours in processing accident scenes and search-and-rescue missions. Sheriff Kory Elston submitted a grant...

Sports

Northwest Missouri State coach Ben McCollum celebrates the school’s first

national championship with his players after beating Fairmont State 71-61

last Saturday. Photos by Northwest Missouri State University

Wednesday, 29/03/17
Bearcats beat Fairmont State in championship game BY DAVID BOYCE A little over 3 minutes remained in the first half and Fairmont State only had 17 points. That number perfectly summed up the stifling defense Northwest Missouri State played to claim its first NCAA Division II Men’s...

Storm Lake native Ben McCollum is racking up national coach

of the year honors after leading his team to the Division II

national championship.

Wednesday, 29/03/17
Northwest Missouri State University head men’s basketball coach Ben McCollum has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2016-17 Division II Coach of the Year, in a release from the organization last Friday. McCollum was also named the DII Bulletin Coach of the...
Wednesday, 29/03/17
Storm Lake returns three of its top six players from last year’s girls tennis team that finished fifth in the Lakes Conference tournament. The Tornadoes bring back Katrina Chaiyawong, Destiny Shaving and Emily Tapia as its top three players from a year ago. The top prospects to...

Family & Friends

Cindy Barahona Roth

Wednesday, 29/03/17
MY FAVORITE RECIPES BY MARY CULLEN Cindy Barahona Roth enjoys her position as director of the Witter Gallery. She has worked there for two years. “I enjoy meeting new artists and creating and giving classes,” she commented. “My new passion is...
Wednesday, 29/03/17
Longtime Department Manager Bill Whitney was honored Friday upon his retirement, after 40 years at Fareway in Storm Lake. The staff, front row left to right: Kacy Ramirez, Teresa Adams, Robin Stephan, Sheila Mills, Bryan Baumhover, Bill Whitney, Connie Reis. Back:...

Opinions

BY ART CULLEN It may be a matter of our relative perspective, long of tooth and gray in beard: There sure seemed to be a lot of young people at the St. Mary’s Ball and Charity Auction last Saturday night. At least what we consider young. The Foells and Hurds who chaired the big soiree are...
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK BY ART CULLEN Fred Hoiberg is a winner treading water in Chicago. He is one person who cold bring all Iowans together. For the sake of Iowa, Fred Hoiberg needs to come home. The Mayor needs to become The Governor. Republicans are running roughshod over collective...
BY DOUGLAS BURNS Daily Times Herald March 23, 2017 I was somebody else’s baby. Until I wasn’t.      Born to teen parents in Cedar Rapids in 1969 the first motherly play call in my life was a handoff to a nurse who took my swaddled self from the young-and-...
As someone born and raised in Storm Lake, I have always been proud of the growth and change that Storm Lake has made since the 70s. I have told folks that Storm Lake is leading Iowa into the future of diversity. Many towns and cities would be better off if they learned from Storm Lake’s...

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