Matt Hanson took first place, Ronnie Schildknecht of

Switzerland second and Tyler Butterfield of Bermuda,

third. There were 2,671 athletes in the Ironman North

American Championship. Photo by Zo Mendoza

Matt Hanson runs, bikes, swims his way to top tier of triathletes Sets new North American record BY DOLORES CULLEN Congratulations to Storm Laker Matt Hanson who set a new American record completing the Ironman course in The Woodlands, Tex. last Saturday in seven hours, 52 minutes and earning...

Chris, Michelle, Riley, Elias and Gabriel in a Safe T Home made from

grain bins for Haitian families. 

Rasmussens take leave of business to answer call to serve Haiti’s poor BY DOLORES CULLEN “We are extremely excited to go and serve the Lord in any way that He wills,” says Storm Laker Chris Rasmussen of he and his wife Michelle’s move to Haiti in June. Sons Elias and...

All the veterans scheduled for next Saturday’s flight gathered in Fort

Dodge Wednesday evening for an informational meeting and meal.

From BV County are, left to right: Paul Boisen, Ron White, Don

Plaisance, Denny Launderville and Lonnie White. Not pictured:

Richard Lohse. Photo by Jennifer Launderville 

Five Buena Vista County military veterans are heading to Washington, D.C. on the 14th Brushy Creek Honor Flight Saturday, May 6. Paul Boisen of Storm Lake, Dennis Launderville of Alta, Richard Lohse of Rembrandt, Donald Plaisance of Storm Lake, Ronald White of Marathon and Lonnie White of Storm...
A farmer works the ground west of Newell Saturday evening. TIMES photo by DOLORES CULLEN

Matt Hanson took first place, Ronnie Schildknecht of

Switzerland second and Tyler Butterfield of Bermuda,

third. There were 2,671 athletes in the Ironman North

American Championship. Photo by Zo Mendoza

Chris, Michelle, Riley, Elias and Gabriel in a Safe T Home made from

grain bins for Haitian families. 

All the veterans scheduled for next Saturday’s flight gathered in Fort

Dodge Wednesday evening for an informational meeting and meal.

From BV County are, left to right: Paul Boisen, Ron White, Don

Plaisance, Denny Launderville and Lonnie White. Not pictured:

Richard Lohse. Photo by Jennifer Launderville 

Local News

Property tax hike coming, broad reorganization mulled Since 2009, state assistance has increased 1.8% annually ‘The problem is fairly serious’ BY TOM CULLEN Sioux Central School District has begun cutting positions and reorganizing staff in an effort to cut $268,000 from its budget...
Upward Academy to support immigrants in transition Tyson Foods is increasing wages at its poultry facilities and bolstering safety protocols in an effort to reduce turnover and workplace injuries.  As part of Tyson Foods’ focus on sustainable food production, the company has committed...

Sports

Storm Lake’s Eh Ywe Htoo gets tripped up by Sioux Center’s

Sam Schrader while trying to save the ball from going out of

bounds during their game on Tuesday night at Tornado

Stadium. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 28/04/17
Jose Martinez scored three goals in the first half as Storm Lake, ranked No. 3 in Class 2A, cruised to an easy 8-0 win over Sioux Center in a boys soccer game on Tuesday at Tornado Stadium. Kevin Duque scored two goals for Storm Lake, now 8-1. Efrain Gonzalez, Lamar Mulgae and Alonzo...
Friday, 28/04/17
First recruit for 2019 Ezra Miller is only a sophomore at Ridge View, but he’s already made up his mind about his future. The massive offensive tackle went on Twitter last Saturday to say that he will be attending the University of Iowa to play football. Miller made the tweet...

Jared Weiland won both the 110 meter high hurdles and the 400 meter
hurdles to help Alta-Aurelia finish second in the Ridge View Coed Relays
on Monday night in Holstein. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 28/04/17
Warriors finish first in 6 events to run away Lily Peterson finished first in two individual events and two relays were victorious to help Alta-Aurelia capture the team title in the Ridge View Coed Relays on Monday at Holstein. The Warriors finished with 163 points in the meet. Ridge...

Family & Friends

Erik Corona and Haley Snedeker pass
underneath the Hollywood star. TIMES
photo by DOLORES CULLEN
Friday, 28/04/17
Newell-Fonda students and their dates were like movie stars Saturday night at the grand march as they paraded through the Hollywood-themed gym. 
Friday, 28/04/17
FROM THE PULPIT BY REV. PAUL S. BENGSTON Evangelical Lutheran Church Let's be honest: I grew in an era many of you cannot remember, reaching adulthood in the early 1960s. During my childhood our nation proudly celebrated what is accomplished when...

Opinions

BY ART CULLEN Iowa has been starving its K-12 public schools and community colleges since 2010, a backlash to the great recession of 2008. The full effects will be felt next year in two local districts for certain: In Storm Lake, property taxes will increase 3% because of short state aid —...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS Two of my friends are polar opposites when it comes to politics. One is oh so liberal. Excuse me, oh so progressive. The other is conservative. Quite so. They don’t often agree on issues. On other topics, they are fine. Just not on politics. That’s the...
By GARRISON KEILLOR My first 100 days as Numero Uno have been fantastically tremendous as we begin to make progress to clean up the mess that I inherited. Terrorism, crumbling infrastructure, public television (so boring), China, the war on coal, political correctness, people we have no idea who...
It’s been a hot topic of debate over the years whether or not vaccinating your children is important or necessary. Some have beliefs against it for specific reasons. But there are many benefits if you choose to vaccinate your child(ren). Children have lower immune systems than those of an...

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