Drew Binning enlists “Moses” to ask August Satibanchong to prom. They

embrace while Kevin Thayer documents the moment. TIMES photo by

DOLORES CULLEN

Elaborate date asks fill YouTube BY DOLORES CULLEN It’s little wonder these girls say yes to the elaborate proposals to go to prom or “promposals” at Storm Lake High School. Senior Kevin Xayyavong went so far as to get the police involved when he set out to prompose to Emma...
‘A lot of us are feeling scared. We can’t sleep. This country has been
blessed by God. I thank God we are brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our president, I’m praying for this person. He’s a person who hasn’t
been loved. He’s not a bad person. He just needs love.’ Alejandra
Ynsunsa, immigrant from Mexico
Immigrants share their stories in uncertain times Voices from South Sudan, Myanmar, Mexico heard BY DOLORES CULLEN “Love Our Neighbors,” Sunday night’s community gathering at Our Place, attracted a diverse crowd of over 100 people and gave listeners a chance to hear firsthand...

The winning team is left to right: Mike Sullivan, Nichol Kleespies, Sean

Kleespies, April Kucera, Steve Eddie, Marty Gallagher, Stacey Eddie,

Ben Dvergsten. Photo by Todd Nicholson

The $500 question: When was Storm Lake incorporated? State Farm/Security Bank team brings in ringers with brains full of useless detail BY DOLORES CULLEN The Storm Lake School Foundation is at least $9,000 richer as a result of last Saturday night’s Trivia Night fundraiser. There was...

Drew Binning enlists “Moses” to ask August Satibanchong to prom. They

embrace while Kevin Thayer documents the moment. TIMES photo by

DOLORES CULLEN

‘A lot of us are feeling scared. We can’t sleep. This country has been
blessed by God. I thank God we are brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our president, I’m praying for this person. He’s a person who hasn’t
been loved. He’s not a bad person. He just needs love.’ Alejandra
Ynsunsa, immigrant from Mexico

The winning team is left to right: Mike Sullivan, Nichol Kleespies, Sean

Kleespies, April Kucera, Steve Eddie, Marty Gallagher, Stacey Eddie,

Ben Dvergsten. Photo by Todd Nicholson

Local News

Council mulls mandatory collection, hears protests, expects 3 bidders BY TOM CULLEN The Lakeside City Council on Tuesday issued a request for proposals for regular curbside collection of recyclables and garbage at each of the city’s 275 residences. The council issued a four-page RFP that...
Turner seeks architect to pick site, design building Cost could hit $20M BY TOM CULLEN A new early childhood education facility needs to be built probably someplace other than on the site of East School, a task force reports. Supt. Carl Turner told the Storm Lake School Board on Wednesday that...

Sports

Ridge View’s Colton Wunschel catches a

pass in front of River Valley’s Tige Redenius

during Monday’s district tournament game.

TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 17/02/17
Ridge View beats River Valley by 60 Jaxon Franken was unconscious. So unconscious that he made more 3-pointers (10) than River Valley did total field goals (eight). The Ridge View junior made 10 of 13 shots from beyond the 3-point arc and scored a career-high 33 points as the Raptors...

Sioux Central’s Mac Prior attempts a shot

while being guarded by MMC-RU’s Luis

Denninger during their district game on

Monday. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 17/02/17
First round district tournament games can sometimes be the toughest. Sioux Central, however, got through it with some intense pressure defense. The Rebels overcame a sluggish performance as it survived and advanced after a 54-45 win over MMC-RU on Monday at Sioux Rapids. Sioux Central...
Friday, 17/02/17
Men edged, 80-78 Buena Vista  tried to overcome a 17-point second-half deficit, but the Beavers came up short in the end, falling to Central 80-78 on Wednesday in Pella. Thomas Wisecup finished with 18 points for the Beavers. David Jeffries and Sean Morgan each followed with 14...

Family & Friends

Friday, 17/02/17
On Valentine's Day the Alta Kiwanis made pancakes for Alta-Aurelia elementary & high school students lunch at the Alta attendance center. Kiwanians making the batter and grilling the pancakes are, left to right: Martin Glienke, Fran Carlson, Dick Anderson,...

The band Wicked Fun from Omaha, Neb. played at the dance. 

Friday, 17/02/17
BY DOLORES CULLEN Organizers are calling the Feb. 4 Lose the Winter Blues “Wicked Fun.” The annual benefit concert at King’s Pointe raised nearly $7,000. All proceeds allow the facility to fulfill the mission “To improve the lives of children...

Opinions

BY ART CULLEN Unless you have a satellite TV service, you probably won’t be able to watch the boys’ state wrestling or basketball tournaments. That’s because the Iowa High School Athletic Association sold off all rights to boys tournaments to a private firm that in turn sold the...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS There was big news in our neighborhood a few weeks ago. A beautiful girl named Riley, with chubby cheeks and fuzzy hair, was born. She joins big sister Keira. Their parents are still on Cloud Nine. That may change in a few weeks, however, when a significant and...
CAPITOL LETTERS BY STATE SENATOR MARK SEGEBART R-District 6 Subcommittees are in full session. Subcommittees are the first step for a bill to become a law in the legislative process and the public is welcome to speak to their legislators about the policies addressed in the bill.  I chaired...
This is your good Lutheran reader from Schaller, who remains a mystery to your readers, especially in the Galva and Schaller area. Yes, I was confused by your editorial of 2/3/17. I was so glad to see the clue in the 2/8/17 Editor’s Notebook. Five days later. As a farmer might say “...

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