Laurie Miller of Cone Auctions was surprised she could get this

leather football helmet from the 1950s on her head. TIMES 

photo by DOLORES CULLEN

Wishing you hadn’t traded that great Ted Williams card? Sold it for $95 Old bat may be used to smash rotten fruit By DOLORES CULLEN Some of the baseball cards from the 1980s and 1990s are hardly worth the paper they’re printed on. That’s what we learned last Saturday at the...

A wooden pelican oversees ice heaves near Methodist

Manor. TIMES photo by JIM ROBINSON

Nature expected to largely fix shoreline By WHITNEY ROBINSON Ice around the shoreline continues to heave up as winter progresses. A few factors lead to the ice expanding. Water gets into cracks and then freezes, causing the ice to push onto the shoreline. “Some years it is worse than...

Illustration by Dolores Cullen

Script by Cindy Cone is full of laughs Sniff those socks on the floor, wipe off those sticky poker chips, toss the beer cans in the trash and ponder, what just happened here? Find out in this year’s Buena Vista Community Theatre production, “Tales from the ManCave,” May 1, 2, 3...

Morgan Magnussen and No. 7 Newell-Fonda will try to disrupt No. 6 Colo-Nesco

with their pressure defense when the two teams collide in the first round of the

state tournament on Monday in Des Moines. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

BY JAMIE KNAPP In last year’s state semifinals, Newell-Fonda and Colo-Nesco met and the Mustangs annihilated the Royals 65-34 behind a monster performance from Claudia Larsen. But that was then and this is now. Larsen has since graduated. The personnel is different. Newell-Fonda lost four...

Laurie Miller of Cone Auctions was surprised she could get this

leather football helmet from the 1950s on her head. TIMES 

photo by DOLORES CULLEN

A wooden pelican oversees ice heaves near Methodist

Manor. TIMES photo by JIM ROBINSON

Illustration by Dolores Cullen

Morgan Magnussen and No. 7 Newell-Fonda will try to disrupt No. 6 Colo-Nesco

with their pressure defense when the two teams collide in the first round of the

state tournament on Monday in Des Moines. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Local News

Dime increase rolls up Sunday By WHITNEY ROBINSON Iowa drivers will pay higher state fuel taxes for the first time in 26 years while Buena Vista County will get an increase of 21% in funding from the road-use tax fund. Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill on Wednesday that will raise fuel taxes...

Laurie Miller of Cone Auctions was surprised she could get this

leather football helmet from the 1950s on her head. TIMES 

photo by DOLORES CULLEN

Wishing you hadn’t traded that great Ted Williams card? Sold it for $95 Old bat may be used to smash rotten fruit By DOLORES CULLEN Some of the baseball cards from the 1980s and 1990s are hardly worth the paper they’re printed on. That’s what we learned last Saturday at the...

Sports

Morgan Magnussen and No. 7 Newell-Fonda will try to disrupt No. 6 Colo-Nesco

with their pressure defense when the two teams collide in the first round of the

state tournament on Monday in Des Moines. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Thursday, 26/02/15
BY JAMIE KNAPP In last year’s state semifinals, Newell-Fonda and Colo-Nesco met and the Mustangs annihilated the Royals 65-34 behind a monster performance from Claudia Larsen. But that was then and this is now. Larsen has since graduated. The personnel is different. Newell-Fonda...

Point guard Elle Ruffridge will be a main player in Tuesday’s game against

Clear Lake. Ruffridge is the leading scorer in the state with 27.0 points

a game.

Thursday, 26/02/15
BY JAMIE KNAPP Youth meets experience when No. 2-ranked Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon takes on No. 13 Clear Lake in the first round of the Class 3A state tournament on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The Indians start three sophomores and two seniors, while all...

Newell-Fonda’s Zach Hecht reaches for a

rebound against Algona Garrigan’s Tyler

Schnurr and Ben Vaske during Tuesday

night’s game. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Thursday, 26/02/15
With nearly half the court to go to attempt a shot and only 3.2 seconds left, Shad Coppock knew he had the right guy to do it. After Algona Garrigan called a timeout with the ball and 5.4 seconds left, the Golden Bears proceeded to make an errant pass. Newell-Fonda recovered it and...

Family & Friends

Illustration by Dolores Cullen

Friday, 27/02/15
Script by Cindy Cone is full of laughs Sniff those socks on the floor, wipe off those sticky poker chips, toss the beer cans in the trash and ponder, what just happened here? Find out in this year’s Buena Vista Community Theatre production, “Tales from the...

Tim Humes, accompanied by a guide, enjoys a zip line in Thailand in 2010.

Friday, 27/02/15
By Dolores Cullen Is it the weirdest or most brilliant idea for Buena Vista County yet? Tim Humes of Sioux Rapids presented his idea for a zip line at Buena Vista County Park to the BV County Conservation Board at their Feb. 10 meeting. “It wasn’t...

Opinions

Gov. Terry Branstad signed the last fuel tax increase in 1989. On Wednesday, he approved a bill increasing the gasoline tax another 10¢ per gallon to fill a $200 million hole because of declining gasoline consumption. [pullquote]We don’t like the idea of increasing the gas tax when we...
How much will it cost to reduce the size of the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico because of excess farm nutrients flowing into the Mississippi River? $2.7 billion. How long will it take? 20 years. Where are talks between Buena Vista County and the Des Moines Water Works going over nitrate pollution...
By ART CULLEN It’s February, when a man’s attention turns to spring training and Iowa college basketball. The Twins appear to be in good shape with St. Paul boy Paul Molitor at the helm. Perhaps I can shake hands with Joe Mauer and check off a bucket list item by hitting Hammond...
By DON BEHM Recently Joyce Lundberg of Newell gave my son Jeff a book entitled “My Folks.” She is the same age as I am and she enjoys reading the Cracker Barrel stories. The book is short stories about people living and using outhouses or privies (sometimes called Mrs. Jones House). I...

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