By WHITNEY ROBINSON Gov. Terry Branstad intends to close down Clarinda’s mental hospital with four elderly sex offenders by June 30. One of the offenders is William Cubbage, 86. Cubbage admitted to raping a fellow resident at the Pomeroy Care Center. Willis Hamilton, a Storm Lake attorney,...
By DOLORES CULLEN It’s April Fool’s Day! What better time for us to share stories of pranks committed in the 60s, as pulled off by 1967 Storm Lake High School graduate Bill Turner and his friends. Pay close attention to how these escapades are pretty harmless. As Turner said, “...
Burglar was ‘in and out in 10 to 20 seconds,’ says police chief By Jamie Whitney Pocahontas Record Democrat The Laurens Police Department is investigating what is being referred to as a “strong-armed robbery” of the Food Pride grocery store in Laurens.  According to...
Smoothies, pastries on the menu Better Day Café is set to open at 518 Lake Ave. on Monday, April 6. The coffeehouse is owned by Topiz Martinez of Storm Lake, who moved here from Minneapolis. The building is owned by his father Guillermo Martinez, also of Storm Lake. On the menu are coffee...

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ISU economist notes consolidation of labor in rural areas By TOM CULLEN Northwest Iowa faces severe population loss over the next 20 years, according to Iowa State University economist David Swenson. Swenson contends that urban trade centers of over 5,000 residents are soaking up residents from...
By WHITNEY ROBINSON Gov. Terry Branstad intends to close down Clarinda’s mental hospital with four elderly sex offenders by June 30. One of the offenders is William Cubbage, 86. Cubbage admitted to raping a fellow resident at the Pomeroy Care Center. Willis Hamilton, a Storm Lake attorney,...

Sports

RUDY WIECK

Offered SL grid job

Wednesday, 01/04/15
Hiring is subject to Board approval Storm Lake has offered its new head football coaching position to someone from the bloodlines of one of the most successful high school football coaches in the state. The district offered the position to Rudy Wieck late last week after five candidates...

Jake Luedtke is one of only two returning players on the Storm Lake boys tennis

team this season. He will most likely by the Tornadoes’ No. 1 player when they

open the season April 9 at home against Spirit Lake-Okoboji.

Wednesday, 01/04/15
Two starters return Storm Lake returns two of its top six players from last year’s boys tennis team that finished fourth in the Lakes Conference with a 4-5 mark. Jake Luedtke, who was 6-4 in singles and 6-6 in doubles last season, will return as the team’s No. 1 player....
Wednesday, 01/04/15
Storm Lake returns five of its top girls tennis players from a team that finished sixth in the Lakes Conference a year ago. The Tornadoes bring back Dorothy Vang, Shelby Nelsen, Ellen Converse, Monicka Hill and Andrea Almanza. Cindy Vang, Yolanda Vang and Stephanie De La Torre are the...

Family & Friends

Tuesday, 31/03/15
By MARY CULLEN Dr. Natalie Schaller and nurse/practitioners Shannon Letsche and Kylie Hildreth enjoy their work at United Community Health Center in Storm Lake. “The big thing is, as a clinic, all of us here have a heart to serve those who need it most, the...

Julie Pedersen’s team included Jordan Hewett, Vivian Keenan, Cole Keenan, Ariana

Elsden, Alondra Melendez and Kendall Snyder. The students had to include original

art as part of their presentation.

Tuesday, 31/03/15
Storm Lake St. Mary’s School students Jesus Flores, Francisco Gonzalez-Vazquez, Sam Peters, Chase Hurd and Aron Villegas are bound for the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn. in May for their first place performance at Destination Imagination state competition in...

Opinions

Everyone has an idea about what block of street should be improved. Circle Drive at the south end of the Beaver football field is a good candidate. We have mentioned Shoreway Drive before, merciless to a bicycle rider. Geneseo Street could use some work. But the worst of all is Memorial Road, which...
The quick answer is import more workers, but that question has been decided A St. Patrick’s Day headline in the Carroll Times Herald screamed: “Carroll needs 100 more workers now.” The story detailed how American Home Shield’s 400-worker call center there could easily add...
By DON BEHM I don’t know too much about texting except what I see on TV.  All my kids text. Somehow I can’t get used to seeing them with their small texting machines that resemble a checkbook. I don’t drive anymore so the kids take us to their homes or places like the doctor...
A body camera worn by a Burlington policeman may have helped clear him in an unintentional shooting in January of a complainant whose dog was attacking the officer. He tried to shoot the dog as it attacked but hit the innocent woman instead, killing her. The officer was set to return to work this...

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