Jeff Brummer is especially busy putting windows in this time of year. Here’s his shop.

By Dolores Cullen Jeff’s Custom Carpentry, run by Jeff Brummer of Storm Lake, is hired by the same customers over and over again, and that’s a good sign, he says. The 1975 graduate of Albert City-Truesdale High School has been in business over 30 years remodeling houses, bathrooms and...
Sin 2,000 years ago still a sin, he says By Douglas Burns Jefferson Herald U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, suggests gays won’t make it to heaven. What’s more, in an interview, King intimated that the divorced or cohabitators could be thwarted in the pursuit of eternal salvation as...
Storm Lake artist’s works grace annex to Methodist Church By DOLORES CULLEN You’ve heard of the Witter Gallery. How about the Witter Chapel? It’s a chapel designed by Storm Lake artist Ella Witter and built into the education wing of the Storm Lake United Methodist Church in...
Only SL grid coach in Hall By WHITNEY ROBINSON A campaign is underway to name the Storm Lake High School football field after John Swanson. SLHS alumnus Scott Randall shared his feelings with the school board on Wednesday evening. John Swanson was a great person and outstanding coach in the...

Jeff Brummer is especially busy putting windows in this time of year. Here’s his shop.

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USA Today study finds the City Beautiful ahead of the curve By 2060, the rest of Iowa may look like the streets of Storm Lake, full of diversity. Buena Vista is the most racially and ethnically diverse county in Iowa, according to an analysis of Census data by USA Today and The Des Moines...
Sin 2,000 years ago still a sin, he says By Douglas Burns Jefferson Herald U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, suggests gays won’t make it to heaven. What’s more, in an interview, King intimated that the divorced or cohabitators could be thwarted in the pursuit of eternal salvation as...

Sports

Newell-Fonda’s Abby Smith hits the ball as St. Mary’s Emily Ivey

attempts to block it during their regional match on Tuesday in

Newell. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 24/10/14
Abby Smith went 15-for-19 in hitting with 11 kills, was 7-for-7 in serving and tallied 10 digs to help Newell-Fonda beat Storm Lake St. Mary’s in the first round of the Class 1A regional tournament on Tuesday at Newell. Game scores were 25-13, 25-19, 25-16. Newell-Fonda, now 22-14...

Storm Lake’s Toni Besch spikes the ball as Spencer’s Brandi Botcher

and Izzy Glover try to block it during their conference match on

Tuesday. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 24/10/14
Madison Gaffney went 15-for-18 in hitting with seven kills, was 9-for-10 in serving and also charted three blocks, but it wasn’t enough as Spencer knocked off Storm Lake in three games in a Lakes Conference match on Tuesday at Tornado Fieldhouse. Game scores were 25-21, 25-10, 25-...
Friday, 24/10/14
Beavers try for eighth straight win in IIAC BY JAMIE KNAPP The numbers show that teams tend to lean on the run game against the University of Dubuque. Jay Anderson knows that, but he doesn’t believe that is the right approach. The Buena Vista coach has had too good of a passing...

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Jeff Brummer is especially busy putting windows in this time of year. Here’s his shop.

Friday, 24/10/14
By Dolores Cullen Jeff’s Custom Carpentry, run by Jeff Brummer of Storm Lake, is hired by the same customers over and over again, and that’s a good sign, he says. The 1975 graduate of Albert City-Truesdale High School has been in business over 30 years...

Haley with her mom Kara Langner and step-dad Eric Langner in Des Moines.

Friday, 24/10/14
Congratulations to Storm Laker Haley Weiderholdt-Owens, who finished her first half-marathon last Sunday at the Des Moines Marathon. Haley, a familiar face at Grand Central Coffee Station and Expertease salon, started working out in January. “I couldn’t...

Opinions

Storm Lake is leading Iowa into a new future. That was the theme of a Des Moines Register/USA Today analysis this week showing that The City Beautiful today is what Iowa will look like in about 45 years. When The Register’s reporter called to get our take on the story, we suggested that other...
BY JOHN CULLEN As a person approaching age 65 in a few months, I cannot vote for Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate. I don’t trust her to keep Social Security and Medicare safe. Ernst has expressed interest in privatizing Social Security, a move that would further undermine the financial stability...
Joni Ernst has a solution to the problems of government: Blow it up. Worried about Social Security? Scrap it for private vouchers that may or may not sustain Grandma. Don’t like the EPA dragging its feet on renewable fuels? Get rid of it. Think the Affordable Care Act is a drag on the economy...
Book of poetry describes Korean War through the words of a one-legged Marine By ART CULLEN One war bleeds into the next until you forget what you were fighting for. The Korean War never really ended — we are still technically at war with North Korea and its NBA-loving dictator with a bad...

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