Fifteen-foot mountains popped up near

Buena Vista University. Here John and

Sam Bartz take advantage of the situation.

Bring out the roof rakes! BY DOLORES CULLEN and TOM CULLEN The big Winter Storm Petra affected millions of people across the US this week including everyone in Buena Vista County. Snowfall last Saturday night and Sunday measured five inches. Then 6.5 inches fell Wednesday and canceled school....
Former HUD Secretary and 2020 Presidential hopeful Julian Castro, D-Texas, will visit Better Day Café at 10 a.m. Saturday. Sawyer Hackett, the Castro campaign’s press secretary, told The Storm Lake Times Castro still plans to visit Storm Lake despite a brutal forecast for the weekend...

Newell Good Samaritan aministrator Cynthia Ayala, left, visits with, left

to right: Doreen Falline, Laurie Rasmussen, Ellen Rasmussen and Rod

Rasmussen at the pie and ice cream social. In the background are

residents, along with visitor Carol Hansen from Sac City who provided

live entertainment on the piano.

BY DOLORES CULLEN A pie and ice cream social was held last week at Good Samaritan Society in Newell to mark the merger of Good Samaritan Society and Sanford Health. “We’re excited to celebrate this new journey with Sanford Health and share that with the community,” said...

Walking around an abandoned village called Lifta

outside of Jerusalem.

BY DOLORES CULLEN Jessi Ruben of Storm Laker traveled halfway around the world to learn more about her heritage.         The Walgreens pharmacist grew up in the Chicago suburb of Wilmette. Her father’s Jewish, and although her family didn’t...

Fifteen-foot mountains popped up near

Buena Vista University. Here John and

Sam Bartz take advantage of the situation.

Newell Good Samaritan aministrator Cynthia Ayala, left, visits with, left

to right: Doreen Falline, Laurie Rasmussen, Ellen Rasmussen and Rod

Rasmussen at the pie and ice cream social. In the background are

residents, along with visitor Carol Hansen from Sac City who provided

live entertainment on the piano.

Walking around an abandoned village called Lifta

outside of Jerusalem.

Local News

PAW PRINTS BY PAULINE LARSEN With frigid temperatures in our area, we are regularly receiving calls about dogs at risk. Most reports involve frost bitten toes or ears; the worst was about a litter of five PUPPIES left outside that were found the next morning, curled up in the snow, frozen to...
BY TOM CULLEN The City of Alta will have until March 27 to sort out its relationship with the Alta Firemen’s Association. Around 50 people filed into the Alta Fire Department Tuesday night to hear a Skype presentation the city and the fire department have been planning for around a month....

Sports

Newell-Fonda’s R.J. Rojas tries to

maneuver past IKM-Manning’s Ethan

Carter during their district game on

Tuesday in Sioux Rapids. TIMES

photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 22/02/19
Mustangs use big second quarter to beat Wolves, 56-40 Newell-Fonda had a miserable first quarter shooting the basketball, but that didn’t deter the Mustangs. They kept attempting shots, and in the second quarter, they started to go in. After making only 2 of 15 shots in the first...

Sioux Central’s Prestan Samson vies for possession of the ball with

River Valley’s Ashton Lichtenberg during Tuesday’s district game.

TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 22/02/19
Rebels outscore River Valley 34-17 in second half to win, 55-37 Once Sioux Central stopped settling for outside shots and started attacking the basket, the Rebels were finally able to take control. Sioux Central attempted plenty of perimeter shots that went awry in the first half, but...
Friday, 22/02/19
Warriors make only 4 of 13 free throws in 39-38 loss to Falcons It’s no secret. Missed free throws will come back to haunt you in close games. Alta-Aurelia found that out the hard way as the Warriors missed several free throws with the lead down the stretch, only to see OA-BCIG...

Family & Friends

Pecan fudge brownies by Julie Steinfeld alongside truffles and a
painstakingly decorated cookie.
Friday, 22/02/19
BY DOLORES CULLEN The Chocolate Extravaganza at Witter Gallery last Saturday evening did not disappoint. “The Sweetness of Love Songs” by Fonda crooner Larry Heschke was all the sweeter with the table loaded with chocolate goodies nearby. “We...
Friday, 22/02/19
Winston the St. Bernard has truly endeared himself to the Buena Vista University crowd. He has his own YouTube video called “The Dog Next Door” created by Beaver Morgan Krull last October. In it, she interviews Winston’s owner John Cayler. Here,...

Opinions

EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Iowa legislators are talking about “reforming” property taxes, which we’ve said before always makes us nervous. Some think that local government is spending too much. And the statehouse always knows better than the courthouse how to spend property taxes...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS Last week’s news put furrows in my brow.        As I ruminated on the headlines and details in the news accounts, I came away convinced something is out of whack somewhere. One of the reports was that Amazon, the online...
BY DICK HAKES Write something profound, they said.                                   Reaching age 70 is special. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Compliments to editor Art Cullen on the recent piece on the importance of work(ers) in the economy; a piece well observed, well thought about and well written. It remains to be seen if it will also be well heard, but that’s not on you; that ‘drawing the fruit...

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