Clear water with alum • Build wave wall at Chautauqua • Promote vegetation Estimated cost: $3 million Timeframe: 3-4 years out by Tom Cullen Fyra Engineering and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have proposed construction of at least a 1,000-foot breakwater along Chautauqua...
Pausing at the stop sign at “Church Corners” we were met with this joyful scene Saturday. Newly married couple John Ihry and Amor Matibag emerged from Lakeside Presbyterian Church to a blizzard of bubbles and well wishes. The bride was carried to a decorated pickup and they drove off to...
Hundreds of local undocumented youth stay mired in years of limbo, awaiting their chance at freedom by Tom Cullen A one-sentence opinion issued by the U.S. Supreme Court last week is expected to expose hundreds of Storm Lake children and parents to the threat of deportation. In November 2014,...
Jon boat motor, booster pump fail by Tom Cullen The Storm Lake dredge has failed for a third time this season due to issues with the tugboat and a failed door on the booster pump. Public Works Director Jason Etnyre told the Lake Improvement Commission Monday the dredge was inoperable from June...

Local News

With permission from the landowner and a simple telephoto lens, we were

able to catch a shot of this swan family Friday evening on the Harry Schaller

pond seven miles north of Storm Lake. We witnessed the male swan chase

off a small flock of Canada geese that attempted to land on the pond.

“They tolerate the ducks, but they don’t like the Canada geese,” said

Orren Knoffloch of the local swan restoration committee. TIMES photo

by DOLORES CULLEN

Nest was too wet on Hwy. 71 pond this year Where are the swans on the Hwy. 71 swan pond this year, you ask?  Seven swans hatched in each of the last two years alone at the highly visible spot. Readers may remember two years ago when Mark Kirkholm of the Buena Vista County Trumpeter Swan...
After 43 years in the practice of law, attorney Paul Havens has announced his retirement effective June 30, ending his career as a partner at Havens and Havens in Storm Lake. Graduating from the University of Iowa Law School in 1973, Paul joined Zeno White, Jim Prichard and Dan Flores in a firm...

Sports

Storm Lake’s Gavin Oehler (10) is congratulated by Chris Shima and

Kevin Duque after hitting a home run in last Friday’s game against

Cherokee. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Wednesday, 29/06/16
Tornadoes tie game in seventh, fall 6-5 in 8 Cherokee scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a tie as the Braves escaped an upset scare from Storm Lake with a 6-5 win in a Lakes Conference game last Friday at Cherokee. The Tornadoes scored a run in the fourth inning...
Wednesday, 29/06/16
No. 4-ranked Newell-Fonda participated in the Spencer Tournament last Friday and Saturday and the Mustangs dropped three of four games, including two to ranked teams. The Mustangs scored three runs in the seventh inning to beat Spencer 6-5 in the first game. Abby Smith led the charge...

The ball eludes Storm Lake’s Kaylee Oehler as River Valley’s

Delaney Zahnley slides into third base during their game last

Saturday in the Alta-Aurelia Tournament.

Wednesday, 29/06/16
Storm Lake participated in the Alta-Aurelia Tournament last Saturday and the Tornadoes came away with a pair of losses. Storm Lake was defeated by River Valley 11-1 in the first round. The Wolverines scored eight runs in the third inning. Storm Lake had no hits in the game. Madison...

Family & Friends

Gary and Virginia McCurdy recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

Wednesday, 29/06/16
By MARY CULLEN This is the 25th year that Gary McCurdy, the Tubador, will appear at the Star Spangled Spectacular. He started spending his holidays in Storm Lake with his wife Virginia when the late Ralph Welch saw him performing in southeast Iowa and asked him to...
Wednesday, 29/06/16
Jamie Hammer and his little daughter Andrea spent a moment together at the Alta baseball softball complex.   

Opinions

Vegetation could take root, leading to much greater fish diversity And that break wall connecting the jetties could be killer cool By ART CULLEN Our family took a vacation to a rented cabin in Minnesota on Woman’s Lake many loons ago. I could watch tadpoles and minnows tickle my toes in...
This editorial from the first issue of The Storm Lake Times, June 29, 1990, expresses the philosophy that gov­erns this news­pa­per. It is published annually on the anniversary of The Times founding as an affirmation of our principles. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all...
Faith, Hope and Charity would like to thank everyone in Storm Lake and the surrounding communities for your generous support of our Second Annual Glow on the Green golf tournament and silent auction. Through sponsorships, team registrations, raffles and our silent auction, we were able to raise...
By ART CULLEN Democrats and Republicans alike are ridiculing the Iowa Democratic Party platform that calls for the legalization of drugs, including marijuana and even “hard” drugs like heroine, meth and cocaine. The platform plank is no more absurd than the current state of our social...

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