Ride, meal and street dance Power Solutions of Alta will hold its second annual Ride for a Cause Aug. 4. This year the ride will benefit the families of two cousins with brain cancer Damon Coll, four, and Dexter Meseck, six. Sadly, Damon has lost his battle with cancer. His family has many...

From left: John Hankerson, Jerome Roberts, Jerrick Crosby-Fisher

and Ammari Johnson.

PISTOL-WHIPPED OVER TWO POUNDS OF WEED A top football prospect for Mississippi State is accused of armed robbery but goes unindicted. He lands at Iowa Central, and there’s another robbery. BY TOM CULLEN The Buena Vista County Sheriff announced the arrest of four former Iowa Central...
The Eastern Goldfinch (Also known as the Wild Canary) Female goldfinch on sunflowers, a study in yellow. The Eastern Goldfinch was named the official bird of Iowa in 1933, in part because it is known to winter in the Hawkeye State. Photo by Hugh Perry
Did you know you have a long lost twin? We found twins for a few Storm Lakers. If you know of any local long lost twins, please email their pictures to Dolores Cullen at The Storm Lake Times: dcullen@stormlake.com From left: Holy Cow! Steve Bodholdt and famous Cubs announcer Harry Caray. Storm...

From left: John Hankerson, Jerome Roberts, Jerrick Crosby-Fisher

and Ammari Johnson.

Local News

P&Z MEMBERS SAY GOOD RIDDANCE Al Clark tired of ‘childish squabbles’ Commission wants its chairman back BY TOM CULLEN Frustrated with never-ending political battles, Al Clark says he doubts he’ll run for a second term as Alta mayor. Clark said he has been mired in “...
Food stamp use more than doubles in county, pantry demand up six-fold BY TOM CULLEN The number of BV County residents receiving food stamps has risen 250% over the past decade and an Iowa State University economist expects it to increase further. Iowa State University reported earlier this month...

Sports

Members of the Alta-Aurelia baseball team pose with their state qualifier

banner after beating West SIoux 5-2 on Tuesday in Orange City.

Friday, 20/07/18
Warriors beat West Sioux 5-2 in substate final Snyder tosses 3-hitter Just like his record indicates, Alex Snyder is looking unbeatable on the mound these days. The Alta-Aurelia senior was virtually unhittable as he fired a three-hitter and struck out 10 batters to help the 10th-ranked...
Friday, 20/07/18
Knights score 16 runs in first inning Sioux Central’s chances of an upset were quickly dashed. No. 1-ranked Mason City Newman scored 16 runs in the bottom of the first inning as the Knights ended the Rebels’ quest of making it to the state tournament after a 16-0 win in a...
Friday, 20/07/18
Alta-Aurelia falls to Earlham Two big innings was all Earlham needed. The Cardinals scored seven runs in the third inning and added eight more in the fourth as they defeated Alta-Aurelia 15-3 in a Class 2A consolation game at the state tournament on Tuesday at Fort Dodge. Alta-Aurelia...

Family & Friends

Among the group’s activities over the Fourth was a dinner at Zimmy’s.

Left to right, seated: Glenda Geisinger Miwa (Tempe, Ariz.); Susan

Salie McKnight (Littleton, Colo.); Phyllis Stacy Coffin (Tucson, Ariz.,

Duluth, Minn.); Alice Grewell Stewart (Wickenburg, Ariz., Grand

Junction, Colo.); Judy Freiberg Schaper (Britt). Standing: Allen Coffin

(Tucson, Ariz., Duluth, Minn.); Melvin Thornton (Lincoln Neb., Sparks,

Neb.); Manly Thornton (Elkhardt, Ind.); Gary Fiscus (Farmington, Minn.);

Richard Botine (Storm Lake); Richard Lee (Nixa, Mo.); Ronald

Dierwechter (Storm Lake); Gary Wagner (Kokomo, Ind., Naples, Fla.);

Marjorie Richardson Porter (Des Moines); James Gaes (Storm Lake).

Attending the reunion, not pictured: Linda Dannenberg Wade (Tucson,

Ariz.); Norman Hammer (Milford). 

Friday, 20/07/18
BY DOLORES CULLEN You may have noticed a particularly fun-loving group watching the Fourth of July parade together in front of Carol Prichard’s house. It was the Storm Lake High School Class of 1953, in town to celebrate their 65th reunion. Seventeen of these 80...
Friday, 20/07/18
Schedule of events:  All Day, Softball tournament 10 a.m. Big Parage, registration at 8:30 a.m. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Craft Show 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Noon meal ($7 tavern meal, chips, cookie, drink; $6 coney meal option, $5 hot dog option) 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Inflatables (...

Opinions

EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Storm Lake’s west side marina has had a long and sorry history that was beginning to turn around into a brighter chapter of prosperity and maybe even a little fun. But then the city council failed to keep the party going with a tie vote Monday that couldn’t...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS The University of Iowa announced last week that it will close seven academic centers, shrink three others and eliminate 33 jobs. The reductions will save $3.5 million, officials said. The announcement should come as no surprise if you have been paying attention to...
Kids as young as one-year-old are being forced to stand trial alone in Trump’s immigration courts, often without even attorneys. BY JIM HIGHTOWER We Americans believe everyone has a right to have their day in court. Right?           ...
The U.S. created conditions in Central America that families are desperate to flee — even if they risk being separated. BY MITCHELL ZIMMERMAN What goes around comes around. This familiar phrase explains why Central American families and children are coming up to our back door, seeking...

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