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Work progresses on W. Fifth Street.

Project to finish at Lake Avenue By WHITNEY ROBINSON The goal for city officials is to have West Fifth Street open by the time school starts. City Clerk Justin Yarosevich stated the goal is to have the road opened by the time school starts, Aug. 25. The area between Northwestern Drive and Vista...

A worker from Badding Construction in Carroll shows

up for work Thursday morning to continue renovating

Storm Lake High School. The precast walls for the

auxiliary gym at right started going up on Wednesday.

Times photo by Whitney Robinson

By WHITNEY ROBINSON Storm Lake High School students plan for a game of rotating chairs as the new addition to SLHS won’t be finished by opening bell. During the almost $20 million project, classes will be rotated from one side of the building to the other while the renovation progresses....

Don Halverson plays trombone with Funk Trek, a popular band in music-hot Omaha.

“Who would ever have thought the trombone would be a cool instrument?” asks 2011 Storm Lake High School graduate Don Halverson. He’s now in the Omaha band Funk Trek, playing funk, R&B, soul, jazz and rock in well-known local clubs and ready to go on tour in September to...

Sports

Friday, 01/08/14
Area schools’ best athletes cited for all-around performance It was another banner year for girls sports in the area this season. Newell-Fonda played in the state championship game in basketball and...
Friday, 01/08/14
Buena Vista Director of Athletics Christyn Abaray has announced the hiring of Sheena Van Roekel as the university’s head women’s soccer coach.  Van Roekel takes over for Kristen Gay, who...
Wednesday, 30/07/14
St. Mary’s lands 2 players on first team Three teams dominated the landscape of prep baseball this summer. Alta-Aurelia, Ridge View and Sioux Central all finished above the .500 mark and flirted with...
Wednesday, 30/07/14
By JAMIE KNAPP Ryan Garthoff was a power hitter in the form of a leadoff hitter. The Ridge View shortstop could get on base with the best of them. He led the area in hits, runs scored, stolen bases and on-...

Work progresses on W. Fifth Street.

Project to finish at Lake Avenue By WHITNEY ROBINSON The goal for city officials is to have West Fifth Street open by the time school starts. City Clerk Justin Yarosevich stated the goal is to have the road opened by the time school starts, Aug. 25. The area between Northwestern Drive and Vista...

A worker from Badding Construction in Carroll shows

up for work Thursday morning to continue renovating

Storm Lake High School. The precast walls for the

auxiliary gym at right started going up on Wednesday.

Times photo by Whitney Robinson

By WHITNEY ROBINSON Storm Lake High School students plan for a game of rotating chairs as the new addition to SLHS won’t be finished by opening bell. During the almost $20 million project, classes will be rotated from one side of the building to the other while the renovation progresses....

Don Halverson plays trombone with Funk Trek, a popular band in music-hot Omaha.

“Who would ever have thought the trombone would be a cool instrument?” asks 2011 Storm Lake High School graduate Don Halverson. He’s now in the Omaha band Funk Trek, playing funk, R&B, soul, jazz and rock in well-known local clubs and ready to go on tour in September to...

Cindi Hollesen plays old time school teacher at Tall Corn Days.

Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Sioux Rapids woman called an end to her own pity party By DOLORES CULLEN Cindi Hollesen wore a long red dress and her hair in a bun last Saturday acting as an old time schoolteacher in the schoolhouse for Tall Corn Days in Sioux Rapids. This volunteer for the historical society is a fan of the...

Work progresses on W. Fifth Street.

A worker from Badding Construction in Carroll shows

up for work Thursday morning to continue renovating

Storm Lake High School. The precast walls for the

auxiliary gym at right started going up on Wednesday.

Times photo by Whitney Robinson

Don Halverson plays trombone with Funk Trek, a popular band in music-hot Omaha.

Cindi Hollesen plays old time school teacher at Tall Corn Days.

Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Family & Friends

Friday, 01/08/14
The Newell Boosters, Providence Go Getters and County Youth Council faced off in this quiz bowl match sponsored by the Buena Vista County Corn Growers at the BV County Fair. Here Brian Peterson acknowledges...

Wartburg College student Kieran Cullen, left, got his first experience farming this

summer with Rob Faux as part of Practical Farmers of Iowa’s Labor4Learning

program.

Friday, 01/08/14
By Zoe Martin Iowa Farmer Today It’s a perfect day for weeding on the Genuine Faux organic farm, sunny and cool with soils finally drying out after recent rains. College student Kieran Cullen worked...

From left, Robin Koster, Brea Baumhover, Melissa Temple, Dianna Santellan

and Joan Christen.

Friday, 01/08/14
Brea Baumhover is pictured donating items to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center oncology patients that were sewn for her 4-H project. Brea, along with fellow BV County 4-H members Greta Small, Desi Thayer...

Ron and Ag Illig

Friday, 01/08/14
Ron and Ag (Elbert) Illg of Fonda will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were married Aug. 8, 1964, at Our Lady Of Good Counsel Church Fonda. The couple has three children: Chuck and Amy...

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