Folks at Early Crossroads Days beat the heat Saturday afternoon at the fire department’s annual water fights. Here the Early truck provided a continuous spray enjoyed by Kimora Epps, Early; Reid Kelsey, Sac City; Luke Brinkman, Early; Adorable Epps, Early and Yesenia DeLaO. Times photo by...
Help! Storm Laker Darel Burns has retired from his important volunteer job of recording the lake level. He’s pictured with his “lake shot’ book. Shoulder surgery a few weeks ago has made it impossible for this senior to reach down over the side of the King’s Pointe jetty...
We met Lauren Franken, Ridge View graduate of 2015, at Schaller Popcorn Days. She is a construction engineering major at Iowa State University. Lauren was selling greeting cards with photos she took to make money for ISU’s dance marathon. Some of her cards have pictures taken by her...

THURSDAY, JULY 20: Professional Bull Riding challenge entertainment

for your entire family. This will be action packed top ranked professional

bull riding from start to finish. Besides the best bull riding action possible,

you will be entertained with the best comedy with specialty acts. Adult

tickets $12, Children five and under free.

All about the Open Class It’s still not too late to enter BY ANDY BEAN This year the Open Class at the Buena Vista fair grounds has made some changes. We evaluated our participants’ suggestions and added and deleted some classes. We did this to try to make the Open Class Building...

THURSDAY, JULY 20: Professional Bull Riding challenge entertainment

for your entire family. This will be action packed top ranked professional

bull riding from start to finish. Besides the best bull riding action possible,

you will be entertained with the best comedy with specialty acts. Adult

tickets $12, Children five and under free.

Local News

Up to 800 could come down in next decade Many could be saved with treatment, but it is costly BY TOM CULLEN Storm Lake City Manager Keri Navratil said staff will cut 21 ash trees by the end of the year and develop a plan to treat or cut 794 more aged trees over the next 10 years. Navratil on...
Court rules racial tests of petit pools are inadequate BY TOM CULLEN Buena Vista County Attorney Dave Patton believes the state must invest in a program that ensures jury pools reflect their communities, as the Iowa Supreme Court vacated a conviction of a black Waterloo man convicted by an all-...

Sports

Alta-Aurelia’s Logan McCoy dives back to first base before Carroll

Kuemper’s Tyler Laing can tag him during a pickoff attempt in their

Class 2A district final game last Saturday at Carroll. TIMES photo

by JAMIE KNAPP

Wednesday, 19/07/17
Alta-Aurelia rally falls short in 8-7 defeat to Carroll Kuemper BY JAMIE KNAPP The numbers weren’t good. Nine walks by the pitching staff. Four errors in the field by the defense. Fifteen strikeouts collectively by the hitters. Yet Alta-Aurelia had a chance to win the game...

Storm Lake catcher Ben Raveling leaps to catch a throw and force out

Sioux City Heelan’s Mason Heaton at home plate during their district

semifinal game last Friday in Orange City. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Wednesday, 19/07/17
BY JAMIE KNAPP Sioux City Heelan scored two runs in the third inning and plated four more in the fourth to pull away from a tie game as the eighth-ranked Crusaders went on to defeat Storm Lake 10-6 in a Class 3A district semifinal game last Friday at Orange City. Heelan won the game...
Wednesday, 19/07/17
Jacob Wesselman showed why he is one of the better pitchers in northwest Iowa. The Remsen St. Mary’s right-hander fired a two-hit shutout, walked none and struck out five over six innings to help the Hawks beat Newell-Fonda 9-0 in a Class 1A district final game last Saturday at...

Family & Friends

Ryan and Allison Diischer and their children Brayton, 11; Kamdyn, 9;

Korbyn, 6; and Griffyn, 3.

Wednesday, 19/07/17
New puppy is entertaining kids after they lost everything Support the Ryan and Allison Diischer family by attending the concert Saturday featuring Country artists Dustin Bogue and Luke Keas in Alta. The couple and their four children are staying at Ryan’s...

Esther with her citizenship paper by the flag. 

Wednesday, 19/07/17
MY FAVORITE RECIPES BY MARY CULLEN Esther Barahona and her husband Victor of Storm Lake recently became United States citizens after moving here from El Salvador in 1987. She has been studying in ESL classes for three years. “It was a dream come true,”...

Opinions

BY ART CULLEN It was good while it lasted. The Storm Lake Elementary School will not receive funds through the state next year for its after-school program for the first time in 17 years. We suppose the middle school program is next. That’s too bad, because it is a vital service that helps...
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK BY ART CULLEN There he went again: Rep. Steve King last week compared transgender soldiers to the Ottoman Empire Battling Eunuchs, and argued that a wall along the Mexican border should be financed by diverting funds from food stamps. Many offended interest groups responded...
Fourth of July, 2017 was truly unpleasant this year, led to bad community relationships and was dangerous to some.  It is time for Storm Lake’s City Council to consider the well-being of the entire community by setting reasonable limits on the use of fireworks in Storm Lake. The time-...
This is an editorial but really it should be a public service announcement. In Colorado, I’m referencing Colorado Revised Statute 15-11-804 When I lived in Walsenburg, Colo., a district judge ruled in my divorce settlement that I receive half of the life insurance money of my late ex-...

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