State transportation commission approves safety upgrade for 2016 Newell crossing also makes list By WHITNEY ROBINSON Three locations in Buena Vista County are on a list as potential areas to be awarded funds to install new railroad crossing signals with gate arms by the state Highway-Railroad...
Official head count up by 15 over last year By WHITNEY ROBINSON Storm Lake School District continues to grow in enrollment with 15 more students this year over last. School districts are required to do a certified count of their students every year. The due date for the number is Oct. 15. The...
He works in a dream world for so many men, awash in amber brew Schaller-Crestland grad heads Ankeny brewery By DOLORES CULLEN 2005 Schaller-Crestland graduate Tyler Meusburger is into beer brewing. And business is hopping. His role as the co-founder of New American Brewing in Ankeny is day-to-...
See how Ridge View students are making a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. Cheerleaders, front row left to right: Shawna Bradley, Destiny Van Beek, Tabby Malison, Chrissy Lange. Back: Cali Schumacher, Sara Gisch, Hope Clark, Esmeralda Pineda. See more in Family & Friends....

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State transportation commission approves safety upgrade for 2016 Newell crossing also makes list By WHITNEY ROBINSON Three locations in Buena Vista County are on a list as potential areas to be awarded funds to install new railroad crossing signals with gate arms by the state Highway-Railroad...
Official head count up by 15 over last year By WHITNEY ROBINSON Storm Lake School District continues to grow in enrollment with 15 more students this year over last. School districts are required to do a certified count of their students every year. The due date for the number is Oct. 15. The...

Sports

Sioux Central’s Darma Tripp hits the ball over the net as

West Bend-Mallard’s Rachel Wirtz attempts to block it

during their match on Tuesday night.

Friday, 17/10/14
Sioux Central advanced to the quarterfinals of the Twin Lakes Conference Tournament after picking up a pair of wins in pool play on Tuesday at Sioux Rapids. The Rebels beat Manson Northwest Webster 21-19, 22-20 in the first round. Kenzie Keune went 18-for-24 in hitting with nine kills....
Friday, 17/10/14
Tornadoes face No. 3 Crusaders tonight BY JAMIE KNAPP Normally, a defense can concentrate on taking one phase of an opponents’ offense away. Not with Sioux City Heelan. The Crusaders can run the ball whenever they want to and they can pass the ball with equal effectiveness...
Friday, 17/10/14
Two teams square off on Saturday in SL BY JAMIE KNAPP The last three games have been an aerial show for Buena Vista. Extending that to four games in a row could be a stretch. The Beavers are in for a more grind-it-out type of game when they take on Luther this Saturday at J. Leslie...

Family & Friends

The craze for crafts has extended to Vision Care Associates where Stacey

VanDerSloot and Cheri Maben-Crouch work. They’ve decorated several

pumpkins and asked customers to pick their favorites. Here’s Stacey with

her hardware store-inspired creation.

Thursday, 16/10/14
Unique handmade products charm customers By DOLORES CULLEN Creations by Stacey VanDerSloot and Cheri Maben-Crouch were a big hit at St. Mary’s craft bazaar two Saturdays ago – such a big hit that they nearly depleted their inventory. The two work together...

From left: Kate Imming, Kendra Sifuentes (pied by Coach Brian Wilken), Alexis

Taylor, Maggie Rojas, Elle Anderson, Lily Kime, and Ian Anderson. 

Thursday, 16/10/14
One unlucky Newell-Fonda cheerleader was singled out for a pie in the face at the homecoming pep rally. 

Opinions

As we learned in civics class, we practice a two-party form of republican democracy for better or worse. Democrat and Republican. Many parliamentary forms of government have multiple parties that form governing coalitions: think Italy. Third-party and independent candidates do not fare well in Iowa...
By JOHN CULLEN There seems to be growing hysteria, especially in the news media, about the threat of ebola spreading across the United States. The alarmists cry out: Shut down the borders, test all people arriving from foreign countries, run and hide! So far just one person has died from ebola...
Fear and hatred are the best guttural emotions to engage in political discourse, which in the Iowa race for US Senate is presented to us in TV ads. The dark master of the art, Karl Rove, through his American Crossroads slush fund has trotted out the immigration issue to use against Democrat Bruce...
BY ART CULLEN The familiar gold-pink glow of the harvest against the sunset gave way Sunday evening to headlights on huge machinery under a moon three-quarters full. All day the cellulosic jetsam fluttered in the constant south wind while windmills flew around. Wagons holding up to 170,000 pounds...

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