Local News

56% support not good enough for $29M Early Childhood Center Just 42 votes shy BY TOM CULLEN Storm Lake School District’s $29 million bond issue for an early childhood education center failed by just 42 votes in Tuesday’s election. The Buena Vista County Auditor’s Office...
Solid financially, university eyes more marketing, welcome center, rural emphasis BY ART CULLEN President Josh Merchant declared Tuesday that Buena Vista University is financially strong and well prepared to move forward in a challenging environment for private colleges. Merchant unveiled the...

Sports

Storm Lake’s Malga Yanga dunks the

ball during their Lakes Conference game

against Cherokee on Tuesday night.

TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 14/12/18
Tornadoes shoot 59 percent in 101-87 win At halftime, Storm Lake was on pace to come close to the school record of 117 points in a game. The Tornadoes had 58 points at the break, including 31 after the first quarter. Storm Lake, however, fell off the pace in the second half but...

Storm Lake’s Holly Dierenfield dribbles the ball

while being guarded by Cherokee’s Payton

Slaughter during their game on Tuesday at

Tornado Fieldhouse.

Friday, 14/12/18
Cherokee, ranked No. 4 in Class 2A, scored 10 unanswered points to pull away from a close game in the first quarter and the Braves went on to defeat Storm Lake 82-35 in a Lakes Conference game on Tuesday at Tornado Fieldhouse. Mary Yanga scored 13 points to lead Storm Lake, now 0-2 in...

St. Mary’s Jake Heitman attempts a

shot while being guarded by Sioux

Central’s Blake Cavanaugh during

Tuesday night’s game. TIMES

photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 14/12/18
Sioux Central scored 25 points in the first quarter and the Rebels never looked back as they defeated Storm Lake St. Mary’s 72-32 in a Twin Lakes Conference game on Tuesday at St. Mary’s. The Rebels held a 25-14 lead after the first quarter. It was 45-22 at halftime and 57-25...

Family & Friends

Wednesday, 19/12/18
Laura Anderson’s seventh grade science students at Storm Lake St. Mary’s School checked out Iowa animal pelts with Buena Vista County Naturalist Katie Struss as the students have been studying genetic variation and mutations. The students also enjoyed...
Wednesday, 19/12/18
During halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Dec. 4, Newell Fonda FFA officer team presented a check to members of the Newell Food Pantry board in the amount of $713.69. From left: Kirk Brown, Megan Carlson, Sue Puhrmann, Ginger Lyman, Bobbie Wise, Paige...

Opinions

EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Public Safety Director Mark Prosser, who announced his intention to retire in a year, has done a lot in Storm Lake over the past three decades: He stopped the revolving door in the chief’s office, oversaw construction of a new police station, assumed administrative...
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK BY ART CULLEN A phrase not much heard since the 1980s Farm Crisis crops up again in the lexicon: “those left behind.” They hold the key to unlocking the mystery of rural America to politicians. Amy Klobuchar talks about them. So does John Delaney. And any number...
BY GARY LALONE Executive Director, Storm Lake United Time has taught me one thing for certain, it never stands still. And just like a second hand on a clock, Storm Lake United has spent the last year moving forward, plugging along and advancing the goals of our members and the communities we...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS We Americans are an impatient bunch. We typically don’t like to wait in line — unless there’s something we truly want, like much-sought-after concert tickets or whatever this year’s Tickle Me Elmo gift was on Black Friday. That’s why...

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