Alta man’s sculpture of golf balls shoots around the globe More Kevin Pingel than Tiger Woods By DOLORES CULLEN For the record, Kevin Pingel’s statue of a man made out of golf balls didn’t take seven months to make, nor did all 600 golf balls come from his backyard. The Alta...
Beaver freshman relocates to room behind bars after dorm burglaries A Buena Vista University freshman from North Carolina who just landed on campus landed in jail Tuesday on charges that he burglarized seven dorm rooms on move-in weekend. Police took a report of several burglaries to dorm rooms...
On Aug. 20 Alta-Aurelia Community School began its school year with the raising of the American flag and the Iowa state flag while reveille was played and followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. Alta VFW Post 6172 and Alta American Legion Post 498 assisted in this ceremony. The American flag and...

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Tyson must sell sow-buying unit Tyson Foods will sell its sow purchasing business to clear federal anti-trust concerns over its pending purchase of Hillshire Brands. Tyson and the US Justice Department announced a settlement that will allow Tyson to close its purchase of Hillshire on Sept. 27....
Alta man’s sculpture of golf balls shoots around the globe More Kevin Pingel than Tiger Woods By DOLORES CULLEN For the record, Kevin Pingel’s statue of a man made out of golf balls didn’t take seven months to make, nor did all 600 golf balls come from his backyard. The Alta...

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Ridge View’s Cole Degen (79), Ryan Cougill (13) and Zach Tokheim (81) gang-tackle

Storm Lake running back Josh Wurge during their scrimmage game last Friday

night in Holstein. TIMES photos by JAMIE KNAPP

Tuesday, 26/08/14
Area prep football teams to make much-anticipated debuts this Friday SL looks to find out how physical lines will be against Emmetsburg BY JAMIE KNAPP If Storm Lake is going to win more football games this season, the Tornadoes had better be better in the trenches. Offensive and...

Storm Lake’s Blake Berry (13) deflects a pass away from Ridge View’s Ryan Currie

as Brice Hartnett looks on during last Friday night’s scrimmage in Holstein. TIMES

photos by JAMIE KNAPP

Tuesday, 26/08/14
BY JAMIE KNAPP Ridge View will play a nine-game schedule, and on that slate, four games are against teams that have a Division I lineman. The first stop in the series of tilts with University of Iowa recruits will be this Friday night when the Raptors host Woodbury Central. The...
Tuesday, 26/08/14
BY JAMIE KNAPP Sioux Central will be on the opposite end of its opponent this Friday night. The Rebels have only a few starters returning this season while Pocahontas Area has most of its starters back. The two teams square off this Friday night in Pocahontas. “They will be...

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Thursday, 28/08/14
On Aug. 20 Alta-Aurelia Community School began its school year with the raising of the American flag and the Iowa state flag while reveille was played and followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. Alta VFW Post 6172 and Alta American Legion Post 498 assisted in this...

Marty Olsen receives the honor.

Thursday, 28/08/14
Eighty-two counties and two state level Iowa 4-H volunteers were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during the 2014 ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17. Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a...

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Three prominent ag commodity groups stepped up to address Iowa water quality concerns Monday by forming the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, donating $200,000 each and hiring an executive director with solid environmental protection credentials. The Iowa Pork Producers, Iowa Corn Growers and Iowa...
By ART CULLEN It is hard to tell from the bottom of a tennis shoe how much wool the woolybear caterpillar has developed as school bells ring. The grasshoppers are hopping. The corn husks are thickening. And the Old Farmer’s Almanace just landed on my desk — or at least I just found it...
By DON BEHM We watch the reruns of The Lawerence Welk Show every Saturday night. One night they played the Hopscotch Polka. Hopscotch Polka was quite popular and was #1 on the hit parade. This song brought back memories of Hopscotch and other games we played many years ago. Hopscotch was a game...
As we recently noted, Jack Hatch has a heavy burden as a Democratic challenger to Republican Gov. Terry Branstad to make a clear and compelling argument why the long-serving governor deserves to be unseated. Hatch has not yet made the case. Just 11 weeks are left to build it. The same could be said...

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