There’s a contest to name it The Storm Lake Tornadoes have a new mascot. He appeared on the sidelines of Tornado Fieldhouse Tuesday night during the game against Emmetsburg. He’s made of a velvety green material. He has silver legs and a playfully fierce expression, but he doesn...

Left: Tita Sanchez Villaseñor and her son Kevin find the perfect place

for a photo op. Right: Eduardo Tovar catches his breath after the

Matachina dance.

BY DOLORES CULLEN Is it nostalgia for Mexico? Is it an effort to keep national tradition alive? Storm Lakers to go through a lot of work for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A celebration was held all day last Saturday and Sunday at Columbus Club Hall. There were endless plates of free food;...
Santa Claus was in fine form at Santa’s Castle. Here he humors Briggs and Becket Bode of Holstein. Their parents are Brian and Morgan Bode. Each kid gets a free book when they visit Santa. Times photos by Dolores Cullen
Top: Prince and Pete the percherons plodded through the streets of Alta Sunday giving rides to folks and spreading holiday cheer at Alta Hometown Christmas. As you can see, the weather was pleasant, in the 50s, prompting Prince to work up a sweat. The event featured open houses at businesses, a...

Left: Tita Sanchez Villaseñor and her son Kevin find the perfect place

for a photo op. Right: Eduardo Tovar catches his breath after the

Matachina dance.

Local News

Mother pleads mercy for meth-abusing son Storm Lake resident Dylan Sassman has agreed to serve five years in prison for imprisoning and assaulting a 28-year-old woman and her seven-year-old daughter. Court records show Sassman pled guilty Monday to felony child endangerment and misdemeanor...
Former Pocahontas resident Torian Vaughan was arrested again last week following another alleged burglary of an optical clinic in Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge Police arrested 24-year-old Vaughan for burglarizing Central Iowa Eye Care Monday morning at 1202 Second Ave. in Fort Dodge. Officers responded...

Sports

Storm Lake’s Cham Deng attempts a

shot between Emmetsburg’s Corbin

Saathoff and Blake Vermulm during

their game on Tuesday. TIMES

photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 08/12/17
Tornadoes capitalize with 14-0 run on Emmetsburg miscues Turning up the defensive pressure and intensity fueled a 14-0 run in the third quarter as Storm Lake pulled away before an abysmal fourth quarter offensively to hang on for a 50-44 win over Emmetsburg in a nonconference game on...
Friday, 08/12/17
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire scored 24 points in the first quarter and the Titans never looked back as they cruised to a 64-39 win over Storm Lake St. Mary’s in a Twin Lakes Conference game on Tuesday at St. Mary’s. The Titans held a 24-13 lead after the first quarter...

Storm Lake’s Kaylee Oehler dives for the ball in front of Emmetsburg’s

Raven Brown during their game on Tuesday night at Tornado

Fieldhouse. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 08/12/17
Abbie Schany made six free throws in the final 20 seconds of play to help Emmetsburg hold off Storm Lake 54-46 in a nonconference game on Tuesday at Tornado Fieldhouse. Emmetsburg held a 13-11 lead after the first quarter. It was 23-20 E’Hawks at halftime and 38-34 Emmetsburg...

Family & Friends

Friday, 08/12/17
The audience was treated to a mini-musical “Reindeer Games” as part of a Storm Lake Elementary “informance” Wednesday evening in the school gym.   In “Reindeer Games” two teams compete in cute competitions...
Friday, 08/12/17
The newest Jolly Time popcorn boxes feature farmers who grow the popcorn. The Hogue family of Prairie Pedlar Gardens has been planting and growing Jolly Time popcorn since 1940. Here are Jack Hogue Jr., Lincoln and Jack Hogue Sr.    

Opinions

EDITORIAL BY ART CULLEN Just a few weeks ago we commented on those Spencer teens who called Storm Lake teens “beaners.” Before that, we commented on folks in Mason City not wanting a new pork plant because it would attract undesirable immigrants and “bad elements” like...
FILLERS BY JOHN CULLEN Followers of Garrison Keillor will notice that his column no longer appears in The Storm Lake Times — or any other newspaper. After he was accused by a woman of ungentlemanly behavior a week ago, the popular Minnesota humorist and creator of public radio’s...
Civic Skinny CITYVIEW Unless you read Starting Line, a Democratic blog, or the Cedar Rapids Gazette, you probably didn’t see a poll ranking the seven Democrats seeking the party’s gubernatorial nomination. If your name is Andy McGuire or John Norris, it’s probably best you didn...
EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN It just had to come up: Republicans want to revive the death penalty in Iowa during the next legislative session. It saddens us that Iowa would even consider lowering itself again into barbarism, state-sponsored murder. Thirst for revenge is a powerful force in politics....

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