This is a Cooper’s Hawk spotted in a Storm Lake back yard. Named after William Cooper who first identified it, this crow-sized hawk is slightly larger than the very similar looking Sharped Shinned Hawk. The Cooper’s Hawk was once called a chicken hawk because of its raids on poultry...
We didn’t know quite what to make of this sight in Lakeside. It must be someone’s idea of a joke. A frozen pizza is attached to the speed limit sign on Lakeshore Drive beside the dam. If you can think of a clever headline, email dcullen@stormlake.com. We’ll give a prize to the...
Cold and snow didn’t stop these hardy fishermen from hauling in walleyes from frozen Storm Lake over the past few days. 

Josh Merchant and Carl Turner were volunteer Bell Ringers at

Fareway for the Storm Lake Salvation Army.

On the four Saturdays in December before Christmas, a local militia of 42 volunteers manned the entry ways of Walmart, Fareway and Hy-Vee. These outstanding recruits collected a four day record total of $9,970.77. The last time there was four Saturdays before Christmas was in December 2012. Bell...

Josh Merchant and Carl Turner were volunteer Bell Ringers at

Fareway for the Storm Lake Salvation Army.

Local News

Foutch also itching to begin Sunset Bay work Waiting on historic tax credits BY TOM CULLEN Foutch Brothers of Kansas City is expected to begin construction of the South School Apartments and the Sunset Bay Condominiums this spring. Foutch Brothers Director Shawn Foutch told The Storm Lake Times...
That could give some relief to budgets BY TOM CULLEN Valuations are up across the board for Storm Lake and Buena Vista County next fiscal year, according to the Buena Vista County Auditor. The total valuation in the county next fiscal year is $1.12 billion including gas and electric utility...

Sports

Ridge View’s Jaxon Franken attempts a shot while

being guarded by Storm Lake’s Lamar Mulgae

during their game on Monday night. TIMES photo

by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 12/01/18
Storm Lake set the tone early, scoring 23 first-quarter points, and the Tornadoes went on to defeat Ridge View 72-42 in a nonconference game on Monday at Tornado Fieldhouse. Storm Lake led 23-10 after the first quarter. It was 46-23 at halftime and 63-29 heading into the fourth period...

Alta-Aurelia’s Anthony Krier controls a

rebound from St. Mary’s Alex Merten

during their game on Tuesday night in

Alta. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 12/01/18
Alta-Aurelia’s identity starts on the defensive end. That’s the way the Warriors win basketball games. The Warriors turned the trick again on Tuesday night as they held Storm Lake St. Mary’s to 14 points over the second and third quarters to come away with a 63-38 Twin...

St. Mary’s Ariana Elsden and Lizzie Lenhart try to steal the

ball from Alta-Aurelia’s Alaina Westphal during their game

on Tuesday night. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 12/01/18
Warriors rack up 49 points in first half Alta-Aurelia scored 22 points in the first quarter and tacked on 27 more points in the second to build a 40-point halftime lead as the Warriors went on to beat Storm Lake St. Mary’s 71-17 on Tuesday night at Alta. Alta-Aurelia jumped out to...

Family & Friends

Pam walks four dogs at once on Fulton St.

Friday, 12/01/18
Stop the jingling! Pam Tidemann of Newell is an invaluable volunteer at TLC Canine Center in Newell. Not only does she clean out kennels and feed the residents, she takes them for walks. An avid quilter, Pam has discovered how to make “tag bags.” They...

Newell Library director Sherri Peterson, left, and assistant/children's

librarian Amber Largent show a few of the books donated. 

Friday, 12/01/18
An open house was held on Jan. 8 to present to the public all of the books received through a children’s book grant given by the Pilcrow Foundation. We received 81 books from this two to one match grant. Donors and Library Friends raised $400  toward the...

Opinions

EDITORIAL BY ART CULLEN Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, fell off his maverick steed long ago and into the mud of Washington power politics as he grubbed his way to the chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee. Grassley blew what little credibility he had left when he unilaterally and without even...
FILLERS BY JOHN CULLEN Every January since we founded The Storm Lake Times in 1990, we have presented a report on our stewardship of this community newspaper. We do this because we feel a newspaper, while a privately owned business, has a special responsibility to the people because of the...
Recently we received notice of asking for more property tax by voting yes for a bond issue for Iowa Central Community College and Storm Lake Community School. I do not argue about projects they are proposing, but I do disagree about the method of funding. Several years ago the K-12 school system...
PLANE CRASHES; 400 IOWANS KILLED. This headline would cause an investigation, yet every year approximately 400 Iowans die from radon-induced lung cancer, and few seem to notice. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. It comes from the natural breakdown (radioactive decay) of uranium in...

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