State rollback of apartment values hits city budget hard by Tom Cullen Declining multi-family residential property valuations next fiscal year will force the Storm Lake City Council on Tuesday to consider increasing taxes on an average city home or commercial property by 9%. City Manager Jim...
Newell family saved from asphyxiation by Dolores Cullen Storm Lake lived up to its name once more when over 10 inches of snow blanketed the area and winds up to 40 miles per hour whipped it into a blizzard. Although no serious car accidents were reported, a Newell family of eight was rushed to...
Rembrandt CEO perplexed by ban by Art Cullen Rembrandt Foods CEO Dave Rettig expressed dismay that the US Department of Agriculture will not allow him to vaccinate his laying hens against highly-contagious flu viruses. Rettig told The Storm Lake Times that he continues to plead with state and...
Coin flip falls for Clinton, O’Malley’s work for naught by Tom Cullen The Iowa Caucuses came to a close Monday with a record turnout for Republicans in BV County and was the closest race in 40 years for Democrats with coin flips determining precinct results. Republicans turned out 1,...

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State rollback of apartment values hits city budget hard by Tom Cullen Declining multi-family residential property valuations next fiscal year will force the Storm Lake City Council on Tuesday to consider increasing taxes on an average city home or commercial property by 9%. City Manager Jim...
Newell family saved from asphyxiation by Dolores Cullen Storm Lake lived up to its name once more when over 10 inches of snow blanketed the area and winds up to 40 miles per hour whipped it into a blizzard. Although no serious car accidents were reported, a Newell family of eight was rushed to...

Sports

Buena Vista’s Bobby Ivey protects the ball from Dubuque’s

Andre Norris during the second half of their Iowa Conference

game on Wednesday. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Monday, 08/02/16
Beavers fall, 95-83 Sean Morgan made 10-of-13 shots and finished with a career-high 24 points for Buena Vista, Kennedy Drey posted 10 points and 12 rebounds, but it was the University of Dubuque outscoring BVU by 30 points from behind the arc in the game en route to a 95-83 victory on...
Monday, 08/02/16
Panthers trailed by 22 after first quarter A 22-point hole was too much for Storm Lake St. Mary’s to overcome. Remsen St. Mary’s led by that margin after the first quarter and the Hawks were never threatened as they defeated the Panthers 76-64 in a nonconference game on...
Monday, 08/02/16
Warriors win, 45-40 Playing without its top two scorers, Alta-Aurelia had to find other sources for points. Ryan Radke, Alex Snyder and Aric Stephan provided that means. Radke and Snyder each made clutch 3-point shots and Stephan sank two free throws to seal the game as Alta-Aurelia...

Family & Friends

Left: Veteran and pro Jan Redenbaugh with Paulette Erlandson.
Above: Three teams entered, although there was room for a fourth.
Times photos by Dolores cullen
 
Friday, 05/02/16
Four-person teams only get two hours to do 1,000 piece-er BY DOLORES CULLEN These competitors gave their all, focusing seriously and relying heavily on teamwork. But they weren’t on the gym floor. They were in the Storm Lake library, racing to finish 1,000-...
Friday, 05/02/16
Storm Lake Schools Monday: Home-style cheese quesadilla and chicken enchilada soup or corn dog, corn Tuesday: Chicken fajitas or pork fritter sandwich, black beans and gelatin dessert Wednesday: Baked fish sandwich or chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy...

Opinions

Storm Lake City Council meetings can be dreary affairs with little debate and unanimous votes. Things perked up Monday when the council split 2-1 (with two members absent) over a couple issues: hiring an engineering firm and a search firm to help fill the vacant finance director’s position....
BY ART CULLEN The US Department of Agriculture is unwise not to open up vaccination of laying hens against highly contagious flu viruses that already caused the destruction of 50 million birds in Iowa last year. The government’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Jan. 22 formally...
BY ART CULLEN Sara Monroy Huddleston might be in the position of taking one for the team. The former Storm Lake City Council member — the first Latina in Iowa to be elected to any office — told me Friday night that she intends to run for state representative as a Democrat against...
BY DON BEHM My mother had a favorite saying when she wanted to get a point across about spending money. It was “Penny wise and pound foolish.” On TV they showed a picture of a student with over 10,000 pennies. He used pennies to pay meter fines for over-parking. They did not say how...

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