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Zarate to argue his case for freedom By TOM CULLEN Isaac Cruz wants his truth to be heard in the midst of his former friend’s resentencing hearing. Cruz, 28, of Storm Lake, was present during the night Rene Zarate murdered Jorge Ramos in 2001 for interrupting a beer party in a mobile home...
Update: A Sioux Rapids man has been charged with attempted murder         A Sioux Rapids man was charged with attempted murder for stabbing another man on July 9. Pedro Orozco, 43, of Sioux Rapids, was charged with willful injury on July 9. After review...
Boards to draft pact for approval By Chris Vrba Pocahontas Record-Democrat   The school boards of Laurens-Marathon and Pocahontas Area have directed their administrators to begin devising a comprehensive, multi-year sharing agreement for high school athletics and activities. At a joint...

Sports

Wednesday, 23/07/14
Golden Bears collect 14 hits in 7-2 victory The top five hitters in Algona Garrigan’s lineup went 11-for-20 and scored all seven runs and the Golden Bears used a three-run fourth inning to pull away and...
Wednesday, 23/07/14
Raptors make 4 errors in 6th inning, lose 5-1 When you give a team extra outs in an inning, it makes it tough to win baseball games, but when you give your opponent seven extra outs, it’s nearly...
Wednesday, 23/07/14
Three area students competed at the Scholastic Clay Target national competition July 14-15 in Sparta, Ill. Trey Crouch competed from the 25-yard line in the 200 target handicap, placing 30th out of 42...
Wednesday, 23/07/14
Crew Casey Larson of Storm Lake and skipper Ben Brown of San Francisco, Calif., competed  in the North American Hobie 16 Youth Championships July 9-12 hosted by Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club at Sandy Hook...
Zarate to argue his case for freedom By TOM CULLEN Isaac Cruz wants his truth to be heard in the midst of his former friend’s resentencing hearing. Cruz, 28, of Storm Lake, was present during the night Rene Zarate murdered Jorge Ramos in 2001 for interrupting a beer party in a mobile home...
Update: A Sioux Rapids man has been charged with attempted murder         A Sioux Rapids man was charged with attempted murder for stabbing another man on July 9. Pedro Orozco, 43, of Sioux Rapids, was charged with willful injury on July 9. After review...
Golden Bears collect 14 hits in 7-2 victory The top five hitters in Algona Garrigan’s lineup went 11-for-20 and scored all seven runs and the Golden Bears used a three-run fourth inning to pull away and hand Alta-Aurelia a 7-2 setback in a Class 2A district final game last Saturday at Algona...
Crew Casey Larson of Storm Lake and skipper Ben Brown of San Francisco, Calif., competed  in the North American Hobie 16 Youth Championships July 9-12 hosted by Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club at Sandy Hook, N.J. Larson and Brown finished first in the competition. In 2012 and 2013, they were...

Family & Friends

Jennifer and Rudy Cordova with their children Gabriel, Rudy and Nino.

Tuesday, 22/07/14
By MARY CULLEN Jennifer Cordova, Director of Development at Faith, Hope and Charity, is enjoying her new position. She began in April after working in sales and marketing for 14 years in Houston for the Metro...

From left, Mark, Carrie, Zak and Carrissa Brown in the stands at Target Field.

Tuesday, 22/07/14
By MARY CULLEN Yankee fans Carrie and Tim Brown of Storm Lake, along with their children Carrissa, Zak and Mark, attended the Major League Baseball All-Star game in Minneapolis last week and got to see Derek...

St. Mary’s PreK-5 Principal Tim Wagner reviews the next texts and materials

for the school’s new cutting-edge reading curriculum.

Tuesday, 22/07/14
Storm Lake St. Mary’s School is preparing to roll out a cutting-edge reading curriculum for its kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms next month. PreK-5 Principal Tim Wagner explained the McGraw-...

Jacob Doerksen and Tessa Kay

Tuesday, 22/07/14
Trent Kay of Rembrandt and Tami and Lacey Glienke of Aurelia would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tessa Kay to Jacob Doerksen, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Doerksen of Albert City. Tessa is a...

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