Edwards to take possession July 1 By JOHN CULLEN Tom and Bill Fitzpatrick, owners of Fitzpatrick Auto Center in Storm Lake, announced Tuesday that they will sell their General Motors dealership to Edwards Auto Group of Council Bluffs, effective July 1. Terms were not revealed. The franchise will...
By DOLORES CULLEN Dr. A. A. Stepan advises that you NOT take your dog to Sioux City. The first case of canine influenza in Iowa was confirmed in Sioux City last week and veterinarians urge dog owners to take measures to make sure their pets avoid coming in contact with the virus. “It’...
Fonda firefighters responded to 413 East Second St., home of Mike Hornor and Stephany Carr, the morning of May 1 for a fire. Fonda police officer Alex Leu and city workers Mike Stumpf and Josh Reiling were on the scene, followed by the Fonda Fire Department. The Varina Fire Department assisted....
Netting duo plops it into pond safely By DOLORES CULLEN Seven-year-old Storm Lakers James Bauer and Braxton Jensen netted a foot-long goldfish in Storm Lake near the Emerald Park home of Braxton’s parents Nathan and Nancy. “It’s not uncommon to sample goldfish in lakes and...

Local News

Edwards to take possession July 1 By JOHN CULLEN Tom and Bill Fitzpatrick, owners of Fitzpatrick Auto Center in Storm Lake, announced Tuesday that they will sell their General Motors dealership to Edwards Auto Group of Council Bluffs, effective July 1. Terms were not revealed. The franchise will...
Three more turkey sites found infected Governor declares state of emergency By ART CULLEN Gov. Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency on Friday after it was revealed that Rembrandt Foods has been infected with avian flu. Up to 5.5 million laying hens are imperiled at the Rembrandt...

Sports

Storm Lake’s Parker Lange hits the sand during the long jump competition in the

Storm Lake Invitational last Thursday night.

Tuesday, 05/05/15
Tornado boys place fifth with 75 points Rarely does it happen that one point separates first and second place in a track and field meet. But that’s what happened last Thursday night at Tornado Stadium. After 18 events were said and done, Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon outscored...

Storm Lake’s Maria Morales reacts after edging Humboldt’s Kelsey Peters and

Newell-Fonda’s Carli Grau to win the 100 meter dash in last Thursday’s Storm

Lake Invitational. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Tuesday, 05/05/15
Storm Lake scored a season-high 63 points to finish third in the Storm Lake Invitational last Thursday night at Tornado Stadium. Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon won the team title with 180 points. Humboldt was second with 153 and Storm Lake third with 63. Storm Lake St. Mary’s was...

Buena Vista’s Tanner Truesdell (right) is congratulated by Bennett Mann and Eric

Gurdocki after hitting a home run against Luther last Saturday. TIMES photo

by JAMIE KNAPP

Tuesday, 05/05/15
Buena Vista wrapped up the regular season last Saturday on Senior Day by taking a pair of games from Luther to win the series and secure the fourth seed in this week’s Iowa Conference Tournament. BVU rallied for a 3-2 win in the opener before cruising to a 14-3 win in game two....

Family & Friends

Four generations of the Waggie family.

Tuesday, 05/05/15
By MARY CULLEN This Sunday is Mother’s Day so this week we are featuring four generations of the Waggie family from Newell. Arlene Waggie, Darice Eldred, Cynthia Walsh and her children, Austin and Jocee, will celebrate the special day with their family. Arlene...
Tuesday, 05/05/15
Storm Lake High School Key Club made dog toys by recycling old t-shirts at a recent Key Club meeting. The activity was lots of fun and the completed dog toys will be donated to Lake Animal Hospital and TLC Canine Center in Newell. Key Club students involved include:...

Opinions

Buena Vista County is a named defendant in a lawsuit brought against it and two other counties by the Des Moines Water Works over nitrate pollution in the Raccoon River, from which the capital city and its suburbs draw their drinking water. The BV County Board of Supervisors learned in January that...
By ART CULLEN It is easier to live in Iowa than just about anyplace in the USA, we noted in an editorial April 24. Buena Vista County ranks in the top 20% for ease of living among 3,135 counties across the nation, according to a New York Times analysis of median income, life expectancy, obesity...
By DON BEHM For my birthday our son Mike gave me a sweatshirt that has the picture of a Model A Ford on it with the words “A True Classic” under the Ford. I have written about cars before but I think this is a good time to write another. I have had several people here at Methodist...
Every taxpayer — certainly every agland owner — in Buena Vista, Sac and Calhoun counties should view with alarm our revelation on Wednesday that the counties’ insurers will not cover attorney fees or damages resulting from a lawsuit filed against the trio by the Des Moines Water...

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