Sumptuous items to stuff your stockings It would impress your citified friends BY DOLORES CULLEN You need more than oranges and apples in your holiday food baskets! Upscale that basket with unique, tasty local goodies. We came up with five super ideas to impress even your citified family and...

Police Chief Mark Prosser and Maria Ramos chat after

the meeting Sunday. Ramos profusely thanked Prosser

for his nationwide lobbying effort on behalf of undocumented

immigrants. Ramos, a mother of four in Storm Lake, was an

undocumented immigrant before she gained citizenship under

an immigration reform package from President Reagan in 1986.

“I was an undocumented child once and I know how it feels to

be scared, to not know what is going to happen to me tomorrow,

I know how it feels not to be able to make college plans. I am

thankful for being part of a great community, where we have

wonderful people like Mark Prosser, Di Daniels and

Rev. Chuck (Valenti-Hein).” times photo by tom cullen

Tension felt in schools as youth think they soon will be deported BY TOM CULLEN Administrators in Storm Lake’s clergy, law enforcement and school district attempted to quell the fear over deporting immigrants spurred by the election of Donald Trump during a meeting Sunday at Our Place But...
President Barack Obama and nephews Austin and Aaron Robinson
watch the National Thanksgiving Turkey, Tater, flap during the pardon
of the National Thanksgiving Turkey. At left are Leslee Oden and
Damon Wells of the National Turkey Federation.
 
Early birds prove to Obama they’re not chicken BY DOLORES CULLEN Tater and Tot, the celebrity turkeys from Early, performed well on their big day and after being officially pardoned Nov. 23 by President Barak Obama, they are at their new home, “Gobblers Rest” at Virginia Tech in...

The family recently had their picture taken by Kristine Brandenberger.

Funds, van offered to help family get home BY DOLORES CULLEN When the word got around that the Dahlhauser family – Jay, Anne, their five children and two dogs – were in an accident in Colorado, Storm Lakers back home mobilized. They raised almost $7,000 in five days, planned meals for...

Police Chief Mark Prosser and Maria Ramos chat after

the meeting Sunday. Ramos profusely thanked Prosser

for his nationwide lobbying effort on behalf of undocumented

immigrants. Ramos, a mother of four in Storm Lake, was an

undocumented immigrant before she gained citizenship under

an immigration reform package from President Reagan in 1986.

“I was an undocumented child once and I know how it feels to

be scared, to not know what is going to happen to me tomorrow,

I know how it feels not to be able to make college plans. I am

thankful for being part of a great community, where we have

wonderful people like Mark Prosser, Di Daniels and

Rev. Chuck (Valenti-Hein).” times photo by tom cullen

President Barack Obama and nephews Austin and Aaron Robinson
watch the National Thanksgiving Turkey, Tater, flap during the pardon
of the National Thanksgiving Turkey. At left are Leslee Oden and
Damon Wells of the National Turkey Federation.
 

The family recently had their picture taken by Kristine Brandenberger.

Local News

BY TOM CULLEN Sioux Central School District is revisiting a plan to install up to 1,600 solar panels throughout the district, as its energy consultant identified an investor to assume $1.1 million in capital costs. The school board at its monthly meeting this week reviewed an email from All...
A Buena Vista County man has won a $30,000 lottery prize from the Iowa Lottery’s “Naughty or Nice” scratch game Monday. Monty Reinking of Alta claimed the sixth of 11 top prizes in the scratch game and claimed his prize Monday at the lottery’s regional office in Storm...

Sports

Friday, 02/12/16
Tornadoes edged by Sioux City North, 67-65 Alex Tillo banked in a 5-footer with 2 seconds remaining to give Sioux City North a 67-65 win and spoil Storm Lake’s season opener on Tuesday at North. Storm Lake led 65-62 on a pair of free throws by Parker Lange with just under a minute...
Friday, 02/12/16
David Jeffries scored a career-high 34 points to lead four starters in double figures for Buena Vista as the Beavers held on for a 91-79 victory over the University of Dubuque on Wednesday at Siebens Fieldhouse. The Spartans, last year’s IIAC regular season champions, led 42-41 at...
Friday, 02/12/16
Elle Ruffridge went 7-for-10 from 3-point range and finished with 27 points to help send Class 3A defending state champion and No. 1-ranked Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon to a 70-23 win over Emmetsburg on Tuesday. PAC/L-M led 28-2 after the first quarter, 48-15 at halftime and 64-18...

Family & Friends

Warren with one of his more ambitious butterfly displays. Times photo

by Dolores Cullen

Friday, 02/12/16
One of the stranger things you’ll see at Santa’s Castle  BY DOLORES CULLEN Perhaps the most unusual Christmas tree this year can be found on the entrance desk at Santa’s Castle. It’s a giant pencil cactus that outgrew its space in the...

The race started and ended at “bank corners.” Runners headed to King’s

Pointe and back.

Friday, 02/12/16
The St. Mary’s Boosters Ugly Sweater 5K attracted 42 people last Saturday morning dressed in an assortment of colorful and crazy outfits. Jake Heitman was the winner in the male category with a time of 23.37. The female winner was Anna Maria Elsden with 27.41...

Opinions

BY ART CULLEN We were saddened and disappointed to learn this week that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources intends to close its Storm Lake office, which is a satellite of the Spencer regional operation. Our community will suffer not only the loss of Environmental Specialist Julie Sievers,...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS My favorite holiday was this week. Thanksgiving doesn’t bring the stress of Christmas. We don’t obsess over the cranberry salad or worry about the green bean casserole at Thanksgiving the way we do about finding just the right Christmas gift for Uncle...
By GARRISON KEILLOR So many Trumpists have written in since the election, and I am grateful for their interest and also impressed by the sheer variety of their profanity. I never learned to swear that well because by the time my mother died, at 97, it was too late for me to learn. I gather from...
But give Storm Lake a shot at career center BY ART CULLEN Iowa Central Community College has become vital to Storm Lake, especially over the last 20 years as The City Beautiful has grown so much with the arrival of largely unskilled immigrants. Iowa Central is educating teenagers and adults in...

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