Merwin Anders and daughter Sherri Peterson at Lone

Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. The duo hopes to find

the remains of a relative killed during World War II.

TIMES photo by TIM GALLAGHER

Empty grave at Sioux Rapids leaves family hunting for clues and answers BY TIM GALLAGHER Sherri Peterson leaves her house in Waterloo and drives east to meet her father, Merwin “Andy” Anders, of Okoboji, one week before Memorial Day. Under blue skies and bright sunshine, they decorate...

Buena Vista County is home to 140 bridges, many of them like the one

pictured above on County Road M50 about a mile north of Hwy. 3.

TIMES photo by JAKE KURTZ 

County tries to catch up on work backlog By RANDY EVANS People living in Buena Vista County are now seeing the benefits they were promised when the Iowa Legislature increased the state’s fuel taxes two years ago. “It’s letting us catch up,” Buena Vista County Engineer...

Fred Moore is

departing BVU

after more than

two decades.

He leaves after 22 years of leadership By CHUCK OFFENBURGER Back to campus. With the Cullens in New York City, collecting their Pulitzer Prize, they asked a few old pals from journalism if we’d help fill-up an edition of the Storm Lake Times in their absence.  And when Editor Art...
Sixteen flags will be dedicated at the Memorial Day program in Storm Lake. The ceremony, at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, on the courthouse lawn, marks the 44th anniversary of the Parade of Flags. Monday’s guest speaker is Sergeant First Class, Shane D. Schreck of Alta. Schreck, 37, is a former...

Merwin Anders and daughter Sherri Peterson at Lone

Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. The duo hopes to find

the remains of a relative killed during World War II.

TIMES photo by TIM GALLAGHER

Buena Vista County is home to 140 bridges, many of them like the one

pictured above on County Road M50 about a mile north of Hwy. 3.

TIMES photo by JAKE KURTZ 

Fred Moore is

departing BVU

after more than

two decades.

Local News

The Storm Lake Times today features an all-star pinch hitting team while Art, John and Tom Cullen are on assignment picking up the Pulitzer Prize in New York City. Friends filing stories for you include: • Chuck Offenburger, former Iowa Boy columnist for The Des Moines Register, and former...
202 Beavers from SL campus will receive degrees Buena Vista University will hold commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 27, with 751 graduates scheduled to receive their degrees. They include 202 undergraduates from the Storm Lake campus and 395 undergraduates from BVU's 16 sites and online...

Sports

Alta-Aurelia’s Lily Peterson is all smiles after crossing the finish line to

win the 400 meters during the state track and field meet last Thursday.

Peterson finished in a personal best time of 57.74 seconds. TIMES

photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Wednesday, 24/05/17
Area girls athletes have impressive performances on the Blue Oval Lily Peterson had some unfinished business to take care of at this year’s state track and field meet. After finishing second in the 400 meters at state last season, Peterson set a goal of winning it all this year....

Alta-Aurelia’s Anthony Krier goes

airborne during the long jump

competition last Thursday at the

state track and field meet. TIMES

photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Wednesday, 24/05/17
Two events finished fourth for Ridge View to highlight area athletes’ performance at the boys state track and field meet last weekend at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Ridge View’s Andres Carbajal earned a state medal as he finished fourth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time...
Wednesday, 24/05/17
Kevin Duque, Jose Martinez and Gerardo Rosiles all scored two goals apiece to help Class 2A No. 3-ranked Storm Lake win its eighth game in a row with a 10-0 triumph over Western Christian in a Lakes Conference match last Thursday. Rodrigo Cortes, Eh Ywe Htoo, Edgar Nunez and Erick Romo...

Family & Friends

Katie Knobbe

Wednesday, 24/05/17
MY FAVORITE RECIPES BY MARY CULLEN Katie Knobbe of Carroll is a busy lady. She is a human sciences nutrition and wellness specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Katie is also part of a Human Sciences team that covers Buena Vista County along...
Wednesday, 24/05/17
AROUND TOWN BY MARY CULLEN Two Storm Lake first grade classes, with their teachers Molly Richardson and Jessica Sly, visited their Partners in Excellence, the Storm Lake Public Library, on Friday. Youth Services Librarian Melissa Miller gave them a tour of the...

Opinions

BY ART CULLEN Jesse Barnett, who lives on a stub of College Street blocked by the railroad tracks, has a legitimate beef. That little stub is a wreck. It has gone from asphalt to gravel. Rerod sticks up and punctures tires. It is a forgotten little street, but there are houses along each side....
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK BY ART CULLEN In one of his final acts completing a historic tenure as governor, Terry E. Branstad last week commuted the execution sentence delivered earlier by the Iowa Legislature for the Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University in Ames....
I have been reading about the current mandatory garbage collection debate. I moved out of Storm Lake almost three years ago, for a few reasons. One being the high cost of living there. Water, sewer and garbage rates are outrageous.  Paying a garbage bill to a separate company, for a very high...
BY ART CULLEN The only good thing to come out of legal fireworks in Iowa was when downtown Spencer burned to the ground in the 1930s, and was rebuilt in spectacular Art Deco style. It makes Spencer what it is. It started with a from a sparkler in a fireworks store that went up in what must have...

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