A woman was taken to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle accident at the Hanover Corner about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. A pickup truck rolled after colliding with an SUV at the intersection of M-27 and C-65. Buena Vista County Sheriff’s...

Rick Baker of Elements decorates a foyer display for the holidays Sunday afternoon.

Big gathering at Elements learns to keep it simple By Dolores Cullen Good news! The recliner’s back in style. So are those swivel chairs like the one from the 70s you just got rid of. Everything old is new again at The Elements. Holiday decorating seminars over the weekend attracted 222...

Jay Butterfield describes the work of Genesis employees at SSI in a still from the video. Watch the whole video at vimeo.com/237017932.

SSI Digital Print Services of Storm Lake was honored for its commitment to employ people with developmental disabilities at the 2017 Iowa Job Honor Awards last Thursday in Des Moines. The business, owned by Jay Butterfield, won one of two awards in the employer category. A video recorded at SSI...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Red Oak, visited with Better Day Café employee

Sarah Flores and owner Topiz Martinez Saturday during a tour of

downtown Storm Lake. Ernst bought Better Day coffee for her entire

staff and Storm Lake City Administration on the second stop of her

tour. Times photo by Tom Cullen

Dreamers need solution but she is not certain Hill can deliver ‘I support DACA in principle, absolutely’ BY TOM CULLEN U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Congress must find a solution for young undocumented immigrants to stay in the country, during a tour of Storm Lake’s downtown...

Rick Baker of Elements decorates a foyer display for the holidays Sunday afternoon.

Jay Butterfield describes the work of Genesis employees at SSI in a still from the video. Watch the whole video at vimeo.com/237017932.

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Red Oak, visited with Better Day Café employee

Sarah Flores and owner Topiz Martinez Saturday during a tour of

downtown Storm Lake. Ernst bought Better Day coffee for her entire

staff and Storm Lake City Administration on the second stop of her

tour. Times photo by Tom Cullen

Local News

A woman was taken to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle accident at the Hanover Corner about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. A pickup truck rolled after colliding with an SUV at the intersection of M-27 and C-65. Buena Vista County Sheriff’s...
Challenges at hand and ahead drive decision Methodist Manor Retirement Community will acquire Hawkeye Care Center in Sioux Rapids, effective Dec. 1.  The Sioux Rapids facility serves 16 residents and is licensed for 30 nursing home beds. Hawkeye, which has operated the Sioux Rapids facility...

Sports

Friday, 20/10/17
SL regroups to outlast Spencerin five games For the first time in eight years, Storm Lake has won a volleyball match in a regional tournament. The Tornadoes had to regroup to turn the trick as they won the first two sets, then lost the next two sets before scoring the final seven points...

Alta-Aurelia’s Laney Stanton hits the ball over the net as Sioux Central’s Shera Smith attempts to block it during their regional tournament match on Tuesday night in Alta. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 20/10/17
Alta-Aurelia had a resounding start to the postseason. The Warriors smashed 44 kills and served 92 percent to end Sioux Central’s season with a three-game win in the first round of the Class 2A regional tournament on Tuesday at Alta. Game scores were 25-8, 25-13, 25-14. Alta-...

Storm Lake’s Manny Chavez chases after Spencer quarterback Cade Hopkins during their district game last    Friday at Tornado Stadium. Storm Lake plays at Sergeant Bluff-Luton tonight. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 20/10/17
Tornadoes take on SB-L with playoff berth possibility still lurking BY JAMIE KNAPP Now is not the time for Storm Lake to feel sorry for itself about a disappointing loss. It’s the time for redemption. The Tornadoes are coming off a loss to Spencer last week, but they have to put...

Family & Friends

Yrmete and Giovanni Zeqiri with their nephew Dardan Zeqiri, a server at the restaurant. He is the son of Giovanni’s brother, Alfredo. All four now live in Storm Lake.

Friday, 20/10/17
Giovanni’s specialty – Italian food made by Italians by Dolores Cullen Giovanni’s chicken smothered in cream sauce with sherry and fresh mushrooms; spinach ravioli; tiramisu rich and thick with mascarpone cheese. Giovanni Zeqiri, a native of Italy...
Friday, 20/10/17
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Opinions

By Art Cullen Sally Brecher’s predicament with her filter strip along Episcopal Creek perfectly illustrates what is so messed up about our federal and state agricultural and natural resource conservation systems and programs — and why the next farm bill is so crucial. As fewer farmers...
By John Cullen We always figured we were pretty near all Irish. All of our grandparents came from the auld sod and various relatives had documented our heritage through research and visits to the homeland. But we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to verify it through DNA testing. It turns...
By GARRISON KEILLOR When I was 20, I dropped out of college and got a job with a morning newspaper whose city editor Mr. Walt Streightiff put me to work writing obituaries of ordinary men and women whose deaths were not considered newsworthy. Other reporters handled crime, natural disasters, City...
EDITORIAL BY ART CULLEN As long as we are having these conversations about race and culture and change, which started on Monday at Buena Vista University … no doubt we need to widen the conversation. Storm Lake hosted Spencer on Friday in football, a hard-fought affair with playoff...

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