Adam wearing a shield. He attaches a black strip of elastic to nubs strategically located on the plastic band, to hold the shield snugly around the head.

Other locals join him trying to aid health workers BY DOLORES CULLEN Sioux Central band teacher Adam Perry has been fooling around with his 3D printer since October to make things like figurines and fake glasses for dress up. He even “printed” a lithophane box (Google it). But...

Storm Lake celebrates their win over Cherokee last year.

SL, Cherokee grid rivalry ends after 95 years Teams could square off again in 2021 BY JAMIE KNAPP There are some things that you can always count on. Death, taxes and Storm Lake playing Cherokee in football. Not so anymore for the latter of those three. Every year since 1925 when the...

Jay Dahlhauser of The Bridge delivers a pallet of Tyson frozen food to the back door of Upper Des Moines Tuesday morning for the first run of their drive-through. Inside is UDMO director Maggie Reyes and her new assistant Kaylee Peters who will hand out the food to cars that drive up. Times photo by Dolores Cullen

BY DOLORES CULLEN Storm Lake entities are stepping up to meet an increased demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. The Bridge of Storm Lake, Tyson Foods, Upper Des Moines Opportunity and the Kiwanis mobile food pantry are working in concert, meanwhile abiding by the restrictions of...

Shane and Michelle Schreck at 302 Lake Ave.

Storm Lakers have picked up on this trend: People are placing rainbows, hearts and Easter eggs in windows to represent a sign of hope and happiness. Parents are encouraged to drive their children around and “hunt” for these masterpieces. “During this time of social distancing many...

Top: Pat Baker made this Deaconess-style mask. Above left: This Olson-style mask is being requested by BVRMC. The underside shows the pocket in which a filter will be placed. Above right: The mustache pattern on these masks is bound to make someone laugh. The bags of masks were made by Joanne Tucker and some friends.

Local women make masks for health workers BY DOLORES CULLEN Some Storm Lakers are sewing facemasks for medical workers in the wake of the spreading coronavirus, and now, with a new pattern out from Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, masks can be made for local use if the need arises....

Local News

Potential bidders gather at Fonda for a land auction and did not appear to be afraid of gathering closely. Times photo by Tom Cullen

04/01/2020 - 10:14am
In Fonda, bidders gather for timely farmland auction Children roam in SL parks BY TOM CULLEN Gov. Kim Reynolds’ prohibition of public gatherings last week was supposed to halt all public life in rural Iowa. All public events that gather more than...

Sports

04/01/2020 - 10:45am
Buena Vista University Golf Course at Lake Creek announced that it opened for the 2020 season on Monday. Spring April clubhouse hours (weather pending) are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call...

Family & Friends

Shafer and Celia with their cat, Emmy.

04/01/2020 - 10:37am
MY FAVORITE RECIPES BY MARY CULLEN Orchestra teacher Celia Garner-Prouty is in her fourth year of teaching grades four -12 at the Storm Lake Schools. A graduate of Luther College, she did some long-term subbing before beginning her position at Storm...

Opinion

04/01/2020 - 9:36am
EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Since they hadn’t been told otherwise, area school superintendents were planning to resume classes in two or three weeks. On Sunday, President Trump declared that we should continue to follow social distancing guidelines...

Obituaries

04/01/2020 - 9:03am
Gunnar Pedersen, 86, of Newell died on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Newell Good Samaritan Society. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Interment took place in Newell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established....

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