Above: With Lori Dicks (above) at the recycling center our teacher, she’s photographed a pile from our curbside recycling carts (top) and marked up some no-nos with her red pen. No plastic bags should be in there and the white plastic carton can’t be recycled. Right: This year’s report card. We’re improving!

Plastic bags, Styrofoam remain a curse; Grand Central goes paper by Dolores Cullen We had hoped for a better grade, but she only gave us a B. Last January, we asked Buena Vista County Recycling Center CEO Lori Dicks to grade us according to how well we are following the rules put in place when...

Water has already built up behind the weir.

To prevent floods, remove nitrate by Dolores Cullen The largest wetland project undertaken by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship sits east of Storm Lake waiting for spring to come so it can perform its duty. It was built last summer not only to prevent flooding, but to...
The 2020 homecoming court for St. Mary’s High School has been announced. Queen candidates are pictured front row left to right: Jaquelin Ocegueda, Perla Arregin, Alondra Rangel. Back: King candidates Sam Peters, Chase Hurd, Francisco Gonzalez. Coronation will be Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in...

Discussing health care are, left to right: Betsy Lenzmeier, Emilia Marroquin, Andriette Wickstrom and Dr. John Pymm. Times photos by Dolores Cullen

BY DOLORES CULLEN A cross section of locals tried their hand at solving national problems last Sunday afternoon, and ended up proposing some concrete suggestions to not only better the country, but Storm Lake specifically. The “Greater Good Gathering” was one of three held so far...
St. Mary’s fundraiser Jan. 25 at Columbus Club Hall Join St. Mary’s Schools for their bi-annual, highly anticipated, Dancing with the Storm Lake Stars on Saturday, Jan. 25. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the dancing competition starting...

Local News

01/17/2020 - 8:48am
Students may apply to earn certification as bilingualby Tom Cullen Two sections of next year’s kindergarten class will be the first in school history to be part of a dual-language curriculum. The school district is collecting applications into the...

Sports

Storm Lake players and head coach Sam Lipps react after beating Ridge View 47-46 on Monday for the Tornadoes’ first win of the season. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

01/16/2020 - 4:11pm
Tornadoes beat Ridge View in final seconds Mary Yanga made a free throw with 5.8 seconds left and Storm Lake withstood a last-second shot by Ridge View to win its first game of the season after a 47-46 triumph on Monday at Tornado Fieldhouse. The...

Family & Friends

Players, cheerleaders and cancer survivors took the court between the girls and boys games.

 

Karley Mills and her dad Eric, who is undergoing chemo.

Sometimes the only pink you can find is a rabbit suit. Tenth-grader Logan Merten.

Left to right: Ronny, Sammy-Jo and Joyce Bos who are staying with Mary Ann Zweibahmer.

All in pink, left to right: Levi McCoy, Bella Schmitt, Abree Maldanado and Kielee Larson.

01/17/2020 - 7:59am
by Dolores Cullen Pink in every shade was pulled from the closet for the St. Mary’s Pink Out last Friday night in the gym. Players and cheerleaders dedicated their efforts in honor of, and in memory of, loved ones with cancer. “It’s very beautiful,...

Opinion

01/17/2020 - 8:25am
By Art Cullen We are at first blush inclined to support Gov. Kim Reynolds’s proposal outlined in her Condition of the State Address to increase the sales tax to 8%, splitting the revenue among conservation, mental health and income tax breaks. That...

Obituaries

01/21/2020 - 7:34am
Steven Ensley, 66, of Storm Lake passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at his home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 1:30 p.m. at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Visitation...

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