Jaelyn Hartnett and Arnold — the grand champion market hog at the Battle on the Blue Chips in the Northwest Iowa Livestock Showdown at the Clay County Fairgrounds — are surrounded by family and some supportive friends at Battle on the Blue Chips. Her mother is Malynda (holding granddaughter Allyson) behind Jaelyn. Her father Tony is all the way to the right. To the right of Malynda is Jaelyn’s brother Brice Hartnett and his girlfriend Micah Schuiteman. Next is family friend Jarret Roos and brother Charlie Hartnett. Dana and Mike Christian, who support local livestock exhibitors, are beside Tony. Behind Dana is Jeff Kolubum of Marcus of CFE Cooperative who assisted the Hartnetts with feed.

Arnold is bluest chip at Northwest Iowa Livestock Showdown A Buena Vista County 10-year-old – along with Arnold the hog – was a real stand-out at the second-ever Northwest Iowa Livestock Showdown. Jaelyn Hartnett, daughter of Malynda and Tony Hartnett of Storm Lake, showed the...
Welcome to Storm Lake Community School District’s new teachers who assembled for orientation Wednesday. Front row left to right:  Maranda Gowdy, high school special education; Andrea McDonald, kindergarten; Katelyn Smith, first grade; Lindsay DeHaan, sixth grade; Nou Yang, iJAG (Iowa...

‘One of my main goals here will be to implement a disciplinary policy that prevents kids from showing up to my office.’ Mike Cameron

Like principal, Cameron coming from Des Moines Incoming Vice Principal Mike Cameron has rounded a new high school staff focused on restorative disciplinary practices over the next several years. Cameron stared work as high school vice principal Aug. 1. A former middle school language arts and...
Fresh vegetables are drawing people to the Storm Lake farmers market. This photo was taken at last Thursday’s afternoon market. People were lined up at nearly all the stands and upon the blowing of a whistle at exactly 4 p.m. they descended on mainly the tomatoes before they were gone. Farmer...

Emily Ellefson shows just how clearly arteries show up with the new scanner. TIMES photo by DOLORES CULLEN

Knees, lower backs, shoulders and brains are the most viewed BY DOLORES CULLEN “The louder it is, the better.” That’s what we heard from Emily Ellefson, MRI supervisor at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center at a presentation she made at Community Ed’s Primetime in June...

Local News

08/16/2019 - 10:06am
Speaking about abortion exception, congressman lets out the hornets BY TOM CULLEN On the heels of some of his most controversial comments yet, Rep. Steve King will be at Storm Lake Middle School on Saturday for a town hall meeting. The nine-term...

Sports

Alta-Aurelia’s Nick Gaes (top) was a state runner-up in wrestling and an all-state defensive end in football. He also qualified for the state meet in the shot put and the discus in track and field.

08/16/2019 - 11:48am
Area schools’ top athletes recognized for all-around performance It was another banner year for boys sports in the area in 2018-19 — both team-wise and individually. Alta-Aurelia made school history by qualifying for the state football playoffs for...

Family & Friends

Prints of paintings by Boyd Zimmer are on display at Storm Lake Bakery.

08/16/2019 - 11:12am
You’ve seen his work at Zimmy’s BY DOLORES CULLEN A watercolor art exhibit and sale by Boyd Zimmer will be held Sunday, Aug. 25 from 3-6 p.m. at the Columbus Club in Storm Lake. The longtime waiter at Zimmy’s has been off work for two months...

Opinion

08/16/2019 - 9:10am
EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Nearly 700 undocumented immigrants were detained for deportation at two Mississippi chicken slaughter plants last week. On Monday, the employer held a job fair to replace them. About 100 people from the area showed up to...

Obituaries

08/20/2019 - 1:56pm
Curtis A. Wahlberg, 24, of Storm Lake died on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 in Storm Lake. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in Storm Lake Cemetery. Visitation will take...

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