“The Pioneer” statue on the far left looks on as the metal letters are maneuvered into place Tuesday afternoon. Times photos by Dolores Cullen

Spooner family’s gift of sign/bench falls into place BY DOLORES CULLEN Large letters spelling “Storm Lake” were placed in front of the lake Tuesday afternoon. Jennifer Felton’s eyes grew bright as the heavy string of letters – they weighed 1,600 pounds –...

From left, are: Rich Crow, Director of BVU’s Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Resource Management; Landon Sullivan, BVU instructor of animal science; Dana Christen; Mike Christen; and Dr. Ben Maas, BVU assistant professor of environmental science and geology.

Diversified livestock, grain operation opens for growing agriculture programs Buena Vista University’s agriculture instruction leaps forward this summer with a partnership finalized between the Circle C Cattle Company, of Storm Lake, and BVU’s growing Institute for Agriculture, Food...
McCurdy wishes he could be here for the Fourth BY DOLORES CULLEN With no Star Spangled Spectacular this year we’ll miss the visitors who come to our town, and here’s one who will miss us: Tubador Gary McCurdy, 79, would perform for the 29th time if the celebration was still on...
A swan family paddles around Lake Elmo along the road to Correctionville. Swans hatching at the pond owned by Brian Waldstein near Sioux Rapids were slow this year. Brian spotted three hatchlings Wednesday, July 1. They usually appear around Memorial Day. Photo by Hugh Perry

The Test Iowa site at Storm Lake High School appeared busier than normal Wednesday in photos taken late morning. In some vehicles, multiple people were tested. Times photo by Jake Kurtz

According to the state’s coronavirus website on July 3 at 9:40 a.m.: Positive cases in Buena Vista County: 1,707 Hospitalized: 6 Recovered: 1,443 Deaths: 11 Long Term Care Facilities:  Pleasant View Home Albert City: 8 Newell Good Samaritan Society: 11 *This...

Local News

07/03/2020 - 10:10am
1.8% increase in new cases since June 20 BY TOM CULLEN Buena Vista and its surrounding counties are at or near a peak in COVID-19 cases. As the county’s case count crested over 1,700 July 1, its growth rate in new cases was 1.8% since June 20. The...

Sports

07/03/2020 - 10:56am
Spirit Lake scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to break a 3-3 tie and the Indians held off a rally by Storm Lake in the bottom half of the inning to come away with a 6-4 win in a Lakes Conference game on Wednesday at Tornado Field....

Family & Friends

Barbara’s wildflowers are planted on a quarter-acre. Photos by Marilyn Schmitt

07/03/2020 - 10:33am
Cancer survivor savors the patch she planted BY DOLORES CULLEN A quarter acre of wildflowers planted by Barbara Stroud next to her house on Jensen St. in Newell is turning heads and earning smiles. The property was once home to “a ratty old house,”...

Opinion

07/03/2020 - 9:28am
This editorial from the first issue of The Storm Lake Times, June 29, 1990, expresses the philosophy that governs this newspaper. It is published annually on the anniversary of The Times founding as an affirmation of our principles. We hold these...

Obituaries

07/03/2020 - 8:56am
Jack S. Anderson, 90, of Storm Lake died on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at his home. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Storm Lake Cemetery. Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Jack...

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