Arts & Entertainment

Business After Hours at Buena Vista University Golf Course at Lake Creek Country Club

Storm Lake United would like to invite the public and business community to attend a Business After Hours at Buena Vista University Golf Course at Lake Creek. The event will take place in the Clubhouse located at 1 Clubhouse Dr. at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. The course was recently named 18-hole Course of the Year by the Iowa […]

Jones Nursery becomes a destination

New owners expand with garden store

People are coming from far and wide to  Jones Nursery and Garden Store, a growing enterprise that has added its third building in three years. Customers keep coming back, even though a detour is forcing them to drive multiple extra miles to get to the mecca of colorful, fragrant blooms, fresh trailing vines, unique pots and oinking pigs. The cute, […]

Doin’ a thing called the Crocodile Rock

Jim Witter of Crocodile Rockin’, the Elton John Tribute closed out Community Education’s Performing Arts Series 2021-22 season last Friday night. Witter wowed the crowd with his ability to deliver every voice inflection of the pop music icon. Witter has also perfected Elton John’s energetic piano style. He was pleased to see cell phone flashlights waving during his performance of […]

Dutch Oven Cooking

Dutch oven cooking 101 is back for the summer! Each program will feature a different theme; May’s theme is breakfast foods. The class will be taught Friday, May 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the South Shelter Area of Buena Vista County Conservation Park. Naturalist Katie Struss will present the basics of Dutch oven cooking, including ovens, supplies, recipes and more. […]

Polich pretties up plain storm drain

The first Storm Drain Art project is complete, located at 523 Lake Ave. and painted by Mick Polich.   Storm Drain Art is a pilot program for artists to show off their skills and assist the City of Storm Lake in providing information to the citizens and visitors of Storm Lake.  Through artwork, the public can be informed and educated as […]

Welcome to Ada’s Guesthouse

Tuckers turn 215 Lake Ave. into Airbnb

Welcome to Storm Lake’s newest Airbnb. The stately old home at 215 Lake Ave., has appeared in our newspaper before as an ambitious remodel project. At that time owner Dave Dvergsten imagined it as a happy family home.  Now far more than one family will enjoy it.  Storm Lakers Hal and Joanne Tucker bought it in November.  “Ada’s Guesthouse” has […]

‘Marvel-ous’ images at Witter

Early brothers are in the big leagues, working for Marvel, video game companies

The Art of Ben and Joey Vazquez at Witter Gallery brings viewers up close with the professional-level graphic work of two young men from Early. Ben and Joey are the sons of Shari Myers, who is married to Jeff Myers of Newell. As kids they colored in coloring books on the 10-hour trips to see their grandparents. When they were […]

New artwork featured at BVRMC

BIOGRAPHY My name is Heidi Sippel and I am 46 years old. I have been working at BVRMC for two years as a cook in the nutrition services department. I have three daughters and one son. I am also blessed to have a grandson and granddaughter on the way. ARTIST STATEMENT In my free time I enjoy painting. I picked […]

Talking up the Cobblestone

Nate Jensen (center) speaks on his recent purchase of the legendary landmark the Cobblestone Inn & Ballroom in Lakeside with Sheila Brummer of Siouxland Public Media (left) last Friday during the station’s pledge drive. Joe Kelly (right) of Kaleidoscope Marketing on the second floor of the Masonic building, hosted Brummer for the discussion. “We hope to restore it to it’s original […]

Community Ed series finale May 13

Don’t miss Storm Lake Community Education’s Performing Art Series presentation of “Crocodile Rockin’ — Elton John Tribute with Jim Witter” on Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. Get ready for this rollicking romp through the wonders of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s incredible music making! Audiences will see for themselves why Elton is one of the world’s most beloved icons […]


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