Big subsidies to subside

BV County farmers got $61M over three years

Farmers and landowners in Buena Vista County are expected to lose around $10 million in federal financial support this year because commodity prices are at their highest point in eight years and the Biden Administration isn’t willing to sustain unprecedented levels of farm subsidies.  A database Environmental Working Group released on Wednesday showed $61 million in federal farm support has […]

Local seniors line up to be inoculated

234 shots snapped up in 4 hours

“People feel like they won the lottery when they get it,” says Storm Lake Hy-Vee Pharmacy manager Judy Carlson. That’s one of the reasons she enjoys administering Covid vaccine shots.  The batch of 234 shots offered at Storm Lake Hy-Vee last week were spoken for in just four hours on the Hy-Vee website. Most in the eligible category are older folks […]

Newell-Fonda punches another ticket to state tournament

Mustangs beat CAM 75-37 to clinch 11th trip in the last 14 years

The wait to see if Newell-Fonda would be able to defend its Class 1A state championship lasted all of about one quarter. If that. The Mustangs scored eight points before CAM (Anita) took its first shot attempt of the game and things snowballed from there as they beat the Cougars 75-37 in a regional final game on Wednesday night at Jefferson. […]

Mustangs fall to No. 10 Remsen St. Mary’s in district finals, 61-41

Taking care of the ball and making free throws is a model formula for success in postseason basketball. Remsen St. Mary’s was impeccable in both areas on Tuesday night. The Hawks committed only six turnovers against Newell-Fonda’s fullcourt pressure defense and shot 87 percent from the free throw line. Both of those things kept the Mustangs from rallying in the […]

Sioux Central’s season ended in district finals by Spirit Lake, 65-52

After trailing by nine points at halftime, there was a bit of hope after Sioux Central held Spirit Lake to only four points in the third quarter. Then the Indians scored 23 points in the fourth period. That outburst put the game away as they ended the Rebels’ season with a 65-52 win in a Class 2A district final game […]

BVU beats Nebraska Wesleyan for first league road win in three years

Buena Vista began the fourth quarter on an 11-2 run to break open a two-point game and help lift the team to a big American Rivers Conference road win at Nebraska Wesleyan on Wednesday night. BVU led 42-40 at the start of the fourth quarter in a game that featured 10 ties and 13 lead changes throughout the first 30 […]

BVU picked to finish second in American Rivers coaches poll

After a 2020 season that was abruptly cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic, the American Rivers Conference coaches have picked the 2019 regular season champion, Coe College, to win the conference in 2021. The Kohawks earned 62 points in the poll, recording six of nine first-place votes (coaches cannot vote for their own team). Buena Vista University, who claimed the […]


CLASS 1A DISTRICT 1, SUBSTATE 1 GAME TUESDAY at Sioux City East Remsen St. Mary’s 61, Newell-Fonda 41 DISTRICT 2, SUBSTATE 1 GAME TUESDAY at Sioux City Heelan Le Mars Gehlen 86, Woodbury Central 56 GAME SATURDAY (Winner advances to state tourney) at Le Mars Remsen St. Mary’s (21-3) vs. Le Mars Gehlen (23-1) CLASS 2A DISTRICT 1, SUBSTATE 1 […]


CLASS 1A GAMES WEDNESDAY REGION 2 (Winner advances to state tourney) at Jefferson Newell-Fonda 75, CAM (Anita) 37 REGION 7 (Winner advances to state tourney) at Sioux City MMCRU (Marcus) 53, Westwood 43 CLASS 2A GAMES WEDNESDAY REGION 7 (Winner advances to state tourney) at Hartley Rock Valley 40, Emmetsburg 22 REGION 8 (Winner advances to state tourney) at Council […]


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