Alta inks Minnesota company for road work

The Alta City Council inked a $26,000 contract with Bargen Incorporated of Mountain Lake, Minn., to apply sealcoat and crack sealant on four locations in Alta, a fix that’s expected to lengthen road lives for 12-15 years.  Doug Standerwick, a salesman for Bargen, told the council Monday night the sealcoat is a soy-based product that penetrates up to an inch […]

Reis named Buena Vista County recorder

Replacing Shari O’Bannon, who retired

The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors has named Curt Reis as the next recorder on Monday. Board of Supervisors Chairman Kelly Snyder told The Storm Lake Times in an interview panel of himself and Supervisor Don Altena found Reis’s qualifications in tax and accounting outweighed the fact Reis had no experience in the recorder’s office. “We’re very excited about […]

No bidder on running Storm Lake Marina

City will offer minimal services this season

The City of Storm Lake will only rent out the 84 slip docks at the marina this summer because no vendors expressed interest in the marina’s non-essential segments, like the bar, restaurant and bait shop. City Manager Keri Navratil noted the marina opened without a commercial vendor over the weekend, which marks the first time in over five years the […]

Alta plans $1.6 million sewer upgrade, rate hikes

System in ‘poor’ shape

The Alta City Council approved $1.65 million in sewer improvements in response to its engineer finding the vast majority of the system is in “poor” or “very poor” condition. The city council voted 4-0 to submit an application to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ state revolving loan fund by June 1. Councilman Willie Lang said the council should pursue […]


Tornadoes celebrate homecoming with 3-1 win over Monarchs

Storm Lake, ranked No. 3 in Class 2A, got back on the winning track as it scored two second-half goals to take control and beat Denison-Schleswig 3-1 on homecoming last Friday night at Tornado Stadium. Storm Lake broke a scoreless game with 8:16 left to play in the first half when Adriel Melendez scored. It was Melendez’s third goal this […]


Storm Lake boys take seventh place in meet; N-F sixth, SM eighth

Jailen Hansen and Matt Lenzmeier each finished third in an individual event to help Storm Lake to a seventh-place finish in the Storm Lake Invitational boys track and field meet last Thursday at Dean Nicholson Track. Humboldt won the meet with 179 points. The Tornadoes finished with 26. Newell-Fonda was sixth with 57 and Storm Lake St. Mary’s eighth with […]

SL girls’ fifth place effort best showing of season; N-F sixth, SM eighth at SL Invite

Nyalang Yak won two individual events and Mary Yanga claimed one to help Storm Lake place fifth in the Storm Lake Invitational girls track and field meet last Thursday at Dean Nicholson Track. Humboldt won the meet with 133 points. Storm Lake scored 68. Newell-Fonda was sixth with 65 and Storm Lake St. Mary’s eighth with 20. Newell-Fonda’s 4×800 meter […]

Tornado boys tie for seventh in SL Invite; N-F takes third, A-A ninth

Hogan Henrich fired a 78 to capture medalist honors and help Newell-Fonda to a third-place finish in the Storm Lake Invitational last Saturday at BVU Golf Course at Lake Creek. Spencer won the meet with a 354 team score. Carroll Kuemper was second with a 362 and Newell-Fonda third with a 364. Storm Lake tied Cherokee for seventh with a […]

Larsen signs with Grand View

Newell-Fonda senior Ella Larsen signed a latter of intent to play basketball at Grand View College in Des Moines last Friday. Pictured with Ella are, front row: dad Kevin Larsen and mom Alicia Staiert. Second row: Newell-Fonda head coach Dick Jungers, Grand View head coach Kelli Greenway and Grand View assistant coach Grant Hopkins.

Newell-Fonda girls win TLC quadrangular

Alexis Barber fired a 42 to capture medalist honors as Newell-Fonda won the Twin Lakes Conference girls golf quadrangular last Thursday at Newell. The Mustangs finished with a 196 team score. Sioux Central was second with a 216, followed by Southeast Valley and South Central Calhoun. Brooke Jackson shot a 47 for Newell-Fonda. Emma Erickson golfed a 53, Ellie Lago […]