Join the kids at Community Lunch Day this Friday

The public is invited to come out to Community Lunch Day Friday, July 9 at Storm Lake High School from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The new feature is part of the Storm Lake Community School District’s Food Service Program. The first community lunch day fell on June 11. The event was supposed to take place outdoors near the stadium, but it […]

Star Spangled Spectacular breezes back with a bang

Giant crowd comes out 

A nice breeze off the lake, a giant crowd in good humor and a food selection to tempt any taste bud made Storm Lake a great place to be on the 4th of July. Five hundred and fifty turkey legs, grilled by St. Mary’s Athletic Boosters were sold out.  The Pork Producers’ 1,800 pork burgers were consumed. Elotes, empanadas and […]

zebra mussels

Algae a latent threat as lake water clarifies

Study shows link between zebra mussels, cyanotoxins

An exploding infestation of zebra mussels and a drought spanning several seasons are driving algae that’s already growing in Chautauqua Park bay, a rarity before Storm Lake’s 15-year dredging project. Mike Brecher, a retired chemist and lake monitor who’s taken clarity measurements off the Sleepy Hollow dock since the 1990s, told The Storm Lake Times observers have already noticed “small […]