Groups petition for clean air enforcement for livestock confinements

More than 20 environmental and animal-welfare groups in several states petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to end a 16-year-old moratorium on its enforcement of federal air pollution laws for livestock confinements. At issue is a 2005 agreement between the agency and thousands of confinement owners and operators in 42 states that temporarily halted enforcement of Clean Air […]

Chase hits 90 mph, ending at West Lake Estates

A vehicular pursuit police initiated at the intersection of Ontario Street and West Milwaukee Avenue ended at West Lake Estates on Saturday morning with the arrest of a Storm Lake man on a litany of traffic charges. An officer tried to stop a 1998 Acura Integra at 1:03 a.m. because of a speeding violation, but the car sped off, leading […]

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are available

BV Public Health has Moderna, J&J in stock
Pfizer also offered at pharmacies

Area public health authorities have stocked thousands of COVID-19 shots in anticipation of federal authorities approving the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines as boosters. Public Health Administrator Julie Sather told The Storm Lake Times the agency’s supplies of both vaccine brands are sufficient for those who are eligible for a booster shot. She said on Thursday morning the agency […]

Editorial: First, China must eat

The world watches with anxiety as China conducts military maneuvers around and over Taiwan. At the same time that fighter jets were flying over the island, mainland China bought 1.9 million tons of US soybeans and 1.3 million tons of US corn. The communist government’s long priority is feeding its people. It cannot get that job done without the United […]

Letters to the Editor

What AMU has accomplished On Nov. 2, the people of Alta will be asked to vote to consider dissolving Alta Municipal Utilities and hire a city manager. This is what AMU has accomplished since 2012 and what AMU plans to accomplish over the next five years: Hired and maintained an effective work force to complete needed work and respond to […]

Rob Sand issues a salvo at the governor

Rob Sand is asserting his authority as state auditor more boldly as crunch time nears on a decision to run for governor. Sand, a Democrat, last week claimed that Medicaid recipients were being denied care since Gov. Terry Branstad turned management of the program to private insurance companies. Gov. Kim Reynolds has stood fast with privatization. The auditor’s office documented […]

Editorial: Much better maps

Iowa legislators gathering in Des Moines on Thursday should approve a second set of political redistricting maps drawn by the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency. We didn’t like the first maps, which put Buena Vista County into a strange House district that would run to the Missouri River. The majority Republicans didn’t like it, either, in part because Democratic Story County […]

Sioux Central’s Wilson, Alta-Aurelia’s Sonksen qualify for boys meet

Two area runners qualified for state and another just missed to highlight the area contingent of runners in a Class 1A state qualifying meet last Thursday at Holstein. Sioux Central’s Isaiah Wilson and Alta-Aurelia’s Braden Sonksen both finished in the top 10 to qualify for state. Wilson placed seventh with a time of 18 minutes, 1.7 second and Sonksen took […]

A-A’s Peterson, SC’s Bloom, RV’s Vohs all qualify in girls

Nora Peterson continues to take her first varsity season of cross country by storm. The Alta-Aurelia freshman dominated the field at a Class 1A state qualifying meet by finishing first overall last Thursday to advance to the state meet. Peterson finished the course with a time of 19 minutes, 46 seconds. She was 34 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. […]

Newell-Fonda manhandles Janesville in 8-player, 63-8

The more you control the line of scrimmage, the greater your chances are of success. Newell-Fonda manhandled Janesville up front on both sides of the ball, and the success rate proved to be staggering as the Mustangs beat the Wildcats 63-8 in the first round of the 8-player playoffs last Friday at Janesville. No. 10 Newell-Fonda, now 8-1, will make […]