Dennis Williams: Iowa Firefighter of the Year

Dennis Williams of the Sioux Rapids Fire Department said, “it wasn’t what I was thinking about or even dreaming about” when he was awarded Firefighter of the Year by the Iowa Firefighters Association Wednesday evening.  Chuck Raska, president of the IFA, presented a plaque to Williams at the Sioux Rapids fire station preceding the department’s business meeting. “The award goes […]

State imposes fine after veteran suffocates at Fonda nursing home

A Fonda nursing home has been fined $6,500 for failing to suction the airway of a U.S. Army veteran who suffocated while employees of the home stood by. According to public records, Marvin “Pete” Jacobs, 87, died Feb. 19 while sitting in his room at the Fonda Specialty Care facility in Pocahontas County. Jacobs had undergone a tracheostomy, and because […]

New guests on Storm Lake

A reader called the Storm Lake Times Pilot office on March 31 to report that swans appeared to be huddled together at the far west edge of Little Storm Lake. Upon further examination through the fog, it was discovered that it was actually a pod of pelicans. The large birds were the latest to make a stop in Storm Lake […]