Tornado Homecoming


Meet Lily Gust, Times Pilot’s new circulation director

Our new receptionist/circulation director at the Storm Lake Times Pilot is Lily Gust from Cedar Rapids. Lily, an ISU May graduate in psychology, is also attending grad school online through BVU to earn her masters in clinical mental health counseling. “I like that I’m the first person that people see when they come here,” Lily commented. “I get to be […]

Balloon Bash and Cake Dig

Paxtons Jewelry has once again teamed up with BVRMC’s P.I.N.K. for its annual balloon bash and cake dig fundraiser. Every $15 donation gets a chance to bash a balloon and win a gemstone. Each balloon is a winner, with chances to win gemstones like pink morganite, blue topaz, peridot and many more. Winners of  pearl gemstones will be contestants in […]

Danuta Hutchins painting to benefit Maui

A watercolor painting of koi fish by Storm Laker Danuta Hutchins has been accepted by Gallery Ekola’s “Artists for Lahaina” auction and is now open for bidding. All sale proceeds go to the victims of the Maui fire.  Danuta will ship her work free within the U.S. to the buyer. Please submit your bid to artistsforlahaina@gmail.com.  “This is one of […]

BVRMC donors helping in eye emergencies

The Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation recently purchased equipment for Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s ER Department to help doctors easily measure patients’ eye pressure. The iCare IC200 Tonometer is a tool that allows doctors to measure a patients’ intraocular pressure (IOP), or the fluid pressure of the eye. The tonometer is commonly used on patients who experience trauma to […]

Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Series comes to public library

Storm Lake Public Library is launching a new program: Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness with Kayla Reetz. Three sessions are planned: Sept. 30, Oct. 21 and Nov. 4, 10:30-11:45 a.m. each day. Each of the events will include some low-impact exercise, a storybook reading and a positive message for the young participants. The series is appropriate for ages 4-11. The theme […]

Adoption advocate group sponsoring fundraiser in Newell

Beauty Amidst the Ashes’ Fall Banquet Dinner & Dessert Auction takes place Saturday, Sept. 23 from 5-7 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Newell. The organization Beauty Amidst the Ashes exists to share the gospel of Jesus Christ by advocating adoption. Bring your family for a fun evening fundraiser for Beauty Amidst The Ashes. Dinner will be served at 5:15 […]

Storm Lake gets sucked dry so the world gets cheap meat

If President Joe Biden wonders why his approval numbers stink, he should take a look at Storm Lake. For the second time in two years, the city’s application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to rescue our failing water system was rejected. That means Storm Lakers are likely to pay a disproportionate share of more then $80 million in improvements […]

Police and courts: Arrested for hurling a baby scale

A Storm Lake woman was arrested last Thursday for slapping another woman in the face and hurling a baby scale at her. Stephanie Struthers, 55, was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail Sept. 15 on a charge of assault with intent to inflict serious injury, a misdemeanor. Struthers allegedly hurled a baby scale at another woman and slapped the […]

Letters to the editor: Response to solving Iowa’s doctor shortage

With great interest, I read (and have since re-read several times) the letter to the editor printed in the Sept. 13 issue of the Times Pilot from Mr. Jim Walters, Iowa City, stating his opinions on how to solve the physician shortage in Iowa. It seems to me that Mr. Walters is focusing less on ideas as to the recruitment […]