2023-11-24

Tuesday Snapshot

Alta-Aurelia’s Nora Peterson attempts a shot while guarded by South O’Brien’s Lindsey Einck in Tuesday’s game.

Murra inducted into Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame

A volleyball coaching legend, not only in northwest Iowa but the entire state, was inducted into the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Volleyball Coaches and Officials Hall of Fame for 2023.  The ceremony took place during Senior All-Star weekend in Johnston on Nov. 11. Marilyn Murra coached for 46 years. During her career, she compiled a 930-412-43 record. She spent all […]

SL girls rout SCC

Three players scored in double figures and Storm Lake used a great start to defeat South Central Calhoun 76-45 in a nonconference game on Tuesday Adeeya Yanga scored 14 points in the first quarter as Storm Lake built a 21-11 lead after one period.  Moments later, a 3-pointer by Maddy Raveling made it a 31-11 game. The Tornadoes held a […]

Balanced scoring not enough for BVU women in loss

Buena Vista had four starters score in double figures, but it wasn’t enough as the Beavers came up on the short end of a 79-68 loss to Grinnell College on Tuesday at BVU.  McKenna Cone led the way for the Beavers with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Danika Demers followed with 13 points, four assists and three steals while Maddie […]

Sioux Central girls begin slate with pair of lopsided wins

Sioux Central had a huge start to its season on Monday.  The Rebels used a 25-5 spurt in the first quarter to take control early and they were never threatened in beating Manson Northwest Webster 70-40 at Manson. Sioux Central extended its lead to 40-16 by halftime. It was 57-30 after three periods.  Bradi Krager scored 27 points to lead […]

Letter to the editor: More money for research


The delayed federal farm bill should include increased public funding for cultivated-meat research. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, cultivated meat is grown from livestock cells, without slaughter. It has the potential to dramatically reduce the suffering we inflict on animals, as well as our greenhouse-gas emissions and pandemic risk. The Department of Agriculture has provided billions of […]

Thankful for the Fourth of July


Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. You get together with family and friends, share a good meal and watch football games on TV. As long as you don’t discuss politics, everything works out great. The only drawback is the weather. You never know if Mother Nature will cooperate. Generally she does, like this year. Except it is cold. Too […]

Police & Courts: 7 days in jail for boyfriend assault

An Aurelia woman was sentenced to seven days in jail for striking her boyfriend on the neck with a plastic water bottle. Associate Buena Vista County District Court Judge Andy Smith sentenced Briana Mallison, 28, to the jail term in an order Nov. 16. Mallison agreed to serve the sentence, according to court records. She pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor […]

Kindness is medicine that helps all of us


This is my favorite time of the year. There is no late-night bombardment from infernal fireworks like there is with the Fourth of July. There is not the pressure of Christmas to choose just the right gift. With Thanksgiving, it is about enjoying the company of family and friends — and deciding whether to scoop up pumpkin pie, apple or […]

Former combat pilot drops into GOP presidential race

‘A lot of folks have been sitting on the sidelines praying and hoping some dynamic in this race would change’

Republican candidate David Stuckenberg said he is taking on Goliath in his race for president. Stuckenberg recently announced his run for president at the start of November, with a little over two months from the Republican caucuses in Iowa. “Some say, ‘well, Dave, it’s late’ We have a year until the election,” Stuckenberg said. “It’s never too late to do […]