2024-01-24

Bumsteads enjoy small town life in The City Beautiful

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“We really like small towns,” Buena Vista University English professor Dr. Andrew Bumstead commented. “I grew up and lived in Enumclaw, Wash. where I met my wife Bonnie. We were best friends since we were 14. Now we enjoy living in Storm Lake and have the university close by.”  Andrew Bumstead, his wife Bonnie and their family moved to Storm […]

Get ready for Alison’s Kitchen


It takes imagination to turn a nursing home into a restaurant, but that’s exactly what Alison Carlsen of Albert City is doing. She was the most recent renter at The Station restaurant uptown, but realized she could get a very good deal on rent and more space at the former Pleasant View nursing home, which closed permanently last February. The […]

St. Mary’s homecoming: celebrating the Panther way!

St. Mary’s homecoming coronation ceremony was held Sunday evening. Included during the festive were several events followed by rollicking lip syncs.  Some of the homecoming fun included a lip sync battle in which the seniors took first place, sophomores second; door decorating; and locker decorating. 

Council meeting at King’s Pointe Jan. 29 for discussion on waterpark fees, passes


The Storm Lake City Council will meet Jan. 29 for a work session discussion on King’s Pointe outdoor waterpark fees, passes and admission policies. The meeting will be held at King’s Pointe Resort, starting at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, with an opportunity for public comment provided. The session is a departure from traditional council meetings, […]

A-A jazz band attends Triton Jazz Festival

Alta-Aurelia’s jazz band participated in the 11th annual Triton Jazz Festival Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 10 and 11 at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn and Suites in Fort Dodge. More than 300 high school musicians from 20 class 1A, 2A and 3A showcased their talents for a panel of judges and clinicians. The A-A students are under the direction […]

BVRMC Foundation and Buena Vista County Community Foundation help children breathe easier

A pediatric ventilator was purchased for Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s respiratory therapy department. This was made possible through the Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation’s Cares for Kids fund and a $5,000 grant from the Buena Vista County Community Foundation. This new device will help better serve pediatric patients who experience difficulty breathing. A child in need of this equipment […]

Marina meeting Thursday

Attend the Buena Vista County Marina Property Subcommittee public meeting Thursday, Jan. 25, at Lake Avenue Lounge in Storm Lake. Hear what the subcommittee has been tasked with, hear potential use options and help the group gauge third-party vendor interest.

Local blood donors needed

As we wrap up the first month of the new year, LifeServe Blood Center is urging community members to roll up a sleeve and give blood donation a try. Donor retention is a big struggle we face at LifeServe. Many of our donors only donate 1-2 times per year, but if they all committed to giving one more blood donation […]

Site preparation work planned for new water tower location

Starting on Monday, Jan. 29, the alley will be closed between Mae and Russell Streets in Storm Lake from E. Third Street to the lot at 228 Mae where a future water tower construction project is planned. This closing will allow a contractor to demolish a home and garage and grade the soil on the 228 Mae site that the […]

Teacher salary enhancement chosen for 2024 St. Mary’s Ball Fund-A-Cause

Endowment will sustain growth, support to teachers for years to come

St. Mary’s Ball and Auction chairs Josh and Kelli Berg, and co-chairs David and Melissa Iehl, in collaboration with St. Mary’s School, proudly unveil the Fund-A-Cause initiative for the 2024 Ball and Auction, scheduled for March 9 at the Forum at Buena Vista University. St. Mary’s Catholic School is embarking on a mission to raise funds for the Teacher Salary […]