Eggs, eggs, eggs at WEL-Life

Egg hunt and story time at WEL-Life Assisted Living in Alta was enjoyed by all ages, with a whopping 2,000 plastic eggs spread throughout the building. The event was sponsored by Kiwanis, WEL-Life and Alta Community Library.   

Photos from our readers

Thank you, readers, for your photo submissions. Have you taken a good photo lately? Please send to dcullen@stormlake.com. Above: A moody sunrise by Koy Wolverton. A pasque flower on the first day of spring by Lynn Graesing of Linn Grove. Below: Estrella Guillen decided to take a nap during the band concert at which her big sister Joselyn performed. Photo […]

Support UDMO at Pizza Ranch fundraiser


Maggie Reyes, left, and Sherri Nelson, right, of Upper Des Moines Opportunity are seen with Pizza Ranch manager Jennifer Peterson, center, getting ready for the fundraiser Monday, April 1, from 5-8 p.m. at Pizza Ranch.

SSS seeks parade grand marshal nominations


Storm Lake’s annual Independence Day celebration is now accepting grand marshal nominations for its 2024 Big Parade at 10:30 a.m. on July 4. The completion of a three-question nomination form will allow the committee to choose the parade leader based on volunteering experience, leadership and goals which further enhance the Storm Lake area. Nominees should have a track record of […]

From the Pulpit: Who killed Jesus?

For some, there may be an obvious answer to this question. However, there are a mix of thoughts about this and there were a number of contributors to the Easter story. Could the answer be the Romans? The Roman oppression was in control of the country of Israel during Jesus’ time. The Romans began to occupy the Holy Land in […]

BVRMC thanks donors at life saver reception

The Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation held a Life Saver Reception on March 20 to thank donors and demonstrate the life-saving equipment purchased through the Foundation’s annual Life Saver Campaign. Donors are helping to purchase a new endoscopy system for BVRMC’s Surgical Services Department. BVRMC will be the first in the region to use this advanced equipment, giving doctors an […]

Agreement reached on Sauk Rail Trail

A new agreement has been reached between Sac County Conservation Board and the Department of Natural Resources regarding the Sauk Rail Trail. The DNR will be repairing the dike portion that the trail currently sits on within Black Hawk Marsh later this summer. The current trail on the dike will be removed by Sac County after the July 4 holiday, […]

BVU’s Artemis Preeshl receives Fulbright Award to India at Central University of Tamil Nadu

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Artemis Preeshl of Buena Vista University has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award. Artemis Preeshl will complete a project at Central University of Tamil Nadu in India that aims to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions and communities both in the U.S. […]

Car care: Driving success

Iowa Central's Automotive Technology Program puts skills and community first

Iowa Central Community College’s Automotive Technology Program in Storm Lake goes beyond simply turning wrenches; it focuses on skill-building and fostering community connections. In these Iowa Central classes, students do so much more than just study how to fix cars… they dive in and get their hands dirty, focusing on real-life training to tackle all kinds of automotive issues from […]

Women leaders in Storm Lake: Keri Navratil

“You’re there to help citizens, because everything that we do in the city directly affects everybody who lives here”

Public service is Keri Navratil’s calling. She got there in a roundabout way. She’s been city manager for just under nine years in Storm Lake. Before that, she was Algona’s city manager. She’s worn several different hats: a job recruiter and human resources director at a Fortune 500 company’s warehouse, a medical records clerk at a hospital and officer personnel […]