Storm Lake United

Lalone remembered at SLU awards night

Storm Lake United hosted its annual awards night Tuesday at King’s Point, attracting over 100 local businesspeople. Former SLU Executive Director Gary Lalone, who passed away last August, was recognized at the event. Longtime friends Al Bowles and Gene Lyster shared their remembrances. “He’s the best salesman for Storm Lake of anybody I’ve ever seen,” recalled Bowles. “This is the […]

Storm Lake United welcomes Breanna Horsey

Breanna Horsey is the new executive director of Storm Lake United. “I was the urban conservationist for IDALS (Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship) and worked at BVU for 4-5 years before starting here,” she mentioned. “My job here involves promoting all the businesses within the community and helping them be successful through advertising, support services and promotions,” Breanna […]

Extension to host senior fraud prevention program

Protecting savings and assets becomes increasingly important as people age, and unfortunately, older adults can be attractive targets for fraudsters. To help protect local citizens from fraud, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach along with Storm Lake United will host “Stay Independent: Spot, Stop and Avoid Fraud,” on Friday, March 25 with two sessions being from 10 to 11 a.m. […]

SLU hosting ‘What’s not to love about a Valentine’s Day giveaway’ promotion

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, your favorite Storm Lake businesses want you to know they appreciate you and the support you provide our community by shopping local. Thank you for your holiday shopping and we hope you consider us this Valentine’s Day as you treat that someone special in your life to show them they are appreciated too. […]

Breanna Horsey named Storm Lake United director

Storm Lake United named Breanna Horsey of Storm Lake as its executive director. Horsey, an urban conservationist for the Iowa Department of Agriculture, was named to the position because of her “years in outreach and marketing,” according to a statement the agency issued on Tuesday. Horsey will begin Jan. 3, 2022. She succeeds Lee Dutfield, whose tenure ended after 19 […]

Storm Lake United welcomes Gelder Pineda

Gelder Pineda of Storm Lake began his new position as bookkeeper at Storm Lake United the end of October. A 2016 Storm Lake High School graduate, Gelder studied accounting at Iowa Central Community College. He also worked at Walgreens and UPS. “I do love my job and the people I work with,” he commented. Gelder’s parents are Pastor Mario Pineda […]

Swami knows all

Lake Avenue Lounge was packed last Saturday for the crazy ventriloquist/comedian Marc Rubben. By all accounts, his characters are weird, including Swami, who attempted to tell the fortune of Chelsea Cunningham of Galva. Swami asked for her ring, to aid in his predictions. Then when she removed it from his lap, he had some choice comments. The event was sponsored […]


Bring your littles to Lake Avenue Saturday morning

Ghastly Greetings, one and all! Storm Lake United presents Chills and Thrills on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon. Disembark on our spooky shores and make your way downtown for fun, frights, games and delights. Trick-or-treating will take place downtown in select store locations. Buena Vista University’s student organizations will be creepin’ it real with activities and games […]

Private investigator finds diamond ring

Keisha Mammen was ‘determined’

The Cake Dig is a centerpiece of Storm Lake United’s Sassy Saturdays, and the person who came out on top is Keisha Mammen of Aurelia. “It’s absolutely beautiful!” she exclaimed of her new $899 rose gold and diamond ring after wiping cake crumbs off herself last Saturday. Keisha qualified for the cake dig along with nine other winners of pink […]

Storm Lake United launches updated website

Storm Lake United is pleased to announce the launch of a retooled website to the community, business owners and visitors. The new site launched this summer added better functionality and a more engaging user experience. “The previous version of Storm Lake United’s website was outdated, and the user experience was challenging” says Lee Dutfield, executive director of Storm Lake United. […]