Brea Baumhover and Ava McCarthy were crowned Buena Vista County Fair Queen and Little Miss respectively Wednesday evening. Times photo by Dolores Cullen  
White man may be an early settler By Jared Strong Carroll Times Herald A Glidden man and his children discovered a human skull Monday afternoon in southern Sac County as they waded through the North Raccoon River. “It freaked us out,” said Rod Eighmy, 57. “We were just doing a...
750-seat center to be ready for Aug. 21 open house by Dolores Cullen With seats and lighting in place, Storm Lake High School’s auditorium is scheduled to be ready in time for the Aug. 21 open house. A year ago when we first photographed the interior of the 750-seat it looked like a giant...
There was free popcorn for all at the annual Schaller Pop Corn Days Friday and Saturday. Working the booth during the parade were, in front, Chayse Hansen, and in back: Matt Naberhaus, Colin Cuthrell, Will Hurd and Lisa Hurd. Times photo by Dolores Cullen  

Local News

Up to a half-ton of Iowa Gold lost per acre in BV from Sunday’s rain alone by Tom Cullen Soil erosion costs northwest Iowa farmers over $7 million in lost productivity per year, according to an analysis conducted by Iowa State Agronomist Rick Cruse. As Storm Lake had two inches of rain...
Brea Baumhover and Ava McCarthy were crowned Buena Vista County Fair Queen and Little Miss respectively Wednesday evening. Times photo by Dolores Cullen  

Sports

Friday, 22/07/16
Two from each school chosen to first team Alta-Aurelia, Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon and Newell-Fonda all had two players selected to the Twin Lakes Conference first team for baseball, it was released. Alta-Aurelia’s Bryce Radke and Jordan Wendel were selected as a pitcher and...
Friday, 22/07/16
Hoops on second team as utility player Storm Lake had one member of its baseball team selected to the all-Lakes Conference team as sophomore Brayden Hoops was chosen as a utility player on the second team, it was released. The first team included pitchers Trenton Hilbrands of LeMars,...
Friday, 22/07/16
Scott Whitmore and his daughter, Kelsi (center), were on vacation visiting Scott’s father, Wayne Whitmore. Scott is an alumni of Aurelia. Kelsie is a young lady that is making history as she is one of two female players that has signed with a pro baseball team — the Sonoma...

Family & Friends

Spectators were instructed to plug one ear and open their mouths when
the cannon went off. In front are Barry Bergman of Arthur and Keith
Mentzer of Early. Six of the 32-member group were able to come.
No projectile was shot, but when they practice,the solid balls fly
over two miles and bounce another half mile.
Friday, 22/07/16
Cannon balls fly over two miles By DOLORES CULLEN Attendance was light at the Buena Vista County Fair parade Sunday afternoon because of the deluge that soaked the fairgrounds Saturday night. Many of the entrants weren’t able to come. Those who came –...
Friday, 22/07/16
Landon Rehnstrom Kyle and Mallory Rehnstrom of Spencer are proud to announce the birth of their son, Landon Steven Rehnstrom. Landon was born May 25 weighing five pounds, nine ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Jay and Bucky Rehnstrom of Sioux...

Opinions

By ART CULLEN This is the eighth time we have called for Anybody But Steve King for Congress. We would endorse Albert the Bull from Audubon if we thought he had a chance. Since Albert cannot speak, he might be just the bull for the job. But there is a human alternative in the person of Kim Weaver...
Stray Thoughts By RANDY EVANS Americans always seem to want simple solutions, no matter the problem. But if we are honest with ourselves, the challenges our nation faces are far too complex for simple fixes. And all too often, when solutions prove to be elusive our response is not just to...
By CHRIS VRBA Pocahontas Record-Democrat  Last week I saw a group of landowners place a big bet on how they think farming’s going to change in the not-too-distant future - and it was great to see. I was a fly on the wall in the assembly room at the courthouse Tuesday afternoon as a...
By ART CULLEN Maybe you don’t like his burritos. Maybe you don’t like him. But anyone who has tried to scrape a buck out of nothing around here has to feel for Francisco Aldaba of Storm Lake, who is trying to support his wife and three children by occasionally parking his food cart in...

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