Each year when I photograph The Bridge, I try to represent the beauty of our colorful community. Sometimes I take pics of hands holding coffee beans, or fingers with paint or chalk, feet or shoes, arms with bracelets. This time I wanted to represent the diversity that has been so beautiful to...
Nate Palmer of Sioux Rapids played the part of a trucker seriously injured Wednesday evening during a simulated disaster exercise held in Sioux Rapids. Responders from the following agencies worked together to deal with an anhydrous tanker that ran into a crowd of people and was leaking: Sioux...
Detective Randy Weflen represented the Storm Lake Police Department at National Night Out, sharing information here in the garage of Dean and Josie Ellingson on Irving St. The decrease in serious crime in Storm Lake continues, he told the group, and shared statistics for the first six months of...

Among the music acts at Albert City is

South 71, consisting of Barb Johnson

from Storm Lake, Mel Kimblad from

Sioux Rapids and Maury Muhm from

Spirit Lake.

Ford tractors, cars and trucks will be the main attraction at Albert City Threshermen & Collectors Show Aug. 10-12 on the grounds west of Albert City. The Army of the Southwest Civil War Encampment will be on the grounds and demonstrations of threshing, baling, discing, corn shelling and broom...

Among the music acts at Albert City is

South 71, consisting of Barb Johnson

from Storm Lake, Mel Kimblad from

Sioux Rapids and Maury Muhm from

Spirit Lake.

Local News

Democrat takes late dive in with Arends, Snyder Learning at his mother’s hand, knocking on every door BY TOM CULLEN Sioux Rapids Democrat Steve O’Bannon has entered what’s now a three-way race for the county’s second supervisor seat. The Buena Vista County Democratic...
In just a year, Kahl sees signs in up to 50 trees City explores programs to seed new  plantings of different species BY TOM CULLEN A Storm Lake arborist believes Emerald Ash Borer might have spread to every ash tree in Alta and will arrive in Storm Lake within the next two years if it hasn...

Sports

Friday, 10/08/18
The prep volleyball season began on Monday for Storm Lake and area teams. Top: Freshman players practice their serving. Above left: Holly Dierenfield hits a serve over the net. Above right: Kylee Lange gets ready to hit a serve. The Tornadoes host Fort Dodge St. Edmond in their opener...
Friday, 10/08/18
Earlier this summer, Alta-Aurelia captured the Twin Lakes Conference baseball title. The Warriors can add the conference’s sportsmanship award to their list of accomplishments. Alta-Aurelia received a 1.048 average sportsmanship rating to win the award for baseball. They had a 1.03...
Friday, 10/08/18
Black Hawk Lake: Water temperatures are around 80 degrees. Water levels are three inches over the crest of the spillway. Bluegill is slow. Try Town Bay, Ice House Point and the North Shore. Use a small hair or tube jig with a small piece of crawler fished under a bobber in 5-6 feet of...

Family & Friends

Friday, 10/08/18
The St. Mary’s Raffle Quilt is finished! You can buy chances for $1 each for this homemade, hand quilted queen size masterpiece. The one-of-a-kind pattern is being called Irish Mountain Chain. The interior section is the Irish Chain design, pieced by Pat Baker...
Friday, 10/08/18
Demonstrations from yesteryear were interesting to visitors who attended the Allee Mansion’s open house last Saturday. Here Sonya Wessling of Newell makes bobbin lace with a method that goes back generations in Europe. Looking on are Bob and Carlene Hunter....

Opinions

EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Sen. Chuck Grassley is either deluding himself or he was trying to delude Iowans when he showed up in Audubon and tried to straddle Trump and trade. “We have the ear of the President because I’ve been involved in three group meetings with him — mostly...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS There was snow and ice on the ground in Burlington on the morning of Jan. 6, 2015. About 10:30 a.m., police were summoned to 104 S. Garfield Ave., where Autumn and Gabriel Steele were arguing outside their house. Less than a minute after Officer Jesse Hill arrived...
Energy efficiency creates more jobs than fossil fuels — and at a faster rate and lower cost. BY BASAV SEN We’ve all heard claims that fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas are major job creators. President Trump says so all the time. But it turns out that developing and installing...
EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN The death penalty made a bid for life near the end of the last session in the Iowa Legislature. It cleared a Senate subcommittee but was not added to the debate calendar by leadership because of troubles in the House. Capital punishment makes a bid every year, at least...

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