Dennis Lindgren uses a hoof trimmer on a mare at the Dave and Norma

Williams farm east of Storm Lake. Times photos by Dolores Cullen

When the horse gets spooky he whispers ‘Whoa’ BY DOLORES CULLEN Dennis Lindgren stood in the driveway of the Dave and Norma Williams farm on a beautiful Friday afternoon trimming horse’s hooves. It was nearly poetic. Like, “Under the spreading chestnut tree the village...
  Feathered friends of all stripes are out on the waterways. Photographer Kathy Peck of Storm Lake supplied the titles along with the photos.  “Keep your ducks in a row” and “Odd couple.”

Dick Gilmore at the site of the cemetery in Oct. 2017. Gilmore and

Jack Hansen were instrumental in getting the cement donated for

the base and the fence put in around the pieces of gravestones.

Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Visit county’s oldest cemetery this Sunday BY DOLORES CULLEN The public is invited to visit Buena Vista’s oldest cemetery – at least the oldest known – Sunday,  April 28. Chances are you’ve never seen it because it’s so remote and so small. It’s...

Come to “Spamalot” April 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
are $7 for adults; students and senior citizens $5.

Monty Python’s Spamalot is coming up at BVU and you’re not seeing things, that’s a 12-foot-tall rabbit (including ears) approaching Schaller Memorial Chapel. Although it looks like it’s made of shake shingles, those are slabs of cardboard. The “Trojan bunny” can...

Dennis Lindgren uses a hoof trimmer on a mare at the Dave and Norma

Williams farm east of Storm Lake. Times photos by Dolores Cullen

Dick Gilmore at the site of the cemetery in Oct. 2017. Gilmore and

Jack Hansen were instrumental in getting the cement donated for

the base and the fence put in around the pieces of gravestones.

Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Come to “Spamalot” April 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
are $7 for adults; students and senior citizens $5.

Local News

Cole must fill principal, vice-principal jobs at SLHS Riding herd over construction projects BY TOM CULLEN The Storm Lake School Board approved the promotion of Assistant High School Principal Jeff Tollefson to the district’s chief operating officer, his second promotion in six years. In...
BY TOM CULLEN For months, nearly every member of the Iowa Legislature has clamored publicly for the extension of the SAVE sales tax.  Rep. Dan Huseman, R-Aurelia, Rep. Gary Worthan, R-Storm Lake, and Sen. Mark Segebart, R-Vail, have all supported it publicly this session. And it passed the...

Sports

Storm Lake’s Tyler Moon and Matt Lenzmeier, Sioux Central’s

Dawson Hatch and Alta-Aurelia’s Trey Engelmann (second from

right) run in the 3,200 meters during last Thursday’s Pocahontas

Area Relays. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Wednesday, 24/04/19
Warriors hold off Sioux Central, Newell-Fonda Michael Kueny, Teagan Meyer, Michael Ryherd and Nick Gaes each placed first in an individual event and four relays were victorious as Alta-Aurelia captured the team title in Class B at the Pocahontas Area Relays last Thursday. The Warriors...

Storm Lake native Nate Bjorkgren (left) and Carroll native Nick Nurse

are leading the charge for the Toronto Raptors. Photo by Brandon Hurley

Wednesday, 24/04/19
Bjorkgren makes up second half of Iowa’s coaching duo in Toronto By BRANDON HURLEY b.hurley@carrollspaper.com The Toronto Raptors needed a boost while the brisk Canadian winter bore down on the outside walls of Scotiabank Arena. The world-class athletes towering over their...
Wednesday, 24/04/19
Sami Lalone and Emma Kenkel each won an individual event to help Storm Lake to a sixth-place finish in the Estherville Invitational last Thursday. Spencer won the meet with 165 points. Storm Lake scored 61. Sioux Central was seventh with 19 points. In the field events, Storm Lake’...

Family & Friends

Rodney Walter

Wednesday, 24/04/19
MY FAVORITE RECIPES BY MARY CULLEN “I’m really enjoying my new job,” commented Rodney Walters, the new food and beverage manager at Regatta. He’s currently been helping with the Regatta staff training and restaurant remodeling. Rodney is a...

Kirk Langner

Wednesday, 24/04/19
Kirk Langner, native of Schaller, will be the featured speaker at the Buena Vista County Historical Society’s annual meeting at the museum, on Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m., following the museum annual report at 1:30 p.m. The title of his talk is: “Talking...

Opinions

EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN The Storm Lake School Board has tentatively settled on a plan to run up the flagpole with voters on meeting space needs: the same early childhood $30 million concept that failed to garner 60% voter approval last December, but stretched out and phased in to keep the tax...
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK BY ART CULLEN The Mueller report landed with a ho-hum as the good people of Storm Lake, Iowa, prepared for the reenactment of the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday evening at the Methodist church. That drama was much more on the minds of men who would dress up in robes and...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR This letter is in response to State Representative Gary Worthan. The Iowa House is considering legislation that would place new limits on cities and counties in Iowa.  The state regulates the percentage that cities and counties can collect in property taxes. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR My sister lives in the Cleveland area and she sent me your article in The Plain Dealer. I had to write and tell you how much I appreciate your thoughtful and insightful article. It was beautiful. I grew up in Deerfield Beach, Fla., when it was still a farm town in the west...

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