Nicolas Bandomo, 30, of Albert City, pictured

with his three children. 

Albert City man shot to death in Spencer during ‘home invasion’ BY TOM CULLEN and DOLORES CULLEN Law enforcement officials in Clay County have declined to pursue charges against Nicolas Bandomo’s killer. The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, the Spencer Police...

Wayne and Shari Raveling with the custom made buffet, built by Wayne

and painted by Sticks artists. On the front is a picture of their farm.

Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Newell farm couple makes woodwork for Sticks high-end painted furniture BY DOLORES CULLEN Have you seen the furniture and artwork by the Iowa company Sticks? Colorful painted scenery floats across whimsical chests, bookshelves, mirrors, lamps, even beds and grandfather clocks. You’ll find...
How do you occupy 40 kids at once? At Storm Lake Elementary, P.E. classes become thoroughly engrossed in scooter hockey. Students erupt with cheers when the ball is batted into a team’s rather broad goal – one wall of the gym. TIMES photo by DOLORES CULLEN

This mother goat is a favorite at Santa’s Castle.

Photos with Santa bring in Des Moines people Santa’s Castle wrapped up a good year with 8,000 visitors from all 50 states. Santa Claus gave away 3,500 books to children. Kids wrote 850 letters to Santa and all of them received personal replies from the Castle. The youngest visitor was a...

Nicolas Bandomo, 30, of Albert City, pictured

with his three children. 

Wayne and Shari Raveling with the custom made buffet, built by Wayne

and painted by Sticks artists. On the front is a picture of their farm.

Times photo by Dolores Cullen

This mother goat is a favorite at Santa’s Castle.

Local News

Board believes date best for bid on $31M Early Childhood Center BY TOM CULLEN Storm Lake School District patrtons are expected to vote Dec. 4 on a bond to finance a $31.1 million Early Childhood Center that’s slated to open in 2020. Superintendent Carl Turner told the school board its...
High school parking lot biggest item The Storm Lake School Board on Wednesday approved $322,200 in capital projects for the summer. Included in the projects was a $192,000 resurfacing of the high school parking lot, security cameras worth $30,000, replacement of the front steps in the central...

Sports

Storm Lake’s Waylon Stark swims the 100 meter butterfly during

Tuesday’s home meet against Spencer at the BVU Pool. Stark

won the event in a time of 1 minute, 9.34 seconds. TIMES photo

by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 19/01/18
Cole Keenan won the 200 meter freestyle to highlight Storm Lake’s performance in its only home meet of the season as the Tornadoes were defeated by Spencer 72-20 on Tuesday at the BVU Pool. Keenan swam a time of 2 minutes, 5.69 seconds to win the 200 freestyle. Nathan Stark took...
Friday, 19/01/18
Just one day after having one of its worst practices of the season, Storm Lake played its best game of the year. The Tornadoes responded after a lackadaisical practice on Monday with a resounding effort on Tuesday, scoring 46 first-half points en route to a 76-63 win over Carroll in a...

St. Mary’s Chakouthchok

Malou controls a rebound

away from Newell-Fonda’s

Jake Davis during their

game on Tuesday at Newell.

TIMES photo by JAMIE

KNAPP

Friday, 19/01/18
Bryce Coppock poured in 24 points, including 13 in the decisive fourth quarter to help Newell-Fonda pull away and beat Storm Lake St. Mary’s 66-53 in a Twin Lakes Conference game on Tuesday night at Newell. Newell-Fonda, now 9-5 overall, scored the first eight points of the game,...

Family & Friends

The Sioux Rapids CHICS are, in front: Martha Castro. Back row, L-R:
DeAnn Porter, Ginny Smith, Jo Edwardson, Sharon Lode, Gloria Brown
and Myrna Wernimont.
Friday, 19/01/18
Alta has its City Cinderellas. Sioux Rapids has its CHICS. Small towns depend on volunteers to make things happen. The CHICS, or Cooperative Hands In Community Service has been active in Sioux Rapids for many years. Only about 20 years ago they changed their name from...
Friday, 19/01/18
Congratulations to Jan Lang, for her winning caption for this strange photo we took in Lakeside near the dam. Jan writes: “Plizza follow the speed limit!” And for her efforts, she wins... a frozen pizza. There were lots of good entries. “Fast”...

Opinions

EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN We congratulate Paul Allen on his announcement that he will run for Buena Vista County Attorney to succeed his boss, Dave Patton. Allen comes well-prepared to the job, having handled a heavy load of criminal cases, many of which are complicated and important. We...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS One of Iowa’s talented historians delivered an important lesson last week. But instead of standing in front of a school classroom, he was in the chamber of the Iowa House of Representatives. The teacher was Mark Cady. The subject of his lesson was a proud...
Jeff Bezos expects you to pay for the privilege of letting Amazon employees enter your home when you’re not there. BY JIM HIGHTOWER Would you give your house key to a complete stranger, letting that person (whose name you don’t even know) walk right into your home when you’re...
As I understand it the most pressing problem facing our State Government right now is that Iowa doesn’t have enough money to pay its bills. What is breathtaking, however, is that the Republican solution to our insolvency is to further reduce the amount of money the State has available to...

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