35 barns cleared to be populated By Tom Cullen Northwest Iowa turkey farms infected with avian influenza are expected to be up by late August, according to Iowa Department of Agriculture Communications Director Dustin Vande Hoef. IDALS reported that disposal is complete at a pullet barn in Clay...
Sergeant Rob Danielson radios information from the crash site north of Newell at the intersection of 580th St. and 200th Ave. Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m. “Thank God I’m alive,” said the driver of the car, Sandy Schoon of Pocahontas, when the car came to a stop after...
The City of Storm Lake’s Downtown Revitalization Project hit the street Wednesday as workers began tuckpointing the elegant facade of the former Pantry building. “It really needs it,” said Cliff Tharp of Roster Tuckpointing of Ottumwa, of the crumbling mortar between stone blocks...
Carli Grau of Newell was crowned Buena Vista County Fair Queen and McKenna Ricketts of Alta Little Miss at coronation ceremonies held Wednesday night at the fairgrounds. Times photos by DOLORES CULLEN

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35 barns cleared to be populated By Tom Cullen Northwest Iowa turkey farms infected with avian influenza are expected to be up by late August, according to Iowa Department of Agriculture Communications Director Dustin Vande Hoef. IDALS reported that disposal is complete at a pullet barn in Clay...
Sergeant Rob Danielson radios information from the crash site north of Newell at the intersection of 580th St. and 200th Ave. Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m. “Thank God I’m alive,” said the driver of the car, Sandy Schoon of Pocahontas, when the car came to a stop after...

Sports

Newell-Fonda played a pair of games in the consolation round of the state softball

tournament on Wednesday in Fort Dodge. The Mustangs began the day with a 5-4

win over Don Bosco before being defeated by Lynnville-Sully 12-3 in the fifth-place

game. Above: Newell-Fonda’s Emma Stewart slides into third base as Don Bosco’s

Abbie Frost catches the throw.

Friday, 24/07/15
Mustangs fall 12-3 to Lynnville-Sully in fifth-place game   The number 6 had a resounding theme in Newell-Fonda’s state tournament game against Lynnville-Sully on Wednesday. The Mustangs totaled six hits. The Hawks also had six hits. But it was Newell-Fonda’s six...
Thursday, 23/07/15
Sixth winner in 6 weeks   Nick Deal became the sixth different winner in as many IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour events this season Wednesday at Buena Vista Raceway on a night when Ricky Stephan nearly accomplished the impossible. Stephan had to restart at the back of the Xtreme Motor...

Members of the Storm Lake High School trapshooting team are pictured from left

to right, front row: coach Ray Dentlinger, Kristian Kelly and Dayne Crouch. Second

row: coach John Duffy, Trey Crouch, Joy Bral and Will Hurd.

Thursday, 23/07/15
Five members of the Storm Lake High School trapshooting team competed at the Scholastic Clay Target Program national competition in Sparta, Ill. The six-day event boasts over 2,800 competitors from 28 different states. The Storm Lake team placed first in the 200 target handicap event,...

Family & Friends

Friday, 24/07/15
Alyssa Warkentin Josh, Lori and big sister Ada Warkentin of Sioux Rapids are proud to announce the birth of their daughter and little sister, Alyssa Mae Warkentin. Alyssa was born June 10 weighing eight pounds, four ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents...
Friday, 24/07/15
July 28: Happy 10th birthday to Haley Quirin. Love, Mom  and Dad.  

Opinions

If you are concerned about the proposed Bakken Oil Pipeline from an out of state oil company which would traverse Iowa and threaten our land and water, carrying 570,000 barrels of highly flammable crude oil across Iowa every day, then you are not alone. There is a growing movement of Iowans...
By JOHN CULLEN Like the rest of Storm Lake, we survived the invasion of 10,000 bicyclists and groupies who used The City Beautiful as an overnight stop for the 43rd edition of RAGBRAI. We hosted 27 of them in our yard, and when they left Monday morning you couldn’t tell anyone had been...
We almost guffawed when we read in The Des Moines Register that the Greater Des Moines Partnership would like to arrange settlement talks over the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit against Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties. Buena Vista County Attorney Dave Patton actually tried running down that...
By RANDY EVANS   The climate change debate took an unexpected turn a few weeks ago when Pope Francis weighed in with a lengthy letter, cautioning the world, “Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress the damage caused by human abuse of God’s creation...

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