Trusted Energy has built several solar projects in northwest Iowa

including this 49kW setup on the Jim Hultgren farm near Alta. 

Hach’s new energy firm says it can save town $2M over 20 years  A former baseball field on the north end of Marathon may become the source of enough electricity to power the town. The Marathon City Council voted last Tuesday to continue exploring the development of a solar project on...

Beth Aylward says her hearse is pretty good on ice.

1990 caddy fits her like a velvet coffin Beth Aylward, a native of western Nebraska, dreamed of having a hearse since she was seven years old. “I went to a funeral with my grandma and I saw one. I asked if regular people can drive one and she said, ‘Oh honey I don’t think so....
SOS store comes to the rescue: Pictured from left are Nick Landgraf, Bill
and Carol Peters of Remsen, Roger and Caron Iehl, Donna Pishek, Jeff
Kestel, Connie Hoye, Pat Miller (partially hidden), Lisa Hurd (partially
hidden), store manager Shirley Kelley and longtime board member
Wayne Andrews holding the check, board chair Marty Broich and board
member Maggie Reyes (both partially hidden) and 6-12 principal Cindy
Cone and PreK-5 Principal Diane Jones.
 
The Storm Lake SOS Thrift Store weekday volunteers and board presented a check for $100,000 to St. Mary’s administration at last Friday’s homecoming game.  The contribution is raised through sales at the local thrift store which is just north of St. Mary’s Church, run...

Sally and Jim Anderson in their home on South Shore.

Sally’s scooter is close at hand. TIMES photo by

DOLORES CULLEN

Jim Anderson ready to jump in bid to raise funds for MS research BY DOLORES CULLEN Storm Laker Jim Anderson is ready to take the plunge…again. He’ll jump through a hole in the ice Saturday, Jan. 28 at the University of Okoboji Winter Games and at the same time raise money for...

Trusted Energy has built several solar projects in northwest Iowa

including this 49kW setup on the Jim Hultgren farm near Alta. 

Beth Aylward says her hearse is pretty good on ice.

SOS store comes to the rescue: Pictured from left are Nick Landgraf, Bill
and Carol Peters of Remsen, Roger and Caron Iehl, Donna Pishek, Jeff
Kestel, Connie Hoye, Pat Miller (partially hidden), Lisa Hurd (partially
hidden), store manager Shirley Kelley and longtime board member
Wayne Andrews holding the check, board chair Marty Broich and board
member Maggie Reyes (both partially hidden) and 6-12 principal Cindy
Cone and PreK-5 Principal Diane Jones.
 

Sally and Jim Anderson in their home on South Shore.

Sally’s scooter is close at hand. TIMES photo by

DOLORES CULLEN

Local News

Turner: More efficient than expansion; property tax bonds will be required Trying to relieve space crunch across system BY TOM CULLEN Supt. Carl Turner will convene a committee next week that will iron out how the Storm Lake School District will build an early childhood facility that’s...
Relief after 18% jump this year BY TOM CULLEN Buena Vista County employees’ health insurance premiums will decrease 0.8% next year thanks to an 8.2% decline in adjusted claims and lower-than-expected claims next year. Stille, Pierce and Pertzborn Partner Mike Pertzborn presented the county...

Sports

Storm Lake players celebrate after the buzzer sounds in their 62-61 double

overtime win Tuesday over Estherville Lincoln Central. It was Storm Lake’s

second win this season and third since 2010. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 20/01/17
Tornadoes beat ELC 62-61 for second win Pasha Nyewe scored only one point, but it was a big one. The Storm Lake junior made a free throw with 5.4 seconds left in the second vertime to break a tie and give Storm Lake its second win of the season after a 62-61 triumph over Estherville...

Storm Lake’s Parker Lange is fouled by Estherville’s

Trey Jacobson while attempting a layup during their

game on Tuesday night. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 20/01/17
First, fourth periods fuel Tornadoes’ win Coming off an emotional win last Friday over fifth-ranked Spirit Lake and a three-day layoff from basketball activity, a lackadaiscal performance was to be expected. And it was at times, but two good quarters of basketball were still good...

Storm Lake’s Blake Lamoureux swims in the 100 butterfly event during

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

TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 20/01/17
Cole Keenan and Blake Lamoureux each won an individual event and the 200 medley relay also was victorious, but it wasn’t enough as Spencer edged Storm Lake  79-73 in a boys dual swim meet on Tuesday at the BVU Pool. Keenan won the 200 freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, 17.3...

Family & Friends

Front: Emily Beukelman. Moving back, from left: Lauren
Falck, Emiline Carr, Natalia Carr, Lauren Rohwer, Elizabeth
Hill, Alicia Turnquist, Grace Meier, Laney Stanton, Nicole
Jensen, Carly Drenth, Annika Patton, Karen Pantoja.
 
Friday, 20/01/17
BY DOLORES CULLEN There they go again, high school kids making fun of mom and dad’s clothes and hairstyles “back in the day.” Conference Speech Day, hosted by Alta-Aurelia High School at the Roxy Theater, found the Alta-Aurelia choral reading group...
Friday, 20/01/17
Jan. 22: Happy fifth birthday to Maci Unger of Albert City. Love, Dad, Mom, Mimi and Gigi.

Opinions

BY ART CULLEN We have always believed in divided government. Not sheer dysfunction like we have in Washington, but strong checks and balances like we have enjoyed over much of the past half-century in Des Moines. Terry Branstad almost always had Don Avenson or Mike Gronstal to keep him from his...
FILLERS BY JOHN CULLEN This column is being typed entirely with my right hand, since I broke my left wrist in the aftermath of last week’s freezing rain that turned the entire area into an ice rink. I took my spill on Wednesday afternoon, the day after the freezing rain that saw dozens of...
I am a senior living by myself. I have less than one bag of a trash a month. I buy a pack of tickets of ten for $42.50 from Garbage Hauling Service. I’m on for once a week pickup, low volume. My last pack was purchased in May 2016. I still have six left. About $3 a month. I sure would hate my...
By GARRISON KEILLOR And so the Boy President heads for Washington to be sworn into office, pumping his fist, mooning the media, giving the stinky finger to whomever irks him, doing his end zone dance, promising to build the wall, cut taxes, create jobs, provide great health insurance for EVERYONE...

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