Fire destroyed a duplex on 408 Russell St. Wednesday morning. At 9:43 a.m. fire fighters found the home engulfed in flames. Fire fighters extinguished the fire within 30 minutes. Police determined an air conditioner shorted out and  started the fire, which went up a wall and into an attic...

Nicole Glover

Marathon woman scores in bodybuilding contests BY DOLORES CULLEN Nicole Lussman Glover and the other women in the competition ate candy for a boost before they went onstage. “The hot lamps are beating on you. You’re in six-inch heels. You have to flex the whole time and you get...

This rock in Calhoun County will be moved to Albert City and painted by

artist Ray Sorensen as a memorial to veterans from Buena Vista County.

It should be finished in 2019.

A Freedom Rock has been found! Buena Vista County’s Freedom Rock committee searched high and low throughout the county, but couldn’t find a suitable rock to be painted by the Iowa’s Freedom Rock artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen. They did, however, find a rock in Calhoun...

The remains of the rural Alta home that burned Wednesday.

TIMES photo by WHITNEY ROBINSON

Fire fighters were called to 231 550th St., Alta, around 2 p.m. Wednesday for a fire that destroyed the house rented by Ryan and Allison Diischer. No one was at home at the time, except two dogs and two cats that perished in the blaze. Both Ryan and Allison were at work at the time and their four...

Nicole Glover

This rock in Calhoun County will be moved to Albert City and painted by

artist Ray Sorensen as a memorial to veterans from Buena Vista County.

It should be finished in 2019.

The remains of the rural Alta home that burned Wednesday.

TIMES photo by WHITNEY ROBINSON

Local News

Patton lauds order, Arends skeptical BY TOM CULLEN Firearms are officially banned from Iowa courthouses and other spaces controlled by the Iowa Judicial Branch under an order issued Monday by Iowa Supreme Court Chief Judge Mark Cady. Cady wrote that the order would bring consistency to a...
Board hires architect to plan new facility Sales tax crucial BY TOM CULLEN The Storm Lake School Board Wednesday signed an agreement with DLR Group of Des Moines for the design and bond preparation involved with the proposed early childhood facility. Supt. Carl Turner presented a three-page...

Sports

Mike Henry (right) and Ronnie Lester

(top) show Kenny Arnold (left) the

T-shirts made for the Iowa “Whiteout”

game against Illinois this past season.

Friday, 23/06/17
Fundraising event for Kenny Arnold Foundation at LCCC this weekend The Kenny Arnold Foundation has scheduled its first major fundraising event, a “Teammates For Life” golf outing at Lake Creek Country Club in Storm Lake at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 24. The four-person, best-...
Friday, 23/06/17
Storm Lake senior Amber Sanchez was selected to participate in the 2017 Girls Soccer East-West All-Star Cup, which will be played on Saturday. The game is held at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines beginning at 4:30 p.m. The game will also be live-streamed via Central Iowa Sports Network...
Friday, 23/06/17
Ben Raveling collected three hits and scored two runs, and Kayfrin Pelep and Cham Deng combined to pitch a four-hitter as Storm Lake downed Algona by the 10-run rule 12-2 in a nonconference game on Tuesday at Tornado Field. The Tornadoes scored one run in the first inning, five runs in...

Family & Friends

Doris Fondroy’s daughters Susan Carstens (left) and Amy Fondroy Eich

(right) and Susan’s daughter Bethany ride in the parade in honor of Doris.

Friday, 23/06/17
BY DOLORES CULLEN Albert City Summerfest last Saturday found townspeople, their relatives and lots of visitors in the spirit of good cheer, but everyone listened quietly along the parade route as the Citizen of the Year award was announced. Doris Fondroy, 78, was...

Director Callie Wobbema with Adam Poulson.

Friday, 23/06/17
The whole cast helped make it work Imagine being the director of a play and one of the lead actors calls in sick two hours before show time. This happened to Callie Wobbema, director of “Beauty and the Beast,” in Alta. Here’s her account: Adam was...

Opinions

BY ART CULLEN Count us among the patriots who are grateful that law-and-order will prevail in Iowa courthouses, thanks to an order this week by Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady. The court banned weapons in all 99 courthouses to promote security in judicial quarters, where unfortunately there...
FILLERS BY JOHN CULLEN Jim Reese was a fitting choice to throw out the first pitch at the Storm Lake Whitecaps game last week at Memorial Field. The 91-year-old Reese is the father of Little League baseball in Storm Lake. When he moved to Storm Lake from Larchwood in 1956, he watched a group of...
By GARRISON KEILLOR I am a registered liberal who mostly toes the party line but I am not devoted to the idea of big government. I loathe the law in New York state requiring gas pump nozzles to not latch. This means that I must stand beside my vehicle, holding the nozzle lever open, instead of...
BY ART CULLEN Iowa’s budget is a mess. Kim Reynolds, now governor, had to wipe that quiet supportive smile off and acknowledge the reality that the state treasury remains about $100 million short of its obligations. This after more than $130 million in budget cuts from the last legislative...

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