We agree with Sydney Kelly that she decorated for Halloween this year “like a boss.” She and her husband Patrick just bought the house at 306 Lake Ave. “I love my porch and all of the windows,” she said. She designed the pattern herself. She used strips of masking tape on...
Early Assistant Fire Chief Jay Nehring passed away Oct. 15 at the age of 51 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake and the Early Fire Department plans to honor him in a big way at his funeral. Firemen from Sac, Buena Vista, Ida, Calhoun and other counties have been invited to take...
SPLAT was the reward for the Pre-K through eighth-grade students at Newell-Fonda when they met their goal of reading 5,000 books during the first week and a half of the event.   As promised, apples, squash, decorated pumpkins, eggs and even watermelons were tossed off the roof of the...
Iowa Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Rita Hart, a state senator from Wheatland, spoke to Storm Lake resident Paul Shannon after a meeting with county Democrats Tuesday at their headquarters at 617 Lake Ave. in Storm Lake. She spoke about the state’s decision to privatize Medicaid...

Local News

BY TOM CULLEN In the face of declining enrollment and tight state appropriations, Iowa Central Community College views its new centers in Storm Lake and Laurens as the way it stays relevant. The centers, which are both planned to open in the fall of 2019, are expected to have the requisite...
This pelican statue along Lakeshore
Drive was removed because of rot.
Times photo
Rot, vandals attack noted wood sculptures BY TOM CULLEN The City of Storm Lake has reported the removal of five wooden sculptures in the park system over the last year, and city staff is exploring its options with Storm Lake United to replace them and even expand them.  In partnership with...

Sports

Running back Anthony Krier (bottom) and

Alta-Aurelia will square off with running

back Ben Hargens (top) and Sioux Central

tonight in a game that has playoff

implications all over it. Sioux Central

clinches a playoff berth with a win and

Alta-Aurelia has a chance for an at-large

bid if it wins. TIMES photos by JAMIE

KNAPP

Friday, 19/10/18
Sioux Central, Alta-Aurelia meet with playoff implications on the line Rebels win and they’re in, Warriors win and they have a chance BY JAMIE KNAPP One team is trying to cement their playoff fate. The other is trying to make their playoff history. Sioux Central currently sits...

Jesus Soto and Storm Lake’s defense must take some risks and keep

Sergeant Bluff-Luton guessing on offense when the two teams meet

tonight at Tornado Stadium. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 19/10/18
BY JAMIE KNAPP When you’re going up against a heavily-favored team, there’s really nothing to lose, so why not take some risks and see what happens. That mantra will not be more true for Storm Lake, particularly for its defense, when it takes on No. 5-ranked Sergeant Bluff-...

Quarterback Bryce Coppock and Newell-Fonda have a showdown

with West Bend-Mallard tonight in Newell. The Mustangs need a

win to make the playoffs.

Friday, 19/10/18
BY JAMIE KNAPP With the new Ratings Percentage Index being used to determine at-large playoff teams this year in high school football, no one really knows for sure what the outcome will be for a team who’s not in first place in their district. That is where Newell-Fonda finds...

Family & Friends

Friday, 19/10/18
BY DOLORES CULLEN “Storm Lake,” by Storm Lake Times editor Art Cullen hit bookstores Oct. 2 and since then he has been the center of attention at book readings hosted in St. Paul, Minn., Iowa City, Dubuque and Madison, Wis. At these events, Art typically...

Deb with her whistle and her husband David on her last day of

chemotherapy. 

Friday, 19/10/18
BY COLEEN IMMING Upon hearing her breast cancer diagnosis, Deb Zanfes had one focus, she says, “My kids are my life.” In November 2017, Deb was bumped while at her job as a Special Education Teacher at Storm Lake Middle School and during the incident felt...

Opinions

EDITORIAL BY ART CULLEN Vision Iowa helped transform Storm Lake’s north shore with King’s Pointe, Awaysis Park and camping improvements thanks to a $9 million state investment on a $40 million project. It rebooted Dubuque with a river museum. Sioux Center got a big grant. Towns big...
FILLERS BY JOHN CULLEN The ribbon cutting to open four-lane Highway 20 — northwest Iowa’s gateway to Moville — will be held today in Holstein. It will enable more Iowans to leave the state even faster than before. The $215 million four-lane project, which had been on the minds...
BY MICHAEL GARTNER 2018 Iowa SHARES Award recipient Nearly 40 years ago, Ken Quinn wondered if I’d meet him after work for a drink. He had an idea, he said. The idea was quite simple: Change the world. And Iowans did. At the time, Quinn was working for Gov. Robert Ray and I was the editor...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR I often agree with conservative values but find that conservative policies don’t reflect those values as well as I’d like. In many cases J.D. Scholten, candidate for U.S. Congress, supports conservative values better than incumbent Steve King. For example, most...

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