Josh Werge (left) helps hoist Ye Olde Battle Axe after Storm Lake beat Cherokee here Friday 39-14. Cherokee held the traveling trophy between the rivals last year, but Storm Lake hosted it for the previous five years. The trophy was launched by The Storm Lake Times in 2003. Times photo by Jamie...
BV, Calhoun supervisors interested in ordinance Farmers ignored county’s notices By Jamie Whitney and Chris Vrba Pocahontas Record-Democrat A crew of county employees in one of the most heavily- agricultural parts of the state spent much of late last week tearing out crops from a nearly...
Holiday for lovers of collectibles by Dolores Cullen The Cone auction at the Roger and Barb Waggie home had all the earmarks of a good sale as one drove up: vehicles parked for several blocks in each direction, sunny beautiful weather with a view of the lake at Circle Park, and strategically...
First vehicles start to roll in with plans for staff, lot growth Edwards Auto Group announced the expansion of the vehicle line-up at its Storm Lake location. Edwards Chevrolet Buick GMC will now also sell Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles. “It’s a decision we’ve been...

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Josh Werge (left) helps hoist Ye Olde Battle Axe after Storm Lake beat Cherokee here Friday 39-14. Cherokee held the traveling trophy between the rivals last year, but Storm Lake hosted it for the previous five years. The trophy was launched by The Storm Lake Times in 2003. Times photo by Jamie...
BV, Calhoun supervisors interested in ordinance Farmers ignored county’s notices By Jamie Whitney and Chris Vrba Pocahontas Record-Democrat A crew of county employees in one of the most heavily- agricultural parts of the state spent much of late last week tearing out crops from a nearly...

Sports

Storm Lake players Mickey Vasquez, Jorge Sandoval, Josh Werge and Parker

Lange (left to right) carry the Battle Axe Trophy after beating Cherokee 39-14

last Friday night at Tornado Stadium. Photo by PATTI DEMERS

Wednesday, 31/08/16
Storm Lake beats nemesis Cherokee to get coveted Battle Axe Trophy back Tornadoes storm to early 26-point lead in 39-14 victory BY JAMIE KNAPP Having its five-year streak of possessing the Battle Axe ended proved to be more than enough motivation to come out and make a statement that...

Alta-Aurelia quarterback Skylar Solko runs between Ridge View’s Cole

Degen and Jake Kliegl (44) during the first half of their game last Friday

night in Aurelia. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Wednesday, 31/08/16
Punt return key play in Warriors’ 27-19 win Alta-Aurelia scored 20 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a two-touchdown lead at halftime and the Warriors were able to hold off Ridge View for a 27-19 win last Friday at Aurelia. Each team scored on its first two offensive...
Wednesday, 31/08/16
CR-Bayard wins 49-26 The one-two punch of Sam Obert and Brandon Riley were too much for Newell-Fonda. Obert ran for 256 yards and two touchdowns and Riley rushed for 227 yards and five scores as Coon Rapids-Bayard spoiled the Mustangs’ season opener with a 49-26 win last...

Family & Friends

Evan and Colleen Hecht with their sons, Ben and Zach.

Wednesday, 31/08/16
MY FAVORITE RECIPES By MARY CULLEN Band director Colleen Hecht of Fonda is enjoying her teaching position at Storm Lake High School. This will be her second year here; she was previously at Newell-Fonda for five years. “The kids here are some of the most...

Adele invited the audience to sing along.

Wednesday, 31/08/16
AROUND TOWN By MARY CULLEN For my birthday this year, my kids gave me tickets to see world famous singer-songwriter Adele in Chicago in July! The Times’ readers may recall that they gave me Paul McCartney tickets three years ago. What great gifts! When Adele...

Opinions

By ART CULLEN We are grateful that US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack phoned us last week to clear up misconceptions we may have had regarding his views on water quality. Vilsack, whom we consider as good a friend as you can have in politics, declined to answer our questions about the nexus...
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK By ART CULLEN We’re delighted to announce that Whitney Robinson has taken over our advertising sales responsibilities as Jeff De Haan moved on this week to a regional sales position with VT Industries in Holstein. Jeff will represent VT counter tops to the trades in...
STRAY THOUGHTS By RANDY EVANS We Americans like to wrap ourselves in the U.S. Constitution as if it were a parchment blanket. We like this — except when someone else wraps themselves in it for reasons we dislike. At the heart of the United States and our democracy is this: Our Constitution...
By ART CULLEN City Manager Jim Patrick apparently has developed an orderly exit strategy from Storm Lake City Hall into a retirement among the Rocky Mountains of Montana. Patrick has intimated that he plans to leave The City Beautiful by April or May even though his contract is up in December. It...

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