A festival of dance, food and prayer took place at St. Mary’s on Friday, the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Dozens of Hispanic Storm Lakers donned the traditional Aztec garb of the Matachines, their ancestors in Mexico, and danced a traditional Indian dance to the beat of a drum and...
Grandson dies in her care of rare, sudden malady A test at birth may have avoided awful trauma By DOLORES CULLEN Imagine losing a grandchild — while you’re babysitting him. This happened to Storm Laker Judy Sievers. She had made arrangements to take care of five-month-old Nash...
Angels intervene with magazine By DOLORES CULLEN Joan Martin of Schaller is saying goodbye to her speckled 1950s-era kitchen countertop now that she’s won a $20,000 extreme kitchen makeover in Our Iowa magazine’s “Keys to the Kitchen” contest. She’s chalking up her...

Storm Lake’s Brice Hartnett works on pinning LeMars’ Dillan Belt during their

match at 182 pounds in last Thursday’s dual meet. Photo courtesy of Jim Shima

Drexler John and Noel Banuelos won both of their matches by pin to help Storm Lake break even in a pair of Lakes Conference dual meets last Thursday night at Tornado Fieldhouse. Storm Lake beat LeMars 38-31 in the first dual. Jesse Wolver started the dual with a win by decision 9-2 at 220 pounds....

Storm Lake’s Brice Hartnett works on pinning LeMars’ Dillan Belt during their

match at 182 pounds in last Thursday’s dual meet. Photo courtesy of Jim Shima

Local News

Supt. Turner mentions early childhood center as board forms to guide effort By DOLORES CULLEN Superintendent Carl Turner proposed East School as a potential site for a childcare center in Storm Lake at a meeting held Monday night at the Center for Women. Other options for such a center include...
A festival of dance, food and prayer took place at St. Mary’s on Friday, the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Dozens of Hispanic Storm Lakers donned the traditional Aztec garb of the Matachines, their ancestors in Mexico, and danced a traditional Indian dance to the beat of a drum and...

Sports

Storm Lake’s Brice Hartnett works on pinning LeMars’ Dillan Belt during their

match at 182 pounds in last Thursday’s dual meet. Photo courtesy of Jim Shima

Tuesday, 16/12/14
Drexler John and Noel Banuelos won both of their matches by pin to help Storm Lake break even in a pair of Lakes Conference dual meets last Thursday night at Tornado Fieldhouse. Storm Lake beat LeMars 38-31 in the first dual. Jesse Wolver started the dual with a win by decision 9-2 at...
Tuesday, 16/12/14
Estherville Lincoln Central outscored Storm Lake 11-0 in the second period and the Midgets went on to post a 44-18 win in a Lakes Conference game last Friday night at Estherville. The Tornadoes led 6-3 after the first quarter, but the Midgets took a 14-6 lead at the half. It was 33-14...
Tuesday, 16/12/14
Panthers begin game with 16-0 run Storm Lake St. Mary’s outscored West Bend-Mallard 19-2 in the first quarter and the Panthers rolled from there as they beat West Bend-Mallard 72-33 in a Twin Lakes Conference game last Friday night at West Bend. St. Mary’s outscored the...

Family & Friends

Brett and Jenny Redenbaugh stand in front of their Christmas

tree holding Lauren.

Wednesday, 17/12/14
By MARY CULLEN Jenny and Brett Redenbaugh of Alta were happy to return to the Storm Lake area last April from Urbandale with their 15-month-old daughter, Lauren.                  ...

From left: Eula Petersen, Maxine Corderman, Jan Temple, Donna Larsen, Nancy

Wellington, Dolores Wabeke.

Wednesday, 17/12/14
The Newell Public Library was the scene for Christmas fun on Saturday morning, December 6. A Festival of Trees decorated by various Newell groups were on display, the traditional cookie walk was held and Christmas music provided by Ron Dewey filled the air.

Opinions

Storm Lake School Superintendent Carl Turner has been disciplined and methodical about how he approaches space shortages at all levels in the district. He was able to help the school board pass a major bond issue to expand the high school with a performing arts center and auxiliary gym. All the...
By ART CULLEN Willis Hamilton got a good chuckle when he received a letter Friday from Des Moines attorney Doug Gross, former chief of staff to Gov. Terry Branstad. Gross encouraged Hamilton to become his client, for $1,000, in proceedings surrounding the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline...
By DON BEHM Some months ago the news was about a sergeant in the American Army who was a prisoner of the Taliban in Afghanistan and was released after five years in prison. How he became a prisoner of war is a strange story. He was not captured in battle. He left his gear and simply walked away...
Storm Lake should rally around three women who are trying to provide a child care center in South School. The Buena Vista County Childcare Committee comprised of Katie Meyer, Emily Bodholdt and Retta Mitchell have called for a town meeting Monday that may help build public support for expanded...

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