Crowding is a problem throughout the district. Here 40 fourth-graders

are in the same classroom at the elementary school, a room that was

originally designed for the orchestra. Jane Larson and Ashley

Magnussen are the classroom teachers. Times photo by Dolores Cullen

60% support needed on $29 million issue BY TOM CULLEN Voters head to the polls Tuesday to determine the fate of Storm Lake School District’s $29 million bond issuance for a new Early Childhood Facility. Early voting is underway at the Buena Vista County Courthouse and four polling...
Top: Shimendi Birhane and his family, refugees from
Eritrea (Africa) were resettled into a home in Denison
by The Bridge. The families in the resettlement
program have ties here and are fleeing their home
countries. The Bridge helps them with housing,
paperwork and more. Bottom: Storm Lake children
work in The Bridge’s giant garden on East Milwaukee. 
SL ministry reaches fund goal at banquet BY DOLORES CULLEN The Bridge, Storm Lake’s Christian ministry for young people, continues to evolve and it remains a vital part of life in Storm Lake as community members support it financially. “We had a great night at our banquet,”...
Mariachi Los Tornados will be performing at the Storm Lake Winter Concert on Monday, Dec. 10 in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Students will be performing traditional Mariachi music including “Arboles De La Barranca” and “El Ray.” The SLHS Mariachi group began as a new class...
In remembrance of former president George H.W. Bush, who passed away Nov. 30, Storm Laker Chris Prois shared with us this large artist’s proof of a painting by her father’s friend Paul Ortlip. Ortlip was an official US Navy artist and this piece was commissioned in 1989 in honor of...

Crowding is a problem throughout the district. Here 40 fourth-graders

are in the same classroom at the elementary school, a room that was

originally designed for the orchestra. Jane Larson and Ashley

Magnussen are the classroom teachers. Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Top: Shimendi Birhane and his family, refugees from
Eritrea (Africa) were resettled into a home in Denison
by The Bridge. The families in the resettlement
program have ties here and are fleeing their home
countries. The Bridge helps them with housing,
paperwork and more. Bottom: Storm Lake children
work in The Bridge’s giant garden on East Milwaukee. 

Local News

Honey wagons worse than semis, but not taxed More hoghouses, more gravel ruts BY TOM CULLEN Commercial hog manure spreaders are causing the most damage to BV County gravel roads while the vehicles that transport manure pay no road-use tax. Engineer Bret Wilkinson told The Storm Lake Times his...
Offering support with hotel tax BY TOM CULLEN Storm Lake City Administration is considering reversing years of funding cuts to Storm Lake United thanks to a restructuring of the hotel-motel tax budget. City Manager Keri Navratil told The Storm Lake Times on Monday city staff carved out an...

Sports

Friday, 07/12/18
Tornadoes increase defensive pressure to pull away, 69-35 After a lackadaisical second quarter, Storm Lake turned up the intensity in the third quarter as the Tornadoes outscored Emmetsburg 24-9 to take control en route to a 69-35 win in a nonconference game played on Monday night in...
Friday, 07/12/18
Graettinger-Terril/Ruth-ven-Ayrshire scored 20 unanswered points to start the second half as the Titans pulled away from a 12-point halftime deficit to defeat Storm Lake St. Mary’s 76-41 on Tuesday at Ruthven. St. Mary’s took an early 6-2 lead, but GTRA went on a 10-0 run to...

Alta-Aurelia’s Tyler Hanks challenges a shot by

Sioux Central’s Logan Grote during their game

on Tuesday at Sioux Rapids. TIMES photo by

JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 07/12/18
Rebels prevail, 47-36 For three quarters, Alta-Aurelia executed its game plan very well. The Warriors wanted to slow down Sioux Central, and did so for three quarters as neither team could score in double figures, but the two teams combined for 43 points in the fourth quarter as Sioux...

Family & Friends

Left to right: Marge Rydberg,
Shirley Bombard, Bonnie
Kirkholm and Judy Johnson
were among the people who
created the little trees.
Friday, 07/12/18
A virtual forest of Christmas trees made out of pinecones was created by members of Hope Evangelical Free Church in Storm Lake. The finished products – 144 in all – will bring cheer to residents at Otsego Place and Methodist Manor. A few of the women in...
Friday, 07/12/18
Storm Lake native Jody McCormick, right, was caroling with her group the “Little Dickens Carolers” at a Stillwater, Minn., bookstore. They sang “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” with a copy of the book “Storm Lake” by Art Cullen...

Opinions

EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Storm Lake has a problem unlike almost any rural school district in Iowa: Enrollment is growing so fast our facilities can’t keep up. This is a tremendous problem to have. Managing growth is a lot more fun than watching a community dissipate into the ether. Growth...
FILLERS BY JOHN CULLEN The late President George H.W. Bush, who was laid to rest this week, wasn’t a stranger to Storm Lake. He visited here three times. The first was in 1980, during his unsuccessful Republican primary run for president. Although he won Iowa and six other states, he lost...
Civic Skinny DES MOINES CITYVIEW Your tax and tuition dollars at work:         John Cunnally, an art professor at Iowa State, will spend next academic year completing a third book about antiquarianism during the Renaissance. “Tentatively titled Amici...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR The old grandfather clock struck 12 and Scrooge is jumpy. Now forgive me if this scares the Dickens out of you, what with a few borrowed metaphors and all, but our miserly old guy hero had just seen the mug of his long-gone “fixer” on screen after being...

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