Three of the four wings of the former Methodist Manor are being torn down. This photo was taken from the Manor’s new location. The two wings in the center are in the process of demolition. The wing at the far left will be next. A fourth wing, not visible but off to the far right, will...

Gizmo may look scary, but José Ibarra says the

furless cat is a lover who demands constant

petting. Times photos by Dolores Cullen

BY DOLORES CULLEN It’s Gizmo, the hairless cat, or more precisely, Gizmo the cat without fur. José and Jeaneth Ibarra of Storm Lake acquired Gizmo three months ago when he appeared for sale on Faccebook. Their daughter Denisse had been interested in a furless feline for years. Now...

2019 St. Mary’s Ball and Charity Auction co-chairs

Dr. Seth and Deanna Harrer with daughter Emme

and son Ian with Etta and Seth Smith with Lane,

Levi, Skylar and Tilly. The theme for the March 23,

2019 event is “A Night to Salute” in honor of the

United States military and military veterans.

“A Night to Salute” was announced as the 2019 St. Mary’s Ball and Charity Auction theme at the Veterans Day program Monday. Chairs Seth and Etta Smith and Dr. Seth and Deanna Harrer wanted to honor active duty and military veterans and our country at the school’s largest...

Carly Drenth has made All-State as a clarinetist

all four years.

First Alta-Aurelia student to achieve honor Senior clarinet player Carly Drenth has become the first Alta-Aurelia student to be accepted to the Iowa All-State Music Festival all four years of her high school career, that is, since the two high schools merged in the 2011-12 school year. “I...

Gizmo may look scary, but José Ibarra says the

furless cat is a lover who demands constant

petting. Times photos by Dolores Cullen

2019 St. Mary’s Ball and Charity Auction co-chairs

Dr. Seth and Deanna Harrer with daughter Emme

and son Ian with Etta and Seth Smith with Lane,

Levi, Skylar and Tilly. The theme for the March 23,

2019 event is “A Night to Salute” in honor of the

United States military and military veterans.

Carly Drenth has made All-State as a clarinetist

all four years.

Local News

Work starts after political delays Foutch Bros. hope to open in 2020 with renewal of historic tax credits HANGUPS IN WASHINGTON, DES MOINES HOLD UP RESTORATION BY TOM CULLEN The remodeling of South School will ramp up within the next six weeks. Foutch Properties has already hauled 20 tons of...
Rates rise as SL contract ages BY TOM CULLEN Members of the Lakeside City Council have expressed interest in joining the split-service town with the Southwest Shoreline Sanitary Sewer District, as the Storm Lake’s sewer rates are getting more expensive. Lakeside Mayor Roger Pomrenke told...

Sports

Kole Wiegert is one of nine returning starters from a team that won the

Lakes Conference dual championship last season for the first time in

20 years. The Tornadoes open the season Nov. 29 at Sioux Central.

Friday, 16/11/18
Tornadoes return a lot of wrestlers from last year’s title team BY JAMIE KNAPP It was a banner season for Storm Lake last year in wrestling as the Tornadoes captured their first Lakes Conference dual championship in 20 years. Storm Lake won all six of its league duals and went 18...
Friday, 16/11/18
Alta-Aurelia senior Annika Patton signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play golf at Northern Iowa. Patton chose the Panthers over North Dakota State University in Fargo. Pictured with Annika are her parents, Dave and LeAnn (left), and assistant golf coach Jeanne Strock. TIMES...
Friday, 16/11/18
Pairings for the 2018 Storm Lake Times/Hy Noon Kiwanis Basketball Jamborees have been announced. The girls jamboree will be held this Saturday at Storm Lake High School. Newell-Fonda and OA-BCIG will tip things off at 5:45 p.m. South Central Calhoun and Cherokee will meet at 6:30 p.m.,...

Family & Friends

Jeff Tollefson welcomes elementary students last Friday. Times photos

by Dolores Cullen

Friday, 16/11/18
BY DOLORES CULLEN New this year at Storm Lake Elementary School is High Five Friday. Each Friday, representatives from service groups, sports teams, businesses or any community group really, welcome the kids to school. They hold signs and offer high fives to the...

Leo and Madonna Strait. Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Friday, 16/11/18
In the famous words of King’s Pointe ads: “This is how life should be.” Having a loving companion, especially in old age, is a blessing. Storm Lakers Madonna Fitzgerald and Leo Strait grew up across the section from one another near Clare. They first...

Opinions

EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, compared immigrants to dirt in an audio released by The Weekly Standard, a conservative DC publication. To wit: There’s a lot of dirt washing in over the border, the redneck said to King at the wingnut gathering, and the congressman agreed...
FILLERS BY JOHN CULLEN I was disappointed to learn this week that Amazon had decided to place its new headquarters offices in Arlington, Va., and Long Island, N.Y. Each city will get about 25,000 new jobs. That would have been a nice plum for Storm Lake. Since we got rid of our press a year and...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS Iowa is speeding toward a dangerous crossroads this week, and there has been too little discussion about what might occur and zero discussion about what the state should do. Trustees of Iowa Wesleyan University, the second-oldest college in Iowa, meet on Thursday to...
Trump's advisers say there's no more need for anti-poverty programs. Let's see them raise a family of four on $25,000. BY JIM HIGHTOWER Someone needs to buy a Grassroots USA tour package for the members of Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, so they can at least visit...

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