Dreamers speaking out, supporting each other by Tom Cullen Andrea Palomo wants young undocumented immigrants in Storm Lake to have a better life than she did and that’s why she helped establish a support group for undocumented immigrants in the Storm Lake School District. Palomo is one of...
Former SL middle school principal Storm Lake St. Mary’s Schools announced Thursday that veteran educator and administrator Diane Jones will take the helm of St. Mary’s Elementary this fall. Jones has been hired as PreK-5 Elementary Principal for the local Catholic School and will begin...
IDNR to establish season to protect reptiles during breeding by Whitney Robinson Gov. Terry Branstad signed a law last month that requires the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to establish a season and bag limits for commercial and sport trapping of turtles. Currently, Iowa allows an...
BV supervisors say they don’t know how bills will be paid going forward Chairman Altena mulls lawsuit against ag fund by Tom Cullen copyright, 2016, The Storm Lake Times Company Buena Vista, Sac and Calhoun counties have lost the source of over 85% of their funding in their defense...

Local News

Dreamers speaking out, supporting each other by Tom Cullen Andrea Palomo wants young undocumented immigrants in Storm Lake to have a better life than she did and that’s why she helped establish a support group for undocumented immigrants in the Storm Lake School District. Palomo is one of...
Former SL middle school principal Storm Lake St. Mary’s Schools announced Thursday that veteran educator and administrator Diane Jones will take the helm of St. Mary’s Elementary this fall. Jones has been hired as PreK-5 Elementary Principal for the local Catholic School and will begin...

Sports

Alta-Aurelia’s Gracie Meier paces Sioux Central’s

Nicole Scharn during the 4x800 meter relay in

Tuesday night’s Alta-Aurelia Relays.

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Lily Peterson, Lauren Rohwer and D.J. Flores all captured individual events to help Alta-Aurelia win the team title in the Alta-Aurelia Relays on Tuesday night. The Warriors scored 153 points to win by 25 over MMC-RU. Sioux Central was third with 100, Newell-Fonda fourth with 59 and...

Ridge View’s Josue Solares, Alta-Aurelia’s Kaleb Sleezer, MMC-RU’s

Tyler Brimm and Sioux Central’s Roberto Flores duel near the finish

line in the 100 meters during Tuesday’s Alta-Aurelia Relays.

TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 29/04/16
Kaleb Sleezer finished first in two individual events and four relay teams were victorious as Alta-Aurelia captured the team title in the Alta-Aurelia Relays on Tuesday night in Alta. The Warriors totaled 145 points in the meet. Ridge View was second with 104, Sioux Central third with 93...
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Manny Chavez took second in the 100 meters and Nathan Carlson placed second in the shot put to help Storm Lake to an eighth-place finish in the Cherokee Invitational on Tuesday. LeMars won the meet with 138 points. The Tornadoes scored 47. Chavez took second in the 100 meters with a...

Family & Friends

Jaime Stevens holds the “Sock It To Me” striking tool.

These heavy aluminum weapons come in various

colors and can be used on attackers.

Friday, 29/04/16
Alta native seeks to empower women in the face of attack, emergency By DOLORES CULLEN A real attention getter at Saturday’s Relay for Life Shopping Extravaganza was Jaime Stevens’s Damsel in Defense display. With howling door alarms, strobe-flashing...
Friday, 29/04/16
Congratulations to Storm Lake High School senior Yulisa Vasquez who is one of six Northwest Iowa Region Standouts in the Des Moines Register’s Academic All-State special section. She is pictured in last Sunday’s paper with five other students from...

Opinions

Yes, Steve King has a primary. Shocked? Probably not.  Over the past few months I have truly enjoyed my time in the coffee shops, chamber meetings, small businesses, ethanol plants, and feedlots speaking with everyday Iowans about the economic opportunities within our Fourth Congressional...
By RANDY EVANS A common thread runs through the campaigns of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. You might not think they would even agree on the time of day. But both think government is out of control. Sanders talks about lack of government oversight of Wall Street’s biggest banks. Trump...
By JOHN CULLEN Another example of stupid laws. A friend of mine lives in a small town in another state, where he has been a teacher in the local school for 40 years. He recently tried to vote in a primary election and was told he’d have to provide his driver’s license for...
By ART CULLEN Editor’s Note: A version of this will be published by dsm magazine in Des Moines. It is good to marvel every now and then how well Storm Lake has adapted to waves of immigration. Smoke and Mexican arias billow out our neighbor’s garage every Sunday morning as he prepares...

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