You can see inside the fridge while at the grocery store by Dolores Cullen It’s an Iowa main street fantasy. A business with an uptown/upscale storefront carrying items normally found only in urban areas, run by people known and trusted locally. Eight years ago Brandon Frank of western...
Wet period dissipates, drought likely next This year’s crop should be fine. Next year, yields may suffer. by Tom Cullen El Niño officially subsided as of late May and La Niña has a 75% chance of setting in by late August or early September, according to researchers from the...
Lawyers continue to argue, but where are their bills and who is paying them? by Tom Cullen Struggling to raise cash, three Northwest Iowa counties are reviving a relationship with the Agribusiness Association of Iowa to pay their attorney fees from a fund fed by secret donors for a federal...
Scores flatten out as students simply give up on boring tests Supt. Turner is sympathetic but notes that having test data is better than stabbing in the dark. by Tom Cullen Storm Lake students showed growth on every assessment the school district administered this year, but Storm Lake...

Local News

You can see inside the fridge while at the grocery store by Dolores Cullen It’s an Iowa main street fantasy. A business with an uptown/upscale storefront carrying items normally found only in urban areas, run by people known and trusted locally. Eight years ago Brandon Frank of western...
Wet period dissipates, drought likely next This year’s crop should be fine. Next year, yields may suffer. by Tom Cullen El Niño officially subsided as of late May and La Niña has a 75% chance of setting in by late August or early September, according to researchers from the...

Sports

Friday, 24/06/16
Commentator speaks at Sioux City event BY TANNER HOOPS ESPN commentator Dick Vitale is the face of college basketball. His voice is synonymous with the game. A fan favorite and a talented analyst, the College Basketball Hall of Famer visited Sioux City on June 16 to share his story...
Friday, 24/06/16
Storm Lake committed six errors in the field and that proved to be too much to overcome as the Tornadoes suffered a 14-2 setback to Algona in a nonconference game on Tuesday at Algona. Storm Lake was limited to only four hits in the game. Brayden Hoops, Gavin Oehler, Christopher Shima...
Friday, 24/06/16
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning to erase a three-run defcit as the Titans went on to edge Storm Lake 8-7 on Tuesday at Tornado Field. Storm Lake scored two runs in the first inning, three in the second and two in the third to take a 7-...

Family & Friends

People in Barb’s session help themselves to goodies

in her crock pots. 

Friday, 24/06/16
With this year’s “Summer Sizzle” theme, Community Ed’s Primetime attracted a nice crowd of 80 seniors last Thursday. They enjoyed a fun picnic lunch and picked up some interesting information at their choice of 10 sessions. Cooking the Slow...

The winner of the car show was a 1914 Overland

Model 79 touring car owned by David and Marlene

Ellrich of George.

Friday, 24/06/16
By MARY CULLEN The second annual Newell car show was held Saturday, June 18. Twenty-seven cars and three motorcycles were featured and the Newell Café sold smoked turkey legs, chips and drinks. The cars ranged from several 1914 cars, a 1957 Ford F100, 1968 and...

Opinions

By ART CULLEN Democrats and Republicans alike are ridiculing the Iowa Democratic Party platform that calls for the legalization of drugs, including marijuana and even “hard” drugs like heroine, meth and cocaine. The platform plank is no more absurd than the current state of our social...
By JOHN CULLEN The Algona Upper Des Moines newspaper, where Art and I worked in the late 1970s and early 1980s, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this month. While there we were both part of the biggest event in the town’s history — the tornado of June 28, 1979. It was about 7 p.m...
The GOP candidate's brouhaha with a Mexican-American judge exposes him as a manic threat to anyone he dislikes. By JIM HIGHTOWER This year’s freakish presidential election has now devolved into an ethnic brouhaha between two foreigners: A Mexican and a German. The “Mexican...
By ART CULLEN Sen. Chuck Grassley scored one this week for the gun-haters.                   The US Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear an appeal of state laws banning military-style assault rifles....

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