Conduct cited for his release; Supt. Cole takes over in interim BY TOM CULLEN Storm Lake High School Principal Beau Ruleaux has resigned effective immediately following an alleged violation of district policy. Following Wednesday’s school board meeting, Supt. Stacey Cole said in a prepared...
Bryce Widman continues his family’s tradition of raising cattle near
Storm Lake. It’s calving season. Times photos by Dolores Cullen
FARM TIMES Widman carries on the family tradition BY DOLORES CULLEN Calving season is winding down and Bryce Widman is watching the Black Angus cows like a hawk. Sixty head casually munch corn stalks on the place across from the old Hayes School on the south side of the lake. Fourteen are yet...
Bill Koenig rode to the cemetery in style Sunday, March 17. The Gillett Grove farmer is the father of Randy Koenig of Sioux Rapids. Randy’s the bearded fellow who appears in our photos conducting the potato dig at the Albert City Threshermen & Collector’s Show. Bill died at the...
The behavioral health team is, left to right: Michaela Beaver, Steve Tjaden
and Lori Stanton. Times photo by Dolores Cullen
Steve Tjaden joins staff BY DOLORES CULLEN Behavioral Health at United Community Heath Center is growing. Steve Tjaden has joined the staff of two as a behavioral health therapist. “It’s a matter of identifying need,” says director of the program Nurse Practitioner Michaela...
Bryce Widman continues his family’s tradition of raising cattle near
Storm Lake. It’s calving season. Times photos by Dolores Cullen
The behavioral health team is, left to right: Michaela Beaver, Steve Tjaden
and Lori Stanton. Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Local News

State housing finance director working to see what she can do Iowa Finance Authority Director Debi Durham is expected to visit Storm Lake late next month in an attempt to boost city housing stock. Durham’s assistant, Melanie King, told The Storm Lake Times on Wednesday that Durham is...
Worbets to get April trial over code violations Residents not targeted BY TOM CULLEN The City of Alta’s citations — tied with $370 fines that authorities believe can be imposed daily — against Westview Trailer Park owner Roy Worbets are headed for a non-jury trial in late April...

Sports

Storm Lake’s Emma Kenkel (right) and Rowan Kolpin duel Spencer’s

Katelyn Nissen during the 60 meter dash in the Lakes Conference

indoor track and field meet last Tuesday at BVU. TIMES photo by

JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 22/03/19
Tornadoes see a big increase from year ago By JAMIE KNAPP Numbers are imperative to have in track and field. It allows a team to compete for places in meets and provides it with depth. Storm Lake will have a big increase in numbers for this year’s girls track and field season....
Friday, 22/03/19
Buena Vista jumped out to an early 5-1 lead against St. John’s and then held off a Johnnies rally in the ninth inning that saw the winning run stranded at second base as the Beavers held on for a 5-4 win to close out their spring trip on Tuesday in Tucson, Ariz. St. John’s...
Friday, 22/03/19
A strong spring trip for Buena Vista came to a close with an 8-4 win over Hamline followed by a thrilling 5-2 victory over UW-Platteville on Tuesday in Tucson, Ariz. The Beavers started fast against the Pipers, plating four runs in the bottom of the opening inning, and then needed three...

Family & Friends

Head cook Tracy Whetstone mixes aronia berries

raised by Galva growers Joel and Wendy Vohs with

apples for a new dessert being served at Storm Lake

Community Schools, apple berry crisp. The dessert

debuted on the menu for National Ag Day. 

Friday, 22/03/19
Berries team up with apples in dessert  On National Ag Day, students at Storm Lake Community School District were the ones enjoying the fruits of a local farmer’s labor. Aronia berries raised by Galva growers Joel and Wendy Vohs were the star of a...

Dale Schumann at his Champion Seed distribution warehouse on the east

side of town. TIMES photo by DOLORES CULLEN

Friday, 22/03/19
Champion in the top three fastest growing seed companies for 2018 BY DOLORES CULLEN Champion Seed district sales manager Dale Schumann is navigating the mushy gravel roads to deliver seed corn and beans these days, and planting is just around the corner. In fact he...

Opinions

EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Housing is a problem in the Storm Lake area, which is an important center for Iowa’s most important business: food production and processing. The city council has made it a priority for 20 years or more, but development has been awfully slow and in spurts. If we are...
Civic Skinny DES MOINES CITYVIEW A federal grand jury has charged Marty Tirrell with mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, two counts of bank fraud and fraudulent use of another person’s credit card. The charges follow years of scams by the one-time sports broadcaster and talk-show host,...
BY RICH CRAWFORD We appreciate your thorough coverage of the blizzard of 2019 in Feb. 27 edition, including the pictures and Scott Bonebrake’s reference to the blizzard of 1975. During that earlier memorable storm we lived on our acreage 1.5 miles west of Alta on Hwy. 7. As we recall, we...
CAPITOL LETTERS BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE DAN A. HUSEMAN R-District 3, Aurelia There was a lot of tension inside the State Capitol last week and it was not because of any legislation. It was because of heavy rain and melting snow which has rivers and streams all over the state overflowing. Most of...

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