Memorial Road often is a pothole haven as a steady stream of traffic pulls out of

Casey’s and Grand Central onto Lakeshore Drive. TIMES photo by

WHITNEY ROBINSON

Gravel stub on Memorial Road knocked off list Hwy. 7 widening, Oneida, Erie, N. Lake Ave. take bulk of funds By WHITNEY ROBINSON Storm Lake slated 12 street projects for the next five years, but one of the worst stretches in town was dropped off the list. Memorial Road, between Casey’s...

Dr. Mark Smith, a veterinarian, checks on cattle at the feedlot where he works near

Nemaha with his brothers. The Smiths work together in a classic Do It Yourself

operation. TIMES photo by DOLORES CULLEN

By DOLORES CULLEN How do three brothers get 500 feeder cattle to market every month? It’s a story of teamwork, innovation and success on the area’s biggest beef cattle feedlot operation — S&S Farms south of Storm Lake.  Tom, Mark and Mike Smith grew up on the farm...

Jean Assmann (left) and Sheila Cougill take a breather at the communication center.

Calmly handling everything from cookie complaints to awful tragedies By DOLORES CULLEN Not all 911 calls are created equal. There was the time the little girl called because her brother ate all her Girl Scout cookies. And the time the elderly lady had baked a pie for her new neighbor, a new Storm...
Former St. Mary’s ace will compete for starting rotation spot Eric Wordekemper will be taking his pitching talents to Sioux City. The former Storm Lake St. Mary’s fireballer signed a contract to pitch for the Sioux City Explorers of the Independent League on Tuesday. The right-hander...

Memorial Road often is a pothole haven as a steady stream of traffic pulls out of

Casey’s and Grand Central onto Lakeshore Drive. TIMES photo by

WHITNEY ROBINSON

Dr. Mark Smith, a veterinarian, checks on cattle at the feedlot where he works near

Nemaha with his brothers. The Smiths work together in a classic Do It Yourself

operation. TIMES photo by DOLORES CULLEN

Jean Assmann (left) and Sheila Cougill take a breather at the communication center.

Local News

Memorial Road often is a pothole haven as a steady stream of traffic pulls out of

Casey’s and Grand Central onto Lakeshore Drive. TIMES photo by

WHITNEY ROBINSON

Gravel stub on Memorial Road knocked off list Hwy. 7 widening, Oneida, Erie, N. Lake Ave. take bulk of funds By WHITNEY ROBINSON Storm Lake slated 12 street projects for the next five years, but one of the worst stretches in town was dropped off the list. Memorial Road, between Casey’s...
Drought, dollar value key factors in running past $4 By TOM CULLEN Corn prices aren’t expected to budge much over $4 per bushel until 2020, according to Iowa State University Grain Economist Chad Hart. “The five-year estimate for corn prices from the USDA is $3.50,” Hart told...

Sports

Thursday, 26/03/15
Former St. Mary’s ace will compete for starting rotation spot Eric Wordekemper will be taking his pitching talents to Sioux City. The former Storm Lake St. Mary’s fireballer signed a contract to pitch for the Sioux City Explorers of the Independent League on Tuesday. The...

Jaye Schuelke (left) and Maria Morales are the only two returning all-Lakes

Conference athletes for Storm Lake this season. Morales was all-conference

in the 100 meters and Schuelke earned the honor in the long jump.

Thursday, 26/03/15
Tornadoes have more numbers out this year Last season was more successful than the year before. The goal this year is to be even more competitive than last. Storm Lake has a good number of girls track and field athletes out to improve on last year’s point total in meets. Seniors...

Grace Dierenfield heads a list of five returning

golfers as the No. 1 player for the Storm Lake

girls this season.

Thursday, 26/03/15
Tornadoes return 5 of their top 6 players heading into season The prospects are looking bright for the Storm Lake girls golf team. The Tornadoes return five of their top six players from a team that finished second in the Lakes Conference meet a year ago. Heading the list of returnees...

Family & Friends

Friday, 27/03/15
Storm Lake High School junior Nyajima Tut is going to All-State Speech festival next Monday at UNI to perform an original oratory piece “Faith.” This is her second year to be chosen in that challenging category, where the speaker not only has to deliver...

Here Nichol Kleespies from ISU Extension is working with sophomores Carli Grau

and Tiffany Foley to make baby hats for BVRMC Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Thursday, 26/03/15
My Future, My Career, My Responsibility Day was held at Newell-Fonda High School on March 18. Over 20 industry professionals and college representatives offered presentations to help prepare our students for life in and after high school. The afternoon started with a...

Opinions

A body camera worn by a Burlington policeman may have helped clear him in an unintentional shooting in January of a complainant whose dog was attacking the officer. He tried to shoot the dog as it attacked but hit the innocent woman instead, killing her. The officer was set to return to work this...
The only deadline that matters to a legislator is when the per-diem expense ends near the end of the session. The deadline to approve how much “new money” K-12 public schools will receive for the next school year was Feb. 13. As of today, there is still no appropriation. Last week, the...
By ART CULLEN Way back when, the boys from Webster County and Kossuth County set out to put the screws to Greenwood County and Humboldt County. Greenwood County was a big slough that covered the north half of Kossuth County, centered at Bancroft (fka Greenwood Center). Kossuth would get Greenwood...
By DON BEHM Most of the news has been very bad the last few months. I think the news is the worst we have had since the American Civil War. There was a vote to see if Scotland would pull away from Great Britain and become a separate country. The vote went in favor of Scotland remaining a part of...

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