Tornadoes run record to 15-0 with tourney win Storm Lake defeated Spencer 4-1 in the substate soccer semi-finals at Buena Vista University on Wednesday. The Green and White are undefeated at 15-0. The No. 1-ranked Green and White host Denison-Schleswig at BV on Saturday at 7 p.m. The winner goes...

Tornado music instructors, left to right: Celia Garner-Prouty, Colleen

Hecht and Joanne Tucker, happily take on the new job of teaching

the mariachi course. Among the three, they know how to play all

the instruments except the obscure, small vihuela guitar and

the bass guitar known as the guitarron. Times illustration by

Dolores Cullen

Orchestra, band, vocal teachers team up to provide Mexican folk music Family donates $20,000 for launch BY DOLORES CULLEN Storm Lake High School will have its own mariachi band next year. Orchestra Director Celia Garner-Prouty, Vocal Director Joanne Tucker and Band Director Colleen Hecht will co...

Aurelia veteran Bret Sherkenbach

will deliver the speech for the

Memorial Day ceremony

Monday at 10 a.m. on

the courthouse lawn.

12 more flags to fly at courthouse The annual Memorial Day program is set for 10 a.m. Monday, May 28 on the courthouse lawn. Bring your lawn chairs and partake in this patriotic event. The speaker this year is Bret Sherkenbach of Aurelia, a retired Sergeant Major who served in the U.S. Army from...

The Storm Lake Farmers Market opens June 9. 

It seems like a miracle, but summer is about to begin. That means you can put away all your coats and mittens and start thinking about all the fun things coming up in and around The City Beautiful. KING'S POINTE outdoor waterpark opens this Saturday, May 26. Hours on Saturdays and Sundays are...

Tornado music instructors, left to right: Celia Garner-Prouty, Colleen

Hecht and Joanne Tucker, happily take on the new job of teaching

the mariachi course. Among the three, they know how to play all

the instruments except the obscure, small vihuela guitar and

the bass guitar known as the guitarron. Times illustration by

Dolores Cullen

Aurelia veteran Bret Sherkenbach

will deliver the speech for the

Memorial Day ceremony

Monday at 10 a.m. on

the courthouse lawn.

The Storm Lake Farmers Market opens June 9. 

Local News

Iowa Department of Revenue says no BV assessor notes lost revenue BY TOM CULLEN The Buena Vista County Attorney’s Office has requested an opinion from Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on whether millions of dollars of improvements to wind farms in the county are taxable. Last month,...
Candidates pushing Dem turnout in quixotic mission to dispatch Rep. King BY TOM CULLEN Early voting for the June 5 primary has started and Fourth District congressional candidates are making a last-minute push to turn out as many Democrats as possible. J.D. Scholten, D-Sioux City, told a group...

Sports

Left: Alta-Aurelia qualified for its eighth consecutive trip to the girls state

golf tournament on Monday. Team members pictured from left to right

are: Ellie Kaskey, Morgan Wilson, Erin Lockin, Laney Stanton,

Sydney Stanton and Annika Patton.

Right: Sioux Central’s Whitney Anderson qualified for the girls state

golf tournament after finishing third in Monday’s Class 1A regional

final at Hull. She shot a 90.

Friday, 25/05/18
Alta-Aurelia advances to the girls state golf tournament for the eighth consecutive season Sioux Central’s Anderson also qualifies for state Annika Patton fired an incredible round of 73 to win by 10 strokes and Alta-Aurelia qualified fot the girls state golf tournament for the...

Storm Lake’s Kevin Duque vies for the ball with Spencer’s Carlos Balderos

during the Tornadoes’ 4-1 win on Wednesday night at BVU. TIMES photo

by DOLORES CULLEN

Friday, 25/05/18
Tornadoes down rival Spencer 4-1 in semis Storm Lake’s perfect season will continue on. The top-ranked Tornadoes got goals from Jose Martinez, Gerardo Rosiles and Kevin Duque and the first-ever career goal from Elijah Santellan to beat Spencer 4-1 in a Class 2A substate semifinal...
Friday, 25/05/18
Bryce Coppock singled to score Cody Voss with the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Newell-Fonda opened its baseball season with a 6-5 come-from-behind win over MMCRU on Monday night at Fonda. Voss walked to leadoff the seventh. Taylor Hereid singled and Hogan...

Family & Friends

Friday, 25/05/18
Nemaha Brunch The annual Memorial Day potluck brunch will be held at the Nemaha shelter house immediately following the 8 a.m. special service at the Nemaha Cemetery. All are welcome and are asked, if possible, to bring a dish to share and table service. Coffee will...

Top: The kitchen is functional and spacious.

The island is 105 square feet. 

Bottom left: A focal point of the two-tone kitchen.

Bottom right: Nick and Jessica Mathistad with their children Chase,

Parker and Julia, in the new family room that adjoins the kitchen.

Nick and Jessica met in Tekamah, Neb.

Friday, 25/05/18
Mathistads patronize local business for project  BY DOLORES CULLEN A completely new kitchen and the addition of a family room has allowed a Lake Creek family to entertain their many friends in ways formerly not possible. Nick, who works for MidAmerican Energy...

Opinions

EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN We have heard the complaint come up again, for the umpteenth time, about publicity surrounding crime in Storm Lake spreading far and wide. We have heard that some people are chirping about the police tamping down these press releases. So we will trot out the argument...
FILLERS BY JOHN CULLEN This weekend marks a milestone in my life — 50 years ago I graduated from high school. I was among 45 members of St. Mary’s Class of 1968 who for 12 years the sainted Sisters of the Presentation tried to pound knowledge into our thick heads. It began...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS I sometimes think government officials overlook the important role the public plays in our system of government. That was my takeaway last week from the monthly meeting of the Iowa Public Information Board. When Mrs. Gentry lectured in my high school government...
General Smedley Butler blew the whistle on a millionaire-led effort to oust FDR and the New Deal. BY JIM HIGHTOWER Many Americans would be shocked to learn that political coups are part of our country’s history. Consider the Wall Street Putsch of 1933. Never heard of it? It was a corporate...

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