Wally Keller heads BVRMC delegation By Dolores Cullen Who is Wally Keller? The grand marshal of the Star Spangled Spectacular parade isn’t a celebrity, nor is he an influential city leader He’s Wally Keller, 62, purchasing store room clerk at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and...
Pentecostal congregation buys Church of Christ bulding By Dolores Cullen Storm Lake’s Church of Christ, one of The City Beautiful’s oldest congregations, has disbanded for lack of members, but the stately gothic church building has been sold to some of the town’s newest...
By Tom Cullen Rep. Steve King R-Kiron visited Storm Lake’s Faith, Hope and Charity Wednesday morning to discuss mental health in the fourth district. King toured Storm Lake’s facility Wednesday appreciative of Faith, Hope & Charity’s service to Buena Vista County. “...
Watch for the Saturn ring shots Safe and spectacular are the goals for the July 4 Star Spangled Spectacular fireworks show. Fireworks organizer Orren Knoffloch said he hopes for a big crowd to view the 10 p.m. fireworks and hopes the public commits to a safe holiday. “We want people to stay...

Local News

Wally Keller heads BVRMC delegation By Dolores Cullen Who is Wally Keller? The grand marshal of the Star Spangled Spectacular parade isn’t a celebrity, nor is he an influential city leader He’s Wally Keller, 62, purchasing store room clerk at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and...
Pentecostal congregation buys Church of Christ bulding By Dolores Cullen Storm Lake’s Church of Christ, one of The City Beautiful’s oldest congregations, has disbanded for lack of members, but the stately gothic church building has been sold to some of the town’s newest...

Sports

Friday, 03/07/15
Spirit Lake, ranked No. 8 in Class 3A, scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to erase a 5-2 deficit as the Indians held off an upset bid by Storm Lake to win 6-5 in a Lakes Conference game on Wednesday. The Tornadoes scored two runs in the first inning, one in the second and...

St. Mary’s Tanner Snyder executes a bunt in Wednesday’s game against

Sioux Central. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 03/07/15
Mac Prior scored on a fielder’s choice in the top of the eighth inning to give Sioux Central a 2-1 win over Storm Lake St. Mary’s on Wednesday night at Memorial Field. The winning run scored in the eighth when Prior reached on an error, stole second, and advanced to third on...

St. Mary’s center fielder Mackenzie Laven attempts to catch a fly ball during their game against

Sioux Central on Wednesday night. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 03/07/15
Lanae Shiley fired a no-hitter in the circle and went 2-for-4 with three RBI at the plate to help Sioux Central defeat Twin Lakes Conference rival Storm Lake St. Mary’s 12-0 on Wednesday night at Memorial Field. After three scoreless innings, the Rebels scored four runs in the...

Family & Friends

Poppin’ Penelope will be in town Friday. Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Friday, 03/07/15
What’s her husband like? What were her first impressions of Storm Lake? How old is she? By DOLORES CULLEN Ask for a turtle, a dragon, a peacock or better yet a flamingo this year when your wait in line is over and you stand before the famous Poppin’...

King Splash hands out waterpark passes.

Friday, 03/07/15
Summer school at Storm Lake Elementary School came to a fun conclusion last Friday with a visit from King Splash and free books. Upon the request of Storm Lake reading specialists, the Storm Lake Rotary Club donated $300 to purchase books for the students to take home...

Opinions

Storm Lake’s tremendous dredging program would not be as far along as it is were it not for the locally organized work crew and infrastructure. As we have noted before, City Infrastructure Director Pat Kelly volunteered to ramrod the operation and the city council agreed. That pledge led to...
By JOHN CULLEN Twenty-five years ago this week we published the first issue of The Storm Lake Times, but for a while on press day it looked like it might not happen. Our original staff of Tim Gallagher, Jay Miller, Betty Schmidt, Jeff Myers and I worked hard for several weeks in advance to get...
This editorial from the first issue of The Storm Lake Times, June 29, 1990, expresses the philosophy that gov­erns this news­pa­per. It is published annually on the anniversary of The Times founding as an affirmation of our principles.   We hold these truths to be self-evident,...
By ART CULLEN When I looked into the rearview mirror to see the sun setting over Storm Lake as I headed east on the Varina Road, on my way to college, I swore I was shaking the dirt off my boots. Never would I return. As they say in politics, never is a long time. I should be running the...

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