Ben (left) with his Spider-Gwen painting and Joey with his
original character “Terra.” The large printed banners made
from the Vasquez’s digital art will be set up at the Chicago
Comic and Entertainment Expo in April. TIMES photo by
DOLORES CULLEN
Ben and Joey Vasquez hope for a hit at Chicago expo BY DOLORES CULLEN These two brothers are their own dynamic duo. Ben and Joey Vasquez’s address is an old abandoned church on Main Street in Early. And in an apartment inside they toil away night and day drawing comics. With pen and paper...
Robins, robins everywhere as spring broke Monday. TIMES photo by DOLORES CULLEN
Chris Cole was promoted to the rank of Assistant Police Chief and John Bauer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant March 20 for the Storm Lake Police Department. Cole fills a slot left with the retirement of Todd Erskine, and Bauer takes Cole’s position. Here, wives Stacey Cole and Megan...
Seagulls scout out lunch at Little Lake. PHOTO by KATHY PECK
Ben (left) with his Spider-Gwen painting and Joey with his
original character “Terra.” The large printed banners made
from the Vasquez’s digital art will be set up at the Chicago
Comic and Entertainment Expo in April. TIMES photo by
DOLORES CULLEN

Local News

Council hires Wichita firm to replace Kinseth City pays evicted company $120,000 BY TOM CULLEN The Storm Lake City Council on Tuesday named Weigand-Omega of Wichita, Kan., as the manager of King’s Pointe effective March 31, after buying out the resort’s current manager, Kinseth...
A fire subsumed a bar in Galva that was formerly a lumber yard. The Ida County Courier reported Wednesday morning the Ida County Sheriff’s Office and the Galva Fire Department responded to a fire that destroyed the Lumber Inn in Galva, which was formerly the Galva Lumberyard for decades...

Sports

Friday, 24/03/17
Tornadoes have 33 athletes out for team BY JAMIE KNAPP Justin Mellmann was kind of hampered when it came to options last season. He didn’t have a whole lot of athletes to spread across an entire track and field meet. But this year is a different story. The Tornado boys coach has...
Friday, 24/03/17
Panthers will have 8 boys, 5 girls on team Numbers will be a concern once again for the Storm Lake St. Mary’s boys and girls track and field teams. The Panther boys will have eight members on its roster while the girls will feature five. Jake Heitman will lead the boys team. He...
Friday, 24/03/17
It will be a learning curve for the Storm Lake boys tennis team this season. The Tornadoes return only two players from last year’s team that finished 4-5 in dual matches and second in the Lakes Conference tournament. Brayden Hoops returns as the team’s No. 1 player. He had...

Family & Friends

Larry Hecht and Mickey Vasquez converse at the ribbon cutting event

held for STARS mentoring program at SLHS Wednesday. Here’s a

little-known fact about Mickey: he’s the person dressed like Moses

at home basketball games.

Friday, 24/03/17
Mentor program is at 85 matches and growing BY DOLORES CULLEN A nine-year mentor partnership thrives between insurance agent Larry Hecht and Storm Lake High School junior Mickey Vasquez. Ever since Mickey was a third-grader at North School the two have gotten...
Friday, 24/03/17
Newell-Fonda junior Nathan Pedersen has become a valuable volunteer at TLC Canine Center in Newell. While shelter matron Pauline Larsen was recovering from back surgery, Pedersen took over most of the chores. Here he is with some of the homeless dogs at the shelter...

Opinions

BY ART CULLEN Storm Lake City Manager Jim Patrick said in front of the city council Tuesday that The Storm Lake Times cost the city an extra $20,000 in its negotiations to evict Kinseth Hospitality as manager of King’s Pointe Resort. Patrick made the comment to our reporter at the council...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS Volunteers occupy an important place in the hearts of Iowans for all they do for their friends, for their neighbors and for their communities. There’s no way we could ever adequately compensate them for their service. They do this not for fame or fortune. In...
By GARRISON KEILLOR Last fall when he was winning hearts and minds in the Midwest, Mr. Red Cap promised to remove the curse of Obamacare from the nation and replace it with something beautiful that would cover everybody. Now that Trumpcare is out for previews, he is still upbeat and says he is in...
CAPITOL LETTERS BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE GARY WORTHAN District 11, R-Storm Lake With the first funnel of the session in the rearview mirror, floor action picked up dramatically in both chambers this week. With three weeks until the next funnel we are working to get bills that were approved in...

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