Lacking a real Valentine’s Day proposal, we settled for this impressive “Prom-posal” by Zach Issa, an Alta-Aurelia senior. He put on nice clothes and brought flowers and a box of candy to freshman Madison Lundberg Monday morning before she underwent knee surgery at Buena Vista...
Computer visionary is Siebens American Heritage Lecturer Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak will be the 23rd William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture laureate at Buena Vista University on Friday, Oct. 4. Wozniak joins a list of preeminent American Heritage lecturers that has included...
A rare albino catfish was caught on Storm Lake by Joshua Nelson of Moville Monday. Nelson said he released it, “because I thought maybe some one else would enjoy catching it.” According to a DNR official, a few albinos were spotted in the last batch from Rathbun Fish Hatchery, from...
They each contribute $100 to good causes By Dolores Cullen Storm Laker Dan Bacon has started a 100+ Men Who Care group in Buena Vista County and their first meeting raised $2,000 for the Buena Vista Dive Team. Bacon, who works for Thrivent Financial, said he got the idea from a friend who also...

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Lacking a real Valentine’s Day proposal, we settled for this impressive “Prom-posal” by Zach Issa, an Alta-Aurelia senior. He put on nice clothes and brought flowers and a box of candy to freshman Madison Lundberg Monday morning before she underwent knee surgery at Buena Vista...
Computer visionary is Siebens American Heritage Lecturer Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak will be the 23rd William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture laureate at Buena Vista University on Friday, Oct. 4. Wozniak joins a list of preeminent American Heritage lecturers that has included...

Sports

Friday, 15/02/19
Yanga on second team Mach Nyaw and Cham Deng were instrumental players in Storm Lake’s run to its first Lakes Conference boys basketball title in 39 years. The dynamic duo were rewarded for their efforts as they were among the 10 players selected to the all-conference first team...
Friday, 15/02/19
St. Mary’s tops G-R Mason Laven scored a career-high 17 points to lead four players in double figures as Storm Lake St. Mary’s opened Class 1A district tournament play with a 71-36 win over Glidden-Ralston on Wednesday night at St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s (3-18)...
Friday, 15/02/19
Alta-Aurelia scored the game’s first 21 points and the Warriors were never threatened after that as they rolled to a 66-30 win over Missouri Valley in the first round of the Class 2A district tournament on Wednesday night at Alta. The Warriors, now 15-7, played East Sac County (16-...

Family & Friends

Lindsey Peterson and Adam Bockelman with their dog, Mosby.

Wednesday, 13/02/19
MY FAVORITE RECIPES BY MARY CULLEN Lindsey Peterson from Alta and her husband Adam Bockelman returned to this area last May. They enjoy sharing their home in Linn Grove with their dog Mosby, nicknamed “Gray Ghost.” “We live in the hills; this is...
Wednesday, 13/02/19
AROUND TOWN   BY MARY CULLEN Storm Lake native Amanda Eike Koehler has been published. Amanda is a short fiction and freelance writer and a member of the Knife Brothers writing group – a small collection of short fiction writers. Her work has...

Opinions

Art Cullen The Iowa Legislature this week, with the concurrence of Gov. Reynolds, allowed for a 2.3% increase for K-12 schools for next fiscal year. That comes after years of increases in the range of 1%, half the rate of inflation, which have put a lot of pressure on school districts and teachers...
Randy Evans Community leaders always prefer to see the glass as half full instead of dwelling on trends and policies beyond their control that could easily produce anxiety — or ulcers. I had a friend for many years who fit that description. I would call him an optimistic realist. I’m...
EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Storm Lake needs housing in the worst way. It’s limiting people from moving here. Employers are concerned. So it’s good news that the city will sell 20 lots to local real estate agent Joe Aube, who is working with contractor Ben Friesen on building homes that...
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK BY ART CULLEN I was full of northern cultural superiority while watching blackface smear the Virginia governor and attorney general. Then Dolores opened up the St. Joe, Iowa, history book. It shows a picture from 1963 of the St. Joe Men’s Choir performing the 1936...

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