Alta man’s sculpture of golf balls shoots around the globe More Kevin Pingel than Tiger Woods By DOLORES CULLEN For the record, Kevin Pingel’s statue of a man made out of golf balls didn’t take seven months to make, nor did all 600 golf balls come from his backyard. The Alta...
Beaver freshman relocates to room behind bars after dorm burglaries A Buena Vista University freshman from North Carolina who just landed on campus landed in jail Tuesday on charges that he burglarized seven dorm rooms on move-in weekend. Police took a report of several burglaries to dorm rooms...
On Aug. 20 Alta-Aurelia Community School began its school year with the raising of the American flag and the Iowa state flag while reveille was played and followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. Alta VFW Post 6172 and Alta American Legion Post 498 assisted in this ceremony. The American flag and...

Local News

Tyson must sell sow-buying unit Tyson Foods will sell its sow purchasing business to clear federal anti-trust concerns over its pending purchase of Hillshire Brands. Tyson and the US Justice Department announced a settlement that will allow Tyson to close its purchase of Hillshire on Sept. 27....
Alta man’s sculpture of golf balls shoots around the globe More Kevin Pingel than Tiger Woods By DOLORES CULLEN For the record, Kevin Pingel’s statue of a man made out of golf balls didn’t take seven months to make, nor did all 600 golf balls come from his backyard. The Alta...

Sports

Alta-Aurelia’s Micah Barnes passes the ball during their season-opening match

against OA-BCIG on Tuesday night in Alta. TIMES photos by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 29/08/14
Izzy Hinkeldey went 16-for-18 in hitting with 10 kills and Erica Lockin was 17-for-17 in serving and added 25 digs to help Alta-Aurelia open the season with a 25-16, 18-25, 25-22, 25-11 win over OA-BCIG in a nonconference match on Tuesday night at Alta. “I was really pleased with...
Friday, 29/08/14
Nicole Hamilton went 42-for-48 in hitting with 14 kills and was 14-for-14 in serving with five aces, but it wasn’t enough as Sioux Central had its season opener spoiled by Estherville on Tuesday night. Game scores were 25-18, 20-25, 15-25, 25-22, 15-5. “We started the first...
Friday, 29/08/14
Tornado boys place 9th, girls take 10th Bazyl Horsey finished 29th overall and Sam Olson was 32nd to help Storm Lake place ninth in the Spencer Invitational on Tuesday night. Algona won the meet with 33 points. Storm Lake scored 211. Horsey ran the course in a time of 19 minutes, 1...

Family & Friends

Mary Crandell, left, and Elizabeth Huether with their new
book, Little Miss Mary Discovers Music Outside Her Window.
Friday, 29/08/14
Former Storm Laker Mary Crandell has published a new book aimed to help children discover music and foster creativity. Crandell, an instrumental teacher at Waukee Middle School, partnered with fellow Waukee art teacher Elizabeth Huether on the creation of the book,...
Thursday, 28/08/14
On Aug. 20 Alta-Aurelia Community School began its school year with the raising of the American flag and the Iowa state flag while reveille was played and followed with the Pledge of Allegiance. Alta VFW Post 6172 and Alta American Legion Post 498 assisted in this...

Opinions

Farm income is supposed to fall nationally by 14% this year, the US Department of Agriculture forecast on Tuesday, to the lowest level in four years. It would be worse were it not for livestock fetching higher prices this year. Corn is leading the way to softer revenues with a 15% drop in price...
Three prominent ag commodity groups stepped up to address Iowa water quality concerns Monday by forming the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, donating $200,000 each and hiring an executive director with solid environmental protection credentials. The Iowa Pork Producers, Iowa Corn Growers and Iowa...
By ART CULLEN It is hard to tell from the bottom of a tennis shoe how much wool the woolybear caterpillar has developed as school bells ring. The grasshoppers are hopping. The corn husks are thickening. And the Old Farmer’s Almanace just landed on my desk — or at least I just found it...
By DON BEHM We watch the reruns of The Lawerence Welk Show every Saturday night. One night they played the Hopscotch Polka. Hopscotch Polka was quite popular and was #1 on the hit parade. This song brought back memories of Hopscotch and other games we played many years ago. Hopscotch was a game...

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