Move spurred by government funding woes Local services will retain FHC name BY JOHN CULLEN Faith, Hope & Charity, a provider of residential care and community services to children and young adults with special needs for 50 years in Storm Lake, is being acquired by Hope Haven of Rock Valley,...
According to Sheriff Elston on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7:49 a.m., the Buena Vista County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 90th Avenue and 570th Street near Storm Lake. The caller reported that both vehicles had rolled and one person...
Cindy’s cooking for 500 Get ready for Cindy Bosley’s seventh annual Community Thanksgiving meal to be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Lake Avenue Lounge in downtown Storm Lake. As in the past, Bosley is devoted to the idea that no one should have to spend Thanksgiving alone. Although...
Maleia Gessner earned the ugliest sweater award Tuesday night at Santa’s Castle’s “A Little Before Christmas Crawl.” Photo by Jen Olson

Local News

Career center for Albert City or Laurens in plan BY TOM CULLEN The Iowa Central Community College Board of Directors approved a $25.5 million bond referendum that includes millions of dollars of improvements in Buena Vista County. The board voted Tuesday to reauthorize the bond issue that failed...
BY TOM CULLEN Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake Director Dan Anderson has announced his retirement effective June 30. Anderson told The Storm Lake Times Wednesday he will step down after 25 years as Storm Lake director. He has spent 35 years with Iowa Central administration. “My...

Sports

Christopher Shima returns to lead the Storm Lake wrestling team this

winter. Shima is a two-time all-Lakes Conference champion who will

most likely wrestle at 132 pounds this season.

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Tornadoes return nine of their top grapplers from 19-win team BY JAMIE KNAPP Storm Lake had a pretty successful wrestling season a year ago, winning 19 of its 24 dual meets. There’s no reason why the Tornadoes can’t have similar success in 2017-18 as the team returns nine...
Friday, 17/11/17
Panthers return four starters to lineup BY JAMIE KNAPP Storm Lake St. Mary’s is back in business this season. Last year, the Panthers didn’t play a varsity schedule, opting to play a junior varsity one instead. But St. Mary’s will play a varsity schedule this season,...

Buena Vista’s Jasmine Demers

attempts a shot while being

guarded by Gustavus Adolphus’

Taylor Anderson during their

game on Wednesday night

at BVU.

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Morgan Muhlbauer scored a career-high 20 points while Claudia Larsen was right behind with a career-best 19, but it wasn’t enough as Buena Vista fell at home to 16th-ranked Gustavus Adolphus 80-73 on Wednesday night. BVU came out strong with 23 first-quarter points and led 23-16...

Family & Friends

The City Cinderellas and their “other jobs”: Elizabeth Petersen, A-A art
teacher; Mandi Aronson, Aronson Plumbing & Heating; Peg Hinkeldey,
White House 220 Cupcakery; Sally Van Houten, stay-at-home mom/
library volunteer; Amelia Werner, A-A second grade teacher. Missing
from the photo: Shannon Strand.
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Turkey Trot this Saturday BY DOLORES CULLEN A group of women cut pieces of felt into goofy turkey faces. It’s the City Cinderellas! the six volunteers from Alta bent on making their town a more vibrant place. They started last year with Alta’s Hometown...

Syndey Miller with her artwork displayed at BVRMC.

Friday, 17/11/17
Work by Sydney Miller will be on display at Buena Vista Regional Medical through February, 2018. Sydney is an obstetrical nurse working at BVRMC since 1994. She is a self-taught painter, taking classes in high school and then continuing her love of painting by turning...

Opinions

EDITORIAL BY ART CULLEN Iowa needs change. There’s a hubris, if not a rot, that keeps this rich state from its potential and that obscures its history that values honesty, integrity and fair play above all. A former Senate Republican leader sits in jail for graft. A district court jury...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS Years ago, somewhere around 1990, my wife and I and our two daughters visited my Aunt Elnora, who lived in Arkansas. Last week, I found myself remembering that trip — especially the Arkansas newspaper article I read while my aunt was doting over the Evans...
By GARRISON KEILLOR Slight panic in the airport out in Texas. Waiting to check a bag, pull out my billfold, no driver’s license. Check pockets, briefcase. Credit cards, no license. The brain flutters. Hotel? Taxi? Pickpocket? A teen terrorist from Izvestistan perhaps, trying to persuade TSA...
Dear Jeff Hansen, owner of Iowa Select, I live on the Iowa River in the midst of the Greenbelt. Over the years I have witnessed multiple changes in the water color, odor, and the amount of hog waste flowing in it. Furthermore, since the inception of hog factory farming there is a disappearance of...

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