U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Red Oak, visited with Better Day Café employee

Sarah Flores and owner Topiz Martinez Saturday during a tour of

downtown Storm Lake. Ernst bought Better Day coffee for her entire

staff and Storm Lake City Administration on the second stop of her

tour. Times photo by Tom Cullen

Dreamers need solution but she is not certain Hill can deliver ‘I support DACA in principle, absolutely’ BY TOM CULLEN U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Congress must find a solution for young undocumented immigrants to stay in the country, during a tour of Storm Lake’s downtown...

Magda Brown addressed the crowd via Skype

from her hospital bed in Buena Vista Regional

Medical Center. Times photo by Dolores Cullen

BY DOLORES CULLEN Storm Lakers are sorry Holocaust survivor Magda Brown was incapacitated from a fall and had to spend three days at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. But on the bright side, her accident afforded locals spend time with this remarkable woman, and they were welcomed into her room...
Work is progressing on the new campground at Linn Grove. Here, in a photo taken Wednesday looking westward, a preformed building is set in place to house the restroom and showers for the campground.
A monument to Tom Egland, Storm Lake High School Class of 1989, was rededicated at halftime of Friday’s with Spencer. Egland passed away as a sophomore, and the school marked the loss with the stone, its plaque inscribed with: “Team manager, displayed the qualities desired of...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Red Oak, visited with Better Day Café employee

Sarah Flores and owner Topiz Martinez Saturday during a tour of

downtown Storm Lake. Ernst bought Better Day coffee for her entire

staff and Storm Lake City Administration on the second stop of her

tour. Times photo by Tom Cullen

Magda Brown addressed the crowd via Skype

from her hospital bed in Buena Vista Regional

Medical Center. Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Local News

USDA says she broke rules by planting trees Funds could help prevent crop planting along creek BY TOM CULLEN Officials with the Lake Improvement Commission are open to diverting commission funds toward preserving an endangered filter strip just southwest of Storm Lake. The Storm Lake Times...
Safety ratings cited Federal regulators have shut down a troubled Schaller trucking company that owned a trailer involved in a human trafficking case in Texas. Pyle Transportation of Schaller was placed under an “out-of-service order” last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety...

Sports

Storm Lake quarterback Kevin Duque is tackled by Spencer’s Brendan

Ellis during a play in the first half of their game last Friday at Tornado

Stadium. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Wednesday, 18/10/17
Tornadoes can’t overcome mistakes, hopes for playoff appearance dashed SL needs to win this Friday and get lots of help to make playoffs BY JAMIE KNAPP Mistakes that resulted in missed opportunities may prove to prevent Storm Lake from making the playoffs. The Tornadoes couldn...
Wednesday, 18/10/17
Ben Hargens rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns and Jacob Gasperi intercepted two passes and returned them both for touchdowns as Sioux Central clinched a playoff berth with a 50-6 win over Fort Dodge St. Edmond last Friday at Fort Dodge. With the win, the Rebels have clinched at...
Wednesday, 18/10/17
Beavers fall 55-20 to Washington University Washington University scored a pair of defensive touchdowns and held Buena Vista to just 39 yards rushing as the Beavers suffered a      55-20 nonconference loss to the Bears in the first-ever meeting between the two...

Family & Friends

Buena Vista County Pork Queen Carli Grau with

Miss Pigtails Nora Peterson.

Wednesday, 18/10/17
MY FAVORITE RECIPES BY MARY CULLEN October is Pork Month so we are featuring the Buena Vista County Pork Queen, Carli Grau  and Miss Pigtails, Nora Peterson of Alta.  Nora Peterson Nora Peterson, 10, is in fifth grade at Alta-Aurelia School. She is the...

Beth Bailey, Ashley Kestel and Kaitlyn Currie are shown with the

Hurricane Kits that were sent to Houston. Photo by Theresa

Bailey, Schaller Herald

Wednesday, 18/10/17
AROUND TOWN BY MARY CULLEN Pastor Michael Sydnor of Schaller Presbyterian Church came to the Schaller church from Houston. When he saw the damage that Hurricane Harvey was inflicting on his former home, he and his youth group started a Community Service Project to...

Opinions

EDITORIAL BY ART CULLEN As long as we are having these conversations about race and culture and change, which started on Monday at Buena Vista University … no doubt we need to widen the conversation. Storm Lake hosted Spencer on Friday in football, a hard-fought affair with playoff...
Ag dean opposes transparency, sustainability EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK BY ART CULLEN The firm grip of the agri-chemical complex extends to the very roots of Iowa, so it should come as no surprise that one of its proprietors appears to be on a fast track to the presidency of Iowa State University....
Misinformation and accusations around the use of the approximately $900 million surplus the state had in 2013 and the closing of the books on Fiscal Year 2017 have led to questions from constituents, both Democrat and Republican. Unfortunately, through innuendo and demagoguery, some are attempting...
Fall is the time to answer the question whether underground infrastructures such as cables, pipelines, etc., affect the productivity of farmland.  This can be easily answered with the use of weight carts and yield monitors. About 50 years ago the AT&T transcontinental cable was installed...

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