Several state and regional officials said they were caught unaware that Des Moines

Water Works would sue drainage districts until the utility’s board filed a notice of

intent to sue on Jan. 8. The Storm Lake Times was the first news outlet in Iowa to

report on DMWW’s intentions. This is the front page from Oct. 16, 2013.

DM Water Works reaches out to BV County attorney, making rounds with state officials With so many cooks, recipe hard to put in box By ART CULLEN Talks began this week in an effort to avoid a lawsuit over nitrate pollution in the Raccoon River. Buena Vista County Attorney Dave Patton said he...

Efforts to repurpose and save the Fonda school building have failed and the

structure is being demolished. The job, carried out by J.W. Construction of

Sac City, should take 16 days. Note the Newell-Fonda Mustang logo in the

gym, exposed in the center of the photo. TIMES photo by DOLORES CULLEN

First graduating class in 1894 By DOLORES CULLEN The school being torn down in Fonda isn’t the town’s first. It’s a replacement of an earlier building that burned down in January of 1927. Attempts to save the 1928 cornerstones will be made, said longtime Fondite Scott Kilbride,...

Jim Hultgren is greeted by flower sellers in a town

square in Havana. Photo by Jolene Hultgren

Hultgrens’ booty: historic bottle of rum By DOLORES CULLEN This bottle of rum given to the Storm Lake Times Tuesday was one of the first brought back legally from Cuba by a US tourist in 50 years. Storm Lakers Jim and Jolene Hultgren brought back cigars, too. It’s not that smoking...

The Storm Lake Municipal Cemetery is slated for repairs to its

tile caps on stone pillars and to the mausoleum.

Repairs to entry tiles, mausoleum on board’s worklist $5,000 grant to restore entrance By WHITNEY ROBINSON The Storm Lake Cemetery Board received a $5,000 grant to restore the front entrance. The Buena Vista County Community Foundation gave the cemetery the money in hopes of renewing the...

Several state and regional officials said they were caught unaware that Des Moines

Water Works would sue drainage districts until the utility’s board filed a notice of

intent to sue on Jan. 8. The Storm Lake Times was the first news outlet in Iowa to

report on DMWW’s intentions. This is the front page from Oct. 16, 2013.

Efforts to repurpose and save the Fonda school building have failed and the

structure is being demolished. The job, carried out by J.W. Construction of

Sac City, should take 16 days. Note the Newell-Fonda Mustang logo in the

gym, exposed in the center of the photo. TIMES photo by DOLORES CULLEN

Jim Hultgren is greeted by flower sellers in a town

square in Havana. Photo by Jolene Hultgren

The Storm Lake Municipal Cemetery is slated for repairs to its

tile caps on stone pillars and to the mausoleum.

Local News

Several state and regional officials said they were caught unaware that Des Moines

Water Works would sue drainage districts until the utility’s board filed a notice of

intent to sue on Jan. 8. The Storm Lake Times was the first news outlet in Iowa to

report on DMWW’s intentions. This is the front page from Oct. 16, 2013.

DM Water Works reaches out to BV County attorney, making rounds with state officials With so many cooks, recipe hard to put in box By ART CULLEN Talks began this week in an effort to avoid a lawsuit over nitrate pollution in the Raccoon River. Buena Vista County Attorney Dave Patton said he...

Efforts to repurpose and save the Fonda school building have failed and the

structure is being demolished. The job, carried out by J.W. Construction of

Sac City, should take 16 days. Note the Newell-Fonda Mustang logo in the

gym, exposed in the center of the photo. TIMES photo by DOLORES CULLEN

First graduating class in 1894 By DOLORES CULLEN The school being torn down in Fonda isn’t the town’s first. It’s a replacement of an earlier building that burned down in January of 1927. Attempts to save the 1928 cornerstones will be made, said longtime Fondite Scott Kilbride,...

Sports

Thursday, 29/01/15
Tornadoes win 61-49 Every time Emmetsburg made a run, Storm Lake had an answer. When the E’Hawks scored 13 straight points to change a 14-point deficit into a one-point game early in the fourth quarter, Storm Lake scored five straight points to regain control and the Tornadoes...

Storm Lake’s Alonzo Rios tries to turn Central Lyon/G-LR’s Seth Deatsch on his back

during their match at 113 pounds in Tuesday’s dual. TIMES photo by WHITNEY

ROBINSON

Thursday, 29/01/15
Tornadoes fall to Central Lyon/G-LR, MOC-Floyd Valley Noel Banuelos and Chris Shima each won both of their matches, but it wasn’t enough as Storm Lake dropped a pair of nonconference duals meets on Tuesday night at Tornado Fieldhouse. The Tornadoes were defeated by MOC-Floyd...

St. Mary’s Aaron Miller attempts a shot between

Graettinger-Terril’s Nick Josephson and Connor

Sturgill during their game on Tuesday night.

TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Thursday, 29/01/15
Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire outscored Storm Lake St. Mary’s 36-20 in the second half to pull away from a close game and hand the Panthers a 72-52 setback in a Twin Lakes Conference game on Tuesday at St. Mary’s. There were four lead changes and seven ties in the first...

Family & Friends

Jack Herzog cherishes the photo of the ship on which

he served in the 1950s.

Friday, 30/01/15
Jack Herzog’s ship is now a fish habitat By DOLORES CULLEN Jack Herzog of Lakeside is looking forward to a trip to Washington, D.C., on the May 9 Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. He’s near the top of the list to go because, although he feels fine, he has...
Friday, 30/01/15
Meet Eleanor Schuman, the new orchestra teacher in the Storm Lake schools. She began in January after the departure of Michele Grossman, who has returned to Sioux City to take care of her mother who is ill. Schuman hails from Batavia, Ill. She graduated in December...

Opinions

The Iowa Legislature is in the midst of an unsettling sausage-making demonstration. Iowans love to brag up their fealty to public education while choking its throat just lightly enough so as not to allow it to breath. The governor recommended a 1% increase in aid for K-12 schools next year. The...
By JOHN CULLEN If Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl Sunday, maybe Storm Lake school superintendent Carl Turner, a native of Washington and devoted Seahawks fan, will call school off in celebration. At least, I suggested that to him last week and while it sounded good to him, he figured it...
We were encouraged to report Friday that virtually everyone involved in a potential lawsuit over nitrate levels in the Raccoon River is interested in some sort of negotiated settlement. We were especially interested in hearing from Buena Vista County Attorney Dave Patton and Des Moines Water Works...
By ART CULLEN Okay, it should be fun for Storm Lake. Something a little different. A chance to show off the The City Beautiful. Some bars can make some money. Methodists may re-acquaint themselves with the art of making spaghetti. It’s all good, they say, that RAGBRAI is coming. Good on...

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