They say they are ready to spend the rest of their lives in prison They approach their vandalism with a Biblical apocalyptic vision BY TOM CULLEN Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek believe they were helping residents in Buena Vista County for setting over $1 million in pipeline construction...
A field near Meridian Manufacturing abounds with jackrabbits, says Storm Lake photographer Kathy Peck. At least she counted 20 on one recent visit. This is good news. According to the Rapid City Journal, a 2010 annual roadside wildlife survey covering more than 6,000 miles turned up no...

The late Dick Christiansen retired at age 83 in

December 2014, after serving nine years as

Newell’s mayor. Hammen accepted the gavel

at that time.

By DOLORES CULLEN Newell is looking for a new mayor. Mayor Amy Hammen resigned July 15 after serving two and a half years. She, her husband Shane and their family are moving out of town. It is a requirement that the mayor live within the city limits. Newell has advertised the position and the...

Left to right: Di Daniels, Jeaneth Ibarra, Pam Bogue and Rey Solis

with their awards from their work with the Office of Minority and

Multicultural Health.

A special recognition ceremony was held Aug. 9 at Buena Vista University for recipients of the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Awards. Coordinated by Volunteer Iowa, the Governor’s Volunteer Award program – now in its 34th year – provides an easy way for Iowa nonprofits,...

The late Dick Christiansen retired at age 83 in

December 2014, after serving nine years as

Newell’s mayor. Hammen accepted the gavel

at that time.

Left to right: Di Daniels, Jeaneth Ibarra, Pam Bogue and Rey Solis

with their awards from their work with the Office of Minority and

Multicultural Health.

Local News

Principals, counselors not equipped to handle crises BY TOM CULLEN The Storm Lake School Board approved a $40,000 contract with Plains Area Mental Health for a therapist for the 2017-18 school year. Superintendent Carl Turner told the board he forged an agreement with Plains Area Mental Health...
Old shed can’t handle new gear BY TOM CULLEN The Buena Vista County Supervisors on Tuesday authorized I&S Group to draft a final design of a $3 million building that would house the engineer’s office and related equipment. Engineer Bret Wilkinson and representatives from I&S...

Sports

Kevin Duque will be switching positions on both sides of the ball as he

moves to quarterback and safety. The Tornadoes open the season on

Aug. 25 at Cherokee.

Friday, 18/08/17
Team returns entire offensive line, electric running backs BY JAMIE KNAPP Storm Lake lost a lot of talented players from last year’s record-breaking team that went 9-1, won the district title, and qualified for the state playoffs for the first time ever. But there is enough...

Lucas Nicholson is one of seven returning

runners for Storm Lake this season. The

team begins the season next Thursday at

Spencer. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 18/08/17
Returning boys must make big step up, girls fighting numbers BY JAMIE KNAPP Last year, Storm Lake finished third in the Lakes Conference boys cross country meet. Many of those runners graduated, including state qualifier Dylan Cavanaugh. The returning group of runners will need to...

Gracie Meier is one of the top returners to this year’s Storm Lake girls

swim team, which figures to have more depth. The Tornadoes open the

season on Aug. 29 at Sioux City North. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Friday, 18/08/17
Team will have 8-12 pretty solid swimmers BY JAMIE KNAPP Storm Lake will feature a little more depth this season when it opens the girls swimming season. The team returns five swimmers from last year’s team that went 6-6 in dual meets. Seniors Gracie Meier and Kylie Mongan are...

Family & Friends

Friday, 18/08/17
Left: The Buena Vista County Historical Society inherited two railroad baggage carts from the old Illinois Central depot. One of them was transported to central Iowa by railroad buff Andy Swanson to become part of a historical display. Top right: Dale and Janice...
Friday, 18/08/17
FROM THE PULPIT BY FR. MICHAEL CRONIN Parochial Vicar St. Mary’s When the disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea they were terrified. “It is a ghost,” they said, and they cried out in fear. At once Jesus spoke to them, “Take courage...

Opinions

EDITORIAL BY ART CULLEN Tuition at Iowa’s two largest public universities will go up 7% a year for five years under proposals put forward by their presidents. When you add in an increase of 5% already approved by the board of regents, the total increase over five years is 41%. That’s...
FILLERS BY JOHN CULLEN After my alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, published a story about The Storm Lake Times winning the Pulitzer Prize, I received a congratulatory call from an alumnus, Jim Gillis of Walnut Creek, Calif. Jim took a special interest in this story because he played...
STRAY THOUGHTS BY RANDY EVANS Don’t come knocking on my door looking for support for the Trump administration’s latest effort to get rid of what the president likes to call job-killing regulations. Why? I will answer that question, but first let me tell you about my brother-in-law,...
Santa’s Castle hosted a Mollie B. polka dance on Saturday, Aug. 12.  This event was a fundraiser for Santa’s Castle and an enjoyable event for our senior generation.  The Santa’s Castle Board of Directors would like to extend a big thank you to the following businesses...

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