Jim Haraldson pulls a carp out of his fishing boat.

‘It was terrible! They smell horrible.’ BY DOLORES CULLEN Being battered by flying carp made a boating trip from Kindlespire Park to Sioux Rapids last Thursday less serene than planned. Friends Barb and Ed (Skoog) Anderson of Alta, Jim Haraldson of Rembrandt, Myron and Lori...

The Buena Vista County Foundation check is presented to Sioux Rapids Historical Society members. Front row left to right: Foundation member Dave Rydstrom, Lynda Swanson, Vicki Jensen, Ginny Smith, BVCCF member Doug Rebhuhn. Back row Gary Brown, Ken Dubois, JoAnn Dubois.

BV’s oldest dwelling is musty, has a bug problem New SL park gets biggest amount BY DOLORES CULLEN Buena Vista County Foundation has dispersed $39,000 to nine agencies in the 2020 round of funding, including $3,500 to help preserve the county’s oldest dwelling. Abner Bell...
Crews rose to the occasion last Saturday morning to repaint some areas of King’s Pointe. Times photo by Dolores Cullen
Top: Joanne and Hal Tucker enjoy the finished product. Above: The patio at night. Photos by Dolores Cullen and Joanne Tucker With the help of neighbor Doug Vilas they completely redid their shoreline BY DOLORES CULLEN Storm Laker Hal Tucker, 58, has a tendency to take on adventurous...

New testing site set up
The Storm Lake Test Iowa site has been moved from the Storm Lake High School parking lot to the Sunrise Golf Course parking lot (1528 E. Lakeshore Dr.) Testing resumed Monday, July 20.

The Storm Lake TestIowa Site has been extended through August 7. To get tested, visit www.testiowa.com to fill out the assessment.  According to the state’s coronavirus website on July 31 at 10:00 a.m.: Positive cases in Buena Vista County: 1,782 Individuals...

Local News

07/31/2020 - 9:47am
Corn hits five-year low amid uncertain aid forecast, spotty field conditions BY TOM CULLEN A worsening late-summer drought and a years-long depression of demand for U.S. grain could render the 2020 harvest season the worst yet for Rembrandt farmer...

Sports

Newell-Fonda catcher Maggie Walker fields the throw as Lisbon’s Kali Nelson slides across home plate during Tuesday’s state tournament game in Fort Dodge. Lisbon won, 3-0. TIMES photos by JAMIE KNAPP

07/31/2020 - 10:12am
Newell-Fonda’s Megan Morenz accepts the state participant trophy from IGHSAU executive director Jean Berger after Tuesday’s game against Lisbon. Newell-Fonda blanked by Lisbon Mustangs stymied by Lisbon pitcher, 3-0 BY JAMIE KNAPP When you’re...

Family & Friends

07/31/2020 - 9:55am
Storm Lake High School graduating senior Briana Garling wasn’t about to try to walk on the football field in stilettos – so she took them off! Students went from the bleachers west across a platform where their names were announced, to where Briana...

Opinion

07/31/2020 - 8:46am
EDITORIAL BY ART CULLEN Iowa cannot afford another couple years of unimpeded one-party rule. The state is hobbled by a coronavirus and is headed for a fiscal train wreck under the fumbling leadership of Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Legislature,...

Obituaries

07/31/2020 - 1:16pm
Roger H. Clausen, 93, of Okoboji, formerly of Holstein, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Lakes Regional Healthcare of Spirit Lake. A private family funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church of Holstein with the...

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