David Peterson of Aurelia photographed a semi in the ditch a mile or two east of Aurelia.

Six inches of blowing snow in deep freeze shuts down BV Between six and eight inches of snow fell Friday, driven by high winds Friday night and Saturday that shut down most of Northwest Iowa through Sunday. Temperatures dropped to -7º Saturday night and it stayed cold all day Sunday to...
Assistant Police Chief Chris Cole said he was touched by the number of people who came out Monday afternoon for the ceremony at which he was sworn in as Storm Lake Police Chief by Mayor Mike Porsch (upper left). He thanked colleagues for their support and encouragement at this time of transition....
The next event in the Storm Lake Community Ed Performing Arts Series features entertainer Kenny Ahern with his show “To Laugh Is To Live!” In this hilarious family escapade you are introduced to a whimsical comic world where the audience happily becomes partners with Kenny’s...

Dan and Madelyn Beazley run the restaurant. Times photo by Dolores Cullen

New Albert City eatery was once a gas station BY DOLORES CULLEN This restaurant would look at home in a trendy area of a big city. Actually it’s in Albert City. The Station opened in December at 129 Main. The building that was once a Standard station now seats 38 people, has three...

From upper left: Hao Khang, Alexander Ortega, Ana Quej-Flores, Elise Monahan, Sebastian Huerta, Eva Snyder, Allan White, Joel Ramirez-Parra, Sandy Lee, Madison Galvin, Nevaeh Liem, Maggie Dahlhauser, Cesar Tapia, Jayden Butler, Iratzel Ocegueda, Eva Xiong, Bank Khaleck, Dominique Gracia, Linda Spahn-Godinez, Nyamal Tut, Edgar Duarte, Shayden Lo, Cora Straw, Valerie Meija-Terry, Wester Xiong, Dylen Mendiola, Evelyn Reyes, Jereen Sercy, Ba Bu Blay, Logan Albert

Storm Lake Middle School sixth-graders observed Martin Luther King Day Monday with this collage of photos put together by sixth-grade language arts teacher Chelsea Baker. She photographed them in the midst of their annual service project – cutting and weaving plastic bags into “...

Local News

01/22/2020 - 9:22am
Slips sinking, Buoy’s may be bailing CITY SEEKS AID, STATE SILENT BY TOM CULLEN The Iowa Department of Natural Resources still hasn’t issued a response to the city about whether it’s interested in replacing the dilapidated slips at the Storm Lake...

Sports

Alta-Aurelia’s Trey Engelmann clears a rebound away from Storm Lake’s Austin Gaffney and Jesus Soto in their game last Thursday. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

01/22/2020 - 10:12am
Chase scores 12 points as Warriors win, 53-48 Brian Chase entered last Thursday’s game against Storm Lake averaging 2.0 points a game coming off the bench. So it’s safe to say that when the Alta-Aurelia junior scored 12 points, including the final...

Family & Friends

Mayra with her niece and nephew, Jessica and Miguel Flores. They are the children of Angelica and Miguel Flores who live in Arkansas.

01/22/2020 - 9:57am
MY FAVORITE RECIPES BY MARY CULLEN “I like to be busy,” commented Mayra Lopez of Storm Lake. And busy she is! Mayra just started a new position as behavioral health consultant at the United Community Health Center in Storm Lake. Previously, she...

Opinion

01/22/2020 - 8:33am
EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is in deep political trouble as President Trump’s impeachment trial begins. She has called the impeachment a sham. Last week, Ernst said that since Ukraine ultimately got its military aid, the abuse...

Obituaries

01/22/2020 - 8:25am
Francis “Fran” H. Carlson, 83, of Alta died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 18, at United Methodist Church in Alta. Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake....

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