Tom Lane gets a quick hug from his wife Tarla as the election results come in. Councilman-elect Les Mann is at right. Times photo by Tom Cullen

Mann, Lane, Henderson win council seats by wide margin BY TOM CULLEN Tom Lane moved to Alta 31 years ago the day after he and his wife, Tarla, got married at the Baptist Church in Storm Lake. They decided to put down stakes at Westview mobile home park, which then was the most affordable...

Jeff DeWall and his fiancée Boni Taggart. Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Cabbie who suffered cardiac arrest behind wheel climbs out of coma, ready for a new life Boni won’t let him out of her sight MORE TIME BEHIND THE DESK, LESS BEHIND THE WHEEL BY DOLORES CULLEN Attention: Jeff DeWall is alive and well! “Some people think I’m a ghost,...
Work is progressing on the Iowa Central Industrial Training Center just north of town on Old Hwy. 71. The large patch of concrete is a parking lot for the one-story building, which will go up along the dark streak on the far side of the lot. A driveway with a loading dock has been poured on the...
Don’t miss “Cheaper by the Dozen,” produced by the Storm Lake High School drama department Nov. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. in the SLHS auditorium. Father Gilbreth (Reed Wunshel, 11) “dabs a little here” as he shows his children how to take a bath in his effort to speed up...

T.J. got soaked while getting an image of himself at this fall In Oregon. 

Newell photographer T.J. (Jason) Braunschweig and his brother Josh have much to show for their fall trip. They visited six national parks, 11 states and covered 6,034 miles in 13 days, all the while living out of a van. They started in northern California under the giant redwoods. “We had...

Local News

11/08/2019 - 10:37am
Late planting, wet fall mean high drying costs 200-bushels per acre over most of NW Iowa BY TOM CULLEN Nearly all of the corn crop that’s headed to elevators needs significant drying, over twice the amount that elevators process in a typical fall....

Sports

11/08/2019 - 11:19am
KNAPP TIME BY JAMIE KNAPP         Just like that, it’s over. After 29 seasons of never missing a Buena Vista home football game, my streak has come to an end. Not rain nor snow nor brutal cold halted the streak. Nor did a funeral or a wedding or...

Family & Friends

11/08/2019 - 10:50am
Get in the holiday spirit! BY DOLORES CULLEN “I have nothing for the gift exchange,” moaned Mittens the cat. “I edged closer to the mistletoe, drinking cocoa and looking into Jenny’s eyes at the Christmas party.” “He always hated carriage rides and...

Opinion

11/13/2019 - 9:04am
EMPTY NEST BY CURT SWARM Nov. 3, 1989, a day I shall never forget. I had fallen drunk through the glass top of my coffee table, cut myself to smithereens, and nearly bled to death. Nov. 3, 2019, to celebrate 30 years of being clean and sober, and...

Obituaries

11/13/2019 - 8:59am
Bill Frederick, 90, of Webb died Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Spencer. Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 8, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer. Burial was on Friday, Nov. 8, at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux...

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