‘WHAT I DO, ESPECIALLY WITH PEOPLE ONE-ON-ONE, IS HELP THEM REFILL THEIR CUP, THEIR MENTAL CUP, BECAUSE WE CAN’T PROTEST FOREVER.’

Photos by Julia Mae Photography

Storm Laker Wendy Broich uses dance to heal BY DOLORES CULLEN Wendy Broich’s been dancing since age three. You may have watched her perform with the St. Mary’s Dance team, smiling and energetic. She graduated in the Class of 2013. Now, at 25, she has her own dance studio...

Salli Nichols and Nancy Sliefert work the polls in the Storm Lake High School auxiliary gym Tuesday. Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Scholten got close 2 years ago, and GOP made King pay BY TOM CULLEN It worked before for Rep. Steve King, but not on Tuesday. He lost to Randy Feenstra. King treated this year’s primary campaign with the nonchalance he always has during nine terms in Congress.  He raised...

Tessa Radcliff cuddles Lenny. TIMES photos by DOLORES CULLEN

The last of the hoarded pets BY DOLORES CULLEN Lake Animal Hospital is down to its last hoarded pet.  Off to good, new homes are Doodle, Benson, Wiggles, Scruffy and the other dogs – 33 in all. Of the 21 cats rescued, some had to be euthanized because of disease. Some even...
Alley Cat Tattoo owner Brent Woltman closed his business upon orders from the governor in the midst of COVID-19, which left him time to pursue other art projects, such as this painting of a colorful bee. 

The Test Iowa site at Storm Lake High School appeared busier than normal Wednesday in photos taken late morning. In some vehicles, multiple people were tested. Times photo by Jake Kurtz

According to the state’s coronavirus website on June 5 at 7:50 a.m.: Positive cases in Buena Vista County: 1,034 Hospitalized: 16 Recovered: 163 Deaths: 2 “Confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 are going up in BV County, which we expected with the increased testing...

Local News

06/05/2020 - 10:15am
At least 3 deaths No county nursing home residents test positive BY TOM CULLEN The closing of Storm Lake’s Tyson pork plant hasn’t flattened the growth of COVID-19 in Buena Vista County. As of Friday morning at 10:15 a.m., there were 1,060 positive...

Sports

06/05/2020 - 11:18am
Tornadoes look to challenge for Lakes Conference title BY JAMIE KNAPP Storm Lake won 21 baseball games a year ago and finished second in the Lakes Conference with an 8-4 mark. The Tornadoes have two big strengths to help improve on that runner-up...

Family & Friends

With love from Varina. Two of the many mask-makers Cheryl Wernimont and Roanna Hatteberg stand with masks ready to send to Minnesota.

06/05/2020 - 11:12am
Thanks, Freedom Quilters for sending over 1K masks to Twin Cities people in need!  BY DOLORES CULLEN In mid-April I learned from my sister Therese that the organization she works for, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, was in need of...

Opinion

06/05/2020 - 9:22am
EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Good riddance that Rep. Steve King lost Tuesday night, JD Scholten said. The Democrat from Sioux City helped to bring down the infamous incumbent at the hands of Randy Feenstra, a Republican from Hull, when Scholten came...

Obituaries

06/05/2020 - 9:07am
Dennis Lester Freeman, 81, died from complications of Parkinson’s disease on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Stratford Specialty Care in Stratford. Born on March 2, 1939, in Paton, Dennis grew up in Gowrie and moved with his family to Spirit Lake, where he...

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