The Matachines kneel on the hard floor for the Rosary, led by Rene Tarin of Storm Lake. TIMES photos by DOLORES CULLEN

Saturday night’s celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Columbus Club Hall was an extravaganza that brought many visiting entertainers to town.  Aztec dancers from Denison were called to attention with blasts from this conch shell. Iratze Hernandez of Storm...

Teamsters President James Hoffa, left, with Storm Lake native Jesse Case, kicking off a Presidential forum in Cedar Rapids Saturday. Case leads Teamsters Local 238.

Case rouses crowd before Dems make pitch BY TOM CULLEN Saturday’s Teamsters Presidential Forum began in a fashion similar to Joe Biden’s appearances on his No Malarkey bus tour through rural Iowa.  The former Vice President was running late, leaving two moderators, 700...

In the proposed design, the bigger light green circles are existing trees that will stay in place. The four smaller circles are new trees yet to be planted. The two oblong shapes are stormwater facilities. A walkway of permeable pavers snakes down from the upper right. Semi-circles on the corners are covered with permeable pavers and will serve as outdoor classrooms and student gathering areas. 

Seek $50,000 grant for green space BY TOM CULLEN Storm Lake High School’s upper-level ecology class is applying for a $50,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Agriculture to restore the former courtyard into a greenspace students and faculty can use in good weather. Angela...

The Storm Lake Area Messiah brought singers and instrumentalists together Sunday night at Storm Lake Auditorium for an inspirational Christmas concert in the classical style. TIMES photos by DOLORES CULLEN

Sopranos give it their all during the Hallelujah Chorus. Soprano soloist Ruth Whitmore is congratulated afterwards. Glee Crippin thanks the crowd for their support. Generous free-will donations over $1,000 will keep this local effort going. Joanne Tucker directs with gusto...

The Zone/Goettsch float was loaded with inflatables. TIMES photos by DOLORES CULLEN

Semi wins/Santa tumbles BY DOLORES CULLEN An extravagant float by Zone Home Entertainment and Goettsch Dispatch earned first place in this year’s Miracle on Lake Avenue lighted parade. And little wonder. Goettsch’s truck and flatbed semi trailer was loaded with seven or eight...

Local News

12/11/2019 - 9:45am
A mother waits for the phone to ring with news of her daughter suffering from severe anxiety BY DOLORES CULLEN Laurie Miller of Storm Lake listens nonstop for her phone to ring. Where is her daughter Justine? Has anyone a scrap of information that...

Sports

St/ Mary’s Sam Peters and Chase Hurd vie for possession of the ball with Alta-Aurelia’s Tanner Randall during their game last Friday. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

12/11/2019 - 11:25am
Warriors win, 76-37 Logan McCoy scored a career-high 17 points to lead three players in double figures as Alta-Aurelia began Twin Lakes Conference play with a 76-37 win over Storm Lake St. Mary’s last Friday at St. Mary’s. The Warriors jumped out to...

Family & Friends

Nancy Sliefert, left, with her sisters: Maxine (right) and Linda.

12/11/2019 - 10:22am
Sisters enjoy traveling after retirement MY FAVORITE RECIPES BY MARY CULLEN “I knew that you’d call me to be in the recipe column someday,” smiled Nancy Sliefert of Storm Lake. Then Nancy showed me pictures of her late parents, Helen and Lawrence...

Opinion

Los Angeles-area Teamster Billy O’Connell (left) and Guardian Editor John Mulholland (center), both natives of Ireland, chatted about the old sod with Times Editor Art Cullen, who could listen to that brogue all day.

12/11/2019 - 8:42am
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK BY ART CULLEN Teamsters who organized a forum with six Presidential candidates on Saturday in Cedar Rapids seemed as conflicted as most Iowa Democrats by strong presentations from a talented crop. I was honored to moderate the...

Obituaries

12/11/2019 - 8:46am
Jim Meusey of Chaska, Minn. died Nov. 2, 2019, at 75, while working out on his own treadmill. He had suffered a massive heart attack in 1999 after which doctors gave him only several more years to live. He made it 20.   A lifelong sports enthusiast...

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