Police search for animals in hazmat suits.

3 arrested for neglect HAZMAT TEAM DISPATCHED Three Storm Lake residents were arrested Wednesday for living in an animal-infested residence, which the SLPD found to be filled with dangerous levels of fecal matter and odor. At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, a concerned citizen told police a large...

Cade Weiland with his new manure spreader. Times photo by Dolores Cullen

Sioux Central grad buys $75,000 manure spreader instead of pursuing a parchment BY DOLORES CULLEN One Sioux Central graduating senior has big plans for life after high school, and it’s not college. Cade Weiland bought a $75,000 spreader and will use it to apply manure from his...
Trio sits in Omaha jail BY ALLYSSA ERTZ A spate of drug charges were dismissed against a trio of Storm Lake residents in lieu of federal charges, which carry tougher sentences and more time behind bars. District Judge Charles Borth dismissed all charges in connection with the SLPD’s...
Newell-Fonda and Laurens-Marathon fifth-graders get a lesson on how buffalo hunting was done over 100 years ago at Cooper’s Cove straight east of Storm Lake about 30 miles. The rifle here is a 40 caliber. That’s a buffalo hide draped over the bench. Photo by Scott Kilbride
Lakeside has its own eagle’s nest! It’s on the east side of the Lakeside blacktop in a cluster of trees a half mile south of Hwy 7. We haven’t seen any eaglets, but the mother has been seen perched on the nest looking into it. Please do not disturb. PHOTO by DOLORES CULLEN

Local News

05/17/2019 - 10:13am
Sunset Bay condos also wait on financing, Foutch says MISUNDERSTANDING WITH STATE FINANCE AUTHORITY BY TOM CULLEN Foutch Properties expects further delays to the completion of the Sunset Bay Condominiums and South School reconstruction because of...

Sports

Sioux Central advanced to the regional finals, which will be played on Monday. Team members pictured from left to right are: Adrain Hatlen, Whitney Anderson, Madison Sylvester, Sydney Herrig, Abril Morales and Alex Olson.

05/17/2019 - 11:21am
Annika Patton fired a blistering 1-under-par 71 to capture medalist honors and help Alta-Aurelia win a Class 1A first round regional girls golf tournament played on Monday at Primghar. The Warriors finished with a 387 team score. South O’Brien was...

Family & Friends

The pen pals at Better Day Café on May 8, Leslie and Cheri.

05/17/2019 - 11:01am
Tiger Beat magazine had a pen pal section back in the 1970s. But did Cheri Maben Crouch ever think she’d actually meet her pen pal? BY DOLORES CULLEN Cheri Maben Crouch of Storm Lake and Leslie Rubenfeld Naschek of Port Washington, N.Y. were pen...

Opinion

05/17/2019 - 9:29am
EDITORIAL BY ART CULLEN Our hearts were warmed to see a photo of 10 Buena Vista County high school students who will attend Buena Vista University on full-tuition scholarships next fall, all first-generation college students and most of them the...

Obituaries

05/17/2019 - 2:27pm
Billy Joe "BJ" Stevicks, 57, died Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.  Memorial services will take place Monday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Alta-Aurelia High School Gym in Alta. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in...

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