A strong gust of wind out of the southeast almost upset this load of round bales on its way south on Hwy. 71 right at the Buena Vista/Sac County line Wednesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. Driver Beau Roberts of Sutherland, who works for B&R Excavating, also out of Sutherland, pulled off on the...

Fifth-grader Giovanni Rodriguez and his book. He’s in fifth grade.

Catches the eye of Bugatti CEO BY DOLORES CULLEN Sit down with 11-year-old Storm Laker Giovanni Rodriguez and ask him about his favorite subject — the Bugatti Divo, a sleek high-end high performance car. He’ll start out in a clear kid’s voice with facts: the Bugatti...

Amelia Stark with the goat she won in the Share a Kid contest. The Hanson family — Jordan, Christy, Rich and Jacob — donated the goat to the contest. The goat’s coat is shaved for competition, otherwise it will grow shaggy.

Amelia Stark adds to her growing menagerie BY DOLORES CULLEN The types of animals shown at the Buena Vista County Fair shown by Storm Laker Amelia Stark is slowly growing. This year she added a dairy goat to her menagerie. She won a Nigerian dwarf goat in a contest sponsored by the...

Tom Grau stands over a marker on C-49 north of Newell which denotes the wetland.

BY TOM CULLEN What was once old, low-lying corn ground at the old Grau farm north of Newell in the 1990s is now the epicenter of the state’s largest supported CREP wetland, a prelapsarian tract that will span over 170 acres around C49 and 200th Avenue. Tom Grau, one of six landowners...

The Lighthouse Summer Concert Series continues on Friday, July 19 with the band Pet Rock performing on the Great Lawn at Awaysis Park from 8-11 p.m.

Don’t miss deals galore in SL Get ready to catch a great deal during Ridiculous Days! Stop by for “Fish-Tastic” in-store deals, sidewalk sales, and fun drawings at local retailers beginning Thursday, July 18 and going through Saturday, July 20. Shop your favorite Storm Lake...

Local News

Abby Grace Caldwell, as Elsa, wraps up the popular song “Let it Go.”

07/19/2019 - 9:39am
Frozen Jr. at Roxy Theater Over 60 area youth take the stage this weekend at the Roxy Theater in Alta for Next Generation Theatre’s “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” Next Generation Theatre is sponsored by the Buena Vista Community Theatre. The one-hour show...

Sports

Newell-Fonda celebrates its 11th trip to the state tournament in the last 14 years after rallying to beat Ridge View 6-4 in a regional final game on Monday in Fonda. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

07/19/2019 - 10:50am
Newell-Fonda will play Lynnville-Sully in first round BY JAMIE KNAPP Putting pressure on the opposing defense is the way Newell-Fonda likes to play softball. It’s also the way Lynnville-Sully likes to play too. Whoever handles the pressure that will...

Family & Friends

07/19/2019 - 10:16am
From produce to ugly lamps in open class The Buena Vista County Fair’s open class gives BV Countians of all ages a chance to show their fabulous creations, whether they be baked goods, garden produce, paintings or sewing projects. You don’t even...

Opinion

07/19/2019 - 9:03am
EDITORIAL BY ART CULLEN If we really want to get to the bottom of race relations, perhaps we should look closer at a mayor mired in it. Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. — an exurb of Chicago whose best days were with the Studebaker assembly...

Obituaries

07/19/2019 - 8:51am
Mary Alice Plagman, the daughter of Peter and Etta (Thomas) Raveling, was born on March 7, 1926 on the family farm in Clay County. She was raised and attended country schools near Peterson. She then went to Peterson High School graduating in 1943....

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