Serenity Templemeyer and her unicorn took part in the “drive through and wave” held at The Good Samaritan Center in Newell on Sunday. A caravan of community members drove through the circle at the center’s entrance spreading good cheer. Photo by Val Presley

Community members in Newell decided to make the day brighter for residents at Newell Good Samaritan Sunday. A caravan of over 15 cars drove through the loop at the center’s entrance, waving and cheering. “They had puppies and stuffed toys and everything,” said activities director...

Top: Pat Baker made this Deaconess-style mask. Above left: This Olson-style mask is being requested by BVRMC. The underside shows the pocket in which a filter will be placed. Above right: The mustache pattern on these masks is bound to make someone laugh. The bags of masks were made by Joanne Tucker and some friends.

Local women make masks for health workers BY DOLORES CULLEN Some Storm Lakers are sewing facemasks for medical workers in the wake of the spreading coronavirus, and now, with a new pattern out from Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, masks can be made for local use if the need arises....

From left: Co-commodores Brandon Frank and Jeff Bowles with Commodores Tony and Michael Pertzborn.

Zone Home owners excited for July 4 event BY KELSEY CLAUSEN SSS publicity chair Michael and Tony Pertzborn, Star Spangled Spectacular 2020 commodores, have selected Brandon Frank and Jeff Bowles of Zone Home Entertainment as co-commodores for the July 3-4 events.  Frank and Bowles...

A still from Judi’s YouTube video.

There’s a lot to learn from ‘Judi in the Kitchen’ GOLDEN TIMES BY DOLORES CULLEN Judi Klee, wife of Buena Vista University Music Professor David Klee, and former Altan, has created over 700 videos on her YouTube channel “Judi in the Kitchen.” Readers will...
Thank you Roger Feldhans of Pomeroy for this shot taken in Calhoun County. 

Local News

03/27/2020 - 10:27am
Superintendents in the dark about state plans BY TOM CULLEN Schools are being mulled for childcare for essential workers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak, but area superintendents are wary they have enough space or sufficient time to...

Sports

Eight Buena Vista University baseball seniors joined the team’s coaching staff for a photo following a Senior Day program last Friday in Tucson, Ariz. The season was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Pictured from left to right are, front row: coach Steve Eddie, Casey Hendricks, Tyler Tennyson, Colton Mills, Parker Truesdell and assistant coach Steve Sonka. Second row: Bryce Rheault, Joe Rock and assistant coach Joe Paletta. Third row: Gage Smart and Clayton Christian. Photo by Tim Gallagher, BVU

03/20/2020 - 11:39am
Eight players share favorite memories during their careers BY TIM GALLAGHER (BVU Assistant Director of Communications) Coach Steve Eddie stands in the Viscount Suite Hotel courtyard in Tucson, Ariz., at 10:30 a.m. last Friday, thanking eight seniors...

Family & Friends

Central Bank staff present the check. From left: Kevin Brown, Kaylee Peters – UDMO, Carrissa Brown, Charlie Larson, Brad Reichter, Jon Wilke, Maggie Reyes – UDMO and Tim Brown.

03/27/2020 - 10:58am
Central Bank & Insurance announced it is donating $55,000 to support local food charities as communities and residents face unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus. The funds will be distributed in local markets to help provide safe access...

Opinion

03/27/2020 - 9:10am
EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Life will not be the same in Storm Lake after the coronavirus pandemic passes. Already, small business owners and working families are having difficult conversations with bankers that are leading to agonizing decisions for...

Obituaries

03/27/2020 - 9:00am
Constance J. “Connie” Duffy, 79, passed away on March 23, 2020 at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.  Private funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Storm Lake with Father Brent Lingle...

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