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Upcoming Entertainment
Selah opens Okoboji Bible Conference (07/19/16)
ARNOLDS PARK--With eight number-one singles to their credit, Christian music group Selah opens the Okoboji Bible Conference Saturday, July 30 at 7:15 p.m. in the Tabernacle at 69 West Broadway in Arnolds Park. The non-ticketed, open seating concert launches the annual conference which runs through Sunday, August 7th...
Sioux Rapids Tall Corn Days schedule and events (07/19/16)
Here's the schedule for the upcoming annual celebration in Sioux Rapids: Friday - August 5th 4:30 - 6 p.m. - Register Tall Corn Entries at American Legion 5 - 7 p.m. - Sweet Corn Feed at American Legion 6:30 p.m. - Slow Pitch Softball Tournament at City Park...
Arts on Grand to host pastel workshop with Tom Christopher (07/19/16)
Arts on Grand will host pastel artist, Tom Christopher, in its classroom on August 5th and 6th for a workshop. The two day workshop, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, will cover basic skills to advanced techniques. Ages 16+ are welcome to sign up and attend this course...
Creek Fest's Farewell Angelina releases new EP (07/14/16)
One of the acts at this year's Creek Fest will arrive in Cherokee in the wake of a newly-dropped recording. The foursome Farewell Angelina has just announced the pre-release of its first EP on Stegall's Dreamlined Entertainment, following up on the band's first singles, "Shotgun Summer," and "Radioactive" in May and June...
Monster trucks invade fairgrounds (07/14/16)
The Monster Truck Night of Fire and Thrills Spectacular is coming to the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer Saturday night, July 16. The California-based show will make its first appearance in the area, featuring well-known national competitors like "Bounty Hunter" and "Iron Outlaw."...
Jazz-rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears perform at Hard Rock (07/14/16)
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City announced today that jazz-rock band, Blood, Sweat & Tears will be performing in Anthem on Saturday, October 1st. They have won Gold Records, Grammy Awards, the respect of the best in the industry, and the love of millions of fans...
King of the jungle swings back into action (07/12/16)
* On a scale of 5 popcorn buckets, "The Legend of Tarzan" fills 3 buckets of golden goodness. Topped with just the right seasoning, this story proves one of the most flavorful of recent cinema releases. Grab a vine and swing on in, I think you'll enjoy this good summer fun. MPAA rating: PG-13. Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes.
Weddings and Engagements
Keller and Nyren Engagement (07/14/16)
Heather and Pete Runneberg of Laurens, along with Jeff Nyren of Omaha, Nebraska announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandrea Nyren, to Micheal Keller, son of Ken and Toni Keller of Storm Lake. Alexandrea, a 2015 Buena Vista University graduate, is an accountant at Williams & Company in Onawa. ...
Wiest and Husman Engagement (06/30/16)
Rodney and Becky Husman of Galva are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel to Benjamin Wiest, the son of Dwight and Julie Wiest of Herreid, SD. The couple plans to be married on August 6 at Hanover Church (rural Alta). Rachel is a 2012 graduate of Alta High School and a 2015 graduate of South Dakota State University. She is employed as a Soil Conservationist with Natural Resources Conservation Service in Ipswich, SD...
Wells and Belvin engagement (06/28/16)
Katie Lee Belvin and Tyler Paul Wells announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are Dan and Kathy Belvin of Sloan and Brian and Cindy Wells of Fonda. Katie is a 2008 graduate of Westwood Community School and a 2012 graduate of Iowa State University. She currently works as a Senior Sales Coordinator for JB Hunt in West Des Moines...
Ihry and Matibag Wedding (06/23/16)
John Ihry and Amor Matibag will be married this Saturday, June 26th, at 3 p.m. at The Lakeside Presbyterian Church.
Dokken and Peterson Engagement (06/21/16)
Krista Peterson and Matt Dokken announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are James and Diann Peterson of Albert City and Kathy Taylor of Naples, FL and Dennis Dokken of Coon Rapids, MN. Krista is a graduate of Iowa State University, Buena Vista University and Aveda College of Cosmetology. ...
Police and Sheriff's Blotter
Alta man used five fake names to con health facilities out of meds (07/21/16)
On Tuesday, Storm Lake Police Department took a report in reference to a person allegedly using multiple names to acquire fraudulent prescriptions from area health facilities over the past several months. An investigation alleges that the same person was using the names Matt Jenkins, Eric David Smith, David Albert Smith, James Watts and Miley Watson. ...
Police and Fire Blotter (07/21/16)
Assault On the evening of Saturday, July 16, at approximately 11:30 p.m. the Storm Lake Police Department took a report of an assault which occurred in Frank Starr Park. Police were advised by an adult female victim that an unknown male allegedly approached her in Frank Starr Park, grabbed her and kissed her, causing bruising to the victim. The suspect then fled from the area...
Sheriff's office seeks answers on human skull (07/19/16)
A human skull was found in southern Sac County along the Raccoon River earlier this week. The skull was transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office. Preliminary results announced Thursday suggest that the skull is that of a caucasian adult male. Both the upper and lower jaw are missing...
Police Blotter (07/19/16)
Mother/daughter assault On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 13, at approximately 12:01 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 319 East 6th Street in reference to a fight. Upon arrival police learned that that a mother and her 15 year old daughter allegedly engaged in a fight following an argument in the home. In addition, police learned that the 15 year old daughter had allegedly assaulted her mother approximately three weeks prior during an unrelated incident...
Six counterfeit $100 bills passed at local businesses (07/14/16)
The Storm Lake Police Department advises, it is investigating the passing of several counterfeit $100 bills at local businesses. The SLPD reports that it has taken reports this week in connection with six counterfeit $100 bills being passed at three local businesses in the community...
Healthbeat
Nine and Wine (07/19/16)
The Annual Lake Creek Country Club Ladies League "Nine and Wine" golf tournament was held on Friday, July 8. Over 80 women enjoyed an evening of a social hour, nine holes of golf, wine served on the course and a meal. Money raised will be used for the BVRMC P.I.N.K. fund which is designed to help women who are underinsured, or do not have insurance, access mammography services. / Photo submitted...
IAFP seeking nominations for 2016 Family Physician of the Year Award (07/19/16)
Is your Family Physician the best of the best? Do they go above and beyond to care for their patients? Are they active in the community? Do you think they deserve the 2016 Family Physician on the Year Award? If so, we want to hear about them! The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) is seeking nominations for the 2016 Family Physician of the Year. ...
Iowa College Aid receives $50,000 to promote health careers (07/19/16)
Iowa College Aid has received a $50,000 grant from Telligen Community Initiative to increase the number of Iowa students, particularly students from rural communities, who enter health professions. The state agency will work through its existing Local College Access Networks (LCANs) to focus this effort on Wapello and Cerro Gordo counties...
Grassley leads senate delegation finalizing Landmark Addiction Recovery Bill (07/12/16)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley today led the Senate delegation in a bicameral conference committee meeting to finalize the conference report for S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), legislation that addresses the growing epidemic of opioid addiction gripping the nation. ...
Science of parenting: Dealing with picky eaters (07/12/16)
Many parents worry about what their children eat -- and don't eat. However, when parents and children engage in mealtime battles, nobody wins. Instead, parents should focus on preventing power struggles over food, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach...
Upcoming blood drive (07/12/16)
One in seven people admitted to the hospital will need a blood transfusion, and there's only one way to ensure that blood is on the shelf. Since blood cannot be manufactured in a lab, local hospital patients are counting on eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood at a LifeServe Blood Center mobile blood drive or donor center this summer. LifeServe Blood Center is the sole provider of blood products to more than 120 hospitals in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota...
Iowa Healthiest State Initiative to launch Double Up Food Bucks at Farmer's Markets Across Iowa (07/04/16)
Bringing benefits to Iowa families, farmers, and local economies
Help teens get some sleep (07/04/16)
Anyone who lives with teens often may hear them grumble that they are tired. To lessen the complaints, parents can take steps to help their teens get more sleep, says Dr. David Brown, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist...
Healthy relationship education training to be held in August (07/04/16)
Are you a professional working with children and families, and would like additional tools to help couples build healthy relationships? "We know that children growing up in a home where there is a healthy, stable couple relationship have fewer behavioral and emotional problems and perform better in school", said Dr. David Brown, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. "That is why healthy couple relationships are so important."...
Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing offered July 7 (07/04/16)
Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing will be available in Spencer on Thursday, July 7 from 10:30 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. at the Spencer Medical Arts Building, 116 E. 11th Street, Suite 206. This free and confidential testing is being sponsored by Siouxland Community Health and Spencer Hospital Clay County Public Health...
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Anniversaries
50th Anniversary (07/19/16)
Myron and Sue Radke will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on July 30 with an open house at the Aurelia Community Center from 1-4 p.m. Your presence is our gift. You may send cards to 330 460th St., Peterson, IA 51047.
50th Anniversary (07/12/16)
A 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration honoring Jerry and Dee Gosch will be held on Sunday, July 17th at the First Presbyterian Church in Schaller from 2-5 p.m. Your presence will be their gift.
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Jenny and Sam Becker would like to announce the birth of their daughter Emilia Rose Becker. She was born on June 14th at 12:15 a.m. at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. She was 19.5 inches long and 6 lbs. 9 oz. Big sister Olivia and big brother Isaiah are both very proud of their new little sister. Sam originally is from Storm Lake but now resides with his family in West Branch. Grandparents are Steve and Therese Becker of Storm Lake.

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Good fishing still underway as summer progresses (07/21/16)
Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake) The dredge is in operation in the northeast portion of the lake. Boaters should use extreme caution in this area and must maintain a 100 foot distance from the dredge, booster pump and all dredge pipes at all times. ...
Judge blasts Grassley during convention, 'not doing his job' (07/21/16)
As Chuck Grassley attended the second day of the Republican National Convention, which has the theme of "Make America Work Again," his Democrat opponent blasted him for "also marking a historic 125 days of holding the Supreme Court vacancy open for Donald Trump's nominee."...
King: what have nonwhite groups contributed? (07/21/16)
Western Iowa Congressman Steve King is seeking to clarify his most recent controversial comments about "white people" doing more for civilization than any other "subgroup." According to King, he was defending the whole of historic western civilization...
Iowa Supreme Court refuses to hear SL man's appeal (07/19/16)
The Iowa Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from s Storm Lake who was convicted of Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse. A Buena Vista County Jury found Jose Guerra-Flores guilty on the charge after two days of testimony. He was found not guilty on two other related charges, His attorney appealed to the Iowa Court of Appeals, where the conviction was affirmed last May. Guerre-Flores then attempted to have the case heard by the Supreme Court...
Local survivor meets with congressional offices in Washington, DC to advocate Bipartisan Bill to improve cancer care (07/19/16)
Washington, DC - Pam Moffitt (formerly of Sioux Rapids) from Galva, IA traveled to Washington, DC on June 28, 2016 to ask Congress to improve cancer care. Advocates of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) called on representatives to co-sponsor the bipartisan Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act, (H.R. ...
Sen. Grassley, 13 others introduce Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Bill (07/19/16)
Extension and modification crucial to protecting American jobs, energy security
BV leaders: $150k legal donation a 'small victory' in water works suit (07/19/16)
The Iowa Soybean Association Board has unanimously approved a contribution of $150,000 to help Buena Vista, Sac and Calhoun counties defend themselves in a Des Moines Water Works lawsuit over water quality. "It helps things," said Buena Vista County Supervisors Chairperson Don Altena, suggesting that the decision is a show of clarity among the agricultural industry...
Iowa Farm Bureau Young Farmer Advisory Committee welcomes new officers and members (07/19/16)
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Young Farmer Advisory Committee elected new officers and welcomed three new district representatives to their committee at their summer meeting last weekend. Area committee officers include Bri Pullen, Clay County, Historian and Brianne Streck, Woodbury County, PR Chair...
Ag Partners named 2016 Crop Adviser/Entrepreneur of the Year (07/19/16)
Ag Partners has been named as the 2016 Crop Adviser/Entrepreneur of the Year by the PrecisionAg Institute. This prestigious award, now in its tenth year, recognizes outstanding people, programs and organizations that are making a difference in the precision ag industry through its PrecisionAg Awards of Excellence...
Tyson would market shuttered Cherokee plant to another food company, Grassley urges company to help land another employer (07/14/16)
This week, Sen. Chuck Grassley asked the head of Tyson Foods, Inc., to work with community leaders to restore jobs at the now-defunct Tyson meat processing plant in Cherokee. "I'm aware of the desire of city and county officials to see the facility occupied and operating, so that it can continue to serve the economic and employment needs of the area," Grassley wrote to Donnie Smith, chief executive officer of Tyson Foods, Inc. ...
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