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More free acts added to Clay Fair (07/24/15)
The Clay County Fair has announce 15 additional free entertainment acts performing throughout the fairgrounds at the 2015 Clay County Fair, Sept. 12-20. "Fairgoers this year will be able to enjoy $140,000 in entertainment free with gate admission," said CCF Manager Jeremy Parsons. "We continue to steadily build our free entertainment offerings, and this year is probably the greatest variety ever offered at the fair."...
Damon Dotson to be musical artist for Backyard Bach and Blues Celebration (07/21/15)
Arts on Grand is pleased to announce this year's Backyard Bach and Blues fundraiser will feature favorite local musical artist, Damon Dotson. Dotson has played top venues in Minneapolis, Mankato, MN, Omaha, NE, Okoboji, Ames, Cedar Falls, Chicago, IL, Moline, IL, Iowa City, Des Moines, Sioux Falls, SD and Sioux City. ...
DANA'S DOZEN: Sun, sand, surf and cinema (07/20/15)
It's high summer, and the next best thing to going to the beach is going to a beach movie. Hollywood has been making bank off seaside culture for generations, and here is our take on the Most Awesome Beach Movies Ever. This list is so sunny you'll need SPF 60 just to read it...
Battery Park's opening weekend brings large crowd, great music (07/17/15)
3 Doors Down and Seether kicked off outdoor venue's opening weekend, Collective Soul Friday
Ladies of the 80s performing at Preservation Plaza (07/17/15)
Ladies of the 80s will be performing on Preservation Plaza on July 18th at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Carstens Financial Group. Come ready to have some fun. Ladies of the 80s provides non-stop impersonations of the greatest music icons of the 1980s. The Vegas-style act presents a wide variety of non-stop, high energy entertainment. ...
Rapunzel performances at Treasure Village (07/15/15)
Once there was a pregnant woman who craved a salad. Her husband was caught stealing the sweet rapunzel lettuce from Marcella the Witch's garden. Now Franz and Elsie are going to have a consequence for the theft! Will the little girl named Rapunzel ever grow up to find who she really is? The charming musical has two weeks of performances left at Treasure Village at Lake Okoboji. ...
Weddings and Engagements
Leah Marie Staton and Adrian Elexander Dimas (07/24/15)
Tim and Rhonda Staton of Alta announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Leah Marie Staton of Storm Lake to Adrian Elexander Dimas of Storm Lake. The bride is employed as a Radiologic Technologist/CT Technologist at Unity Point St. Luke's in Sioux City. The groom is employed as an Assistant Manager at Arbys in Storm Lake...
Alison Douglas and Jared Brandell (07/24/15)
Alison Douglas, daughter of Dr. Dan and Wende Douglas of Storm Lake, and Jared Brandell, son of Mark and Marlys Brandell of Apple Valley, Minnesota will be married on August 15, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Alison is a 2009 graduate of Luther College and a 2013 graduate of University of St. ...
Jordan and Steph (07/17/15)
Doug and Linda Mandernach of Adel, Paula and Carey Hinkeldey and Rick Peterson of Alta, are happy to announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Jordan and Steph. Jordan is a 2010 graduate of ADM High School and a 2014 graduate of ISU with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is currently employed at Fisher Controls in Marshalltown...
Lindsay Michelle Kluver and Nicholas Andrew Newquist (07/15/15)
Daniel and Kathy Kluver of Storm Lake announce the engagement of their daughter Lindsay Michelle Kluver of Ida Grove to Nicholas Andrew Newquist of Ida Grove. The prospective groom is the son of Kenneth and MaryAnn Newquist of Ida Grove. The bride-to-be is employed as a Cosmetologist at Trendue Salon and Spa in Ida Grove...
Police and Sheriff's Blotter
Vehicle accident causes one to start on fire (07/27/15)
According to Sheriff Kory Elston on July 22, at 2:53 p.m. the Buena Vista County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 200th Avenue and 580th Street, rural Newell. The caller reported that there was a two vehicle accident and one of the vehicles was on fire with two people inside. ...
Police Blotter (07/27/15)
Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department.
Police Blotter (07/24/15)
Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department.
SL man jailed after attacking siblings (07/21/15)
A Storm Lake man was jailed Sunday for allegedly attacking his own siblings. Police were called to the 200 block of Grand Avenue shortly after 7:30 a.m. for a report of a man who was said to be out of control and threatening people with a knife. Officers encountered the suspect, identified as Morgan Kedsem Lipai, age 28 of Storm Lake, at the scene and took him into custody...
Police Blotter (07/21/15)
Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department.
Police receive multiple reports of gunshots (07/20/15)
On the morning of Wednesday, July 15, at approximately 12:41 a.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the 1200 block of West 5th Street in reference to multiple reports of gunshots. Upon arrival in the area police observed a pedestrian walking and made contact with him, identifying him as Thavone Navongsa, age 34, of Storm Lake. ...
Police Blotter (07/20/15)
Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department.
Assault, shooting threat in rental dispute (07/17/15)
A Storm Lake woman is accused of assaulting and threatening to shoot a victim over a rental property disagreement. Shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, Storm Lake Police were called to Peterson Rentals at 514 Cayuga Street for a reported assault. Officers were advised that the suspect, Shaquiria Kiyannah Jordan, age 21 of Storm Lake, had fled from the scene in a maroon minivan. ...
Police Blotter (07/17/15)
Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department.
Gunshot fatality ruled a suicide (07/15/15)
A fatality at an apartment building at 401 Cayuga Street in Storm Lake reported Friday had been determined to be a self-inflicted suicide. Officers were called shortly before 12:30 p.m. after a person was found dead inside one of the apartments. The victim was transported for an autopsy. The cause of death was a single gunshot wound, and preliminary results of the autopsy confirmed that there is no reason to suspect foul play...
Police Blotter (07/15/15)
Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department.
Healthbeat
New Seasons social worker strives to serve youth (07/27/15)
"I found it was hard to provide openings and find providers to work with young children," expresses Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Kate Freese. She is a Buena Vista University graduate and grew up around the Storm Lake area. She has spent the last 14 years working with the Head Start, Early Childhood Center, in Storm Lake and she enjoys being around young families. ...
Dealing with stress from unexpected changes (07/27/15)
Unexpected changes such as job loss or financial uncertainty can turn life upside down. Dealing with the stress and adjusting to a "new normal" can be slow and painful, but is possible, says a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach...
Nominations open for 100 Great Iowa Nurses 2016 (07/27/15)
The 100 Great Iowa Nurses program is excited to announce that nominations are officially open for 2016 at www.greatnurses.org. With 11 years under its belt, the program has recognized 1,100 Great Iowa Nurses. Each year, the program recognizes 100 nurses across the state whose courage, competence, and commitment to patients and the nursing profession stand out above all others...
IAFP Seeking Nominations for 2015 Family Physician of the Year Award (07/20/15)
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 2015 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 2015 Family Physician of the Year. ...
Hospice of Spencer Hospital offers 6-week Understanding Grief Support Group (07/20/15)
Losing a loved one is indescribable to someone who has not felt the loss of death. Hospice of Spencer Hospital's professional team understands the tragedy of losing a loved one and they identify with the difficult decisions and emotions that the person left behind faces...
Being safe for summer fun (07/20/15)
It's very important to be careful when swimming in lakes. Not opening your eyes under water or refraining from swallowing the water can seem to be common sense, but accidents do happen. On July 7, Buena Vista County Public Health and Homecare received an email from the Iowa Department of Public Health...
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Anniversaries
Tom and Doris Rice (07/17/15)
Tom and Doris Rice of Storm Lake will celebrate their 50th Anniversary on Saturday, July 18, with an open house from 1-5 p.m. at Sunrise Pointe Golf Course Clubhouse, 1528 E Lakeshore Drive, Storm Lake. Their daughters (Amy, Rhoda, Sara, and Leigh Ann) and their families invite friends and family to come celebrate this special occasion with them. No gifts, please, other than your presence. Cards of congratulations and well wishes may be sent to 6416 120th Avenue, Storm Lake...
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Alyssa Mae Warkentin

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Josh, Lori and big sister Ada Warkentin of Sioux Rapids are proud to announce the birth of their daughter and little sister, Alyssa Mae Warkentin. Alyssa was born June 10 weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 inches long.

Grandparents are Roger and Karen Warkentin of Linn Grove and Delmar and Marilyn Vos of Leighton.

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Director films movie in Okoboji, her childhood playground (07/27/15)
Audience members all across the nation will soon be introduced to a fictional story of three girls in search of their mother who went missing on West Lake Okoboji, a lake that is rumored to be haunted. A private screening of the film was shown recently at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji...
Grassley skeptical over Iran nuclear deal (07/20/15)
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says there are a lot of questions to be answered following the announcement of a nuclear program agreement with Iran, following arduous talks in Vienna. The agreement, a focal point of U.S. President Barack Obama's foreign policy goals, could have far reaching impact across the volatile Middle East, an according to Obama, will guarantee that the country will not produce nuclear weapons...
It's mean, it's green, it's the Mystery Machine (07/20/15)
Driving through Spencer, it's not uncommon to see a van painted like the Mystery Machine from the "Scooby Doo" cartoon series. But the sight has been relatively new -- the driver, 21-year-old Clay Fox, of Spencer -- purchased the van six months ago as a surprise for his mother...
Dewey continues to inspire the world (07/17/15)
On a cold night in January 1988, the Spencer Public Library became the refuge of a little orange kitten who was left in the library's book drop-box. After being discovered half-frozen by librarian Vicki Myron, Dewey Readmore Books, named after the Dewey Decimal System, became the library's one and only library cat...
2014 Iowa pheasant harvest increases 30 percent (07/17/15)
Iowa's pheasant harvest increased 30 percent in 2014 to an estimated 216,000 roosters, marking the third harvest increase in a row for the popular game bird. Hunter numbers also increased an estimated nine percent to more than 63,000 small game hunters in 2014...
Gov. Branstad signs proclamation extension to assist with clean-up efforts for avian flu outbreak (07/17/15)
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad today signed a disaster emergency proclamation extension for 18 Iowa counties adversely affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which would assist with disposal and cleanup efforts on affects sites. The original proclamation, which was signed on Monday, June 15, was set to expire on July 15...
King wants 'disapproval' resolution on same sex marriage (07/15/15)
Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing the House Resolution of disapproving the Supreme Court's opinion legalizing same-sex marriage: "The traditional definition of marriage is a union between one man and one woman," said King. ...
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