The last Sunday in August, Hanover Historical Village comes to life with the sounds of old, thumping farm engines and polka bands, as the sweet smell of brats on the grill and popcorn drift across the exhibits of volunteers showing how things were...
The annual Beach Party is a much-anticipated end-of-summer blast, serving as a fundraiser for the Storm Lake High School music programs. Children took part in a limbo contest to the beat of R&R Music. The Hula Hoop competition was so tight that a...
Wood, Wine & Blues
Perfect weather and enthusiastic crowds made for a successful Wood, Wine & Blues weekend in Storm Lake. Five competitors created intricate carvings in this year's chainsaw art competition. Several Iowa wineries shared samples of their best vintages,...
Albert City's Threshermen Festival
Over 12,500 people attended the 46th annual Albert City Threshermen & Collectors Show, which wrapped up its three-day run Sunday. There were field demonstrations, parades of antique equipment, tomahawk throwing at the Cherokee Ridgerunners camp, a...
Jimmy Squibb Memorial Race
The family and friends of Jimmy Squibb surround his car on last Wednesday night. The race was named as memorial to Jimmy Squibb, an Iowan racer who died in 2015. During intermission, they had bike races for the kids. Older kids went on lap around...
Queen Carli looks back on an exciting year
The last act as Fair Queen for Carli Grau this week was to give a speech about her experience over the past year, before handing off the crown to the newly-minted queen, Brea Baumhover.
Grau confided that it had been her dream to serve as queen,...
LakeFest Car Show
Car shows are an integral part of the season in Storm Lake, from LakeFest to the Star Spangled Spectacular to the big Kiwanis show coming up for Labor Day.
These rides drew plenty of attention during the July 4th celebration - from a 1920s...
Star Spangled Spectacular
A look back on Storm Lakes signature celebration. / Photos by Dana Larsen and Chip Hubert
LakeFest Car Show
Edwards Auto Group sponsored the annual LakeFest car show in Storm Lake Saturday, with a strong turnout of cars from around western Iowa, from classics to hot rods. Above, The Spences from Spencer brought their vitamin C orange 1957 Chevy Sedan...
A breeze off the lake helped keep things tolerable Saturday evening during Lakefest, 2016, but it was still pretty warm as the opening acts sang for the crowd. The heat didn't stop one couple from out of town from cycling all morning, then hitting...
Welcome Home, Tornadoes
A crowd was on hand waiting nearly an hour to welcome the State runner-up Storm Lake soccer team home Saturday night. The bus cruised into the high school plaza playing its horn, with players hanging out the windows greeting their fans. Coach Ben...
Storm Lake Graduation
Images from the commencement ceremonies at Storm Lake High School Sunday. From top: Grads take a moment to applaud their parents in the crowd. Each was congratulated by school board leader Peter Steinfed as their received their diplomas and walked...
Fiesta Latina, Storm Lake's annual celebration of the Hispanic culture, drew a large crowd last weekend to enjoy music and dancing performers, food, games and face painting for the children. The events sponsored by the RAICES multicultural awareness...
SLHS Art Show
The Storm Lake High School held their Annual Spring Art Show last Friday and Saturday. Scores of students submitted their work into the show and others performed live mood music. Here is a look at a few of the pieces.
Newell-Fonda Dance Night 2016
The Newell-Fonda Silver Stars held their dance night Saturday night. Current members of the Silver Stars include: Abigail Smith, Jordan Wilken, Sydney Kay, Michaela Kies, Carli Grau, Peyton Wilken, Grace Jesse, Camryn Wilken, Maddi Morenz, Courtney...