Local News

10/31/14 Spencer Woman Killed In Truck/Semi Tanker Collision

          A rural Spencer woman was killed as a result of a collision between truck and a semi-tractor and tanker this morning. 

10/31/14 Standoff In Cherokee

          A Cherokee man faces several charges after a standoff with police. 

10/31/14 BV Courthouse Security

          Security measures are being reviewed at the Buena Vista County Courthouse.

10/31/14 Sunrise Park Road Closed Tuesday

          Sunrise Park Road will be closed next Tuesday to allow removing the dredge pipe.

10/30/14 SLPD Coffee With A Cop

          The Storm Lake Police Department will conduct a new round of “Coffee With a Cop” events throughout the community over the next year. 

10/30/14 Gold Fraud Arrest

          An Alta man has been arrested for selling fraudulent one-ounce gold bars. 

10/30/14 Closed Checks Arrest

          A Pocahontas woman was arrested for writing several closed account checks at the Storm Lake Fareway store. 

10/30/14 Thams Project Fund

          A Sioux Central teacher is one of 190 Iowa teachers to receive funding for a classroom project through U.S. Cellular’s “Calling All Teachers” program. 

10/30/14 Three Arrested After Confrontation With Police

          Two Storm Lake police officers were assaulted during a confrontation Wednesday night that resulted in three arrests.

10/30/14 BV County Unpaid Fine Collections

          The Buena Vista County Attorney’s Office has collected 1.3 million dollars in unpaid fines since 2010.

10/30/14 Clay Fair 2014 Ticket Sales Down

          Clay County Fair officials say cool, wet weather resulted in reduced ticket sales for grandstand events for 2014.

10/30/14 Sac County Drug Arrest

          An Omaha man was charged following a traffic stop Wednesday west of Odebolt on highway 175.

10/30/14 Theft Arrest

          An arrest was made Wednesday afternoon after Storm Lake police investigated the theft of a cell phone.

10/29/14 SLU Member's Banquet

          The sixth annual Storm Lake United Member’s Banquet will be held on Tuesday, November 11th at Buena Vista University. 

10/29/14 Terrorism Arrest In Storm Lake

          A Schaller man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after Storm Lake police investigated threats made at Marketlink on North Lake Avenue.

10/29/14 $2.7 Million Gift To BVU School of Science

          Buena Vista University has received an endowment gift of 2.7 million dollars from agribusiness entrepreneur Harry Stine and his wife Molly for the BVU School of Science.

10/29/14 Water Damage At King's Pointe

          A fire sprinkler caused five-thousand dollars damage at King’s Pointe Resort Tuesday afternoon.

10/29/14 Wanted Man Captured

          A wanted man was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon by Storm Lake police.

10/29/14 BVU Students Will Rake Leaves

          The Student Association of Social Workers at Buena Vista University will rake your leaves to help them raise money.

10/29/14 RR Crossing Discussion Timetable

          The City of Storm Lake would like to keep residents, especially those concerned about the closure of railroad crossings within the City of Storm Lake up to date on the timeline of the process moving forward.

10/29/14 Carrying Weapons Arrest

          A Cherokee man was arrested by Storm Lake police Monday afternoon on a weapons charge after his vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation.

10/28/14 Dredging To End For Season

          Another dredging season on Storm Lake is coming to an end. 

10/28/14 Volunteers Harvest Williams' Crop

          About four-dozen neighbors stepped forward to harvest Steve Williams’ corn crop Monday.

10/28/14 Clay County Domestic Arrest

          A Fostoria woman was charged after the Clay County Sheriff’s Department Saturday night investigated a domestic problem.

10/28/14 Wanted Man Captured

          A man wanted for harassment by Storm Lake police was arrested Friday in Dickinson County.

10/28/14 Feauto To Be Tried As Adult

          A 17-year-old driver facing a charge of vehicular homicide in Sac County will be prosecuted as an adult. 

10/28/14 IRS Seizes Restaurant Funds

          Federal authorities have seized the bank accounts of an Arnolds Park business owner, even though she has not been charged with any wrongdoing or crime.

10/28/14 Domestic Abuse Assault Arrest

          A woman from Royal was arrested Thursday evening for domestic assault.

10/28/14 BVU Vienna Boys Choir

          Buena Vista University will host the Vienna Boys Choir on Tuesday, November 4th at 7:30pm at Schaller Chapel on the BVU campus, as part of the Academic and Cultural Week Series. 

10/28/14 BVU Omelet Breakfast

          Buena Vista University’s Office of Civic Engagement will be hosting an omelet breakfast this Sunday, November 2nd from 8am to 1pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Storm Lake. 

10/28/14 Weekly Crop Report

          Iowa’s soybean harvest is nearing the finish line, but the corn crop has a long ways to go.

10/27/14 Drug, Child Endangerment Arrests

          Six people were arrested after Storm Lake police Saturday night were dispatched to the 700-block of Hickory Lane to investigate a suspicious vehicle.

10/27/14 Two Arrested After Fight

          Two Storm Lake men face charges after a fight early Sunday morning outside the La Perla Night Club at 200 East Railroad Street.

10/27/14 Reading, Math Help For SL Students

          Supplemental education services are now being offered for Storm Lake elementary and middle school students.

10/27/14 SLSM Band/Honor Choir

        Storm Lake St. Mary’s High School junior Marie Hardt has been accepted into the Iowa All State Band after Saturday’s auditions.

10/27/14 NW Iowa Hunting Accident

          A Remsen man was seriously injured Saturday while pheasant hunting in Plymouth County.

10/27/14 Pineda Montano Sentenced

          A Palmer man charged in August by Storm Lake police for forgery and tampering with records has been sentenced on reduced charges.

10/27/14 Brock Sentenced

          A Schaller man… arrested last December by Storm Lake police on drug charges… has been sentenced in Buena Vista County District Court.

10/25/14 Pheasant Season Opens

            The annual pheasant season opens Saturday and the man who keeps track of bird counts across the state believes it could be a good one.

10/24/14 Tome-Rojas Found Guilty

          A Storm Lake man has been convicted on two counts of credit card fraud by a jury in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.

10/24/14 SLHS U of I Scholarships

          Scholarships to the University of Iowa were offered to several Storm Lake High School 2014 seniors… and it looks like that will be repeated for the class of 2015.  

10/24/14 King & Mowrer Debate In Storm Lake

            The two major party candidates in Iowa’s fourth congressional district engaged in a bit of verbal combat Thursday night during a televised debate held at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake.

10/24/14 SL School Financial Report

          The annual Storm Lake School District financial report shows the district had an 11-million dollar unspent balance at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

10/24/14 Storm Lake Fight Arrests

          Two arrests were made after Storm Lake police Thursday evening investigated a fight in the Sail Inn Motel parking lot.

10/24/14 Deputy Retiring

          A former Buena Vista County Deputy is retiring after 25-years in law enforcement. 

10/23/14 Two Vehicle Injuries Accident

          A two-vehicle accident southwest of Storm Lake resulted in both drivers being injured. 

10/23/14 Area Rainfall

          for the 24 hours ending at 7am Thursday.

10/23/14 SL School Progress Report

          The Storm Lake school district met most of their academic goals for last school year, according to the annual progress report.

10/23/14 SL High School Renovations

          The new classrooms at the Storm Lake High School should be finished by Thanksgiving.

10/23/14 Forgery Arrest

          A burglary report led Storm Lake police Wednesday evening to arrest a teen on a felony forgery charge.

10/23/14 South School Burglary

          Several juveniles were arrested Wednesday afternoon, after Storm Lake police investigated a report of a break-in at the South School cafeteria.

10/23/14 Objections To Confinement Plan

          Objections were raised during a manure management plan hearing Tuesday morning for a chicken confinement facility.

10/22/14 UnityPoint HomeCare Elite

          “UnityPoint at Home” has announced that seven of its locations, including Storm Lake, have been named to the 2014 HomeCare Elite, which is a compliation of the top-performing home health care providers in the United States. 

10/22/14 SL School Board Agenda

          The Storm Lake school board holds their monthly meeting Wednesday evening.    

10/22/14 Chef At SLHS

            Tortellini Primavera, Cajun Shrimp, Chicken Penne Pasta, Beef Teriyaki Stir Fry, and Fresh Ravioli Primavera - these are some of the fresh entrees that have been prepared in front of students by Chef Joe Fannon.

10/22/14 Trick-or-Treat This Saturday

          Storm Lake’s annual Halloween event, Chills & Thrills Trick-or-Treat, will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10 a.m. to noon.

10/22/14 Commercilization Center Grant

          The Storm Lake City Council is hoping to develop a center to assist local businesses and provide experience to college students.

10/22/14 Lively Sentenced

          A Laurens woman has been sentenced in Sac County District Court on a drug charge.

10/22/14 Council Approves Fees

          The Storm Lake City Council Monday afternoon approved an update to city fees.

10/21/14 Turkey Facility Hearing

          Several concerns were raised during a public hearing Tuesday morning on a manure management plan for a turkey site south of Sioux Rapids.

10/21/14 M-27 Bridge Repair

          The final price for repair of flood damage to a bridge on M-27 northwest of Alta is 165-thousand dollars.

10/21/14 13-Year-Old Arrested

           A Storm Lake father turned his son into police for being in possession of marijuana.

10/21/14 Arrest In Adult Abuse Investigation

          A Storm Lake man faces several charges after police investigated alleged multiple incidents of abuse of an adult, Storm Lake woman.

10/21/14 Weekly Crop Report

          Fieldwork stalled early in the week due to rain, but farmers were able to harvest during the rest of the week ending October 19th.

10/21/14 Wanted Man Captured

          A wanted man was taken into custody early Saturday after his car was stopped by Storm Lake police in the 600-block of Lake Avenue for a traffic violation.

10/21/14 Suspicious Activity Arrest

          An arrest was made after Storm Lake police Friday morning investigated a report of suspicious activity at the Hy-Vee / Bedels Pharmacy on West Fifth Street.

10/20/14 Drug Search At East Sac High School

          On Friday, the Sac County Sheriff’s Office and Lake View Police, with the assistance of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a K-9 search of East Sac County High School in Lake View for controlled substances.

10/20/14 Storm Lake House Fire

          There were no injuries in a house fire Saturday morning in Storm Lake.

10/20/14 Concerns Over Sewer Project

          Buena Vista County officials are expressing some concerns with the design of a Storm Lake water project.

10/20/14 BV County Foundation Grant Applications

            Applications for the 2014 Fall Round of Grants are available on the Foundation’s web page at www.bvcountyfoundation.com or by email at info@bvcountyfoundation.com. 

10/20/14 Injury In Collision In Pocahontas County

          A two-vehicle collision Thursday at the intersection of two county roads in Pocahontas County sent one person to the hospital.

10/20/14 Farm Accident Fatality

          A northwest Iowa farmer died Friday evening in a combine accident on a gravel road and the next morning over three dozen of his neighbors showed up for work in Gene Sitzmann's field.

10/20/14 Fatality In Emmet County

          An Estherville woman was killed in a rollover accident Friday night. 

10/20/14 Pedestrian Injured

          A pedestrian was injured when hit by a vehicle at a Marcus convenience store Thursday morning.

10/18/14 Farmers Report Big Yields

                The USDA is predicting bin-busting crops of corn and soybeans and some Iowa farmers are using terms like "best ever" to describe their yields.

10/18/14 Cherokee Drug Arrests

            The Cherokee Police Department has made multiple arrests after several months of a narcotics investigation.

10/18/14 Soria Sentenced

          A Storm Lake man… arrested on an assault charge in May… has been sentenced.

10/18/14 Esthervile Arrest

          A former Estherville man has been charged in connection with a break-in, burglary and assault at an Estherville residence.

10/17/14 Charges Pending In Rolfe Bomb Incident

          A teen and an adult are facing charges after it was reported the boy was making bombs in his house in Rolfe.

10/17/14 Ernst Campaigns In Storm Lake

          Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst brought her campaign to Storm Lake Friday morning.

10/17/14 SL School Enrollment Up

          Enrollment is up this year in the Storm Lake School District.

10/17/14 Babysitter Sentenced

          An Orange City daycare provider has been sentenced to prison in the death of a toddler in her care.

10/17/14 Cherokee Police Narcotics Arrests

            The Cherokee Police Department has made multiple arrests after several months of a narcotics investigation. 

10/17/14 Hazardous Materials Found In Rolfe

          The Pocahontas Area Middle School and High School were evacuated Thursday after a report of hazardous materials.

10/16/14 Motel Shooting Arrests

            Two men have been arrested in connection with an early morning disturbance and shooting at a Storm Lake motel. 

10/16/14 Odebolt Drinking Water Advisory

          The City of Odebolt is under a Drinking Water Advisory starting at 8am Friday until further notice. 

10/16/14 Five Arrested After Disturbance

          An argument over an air mattress early Wednesday led to the arrest of five people in Storm Lake.

10/16/14 Serious Injuries In Van-Semi Crash

          A Storm Lake woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident southwest of Albert City Tuesday afternoon.

10/16/14 Supreme Court Meets In Storm Lake

          The Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday evening on a Sioux City case involving traffic cameras.

10/16/14 Corridor Business Recognition

            The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is once again gearing up for its annual Business Recognition Luncheon.

10/16/14 Sioux Central Building Project

          In April, voters in the Sioux Central school district approved a seven-and-a-half million dollar bond issue… and Superintendent Scott Williamson says the project is moving along as planned.

10/16/14 Peterson Sentenced

          A Rolfe man has been sentenced in Pocahontas County District Court for assault on a peace officer.

10/16/14 Recent Injury Accidents

          Two people received minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident southwest of Storm Lake last Friday night.

10/16/14 Fire Damages Deck

          There was two-thousand dollars damage when a wooden deck caught on fire Wednesday morning in Storm Lake.

10/15/14 Supreme Court In Storm Lake

          The Iowa Supreme Court is on the road today… and will gavel into session in Storm Lake.

10/15/14 Wal-Mart Theft Arrests

          Two arrests were made after Storm Lake police investigated a report of theft at Wal-Mart.

10/15/14 Dorm Burglary False Report

          An arrest was made after Storm Lake police investigated a report of a burglary at Buena Vista University.

10/15/14 Weekly Crop Report

          Mostly dry weather allowed farmers to harvest 30 percent of Iowa’s soybean acreage during the five-point-one days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending October 12th.

10/14/14 Thefts From Car Dealership

          A former employee has been arrested in connection with a series of thefts from Rasmussen Ford in Storm Lake.

10/14/14 Albert City Truck Route

          Albert City would like to create a truck route around the city, and have asked Buena Vista County for a truck route designation.

10/14/14 Area Rainfall

          for the 24 hours ending at 7am Tuesday.

10/14/14 Day Care Provider Plea Agreement

          A plea hearing is planned later this week for an Orange City day care provider who is charged with killing a three-year-old girl.

10/14/14 SLHS Marching Band

          The Tornado Marching Band participated in the Dakota Days Parade in Vermillion, South Dakota.

10/14/14 Five-Year Prison Sentence

          A Spencer woman was sentenced to five years in prison in connection with thefts from two Storm Lake stores.

10/14/14 Heating Assistance

            Sign up is getting underway for the 2014-15 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.

10/13/14 Man With Gun Investigated

          An arrest was made early Sunday morning after Storm Lake Police were dispatched to the La Perla Night Club at 200 East Railroad Street to investigate to a man with a gun.

10/13/14 Disturbance Arrest

          A Laurens man faces several charges after an incident in Storm Lake early Sunday morning.

10/13/14 Palo Alto County Arrest

          A Spencer man wanted on warrants stemming from an investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was arrested Friday night in Palo Alto County.

10/13/14 Missouri River Level To Rise

            The Missouri River will be rising at least three more feet over the coming weeks as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares for next year with above-normal releases from Gavins Point Dam.

10/13/14 SL Fire Department Visits St. Mary's

            Storm Lake Fire Department Firefighter Josh Fevold discussed fire safety with Ms. Abby Carlson’s Kindergarten class at Storm Lake St. Mary’s School Friday morning.

10/13/14 Braun Sentenced

          An Archer woman… arrested in Storm Lake in March on drug charges… has been sentenced in Buena Vista County District Court.

10/13/14 Beckman Sentenced

          An Odebolt man has received a deferred judgment in Buena Vista County District Court on a drug charge.

10/10/14 SL Cemetery Tree Replanting

          The Storm Lake Cemetery Association hopes to revitalize the trees on the cemetery property.

10/10/14 Storm Lake Car Fire

          The Storm Lake Fire Department was called to C-49 and 90th Avenue west of Storm Lake early Friday morning, where a vehicle was on fire.

10/10/14 Concession Stand Inspection Fees

          New fees for health inspections may cause problems for school concession stands.

10/10/14 Crop Walk Sunday

          The annual Crop Walk in Storm Lake will be held Sunday… starting at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church.

10/10/14 Revolving Fund Water Savings

          The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources recently announced that 27 Iowa communities with current State Revolving Fund loans for water quality initiatives will be saving a total of one-point-three million dollars.

10/10/14 Muzzleloader Deer Season

          Iowa’s popular early muzzleloader deer season begins Saturday.

10/10/14 Hartley Man Sentenced

          A Hartley man has been sentenced on a federal methamphetamine charge.