Storm Lake teacher accused of stealing book fair money
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A northwestern Iowa school librarian and art teacher has been accused of stealing more than $2,000 from two school fundraising events.
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Five siblings gathered in Storm Lake this weekend to watch their youngest brother graduate from high school, decades after their parents emigrated from war-torn Sudan to...
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Arkansas-based meat processor Tyson Foods is suing a federal agency for $2.4 million, saying it had to destroy 8,000 carcasses because a federal meat inspector lied about...
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Some Democratic presidential candidates expressed support Saturday for the Nevada political candidate who alleged former Vice President Joe Biden kissed her on the back of...
Warren, Klobuchar agree on breaking up Big Ag
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar expressed support Saturday for strengthening antitrust laws and enforcement to break up big...
Storm Lake man pleads guilty to child porn count
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Storm Lake man has pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography.
Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old James Gailey was convicted after pleading guilty...
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Sheriff: Father, boy dead after car breaks through Iowa lake
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A father and his 8-year-old son died but two other children were rescued after their vehicle broke through the ice Sunday on a northwest Iowa lake.
Buena Vista County Sheriff Kory Elston says the family came to Storm Lake to play at an indoor waterpark Sunday afternoon.
Trump backer arrested after fracas at Warren rally in Iowa
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota supporter of President Donald Trump is facing a disorderly conduct charge stemming from a weekend altercation at an Iowa rally for Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Photos from Warren's rally Saturday in Storm Lake show 58-year-old Randal Thom, of Lakefield, Minnesota, carrying a sign that read "Keep America Great" — which was a reference to Trump's "Make America Great Again" 2016 campaign slogan.
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Iowa officials confirm zebra mussels in Storm Lake
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Officials have confirmed that invasive zebra mussels have been found in western Iowa's Storm Lake.
The Iowa Natural Resources Department says juvenile and adult zebra mussels inhabit several lake locations. Officials say the mussels probably arrived on or in a boat that had been in an infested water body, such as the Spirit/Okoboji chain of lakes or the Missouri River.
NEWELL, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Storm Lake man has died after the agricultural sprayer he was driving was hit by a train at a rural northwestern Iowa railroad crossing.
The Sioux City Journal reports that the crash happened Wednesday morning, killing 33-year-old Kyle Drey. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Buena Vista County Sheriff Kory Elston says the crash happened about four miles northwest of Newell.
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Buena Vista University in northwest Iowa has received a $500,000 gift to be used for a trading room in the schools business school.
Springdale, Ark., formerly Storm Lake, Iowa
38, died Thursday, April 12, 2018. Visitation: April 27 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake.
STORM LAKE, Iowa -- Around 11:10 p.m. Tuesday night, the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the 500 block of Superior Street to an in-progress assault.
Upon arrival of police they located 20-year-old John Garcia of Storm Lake and took him into custody. They also found 19-year-old Jonathon Andrade of Storm Lake lying unconscious on the ground suffering from injuries to his face and head.
STORM LAKE, Iowa -- Around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday night, the Storm Lake Police Department came to a residence at 309 Ontario Street in search of a wanted person.
When they arrived, police met with the occupant, 25-year-old Victor Montoya of Storm Lake and learned the wanted person was not at the residence.
But while at the residence, police allege they detected the odor of marijuana coming from the residence. They also observed an adult female and two children in the home ages 4 and 2.
Sussex, Wis., formerly Storm Lake, Iowa
93, died Saturday, March 24, 2018. Memorial service: April 21 at 11 a.m., Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake. Burial: Holstein Cemetery, Holstein, Iowa.
STORM LAKE, Iowa -- A Storm Lake man has been charged with a class B ongoing criminal conduct as well as three class D felony counts of forgery in reference to the theft of personal checks.
Storm Lake Police were dispatched Saturday morning to 118 Oneida St. They were informed that several personal checks were stolen at this residence on April 10, and two checks had been forged and cashed in Storm Lake on April 11 and 12.
Storm Lake, Iowa
91, died Friday, April 6, 2018. Services: April 10 at 1:30 p.m., at Sliefert Funeral Home, Storm Lake. Burial: Storm Lake Municipal Cemetery. Visitation: April 10, one hour prior to service, at the funeral home.
Owner of Storm Lake’s Boathouse restaurant arrested on assault charge
STORM LAKE, Iowa -- A Storm Lake business owner was arrested Saturday on assault charges after he allegedly touched an employee inappropriately.
According to a press release from the Storm Lake Police Department, a female employee of The Boathouse, at 504 Lake Avenue, reported to authorities Saturday that the restaurant's owner, 63-year-old Gary Gaffney of Storm Lake, had inappropriately touched her.
Storm Lake, Iowa
97, died Thursday, March 23, 2018. Service: March 30 at 10:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Early, Iowa. Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Church cemetery. Visitation: March 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake.
Storm Lake man pleads not guilty to sexual abuse of 13-year-old girl
STORM LAKE, Iowa -- A Storm Lake man has pleaded not guilty to having sexual contact with a girl who was 12 years old at the time.
Berden John, 18, entered his written plea Saturday in Buena Vista County District Court to two counts of third-degree sexual abuse.
According to court documents, John had sexual contact with the girl between May 1 and Aug. 31 and again between Nov. 1 and Nov. 23.
Storm Lake, Iowa
68, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Service: Feb. 26 at 3 p.m., Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake. Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation: Feb. 26 at 1 p.m., at the funeral home.
Former store employee pleads guilty to fraud, identity theft
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A woman accused of stealing from a Storm Lake store is scheduled to be sentenced March 26.
Police: 7 northwest Iowa teens arrested in sexting case
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Iowa say seven students in the Storm Lake School District have been arrested on criminal charges for sharing nude photos on their phones.
Police have not named the juveniles, and The Associated Press doesn't typically name juveniles charged with crimes.
Voters approve $25M bond for Iowa Central Community College
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Voters have approved $25.5 million in bonds for Iowa Central Community College to finance building projects at the college's campuses across the state.
More than 67 percent of voters approved the bond issue Tuesday for building improvements and construction at campuses in Eagle Grove, Fort Dodge, Storm Lake and Webster City, the Messenger reported .
17-year old jailed on suspicion of sexually assaulting 13-year-old
STORM LAKE, Iowa -- A 17-year-old male was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of sexual assault of a 13-year-old male.
On Feb. 2, the 13-year-old reported that he had been sexually assaulted on Jan. 7, 2017 by the suspect, who was 16 at the time, at a residence along the 1700 block of Rose Lane in Storm Lake
GALLAGHER: Buena Vista Beaver shared brush with future Super Bowl star
STORM LAKE, Iowa | When Brandon Graham stripped the football from Tom Brady's hands toward the end of Super Bowl LII on Sunday, I didn't stir.
I had no pervasive rooting interest in Super Bowl LII. Oh, I'd done a story earlier in the week on Shaun Huls, the Eagles' director of high performance. Huls is a 1996 graduate of Gehlen Catholic High School in Le Mars, Iowa. I leaned toward the Eagles for Huls.
65, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Memorial service: Feb. 9 at 11 a.m., Faith Bible Christian Outreach Center, Storm Lake, Iowa. Visitation: Feb. 9 at 10 a.m., at the center. Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake.
Storm Lake, Iowa
94, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. Service: Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, Storm Lake. Burial: Storm Lake Cemetery. Visitation: Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m., Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake.
Voters will decide $25.5M bond for community college
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Voters will decide on a proposed $25.5 million bond issue to pay for improvements at Iowa Central Community College.
The Fort Dodge Messenger reports the bond issue on Tuesday's ballot would pay for work at facilities in Eagle Grove, Fort Dodge, Storm Lake and Webster City.
May trial set for woman accused of stealing from employer
STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A trial is scheduled to begin May 15 for a woman accused of stealing more than $7,000 while working at a Storm Lake store.
Court records say 19-year-old Abigail Clark, of Early, entered a written plea of not guilty Saturday in Buena Vista County District Court. She's charged with forgery, theft and ongoing criminal conduct.
Racist chants rain down on Iowa high school basketball team
SPENCER, Iowa (AP) — Some student spectators at a predominantly white school in northwest Iowa yelled racist chants including "go back to where you came from" at a visiting rival boys' basketball team, according to authorities.
Ames, Iowa, formerly Storm Lake, Iowa
97, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Service: Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m., Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake. Visitation: Jan. 26 at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Storm Lake, Iowa
93, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Service: Jan. 26 at 10 a.m., Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake. Burial: Storm Lake Cemetery. Visitation: Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home.
STORM LAKE, Iowa -- Around 8:41 a.m. Monday morning, the Storm Lake Fire Department was dispatched to 785 610th Street, for a utility pole that was on fire.
When the fire department arrived, they found the burning pole, which apparently was caused by a short circuit. The top three feet of the pole burned free and was hanging on a wire.
MidAmerican Energy cut service to the pole, and the fire was extinguished.
Storm Lake, Iowa
73, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Service: Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Storm Lake. Burial: Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Visitation: Jan. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., Sliefert Funeral Home, Storm Lake.
Storm Lake, Iowa
95, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Service: Jan. 19 at 11 a.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, Storm Lake. Burial: Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: Jan. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake.
Lawsuit involving Storm Lake turkey plant fire back in federal court
SIOUX CITY | It's been more than three years since a Storm Lake, Iowa, turkey processing plant reopened after a fire shut down operations for several months.
The owner of a Sac City, Iowa, welding company has turned up the heat on the plant's former owner, saying in a lawsuit that Hillshire Brands failed to ensure that work by outside contractors inside the plant was properly supervised and inspected and that the plant's fire detection and suppression systems were inadequate.
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92, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Service: Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Storm Lake. Burial: Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation: Jan. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m., Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake.
Jill and I began dating 26 years ago by planning to take in a high school basketball doubleheader. I say planning, because we didn't see two games on that night, early in the 1991-92 season.
We left Storm Lake, Iowa, for a Tuesday tip-off as Harris-Lake Park (Jill's alma mater) played at Ruthven-Ayrshire High School. Jill's younger sister and brother, twins Todd and Tara Gunderson, played for the Wolves.
87, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Service: Jan. 9 at 10:30 a.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, Storm Lake, Iowa. Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation: Jan. 8 from 4:30-7 p.m., Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake.
85, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. Service: Jan. 6 at 2 p.m., Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home, Storm Lake, Iowa. Burial: Storm Lake Cemetery. Visitation: Jan. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m., at the funeral home.
STORM LAKE, Iowa | Maria Vidal Jimenez spends Christmas Eve with her 3-year-old daughter, Ariana Gonzalez, in the home of Ariana's godmother in Storm Lake. They eat and laugh and revel in the comfort and blessings of their sacred holiday.
Just after midnight, Christmas morning, Maria and Ariana head for home. They turn the corner on the 500 block of Hudson Street, but proceed no more, their street blocked by police as a fire engulfs a small home.