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Western Iowa mother suing the East Sac County School District
SAC COUNTY, Iowa (KTIV) - A Western Iowa mother is suing the East Sac County School District for allegedly failing to protect her son. Former East Sac County Schools Special Education instructor, Stefanie Kelsey was arrested in 2022 and accused of having an intimate relationship with a 15-year-old student. Kelsey was employed by the district at the time of her arrest.
Iowa roots musicians to rally for Byron’s
On Sunday, March 3, Iowa’s finest roots musicians are gathering at the historic Phillips Auditorium in Fort Dodge for a concert benefitting Byron’s, a legendary independent dive bar that hosts music in downtown Pomeroy.
Prescribed Burns Scheduled in the Area This Spring
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife management areas. Areas scheduled for prescribed burns include Pickerel Lake in Buena Vista County…Dewey’s Pasture, Hawk Valley, Tom Tuttle Marsh, Little Sioux, Fen Valley, Elk Lane, Barringer Slough, and Dan Green Slough in Clay County…and Blue Wings Marsh, Dewey’s Pasture, West Fork, and Fallow Marsh in Palo Alto County.
Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Full-Time Deputy: Excellent Benefits and Competitive Wage
The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for a Full-Time Deputy Sheriff. Starting Wage $63,918 Excellent benefits Full family insurance at $0 employee cost Vacation accruals starting on day one 6 month step wage increases for 2 years Longevity pay Must meet Iowa Law Enforcement minimum standards Applications available from the link below or at the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office during business hours. Pocahontas County is an equal opportunity employer.Visit here for more details.
Multiple Arrests Made Following High-Speed Pursuit That Began in Pocahontas County; Reached Speeds up to 100 Miles-Per-Hour
Three individuals were charged following a high-speed pursuit that stretched from Pocahontas County into Clay County this past weekend. According to the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred in the early morning hours this past Sunday. A deputy observed a vehicle traveling over the posted speed limit of 55 miles-per-hour in the 44000 block of Highway 4. The driver failed to stop and accelerated to speeds of up to one-hundred miles-per-hour. The driver went down gravel secondary roads reaching speeds up to 90 miles-per-hour. The driver failed to stop at numerous stop signs at speeds over 70 miles-per-hour. The vehicle entered the opposing lane numerous times during the pursuit, and the driver also shut the vehicle’s lights off while the vehicle was traveling over 80 miles-per-hour. A PIT maneuver was successfully conducted by a Pocahontas County deputy at the intersection of 330th Avenue and 470th Street in Clay County which caused the vehicle to be immobilized.
Storm Lake man apprehended after escaping custody with stolen vehicle
A man received new charges, including felony theft, fleeing from police custody on Monday.
Dry February Hasn’t Improved Iowa Drought Situation Overall; a Bit Better Locally
Hopes raised in January for a turnaround in the state drought situation went away as February turned dry. Iowa D-N-R Hydrologist, Tim Hall says the latest Drought Monitor Report shows 56 percent of the state is rated in severe drought…. Drought conditions have improved locally as Buena Vista County and...
How personal income has changed in Buena Vista County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Buena Vista County, Iowa and how it compares to state and national levels.
Grateful, not dead yet: The music keeps playing at rural Iowa bar Byron’s despite threat of condemnation
Byron’s Bar is one of those places where the tale of the tape doesn’t measure up: a Grateful Dead haunt in a tiny rural town in western Iowa. I had to check it out, especially now that its future is in doubt. More on that later. The dive...
'A place where community and music meet': Iowa bar at risk of closing after nearly 30 years
POMEROY, Iowa — A beloved bar in Pomeroy could soon shut down. Byron Stuart, owner of Byron's Bar in Pomeroy, said the city sent him a letter deeming his business structurally unsafe and dangerous. The building was built in 1893 and the walls are crumbling. "All the small towns...
7 teens arrested after multiple burglaries in Storm Lake, IA
STORM LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) - Several teens have been arrested after a series of burglaries in a Storm Lake, Iowa neighborhood. On Monday, Feb. 12, Storm Lake Police got reports of people illegally entering vehicles and garages around the 800 block of Lilly Court. Police were sent to the area at about 1 a.m. and after speaking to witnesses they confirmed multiple garages and vehicles had been broken into.
Lakeside Man Going to Prison on Drug Conviction
Storm Lake, IA (KICD)– A Lakeside man is going to prison on a Buena Vista County drug conviction. 27-year-old Idris Keyanye pled guilty in February 2023 to delivering cocaine, a Class C felony. Keyanye was sentenced last week to up to ten years behind bars iwth the Iowa Department...
Sioux Central Girls Stifle Pocahontas Area, Advance to State
It was a big night for the Sioux Central Rebels as they move on to the State Tournament. Sioux Central jumped out to a 14-10 lead over Pocahontas Area in the first quarter and extended the lead to 5 going into the half. The two familiar teams were containing each...
St. Mary’s Family Helps Create Ice Cream Flavor
A Storm Lake St. Mary’s family has created an ice cream flavor in collaboration with a local business. At last year’s St. Mary’s Ball and Charity auction, Ben and Ralna McVinua were the winning bidders of the “Create Your Own Ice Cream” package offered by Storm Lake Candy Company owner Ruth Whitmore. The collaboration resulted in a limited-edition ice cream flavor called “Smurfs” which consists of a blue raspberry base with marshmallow, and blue and white sprinkles.
Denison Woman Charged for Previously Neglecting Children Following Traffic Stop in Storm Lake
A Denison woman who was wanted on a Buena Vista County warrant regarding neglected children was arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop this past weekend. According to the Storm Lake Police Department, an officer conducted the traffic stop on a vehicle in the one-thousand block of Seneca Street at approximately 8pm Saturday. The driver was identified as 36-year-old Nyakong Dak of Denison. Police found that Dak had a revoked driving status in Iowa for Operating While Intoxicated, and was taken into custody for Driving While Revoked, a serious misdemeanor.
I thought I was a storyteller, not an 'enemy of the people' journalist. I was wrong.
Joshua Tigges is a digital media major at Buena Vista University and recipient of the 2022 Iowa College Media Association Pat Pisarik Student Journalist of the Year award. The conclusion of the Iowa College Media Association's award ceremony traditionally culminates by naming the Pat Pisarik Student Journalist of the Year. That night was no different. I knew I had been selected as a finalist for the distinguished award, and I was already grateful for being considered among the best collegiate storytellers across the state of Iowa. As the speaker outlined the qualities of the selected award winner, the room seemed to fade away. My leg began to bounce. My heart fluttered as I made eye contact with my professor, Andrea Frantz, who reached out and grabbed my hand. The comfort in that hand symbolized the guiding principles she had helped instill in me throughout my college career to that point. Those principles were grounded in core journalistic values.
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Storm Lake as of 2024-02-23. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.267, a week ago the price is $3.284 , according to AAA.
Alta and Linn Grove Awarded Funding for Water Projects
Two local communities are among several receiving USDA funding to provide clean drinking water to customers and help with sanitary wastewater systems. Alta Municipal Utilities is getting a loan of 10.4 million dollars and a grant of 2.9 million dollars to provide clean drinking water to the City of Alta. A reverse osmosis treatment facility will be constructed, and asbestos cement pipes will be replaced to bring the distribution system up to modern standards. The project will mitigate health risks for water maintenance and construction workers, as well as enable the City of Alta to meet water quality goals. The project will also promote the health and safety of city residents, as well as residents in the Nokomis Township.
Lake City Council To Hold A Special Meeting Next Week To Discuss Plans For Community Building
The Lake City Council will be holding a special meeting next week, Feb. 27, at the Community Building starting at 6 p.m in regards to the building’s proposed updates. The meeting will start with a tour and summary of the building by the Community Building Board, followed by a presentation by Virginia Sheffield and a discussion of the future and organization of the building. It was initially proposed to turn the second story of the structure into a museum, representing the history of Lake City. With no support financially to back this up, the idea was tabled for a later date. During yesterday’s (Monday) meeting, the city council asked City Administrator Jacob Matthews to set up a special meeting at the Community Building to discuss details on ideas about this proposal and how funds will be allocated. The city council initially pledged $30,000 of LOST funding to the project, but that has been resigned at a previous meeting. The Lake City Council invites the public to join them, the Community Building Board, and the manager during the special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27, starting at 6 p.m. at the Community Building in Lake City.
Newly Hired West Bend Mallard Superintendent Talks Small District Challenges
West Bend, IA (KICD) — As we previously reported, long-time West Bend Mallard teacher, coach, and principal Paul Peppmeier has been hired as Superintendent for West Bend Mallard and Gilmore City Bradgate. Peppmeier was the guest on George Bower’s morning show Tuesday. So what are the challenges for...