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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Public Notice
Legals - Week of 7.27.16 (07/26/16)
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Public notice is hereby given that the City Council for the City of Okoboji, Iowa will convene and conduct a public hearing on August 9, 2016, at 6:30 P.M. in the Okoboji City Hall to consider an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for the City of Okoboji, including, but not limited to, reviewing the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendations. ...
Sirens 7-20 (07/19/16)
Mark Keniston, 27, of Emmetsburg was charged with a first-offense operating while intoxicated, speeding and failure to provide proof of insurance at 11:12 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at 200 1st Street Southwest in Fostoria. A Spirit Lake man was arrested following a traffic stop in Milford on Monday, July 11. ...
Violet Harker
March 28, 1917 -- July 22, 2016 Violet Berniece Harker died a good death, slipping away peacefully on July 22, 2016, because some of her parts just wore out. On March 28, 2016, Berniece celebrated her 99th birthday with family and friends, enjoying lemonade and cupcakes at Atrium Village in Hills and no one was placing bets against her making 100...

Gene Krueger
May 25, 1943 -- July 20, 2016 A funeral service for Gene Krueger, 73 of Spirit Lake was held Monday, July 25, 2016 at at First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake. Burial was at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery in Spirit Lake. Memorials may be directed to the Spirit Lake Music Boosters...

Wallace Hamann
Aug. 29, 1927 - July 16, 2016 Wallace Hamann of Milford passed away on July 16, 2016. Services will be hellcat 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, in the United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake. Burial with full military honors takes place at 11 a.m. Friday, July 22, at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake...
Under Wednesday's sweltering summer sun, Spirit Lake saw its state tournament dreams dashed in a 9-6 loss to Bishop Heelan in the Class 3A substate championship. With temperatures approaching triple digits in Orange City,...
Pioneer Days 2016

Rain stopped in time for everyone to enjoy the annual Milford Pioneer Days parade on Saturday. Visitors made their way to Florence Park for food and fun as the weekend continued. The city of Milford will celebrate 125 years in 2017.

Events celebrate Dickinson County heritage

The centennial edition of the Dickinson County Fair came to a conclusion Thursday in Spirit Lake. Area youth showcased their talents and skills for judges.

Survivors -- Celebrating Life!

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Dickinson County "painted the town purple" Friday, July 8, at the Queens Court within Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Money raised will help fund American Cancer Society programs including cancer research...

Legacy Park host major concert

Country star Jerrod Niemann headline the first of three major concerts at Boji Bay Legacy Park over the weekend. Opening for Niemann were u-and-coming country acts LANco and The Old Southern Moonshine Revival. Weekly concerts continue throughout the...

Color Dash 2016

The third annual Okoboji Color Dash blended the worlds of art and fitness for a good cause on Saturday. The Bedell YMCA and Pearson Lakes Art Center combined efforts to raise money for programs at the two Iowa Great Lakes institutions through a 5K...


Cyclists hopped on their bikes and pedaled as part of BRASL, the Bike Ride Around Spirit Lake. The 22nd annual edition took place Saturday, July 9. Proceeds from the event are directed to the Dickinson County Trails. BRASL riders could select from...

Fireworks light up the sky over the Iowa Great Lakes

Four communities in the Iowa Great Lakes Region put on pyrotechnic displays for thousands of onlookers from Saturday, Sunday and Monday night. The Lake Park fireworks display began Saturday night over Silver Lake. Milford and Spirit Lake hosted...

University of Okoboji Cycling Classic Campus Bike Ride

The weekend started in Milford, where the University of Okoboji Cycling Classic Campus Bike Ride took place. Riders had route choices: 25, 50 or 100 miles and finished their trek with a barbecue picnic.

Cruise In event

Spirit Lake hosted an evening of food, fun and classic cars Saturday night at the annual Spirit Lake Cruise-In. Iowa State University Extension in Dickinson County welcomed Cy the Cyclone mascot. He was on hand to celebrate the organization's...

LOCASH at Preservation Plaza

Preservations Plaza near Arnolds Park Amusement Park was packed Saturday night for LOCASH with opening act Casey Muessigmann. The country performers were part of the Live at the Lake concert series near the State Pier at West Lake Okoboji.

U of O soccer tournament

University of Okoboji holds annual soccer tournament PHOTOS BY WILL MUSGROVE The 39th annual University of Okoboji Youth Soccer Classic was held Saturday and Sunday at the Okoboji High School fields in Milford. The event featured 43 teams. Teams...

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Northwest Iowa Shopper
NW IA Shopper 07-27-16

Hall Pass
Hall Pass Spring 2016

Portraits of Okoboji
Experience Okoboji 2016

Discover Storm Lake
Discover Storm Lake

Bridal Visions
Bridal Visions 2016

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Browning and Beretta Demo Day scheduled
By Steve Weisman - Outdoor Editor ~ 07/26/16
If you are like me, when you go into a sporting goods store, I always head back to look at the shotguns. Quite often I will handle a few just to see how they fit and how they come up to my shoulder. I've often thought how great it would be if I could test some of these shotguns out...
Community Unification Project (CUP) plans take shape
The entire Iowa Great Lakes Region is invited to participate in an event where residents, visitors, employees, etc. are welcome to show community support. The "Celebrate, Don't Hate" -- event isn't about one person, one organization or one community, it is about celebrating everyone in the Iowa Great Lakes and displaying our unity during a time of uncertainty in our world...
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