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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016
Public Notice
Legals - Week of 8.31.16 (08/30/16)
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE IOWA GREAT LAKES SANITARY DISTRICT AUGUST 9, 2016 3:00 P.M. DISTRICT OFFICE, MILFORD, IOWA President Boettcher called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.; trustee Senn, Hoppe, Bailey and Rohlfsen were present. Others present were Mike Roth and Bill Reinsbach...
Sirens 8-31 (08/30/16)
Matthew Lee Reason, 28, of Lark Park, was charged with drunkenness at 12:26 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at 800 21st Street in Spirit Lake. Brando Jon Powers, 29, of Okabena, Minnesota, was charged with a third-offense operating while intoxicated, failure to have a valid license, failure to provide proof of insurance, improper registration plate lamp and excessive speeding at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at 18th Street and Hudson Avenue in Spirit Lake...

Lorraine Warburton
May 9, 1923 -- Aug. 17, 2016 A funeral service for Lorraine Warburton, age 93, of Milford, was held Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in West Okoboji. Burial was at Milford Cemetery. Lorraine James Warburton, the son of Ruby (Solberg) and Frank Warburton, was born on May 9, 1923 in Milford. He attended a Milford country school...

Burdine Lee
May 5, 1921 -- Aug. 14, 2016 Burdine Eilah Matthias was born in Denver, Iowa on May 5, 1921, to Albert and May Matthias. Burdine completed her bachelor of science in nursing at the University of Iowa. There she met Robert W. Lee, and they were married for 70 years. They made their home in Burlington, Bad Tolz, Germany, Algona and Fort Dodge. In 1982, Bob and Burdine retired to Okoboji and later moved to Omaha in 1998 to be closer to family...

Warren W. Naber
Dec. 11, 1949 -- Aug. 18, 2016 Warren W. Naber, 66, of Hamilton, Illinois, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in his home in Hamilton. He was born on Dec. 11, 1949 in Sibley, the son of Roman and Delores Bunkers Naber. Warren graduated from Spirit Lake High School in Spirit Lake. He worked for Cargill for 32 years, then for Nutrition Services until he retired last year. He was a member of the Church of All Saints in Keokuk...
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Harris-Lake Park had more answers than questions entering week one of the 2016 football season. Coach Lane Gunderson knew his defense would be strong -- and it was. The Wolves held North Iowa without a first down in the...
YMCA Kinship hosts back-to-school celebration

Area students navigated the gutters and knocked down some pins as part of YMCA Kinship's back-to-school event at Corner Lanes in Spirit Lake. The YMCA of the Okobojis offers a community and academic-based youth mentoring program established to match...

Suits and chaps come together for Shayla Bee cause

Friday night's Black Tie Black Leather Affair, a fundraiser for the Shayla Bee Fund, generated close to $50,000 for the organization between the auction and tickets -- which were sold out with more than 400 attending. Set at Okoboji Classic Cars,...

2016 Spirit Lake Football

This gallery contains photos from the entire 2016 Spirit Lake football season. The complete collection of digital images will be available for purchase at the end of the season. Contact DCN Sports Editor Matt Heinrichs at...

2016 Okoboji Football

This gallery contains photos from the 2016 Okoboji football season. These photos are available for purchase from photographer Dave Petrick. You can find them at his website: http://davepetrickphotographicartist.zenfolio.com/

2016 Harris-Lake Park Football

This gallery contains photos from the entire 2016 Harris-Lake Park football season. The complete collection of digital images will be available for purchase at the end of the season. Contact DCN Sports Editor Matt Heinrichs at...

2016 Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Football

This gallery contains photos from the entire 2016 Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire football season. The complete collection of digital images will be available for purchase at the end of the season. Contact DCN Sports Editor Matt Heinrichs at...

2016 Spirit Lake Volleyball

This gallery contains photos from the entire 2016 Spirit Lake volleyball season. The complete collection of digital images will be available for purchase at the end of the season. Contact DCN Sports Editor Matt Heinrichs at...

2016 Okoboji Volleyball

This gallery contains photos from the entire 2016 Okoboji volleyball season. The complete collection of digital images will be available for purchase at the end of the season. Contact DCN Sports Editor Matt Heinrichs at...

2016 Harris-Lake Park Volleyball

This gallery contains photos from the entire 2016 Harris-Lake Park volleyball season. The complete collection of digital images will be available for purchase at the end of the season. Contact DCN Sports Editor Matt Heinrichs at...

2016 Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Volleyball

This gallery contains photos from the entire 2016 Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire volleyball season. The complete collection of digital images will be available for purchase at the end of the season. Contact DCN Sports Editor Matt Heinrichs at...

2016 Spirit Lake Cross Country

This gallery contains photos from the entire 2016 Spirit Lake cross country season. The complete collection of digital images will be available for purchase at the end of the season. Contact DCN Sports Editor Matt Heinrichs at...

2016 Okoboji Cross Country

This gallery contains photos from the entire 2016 Okoboji cross country season. The complete collection of digital images will be available for purchase at the end of the season. Contact DCN Sports Editor Matt Heinrichs at...

2016 Harris-Lake Park Cross Country

This gallery contains photos from the entire 2016 Harris-Lake Park cross country season. The complete collection of digital images will be available for purchase at the end of the season. Contact DCN Sports Editor Matt Heinrichs at...

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Drees honored as Ace Cory Conservation Award winner
By Steve Weisman - Outdoor Editor ~ 08/30/16
What better day to award the 11th annual Ace Cory Conservation Award than at the Okoboji Blue Water Festival. And who better to receive this award than Greg Drees, who willingly took on the task of bringing this tribute to clean water on the Iowa Great Lakes to fruition...
Goodbye to Montana
BY KATE WHITROCK ~ 08/30/16
Montana was just over 4 years old when she was surrendered to the Humane Society of Northwest Iowa. During her time with me there, I was often asked why someone would give up such a good dog. In my mind I think of all dogs as good, but how they behave is a matter of training. Within a week or two, I knew that I wanted to train Montana and see if she could become an ambassador for the shelter...
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PLAC review: Rowley Friends entertain sold-out crowd

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