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Stories from Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fish Barrier funds near mark (03/21/12)
The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 4-1 in favor of committing an additional $50,000 for a proposed electric fish barrier near Lower Gar Outlet. Of the estimated $700,000 project cost, Iowa Great Lakes Water Safety Council secretary Phil Petersen said nearly $510,000 has been dedicated to the project so far...
Sports In Brief (03/21/12)
UNI WOMEN ADVANCE TO WBI SEMIS Northern Iowa advanced to the semifinals of the Women's Basketball Invitational with a 78-69 win over Sam Houston State March 17. Senior K.K. Armstrong recorded the second triple-double in UNI history, finishing with single-game postseason records in points (30), rebounds (12) and assists (10). ...
Texas management firm takes over The Inn at Okoboji operations (03/21/12)
An Arlington, Texas, firm specializing in hotel management has taken over a historic resort in the Iowa Great Lakes. DePalma Hotel Corp, has been appointed trustee of The Inn at Okoboji. David and Lisa Slattery of Omaha, Neb. previously operated the business near West Lake Okoboji...
Spirit Lake welcomes couple from India (03/21/12)
"Hope" connected the Rev. Emmanuel Masa to the United States. The native of India sat down at the computer a few years ago and typed the word into Google search engine. The pastor stumbled across Terry Baxter of Garner, a member of the "Messengers of Hope" organization. Emmanuel proceeded to send an email to Baxter in 2006 inviting him to come visit his home village...
Newcomers shine in Indians' season debut (03/21/12)
Several freshman newcomers made dazzling first impressions for Spirit Lake Park at the Buena Vista Elite Indoor track and field meet March 17 in Storm Lake. Jenna McCoy, Emma Dau, Taylor Sieperda and Mikaela Heikens all recorded top-8 individual performances in their first career varsity meet while at least one freshman played a role on all five relay squads that finished in the top-3. ...
Pioneers sweep field events, take eight golds at Mankato (03/21/12)
Everyone in Dickinson County knows how good Okoboji is in the distance races after they qualified for state cross country as a team this past fall, but the Pioneers clearly have an edge on their competition in the field events also after scoring double points and winning all three of them March 17 at the Mankato Indoor track and field meet hosted by Minnesota State University...
Albright wins her first prep race for Okoboji (03/21/12)
Okoboji freshman Olivia Albright pulled off a rare feat, winning the first prep race of her varsity career March 17 at the Mankato Indoor track and field meet hosted by Minnesota State University. Albright turned in a spectacular showing in the 400-meter dash, crossing the finish line with the top time of 1:07.15. The Pioneers swiped two of the top three spots in the quarter mile after senior Devan Hanna sprinted to a third place time of 1:08.66...
Dau captures state and regional swimming titles (03/21/12)
Erin Dau of the Bedell Barracudas swim team recently participated in the 2012 YMCA State Swim Championships held March 4 in Marshalltown. Dau had a dominating performance and captured a state title in each of her three individual events -- the 50-yard butterfly (28.15), the 50 backstroke (29.06) and the 100 backstroke (1:03.74) in the girls ages 11-12 division...
Mid-distance relays outshine competition for Spirit Lake Park, Okoboji sparkles in field events, hurdles (03/21/12)
The Spirit Lake Park and Okoboji boys track and field teams started out on a solid note March 13 at the ISU High School Classic in Ames. The Indians and Pioneers were among 100 teams from all four classes competing in the meet and made it to the medal stand in several events...
Kevin Ray Jenkins (03/21/12)
May 20, 1968 -- March 9, 2012 Kevin Ray Jenkins was born on May 20, 1968 in Jackson, Minn., the son of Leonard and Darlene (Hampel) Jenkins. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jackson, Minn. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1986 and later attended Dunwoody College in Minneapolis for plumbing...
James Leigh (03/21/12)
Feb. 1, 1940 -- March 12, 2012 James H. Leigh, 72, of Dubuque and Milford, and formerly of Dyersville, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at his home after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville where a Celebration of Life service will be held at 4 p.m...
Glenn DeBerg (03/21/12)
Feb. 8, 1947 -- March 11, 2012 Glenn DeBerg, 65, of Britt passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, at his home in Britt. Funeral services for Glenn DeBerg were held Friday, March 16, at the Christian Reformed Church in Britt with Rev. Joel DeBoer officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Britt...
Gary Rush (03/21/12)
A funeral service was held Saturday, March 17, at Sunny Crest United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls, S.D., for Gary Rush, 59, formerly of Lake Park. Gary Dean Rush was born June 10, 1952, in Estherville to Dean and Beverly Rush. He grew up on the farm in Lake Park where he graduated from Harris-Lake Park in 1970. He attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg and graduated from the auto body program...
Bobbi Jo "B.J." Gross (03/21/12)
Sept. 1, 1952 -- March 18, 2012 Bobbi Jo "B.J." Gross, age 59, of Faribault, died on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Reflections of Three Links Campus, Northfield, Minn. Services were held in Faribault, Minn., on Thursday, March 22, 2012, and will be held later in Lake Park...
Bernice Moritz (03/21/12)
Aug. 8, 1931 -- March 10, 2012 A funeral service for Bernice Moritz, 80, of Spirit Lake was held Wednesday, March 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery. Bernice M. Moritz was born to Carl H. and Clara (Brandt) Olson on Aug. 8, 1931, in Cherokee County...
Game-picking strategies give me 'paws' to reflect (03/21/12)
At the end of the night on Selection Sunday, I overheard television banter about a sports novice who won her NCAA Tournament office pool a year ago. Her strategy: Favor mascots with paws to advance. UConn won the national champion last year. Their mascot is "Huskies," and the dog breed certainly has paws. ...
You're Out! You're Out! (03/21/12)
John 2:13-22 Do any of you remember playing a childhood game in grade school called, "You're out! You're out! You can't come in!"? Half of the children would form a circle and face outward holding hands. The other half of the children would be outside the circle...
Coaches vs. Cancer (03/21/12)
On behalf of the Okoboji High School Athletic Department, I would just like to say "thank you" to everyone that participated in our recent Coaches v. Cancer event during our JV and Varsity basketball games against Central Lyon on Friday, Jan. 27. Thank you so much to the people that bought our white "BEAT CANCER" T-shirts as well as those that attended the tailgate and games that night...