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Stories from Wednesday, March 28, 2012

YMCA, LRH offer employee wellness programs utilizing Blue Zones (03/28/12)
Staff members at YMCA of the Okobojis and Lakes Regional Healthcare have a question to ask: Is all well in the workplace? The groups have teamed together to offer a positive change to Lakes area workplaces through a wellness program. The effort is a fit as the community promotes a Blue Zone initiative -- but the roots of workplace wellness run deeper than the recent statewide effort...
Schultz touts voter integrity during Spirit Lake stop (03/28/12)
"We're taking a stance and we're paying attention -- this isn't like jaywalking anymore," Matt Schultz said of efforts to reduce voter fraud in Iowa elections. The first-term Iowa Secretary of State made a Thursday night stop as a guest of the Dickinson County Republican Women. His program in Spirit Lake highlighted efforts to require specific forms of ID at Iowa polls...
Business Spotlight: Carpet One adds finishing touches to expansion (03/28/12)
Carpet One Floors & Home owners Todd and Randy Bierl recently finished an expansion in Spirit Lake can satisfy the needs of every customer. Carpet One added about 5,000 square feet warehousing and showroom space in the expansion. "We have been very fortunate to have the privilege building a very large audition showroom and warehouse," said Jim Van Loh, store manager. ...
From flubber to oobleck Spirit Lake innovations come from 'Minds in Motion' (03/28/12)
Students have made everything from elephant toothpaste to Dippin' Dots as part of the annual Minds in Motion event. But innovation and excitement may be the real byproducts from Spirit Lake's annual celebration of science. The extracurricular activity is designed to spark creative energies, according to Danielle Peterson, who oversees the projects for two age groups...
'Boji races to six runner-up finishes at Dan Lennon (03/28/12)
The Okoboji boys track and field team took the Class B field by storm with six runner-up finishes Tuesday at the Dan Lennon Invitational in Vermillion, S.D. More than 1,300 athletes from four states competed at the prestigious high school track meet...
Indian boys capture three relay titles at Lakes Indoor (03/28/12)
The Spirit Lake Park boys track and field team ran away from its competition, taking home first place finishes in six of 12 events at the Lakes Conference indoor meet held March 20 in Storm Lake. The Indians won race titles in three relays and three individual events, although no team scores were kept...
Sieperda, Schmidt shine bright for SLP girls (03/28/12)
A couple of underclassmen stole the show once again for the Spirit Lake Park girls track and field team, with sophomore Dondi Schmidt and freshman Taylor Sieperda each racing to individual titles at the Lakes Conference indoor meet March 20 at Buena Vista University. Although no team scores were kept, the Indians placed in the top three of all four relays and finished with 10 individual top-5 performances...
Wallace "Wally" E. Schilling (03/28/12)
Oct. 23, 1911 -- Feb. 2, 2012 Wallace "Wally" E. Schilling was born on Oct. 23, 1911 to Fred and Ruth (Miller) Schilling in Stanton, Neb. He graduated from Stanton High School in 1929. Later, he moved to Chicago, Ill., where he met Dorthy (Dottie) Newens. The couple was married on Jan. 25, 1936...
Thora Robinson (03/28/12)
Aug. 21, 1926 -- March 23, 2012 A funeral service for Thora Robinson, 85, of Milford, was held Monday, March 26, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery in Spirit Lake. Thora Elnora Robinson was born Aug. 21, 1926, in Okoboji, the daughter of Ural and Vivian (Davis) Cother...
Ronald "Ron" Lohse (03/28/12)
Jan. 7, 1931 -- March 15, 2012 Ronald "Ron" Lohse died March 15, 2012, at The Pillars Hospice in Oakdale, Minn. He was born on January 7, 1931 in Winona, Minn., the only child of Gladys (Danuser) and Roy Lohse. Ron graduated from Winona High School and had a master's degree from Winona State University. ...
Robert Wayne Nelson (03/28/12)
March 14, 1924 -- March 18, 2012 Robert Wayne Nelson, the son of Walter and Carrie (Larsen) Nelson, was born March 14, 1924, in Dell Rapids, S.D. His childhood years were spent in the Dell Rapid, S.D. area, where he received his education, graduating from Dell Rapids High School. Following his graduation, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Navy from July of 1942, until his honorable discharge in Sept. of 1945...
Ralph Toft (03/28/12)
Ralph Toft, 86, formerly of Royal passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Visitation will be begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 with the family present from 5--7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be at Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements...
Lorraine Ficken (03/28/12)
Dec. 23, 1918 -- March 18, 2012 A funeral service for Lorraine Ficken, 93, of Spirit Lake, was held Thursday, March 22 at United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Terril. Lorraine Ficken was born Dec. 23, 1918 to William Wheatly and Mable Grace (Wood) Pickering in Newell...
Kaye Rose Miller (03/28/12)
July 23, 1927 -- March 24, 2012 Kaye Rose Miller was born in Spirit Lake on July 23, 1927 and graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1944. She passed away on March 24, 2012 in Dallas at the age of 84 from complications after surgery. There will be a memorial service in Dallas and the family will plan a burial in Spirit Lake later in the year...
Jewel W. Kimbell (03/28/12)
Oct. 11, 1916 -- March 3, 2012 Jewel W. Kimbell, age 95, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Glenview, Ill., passed away March 3, 2012, at the Milford Nursing Center in Milford. She was born on Oct. 11, 1916, in Chicago to Helmuth and Isabel (Brandt) Wertens...
Harold Albert Carr (03/28/12)
Jan. 6, 1936 -- March 18, 2012 Harold Albert Carr, the son of George and Mary (Sullivan) Carr, was born Jan. 6, 1936, in Whittemore, Iowa. He passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Avera Family Health in Estherville, at the age of 76. He received his education in the Estherville schools, graduating from Estherville High School. Later he attended Morningside College in Sioux City and Estherville Junior College...
Freedom of choice (03/28/12)
Rush Limbaugh makes a living as guru for the far right. He can do no wrong, even if he does. This time, his attack on women was past the limit. He trashed a female law student who was defending the right of women to contraceptives. He used vile words making wild assumptions about her behavior. He was attacking all women and making wild assumptions about their lack of morals. His big supporter is Steve King, who is the modern day Joseph McCarthy, who ruined many reputations by his accusations...