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Stories from Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ProBuild closes Spirit Lake location (04/04/12)
The lot at 1008 18th Street is empty and a sign posted at the entrance to the Spirit Lake ProBuild location directs customers to other locations. The building materials company closed March 22, according to Nick Peschang, the store's last general manager. The business employed three people at the time of closing, including Peschang...
New sirens in Dickinson County added to warning system (04/04/12)
For years, Dickinson County Emergency Management has been revamping ways to notify residents of severe weather. The nation was hit hard by violent tornados and serve weather in 2011 and a record number of tornados were reported in Iowa. This year, officials will be adding sirens in Montgomery, West Okoboji and Superior. ...
Spirit Lake's Broocks to play in Iowa Shrine Bowl (04/04/12)
Spirit Lake High School will have a representative in the 40th annual Iowa Shrine Bowl this summer as Andrew Broocks has been selected to participate in the game that features the best high school seniors in the state and raises money for the Shriner's Hospital For Children...
SLP, 'Boji turn in solid showings at Dutch Relays (04/04/12)
Sprit Lake Park's Bryson McCabe gets the final exchange to Kevin Martinson en route to running away with the 4x200 relay championship Tuesday night at the Dutch Relays. The Indians were crowned team champions after dominating the Class A field, but they weren't the only Dickinson County school to run well as Okoboji came away with several first place finishes against Class B competition...
Boys tennis: SL-O boys upend defending Lakes champs (04/04/12)
The Spirit Lake-Okoboji boys tennis team knocked off the defending Lakes Conference champions in resounding fashion, handing Le Mars a 6-1 setback Tuesday to open the 2012 season. The final two matches weren't finished due to darkness. "I couldn't be more pleased with how the guys played today in their first meet of the season," said Spirit Lake-Okoboji coach Dan Taylor. ...
Iowa Lakes Sports Update (04/04/12)
IOWA LAKES SOFTBALL DROP LEAGUE TWINBILL The Iowa Lakes softball team started off a six-game road swing with a couple of Iowa Community College Athletic Conference losses to DMACC March 31. The Lakers (5-13, 5-5 in ICCAC play) lost game one 15-4 in five innings and fell to the Bears 7-6 in the nightcap. ...
Sports in Brief (04/04/12)
SPIRIT LAKE'S GRAFF WINS AAU WRESTLING TITLE Five-year-old Ryker Graff of Spirit Lake was crowned state champion at the Iowa AAU Super Pee Wee State Wrestling Tournament held on March 3 in Waterloo. Graff competed in the kindergarten 44-pound bracket, which consisted of 35 kids from across the state of Iowa. Ryker earned four pins and one technical fall to win his bracket...
Girls soccer: SLPO girls fall to defending Lakes champs (04/04/12)
Two familiar foes matched up on the pitch Monday, April 2 with Lakes Conference rivals Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji and Spencer squaring off, but after three tight games decided by an average of two goals last season, the Tigers proved to have the upper hand by a wide margin this time around, opening up the 2012 soccer season with a resounding 5-0 win at the Spencer Soccerplex...
Boys track: Pioneers capture 11 titles at Algona Early Bird (04/04/12)
The Okoboji boys track and field team didn't seem to miss a beat while transitioning from the outdoor to indoor seasons, racing to titles in five of six relays and taking home six individual championships Thursday, March 29 at the Algona Early Bird. Although no team scores were kept, the eight-team meet included the likes of Clear Lake, Eagle Grove and West Hancock...
Boys track: 4x400 squad, McCabe race to records at U of M (04/04/12)
In spite of a somewhat discouraging overall day, the Spirit Lake Park boys track and field team was still able to cap off an up and down meet with a record-breaking performance in the 4x400 relay at the University of Minnesota High School Classic March 31 in Minneapolis, Minn...
Boys golf: Hanson, Hummel earn medals in SL's season debut (04/04/12)
Seniors Tate Hanson and Scott Hummel battled it out for meet medalist honors to propel Spirit Lake to an impressive 152 to 213 dual victory over North Union to open up the 2012 boys golf season April 2 at Brooks National Golf Club. Hanson forced a playoff with Hummel after burdying the par-4 ninth hole. Both players recorded a birdie, six pars and two bogeys in their first round of the season, but Hanson won the top medal on a one hole playoff. They each carded rounds of 37...
Boys soccer: Darkness causes SLPO/Spencer rivalry to end in a tie (04/04/12)
The season opener for Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji and Spencer was equally as exciting as the 2011 substate final between the two Lakes Conference rivals when SLPO secured the program's first state berth with a 2-1 victory, but darkness spoiled the seesaw affair when the game was called with both team's deadlocked in a 3-3 tie...
Wendy Newell (04/04/12)
July 20, 1975 -- March 20, 2012 Funeral services for Wendy Deanne Newell, 36, of Aberdeen were held Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Aberdeen Alliance Church, 1106 South Roosevelt, Aberdeen. Burial followed at Riverside Memorial Park, Aberdeen. Schriver's Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, was in charge of arrangements...
Ralph Christian Toft (04/04/12)
Feb. 3, 1926 -- March 25, 2012 Ralph Christian Toft was born to Chris and Martha Hjelm Toft on February 3, 1926 on the family farm south of Royal. He was educated in a country school south of Royal and graduated from Royal High School in 1943. He was united in marriage to Ferne Lohof on Dec. ...
Jim Otto (04/04/12)
Oct. 9, 1944 -- March 25, 2012 A funeral service for Jim Otto, age 67, of Spirit Lake, was held Friday, March 30, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. Burial was at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery. James Miller Otto was born Oct. 9, 1944 in Storm Lake to Earl and Eleanor (Miller) Otto...
Helen Besch (04/04/12)
May 19, 1920 -- March 25, 2012 A funeral service for Helen Besch, 91, of Spirit Lake was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spirit Lake. Burial was at St. Michael's Cemetery in Whittemore. Helen Adele (Higley) Besch was born May 19, 1920, in Fenton to Harvey and Katherine (Gappa) Higley. ...
Gary Robert Widdel (04/04/12)
July 3, 1942 -- March 27, 2012 Gary Robert Widdel was born July 3, 1942 in Armstrong, the son of Duane and Geraldine (Opsal) Widdel. He graduated from Fenton Central High School in 1960. Gary was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist Church in Fenton...
Ellowene "Ellie" Clifford (04/04/12)
Nov. 17, 1923 -- March 20, 2012 A funeral service for Ellowene "Ellie" Clifford was held Tuesday, March 27 at Union Memorial Church in Milford. Ellowene Mae Clifford was born to Howard and Dosia Boers (Carr) in Milford on Nov. 17, 1923. She graduated from Milford High School...
Anna Mae Winters (04/04/12)
Feb. 24, 1932 -- March 28, 2012 A funeral service for Anna Mae Winters , 80, of Lake Park was held Saturday, March 31, at the United Methodist Church in Lake Park. Burial was at Silver Lake Cemetery. Anna Mae (Godfrey) Winters was born on Feb. 24, 1932, in Washta, Iowa to William and Edna (Small) Godfrey...
Sirens 4 - 4 (04/04/12)
Spirit Lake man arrested on multiple charges At approximately 12:32 a.m. on Sunday, March 18, the Spirit Lake Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Harley Davidson on 30th Street and Center Lake Drive in Spirit Lake. Samuel Alan Stoller, 20, Spirit Lake, was arrested for operating while intoxicated. ...
Zieringer celebrates 80th birthday (04/04/12)
Former Milford resident, JoAnne Jacobs Zieringer, is having her 80th birthday on April 23. JoAnne, daughter of H.E. (Harvey) and Lola Jacobs, graduated in 1950 and attended Stephens college in Columbia, Mo. and later graduated from the University of Iowa as a Certified Public Accountant...
Personal resurrection (04/04/12)
I was driving along in the car one day with my wife and two daughters. My girls were talking about who their favorite aunts and uncles are. I began to tell them about my favorite aunt -- Aunt Angie. Aunt Angie was loved by everyone, little kids, teens, adults -- young and old. She was always full of laughter and found such great joy in people and life. Aunt Angie was almost 60 and, believe it or not, the twenty-somethings would say on Saturday night 'Let's go hang out with Aunt Angie.'...