Letter to the Editor

The greatest little city in Iowa

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Last year's headlines in Dickinson County News read:

"Okoboji, Milford-Spirit Lake debate team wins at State" and "Spirit Lake-Okoboji, Milford combined jazz band win awards."

There's something special about being first or the best at something! Just think if we combined more than just athletics and musical talent. How about combining Spirit Lake, Milford, Okoboji, Arnolds Park, West Okoboji, Orleans, Wahpeton, and some prime Dickinson County land into ONE city? Think of all the possibilities. We would all win and be wealthy in so many ways: culturally, tourism, manufacturing, business, schools, police, and fire and rescue. Seven good towns into one great city, the tax dollar savings alone would be unbelievable! How about "The greatest little city in Iowa!" Herman should be the first mayor! Let's dream up a name for our new city!

Butch Parks

Okoboji