Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire Department training exercise

Monday, March 15, 2021
Photos by Seth Boyes

Fires were ignited and extinguished several times before the Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire Department was ready to let the Okoboji Bible Conference's Mission Manor burn in earnest the morning of March 6. The bible conference offered the use of Mission Manor to the fire department for use during a possible controlled burn exercise. The bible conference has been making several improvements to its campus in recent years. Staff are currently in the process of raising funds for an expansion of the facility's parking lot, according to executive director Jon Pausley, and Mission Manor had to make way for the new lot at some point before construction could begin.