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Brockmeyer graduates from Des Moines University

Mikayla Brockmeyer of Spirit Lake graduated from Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine on May 24.

Brockmeyer also was nominated by other DMU students for membership in the Gold Humanism Honor Society for being a leader in the practice of humanism. She will soon begin a residency in internal medicine at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Central Iowa.

Flag disposal ceremony slated for June 15

The public is invited to a flag disposal ceremony slated for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Freedom Rock/Veterans Memorial located at 903 South Market Street, just east of the Lake Park Community Building in Lake Park. The Lake Park American Legion Post #371 will dispose of our country’s symbol of freedom.

Masons to celebrate 150 years.

Members of the Fraternal Order of Masons Twilight Lodge 329 in Spirit Lake are busy preparing to celebrate a major milestone for the organization.

The local lodge will mark 150 continuous years of service to the area and beyond. It is the oldest organization in Dickinson County that has been actively functioning without interruption.

Milford Memorial Library News 06-06-24

Overall Buddies will perform at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Pearson Lakes Art Center.  Miss Lori Lynn Ahrends will sing songs that promote education, help grow self-confidence, curiosity, joy, awareness and teach social skills. This is a free program and does not require registration. This event is sponsored by the Arnolds Park Library, Milford Library and Spirit Lake Library.

Nature Tots offers two sessions

Quack, quack, spot back. The Dickinson County Nature Center invites adults and their little ones, ages 2-5, to a unique adventure at Nature Tots: 5 Little Ducks on Wednesday, June 12. They offer two identical sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and currently have openings for the afternoon session.

Sirens 06-06-24

Steven Andrew Wynhoff, age 27, of Spirit Lake was arrested on the charge of public intoxication at approximately 12:22 a.m. Thursday, May 30 on the 3500 block of Sunner Avenue.

Gordon Leroy Bruce Jr., age  61, of Spirit Lake was arrested on charges of speeding and operating a vehicle while under the influence, first offense, at approximately 3:51 a.m. Thursday, May 30 on Highway 71 near Spirit Lake.

Spirit Lake Library News 06-06-24

We are off to a great start with the Read, Renew, Repeat Summer Reading Program! Stop by today to check out some books, pick up a reading log, and start reading. People 22-and-younger are eligible to participate.

Locals invited to join U of O bike ride

With the highly anticipated University of Okoboji Cycling Classic Campus Bike Ride just a few weeks away on Saturday, June 29, organizers are reminding participants that online registration will close on June 27.

Saugstad to preside over UUF service

Allan Saugstad will preside over the June 9 Iowa Lakes Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hybrid service. His message is entitled “Challenges of Democracy.”

The service will be held the Lakes Area Activity Center, 2101 Zenith Ave, Spirit Lake. Coffee begins at 10:30 a.m. with the service beginning at 11 a.m.  

Memorial Day in the Iowa Lakes Region


Memorial Day rolled in this year with mostly sunny skies and a fresh, cool breeze to fly the many flags that were raised in the area last Friday evening. Several ceremonies took place across the region, from the citizenship awards granted in Lake Park to the big band performance at Spirit Lake's SAMI Bedell Center.



Titterington's remains identified

Nearly 83 years ago, one of the worst attacks wrought on American soil was carried out during the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. Hundreds of thousands of families, across the United States, held their breaths in fear for their loved ones stationed at the military complex in Honolulu.

Dickinson County Veterans Memorial to receive updates, upgrades


The Mulberry and the Sage opens its doors

The Mulberry and the Sage Wellness Spa opened in Spirit Lake, offering a variety of services from message therapy, skin care, life coaching and more. Additionally offered is a children's picture book all about maintaining good posture and keeping one's back straight. Moya Sanders, owner of The Mulberry and the Sage, has worked in massage therapy for more than 23 years, and brings an array of experience to the local table.

Walleye Weekend grant recipients announced

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of the 2024 Iowa Great Lakes Walleye Weekend grant program. Each year a portion of the Iowa Great Lakes Walleye Weekend registration proceeds are donated back to the community to assist with various conservation and angling projects.

Youth in Philanthropy drives positive change

The Youth In Philanthropy (YIP) students from the Okoboji Foundation recently met at the Pearson Lakes Art Center to discuss the 2024 Community Needs grant submissions. Hosted by the Arts Center, the meeting provided a platform for students to reflect on past achievements and plan for the future.

Boji Legends Golf Tournament announces charity partners

Organizers of the Boji Legends Golf Tournament are proud to announce its partnership with three charity organizations: Children's Therapy Center of the Quad Cities, Okoboji Protective Association and Camp High Hopes. This collaboration aims to support the work undertaken by these organizations in serving their communities with a day of golf, live and silent auction and the Boji Legends Pub Party featuring music from Too Drunk To Fish.

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