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Glenn Henriksen and Father Kelly in concert June 2 at St. Joseph's

The St. Joseph Arts Council is pleased to announce the upcoming concert with Glenn Henriksen and Father Paul Kelly at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1305 Okoboji Ave. in Milford. Father Kelly and Glenn will share their musical gifts on an array of musical instruments with many favorite selections. Doors will open at 3:30. This is a free concert, a free will donation will be accepted.

Milford Memorial Library News 05-23-24

Milford Memorial Library is closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Milford Memorial Library invites everyone to join us for the 2024 Summer Reading Program: Read, Renew, Repeat. They offer programs and activities for all ages. For more information call MML at 712-338-4643 or stop in and talk with a librarian. They are excited to hang out with you this summer.

Spirit Lake School Foundation Scholarships awarded

Excitement abounds at graduation for all students. To add to the excitement the Spirit Lake School Foundation awarded scholarships to 44 graduating seniors choosing to continue their education.

Sirens 05-23-24

Tyrell Polk, age 36, was arrested on charges of ongoing criminal conduct, three charges of intent to sell false cocaine and three charges of possession of controlled substances at approximately 12:05 p.m. May 10. His bond was set at $58,000.

Spirit Lake Library News 05-23-24

The Youth Summer Reading Program (SRP) at the Spirit Lake Public Library officially kicks off on Tuesday, May 28. That is when the first week’s reading log will be available. Miss Krista and her helpers are in the final stages of preparation for the Tuesday after Memorial Day. The SRP, Read-Renew-Repeat, runs through Friday, July 5. All youth ages 0 through eighth grade are eligible to participate.

Spirit Lake Library News 05-16-24

Read, Renew, Repeat! That is this year’s theme for the Summer Reading Program at the Spirit Lake Public Library. The SRP does not officially begin until May 28, the Tuesday after Memorial Day, but things are beginning to come together as we prepare the events and activities for this year’s Summer Reading Program.

Premier Communications to break ground on new office space

Premier Communications announced the groundbreaking ceremony for its new office building in Okoboji. The event, held in coordination with CMBA Architects and Steffes Companies, took place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at 2001 Brooks North Lane, directly west of Liberty National Bank.

OHS launching project to honor former Arnolds Park Wildcats


Okoboji High School is announcing the launch of its No Boundaries Legacy Project, an initiative led by the program's Legacy Team to honor the history and spirit of the former Arnolds Park High School Wildcats.

Milford Memorial Library News 05-16-24

Minds in Motion will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 20. Guardians, your younger kids will explore, play and learn during this sensory fun at Milford Memorial Library. All materials and services are provided by the library.

Milford Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. We look forward to seeing everyone when we reopen at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. Have a safe and happy holiday.

History Lives to present Seeing Iowa Slowly with Kevin Mason

In 2021, Kevin Mason completed a 371-mile walking journey across Iowa from southeast to northwest, following the trail along the Des Moines River Valley taken by the first United States Dragoons in 1835. The intent of the 1835 journey was to document the lands which would later become Iowa.

Elderbridge Agency seeking members for advisory council

Elderbridge Agency on Aging is seeking  individuals to be on their advisory council. They currently have vacancies in O'Brien, Osceola and Dickinson County. Individuals interested in becoming an advisory council member may contact Amy Simpson at Elderbridge at 800-243-0678.

OHS holds Thespian Society Induction and Awards Night

Okoboji High School held its Thespian Society Induction with Awards Night for speech, IHSTMA, drama and mock trial on Sunday, May 5. Students earn points for their participation and involvement level in the areas of large group speech, individual speech, spring play, musical, debate and mock trial. In addition to the many awards presented, current thespian officers gave farewell speeches, and a reception was held after the ceremony.

Lambert awarded IHSSA scholarship

Congratulations were recently extended to Okoboji High School senior Maddison Lambert who has been awarded Iowa High School Speech Association's 2024 Hall of Fame Scholarship — the organization awards only four such scholarships each year. Lambert was selected from all applications submitted by students within the Northwest quadrant of Iowa.

Okoboji's 'Guys and Dolls' earns IHSMTA awards

The Okoboji High School Theater Department will participate in the 2024 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase later this month. The showcase will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at the Des Moines Civic Center and will recognize a total of 102 schools from across the entire state.

Okoboji High School will be noted for its November 2023 production of "Guys and Dolls." The school is expected to be recognized with the following awards and honors:

Delta Kappa Gamma presents 2024 scholarship

Each year Chi Chapter of the International Society of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary for women educators, presents a grant-in-aid scholarship to a deserving female senior in one of the 11 high schools in the chapter’s four-county area of Clay, Dickinson, Emmet and Palo Alto counties. Eligible candidates for this award are girls planning to pursue careers in education.

Sirens 05-16-24

Rodney Jamal Collins, age 31, of Williston, Florida, was charged with operating while intoxicated — second offense — at approximately 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 near the intersection of 280th Avenue and Highway 9. A criminal complaint said authorities were notified of a vehicle in the ditch near that location, and they found Collins sleeping in the driver’s seat while the vehicle was still running.

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