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Spirit Lake Library News 05-09-24

The public is invited to attend the Spirit Lake Public Library Book Club.

During the school year, our book club meets just once per month. During the summer, however, we get together semi-monthly at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Mondays.

Mind over matter


Spirit Lake sixth-graders soar in second annual triathlon

County approves max levy resolution for coming fiscal year

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Tuesday which will keep county property tax levies elevated for the coming fiscal year, with the goal of mitigating side effects of recent state legislation.

The county's general basic levy was approved at approximately $3.40 per $1,000 of valuation, whereas the rural levy was approved at approximately $1.80 per #1,000 dollars of valuation.

Proposed development could house area workers, benefit local Kiwanis Club

The Spirit Lake City Council voted unanimously last week in favor of a resolution supporting a proposed $18.8 million housing development. The resolution didn't financially commit the city to anything yet, but it's intended to aid Eagle Construction and Talon Development as the developers seek workforce tax credits for the project from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

$42,000 prize awaits aspiring anglers this Walleye Weekend

A veritable fishing fortune is upon Spirit Lake — the highly anticipated 42nd annual Walleye Weekend fishing tournament is set for early May, following this winter's warmer temperatures and an early spring to boot.

OHS senior selected for All-State Visual Arts Team Award

Congratulations were extended to Okoboji High School senior Maddison Lambert, who was selected for the Iowa All-State Art Visual Arts Team. With the help of her high school art teacher Laura Turner, Lambert submitted an art portfolio of eight pieces of her artwork to the state-wide competition. Her portfolio, titled "Beauty Standards," made it through the online jury and was chosen for the 2024 Iowa All-State Visual Arts Team in Class 2A.

Organizers gearing up for Birding on the Green

The Dickinson County Nature Center is collaborating with Brooks Golf to start another season of Birding on the Green from 7-9 a.m. Monday, May 6. This free program is offered to anyone — regardless of whether they've just opened a field guide or already an experienced birder. Attendees are encouraged to bring their binoculars, but the nature center will also provide a limited number to lend.  

Community Briefs 05-02-24

Birds of Iowa showing at Lakes Area Senior Center

The Lakes Area Senior Center will be hosting Birds of Iowa at 2 p.m. May 6. The program will feature more than 120 birds photographed by Kim Pagel in the state of Iowa. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Mayor Bice to sign proclamation for Older Americans Month

Ring in spring with the ILCC Handbell Choir Concert

The public is invited to welcome the spring season with a handbell concert, presented by the Iowa Lakes Handbell Choir at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at First Presbyterian Church — located at 3501 Hill Ave. in Spirit Lake.

Milford Memorial Library News 05-02-24

MML’s Building Bookworms (storytime) will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 6 and focus on community helpers from the area. These special guests will answer questions and show their equipment and vehicles.

Join MML for Afterschool Adventures at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Youth will be creating stained glass chalk art.

Sirens 05-02-24

Cyrus Bjorklund, age 18, of Lakefield, MN was charged with serious assault at approximately 1:02 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 in the 3300 block of Highway 71 in Spirit Lake.

Corey McLaughlin, age 33, of Spirit Lake was charged with aggravated domestic assault at approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 in the 200 block of 28th Street in Spirit Lake.

Spirit Lake Library News 05-02-24

The whir of a saw, the buzz of a sander, the pounding of a hammer — these are the sounds of a home improvement project. Whether you are remodeling your home to add a deck or would like to enhance your garden with trellises and an arbor, we can help you find books for all sorts of outdoor building projects at the Spirit Lake Public Library.

Harris-Lake Park 2024 All Academic students announced

The All-Academic Team is a feature in the Dickinson County News to showcase those students who have worked hard in the classroom over the past four years.

Okoboji 2024 All Academic students announced

The All-Academic Team is a feature in the Dickinson County News to showcase those students who have worked hard in the classroom over the past four years.

Spirit Lake 2024 All Academic students announced

The All-Academic Team is a feature in the Dickinson County News to showcase those students who have worked hard in the classroom over the past four years.

Volunteers help create 'chlorine producing units' for countries in need

 

Safe Water International Ministries — or SWIM — collaborated with Spirit Lake Methodist Church on Friday, April 19 in the construction of 120 chlorine producing units to be sent out to African villages in need. Members of multiple community churches banded together to create the devices — dubbed CPUs — under the guidance of SWIM board members.

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