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Rhonda Wedeking of KICD, Jeff Thee of Parks Marina and Kara Matheson of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce were joined by bean bag co-chairs Joe and Ann Meyer. They presented the Okoboji music Parents -- vocal teacher Erin Orness and Okoboji Music Parents President Jean Ann ...
"I was very proud of all of our girls tonight as this is a very good win over a strong Sioux Central team," Okoboji coach John Adams said. "Grace Wintz got us going in the first half on both ends of the floor and played a terrific game. Kallyn's (Stumbo) four points to end the half gave us some great momentum ...
The Sioux City Journal says plans for The Inn at Okoboji were revealed Monday night at a City Council meeting. The plans would see demolition of all The Inn buildings begin next month. They also call for about 69 acres comprised of the golf course and farmland to be turned into green space and a park ...
"Everything is in place and everything is in motion," said Mike Jensen, White Cap LLC manager. White Cap LLC, a development firm out of Rapid City, SD, bought the 33-building, 155-unit inn and the land it sits on in December 2017. Monday night, they announced plans to demolish the hotel and let the ...
Okoboji chipped a point off of the rockets' lead in the second quarter, as Rock Valley led 24-23 at the half. Exiting the locker room, the Pioneers cranked up the defensive pressure in the third quarter and attacked the paint relentlessly, outscoring the Rockets 22-7 to take a 45-31 lead into the final frame.

students from Okoboji high school hike Manila Falls on Oahu in Hawaii during their J-term course of study called "conservation Hawaii." ... MILFORD, Iowa | Fourteen Okoboji high school students spent six days in Hawaii this month, completing the course "Conservation Hawaii," part of the high school's ...
The Okoboji Winter Games are underway at the Iowa Great Lakes and Siouxlanders turn out in force to enjoy the weekend. All weekend visitors can enjoy fun on the ice, unique food, and specially-made drinks. The unofficial kickoff for the Winter Games was Friday night at the Chili Cookoff. Saturday, kids ...
Before jumping in the water, a couple got engaged at the Polar Plunge at the University of Okoboji Winter Games Saturday. ... Okoboji, Iowa -- The 38th annual University of Okoboji Winter Games attracted thousands to the Iowa Great Lakes Saturday for plenty of outdoor fun - and warm temperatures.
Friday is also the kickoff for weekend-long events, including the boats, bikes, Snowmobiles and UTV's on Ice Show at Parks Marina/Barefoot (Friday-Saturday); and Friday through Sunday Family Ice fishing Retreat at Camp Okoboji, Milford; and $5 ice skate rentals at Okoboji Boat Works. Saturday activities ...
The University of Okoboji Winter Games is getting ready to start this weekend in Okoboji. Events kick off Thursday with "Locals Night" and the 5th Annual Upper DesMoines fundraiser at Chaplins. Friday is sure to be a great evening with the annual Chili Cookoff and live bands at several different locations.
Okoboji, Iowa | Three teenagers were lucky to escape injury after falling the a thin layer of ice on one of the Iowa Great Lakes last weekend. ... the teens, while on a fishing trip, drove an all-terrain vehicle beneath the U.S. Highway 71 bridge connecting West and East Lake Okoboji, said Steve Rieghard, ...
For the past two weeks, students at Okoboji high school have been learning in a very different way. The school is piloting a J Term focused on project based learning. Project based learning or PBL teaches through doing in a hands-on, immersive environment focused on a driving question and connecting ...
Zach Mankle spent a few hours on the ice Monday at East Lake Okoboji in the Iowa Great Lakes. The session was Mankle's first visit ... He decided on a spot in East Lake Okoboji, not far from Smith's Bay, the epicenter for the upcoming University of Okoboji Winter Games. "There were several guys here this ...
Sheley, sister of Herman Richter, who famously founded the fun-but-fictitious University of Okoboji, hit her knees every winter at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford, praying for snow and ice to bless the U of O Winter Games that attract tens of thousands to the Iowa Great Lakes on the last weekend of ...
Friday is also the kickoff for weekend-long events, including the boats, bikes, Snowmobiles and UTV's on Ice Show at Parks Marina/Barefoot (Friday-Saturday); and Friday through Sunday Family Ice fishing Retreat at Camp Okoboji, Milford; and $5 ice skate rentals at Okoboji Boat Works. Saturday activities ...
1986: The opening ceremonies bonfire and fireworks were held for the first time. Both events were on Smith's Bay and 600 Christmas Trees were part of the bonfire. 1987: First year the Winter Games Card Party was held. 1988: The first U of O Winter Games Cheerleaders were nominated and elected.

Okoboji -- A plan to develop more than 60 acres of land near East Lake Okoboji's Chalstrom Beach will emerge on several upcoming county agendas. The planned unit development -- or PUD -- was voted down in late September by the Dickinson County Board of Adjustment. Afterward, developers ...
1 at The Okoboji Commons Hotel at the Iowa Great Lakes. The seminar was led by Todd Davis. Todd is the owner and operator of the Davis Agency insurance in Peoria, Ill. Todd was licensed and started his insurance career at age 15 by working for the family agency in the office. After attending Bradley ...
As the temperatures drop, the schedule heats up for organizers behind the annual University of Okoboji Winter Games. The 38th Annual Winter Games will take place Jan. 25-28. For more information and updates regarding Winter Games, visit www.uofowintergames.com or find "University of Okoboji Winter ...
After the Thanksgiving break, students at the Okoboji high school got to be the first to experience the new Google Expedition VR technology. Sophomores and juniors in Ryan Stumbo's American and World History classes took tours of civil war battlefields and the city of Jerusalem, visiting sites such as the ...
Thursday's intra-county matchup between Okoboji and Harris-Lake Park did not disappoint, as the Pioneers and Wolves needed an extra quarter to decide things in non-conference boys basketball action in Lake Park. In the end, however, experience topped youth as Okoboji senior Logan Abrahamson ...
Hundreds of students, staff and community volunteers gathered in the Ag classroom at Okoboji high school on Friday to package meals for ...
Somers is offering the job to Jason J. Peters, 39, who is currently the administrator and city clerk with the city of Okoboji, Iowa. Peters, of Spirit ...
Okoboji's Camry Jones goes up strong for two of her 16 points Tuesday night in the 13th-ranked Pioneers' season-opening loss to Central Lyon ...
Northwest Bank employees, Nicole Evans, Jennifer Youngwirth and Jackie Paulsen present a check to Okoboji Booster Club member Jill ...
Good News Community Church in Okoboji is currently taking shoeboxes prepared with small gifts and necessities for needy families worldwide.
Adults channeled their inner student during a ribbon cutting Tuesday for the new Okoboji Elementary Explore Lab. students learn to problem ...
Van Wyhe and Powell opened Nektar, a coffee shop in a camper, in mid-August. Nektar is located at 2302 Okoboji Avenue and, for a couple ...
The Inn at Okoboji hotel units received a new roof, windows and an air conditioning system in 2016. The longtime facility was sold in ...
In a May 2015 photo, customers dine at the Okoboji Store, which won the People's Choice award Thursday night during the Iowa Tourism ...
Okoboji -- Iowa Tourism (#This is Iowa) has bestowed the People's Choice Award to The Okoboji Store of Okoboji. The Okoboji Store ...
"I've got to hand it to our kids and our trainers," Okoboji coach Jon Allen said. "We had a flu bug go through our school, so we had several days ...
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa | Colton Baschke, 26, of Spirit Lake, has been identified as the man who died Tuesday after he crashed his pick-up truck ...
Mary Lou Theodosen, 88, of Sioux Falls formerly of Okoboji, Iowa, and Garretson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at her Home.
Cinema at the Lakes and the Pearson Lakes Art Center present the screening of "Saving Brinton" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, with special ...
A few minutes later, the truck was found in East Lake Okoboji. It had gone through a yard and hit a shed before it ended up in the water.
A new book about the history of Okoboji and the Iowa Great Lakes attempts to pinpoint the things that make the area so special to so many.
It was located a few minutes later after it had traveled through a residential yard, struck a small utility shed and come to rest in East Okoboji ...
Lace up cleats and strike up the band in the Spirit Lake and Okoboji School Districts. Both schools have a busy schedule of events leading up ...
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, as seven people vie for a pair of seats on the Okoboji school Board. Voting takes ...
Okoboji -- Republicans gathered under palm trees and thatched roofs Aug. 22 as part of the Annual Dickinson County Republican ...
A toast by Ruth Ann Burke and Bob Kirschbaum opened the anniversary celebration of Stephens College's 60 years of owning and operating the Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST). Burke is the executive director of OST. She was joined on stage for the toast by ...
Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce officials on Tuesday confirmed the upcoming departure of the organization's president and CEO.
His other businesses include Rueben's Theater, The Lighthouse Restaurant and real estate ventures. Dean most loved the Iowa Great Lakes and never failed to mention them during his travels.
Northwest Iowa bands taking part include, in Class 4A: Sioux City East and Sioux City North; Class 3A: Storm Lake and Spencer; Class 2A: Sibley-Ocheyedan, Okoboji, South Central Calhoun and West Lyon; and Class 1A: Central Lyon, Kingsley-Pierson and ...
Good News Community Church in Okoboji is one of hundreds of sites across the country hosting "Empowered to Connect" a nationally simulcast conference.
The stage is set and the curtain is ready to go up on OPERA Iowa's 31st annual tour. The performing group is scheduled to visit the area on March 23 and will perform for students at Okoboji Middle school. wheels started turning early in the school year ...
Twenty new members were inducted into the Okoboji high school National Honor Society on Monday, March 13, 2017. students were selected on the basis of their scholarship, service, leadership and character.
Irwin "Mac" McKenna, age 84, of Okoboji, formerly of Storm Lake, died Saturday, March 4, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m.


 

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