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Huseman, a native of Manson, Iowa, and a graduate of the University of South Dakota, where he participated in track, cross country and jazz band, owns and operates Okoboji Expedition Company in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes. When he's not running the business and overseeing a multitude ...
OKOBOJI -- More than 30 members of the public filed into the Pearson Lakes Art Center to hear what the OKOBOJI Planning and Zoning Commission would say about the future of a historic property. Developers Kate and William Duhamel of Whitecap LLC purchased The Inn at OKOBOJI's hallmark ...

AMES, Iowa -- Okoboji High School captured its fifth state title in the Iowa Jazz Championships at Iowa State University late Thursday night. The victory was the first for Ryan Middleton, the rookie band leader at the School serving the region surrounding Milford, Okoboji and Arnolds Park. Okoboji, ...
The Okoboji School Board can start working with architects and general contractors after district voters signed off on a $25 million plan to construct a middle school near Okoboji High School in Milford. It received 1,443 "yes" votes and 639 "no" votes for 69 percent support Tuesday. The bond required ...
In two separate special elections in 2015, Okoboji voters rejected a similar property tax measure to fund a new middle school. Portions of the currently cramped, aging middle school date to 1911. It previously housed the Arnolds Park High School prior to the 1998 merger of the Arnolds Park and ...
Summer soon will arrive and that means it will be time for one of the biggest festivals at the Iowa Great Lakes. Preparations are being finalized for the 2018 Okoboji Blue Water Festival on August 11 at Preservation Plaza at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Greg Drees, an event organizer, says the ...

District Court Judge Carl Petersen on March 20 reviewed a series of corrections reports, then ordered an Okoboji burglary and kidnapping suspect back to the Dickinson County Jail. Probation officers do not think 24-year-old Jordaen Duhn -- who most recently listed an Okoboji address -- met all of ... woman
The Okoboji School District will soon take its third run at funding the construction of a new middle school in Milford. Polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Milford Community Center and close at 8 p.m. that evening. The district has proposed a $25 million bond referendum for a number of ...
The public came together to save Arnolds Park Amusement Park in 2012, raising $7 million to keep the local landmark from being developed. The now-nonprofit park has kept the momentum going with the Historic Arnolds Park Incorporated Board's “Restore the Park” campaign. The HAPI Board announced ...
With snow still covering the track in Milford, the Okoboji boys track team headed south to compete at the 25th Iowa State Boys High School Classic at the Lied Athletic Recreation Facility in Ames. "I thought we ran really well, competed hard," Okoboji coach Brad Peter said. "Our track is covered with snow ...
The Pearson Lakes Art Center is pleased to announce that the Open Jam is coming back to the PLAC. The art center is partnering with the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Music Association for this event, where musicians are invited to bring their instruments and voices, and sign up to perform with house band, Sly ...
Familiar faces will be taking on new positions within the Okoboji School District administration. District Superintendent Todd Abrahamson said earlier this month the district plans to shift toward a strengths-based model for the upcoming academic year. The new structure will reduce redundancies and ...
With snow still covering the track in Milford, the Okoboji boys track team headed south to compete at the 25th Iowa State Boys High School Classic at the Lied Athletic Recreation Facility in Ames. "I thought we ran really well, competed hard," Okoboji coach Brad Peter said. "Our track is covered with snow ...
The Pearson Lakes Art Center is pleased to announce that the Open Jam is coming back to the PLAC. The art center is partnering with the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Music Association for this event, where musicians are invited to bring their instruments and voices, and sign up to perform with house band, Sly ...
Familiar faces will be taking on new positions within the Okoboji School District administration. District Superintendent Todd Abrahamson said earlier this month the district plans to shift toward a strengths-based model for the upcoming academic year. The new structure will reduce redundancies and ...
Park improvements continue by West Lake Okoboji. Sunday, March 4, 2018. By Seth Boyes, Northwest Iowa Publishing. Historic Arnolds Park Incorporated Board's "Restore the Park" campaign, may give major facets of the Arnolds Park Amusement Park park a facelift and crews have been working through the cold winter ...
The 2018 Higgins Museum National Bank Note Seminar will take place on Thursday, July 26 at the Higgins Museum, 1507 Sanborn Avenue in Okoboji, Iowa. The focus of the event will be four presentations, with the speakers to be announced at a later date. Co-hosting sponsors are the Central States ...

The 2018 Higgins Museum National Bank Note Seminar will take place on Thursday, July 26 at the Higgins Museum, 1507 Sanborn Avenue in Okoboji, Iowa. The focus of the event will be four presentations, with the speakers to be announced at a later date. Co-hosting sponsors are the Central States ...
Camp Okoboji is pleased to announce Kirk Warnke as its new director. Warnke began his duties Feb. 12, with an official designation to occur at the Camp Okoboji annual meeting April 7. He will be transitioning into the director's position as Doug Kading will be retiring. Kading has served as the director for ...
The bond will hopefully fund the construction of a new middle school for fifth to eighth grade on 11 vacant acres near the district's high school in Milford. Several maintenance projects were also rolled into the bill. Okoboji Superintendent Todd Abrahamson said the district hopes to replace the roof on both ...
Okoboji held Sioux Central to only 15 points in the first half and the Pioneers used that tenacious defense to hand the Rebels a 56-39 setback in a Class 2A regional quarterfinal game on Tuesday at Milford. The Pioneers held a 14-10 lead after the first quarter. They extended their lead to 27-15 by halftime.
Iowa Great Lakes residents will soon head to the polls to determine an important step in their student's education. Steve Schwaller of KUOO reports that the Okoboji school board adopted a resolution setting April 3 as the date for an election on a $25 million bond issue for a new middle school. The bond ...
Lakefront residential lots will replace the historic resort's primary buildings, real estate broker Michael Jensen told the Okoboji City Council at a special meeting Monday night. “This is the first everyone is hearing of the actual plan,” Jensen said. “I know there's been a lot of rumors going around.” Jensen said ...
Okoboji City Administrator Michael Meyers watches intently as real estate broker Michael Jensen explains the details of a proposal to vacate Eden Street in ... OKOBOJI, Iowa -- Okoboji's mayor and at least three city council members are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward a multimillion-dollar plan for ...
"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 ...
A marina in the Iowa Great Lakes raised funds for several charities during the 2018 University of Okoboji Winter Games. Managers with Parks Marina say the 6th Annual Battle of the Bartenders raised more than $7,500 for the Lane Fredrick Family and their anti-bullying campaign. The Human Dogsled ...
I saw some good things today, but if we want to push Spencer for the top (of the Lakes Conference), we need to get more consistent from the baseline and eliminate a lot of errors and double faults." Spirit Lake-Okoboji is slated to return to action Monday, April 23, at home against Estherville Lincoln Central. tennis
Spirit Lake Park and Okoboji girls track teams performed at a meet hosted by Spencer on Thursday, April 12. The Indians, led by a trio of individual victories by junior Kourtney Delperdang, placed fourth with 47 points. Delperdang won the 1,500- and 3,200-meter races in 5 minutes, 18.61 seconds ...
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 ...


 

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