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Community Briefs 09-21-23

Saugstad to speak at ILUUF

Allan Saugstad will preside over the Sept. 24 Iowa Lakes Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hybrid service. His message is entitled “Cults and Conspiracy Theories--What's the Attraction?”

Alliant Energy gives harvest season safety tips for farmers

As the annual fall harvest season gets underway, Alliant Energy reminds farmers of the vital importance of staying safe when operating farm equipment near power lines.

Carbon pipeline company has not ‘taken any state off the map’ after SD permit rejection

Navigator CO2 pulls back on some operations while awaiting written decision


A recently failed permit application is not necessarily the end of a carbon capture pipeline company’s goal of building in South Dakota and four other states, according to a company spokesperson.


“We have not taken any state off the map,” Elizabeth Burns-Thompson, of Navigator CO2, told South Dakota Searchlight in an interview Friday.

Okoboji council to take second swing at Speier Park bids

City opts for potential delays rather than accept lone, lofty bid

Officials with the city of Okoboji said it may have a bit of a domino affect on their plans to improve the playground at Speier Park, but the city council voted 4-0 Tuesday to reject the only bid received for the initial work — the single proposal came in 218 percent over the estimated cost.  

Stolen History - Part IV
Despite filling in more and more of the Gardner family tree over the first several weeks of 2020, most of Boyes' leads didn't pan out. Many of the relatives he tracked down were deceased, and information on the living seemed increasingly scarce.
Court dismisses claims of police misconduct after accuser fails to appear

A judge dismissed allegations against members of the Spirit Lake Police Department on Monday after the man who accused officers of misconduct failed to appear during a hearing last week.

IGL Chamber welcomes Mr. Appliance in Milford

Officials with the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce headed to Milford on Friday to welcome Mr. Appliance as its newest member. Owner Dana Evaro said, after nearly three decades with Landmark Products in Milford, he decided to go in a completely different direction. He said he and his fiance researched local business needs and found there was a market for appliance repair in the area, and Mr.

Ryan Sheeler to hold Ritchie Valens book signing with Connie Valens

The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association is pleased to host guitarist, author and Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Associaiton member Ryan Sheeler on Saturday Sept. 16 for a special booking signing event, featuring his second guitar book on Ritchie Valens. Valens' sister Connie Valens will also attend the event, as organizers celebrate her brother's music and legacy. Admission is free.

Sirens 09-14-23

Dakota Ray Alsbury, age 24, of Okoboji was charged with operating while intoxicated — second offense — at approximately 2:27 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 near the Kwik Star convenience station in Spirit Lake. A preliminary breath test indicated her blood alcohol concentration was more than twice the legal limit to operate a vehicle in Iowa. A criminal complaint noted Alsbury's previous arrest was in 2014, while she was a juvenile.

Spirit Lake Library News 09-14-23

Get in Your Element this September—sign up for a library card! Since 1987, National Library Card Sign-Up Month has been promoted in September to mark the beginning of the school year. From borrowing books and eBooks to getting homework help, a library card helps you do more of what you enjoy. Get a library card and dive into a new hobby. A library card is your most important school supply—it's elemental, really—and everyone should have one.

Milford Memorial Library News 09-14-23

The Adult Craft Series will be creating stretchy bracelets from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Milford Memorial Library. This craft also comes in kit form. The cost of this craft is $5 and registration is required. Register to join, contacting Milford Memorial Library at 712-338-4643 or on our website.

DMACC recognizes local students during summer semester

Nearly 700 students graduated during Des Moines Area Community College's summer semester. The college campuses in Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban and West Campuses. Among the graduates were Caleb Nicks of Lake Park, who earned a degree in business administration, and Kassandra Winkowitsch of Milford who earned a liberal arts degree.

Community Briefs 09-14-23

Public invited to create musical magic in northwest Iowa

South Dakota denies Summit permit; both carbon pipelines proposed in SD now rejected

Companies can address regulatory concerns and reapply later


Some landowners who’ve been fighting against a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline shed tears of joy Monday as South Dakota utility regulators denied a permit application from Summit Carbon Solutions.

The decision means both carbon pipelines currently proposed in eastern South Dakota have been rejected in their first attempts to gain permits in the state.

Ramaswamy makes campaign stop in Okoboji


An audience gathered Friday morning inside Tweeter's Bar and Grill in Okoboji to hear from presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, who is seeking the Republican nomination.

Ramaswamy described himself as a businessman and author, who founded several companies, including one in the biotech field. The 38-year-old told the packed restaurant that he is also the youngest Republican candidate to seek the presidency.

Highway reconstruction enters second phase


Bridge closure expected this month

Crews began breaking up concrete along the Lakes Area's main throughway again this week.

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