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IGL Chamber welcomes Midwest Companies

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at Midwest Companies in Spirit Lake last week to welcome the business as a new member. Owner Dustin Reynolds started the business in 2008 as a construction company. He said the company continued to grow — branching into services they themselves couldn't seem to secure in a certain area. Midwest Companies now includes businesses which offer spray foam services, concrete and excavation work, gutter installation and more.

ILCC's online and distance learning featured during July board meeting

The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees met the afternoon of July 19 for their regularly scheduled board meeting on the Algona Campus.

Robert Leifeld, Vice President of Administration, began the meeting by introducing Theresa Waechter, Algona campus supervisor. Wachter provided a campus update and shared her excitement for the upcoming school year.

Area chambers welcome Golden Buys to new location

Representatives of both the Spirit Lake and Iowa Great Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce browsed the shelves at Golden Buys Truckload Outlet Sale in Spirit Lake last week. Owner Darnell Christians explained the business works with a number of familiar and well-known online retailers to offer various goods at discounted prices — often 35-70 percent off.

"We just try to save customers as much as we can," Christians said.

Pioneer Days cribbage winners named

Winners in the 2022 Pioneer Days Cribbage tournament included Sandy Ross (left) of Wahpeton, who finished first, and Dan Deutsch of Milford, who was the runner-up. Rich Van Tassel of Spirit Lake placed third. (Submitted photo by Susan Reiser)

Pioneer Days Bridge winners announced

Winners in the 2022 Pioneer Days Bridge Tournament included Sue Miller (left), who finished first, and Lois Eckard (right), who won the low prize. Sixteen people participated in the tournament, which was held Friday, July 22 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. (Submitted photo by Susan Reiser)

Sirens 07-28-22

Shannon Paul Sundine, age 45, of Spirit Lake was charged with violating a no contact order at approximately 8:44 p.m. Monday, July 18 in the 500 block of Lake Street in Spirit Lake. A criminal complaint specified Sundine sent the protected party a text message. Sundine was booked into the Dickinson County Jail at 11 p.m. the same day. A non-jury trial in the matter was scheduled for late August, according to a July 20 court filing.

Milford Memorial Library News 07-28-22

A huge thank you to our book sale volunteers. The success of the Friends of the Milford Memorial Library Book Sale is due to your dedication and efforts. We are grateful to our amazing volunteers spending their time organizing, moving and selling the collected materials. The Milford Memorial Library and the Friends of the Milford Memorial Library appreciate all the work put into the book sale, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone next year.

Mobile Food Pantry to return in August

The mobile food pantry from the Food Bank of Iowa is returning again. The free distribution will take place from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Good News Estherville Church parking lot. Recipients are asked not to arrive before 4 p.m. and to remain in their vehicles — do not line up at the door, because the building will be closed. At the July Food Bank, 400 individuals (179 families) received 6,070 pounds of food.

Local students honored at Palmer College of Chiropractic

Anthony Eckert of Spirit Lake graduated with a Doctor Of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic's main campus in Davenport on June 17, 2022. The college also recently announced its spring 2022 Dean's List. Matthew Eckard of Milford was among the honorees.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, has campuses in Davenport; San Jose, California; and Port Orange, Florida.

Black Hills Energy welcomes Lukan as government affairs manager

 Black Hills Energy is pleased to announce that Steven Lukan has joined the company as Manager of Iowa Governmental Affairs.

Board of adjustment votes down Twin Hills proposal

By Seth Boyes - News Editor

The Dickinson County Board of Adjustment on Monday voted against granting a conditional use permit for a proposed 88-unit RV park east of the city of Arnolds Park.

Final curtain for area children’s theatre

By Doris Welle - Staff Writer

When the curtain falls on the July 30 performance of “Rapunzel” at Treasure Village, it will mark the end of an era of musical theatre in the Iowa Great Lakes Region.

Garth and Bonnie Neisess and their family have made the difficult decision to close down the children’s theatre at Treasure Village after 50 years of providing live performances for three to four generations of locals and visitors alike.

CSP ends case claiming city meddled in middle school sale

By Seth Boyes - News Editor

The plaintiff in a case alleging the city of Arnolds Park intentionally tried to deflate a million-dollar real estate sale has decided to dismiss the case.

CSP LLC, a holding company owned by local businessman Neil Slater, filed a motion earlier this month to dismiss its claims against the city. Slater's company first filed its petition in September of 2020. A jury trial was most recently scheduled for February of 2023.

Spirit Lake man charged with enticing a minor

By Seth Boyes - News Editor

A Spirit Lake man has been accused of attempting to obtain sexually explicit images and/or video from a minor more than two years ago.

Driver injured Thursday after striking power pole

By Seth Boyes - News Editor

A Spencer man was injured after his truck left the roadway Thursday afternoon and struck a utility pole south of Hale Slough.

Lake Park man sentenced to 10 years for fatal 2020 rollover

By Seth Boyes - News Editor

A Lake Park man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in April to vehicular homicide.

Christopher Michael Bosma was charged after a July 18, 2020, UTV rollover which resulted in the death of 34-year-old Kelsie Kae Strum of Lake Park. Criminal complaints in the case said Strum was a passenger in the UTV Bosma was driving along the Ed Winkel Memorial Trail in Osceola County that day.

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